The internet is abuzz with new information that may suggest Facebook is looking to make its own mobile device.
The thought process is simple: Facebook is currently built into a lot of the mobile software on mobile phones. However, now that Google (the creator of the most popular mobile operating system, Android) owns Motorola, it may deflect attention from Facebook to draw members to its own Google+ social network.
Therefore, Facebook needs to make sure that it stays on top of mobile social networking. Making its own phone is one way Facebook can retain users while defending its position as the United States’ preferred social network.
Facebook Phone Rumors
From a slowing automotive market to a financial crisis that nearly sent the firm into bankruptcy, Ford has faced plenty of challenges.
Today, however, Ford is back to recovery. Just weeks ago, Fitch upgraded Ford to investment grade citing improvements in automotive manufacturing and sales. The lift helped Ford’s bonds, which rallied tremendously on the news of the upgrade.
Today, however, it was Moody’s that gave Ford another bump to investment grade. The company noted improvements in car sales, and that it thought the company’s improvement would be long-lasting and continued.
Back to Investment Grade
The climate for business in the United States is forever changing. During the booming economy of the early 2000s, businesses were man’s best friend.
Today, following bailouts, golden parachutes, and a pervasive belief that the financial companies are ruining the world, one has to take a step back to think about the current business environment.
As a Wall Street protestor might say, “Goldman Sachs is evil!” But if Goldman Sachs is evil, then shouldn’t Apple be 10x more evil? If wealth is greed, and greed is evil, Apple is the greediest of them all!
Goldman’s Evil: $52 billion
What’s one way to play falling interest rates? Real estate!
We’ve covered all kinds of real estate topics on this blog, as it is one of the better yielding asset classes in a volatile market. Also, low borrowing costs make real estate more attractive than it might ordinarily be in poor economic times.
So what should you make of REITs? Are mortgage REITs the way to play the market, or would property REITs be a better bet?
Key Differences Between Mortgage REITs and Property REITS
Mutual Funds, Real Estate, Stocks