Tag: sectors

  • Utilities

    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 ...

  • Telecom

    The stock market community is generally suspicious of rash statements, but Telecommunication majors have the dubious distinction of getting the better of the most conservative financial circles with some glib talk! The number of subscribers is a much touted statistic, but reflection will show that indeterminate numbers of these do not yield any critical mass of recurring revenue. There can ...

  • Manufacturing

    The stock market may have become so enamored of computer related businesses and information technology, that some investors now neglect traditional manufacturing enterprises. Large physical assets, blue-collar employment, and multi-step production processes, which were once icons of the industrial revolution, are now looked down upon with scorn. Commercial realty has even replaced some ...

  • Niche

    There is a popular conception that the stock market never forgives a quarter which is not way ahead of the same one last year! There is plenty of substance to these kinds of stock market expectations, but does it drive managements around the bend?

  • Mining

    Labor is a fly for the stock market community in the ointment of mining stocks. Technological progress only supplements the essential role played by metals and ores in our lives. No base metal has been done away with in any significant measure, as a result of new industrial processes - on the contrary, the use of alloys for specialized materials has increased in many fields. Companies with ...

  • Trends in Stockmarkets

    Stock Market Trends in the Economy The stock market environment has experienced over a decade of market reforms in countries such as China, Russia, and India, which were excessively and bureaucratically regulated earlier. The effects of such sweeping liberal moves reach beyond national boundaries, since markets are now so inter-related. The best companies now list on more than one stock ...

  • Biotech

    Have you ever kicked yourself for not picking a stock market champion in time? Well, you are far from alone if this has been the case, for it is frustratingly common to miss great value appreciation opportunities! Fear of failure keeps the stock market sitting on the fence, instead of plunging headlong in to new avenues to profit. Reports and actual experience of ideas that sound good, but ...

  • Consumer Goods

    Every stock market investor is also a consumer. Each of us makes purchase decisions for goods and services, almost every day. Most brand categories are affected by influencers and sellers, apart from direct consumers. Consumer behavior is at the heart of Marketing as a business function. The stock market community has only relatively vague and rather subjective ways of knowing about the ...

  • High Tech

    21st Century Business Technology has always been a key stock market driver. Some of the most enduring ways to create value emanate from new abilities to fulfill unmet needs. Research and Development has always been an evolutionary function, alternating between dramatic breakthroughs and continuous but marginal improvement. There are three 21st century trends that have begun to spawn new ...

  • Energy

    While the energy sector of an economy relies primarily on fossil fuels, and this is certainly true of the US, the focus is shifting toward ecologically sound alternative sources of energy. This is in keeping with global awareness of the potential long-term damaging effects of fossil fuels on the environment. This shift toward alternative energy sources may be seen by some as too little, too ...

  • New Business and Industry Sectors

    Why do some initiatives fail to make the stock market grade, while apparently similar ones enjoy unprecedented successes? Experts say that information technology is different in key respects from dotcoms, but lay people may be forgiven for wondering why some computer and Internet use is so profitable, while others seem to have no commercial application whatsoever. Why could the dotcoms not ...

  • Northwest

    NorthWest Airline merged with Delta Air Lines on 31 January 2010. Anyone on the stock market who has taken a Northwest flight is unlikely to be an ardent lover of the airline’s plebian service. Punctuality and safety records may match the competition, and travel agents may offer attractive deals, but the cabin crew measure up poorly against peers from Singapore, India, Malaysia, Thailand, ...