The UFC Must Avoid Previous Missteps When It Comes To Marketing Francis Ngannou

The future of the UFC heavyweight division just might be a 31-year-old fighter from Cameroon who began training in mixed martial arts in 2013. That is, if the promotion can market that fighter, Francis Ngannou, to sports fans outside the MMA bubble. Francis Ngannou could be the next big thing in the UFC, if the promotion can market him correctly. ... Read More »

Stocks Off To A Cautious Start, IT Stocks Advance

The stock market made a sedate cautious today as the benchmark Sensex rose marginally, led by buying in realty, IT and healthcare stocks. Positive Asian cues also supported the markets. The 30-share index traded higher by another 45.15 points, or 0.13 per cent, at 33,606.70. Sectoral indices such as technology, IT and realty stocks climbed by up to 0.48 per ... Read More »

This Market Will Never Crash

Summary Many investors continue to brace for a stock market crash. Today’s stock market is likely to never crash. The anatomy of a “crash” and what we can reasonably expect once the next bear market finally arrives at some point in the future. The opportunities that abound even in the most challenging broader stock market environments. The keys to capital ... Read More »

Stock Market News For Nov 22, 2017

Benchmarks finished in the green on Tuesday following gains in the technology and healthcare sectors. Increase in Apple’s shares boosted the broader tech sector, while healthcare stocks rallied upward after Medtronic posted strong quarterly performance and reiterated its fiscal 2018 revenue and EPS guidance. All the three key U.S. indexes reached all-time highs on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 moving ... Read More »

Deere, claims, minutes — What you need to know in markets on Wednesday

The last full trading day of the week will bring investors a light earnings schedule and three economic data points worth tracking. In the morning, earnings from Deere & Co. (DE) will be the main corporate highlight, with the economic schedule bringing investors the weekly report on initial jobless claims, the University of Michigan’s latest report on consumer sentiment, while ... Read More »

Sensex, Nifty stay afloat in volatile trade

Key stock indices Sensex and Nifty on Monday rode out sharp fluctuations, but closed flat, with realty, metal and power stocks saving the day for them. Risk appetite took a back seat, reflecting mixed Asian shares on lingering concerns about American tax reforms, traders said. The market struggled for direction as the 30-share Sensex resumed on a high, but soon ... Read More »

China Home Prices Stop Three-Month Drop as Market Stabilizes

Chinese home prices rose in more cities in October, snapping a three-month decline, a sign the market is stabilizing amid government efforts to curb property speculation. New-home prices, excluding state-subsidized housing, climbed in 50 of the 70 cities tracked by the government, compared with 44 in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday. Prices fell in 14 cities ... Read More »

Tech fever reaches Asian debt market

Tencent Holdings, the Chinese internet and messaging giant, is said to be targeting proceeds of around US$5bn, according to several sources. HONG KONG: At least three of China’s leading technologycompanies are preparing to sell US dollar bonds, taking advantage of strong earnings and surging appetite for the sector to lock in low funding costs. Tencent Holdings, the Chinese internet and messaging giant, is said to ... Read More »

Moody’s upgrade has changed the market mood, but it’ll be shortlived

Khadim India and New India Assurance were down 7-15 per cent from their issue prices, respectively, while HDFC Life managed to see strong listing based on its strong management pedigree. Global rating agency Moody’s has changed the mood of the Indian market by upgrading after 14 long years. Equity index Nifty50 successfully overcame negative sentiments after touching a low 10,100 mark. But ... Read More »

The bane of brands: pressure of ‘always on’ content marketing

The rise of social media has given birth to a new phenomenon in marketing: the urge to be present across all platforms in some form or the other, throughout the year. This has resulted in an artificial pressure to be present in ‘media’ (and I use it within quotes to connote every platform where a brand places its message) virtually ... Read More »