5 from 5i - To save or to invest?


Last Friday morning saw a disappointing U.S. jobs report, which likely added to investor nervousness following a U.S. missile strike on Syria. BlackBerry (BB) shares were sharply higher after it won a US$815 arbitration ruling against chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM)Bombardier (BBD.B) rose on a Bloomberg report it and Germany’s Siemens are in talks to combine their train operations. Struggling department store operator Hudson’s Bay (HBC) said it planned to invest around US$425M in Europe this year in a bid to grow its sales there by 20% over the next two years. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) wants to make its brick-and-mortar stores a stronger asset as it battles with Amazon.com (AMZN) online. The retailer plans next week to offer discounts on some online orders when customers opt for in-store pickup instead of home delivery. Here are five stories we found interesting this week: 

  1. Young investors likely benefit from focusing on their savings rate vs. investment returns
  2. The insider advantage
  3. Its hard to keep analyst estimates grounded
  4. Save the annuity fees by building your own
  5. Will the Chinese government back a run on wealth management products
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