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Verizon & TomTom Explore Ways To Implement Road Safety Of Emergency Vehicles

Reportedly, TomTom and Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced that they are working on a 5G innovation project together at TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference aimed at making intersections safe for emergency vehicles with near real-time alerts and information to stamp out fatalities and accidents ...

Travelers Host Event To Highlight Ways To Combat “Distracted Driving”

The Travelers Institute held a conference on “Harnessing Psychology, Tech, and Innovation to Combat Distracted Driving,” on October 2, 2019, at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The awareness drive is a part of the company’s Every Second Matter education series...

The Walmart Foundation Backs Organizations Fighting For Hunger Crunch In Texas

Recently, the Walmart Foundation announced $4 million in grants to organizations working to reduce the hunger crisis in Texas where more than 4 million people battle with hunger, including 1.6 million children, as per Feeding America. Organizations Brighter Bites and Baylor University’s Texas Hung...

United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Unit Gains Order for 183 F-35 Engines

As per reports, Pratt & Whitney unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTX) was awarded a contract to build 183 F-35 engines by Pentagon for the Defense Department amid the fighter struggling with testing glitches. The contract nearly worth $2.2 billion included F-35 engines,112 engines for th...

Travelers Launch Catastrophe Map Viewer To Speed Up Claim Process

Recently, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) introduced the Travelers Catastrophe Map Viewer allowing agents and brokers to view before-and-after photos of disaster-affected areas. The feature will help inform customers about the condition of their property by offering high-resolution aerial images...

Sony & Disney Continue Producing Spiderman Movies Starring Tom Holland

Reportedly, Marvel Studios is set to continue producing the Spider-Man Homecoming series, as announced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios comforting fans fearing that spiderman might vanish from the big screen after the deal between Disney and Sony expired. There were reports of ...

Nexstar Acquires Tribune Media With Hopes of Being Largest Local Television Broadcaster

Recently, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Tribune Media Company for an approximate value of $7.2 billion (including Tribune Media’s outstanding debt). The deal is set to equip Nexstar Media Group with wide coverage and flexibility to reach 39% of U.S. television households a...

Exxon Stepping Forward With $350k For Flood Victims In Texas

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics...

“The Axe Fell” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/31/19

The wait is over and now approximately 80% of the markets' participants have received the .25 point interest rate cut that they were expecting (about 20% wanted a .50 pointcut), unfortunately, the Fed also lowered their ax and served a hawkish message. Fed Chair Jerome Powell stated, “Let me be ...

Apple Exceeds Q3 Earnings & The Cook Is Excited

Apple announced its Q3 earnings on Tuesday after the market closed and exceeded expectations. Revenue of $53.8 billion was reported exceeding analysts' forecast of $53.39 billion. Revenue was up by 1 percent in comparison to the quarter a year ago. Some Key Points from the report: • EPS: Earni...

“Rolling With Apple” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/30/19

The FOMC got their 2-day meeting underway today however we will have to wait until tomorrow to get the interest rate decision. In the meantime, the markets continue to digest another 30% of the S&P 500 earnings reports. What we do not have to wait for anymore is Apple's (AAPL) earnings report ...

P&G Beats Trimmed Expectations Amid Gillette Write-Down

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) released its quarterly earnings ending June 30 on Tuesday this week. Cincinnati-based consumer goods giant confirmed that it performed well enough to exceed Wall Street expectations even after the company had to bear $8 billion charges for its popular Gillet...

“The Wait” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/29/19

The markets were a bit uncommitted & mixed today as it lays in wait for the FOMC decision on Wednesday, July 31. The markets also needed to collect itself in the so-called summer doldrums after establishing all-time highs last week. Let's not for a minute forget that we also have the trade tal...

Exxon Mobil Set To Announce Q2 Earnings On August 2nd!

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

Dow’s Misses Q2 Expectations & Seeks to Reduce Spending

Dow (NYSE: DOW) released its Q2 results last week missing analysts’ expectations. The company is now expected to cut the year spending amid prolonged U.S-China trade dispute and attributes excess supply of ethylene and polyethylene from the United States, China, Korea, and Thailand for disrupti...

McDonald’s Q2 Results Confirm Record Sales Growth

Last week, the U.S fast-food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in released its Q2 2019 results which confirmed that they had performed well beyond ...

“Now Serving Q2 GDP” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/25/19

The markets were served a solid serving of better than expected Q2 GDP results (showing less of a slowdown than expected) today, which seemed to give market participants' enough of a jolt once again and we turned a nice shade of green into Friday's close. We also received a healthy serving soli...

3M Reported It Faces Sluggish Global Economic Growth

3M (MMM) reported its quarterly profit had dropped by 39.3% and believes that it was a result of sluggish global economic growth. Net income a year earlier was reported to be $1.86 billion at $3.07 per share which dropped down to $1.13 billion or $1.92 per share for the quarter ending June 30, thi...

Intel Revenue Falls For Q2 But Beats Analysts’ Estimates

Intel Corporation (INTC) reported its Q2 earnings on Thursday last week and confirmed that revenue fell by 3 percent in comparison to the same period last year. However, Intel managed to beat analysts’ estimates for its major business segments. Earnings per share of $1.06 were reported beating a...

Boeing Reports Q2 As Woes Continue For the Moment

Boeing declared its Q2 earnings on Wednesday this past week, reporting a quarterly loss of $2.9 billion, as its now infamous 737 Max jet continues to remain grounded after two fatal crashes resulting in loss of orders and constant maintenance cost.  Revenues were reported to have dropped to $15.8...

Facebook Q2 Earnings Beat But $5B Settlement & Investigation Surfaces

Facebook (FB) announced its Q2 2019 earnings on Wednesday this week, beating analysts’ expectations. The social media giant also announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has opened an antitrust investigation in addition to the earlier $5 billion privacy settlement over Cambridge Analyti...

“Leo Season” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-27-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Leo Season" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-27-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across...

