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What’s Behind The Black Friday Boycott?

What’s Behind The Black Friday Boycott?

A number of retailers have announced that they will not be participating in Black Friday, but what are the reasons behind such a decision? Outdoor and apparel retailer REI announced this Monday that it would be closed on Black Friday, […]

In the Know: What’s Ailing Biotech?

In the Know: What’s Ailing Biotech?

In the Know: Professionals at Franklin Templeton Investments offer a quick but insightful update on a pressing investment topic. Concerns about profitability and valuations had already infected US biotechnology stock prices in September when increased political and media attention on […]

Procter & Gamble (PG): Organic Growth Ahead…Maybe?

Procter & Gamble (PG): Organic Growth Ahead…Maybe?

P&G’s earnings report was well received by the market last week. Currency-neutral earnings per share grew 12%, margins expanded nicely, and management’s expectations for improving organic sales growth trends were reaffirmed. After analyzing the report, we are happy to keep […]

Herbalife Ltd.

Tilson: “Two big bombs just dropped on Herbalife Ltd. (HLF)”

Excerpted from Whitney Tilson’s email to investors titled “Damning video of Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson; Bombshell investigative report “The American Scheme: Herbalife’s Pyramid ‘Shake’down”; Drug firm CEO Martin Shkreli admits being a ‘jackass’” 1) Two big bombs just dropped on Herbalife. […]

Are Portfolio Decisions Feeding Volatility?

Are Portfolio Decisions Feeding Volatility?

Are Portfolio Decisions Feeding Volatility? by Brian Brugman and Martin Atkin, AllianceBernstein Markets had been unusually calm until risk surged in late August. Bigger portfolio shifts when volatility is rising may be magnifying the spikes, making markets harder to navigate. […]