Contributor Commentary

David Nelson, CFA CMT | |

After a promising start, October ended in the red on the heels of a Washington failure to deliver a fiscal stimulus embraced by both economists and Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell. A record 33% annualized GDP print for the third quarter doesn't mask the fact that, despite a significant economic recovery underway, America needs another bridge loan. We still have too many unemployed and even more underemployed as some companies are forced to lay off part of their work force. Close proximity busines...

Jeff Kagan | |

The AT&T Q3 numbers were released last week. They show even though COVID-19 has had a short-term impact on the newer parts of the company in the entertainment space, AT&T continues to grow in wireless, HBO and broadband. Let’s take a closer look at what this means for growth going forward.

AT&T added more than five million wireless lines in the third quarter alone. The company is in the process of a healthy expansion of its business for long-term growth.

David Nelson, CFA CMT | |

The political noise surrounding an election creates unique challenges for professional and retail investors. Debates, election commercials, talking heads and the media will paint political ideology for the investor to consider. Truth rarely lives on the extremes and as analysts and investors it is important to keep our eye on the ball and what drives long term equity returns.

Unless we're about to unwind hundreds of years of economic data and history, long-term equity perform...

Wendy Glavin — Glavin's Tech Talk | |

Author’s note: This article reflects my interview with John Dean about his and Bob Altemeyer’s book, Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers. I was unable to speak with other sources or people from the Trump or Biden camps, so this article is not intended to be a complete analysis of the extremely broad topic. Rather, I hope that readers will digest this thoroughly and, on whichever side of the aisle you may sit, feel the irrepressible urge to vote.

Jeff Kagan | |

Apple just introduced the iPhone 12, and early thoughts tell me this should be a strong year for the company. Every once in a while, Apple has a great year with its next generation iPhones. While it is still early and there is still much to learn about the iPhone 12, I am getting the sense that this year will be a blowout for sales for several reasons.

One reason is 5G. This is the next generation of wireless technology that is starting to roll across the entire industry. Wh...

Craig Dempsey | |

This past fiscal year has been trying for businesses and individuals all over the world. Without a doubt, the global pandemic that recently ensued took a took a toll on entire economies, national and international operations, worldwide trade, and the wellbeing of individuals and businesses. While the effects of the virus act as shockwaves throughout the globe, certain populations and sectors are feeling them more than others. Particularly, Latin American startups and their respective home cou...

Jeff Kagan | |

Qualcomm is one of the most important companies in the wireless industry. It has been showing strong growth for years. Then Covid-19 came on the scene and we didn’t know what to expect. That being said, during the last several months, they never stopped working, growing and continuing their expansion and leadership in 5G, AI, IoT, automated driving, healthcare and ot...

Gary C. Bizzo | |

Vancouver Startup Week's (VSW) mantra “Connecting People. Empowering Communities. Celebrating Success,” said it all. At a time when networking is sounding its death knell there still exists the opportunity to share best practices, success stories and meet like-minded entrepreneurs.

I'm beginning to think that I don't really miss the endless networking sessions at amateur Boards of Trade and such. The endless glad-handing of realtors, insurance agents and others trying t...

Jeff Kagan | |

As COVID-19 continues to spread, it is impacting so many industries including entertainment. This is the industry that both AT&T and Comcast have chosen for their next wave of growth. Disney announced it is pulling back, for a while anyway. So, let’s explore the growth strategies for both AT&T and Comcast.

Today, AT&T and Comcast are competing head to head, but it wasn’t always that way. AT&T came from the telephone side and Comcast from the cable TV side.

Michael McTague | |

The Puritans are back in full force. Now secular, they take inspiration from the same love of aggression that spurred Oliver Cromwell. In the first installment (September, 2020), we looked at the absolute, insistent demand to overdo everything despite huge logic gaps. For a few governors, it is OK, for example, to purchase and use marijuana and liquor but not to gather in groups of two or more. With the election right around the corner, they are at ...