Is Cummins Making Money?

That makes Cummins a great way of hedging for the advent of electric vehicles (EVs). If EVs come Cummins will make a lot of money providing the powertrains for them, if they do not it still has a lucrative diesel business to fall back upon. Persons that want to make a bet on electric vehicles should ignore the money losing Tesla and invest in Cummins instead.

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Own a Piece of the Market with ICE

All of this makes ICE an infrastructure provider for the financial services industry – and we all know that infrastructure is a value investment. Infrastructure is a product that everybody in the industry needs but few people see. Value investors like Warren Buffett have long favored infrastructure providers such as pipeline companies.

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The Value in Finance Bank of New York Mellon

Trump has proposed a tax holiday to let companies bring the money back, something that might be politically impossible to sell to Congress. Although a Republican Congress did give President George W. Bush a tax holiday in 2004 when two thirds of the earnings were repatriated, Wells noted.

If such a holiday were to occur; and it is a big if, a lot of the money would come through BNY Mellon. CNBC estimated that companies would bring $1.7 trillion back to the U.S. That might generate fees for Bank of New York which moves funds for big companies.

Such a holiday might be unlikely now because few Congressmen or Senators would want to be seen giving big corporations a huge tax break in today’s political climate. Hostility to Wall Street and big business is running high and destroying the careers of politicians seen as puppets of moneyed interest such as Hillary Clinton.

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Will Walmart Overcome Amazon?

The ecommerce growth is impressive but it is not cheap. The latest earnings report; that from April 30, 2017, indicates Walmart paid for the ecommerce growth with its net income.

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Can Facebook Ever Stop Growing

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) might be the fastest growing company in the world. The company’s social media footprint, income and revenues

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Is Disney Making Money?

My advice is to hold Disney shares if you have them; because I think this company is a long-term moneymaker, but hold off on buying. I expect Disney’s share value to fall soon, but the company to remain a moneymaker.

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The Great Baby Boomer Sell-Off is About to Begin and Change Everything

The aging of the Baby Boom will have many profound effects on the economy; the first of these to be seen will be the biggest yard sale in history.

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Is First Data Corp Making Money?

Working with First Data makes Ant a major player in U.S. mobile wallets because Clover’s retail footprint is almost as big as that of Apple Pay. Apple Pay is accepted by around 4.5 million U.S. merchants.

Alipay also gets access to all of Ant’s resources. Ant is one of the world’s most valuable unicorns (pre-IPO companies) some analysts have estimated its value at $75 billion. Alipay alone has an estimated value of $50 billion according to CSLA Hong Kong Analyst Elinor Leung.

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Berkshire Hathaway Booms, is Recovery Here?

There is one scary figure in Berkshire’s first quarter results and that’s cash and short-term investments. Why has Uncle Warren stashed $96.46 billion in the bank?

An obvious and frightening reason is that Buffett and crew think the U.S. economy is on shaky economic ground. They think something is about to give in the American economy, and when it does they plan to go shopping.

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Is Barrick Gold the Best Value in Mining Socks?

If you must invest in a gold company buy Barrick, it is cheap and fairly safe. You may not make a lot of money; ABX is scheduled is to pay a dividend of 3¢ on May 30, 2017, but at least your investment will grow. Barrick Gold shareholders with a return on equity of 18.38% which is more than you can say for most gold miners.

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