The strong winds tossed six to seven tents into the air about 3:30 p.m. at the flea market on Meladee Lane. Even on more casual sites like news or sports the brands have very few opportunities to change the consumer behavior mostly because the creative most widely used is easily ignored. Larger format video like Hulu and the network sites may be the first step but they are still not the most appropriate consumer experiences. The recent strategic tie-up between Ascott and Tujia is expected to widen its addressable market segment as well as to cross-sell its products across various online and offline platforms. Remember: the market will often make moves before the facts come out and are known.
GM says it will increase it current share in Asia from 6.5% to 10% with most of the unit increase coming in China. Perhaps China is growing so fast that all of the major car companies can reach a share of 100% in the huge Asian country. We have a couple deals to watch for next week, but since it is Thanksgiving week you can expected everything to come Monday night for Tuesday trading. Onex officials had said their plan was to take Spirit public within five years, but this is 1 year and some change as the market and economy accomodate now.
I am not a socialist and don’t even call out for more and more never-ending market reform to protect Grandma Jones, but when you see this it is obscene. I won’t even go into how this also destabilizes a market on a stock and the related companies. Why Thomson would market a phone exclusively with one of the smaller VoIP companies is puzzling. Ford is still being bloodied in it home market, so the talk of China gains is whistling past the graveyard.
Other potentially related shares that could get secondary or tertiary actions if this just gets ridiculous are the following: Investment Technology Group (ITG), eSpeed (ESPD), and International Securities Exchange (ISE), OptionsXpress (OXPS), MarketAccess (MKTX) and others. What GM wants Wall St. to believe that cars and small trucks that are bested by vehicles from Toyota and Honda in the US market will do better overseas.
Over the last decade, Ford’s US share has dropped from 25.8% to 18.3% During the same timeframe, Toyota’s market share has rise from 13.3% from 7.4%. Honda’s has risen from 5.4% to 8.6%. Cathay Pacific was up 1.7% to 18.98. China Mobile was down 1.1% to 68.65. China Unicom was down 1% to 8.24. HSBC was up4% to 147.2. PCCW was up 1.9% to 5.23. As far as this year, hedge funds as a group are underperforming mutual funds and market indexes.