Archive for March, 2014

31

What Lagging Business Lack in 2014

Mar
No Comments   Posted by Lyn |  Category:Finance

In the early days of cellular phone with low resolution cameras, taking photographs and keeping them in digital albums in your computer was a must. It allowed you to keep memories that possibly defined your individuality and memories with the people important to you.

A half-decade later, the internet became updated, and now you could share those photographs of yours. Smartphones, which have higher-grade cameras and features, became commonplace. Internet speeds allowed one to share, explore and create their own interests and find people who think similarly as them. In such a way, individuality wrested upon how people perceive and take note of your produce and information about you that you share in the internet.

Small businesses have adapted effectively to this model, which is why many younger generations make use of the services of these small businesses. Some small business, including early experimental service platforms such as 8-Tracks that allows you to listen to playlists made by other people and you can contact them as well. You could also buy the songs if you want the playlist on the storage of your phone.

Big businesses are losing their ground on the younger generation, which generates the bulk of many country’s income and GDP.  Car manufacturers are having trouble selling their products, along with many other vehicle and transportation-oriented businesses. Meanwhile, technology manufacturing companies are increasing their profits.

Clearly, small or big businesses lagging behind in 2014 lack a sense of understanding the perspectives of the younger generation.

Young people find that sharing, creating and developing their own individuality through the internet is more valuable than owning something that cannot provide the same idea.

more...
06

Political Troubles and Your Investment Portfolio

Mar
No Comments   Posted by Lyn |  Category:Finance

Political turmoil, unrest and civil distresses affect the economy of each country. Economic changes can even plunge the country into difficult areas. When these economic troubles happen, investors tend to “run away” because of the impending political crisis. When political problems happen in countries, it could mean the inflation of goods and the lowering prices of stocks and bonds.

Political problems only predict a highly-possible event happening in the stock market, but it does not mean that the market will turn into a bull or a bear automatically. When turmoil happens, do not pull out your stocks or bonds in that country instantly. Sure, bonds may lower in value, but it does not mean that it could go down easily

In a time of political turmoil, such as a revolution or massive protests that hamper business activities, it is important to keep in perspective long-term plans by the business. Surely, a factory with revolting workers will not stop until they are given their demands, but it doesn’t mean the owner of the factory has to sell the property at once. A factory in the area helps the economy and the local economy is a big market for the manufacturer.

It is important that you set your investment portfolio for the long term. Look at the feasibility of the economic situation in the future. For example, if France is having lots of sales in Ferraris and has an economic turmoil with employees randomly abandoning their tasks daily that involves the lack of performance, you cannot abandon the investment in Ferrari just yet. It may lower, but it can come back double of what it was.

Always look for opportunities in such political turmoils, they will always help.

more...