Take Personal and Corporate Income Tax Rates to Zero

Take Personal and Corporate Income Tax Rates to Zero

Count TEK2day in the group that is not in favor of quantitative easing after having lived through the 2008 QE period. We favor a reduction of federal corporate and personal income tax rates. In fact, take income tax rates to zero. Institute a "pay-as-you-go" national Sales tax on finished goods and services for both corporations … Continue reading Take Personal and Corporate Income Tax Rates to Zero

COVID-19: $60-100 Billion In Lost Wages

COVID-19: $60-100 Billion In Lost Wages

We compare COVID-19 to influenza and estimate that the U.S. economy could suffer $60-100 billion in lost wages due to COVID-19. We used the CDC's data for the 2018-2019 flu season as a proxy to calculate our COVID-19 estimates. (see our PDF report HERE. Request Excel file at jmaietta@TEK2day.com).We focused our efforts on the 18-49 … Continue reading COVID-19: $60-100 Billion In Lost Wages

Let It Bleed

Let It Bleed

Bloodletting is thought to have originated in Egypt several thousand years ago. Bloodletting became standard medical treatment in medieval Europe to treat various conditions including plague, smallpox, epilepsy and gout. Investors continued the bloodletting in Thursday's trading session. Despite the blood and emotions, there is plenty of room for stocks to drift further downward. Many … Continue reading Let It Bleed

Now Would Be A Good Time To Execute That Stock Buyback

Now Would Be A Good Time To Execute That Stock Buyback

We prefer dividends, investment in R&D and M&A programs to share repurchases. However, for those companies that include share repurchases as part of their capital allocation strategy, today would be a good day to exercise a portion of that repurchase authorization. Markets hate uncertainty. Markets like it when companies and insiders step-up and buy their … Continue reading Now Would Be A Good Time To Execute That Stock Buyback

History Repeats Itself and Often Rhymes

History Repeats Itself and Often Rhymes

We have seen this movie before. The economy is slowing. This Coronavirus-led slowdown feels much like 2003's SARS outbreak exacerbated by the social media echo chamber. When entering an economic slowdown investors would be wise to understand the level of exposure that portfolio holdings have to discretionary revenue. In Software & Services land this primarily … Continue reading History Repeats Itself and Often Rhymes

Time Waits For No One

Time Waits For No One

Time waits for no one. Fortunes change quickly. Look no further than the case of General Motors (tkr: GM) and Tesla (tkr: TSLA). This time last year GM sported a $55 billion market cap and some months later closed calendar 2019 with $137 billion of revenue. Plenty of time it would seem for GM to … Continue reading Time Waits For No One

Facebook Is Using AI to Turn 2D Photos into 3D Images

Facebook Is Using AI to Turn 2D Photos into 3D Images

Facebook is using AI to turn 2D photos into 3D photos. Fun for consumers. The question is to what degree can Facebook's convolutional neural net-powered technology be used to disrupt legacy geospatial/GIS offerings from companies such as Verisk (tkr: VRSK), ESRI (private), Trimble (tkr: TRMB), Garmin (tkr: GRMN), Pitney Bowes (tkr: PBI) and many others? … Continue reading Facebook Is Using AI to Turn 2D Photos into 3D Images

Walmart’s Physical Store Locations Are A Competitive Advantage In Healthcare

Walmart’s Physical Store Locations Are A Competitive Advantage In Healthcare

Walmart's physical store locations provide a competitive advantage in the healthcare industry. Walmart (tkr: WMT), has a physical store footprint (150 million people visit Walmart's 4,756 store locations each week), that is well-positioned to capitalize on the opportunity to provide low-cost healthcare services, especially to America's uninsured population. source: Bloomberg Walmart has long operated health … Continue reading Walmart’s Physical Store Locations Are A Competitive Advantage In Healthcare

Our Favorite Topic: Scale

Our Favorite Topic: Scale

Examples of Technology Companies Operating at Scale Apple (ticker: AAPL): 1.4 billion active Apple devices. CoStar Group (ticker: CSGP): CoStar's platform tracks over 100 billion sqft of real estate inventory and more than $1.5 trillion of transaction activity.Facebook (ticker: FB): Facebook's messaging service - WhatsApp - has 2 billion users. Google/Alphabet (ticker: GOOG): More than … Continue reading Our Favorite Topic: Scale