“Downward Dog” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/25/19

After we flew to new heights in the yesterday, the markets took a decidedly negative ride into the close today. We continued to see several earnings reports surface and many are highlighted in the balance of the letter. The S&P 500 lost 15.89 points or .53% to end the day at 3,003.67. The Do...

Why Did Caterpillar’s Q2 Results Miss Expectations?

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) released its Q2 earnings early on Wednesday which missed Wall Street Expectations. The Company pointed to weak China sales, higher productions and restructured costs for the less than stellar results. The company’s EPS increased by less than 1% to $2.83 in c...

A Bit More On Travelers Q2 Earnings Report Miss!

Travelers released its Q2 profit results on Tuesday, disappointing Wall Street expectations. Claims for the quarter increased by 5.7% to $4.82 billion which led to the decrease in underwriting gain by only 18% to $74 million in the quarter due to the destruction caused strong wind and hailstorms...

High Customer Spend & Fees Push Visa’s Earnings Forward

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported its Q2 earnings on Tuesday and confirmed a solid 33% rise in quarterly profits, beating analysts’ estimates. Payments representing the dollar amount of purchases made with a Visa card rose by 8.7% to $2.23 trillion. The number of transactions rose 11.7% to $35.43 ...

United Technologies Released Q2 Earnings With Positive News For Investors

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) reported its Q2 earnings early on Tuesday this week, exceeding Wall Street expectations. United Technologies earning per share rose to $2.20 a share exceeding analysts' expectations of $2.04. Revenue increased by 17.5% to $19.63 billion beating Wall Stree...

“Climbing To New Levels” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/24/19

The markets climbed to levels today that the investing world has never seen before! The S&P 500 knocked it out the park as it set a new record high of 3,019.59 during intraday trading and closed the day adding 14.09 points or .47% & at 3,019.56. The tech-heavy Nasdaq also charged forward...

Coca-Cola Shares Hit New Record High Today!

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere. Coca-Cola shares opened hit a record high t...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 7-23-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

“All Roses Again?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/23/19

The markets were overwhelmingly positive again today and they even invited the little guys on the Russell 2000 to play. All things seemed to get all roses again when Bloomberg reported that US representatives will be headed over to China Monday to Wednesday next week to once again meet in-person ...

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) Exceeds Q2 Profit Expectations & Expects Interest Rate Cuts

Last week, J.P. Morgan Chase released its Q2 earnings report recently that revealed a $9.65 million profit at $2.82 per share beating analysts’ estimate of $2.50. However, their net interest income was cut by $500 million to $57.5 billion in comparison to $58 billion targets for the previous q...

Goldman Sachs Beats Q2 Expectations While Maintaining Top Deal Maker Position

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Recently, Goldman Sachs released its Q2 earnings report beating Wall Street...

“Technologically Driven” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/22/19

As we count down the handful of trading days left until July 31 when the Fed makes their decision to or not to make their first interest rate reduction in 10 years,  the markets today were overwhelmingly positive and "technologically driven" by some of the name brand tech and so-called FANG stock...

“Choppy Waters” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-20-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Choppy Waters" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-20-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acr...

UnitedHealth Group Beats Q2 Expectations As Optum Revenues Rise

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. Recently, UnitedHealth Group Inc. reported its Q2 earnings recording a 12.7% rise in second-quar...

Microsoft Beats Expectations While Pushing Cloud Strategy

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Recently, Microsoft Corp reported its Q2 sales and profit earnings that beat...

“Drifting Into The Close” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/19/19

After our "Red Wednesday" & "Green Thursday" this week (see the last 2 days of recaps), we seemed to drift and/or selloff across all markets into the close today. The Dow lost 68.77 points today closing down .25% closing at 27,154.20. The S&P 500  gave back 18.50 points or .62% closing...

IBM Reports Beats Q2 Earnings, Records High Growth For Its Cloud Business

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) beat consensus analysts Q2 estimates. The company earned $3.17 per share beating analysts’ estimates of $3.07. Profits were buoyed by high margin growth in its cloud business, amid slow growth in its legacy business including mainfra...

“Green Thursday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/18/19

After yesterday's trading produced a "Red Wednesday" in the markets as I wrote about yesterday, we thankfully received a green or positive move across the board in the markets by the end of today's trading session. The Dow gained 3.12 points today closing up .01% closing at 27,222.97. The S&P...

“Red Wednesday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/17/19

The markets were all in the red today.  Earnings reports continued to roll out with mixed messages as the bank sector (i.e JPMorgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Citigroup (C) & Bank of America (BAC) have led the way but have been countered by the likes of CSX Corporation (CSX) which missed expec...

London Based Fintech Start-Up Raises 330 Million-Euro Backed By Goldman Sachs & Others

A six-year-old London based electronic payments startup, SumUp Inc. secured a 330 million-euro ($371 million) loan backed by Goldman Sachs Private Capital, Bain Capital Credit, and others to meet its expansion goals. “This cash injection will significantly accelerate the growth of our customer b...

Johnson & Johnson Beats Expectations & Raises Full-Year Sales Forecast

Recently, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) lifted its full-year sales forecast 2019 as its cancer drugs Darzalex and Imbruvica beat the sales forecast for the second-quarter earnings. The recent approval of its cancer drug Erleada for J&J's pharmaceuticals unit proved to help push earnings to beat ...

“Little Russell Tags In” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/16/19

The Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index tagged in today & gained a weak .17 points closing at 1,562.00 up .01% but did manage to outperform the remaining indices even though there were a number of earnings beats in larg...

“Interest Parade Continues” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/15/19

The markets moved further into new record territory again today. The locomotive like recent move seems to be continuing to gain its power from the strong belief that we deserve and need an interest rate cut on July 31st when the Fed meets again. However, earnings season is swinging into high gear ...

Nike To Advance Manufacturing Plans In Arizona

Reportedly, Nike is seeking to go ahead with its manufacturing plant facility worth an investment of at least $184 million in Goodyear, Arizona even after the state refused any incentives for the sports brand when it landed into controversy for the release of its sneaker ahead of fourth of July ho...

