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Global Retail Demand Glowing for LED Bulbs
With LED light-bulb sales rising and costs falling, Grassroots Research Analyst Ferdinand Horneck says the price tipping point seems to have been reached, a development that bodes well for LED-manufacturing equipment.
Tax Inversions: In Vogue and Under Fire
A game of virtual brinkmanship has developed between the US government and would-be tax inverters, says Michael Dauchot, but the allure of inversions should sustain continued investment-banking activity despite D.C.’s efforts to thwart them.
Garment Manufacturing Still Going Strong in Asia Despite Safety Concerns
While safety issues in Bangladesh and Cambodia’s garment-manufacturing industries have raised concerns, cost savings and taxes will still drive business, according to Grassroots℠ Research analyst Joey Wong.
Golden Age of Innovation: The Case for Investing in Technology
With cloud computing, mobile Internet and social networking driving new markets and boosting productivity, the technology sector is experiencing a Golden Age of Innovation. Here’s an in-depth look at how investors can take advantage.
The Fiduciary Considerations of Selecting the Right Target-Date Fund for Your Plan
As target-date fund offerings continue to expand, and as their popularity with plans and participants grows, it is essential that the plan fiduciary understands these differences and considers them as part of a prudent selection process.
Surging US Oil Production Has Big Implications
Soundbites from Research
With the US slated to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2015, US Resources sector head Paul Strand explains the economic, political and investment consequences of this major shift.
Cost Control Key to Assessing Health-Care Exchanges
While benefits administrators take a wait-and-see approach with the Affordable Care Act, Kelly Reuba, Global Head of Grassroots℠ Research, says cost is their No. 1 concern.
Looking at Longevity Through a New Lens
A new approach to predicting life expectancy could also help to price guarantees on retirement income streams, says economics professor David Blake.
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