Just as there are reasons to get into global markets, and benefits from global markets, there are also risks involved in locating companies in certain countries. Each country may have its potentials; it also has its woes that are associated with doing business with major companies. Some of the rogue countries may have all the […]

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“Ah but it’s Digital now”. “Digital” a word whose origins lie in the latin digitalis, from digitus (“finger, toe”); now it’s use is synonymous with computers and televisions, cameras, music players, watches, etc, etc, etc. But what of digital money or even digital democracy? The printing press caused a revolution in its time, hailed as […]

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This article is meant to be a brief review and reminder of some valuable yet often bypassed techniques to collect data on international markets and consumers. When thinking of market research, surveys are most likely the first technique that comes to ones mind. However, surveys are a quantitative research and, in order to understand customer […]

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Investment costs are calculated in small percentages called expense ratios, and they make a huge difference in portfolio value. Those who direct their own investments spend time studying measures like fair value, dividend growth rate, and potential returns, but often ignore investment costs. The lower your cost the greater your potential return. That cliche’ carries […]

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