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Despite Tourist Trepidations, Cruise Bookings are Up
With terrorism taking its toll on tourism in Europe and elsewhere, the cruise industry has thus far emerged unscathed. Grassroots℠ Research shows that cruise booking for 2016 trips is up from last year, despite increased fears of terrorism and Zika.
Interest Growing in Self-Driving Cars
US consumers are getting more comfortable with the idea of self-driving cars, according to new Grassroots℠ research: 48% of sources surveyed are willing to pay extra for these high-tech highway features in the next vehicle they purchase.
Gauging the Shift Toward Robo-Advice
Recent Grassroots℠ Research shows that slightly more than one-third of investors who use robo-advisors are considering switching to a financial advisor, indicating that automated advice isn't giving many clients the level of service they need.
The Impact of November 13 on Paris Retailers
Grassroots Research℠ Analyst Johannes Jacobi writes that the well-diversified companies in the luxury goods sector—those companies diversified by geographic region and by product—will be best able to weather conditions worsened by terrorist attacks.
China Seeking Foreign-Exchange Stability
China is implementing numerous administrative measures to stabilize its level of foreign-exchange reserves, writes Grassroots Research℠ Analyst Joey Wong. This should lend support to the renminbi and to market sentiment in general.
How Behaviors and Biases Impact Markets
Human behaviors and biases have a tremendous impact on market performance. In a new paper, the Systematic team looks into behavioral biases exhibited by four key market participants: investors, company management, sell-side analysts and regulators.
Digital Technology's Impact on Investment Decisions
In this digital age, people have instant access to their investment accounts and can monitor markets on a whim. In a new paper, Shlomo Benartzi discusses how "monitoring frequency" can increase loss aversion and affect investment decisions.
Walmart's Higher Pay Pressuring Competition
With rising wages at the world's biggest private employer making headlines, Grassroots℠ Research investigated the how the company's higher pay could impact competitors drawing from the same labor pool.
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