Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Microsoft Corp. engages in the provision of developing and marketing software and hardware services. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones and intelligent devices. It also offers server applications for distributed computing environments, productivity applications, business solution applications, desktop and server management tools, software development tools, video games, and online advertising. It operates through the following segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment consists of products and cloud services in portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services. It comprises of office commercial, office consumer, and microsoft dynamics business solutions. The Intelligent Cloud segment offers hybrid server products and cloud services. It comprises of server products and cloud services and enterprise services. The More Personal Computing segment comprises of windows, devices, gaming, and search advertising. The company was founded by William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.
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Blog posts that reference Microsoft Corporation:
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Global Equity Markets in Review
· US equity benchmarks edge higher as small caps outperform
· German election results, weakness in euro powers European equities higher
· Asian equities witness volatility amid mixed political and economic news
Monday, September 04, 2017
Investing can be a volatile ride, the last few days have reminded us.
The last few days have also reminded us why holding international equities is often beneficial for Australian investors – the Australian dollar acts as a shock absorber on returns when volatility hits, which is exactly the opposite effect that international investors get investing in Australian stocks.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Monday, August 14, 2017
• US-North Korea tension rattles financial markets globally.
• MSCI World Index falls 1.5% highlighting the widespread fall in equities across the globe.
Monday, August 07, 2017
• Mixed set of earnings and economic reports drive US market.
• Currency movement and slew of earnings reports direct European markets.
• Asian markets tread water amid plethora of economic data.
Monday, July 03, 2017
• Political uncertainty, profit booking weighs on US markets.
• Strengthening currency drags European markets lower.
• Positive economic data powers China.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
On 20 June 2017, Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), a widely tracked provider of global indices, announced its decision to add China’s local currency shares (A-shares) to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. MSCI will include around 222 large-cap Chinese equities in the index from June 2018, along with other international indices that cover Chinese stocks. The long-awaited decision, which came after three previous rejections by the global index provider, brought cheer to China’s stock markets. MSCI’s decision is seen as an acknowledgement of the progress made by China in opening its capital markets.
Monday, June 26, 2017
• Wall street finished almost flat amid low oil prices.
• Most European markets move lower as Brexit negotiations begin.
• Asian markets finished divergent on account of domestic cues.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Magellan Financial Group is a fund manager focused on investing in international shares. When you buy shares in Magellan Financial Group you are investing in the business that manages the funds, not the funds themselves.
The way Magellan earns revenue is through the fees they charge to the unit holders in their funds. Fund managers like Magellan usually charge a management fee and a performance fee. The management fee is calculated as a percentage of the funds under management, and the performance fee is received if they are able to generate returns that exceed a benchmark. Therefore revenue is driven by two things. First the ability to grow funds under management by generating good returns, and second, the amount of new investment funds the funds can attract (which is often related to point one).
Friday, February 12, 2016
There has been a lot more activity with companies reporting this week. A few highlights included Class (CODE:CL1) went from A2 to A1, Nick Scali (CODE:NCK) and JB Hi Fi (CODE:JBH) retained their A1 status and REA Group (CODE:REA) remained an A2. Capilano Honey (CODE:CZZ) lost its A1 status, slumping to A3.