“Records, Records, Records” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-13-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Records, Records, Records" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-13-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary th...

“More Fed Market Magic” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/12/19

The markets moved sharply higher today. Friday's trading saw both the large caps and the small caps participate. The markets' strength seems to be squarely sitting on the strong shoulders or belief that a quarter-point interest rate cut will likely be in the cards on July 31st. The Dow, S&P 50...

“27K Magic” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/11/19

The markets or at least the large caps today were further buoyed by the warm-and-fuzzy feeling that Fed Chair Jerome Powell has given us this week that a quarter-point interest rate cut would be in the cards by July 31st. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 moved past and/or into record territory whi...

“Markets Love Insurance” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/10/19

The markets today seemed to love the insurance or at least the belief that Fed Chair Jerome Powell provided with his prepared remarks within the semi-annual Monetary Policy Report that he served Congress. Basically, he gave most the feeling that a quarter-point interest rate cut would be in the ca...

“A Medley” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/9/19

The markets seem to be a bit of a medley today as we spent a great deal of it in the red and it was not tasting well.  However, three of the four indices made it back to positive territory at the close. The S&P 500 managed to move up 3.68 points while closing at 2,979.63 down .48% after swimmi...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 7-9-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

“Swing Low” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/8/19

The markets swung lower today as we all shrug off the long holiday week or weekend depending on how you handled Independence Day. Two Dow 30 components that hold a great deal of weight were hit with negative news and sentiment today which helped pull it down.  Apple (AAPL) was yanked down when Ros...

Walt Disney Announces August Release Date For Its Q3 2019 Financial Results

Dow 30 Component, The Walt Disney Company (DIS),  and its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. Reportedly, the Walt Disney Com...

“Independence Week” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-6-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Independence Week" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-6-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range ...

“Job Gains – Market Losses” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/5/19

The markets today were ruled by the news that the US had realized a better than expected jobs report for the month of June. The US economy added 224K new jobs in June which was well above the 161k monthly average in 2019. The June unemployment rate was reported as 3.7% versus 3.6% in May, but still...

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Poised to Aid Investigation of Amazon & Google

Reportedly, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) with members including Walmart Inc, Target Corp, and Best Buy Co to approach Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon.com Inc and Google's "control" over internet search and for damaging competition. The gr...

“Early Fireworks” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/3/19

In this shortened holiday trading day, where the markets closed at 1 pm eastern, we were served an early and brilliant fireworks display in the form of a record day for the S&P 500, Dow and the Nasdaq.  The S&P 500 moved up 22.81 points and closed at 2,995.82 up .77% on the day. The Dow a...

Boeing Reported To Be Compensating Families Of 737 Max Crash Victims

Reportedly, Boeing will be compensating families of the 346 people killed in the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia in October 2018 and March this year respectively. They have set up a $100 million fund to reach victim’s families through local governments and non-prof...

“Bumping Forward” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/2/19

The markets were a bit rocky out of the gate today as they initially dropped post the solid move yesterday after the weekend's news that the US-China trade wars were finding their way forward again. However, by the end of the trading day, the markets regained strength to bump forward once again. Th...

Jamie Dimon On Facebook’s Libra & The Cryptocurrency Era!

The recent cryptocurrency wave excited enthusiasts after JP Morgan Chase launched its cryptocurrency, JPM Coin. But soon after the release, questions were raised on JPM coin being an internal token used to settle transactions within JPM clients and fully controlled by JP Morgan. This year we have ...

A Midyear Visit With The “Dogs of the Dow”

The Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy which proposes that an investor annually selects for investing in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price. As of June 30th or the first half of 2109 the “Dogs of the Dow” have realized ...

“Q3 Cannon” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/1/19

The markets shot out like a cannon this morning but tailed off over the course of the day to finish higher on this first day of July and the first day of Q3 2019. The markets initial reaction seemed to be fueled by positive news that a trade truce materialized between the US & China over the w...

Highlights Of Walgreens Boots Alliance Fiscal 2019 Q3 Results

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) declared its financial results...

Nike Puts Q4 & Full Year Ending May 31, 2019 Financials In The Books

At the end of June, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) announced its Q4 & full-year financials for the period ending May 31, 2019. Its Q4 revenue rose by 4% to $10.2 billion & full-year revenue increased to $39.1 billion up by 7%. Diluted earnings per share for Q4 was $0.62 and $2.49 for the full year. Mar...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 6-30-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

“Goodbye June” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-29-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Goodbye June" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-29-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acro...

“+1955” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/28/19

The markets finished the last day of trading in June on the positive side and at a level representing the best June in the markets since 1955 as the S&P 500 finished up a whopping 6.9% over the course of trading in June. Also, coming off yesterday's 1.9% upward move the Russell 2000, the small...

What To Expect From Nike’s Earning Report This Week?

Reportedly, Nike Inc. will be reporting its fourth-quarter fiscal earnings on Thursday and host a conference call at 5 p.m E.T. The sportswear giant’s stock is almost up by 17% in last one year but here are some recent events that might get you wondering how they  may report: • Nike’s thir...

“Little Russell’s Day!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/27/19

It was the Russell 2000's day today as the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index moved up nicely by 1.9%.  The balance of the markets struggled to find there way again today as it awaits the over reported G-20 Summit -President Trump - Xi Jinpi...

“A Mnuchin Fizzle” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/26/19

The markets initially popped to the positive side today reacting early to a CNBC interview that revealed that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had told CNBC that the "U.S. and China were close to a trade deal, and he's optimistic that progress can be made during weekend talks between President Do...

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Launches The NYSE Board Advisory Council

Reportedly, The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) parent company of NYSE recently announced the launch of the NYSE Board Advisory Council to connect board candidates with NYSE-listed companies and conduct live networking sessions to promote diversity among corporate boards. The advisory council cons...

