Jun 17, 2019

Retirees will outlive their savings by a decade (World Economic Forum)

"The findings show that people should expect to live longer than the pot of money they have saved for retirement, by between eight to almost 20 years on average, with the highest burden on women."
(src:World Economic Forum)

Jun 11, 2019

Stock Buy - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN)

Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, chemicals and fibers for everyday purposes.

One of my favorite blogger Jason Fieber at Mr. Free at 33 wrote an article on it recently at DailyTradeAlert.com and I liked what he said about this company. Eastman looks attractive for its long term increasing dividend, low payout ratio and consistent revenues.

The company is making sustainable business decisions with its products and processes. Any technological improvements is good in my opinion but no one knows really how it will end up. There are no perfect solutions to the world's pollution & climate change issues but many imperfect tradeoffs. Time will tell if we are making the right choices.
DIVIDEND YIELD (FWD)
ANNUAL PAYOUT (FWD)
PAYOUT RATIO
5 YEAR GROWTH RATE
DIVIDEND GROWTH
3.44%$2.4830.37%12.97%9 Years
DisclaimerAll information is provided as-is and is for informational purposes only.The stocks mentioned in this blog are not considered to be past, present or future recommendations to buy or sell them. Ideas presented are just my personal opinions and are NOT be considered as investment recommendations or advice. All investors should consult a qualified professional before trading any stock.

Jun 10, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Retail Jobs - WMT, AMZN

Walmart has unleashed an army of robots in its stores and workers aren't exactly thrilled about it (Welcome to the strange transition era in which employees work alongside machines that are brittle, clumsy and easily baffled by messy realities of big-box retail)

Amazon quietly rolling out robots in its warehouses that pack orders and replace jobs (Two such machines in one warehouse would eliminate at least 24 roles, sources familiar with the program say)


Jun 6, 2019

Speculative Stock Investments - Uber and Go-Jek

UberGo-Jek & Grab are popular ride sharing apps because they are inexpensive, fast and efficient ways to get around and deliver stuff in crowded  cities,
Currently they are all considered new businesses (with no profits yet) or private with no disclosures for us to truly know how they are really doing financially. However I will speculate a little with small positions in Uber and Go-Jek (via stakeholders Tencent, Google and JD.com). I'm still waiting for Grab to go public.
DisclaimerAll information is provided as-is and is for informational purposes only.The stocks mentioned in this blog are not considered to be past, present or future recommendations to buy or sell them. Ideas presented are just my personal opinions and are NOT be considered as investment recommendations or advice. All investors should consult a qualified professional before trading any stock.

May 30, 2019

The No. 1 most morally acceptable hot-button issue in America (marketwatch.com)


The issue comes ahead of divorce, abortion, marital infidelity, wearing fur and drinking alcohol, according to a Gallup poll.

Contraception isn’t a hard pill for most to swallow.

Birth control remains the most morally acceptable issue for Americans, according to a May Gallup poll measuring attitudes on 21 hot-button issues. Ninety-two percent of respondents consider it to be morally acceptable, compared to just 6% who believe it’s morally wrong.

(src: marketwatch.com)

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) 😇