Author Archives: Loknath Das

Famed Investor Predicts Historic Market Drop

The market may be due for a harsh correction. That’s the view of John Hussman, president of the mutual fund Hussman Investment Trust, seasoned investor, and Stanford University economics PhD. Hussman says you can expect the S&P 500 to return no more than 1% on average over the next decade. Sooner than that, he predicts, the stock market may plunge ... Read More »

Is timing right for stocks to suffer a 5% drop?

See what could jeopardize the second-longest bull market in Wall Street history. USA TODAY NETWORK A stock market pullback, or a drop of 5% or more, to be more precise. At least that’s what Wall Street skeptics keep saying as stocks take a breather. It’s hard to call Monday’s 0.33% slide for the Standard & Poor’s 500, which pushed the ... Read More »

If the US economy is going to grow faster, the US budget deficit has to rise: Strategist

Need policy action for markets to get to next level: Pro  Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 | 6:07 AM ET | 02:18 The U.S. economy cannot grow faster without its budget deficit rising, either through increased spending or lower taxes, according to one investment strategist. But getting there won’t be politically easy. The “fiscal deficit has to widen. If it doesn’t widen, ... Read More »

Banks are about to get a huge cash windfall thanks to Trump

Changes in banking regulations could result in a big windfall for the industry, much of which would make its way into investors’ pockets, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis. In a best-case scenario, slashed regulations would result in as much as $218 billion in excess capital which “could either be returned to shareholders or reinvested in the business,” Goldman said ... Read More »

71 Percent of Hispanic Entrepreneurs Expect Revenue Increase

After a good end to 2016, a new study has revealed Hispanic small business owners are excited about their prospects this year. According to the inaugural Bank of America 2017 Hispanic Small Business Owner Spotlight (PDF), 71 percent of Hispanic entrepreneurs expect their revenues to increase. That’s 20 percentage points higher than that of non-Hispanic entrepreneurs (51 percent). In addition, ... Read More »

20 Things Your Business Still Doesn’t Get About Hyperlocal Marketing

Surefire Social is rebranding and becoming Surefire Local, a marketing technology platform with a strong focus on hyperlocal marketing. In addition, the company has acquired Atlanta-based Promio to strengthen its offering. The company isn’t totally changing its direction though. Surefire Social already provided a number of different marketing services that could benefit local businesses, including those with a storefront and ... Read More »

Unique Digital Marketing Tactics: 1 Hour a Day

Being a small business owner is hard work. Trust me, I know. You wear a lot of hats — everything from accounting, sales, and marketing to more. However, small business digital marketing shouldn’t be left to the side as it usually is with the 10 million other things a small business owner must do every day. And it shouldn’t have ... Read More »