Some key patents may become available to automakers if they accept Tesla’s terms such as agreeing with the business model and not charge people to charge their EV (no pun).
Google has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable brand, according to MillwardBrown's 2014 BrandZ ranking
Maybe sensing the moderate early-2014 selloff is done with, investors poured $13.4B into equities in the latest week, according to BAML - the strongest in 12 weeks and bringing YTD equity asset-gathering back to flat.
News from today: Money flows back to the stocks http://seekingalpha.com/news/1585013-investors-rush-back-into-stocks
According to many economists, one of the main factors that weighed down the US economy in 2013 and contributed to sub-trend GDP growth was the "fiscal drag" caused by government tax increases and expenditure cuts implemented during that year. Although exact estimates vary, it is widely believed that "fiscal drag" subtracted as much as 2.4% from US GDP growth in 2013.
Looking forward to 2014, it is generally believed that the net effect of fiscal policy (federal, state, local) on US GDP will be neutral, or at least that the drag effect will be much reduced.
Average Warren Buffett's stock holding period is 4.5 years.
One should invest differently at different age.
It is interesting to see Warren Buffett's stock holding periods changes with the age.
In any case, I do not fall in love with any stock and use stock forecast algorithmic system to decide on my enter and exit timing with good results so far
On Friday August 2, 2013, the S&P500 index closed at a new, all-time closing high of 1709.67. SPY made its all-time intraday high the same day at 170.97, but it closed slightly lower at 170.95. ECRI's Weekly Leading Index, WLI, was at a 3-year high of 131.5 for the week ending August 2. Currently, the S&P500 is 4.6% below its all-time record high.
Thoughts about nextweek?