Buzzing Stocks, Slideshow The Nifty index hit a new peak on Monday, marking a strong start to the week. Many stocks saw new 52-week highs. However, the small-cap index is still hovering below its previous high. Many investors, especially retail investors, are invested in these stocks either directly or through mutual funds. Investing in good quality small-cap stocks has rewarded many long-term investors in the past. After the frontline indices start moving northward, many expect small-cap stocks to follow suit. Many have started looking at them as long-term bets at relatively lower levels. Also, the new fund offer of Mahindra Manulife Small Cap Fund also opened on November 21. Is it a good time to invest in small-caps? Most investors look at small-cap stocks as high-return bets. But these are also very volatile, and to make money on these one need to buy relatively cheap and at a time the economy is expanding. Though economists may keep arguing about the actual rate, it … [Read more...] about Despite markets at all-time highs, small-cap funds remain worthy
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin CEO & Founder of National Business Capital , the leading fintech marketplace offering streamlined small business loans. Building and maintaining strong company culture is essential for businesses of all sizes. Companies with a positive culture are more enjoyable workplaces and, more importantly, tend to have better retention rates. The type of culture you build can even affect your bottom line. Let’s look at how culture affects business performance and the role you play in influencing your business’s company culture. What Is Company Culture? Company culture is often poorly defined. To some, it sounds like another corporate buzzword. Although there are thousands of articles on the subject, there isn’t one agreed-upon definition for company culture. Here’s how I define culture—the attitudes, behaviors and values of everyone working at your company. It shows up in interactions your employees have … [Read more...] about How Does Company Culture Affect Business Performance?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Dan Mallin is CEO & Founder of Lucy , a one-stop AI-powered knowledge platform for all the data an organization owns and licenses. Never before has HR been as important to a company’s success than during the pandemic and the subsequent new world of work. Employees are more particular about what they want from their employers, and companies are working hard to meet their demands. From remote work policies to providing employees with the tools they need to succeed, identifying strategies to keep employees happy—and productive—is one of the most important takeaways from the pandemic. According to a recent survey by Gartner , 49% of HR executives said innovating for success is one of their top three priorities for 2022. Interestingly, even though executives say they are focused on creating a more productive and innovative work environment, employees do not see it. In a different survey by Gartner of … [Read more...] about Why Innovation Is Critical To The Success Of HR Leaders In 2023 And Beyond
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As of this writing, tens of thousands of North Carolina homeowners and businesses remain without power because of an attack on two electricity substations. Over the past two years we’ve all become very familiar with the economic effects of supply chain disruptions. COVID-related bottlenecks impacted multiple industries and helped prompt the wave of inflation that is now seemingly leading to a 2023 recession. Many businesspeople and investors have also seen the reports that climate risks are increasingly making critical infrastructure vulnerable to impacts — one recent report suggested that upwards of one quarter of all critical US infrastructure is susceptible to extreme flooding events , which we now know are being exacerbated by climate change . We also saw the effects on the Texas power grid of climate change heightened extreme weather over the past year-plus. The evidence is now obvious. So climate change is … [Read more...] about Investors Need To Take Vulnerable Infrastructure Seriously
Representative image Favourable demographics, geopolitical events, and past investments in human capital have created a comfortable economic position for India. More so given the pandemic and its strain on existing supply chains. To make matters worse, China’s pursuit of zero COVID-19 policy has only imposed fresh supply shocks to the global economic system. No surprises that companies are wondering whether it is worthwhile to be too dependent on China, more so considering the allegations of intellectual property theft. But the obvious question is: if not China, then where? There are many suitable candidates. Small countries in Asia with less stringent labour laws make them an ideal candidate. Certain countries have better rule of law, while others make up by having more extensive tax concessions. Needless to say, there is competition to attract these companies, with ministers often meeting their representatives at their headquarters several times before rolling out the red … [Read more...] about How India can prepare for China-plus-one
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Why don’t clean energy entrepreneurs in the U.S. make more of an effort to sell distributed generation and batteries as a way to provide more reliable electricity and backup power? They would seem to have a big advantage in doing so. After all, unlike more traditionally-fueled backup power generators, solar power doesn’t require any fuel to be transported onsite, and batteries can extend the solar power supplies even to the hours when the sun isn’t shining. Since my firm invests project capital for distributed, sustainable infrastructure, we’ve been eagerly looking for entrepreneurs selling such systems to improve their customers’ resiliency and reliability. But we’ve only found a very few, at least among those selling to commercial and industrial (”C&I”) customers. After Superstorm Sandy hit and knocked out power across the eastern seaboard, and with the more recent power supply interruptions in places like California, … [Read more...] about American Clean Energy Entrepreneurs Haven’t Figured Out How To Sell Resiliency