After trying to test Apple TV+, I got a new concern: the message “Your funds are currently unavailable” on the upcoming Apple Pay service. Yes, it is a hard job to stay at the top of the electronic services food chain – and there are signs that Apple is too big and sliding on the maturity curve.
As Italy plans this October to widen its deficit, the stock markets are reacting strongly, anticipating further economic troubles ahead. On October 6th, doitinvest.com argued for a (very) long view on Italy’s shares. At the time the FTSE Italy All Shares index was at 22,455. Today, as the new budget (which goes on a collision course with EU’s rules) lands […]
This week (2 of Oct. 2018) the US index S&P 500 went down almost 7% from September. Is this a correction or the beginning of a bear market? Analysts disagree – some (e.g. CNBC) mention that this happened previously (e.g. 2000, 2007) and this is a correction. However, doitinvest.com thinks it is more than this. Most of the decrease came […]
Just look at the news – Italy is not so sunny anymore: its public debt is >120% of the GDP (double the EU maximum) and its coalition government plans to borrow 1,6% of the GDP this year. On top of it, the bad news keep coming: a Genova bridge collapsed in August, putting Atlantia S.p.a., the (privatized) builder, under an […]
Admit it, you have done this at least once: you were lured by the special offer / freebie / like into signing up for a newsletter… then you forgot about it. Or you installed an IOS/Android/Windows app which asked you for permissions to share with the Martians your accurate location, food prefferences or place of birth. The personal data requests […]
Let’s face it – almost all of us succumbed to this temptation: we could do the toughest, most important task or we could break all of them into pieces (“eating the elephant” as the management gurus say) and start chewing them. Or just give in to the boss’ latest request and answer his (sometimes lazy) easy to dig emails. In […]
When it comes to financial controlling, many CEOs and even CFOs mention that it is boring. After all, controlling rotates around themes such as financials reliability and accuracy, predictability of the forecasting, solid safeguards in place, sound accounting, compliance. And immediately after this, the same senior leaders can be heard saying: “well, this way it should also stay”. Nobody’s hiring […]