Author Archives: Darren Marchal

How To Find Startup Capital

You’ve got an exciting business idea. You’ve researched and tested. You’ve gotten help to create an amazing pitch deck. You’re eager to start pitching to investors, presenting, and loading up the company bank account so you can hire an amazing team and speed up the machine. So, where do you aim your efforts and find…

How To Edit a PDF File

PDFs are seriously awesome. For example, you can create a contact form for your business with fields where customers can add a name, address, phone number and other details. Sometimes you want to eSign a PDF contract or make small modifications to the text without redoing the entire document. How can you edit a PDF?…

How to Ensure You are Hiring Top Quality Candidates

Your employees are the life blood of your business. Without them, you’d be strung high and dry, running around wearing 15 different hats, trying to take care of every task at hand. At the end of the day, as much as your employees rely on you for a steady income, you depend on your workforce…

Q3-Market Performance Review

Yesterday was the first day of the Fourth Quarter of 2018, so it’s a good time to assess where markets are for the year. Nobody should change their portfolios radically based on recent market moves, and, to the extent that anybody does, the bias should be selling what has dropped and buying what has surged….

Both Sides Now

I’ve looked at oil from both sides now, from supply-demand and still somehow, the glut illusion I still recall, they really don’t know oil at all. Both Brent and West Texas Intermediate reached new highs in the oil “supercycle” achieving highs that we have not seen since OPEC started the oil production war Thanksgiving 2014….

Off The Lows

What was looking like quite a bad morning for US equities when our alarms went off a few hours ago is looking a lot more manageable now as futures have rallied off their lows. In yesterday’s session, the big star of the day was oil and the Energy sector in general. Driven by a 2.8%…

PepsiCo (PEP) Beats Q3 Earnings And Revenue Estimates

PepsiCo (PEP – Free Report) came out with quarterly earnings of $1.59 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.56 per share. This compares to earnings of $1.48 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 1.92%. A quarter ago, it was expected that…

Beware Of The Real Debt Crisis On The Horizon

We have to come to the reality that from 2019 onward, we are headed into a Pension Crisis that will be serious. Many are starting to yell about the debt crisis. They lump on private debt and yell its a bubble. What they miss entirely is the fact that we face more than a decade of…