Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Case for Time Warner and AT&T

When it comes to these large deals, beyond the excitement of the original deal planning and execution, the drama is not over even after the price has been agreed on.When it comes to mega-mergers like AT&T purchasing Time Warner, there … Continue reading

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China Indicates Worrying Pivot

Last year, many investors saw a large slowdown occur within many emerging markets focusing on commodity exports. As China’s economy grew at a lesser clip, obviously their demand for foreign materials and basic goods did too. The worry was originally … Continue reading

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Qualcomm to Acquire NXP Semiconductors for $39 Billion

Topping last year’s $37 billion Broadcom and Aviago deal, the Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors deal will be the largest merger in the semiconductor industry at $39 billion; Qualcomm and NXP officially announced this agreement on Thursday, October 27th. This tender … Continue reading

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Fall in September

In September, orders for core capital goods—hard goods such as appliances or sporting goods that last at least 3 years—faced an unexpected decline of 0.1% to $227.3 billion. Data read slightly below a consensus forecast of a 0.1% increase, with … Continue reading

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Inflation Fuels Bond Selloff

Developed country bond prices tumbled this past Thursday amid newfound worries over inflation rattling global markets. Yields skyrocketed across the globe to levels not seen since the Brexit vote. U.S 10 year treasuries surged to 1.843% Thursday, the highest the … Continue reading

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GDP Growth Accelerated to 2.9%

Gross domestic product increased at a 2.9% inflation-adjusted annual rate in the third quarter of 2016. The better than forecast numbers have eased investor fears of dwindling economic expansion. It was the strongest reading in two years, and followed three … Continue reading

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Amazon Profits Takes Hit as Costs Surge

Although Amazon’s Q3 net income and revenue numbers have increased significantly year over year, their profit figure came in far below analyst expectations of 79 cents a share as their retail operating expenses swallowed almost the entirety of its income. … Continue reading

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