“Fed Mega Pressure” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/25/19

The markets felt negative pressure today from the further selloff of the mega caps as it digested a tempered and or a clipped alternative approach to monetary policy which was described by Fed Chair Jerome Powell. He seemed to be trying to revise the markets' previous understanding regarding an int...

Goldman Sachs Criminal Case By Malaysia’s 1MDB Postponed To September

U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs criminal case for misappropriation involving $6.5 billion 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bonds was postponed to September 30th, 2019. The defense asked for more time in order to settle on facts and gain more information from their clients abroad. Malaysian p...

“Mixed Conviction Blues” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/24/19

The markets caught a bit of 'mixed conviction blues' this Monday as it laid in wait for further clarity from both Iran situation and the US-China trade wars this week and on the backside of such a significant run this year not to mention the 7-8% run in June alone. The S&P 500 dropped 5.11 poi...

“Dovish Records” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-22-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Dovish Records" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-22-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range ac...

Susquehanna’s Analyst Predicts Visa Shares May Surpass Mastercard

Reportedly, Susquehanna’s analyst James Friedman predicts Visa may surpass shares of the rival MasterCard in the near future. Both Visa and MasterCard's business has been performing quite well and possess extensive growth opportunities. MasterCard shares have seen market growth of ~41% this year...

GlaxoSmithKline & Pfizer Joint Venture Awaits EU Clearance

Last year December, GlaxoSmithKline announced a deal or joint venture with Pfizer's consumer health business. The joint venture was expected to put them in an enviable competitive position in relation to its rivals like Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, and Sanofi. Recently, GlaxoSmithKline offered co...

“Quadruple-Witching Day” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/21/19

Quadruple-witching day presented itself this fine Friday after a week of market jumps & eclipsed records which were fueled by the ongoing flow of dovish comments and confirmations by the Fed.  What is quadruple-witching day?  It is when the markets simultaneously experience the expiration of...

“Breaking Records” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/20/19

Thursday brought forth a record-breaking day for the S&P 500 as it climbed to an intraday all-time high of 2,958.06 prior to closing at 2,954.18 up .95% on the day. The move came after yesterday's Fed motion to leave interest rates alone for the time being while also making it clear that they...

“Dovish Summer Tones” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/19/19

This fine day of summer brought forth the end of the Fed's two-day meeting and along with it came Fed Chair Powell's comments and conclusions. The comments continued to be dovish in nature but officially removed the word "patient." However, interest rates were left alone for now as the FOMC voted 9-...

IBM & Red Hat Combination Reported To Be In Line To Receive EU’s Clearance

Reportedly, EU antitrust regulators are set to approve IInternational Business Machines Corporation (IBM) $34 billion bid for Red Hat, a software company without demanding any concessions. Red Hat represents that is is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a com...

Antisense Focused Stoke Therapeutics’ IPO Is Off To A Great Start Today!

Bedford, Massachusetts-based Stoke Therapeutics is a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression. They develop antisense oligonucleotide medicines that increase gene expression to treat genetic epile...

“Taco Tuesday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/18/19

It was a  "Taco Tuesday special" kind of day for those involved in the markets today as as we continue to wait for the Fed to announce their much-anticipated interest rate decision tomorrow.  In other words the markets charged upward and it tasted good. The S&P 500 ended the session .98% at...

“Tech, Biotech Lead” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/17/19

Overall the markets were up today as it waited for the FOMC to begin its 2-day meeting tomorrow. Attention is once again pointed towards their decision to lower or delay the lowering of interest rates. Consensus still has it that we will not see a rate cut this week but we instead continue to rece...

Recently Morgan Stanley Raised Price Target For Disney

Recently, Morgan Stanley analysts revised their price target on shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) from $135 to $160 predicting its streaming service, Disney+,  will lure more customers than expected. The Media Giant’s streaming service Disney+ is set to launch in the U.S on November 12 &a...

“Cautiously Higher” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-15-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Cautiously Higher," Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-15-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that rang...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 6-16-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Semi Slowing?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/14/19

Negative reports came out of the semiconductor sector today which slowed things to a bit of a halt. This is significant as the sector typically serves as a harbinger for the market and economic conditions. In particular, Global chipmaker Broadcom (AVGO) Ceo Hock Tan gave the world and the markets ...

Caterpillar Asia-Pacific Sales Dragging

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

“Energy Powers?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/13/19

Amazing what a good old fashioned crisis, not to mention an attack on an oil tanker or two, like the unfortunate mishaps that happened not too far the coast of Iran today, will do to move oil prices higher.  And when you move oil prices higher it is generally a good recipe for energy stocks to mo...

Salesforce & Tableau Coming Together To Revolutionize The Digital Era

This week, Salesforce (CRM) the global leader in CRM announced that it is acquiring Tableau, the world’s number one analytics platform via an all-stock transaction. The two global leaders are positioned to come together to revolutionize the digital era enhancing customer experience and encouragi...

“Summer Consumer Inflation?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/12/19

The consumer inflation or CPI reports came in today and basically met expectations. The total CPI & the core CPI (sans food & energy prices) both increased by .1%. What does the mean? Basically, inflation is in check and reinforces the belief that The Fed will likely need to raise interes...

“China 1 – Market 0” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/11/19

I guess the markets' streak of winning days had to end at some point, right?  The recent five consecutive days of upward movement in the markets that we just experienced was a very good run. Did you know that the S&P 500 is up north of 6% just since June 1?  Part of the problem today is that...

Dow 30 Component United Technologies & Raytheon To Unite

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. This week, United Technologies and Raytheon Co, a supplier of military aircraft and missile equi...

“Gracias Mexico” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/10/19

 The markets today push forward for yet the 5th day in a row. A "gracias" or "thank you very much" seems to be in store for our friends located south of the US border,  Mexico! The markets moved swiftly higher after receiving another shot of adrenaline from the tariff related news over the weeke...

Walmart Seeks To Strengthen Local Community Engagement Through The “Walmart Rise Initiative “

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) recently announced that their program called "Walmart Rise initiative" is positioned to empower local communities while simultaneously allowing local communities to become closer and to deepen their connection. As a part of the initiative, the company will shell out an ...

