Apple’s Supply Chain: An Example Of Challenges Of Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back To The U.S

I came across the following cool infographic showing the difficulty of manufacturing jobs back to the US. From the AB article: In this infographic, we show how a sample of nine companies from Apple’s supply chain represent $122 billion in assets and 525,000 employees, all of which would need to be relocated to bring iPhone …

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Dividend Withholding Tax Rates By Country 2017

The Withholding Tax Rates for Foreign Stock Dividends for 2017 are shown in the table below. As some countries change the withholding tax rate every year this list can be a valuable tool for investors holding or planning to invest in foreign stocks. Since this tax can take a huge chunk of dividends sometimes it is …

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Breakdown of Apple iPhone 7 Retail Price

Global trade is important in the modern era. With globalization, goods are moved across borders benefiting many countries during the process. The breakdown of a popular product such as iPhone 7 shows the benefits of global trade. The phone sells for $658 in the U.S. Of this, about 40% or 257$ goes to Apple(AAPL) and …

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Australia vs. Canada: Household Saving Ratio and Household Debt-to-Income Ratio

Households in Australia and Canada are carrying high-levels of debt in recent years. In both the countries mortgage is a major driver of household debt as prices of houses have skyrocketed. Overall the debt-to-income ratio for households has been rising in both the countries as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge The household saving …

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