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The 'White-Hat Hacker' Firm That's Riding the 'At-Home Revolution' to Higher Earnings

The 'White-Hat Hacker' Firm That's Riding the 'At-Home Revolution' to Higher Earnings

Each year, market-research firm CB Insights publishes a list of game-changing startups…  CB Insights is widely respected in the industry… and this year’s release didn’t disappoint. The list included innovations such as CRISPR 2.0, which provides safer and more precise approaches to gene editing. The report also covered “carbon capture” companies. These firms could recycle […]
The Market Is Hinting at an Important Signal... It May Be Time to Listen

The Market Is Hinting at an Important Signal... It May Be Time to Listen

Sometimes, the power of the market is just in waiting…  This can be difficult for investors, but doing nothing can be the best move to make. As legendary trader Jesse Livermore once said, “It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.” This is coming from the […]
Thanks to 'Digital Nomads,' One Cruise Line Operator Is Poised for Big Upside as the Pandemic Recedes

Thanks to 'Digital Nomads,' One Cruise Line Operator Is Poised for Big Upside as the Pandemic Recedes

In order to understand industry trends, it’s important to look beyond the news channels… Here at Altimetry, we try to engage with a diverse crowd when it comes to our friends and colleagues. We personally know people who have jobs ranging from the medical and pharma fields, aerospace, advertising, social media, skin care, as well […]
This Former 'Unicorn' Actually Knows How to Make Money

This Former 'Unicorn' Actually Knows How to Make Money

Just a few years ago, the term ‘unicorn’ was all the rage…  These are privately owned venture-capital (“VC”) supported startups worth more than $1 billion. As an estimated 0.07% of startups ever reach a billion-dollar valuation, these select firms are as rare as the mythical creature they’re named after. Many startups have been holding off […]
Credit Agencies Are Falling for the 'Ratio Fallacy' With This Communications Firm

Credit Agencies Are Falling for the 'Ratio Fallacy' With This Communications Firm

Due to massive amounts of stimulus spending and lending, debt has ballooned this year… And the numbers are staggering. As hedge-fund great Leon Cooperman recently told Bloomberg, the U.S. will likely end the year at a $27 trillion deficit.  Here at Altimetry, this massive increase in leverage hasn’t gone unnoticed… As we said back in […]
One Homebuilder Bucked the Trend During the Great Recession... and It's Primed to Do It Again

One Homebuilder Bucked the Trend During the Great Recession... and It's Primed to Do It Again

Here at Altimetry, we’ve frequently discussed the necessity of companies’ access to credit markets during recessions… This is especially relevant during the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses are hoping their profitability levels quickly return to where they were prior to coronavirus. In the meantime, the strategic use of debt can help companies bridge the gap and […]
The Winner in Protecting Your Building's Air When You Return to the Office

The Winner in Protecting Your Building's Air When You Return to the Office

Joel’s note: Both the market and Altimetry are closed on Monday for Labor Day, so look for the next Altimetry Daily Authority on Tuesday, September 8. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend. In recent years, the number of perks that companies offer employees has only increased…  Perks are a way for businesses […]
'Bloatware' Is Making a Comeback... and It's Leading to Big Profits

'Bloatware' Is Making a Comeback... and It's Leading to Big Profits

As we here at Altimetry know well, new businesses emerge from any crisis… Back in 2009, the global financial system was reeling from the Great Recession. Most of Wall Street was blindsided by the collapse of the housing market and banking giants such as Lehman Brothers. However, some folks across the world were able to […]
Here's Why Joining the S&P 500 Was Bad News for This Medical-Equipment Company

Here's Why Joining the S&P 500 Was Bad News for This Medical-Equipment Company

Stock indexes are more than simply dipsticks to measure market trends… Not only do indexes enable investors to easily quantify market performance, but they also allow for passive investing through exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) that track an index’s performance. Think of the S&P 500 Index – it serves as a benchmark for the overall market.  However, […]
The Credit-Ratings Agencies Have It All Wrong (Yet Again)

The Credit-Ratings Agencies Have It All Wrong (Yet Again)

As the old joke goes, put two economists in a room and you’ll get three opinions on the economy…  Last Monday, we highlighted a concern over both credit and equity markets from Bob Prince of Bridgewater Associates. Prince was concerned the risk of inflation could cause the Fed to raise interest rates, leading to a […]