“Fed Power!” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-8-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Fed Power!",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-8-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acro...

“Four For You” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/7/19

The markets this Friday once again performed for you which now makes it four consecutive days of positive movement.  Today we received the May employment report which the consensus determined that it came in "soft." In other words, the job creation & the average hourly earnings growth came i...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 6-9-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Three’s A Charm” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/6/19

Today marked the third consecutive day that the broad markets moved higher.  Stories that the tariffs on Mexico that are set to go in effect on Monday next week could possibly be delayed or shortlived, flew across the world wide web today and seemed to add just enough power for the markets to mar...

FCC Votes To Allow Carriers & Companies To Block Unwanted “Robocalls”

Reportedly, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted recently to allow phone companies to block unwanted calls by default in order to curb misleading and annoying calls. The body also voted to allow carriers to let companies block any call, not on the contact list of a customer if op...

“Loving Cut” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/5/19

Participants and pundits alike seemed to believe and love the idea that the Fed will be cutting interest rates this year and possibly even as soon as their next meeting. This belief was fueled by Fed Chair Jerome Powell's recent comments assuring the Fed would do what it had to do to continue expa...

“2% For Everyone” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/4/19

Wow! It is amazing what 24 hours of time, a new belief that the markets were oversold and a few interest rate adjustment comments from the Fed can do for the markets.  We had our best day in the markets since January this year as the markets moved 2% or higher across the board. Everyone is appare...

“To Trust or Antitrust” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/3/19

At least the world order these days is consistent in providing the markets with enough reasons to be concerned and/or continue to fuel the sell-off. Today the bearish theme for the tape was fed another serving from the US-China trade wars.  This time the entree was a slice of Chinese negative pie...

“Hello, Mexico!!!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/31/19

The markets' crashed today post President Trump's declared threat of imposing a new 5% tariff became clear. This tariff could possibly go in effect as early as June 10th and did not have anything to do with China. This time it's in store for our good ol' friends that live south of the border that ...

“Look Out Below” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-1-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Blitzed",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-1-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across ...

Nike Plans To Release Q4 Fiscal 2019 Financial Results Thursday, June 27, 2019

Reportedly, Nike’s fourth-quarter financial results 2019 to be declared on June 27, 2019, at 1:15 pm Pacific Time approximately. The management team will host a conference call at 2.00 pm PT to review the results, to be broadcasted live over the internet at http://investors.nike.com. A recorded ...

How Will The African Swine Fever Affect McDonald’s?

As per reports, the recent African swine fever could alter the fast-food giant Mc Donald’s menu offerings. McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook stated, “African swine fever hurts us a little on the pork". "That limits the movements of pork and pushes it up here in the U.S." as reported to CNBC. ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 6-2-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Inverted Waters” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/30/19

The markets' waters remained a bit rough again today but they ended up for the most part as we glided into the close,  except for the Russell 2000 which lost .3% and closed at 1485.53. The S&P 500 ended the session up .21% at 2788.86. The Dow ended higher by 43.47 points and ended up .17% cl...

INSIDER BUYING ALERT: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) Director Michael Dinkins

One of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the US and a leading operator of acute care hospitals in communities across the country, Community Health Systems, Inc (CYH) hit an intraday high of $3.06/share & a low of $2.895/share today and closed the day at $2.93/share down 4.56% on...

“Rare Earth Fears” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/29/19

It was quite a day that was full of fear and volatility in the markets. The US-China trade wars continued to produce its daily headlines on cue and the markets crashed early on with it but began to recover towards the end of the day. The S&P 500 ended the session down .69% at 2783.02 above its...

“A Mighty Nice Start…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/28/19

It was a mighty nice welcome back today, that is, for the first part of the markets trading session as it was relatively on fire. However, as the day proceeded the markets began to accelerate its losses into the close and fizzle.  The markets overall still seem to be trying to get comfortable wit...

“Swinging Lower” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-25-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Swinging Lower",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-25-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that rang...

“Favorable Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/24/19

Prior to all of us in the US made our way to the exit doors today for a wonderful 3-day Memorial Day Weekend, the sun shined on the markets once again & many risk assets headed relatively north. Part of the reason that the day was slightly more favorable is that late Thursday trade tensions w...

PTAB Rules Palo Alto Networks Failed to Prove Cybersecurity Firm Finjan’s 154 Patent Unpatentable

Established more than 20 years ago, Finjan is a globally recognized leader in cybersecurity. Their  inventions are embedded within a strong portfolio of patents focusing on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threats on a real-time, ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 5-26-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Main Concerns” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/23/19

The markets fell today as we all had many concerns.  It was one of those days that felt as though our coveted ice cream cone had been dropped before we got the first taste.  The main concerns swirling around the markets and the world today were of the trade war tensions variety, economic growth ...

“Trade War Jitters?”

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published May 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "Trade War Jitters?" Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Gro...

“Cobra Kai Wins…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/22/19

The markets these days feel a bit like being in a "Karate Kid" movie where one day you wake up to getting your rear kicked by the Cobra Kai and the next morning you are performing the crane kick and winning the tournament. Today, unfortunately, volatility swung to the dark side as the Cobra Kai wa...

“Easy Peasy” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/21/19

Yes, it was a bit more "easy peasy lemon squeezy" today in the markets today folks as the technology sector/the "US-China trade war" headlines that dragged us down again yesterday managed to loosen their stranglehold. Out of the starting blocks today, the markets were met with the overnight news ...

Delayed Spring Slows Q1 Growth But Home Depot Reaffirms Guidance?

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with retail stores all across North America. The Home Depot sells building materials and home improvement products, as well as lawn and garden supplies, and provides installation, home maintenance, and professional servic...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 5-21-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

INSIDER BUYING ALERT: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) Director James S. Ely III

One of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the US and a leading operator of acute care hospitals in communities across the country, Community Health Systems, Inc (CYH) hit an intraday high of $3.29/share & a low of $3.115 today and closed the day at $3.28 up nicely 3.14% on 1.23 m...

