Return on Investment

Cyber crime a significant risk to individuals and organisations

Business email compromise (BEC) is the top cyber criminal trend identified by the latest cyber crime report by security firm Secureworks.<p>BEC and …

Cybersecurity

Apple CEO: DACA Is ‘Biggest Issue Of Our Time’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ahead of the iPhone 8 release on Friday, Apple’s CEO is talking about a broader kind of future — his vision for the country, …

Philadelphia

Are We On The Brink Of Housing Bubble 2.0? | Investopedia

Less than a decade removed from the Great Recession where countless Americans walked away from their homes as default rates and foreclosures hit …

Personal Finance

Reach Audience First; Then Measure Results; Then Allocate $

According to a new study from Kantar Millward Brown, presented by Marketing Charts, more than three-quarters of survey respondents said that they …

Marketing

7 essential email marketing tactics

For all the amazing new marketing tools that have been called “the next big thing,” there remains one that consistently delivers spectacular return …

Digital Marketing

The trouble with Trump’s ambition to cut US corporate tax

Tax reform is in the Trump administration’s sight as the next big legislative effort. Whether anything will come of it is uncertain, both because …

Economics

Quality Stocks: Apple Is Outstanding

Quality stocks, meaning companies with superior profitability, tend to deliver market-beating returns in the long term.<p>Introducing a quantitative …

Stocks

Insiders Are Going To The Movies

A weak summer box office combined with the potential of a shrinking release window has put the movie theater sector on sale.<p>Insiders of companies in …

Business

Businesses that overlook ROI analysis are missing cost savings

Businesses are turning to cloud computing projects expecting cost savings, but many that don’t carry out return on investment (ROI) analysis are …

Business Technology

Investing To Save: Marketing Builds Stable Marketplaces And Saves Money

How to stabilize individual health insurance markets and lower premiums for consumers is rightly one of the hot button issues before policy makers at …

Health Care

Want the Sale? Ask for It in Your Facebook Ads.

You can't just expect to post content and reel in the money.<p>According to Small Biz Trends, only 39 percent of small businesses get a return on their investment in an online platform. But, when asked if they track monetary results, only 14 percent could. Anyway you count it, the majority of …

Marketing

4 Requirements for Linking CX to ROI

yorgunum / Pixabay<p>Eighty-one percent of consumers are willing to pay for a better experience, according to the Capgemini’s study “The Disconnected …

Customer Experience

Woof trading: HouseMyDog raises £206,480 in crowdfunding campaign

The success of this Irish Airbnb for dogs is not just any shaggy dog tale.<p>HouseMyDog has raised £206,480 (€226951) crowdfunding campaign that began …

Startups

Toshiba chip sale will offer shortlived respite

The closer Toshiba comes to choosing a buyer for its memory chip business, the more the conglomerate looks like Schrodinger’s Cat: unknowably dead or …

Toshiba

Want better ROI? Come to Chicago

Unlike many cities across the country, Chicago has no intention of trying to become the next Silicon Valley. The Windy City is happy doing what it does best: nurturing startups to leverage abundant opportunities amidst the nation’s most diverse economy.<p>Yet, in one key measure important to venture …

Chicago

UBS: Interesting Upside With Limited Execution Risk

The post-crisis UBS business strategy has been focused on expanding its wealth management arm while keeping the investment bank as subsidiary to the …

Business

15 Reasons You Need to Stop Random Acts of Marketing Social Media (RAMs) Now

There you sit in the executive conference room watching everyone nod their heads about the latest idea from the new executive on the block. He or she …

Management

Mortgage 'headwinds' building for banks: analysts

Banks' highly profitable home-loan businesses face mounting "headwinds" as fierce political scrutiny makes it harder for lenders to independently …

Mortgages

S&P Welcomes Delta Back Into Investment Grade Ranks

<b>Delta Air Lines</b> (DAL) has completed its long slog back to investment grade now that <b>S&P Global Ratings</b> has upgraded its credit rating to …

Airlines

Global Equity Fundamentals And The 'Mini-Recession' (Video)

In this video we look at a couple of slides and charts that track global equity fundamentals.<p>Globally profit margins went through a mini-recession in …

Business

Baltimore is one of the worst metros to make money from selling a house, Zillow says

The typical San Diego County home seller made $125,000 on the sale of their home last year, said a Zillow study released Wednesday.<p>But the payout, …

Real Estate

Forecasting Electric Utility Returns

Last week, a law professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, Heather Payne, released an article summarizing the results of her survey of more than one hundred electric utility rate cases. The article is critical reading for anyone who’s interested in regulated electric utilities …

Renewable Energy

Seattle among top U.S. cities for sellers to get greatest return on investment — $185K in 2016

The problem for homeowners who decide to sell in a hot real estate market like Seattle, is that it turns you into a buyer in a very competitive …

Real Estate

Finding Bright Spots In The LED Sector - Revolution Lighting Technologies

A look at six LED firms in the sector and how Revolution Lighting Technologies performance is tracking through Q2 2017.<p>The sampled LED sector stocks …

Stocks

Valuation Dashboard: Energy And Materials - Update

Valuation metrics in Energy and Materials.<p>Evolution since last month.<p>A list of stocks looking cheap in their industries.<p>This article series provides …

Stocks

Using Agriculture Drones to Move from Analog to Digital Farming: A Case Study in Quantifying the Return on Investment

Learn how agriculture drone imaging from SLANTRANGE, soil sampling, and variable rate nitrogen application are being used for real ROI in precision …

Farming

Nine consumer stocks with strong earnings, low debt and reasonable valuations

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>U.S. consumer non-cyclical stocks with strong earnings, low debt and reasonable valuations.<p>The S&P 500 is up about 10 per cent since the start of the year, capping an eight-year run of strong performance. For much of 2017, consumer non-cyclical companies such as household …

Stocks

Google To Test Creating Ad Variations For Advertisers In AdWords Campaigns

Google is preparing to run tests in which its platform will create variations of the brand's existing AdWords ads and runs them across its …

Advertising Industry

BHP Stock Higher, But Growth Stymied, Downgrade Says

Shares of Australian miner BHP Billiton (BHP) rose 1.6% Thursday in U.S. trading despite a downgrade.<p>London-based RBC Capital Markets analysts Tyler …

BHP Billiton

Buying opportunities in CBRE will arise with a strong second half

Q2 2017 Earnings guidance raised.<p>Property managers in a sweet spot.<p>Seasonal bottom to buy-and-hold is near.<p>The company, CBRE Group (CBG), may have an …

Stocks