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Despite Tourist Trepidations, Cruise Bookings are Up

08/23/2016

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

07/21/2016

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

06/21/2016

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

06/01/2016

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

05/16/2016

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

04/22/2016

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

04/14/2016

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

02/09/2016

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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