Tag: investment

  • South America

    Santiago Stock Exchange

    Founded in 1893 the Santiago Stock Exchange (SSE) – or Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago as it is known locally – is the dominant stock exchange for Chile. The founding of the SSE was a vitally important step towards injecting life into the national economy. When it was founded there were already 329 Incorporated Companies – many of which were in the mining industry. The SSE has since gone ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Management

    Mergers Acquisitions

    Are we blinded by the publicity blitz which hits the stock market whenever there is some Merger and Acquisition activity? When did you last see a Net Present Value comparison of acquisition versus an organic growth alternative? Could the objectives of acquisition have been met through a strategic partnership? Has an executive team or a promoter taken off on an ego trip with your money?

  • Companies

    Deutsche Bank

    Stock market conventions do not apply to Deutsche Bank. Analyses of statutory financial statements do not reflect the new dynamism which has begun to permeate this company. Deutsche Bank has a fresh approach to all its global markets, and the prospects in the stock market for such moves are pleasing indeed! Deutsche Bank offers the stock market superior prospects as compared to its peers in ...

  • Companies

    Johnson Johnson

    The stock market may be forgiven for schizophrenic impressions of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). The company’s products save lives, are entirely dependable, and many are gentle enough to use on the new born. However the marketing of JNJ is like the behavior of a ferocious dog, giving no quarter to any competitor!

  • Companies


    Promoting itself as the "world’s local bank", HSBC has its headquarters in London, with an international network including 8,500 offices in 86 countries and territories in Europe, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. More than 220,000 shareholders located in 119 countries and territories hold HSBC Holdings' shares, which are listed on stock exchanges in London, ...

  • Companies


    Stock market impressions of Hitachi vary more than normal for most other companies. This could be because of the very different shares the company commands in its various business lines. It is a clear leader in many heavy industries, and highly respected by its industrial clients. However, the consumer business is rather different, and Hitachi's technical product features do not always find ...

  • Companies

    Goldman Sachs

    No stock market quarter questions their judgments and valuations. Goldman Sachs is the inventor and a pioneer when it comes to basic stock market conventions that have become universal standards over the last 100 years. Ventures of today which make plans to raise public funds for their business plans essentially use ideas which Goldman Sachs introduced in the early 1900s. The company has ...

  • Workplace

    With the proliferation of new investment programs and federal regulations that encourage savings for business owners and employees alike, workplace investment advisors have gained popularity and are fueling radical changes in how retirement planning products are sold and how plans are funded.

  • Sectors


    Stock market investors must wonder if public utilities can ever be run for profit! Civil and electrical engineers and others with specialized knowledge of keeping us supplied with water, electricity, and other necessities of community living, may have little option but to grind on in business, but can investors with arrays of attractive suitors really pick securities of companies in ...

  • Companies

    Companies that compete for funds in order to generate profits, are a driving force behind the stock market system. Although government securities cannot match the value appreciation potential of private professionally managed ventures, the risks of backing a government entity are likely to be minimal.