Are Railroads Still a Growth Industry?

The true problem here is that the drop in revenue growth seems to be occurring throughout the U.S. railroad industry. Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) reported a rate of -9.74% on June 30, 2015, while CSX reported a rate of -5.55% on the same day. The other big publicly traded U.S. railroad operator, Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC), reported a rate of 4.54% on March 31, 2015.

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Is Deflation Beginning?

It looks as if an economic downturn has begun. Only time will tell if this is actual deflation or simply a case of the jitters on the part of consumers. One thing is clear though; the rumors of an economic recovery seem to be greatly exaggerated.

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What would a Hyperloop Economy look like?

One result of a hyperloop would be a sort of economic boom in areas with lots of cheap housing that is in fairly close proximity to expensive urban areas. Another would be a fall in housing prices in areas where there are currently shortages that lead to high priced housing.

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Union Pacific Shows Falling Oil Price Not a Threat to Railroads

The UP also reported a year to year quarterly revenue growth rate of 9.29% on Dec. 2014 and a profit margin of 23.26% on Dec. 31, 2014, not to mention a return on equity of 24.28%.

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