Economy & Finance

How Important Are Licensing Revenues To Apple's Services Business?

Apple’s Services business has posted robust growth over the last few years, emerging as the company’s second-largest segment after the iPhone. Services is essentially a catch-all segment for the Apple’s non-hardware sales, and includes revenues from the company’s content and app businesses, iCloud storage, Apple Care warranty and licensing revenues. In this note, we take […]

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Buffett’s Wrong: Bitcoin Has Cashflow…

Via BambouClub, There is a fallacy that Bitcoin has no CashFlow. That’s what Warren Buffet thinks. Wrong. Bitcoin has Cashflow. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph Where is the Cashflow? Lending to Margin-Traders at Exchanges Hard Forks Arbitrage of the Basis (Contango or Backwardation) of Bitcoin Futures at BitMEX, OKEX, CME & CBOT I only treat Lending at […]

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Target-Date Retirement Funds: 5 Top Fund Families

Investors are flocking to target-date retirement funds. These funds, which often are the default option in workplace 401(k) plans, received $70 billion in net inflows last year, bringing their total assets to over $1 trillion, according to a new report from Morningstar. Most investors don’t have much expertise in building a portfolio of mutual funds. […]

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Living in the Lap of Luxury

By Richard McCarty According to a report it filed with the US Department of Labor, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) spent over $2.3 million at 4- to 5-star hotels around the world in 2016. (Data for 2017 is not yet available.) With so many of SEIU’s members working low-paying jobs as janitors and health […]

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