“Uncomfortable Tech Drag” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/20/19

The technology sector as it specifically relates to the US-China trade war dragged us down again today.  Headlines and actions out of large chipmakers like Intel to Qualcomm were flying as they were complying with the US's new tech ban.  This ban is forcing them to proceed to cut off the suppl...

Goldman Sachs Stepping In As Stabilizing Agent For Saudi Arabia’s Arabian Centres

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is reportedly stepping in this week to act as a stabilizing agent for Saudi Arabia’s mall owner Arabian Centres. Arabian Centres recently raised 2.47 billion riyals (US $659 million) via their initial public offering (IOP).  This IPO was Saudi Arabia’s sinc...

3M Closes Near 52-wk Low Post Results Misses & Litigation Concerns

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world....

“Shifting Sentiment” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-18-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Shifting Sentiment",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-18-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that r...

Why Is Goldman Sachs Reducing Emerging Market Exposure?

it was reported this week that Goldman Sachs Asset Management is reducing their "excess exposure" to emerging market currencies, debt, and U.S. corporate credit, due to the strained trade relationship between two global powers the United States and China. The bank said the decision is here to stay...

Why Are Companies Using IBM’s New Business Transactional Intelligence (BTI) For Supply Chain Disruptions?

IBM launched its Business Transactional Intelligence (BTI) at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit on the 14th of May 2019. The BTI solution is reported to provide meaningful and informative data to companies to help manage their supply chain variations or irregularities. Further, it uses ma...

American Express Announces Its Quarterly Dividend To Be Paid 8/9/19

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. A Quarterly dividend of $0.39 ...

Will The US-China Trade War Hit Apple The Most?

China’s decision to raise the tariffs on a number U.S goods (set to go effective June 1, 2019) after President Donald Trump threatened to raise the tariff on Chinese products came as a blow to the technology giant Apple, pulling down its stock by 6% as per reports in trading yesterday. Many bel...

“Descending With China” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-11-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Descending With China",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-11-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary tha...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 5-12-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Safety, Please?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/7/2019

U.S. equities tanked today as investors fled to safety after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer joined the President’s recent tweet parade by issuing a statement that the tariffs on Chinese goods would be increased from 10% to 25% at 12:01 am on May 10, 2019.  This spurred stories that...

Goldman Sachs Announces New Leadership For Global Equities Trades & Execution Services Team

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) announced the retirement of Brian Levine, co-head of global equities trades and execution services in a memo published by the bank. Philip Berlinski and Jeff Nedelman to join the existing co-head, Michael Daffey and jointly lead the global equities and execution serv...

“More Caffeine Please” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/6/2019

U.S. equities overall did not fare well on Monday and required that many of us, including yours truly, add another cup of Joe to stay alert and on top of things. I wish it tasted as well as the richly pictured cup above but this was not the case. This downward move came on the backside of the Pr...

Boeing 737 Skids Into Florida River, No Casualties Reported

A Boeing 737 800 chartered plane operated by Miami Air International skidded off the runway into the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida on May 3rd at 9.40 pm approximately, as per reports. The aircraft carrying 143 people including seven crew members were arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 5-4-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

Online Sales Focus Boosts Adidas Profits

Adidas (ADDYY) reported that operating margin rose 1.4 percentage points to 14.9% percent in Q1. Under Chief Executive Kasper Rorsted 's leadership, the company is witnessing a significant rise in operating margin.  Rorsted's major focus was on expansion in North America and Asia via online sale...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 5-4-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-4-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a va...

Walmart To Impement New Employee Structure For Its Stores

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is testing out ways to implement new employee structure in its stores. The company aims to reduce its mid-level store managers move in an attempt to reduce its labor cost but at the same time channelizing the right talent in the company. Wal-morts additional goal is to...

McDonalds Announces Its First Quarter Results Ending March 31, 2019

The American fast-food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) announced this week its first-quarter earnings for the year on April 30, 2019. As per reports, McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook stated “We started the year strong with our 15th consecutive quarter of p...

McDonald’s Announces 15th Consecutive Quarter of Positive Global Comparable Sales

The American fast-food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) announced its Q1 earnings on April 30, 2019. As per reports, McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook stated “We started the year strong with our 15th consecutive quarter of positive global comparable sales, r...

“The Digital Economy & World Markets” Vista Partners April 2019 Macro Economic & Investment Newsletter 4-30-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published April 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "The Digital Economy & World Markets." Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Compone...

Will More Detailed Training Of Pilots On 737 Max Aircraft Produce More Trust?

Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing pilots at American Airlines Group Inc. have demanded a more informative, recurring and detailed training on the Boeing's 737 Max aircraft operations as submitted to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The pilots have raised concerns and expressed...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-27-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-27-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

Boeing Forced To Remove Jet Airways Orders From Backlog

Indian airline Jet Airways has faced a recent crisis in their business which forced a  suspension of their operations on April 17, 2019. The suspension also pushed them to put a hold its orders for Boeing’s 200 737 Max single-aisle jets and 10 787 Dreamliner wide-body jets. The Mumbai-based ai...

The Procter & Gamble Releasing Earnings Tuesday April 22nd

P&G to hold a conference call at 8.30 am Eastern Time on Tuesday to report its earnings. Currently, the company’s stock is up 15.4 percent year to date. Here are recent moves and actions by P&G: Concentrated on organic growth steered by demand rather by discounts. Had a strong star...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-27-2019

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-20-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

Is Amazon Closing Down Their China E-commerce Offering?

Amazon recently announced that it will close down its online e-commerce operations in China by July 18 due to low profits and stagnant growth. The move came in after the e-commerce giant faced severe competition from China’s rooted e-commerce sites like Tmall (Alibaba Group Holding's) and JD.com...

