Google’s philanthropic Flu Trends site has been able to track swine flu about as well as health care surveillance, according to Bloomberg. What else can trending searches tell us about the state of health in the United States? advertisement advertisement (Above, Google Flu Trends shows incidence of swine flu in the U.S.; darker areas correlate with more flu-related searches.) To answer that question, I got a little help from the Google team in New York. The data they showed me aren’t so comforting: Judging by searches for unemployment, medicare, and Cobra insurance, Americans seem much more concerned about losing their health care benefits than in previous years–especially in a handful of hard-hit regions. Using Google Insights for Search, a mashup engine that the incidence of search topics, we learn that searches for health insurance plans have been trending upward since 2005 and rose about 15% year-over-year in 2009, as shown in the graph below. Searchers … [Read more...] about Google’s Data Show Tennessee, Florida Most Troubled Over Health Care
“Both our operating and investment experience cause us to conclude that turnarounds seldom turn…and the same energies and talent are much better employed in a good business purchased at a fair price than in a poor business purchased at a bargain price.”….Warren Buffett, Letters to Shareholders, 1979.When the guru of value investing, Warren Buffett asks you to stay away from a type of investing, you pay heed. Unless you are the kind who does not believe in taking sermons at face value. That is exactly how Madhusudan Sarda is.Sarda, the Executive Director of Vallum Capital, who has about 18 years of market experience under his belt, likes to test every thesis and hypothesis. A chemical engineer by qualification, Madhu, as he is commonly known, attributes this aspect of probing to his educational background.Close Madhu has been dabbling in stocks from the age of 15 when he used to monitor his father’s portfolio. He approaches investing like a businessman … [Read more...] about Turnaround Titan: This fund manager defies Warren Buffett’s advice and bags multi-fold returns
Titan Company, one of the favourite stocks of India's ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, has jumped almost 2,000 percent in the last 10 years against a 134 percent gain in the market benchmark Sensex.Since 2010, Titan, which leads the jewellery business in the country, has outperformed the Sensex seven times, clocking a cumulative gain of 1,994 percent against 133.8 percent jump in the index as of September 23.At the end of the June quarter of FY20, Jhunjhunwala had seven percent stake in Titan, the company whose top asset is its well-diversified business that ranges from jewellery to watches to eyewear.Close The company had a subdued FY-16 due to several factors, including regulatory pressure on the jewellery industry. But, it managed to gather momentum from FY-17 and has since been clocking a strong double-digit revenue growth. related news Small-caps fell the most in a volatile week; but over 30 stocks buck the trend Week in 5 charts: Sensex, Nifty end flat amid weak macro … [Read more...] about A gain of 2,000% in last 10 years! Is Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s pet stock still a strong play?
The market continued to consolidate for the second consecutive week after rallying about 12 percent in the last two months on the back of constant government measures and better-than-expected corporate earnings.Experts expect the consolidation to continue due to the absence of any major domestic cue during the month, while global news flow could likely impact the markets."Since the result season is almost over, Mr Market will take cues from international factors namely US-Sino trade deal, Trump’s impeachment and the nitty-gritty of long-awaited Saudi Aramco IPO. Lack of positive triggers may certainly keep markets dull and rangebound," Jimeet Modi, Founder & CEO, SAMCO Securities & StockNote told Moneycontrol.Close According to experts, stock-specific activity with a "buy on dips" strategy for quality stocks might be the way to go in the current scenerio. related news Nifty flirts with 12K: 4 common equity investment mistakes you must avoid Hot … [Read more...] about As market consolidates these 10 large, midcaps could give 10-29% return in the next 12 months
The closest abortion clinic to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is 43 miles away. To qualify for a medical abortion at the Little Rock Aldersgate Road Health Center (the only kind of abortion available) a person needs to be less than two weeks along and make two visits to the clinic—one for an information session and one to get the pill. If this clinic is booked, the next closest clinic is in Tennessee, which has a whole different set of rules around abortion. advertisement advertisement To help women navigate the increasingly complex landscape of abortion laws, Planned Parenthood has launched a new tool demystifying the rules in each state. When visitors now go to Planned Parenthood’s website, they’ll see a section called “Abortion Care Finder.” People can now search for all nearby clinics—not just Planned Parenthood-affiliated ones—with abortion services. When searching, the website will ask for a person’s age, zip code, and the last … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood’s new tool can help navigate the dizzying world of abortion laws