Apple led a busy week of earnings by crushing estimates as users clambered for new iPhones. Most other companies also had strong results — especially chip makers and industrials.
The DJ Automobile Manufacturers Index ($DJUSAU) has gained 88 percent in the last three months. That’s the biggest gain of more than 150 industry indexes on the TradeStation platform. The Auto Part Index ($DJUSAP) was the second-best performer, up 78 percent. In contrast, the broader S&P 500 has risen 12 percent in the same period.
As governments and the private sector shift focus on the medicinal benefits of cannabis-derived drugs, many cannabis companies expect more favourable legal changes, which may ultimately provide a further boost to the industry.
Business transformation is the sixth of our seven major catalysts for price movement in the stock market. It occurs when a company transitions from an old, weakening model to a new model better suited to the present time. The process often results from changes in technology, but can also involve adapting to more recent customer trends.
Months of tit-for-tat tariff threats concluded on July 6th with China applying 25% tax on 545 US imports while the US levied 25% on 818 Chinese products. Both countries lodged cases with WTO (World Trade Organisation) and continued to bicker over tariffs. On September 24th, China began its second round of $60 billion anti-US tariffs, upping the overall figure to $110 billion. The US began collecting on its $200 Billion anti-China tariffs, raising overall import taxes to $250 billion at 10%, with a promise to hike it to 25% in the New Year.
ZhongAn Insurance (HK:6060) is the first online-only Insurance technology company in China, which was established by Jack Ma from
Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), Pony Ma from Tencent (HK:0700) and Mingzhe Ma from Ping An Insurance (SHA:601318). Total income in 2017 was 5,583 million RMB (roughly 810 million USD) and increased by about 65%.