Wealth Management & Cost Cutting Measures Lead The Charge for Morgan Stanley In Q1

Market conditions have been weak for Morgan Stanley (MS) and other Wall Street Banks, due to slower investment banking related activities in the first quarter of 2019. However, the 6th-largest US bank Morgan Stanley managed to beat wall street's expectations as its wealth management (where it ga...

J&J Accelerates Quarterly Profits

Recently, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced that their Q1 earnings which exceeded market expectations. The company highlighted how their drug Stelara, used for the treatment of psoriasis and Crohn's disease, enjoyed a double-digit increase of about 32% bringing it to  $1.41 billion & now ...

Walmart Pushes Further Into Kids Apparel Business With Kidbox Partnership

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is apparently attempting to leave no stone unturned in order to grow its overall apparel business in a number of ways be it partnering with Lord & Taylor, launching exclusive clothing lines by roping in celebrities or adding hundreds of apparel brands on its website...

Goldman Letting Go of Nearly 100 Employees In New York

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Goldman employs approximately 36,000 people worldwide. After Goldman reported ...

Race For 5G Is On!

Major US phone companies are battling to build in the market for high-speed networks. As per analyst Simon Flannery, Morgan Stanley Sprint’s 5G service launch could pose risk to the other players in the market. Flannery stated in a report "We will be very interested in the performance and prici...

How Will Big Blue’s Red Hat Deal Look Post Their Earnings Report On April 16th?

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. IBM or "Big Blue" reports its Q1 2019 earnings tomorrow, Tuesday prior to the market's open. Many are wondering how we might begin to see the significant contribution and growth...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-13-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-13-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

Caterpillar Inc. Schedules Q1 2019 Financial Results April 24th Teleconference

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

Will Apple (AAPL) Shares Soar for Nine Straight Days?

Shares of Tech giant Apple (AAPL) have soared for eight days in a row closing at $199.44/share on Friday, April 5th. Apple shares still remain ~15% lower than October 2018 record $233.47. Will they Soar for nine straight days? It looks like they just might as they are currently up 1.33% today at ...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-6-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-6-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a va...

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Holds More Than 50.1M Shares of J.P Morgan (JPM)

JP Morgan has become the 9th largest stock holding for the American multinational conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway, with more than 50.1 million shares. Berkshire also holds positions in Bank of America (BAC), Goldman Sachs (GS), Bank of New York Mellon (BK-PC), and PNC Financial (PN...

Intel Wrestles Away Qualcomm’s CFO George Davis

This week it was reported that Intel Corporation (INTC) hired away Qualcomm's now-former CFO George Davis to fill in their CFO post that has been vacated since January. Davis joined Qualcomm in 2013 and served the company as mobile chip supplier chief and was also a part of the executive committe...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 4-3-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

Boeing 737 Max Grounding delays Launch Of Seasonal Routes By Air Canada

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and ...

Intel Capital Continues To Grow Its Appetite For Israeli Start-ups

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Intel's venture arm Intel Capital founded in 1991 has invested US$12.4 billion in 1,544 compani...

Perella Weinberg Partners Plucks A Couple of Goldman Execs

Wall Street veterans Joe Perella and Peter Weinberg founded Perella Weinberg Partners LP in 2006. The firm deals in mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Recently, it was reported that Parella plucked Clinton Ray and Guy Morgan from the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in order to expand its Europ...

Did “Chinese iPhones” Just Get Cheaper?

Apple (AAPL) slashed the prices of several of the products sold on its official Chinese online store on Monday - and it wasn't an April Fools' Day prank. The tech giant lowered its prices on some of its biggest sellers like the iPhone, the iPad, AirPods, and Mac computers by up to 6%. An iPhone X...

Saudi Arabian Airline flyadeal “Holding Off” on Boeing Order

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and ...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-30-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-30-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

Goldman Sachs Fined 34.3 Million Pounds By FCA

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. The Multinational Investment bank has been fined by Britain’s Financial Aut...

Judge Beth Labson Freeman of U.S. District Court for N.D. of California Adopted/Ordered Claim Constructions on 6 of 10 Finjan’s Patents Against Sonicwall

Palo Alto-based Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN) is a globally recognized pioneer in cybersecurity. Finjan, Inc.'s inventions are embedded within a strong portfolio of patents focusing on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threat...

Industry Impact of Grounding Boeing’s 737 MAX

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and ...

“Bull Market Hopping?” Vista Partners March 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 3-27-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published March 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "Bull Market Hopping?" Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging...

“Sharply” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/22/2019

Stocks in the US markets moved sharply lower today as they were fed reports that Germany & US manufacturing tumbled in March which seemed to ignite the fear that global growth is slowing even further than anticipated.  Germany's manufacturing industry indeed has dropped for the 3rd consecut...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-23-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-23-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

“A Struggle to Digest” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/21/2019

Stocks in the US markets finished the day higher after moving lower in the morning.  The markets seemed to initially be struggling to digest the Fed's decision yesterday afternoon where they left interest rates alone &  further suggested that they would not raise them in 2019. However, tech...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-16-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-16-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks In Focus" section, featured...

Verizon Launches 5G in Two U.S. Cities

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) seems to have won in the race to release the first fifth-generation mobile services. The 5G services were launched in two United States cities: Chicago and Minneapolis. The services come at an additional cost of $10 for those customers with existing unlimited plans...

Is It Really Possible That Apple’s New Streaming Service Could Pull 100 Million Subscribers?

In a couple of weeks, Dow 30 component and tech giant Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil its plan for its new streaming service that will likely debut in the fall of this year, and Daniel Ives - an analyst from Wedbush Securities - is boldly predicting but without risk that the new platform could...

“A Little Mixed Up” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/12/2019

The major indices were mixed today with two of the three seeing gains while the Dow ended the day in the red. The S&P 500 increased 0.3% (8.22 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.44% (32.97 points). The Dow was dragged down by Boeing (BA) once again today, and by the time the market closed, it ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 3-12-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-9-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-9-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

“Very Volatile” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/5/2019

It was a very volatile session for U.S. stocks today with major indices flip-flopping several times between gains and losses before finally ending just in the red. The Nasdaq finished the day down 0.02% (1.21 points) while the S&P 500 dropped 0.11% (3.16 points). After several twists and turns...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 3-4-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-2-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-2-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

“On Fed’s Wings” Vista Partners February 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 2-27-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published February 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "On Fed's Wings." Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging G...

