With the crisis in Venezuela and more than a dozen major presidential elections in only two years, investor appetites for Latin American stocks riding a precarious wave of instability had dwindled—but the hunger is now re-emerging, with Brazil becoming all the rage.
So far this year has been the start of a Latin America comeback, now that 14 presidential votes are over and there’s room for investors to think optimistically about stability and reform, excluding Venezuela, of course. They’re eyeing a boost in economic growth that has attracted new emerging market investment money….CLICK for complete article
Gutman said over the past five years, Walmart’s U.S. EBIT contracted on average by 52 basis points but management’s dedication towards cost control, expense leverage, stopping all store expansions, zero-based budgeting, and moderating e-commerce dilution will help U.S. EBIT margins expand by one basis points. EBIT can expand without the need for the company to give up its reputation of offering customers low prices and a high level of convenience….CLICK for complete article
Netflix is no stranger to Academy Award nominations, but the film — which follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class family in Mexico — is the company’s first chance at bringing home the top prize. Netflix is up against a strong competitor in “Black Panther,” which was the highest grossing film in North America in 2018 with more than $700 million in ticket sales….CLICK for complete article
Mike discusses how hard pipeline opponents have worked to ignore the strong support of First Nations for the proposed pipelines in order to alleviate poverty on reserves . Vision Capital’s Jeff Olin, fresh off a major award for outstanding investment returns, talks some of the best real estate buys on the market. Ozzie drops by to talk reverse billing on the new speculation tax.