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Apple and Google Declare War – Here's the Secret Winner

Resident tech guru Michael Robinson and I are both big science-fiction fans. Michael likes traditional sci-fi stories, like those of Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. My sci-fi interests are more focused on “Golden Age” radio dramas, “pre-code” comics, and old movies and TV shows… like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.

And when Associate Editor Cris Skokna joined our team a few months back, Michael and I were so pleased to discover that he was a sci-fi guy as well that I jokingly dubbed the three of us as “The Trilogy.”

And the other day, Cris told me a story that I absolutely had to share with you…

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    One of the Telltale Signs Behind Risky Stocks

    Short-term corporate thinking has been blamed for many of America's economic ills.

    With little foresight beyond next year, management sometimes closes down plants and fudges accounting to make this year's earnings look better and boost the stock price.

    Often, it is simply because management is excessively rewarded by short-term incentives such as stock options.

    While investors might benefit from these shenanigans in the short-run, a new study points out the long-term effects are frequently negative.

    A new Harvard Business School study entitled "Short-termism, Investor Clientele and Firm Risk" has shown that short-termism is bad for investors increasing their risks without any corresponding increase in returns.

    In other words, risk and the short-term thinking usually go hand in hand.

    Breaking Down the Conference Call

    The study used a very interesting method to find out which companies are short-term oriented or more risky.

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