The Home Depot Recognized for Being a Leader in Climate Action

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with retail stores all across North America. The Home Depot sells building materials and home improvement products, as well as lawn and garden supplies, and provides installation, home maintenance, and professional service ...

Roche Looks to Acquire Spark & Its Attractive Gene Therapy Platform

Roche recently placed a $4.8 billion bid or $114.50/share for the Philadelphia-based gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ: ONCE). This is thought to place Roche at the forefront of the race for developing treatments for rare, debilitating diseases including blindness, haemophilia ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 2-22-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-23-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-23-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-16-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-16-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 2-14-19) (Happy Valentines Day!)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

Are Scientists Really In A Rat Race to Make Drinkable Weed?

With the legalization of marijuana spreading throughout the US and the world, the race is apparently on to develop new and a wide variety of cannabis products as reported by Bloomberg this week. One of the categories with the largest potential is the cannabis-infused beverages market which could b...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update (2-9-19) Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-9-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

Dow and USA Luge Team Renew Partnership

Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. Dow combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials sc...

Largest Bank Deal in Nearly a Decade to Take Place Between BB&T and SunTrust

BB&T Corp, a U.S. regional lender, announced that it will buy its rival SunTrust Banks Inc for nearly $28 billion in stock. This will be the biggest bank merger since the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The deal is expected to close later this year. Until the Trump Administration eased back the c...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 2-6-19) (31 now!)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-31-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-2-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-2-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

“Global Expansion Slows” Vista Partners January 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 1-30-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published January 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "Global Expansion Slows." Vista's monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Gold, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Mining, Natural...

Travelers Reports Q4 and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and busines Travelers reported fourth quarter 2018 earnings of $2.13 per share, missing estimates that called for $2.315 per share. Travelers, which reported its earnings ...

SmartAg Driverless Tractors to be Ready for Fall 2019 Harvest

SmartAg, an ag tech company, announced that it plans to have its autonomous grain cart system, AutoCart, ready for commercial use by the 2019 fall harvest. The company first unveiled the new concept last year and prepared twelve prototypes that were used throughout last years harvest. Now they s...

Walmart “Walks Out” On Google

Walmart (WMT) is reportedly "walking out" on Google (GOOGL) after deciding to no longer make their products available on the tech giant's Google Shopping Actions or Google Express delivery service. The two companies' collaboration was an attempt to dethrone Amazon (AMZN) as the top online retaile...

Current Beats, Meets & Misses of Dow 30 Company Q4 Earnings Reports (1-25-19)

With the fourth quarter of the fiscal year having come to a close we are squarely in the "earnings season' again.  The components of the Dow 30  have also begun releasing their current Q4 earnings reports and we have seen seven of the Dow 30 components beat  estimates, one company meet estimates...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-26-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-26-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-24-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

“I Have A Dream…” – Happy MLK Jr. Day!

After a week of gains, investors will get some time to relax on Monday as the markets close in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today's holiday celebrating the beloved civil rights leader was first celebrated on the federal level in 1986 after being signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. B...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-19-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-19-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

INVO Bioscience & Ferring Pharmaceuticals Close Exclusive U.S. Licensing Agreement to Commercialize INVOcell™ For Treatment of Infertility

INVO Bioscience (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO Procedure, is a disruptive new technology & is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural a...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-18-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

Dow Seeking to Lead Charge To End Plastic Waste in the Environment

Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. Dow combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials sc...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-12-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-12-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-12-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-12-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

Tyler Haney’s “Outdoor Voices” Shaking Up the Athletic Apparel Scene in New Chicago Store

In a retail category full of giants that include the likes of Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas, the growing women's and men's athletics apparel company Outdoor Voices has landed and put roots now in the Windy City. Outdoor Voices, based out of Austin, Texas and founded in 2014 in New York City, uses...

Boeing CEO Named Aviation Week 2018’s Person of the Year

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA)  is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.  A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing product...

General Electric Sees Shares Rise After Potential Apollo Bid on Jet-Leasing Segment

General Electric Company (GE), headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut,  is a worldwide infrastructure and financial services company. It combines outstanding engineering with software and analytics to help the world tackle its biggest challenges: energy, health, and transportation. Apollo Global ...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-5-18…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-5-18!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

“A Hiring Heat Wave” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/4/2019

After a disappointing day yesterday, the stocks surged today, ending the week on a much happier note. The S&P 500 saw a rise of 3.43% or 84.05 points thanks to advances in technology stocks. Also reaping the benefits of gains in tech shares, the Nasdaq closed today with an increase of 4.26% or...

Boeing To Update All of Spanish Chinook Helicopters

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA)  is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.  A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products...

Largest Pharmaceutical Deal Ever to Take Place Between Bristol-Myers and Celgene

In the biggest pharmaceutical deal ever, Bristol-Myers Squibb will buy Celgene for $74 billion, combining two the largest cancer drug businesses in the world. Wall Street analysts have questioned whether this merge would solve the individual challenges the two companies face. The companies have st...

“A Slippery Slope” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/3/2019

The second day of business of 2019 saw U.S. stocks slide, making the second market day of the new year a dreary one. The S&P 500 fell 2.48%, that is 62.14 points. With its biggest drop since Christmas Eve, the Dow fell 660.2 points or 2.83%. To round it all out the Nasdaq tumbled 3.04% or 202....

“Starting the New Year Off Right?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 1/2/2019

The market had a choppy first session of 2019, with stocks clawing back from early losses to end Wednesday with gains. The S&P 500 just squeaked out of the red at the end of the session with gains of 0.13% (3.18 points). The Nasdaq rose 0.46% (30.66 points), and the Dow was just barely in the ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-2-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-1-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

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