Are you a big fan of Apple or Nike, or a hater of McDonald’s? A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows love-it or hate-it brands probably won’t perform exceptionally well in the stock market, but they also offer investors less risk because you know just what to expect – the good and the bad. It’s something to consider in our volatile stock climate.
Davidson, Founder of Silver Lake: Instrumental in Dell, Skype Deals
Jim Davidson has played a key role in some of the biggest deals in the technology industry, including investments in Dell, Skype, Go Daddy, Alibaba, Avago, Seagate and Sabre Holdings, which operates Travelocity. For his impressive work in the investment arena, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will honor Davidson – co-founder, managing partner and managing director of Silver Lake – with the school’s annual Executive of the Year Award next week.
Unemployment and job growth continue to capture attention as the U.S. economy rebounds from the Great Recession. This week, the final, revised numbers on state and city job growth for the year 2013 as a whole are out. Research Professor Lee McPheters of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides rankings and analysis of the winners and losers, based on the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
U.S. News & World Report announced its prestigious annual list of the “Best Graduate Schools” in the country today. For the seventh year in a row, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranks Top 30 nationwide among full-time MBA programs. The school’s evening MBA program also ranks Top 20 among part-time MBA programs.
The big home-price rebound in the Phoenix area may officially be over. For the first time since last summer, the market experienced a month-to-month decrease in the median single-family-home sales price. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals that and other details about Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of January.
Expect those big price increases we’ve seen for Phoenix-area homes to slow down, possibly even stop or reverse a little this year. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University predicts two-plus years of large gains to come to an end in 2014. The report includes the latest data for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of December.
One of the top business schools in the nation is about to offer high school students four free summer programs to help them learn what college life is really like. The highly ranked W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is now accepting applications for all four college-prep programs, each with a slightly different area of focus.
The experts say Phoenix-area commercial real estate is officially in recovery mode, but still short of expansion. A full 100 percent of the real estate brokers participating in a quarterly survey from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University agree the Valley’s commercial sector has followed the local housing market into recovery, but the recovery is slow, uneven and likely to remain that way through much of this year.
Maybe the new year can bring some new energy to the Phoenix-area housing market? A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows stagnation as 2013 came close to an end.