Business Cycle Phases and Sector Performance

During the different phases of a business cycle, the performance of different sector varies. For instance, during recessions, consumer staples, utilities and health care tend to perform better. In periods of economic expansions,tech, financials, real estate and consumer discretionary perform well. The following graph shows the four phases of business cycle and the sector preferred …

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Two Sneaky Ways Delta Airlines Cheats Its Customers

One of the worst industries in the US is the airline industry. A handful of airlines dominate the industry leading to atrocious customer service. To be precise, just 4 airlines account for more than 80% of the market share. As a oligopoly, these airlines are able to treat their customers worse than sheep and get …

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The Impact of Federal Interest Rate Cut on Consumers

The Fed cut the Fed Funds Rate by a quarter point last week. This is the first cut in since 2008. The reduction in rate will have an impact on consumers’ borrowing costs. All types of loans from mortgages to auto loans will cost a little lower. The following infographic from Schwab shows some of …

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The World’s Worst Cities For Traffic Congestion: Infographic

Most of the cities ranked worst for sitting in traffic are in emerging markets. The world’s most congested city is Mumbai, India followed by Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru. Among the developed world cities in the list are London, Paris, Rome and New York. Being stuck for hours in traffic not only has a huge …

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