Tag: companies

  • Africa

    Johannesburg Stock Exchange

    With a history going back to 1887, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has developed into a world-class stock exchange with more than 400 company listings and a market capitalization of more than $182 billion. Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the JSE’s size and capitalization make it the largest exchange on the continent as well as placing it in the top ten largest exchanges in the ...

  • North America

    Nasdaq Exchange

    Based in New York City, the NASDAQ Stock Market, referred to simply as NASDAQ, is owned by the NASDAQ OMX Group. NASDAQ has more than 3,200 companies and corporations listed, of which 335 are non-U.S. companies, representing all industry sectors from 35 countries. Through the NASDAQ Global Platform Select Market, companies throughout the world have access to U.S. capital formation, thereby ...

  • Investing

    Value Investing

    An Investor’s Best Strategy: Value InvestingValue Investing is seen by many as a form of “smart investing”, as it is in many ways the polar opposite of speculation and impulse buying (or selling). The reputation of value investing has been polished by its association with legendary investor Warren Buffett. Buffett, however, has refined the original concept of value investing from ...

  • Asia

    Bombay Stock Exchange

    Located at Dalal Street, Mumbai, India, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is the oldest exchange in Asia, and with more than 4,700 companies listed, it is believed to have the greatest number of listings in the world. Together with the National Stock Exchange of India, the BSE accounts for significant volumes of share trading in Asia.

  • Europe

    Athens Stock Exchange

    The Athens Exchange, also known as the Athens Stock Exchange or ATHEX, is operated and managed by a council that consists of the Athens Exchange vice president and chairman, and one representative from each of the following: Bank of Greece, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, listed companies, investment funds and brokers’ corporations. Becoming a member of the Athens ...

  • Strategies

    Outsourcing

    The stock market seems to love outsourcing, and cutting jobs at home seems to be the panacea for all the developed countries of the world. Why have manufacturing plants with those blue-collar guys, when the entire emerging world waits at your beck and call? Call-Centers are the new mantra from the land of Gurus, and executives only need to sit back and count the cash!

  • Australasia

    Australian Securities Exchange

    The Australian Securities Exchange was previously known as the Australian Stock Exchange, and changed its name in December 2006, but is still referred to as ASX. It is ranked the 8th largest stock exchange in the world, and has listings of approximately 2,000 stocks, with around 99,300 trade transactions moving through the ASX on a daily basis. Trading floors are no longer in ...

  • Strategies

    Associations

    It is not uncommon in stock market circles to hear murmurs of protest about company executives spending time and money on Association activities. Industry bodies do not produce tangible or direct results every quarter! It is true that significant resources can be lost in doing work for an Association on individual company time, and perhaps all members may not contribute in equal measure, ...

  • Companies

    Merril Lynch

    As a subsidiary of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch provides a range of financial services world-wide. Prior to being acquired by Bank of America during the financial crisis of 2008, Merrill Lynch was listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a publicly owned company. Following the transition to a subsidiary of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch absorbed the global banking and wealth management ...

  • Companies

    Playboy

    There is no need to feel shy about holding this stock! Entertainment is serious business, and entirely legitimate from a U.S. stock market view point. Playboy is a pragmatic organization, and has shown the flexibility and resilience to adapt to evolving customer needs. It is therefore as loved by large segments of today’s readers and customers, as it was when the founder was a younger ...

  • Companies

    Nyse Group

    We may be in an age during which exchanges compete strongly for the best listings, but the New York Stock Exchange, now known as NYSE Euronext, stands firm as a stock market which companies strive to list on. Executives consider it a great honor to ring a bell and to start a trading day at the NYSE. This institution represents the best stock market traditions. It is a credit to its host ...

  • Management

    Retention

    Human Resources constitute a unique asset, because unlike money and physical units, you cannot turn it up at will, even with better prices! There is a widespread notion in some stock market circles that better pay can bring in top management talent in droves. Perhaps this used to be the case decades ago, but extended economic growth in all sizeable markets can changed the demand supply ...