Soon after protests erupted in May following the killing of George Floyd, Reynolds was forced to grapple with his own complicated personal history. His and Lively’s 2012 wedding took place at Boone Hall, a former plantation in South Carolina. Press coverage at the time focused mostly on the glamour of the event, though some pointed exceptions noted the callousness of holding a celebration in a place where slaves had suffered and died. It wasn’t until 2018 that the story caught on in a significant way, when a tweet Reynolds posted in praise of Black Panther (the first superhero blockbuster featuring a largely African American cast) sparked a viral response accusing him of hypocrisy. The actor is still clearly pained by the hurt the wedding caused, as well as by his own lack of judgment. “It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for,” he says. “It’s impossible to reconcile. What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds on ‘Deadpool,’ diversity, and the secrets of successful marketing
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"Maruti with its more than 50 percent share is our preferred sector pick. Within auto parts, we have a 'buy' rating on Endurance, which will benefit from its increasing content supplies to the two and three-wheeler OEMs. The parts supplier has acquired the European parts companies - Adler and Grimeca, which will further enhance their technical competence," said Makharia. … [Read more...] about July auto sales signal recovery: Should you buy stocks from the sector?
Over the past decade, India’s Financial Services sector has been hammered by demonetisation, and history shows that investing in high-quality financial stocks during a crisis proves to be highly rewarding, Saurabh Mukherjea, Founder and CIO of Marcellus Investment Managers said during a podcast ‘D-Street Talk’ with Moneycontrol on his new PMS scheme “Kings of Capital”. … [Read more...] about D-Street Talk: Saurabh Mukherjea gives a low-down on how he picks winners for Kings of Capital portfolio
- Phase 1 (1999 to 2005) – Successful domestic M&A: After having spent five decades in establishing a monopoly in white glue (Fevicol), Pidilite started acquiring and building other adhesive and sealant brands to expand its product portfolio and to extend the firm’s channel presence and intermediary influence. The acquisitions included: a) Ranipal in 1999 for Rs 4 crores; b) M-Seal and Dr. Fixit in 2000 for Rs 32 crores; c) Steelgrip in 2002 for Rs 10 crores; and d) Roff in 2005 for an undisclosed amount. Capital deployed towards acquiring these firms was approx. 11% of the total operating cash flows generated by Pidilite over this period. Most of these acquisitions have become monopolies in their respective categories by now and have delivered RoOCEs substantially higher than the cost of capital for Pidilite. Thanks to this phase of expansion, Pidilite has one of the most diversified distribution networks, with its products … [Read more...] about Saurabh Mukherjea’s investment mantra to navigate through a crisis: Part-2
Reports suggest that investment in ETFs has seen a sharp rise in the recent past. Investors are moving away from actively-managed equity funds. In June, ETFs saw inflows of Rs 4,092 crore, four times higher than the previous month. … [Read more...] about 3 Point Analysis | Why are investors opting for ETFs?