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You'll Never Guess Which Country Is Betting on Marijuana to Pull Its Economy Out of the Doldrums

You'll Never Guess Which Country Is Betting on Marijuana to Pull Its Economy Out of the Doldrums
When it comes to the fastest-growing industries in the world, legal marijuana ranks pretty high up the list (pun fully intended). In North America, cannabis research firm ArcView found that legal sales grew by 34% to $6.9 billion in 2016 and expects the North American market to reach nearly $22 billion in sales by 2021. That type of consistent, rapid... Read More

Ross Stores, Inc. Surges to New Highs With Another Earnings Beat

Ross Stores, Inc. Surges to New Highs With Another Earnings Beat
Last Tuesday, off-price giant TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) reported a rare sales miss for the third quarter . Management blamed unfavorable weather and the impact of several hurricanes — as well as some fashion missteps — for the uncharacteristically poor performance. However, these problems didn’t extend to TJX’s smaller rival, Ross Stores (NASDAQ: ROST) . On Thursday afternoon, Ross Stores... Read More

Conscious-Capitalism Stocks: Companies That Have Succeeded by Doing Good

Conscious-Capitalism Stocks: Companies That Have Succeeded by Doing Good
Conscious capitalism starts with the basic premise that a business can do good for its workers, the environment, and its shareholders, all at the same time. John Mackey, founder of Whole Foods Market, wrote a book on the subject named Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business . In it, he describes businesses that have become extraordinary successes while... Read More

Will 3D Graphics and Head-Up Displays Be In Your Next Vehicle?

Will 3D Graphics and Head-Up Displays Be In Your Next Vehicle?
Last month, Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) announced the availability of a new microcontroller unit (MCU) in its Traveo series for the auto industry. The chip has a 3D graphics engine built in, enabling 3D instrument clusters and head-up displays (HUD). This is just the latest example of how important the auto industry has become to chipmakers. Tech-centric autos on the... Read More

3 Key Things NVIDIA's CEO Wants Investors to Know

3 Key Things NVIDIA's CEO Wants Investors to Know
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) reported robust fiscal third-quarter 2018 results on Nov. 9. The graphics-chip specialist’s revenue grew 32%, GAAP earnings per share (EPS) soared 60%, and EPS adjusted for one-time factors jumped 41%. Revenue and earnings both comfortably beat Wall Street’s expectations. A string of strong quarterly results have propelled NVIDIA stock to a return of 98.6% in 2017, through... Read More

Here's the Real Reason Take-Two Interactive Continues to Perform

Here's the Real Reason Take-Two Interactive Continues to Perform
One way to better understand a company’s strategy is to look at management’s incentives embedded in the company’s compensation agreement with its CEO. Typically, companies pay a base salary to the CEO but give bonuses and stock awards on top of that for accomplishing certain financial targets, and some companies even reward CEOs if the stock delivers a certain minimum... Read More