Sunday, 16 December 2012

S&P/ASX 50 best dividend yielding stocks

Here is a link to a list of top dividend stocks on Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

S&P/ASX 50 best dividend yielding stocks (link)

Thursday, 31 May 2012


What's the product of the following equations?!

For Work=True => No time.

For Work=False => No money.

Time = Money.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Open-Source Economy

One more sign of changing times.

The $100bn Facebook question: Will capitalism survive 'value abundance'? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English: ""What will happen with capitalism given social media-based exchanges, commons-based production of software and hardware, and collaborative consumption?""

European Demography

One of the most important issues Europe is facing is the demography. Germany, being the highest-affected of all European countries, could see a drop in population of 20% by 2035. Also,
Germany, which currently has a population of around 80m, could find itself with just 25m inhabitants by the end of this century, according to recent projections by Deutsche Bank, which adds: “Even assuming (no doubt unrealistically high) annual immigration of 250,000, Germany's population would decline to about 50m by 2100.”

Demography: The vanishing workforce | The Economist

Europe's Demographic Doom

Poverty on the downslide

Daily chart: Now for the good news | The Economist: "Poverty has fallen in all regions of the world"

Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Future of Money

Excellent topic. The talk from the RSA on the future of money.

Lead by this interesting concept of new and different monetary system, I read a few more good articles on topic:

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

iPhones from China and the Future of U.S. Manufacturing

Great text about Apple's manufacturing in China and the numbers behind it.

Manufacturing an iPhone in the United States would cost about $65 more than manufacturing it in China, where it costs an estimated $8. This additional $65 would dent the profit Apple makes on each iPhone, but it wouldn't eliminate it. (The iPhone average selling price is about $600, and Apple's average gross margin is about 40%. So Apple's gross profit on each iPhone is probably in the neighborhood of $250.)

And, more importantly

Apple doesn't build iPhones in the United States, in other words, because there is no longer an ecosystem here to support that manufacturing. There's no supply chain, there aren't enough super-low-cost workers, and there are not enough mid-level engineers.  And many Americans looking for work are still hoping for a return to jobs, salaries, and lifestyles that have simply disappeared.

Read more: