Vista Partners Publishes The January 2018 FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published  January’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Déjà vu All Over Again?”.

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In January’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “Politics aside, it would seem that when it comes to President Donald Trump’s economic policy, he …” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in January’s Newsletter:  Apple (AAPL), Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Caterpillar (CAT) | DowDuPont (DWDP) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | JPMorgan Chase (JPM) & 3M (MMM).

Vista Partners publishes 100% of its content free. To receive free email updates from Vista’s extensive coverage universe, please sign up at VistaPGlobal.com/signup.

About Vista Partners LLC:

Founded in 2005, Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) is a California Registered Investment Advisor based in San Francisco. Vista delivers timely and relevant insights via the website: www.vistapglobal.com with daily stories, weekly market updates, monthly macroeconomic newsletters, and Vista’s proprietary equity and market research to help you stay informed and stay competitive. Vista’s mission is to invest partner capital while arming investors with a comprehensive global financial perspective across all market sectors. Vista also seeks to provide select issuers with actionable advice regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives.

We encourage readers to view a complete list of disclaimers and disclosures on the Vista Partners website at VistaPGlobal.com/disclaimer.

Please follow Vista Partners on Twitter @VistaPResearch to receive updates, thoughts, and ideas on Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies.




Have You Read “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life”?

Here is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but he allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom.

Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.”

When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write.

Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.

Praise for The Snowball

“Even people who don’t care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”—Time

“Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”—New York Times

“If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post

“Riveting and encyclopedic.”—Wall Street Journal

“A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes

“The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”—Los Angeles Times

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Apple (AAPL) Makes a New Buddy?

The Vancouver based buddybuild team announced that they have joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build “amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community.”Buddybuild’s website states that it “ties together continuous integration, continuous delivery and an iterative feedback solution into a single, seamless platform. No more cobbling together disparate systems to meet your mobile development needs. With buddybuild, you can focus on what matters most: creating awesome apps.”

The buddybuild team is now part of Apple!

We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community..

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Vista Partners Number of the Day is 5! Take a Chance & Find Out Why

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing out with its best year since 2013, 5 companies including Caterpillar, Inc. were among the top 5 blue-chip stocks.

Caterpillar saw a 58.8% jump in the past six months and an overall 71% climb for the 2017 year. Much of the companies success can be credited to the commodity rebound, higher demand for the heavy mining equipment Caterpillar is known for, and a strong housing market in both the United States and China.

Other companies in the Top  5 Dow Stocks include Boeing (BA), Apple (AAPL), Visa (V), and Wal-Mart (WMT).

To learn more about Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT), Boeing (BA), Apple (AAPL), Visa (V), and Wal-Mart (WMT) and to continue to track their progress please visit the Vista Partners Dow 30 and Featured Coverage Pages.




Interview with Payment Industry Expert Ryan Yuzon “The What, When & Why Regarding Apple Cash”

Apple (AAPL) recently released Apple Cash, a person-to-person payment system that competes directly with PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.  With a strong market share of smart devices (newer iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches) in the US, Apple is well positioned to accelerate the adoption of mobile payments.

In a recent interview on the Groundwork Forum Podcast hosted by John Heerdink, Ryan Yuzon shares his views on Episode 6 titled “The What, When & Why Regarding Apple Cash”. Ryan speaks to why the new service will help adoption and usage but does not necessarily represent the “killer app” for mobile payments.

Mr. Yuzon has spent more than 20 years in the payments and financial services industry, working in product innovation for Visa and payments consulting firms Edgar Dunn and RFi in the US and the Asia Pacific.  He has a B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

For more early impressions of Apple Cash, see http://mashable.com/2017/ 11/07/apple-pay-cash-is- finally-here/#p9N6FFImEgqZ and https://techcrunch.com/ 2017/11/07/apple-pay-cash- launches-in-beta-today- letting-you-send-and-receive- cash-in-messages/

To learn more about Apple (AAPL) and track its ongoing progress please visit the Vista Partners Apple Coverage Page.

Groundwork Forum Podcast aims to bring together leaders from all disciplines all over the world to join its Global Community to consider new perspectives on key issues; to create a powerful, global network in order to strengthen the influence throughout the world; to draw up innovative and concrete action plans to encourage contribution to society; and to promote diversity in the business world. Send us an email if you’d like to become a contributor: inquiries@vistapglobal.com.




“Will the Bull Market Continue to Run?” Vista Partners Publishes November Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published November’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, “Will the Bull Market Continue to Run?”

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, SaaS, and Technology.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In November’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “The stock market itself may be right in that…” Read full newsletter.

Companies Featured in November’s Newsletter: Apple, Inc. (AAPL) | Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) | Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) | Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), & Visa Inc. (V).

Vista Partners publishes 100% of its content free. To receive free email updates from Vista’s extensive coverage universe, please sign up at VistaPGlobal.com/signup.

About Vista Partners LLC:

Founded in 2005, Vista Partners LLC (“Vista”) is a California Registered Investment Advisor based in San Francisco. Vista delivers timely and relevant insights via the website: www.vistapglobal.com with daily stories, weekly market updates, monthly macroeconomic newsletters, and Vista’s proprietary equity and market research to help you stay informed and stay competitive. Vista’s mission is to invest partner capital while arming investors with a comprehensive global financial perspective across all market sectors. Vista also seeks to provide select issuers with actionable advice regarding fundamental development, corporate governance, and capital market directives.

We encourage readers to view a complete list of disclaimers and disclosures on the Vista Partners website at VistaPGlobal.com/disclaimer.

Please follow Vista Partners on Twitter @VistaPResearch to receive updates, thoughts, and ideas on Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies.




Vista Issues Update Report on Tech Giant Apple (AAPL)

Recently, Vista Partners published a FREE update research report on tech giant Apple (AAPL). The report can viewed on Vista Partners Apple (AAPL) Coverage Page found within the Featured Coverage Section at Vista Partners.




“500+ Days & Counting…” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-18-2017

Vista Partners has published its Weekly Market Update for the week of November 11, 2017, titled “500+ Days & Counting…” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-18-2017 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30 and Select Emerging Growth Companies.

Each weekly update issue is sent out via email directly to the thousands of investors around the world that have freely elected to be updated each week.  Please “Join us” to Stay Informed and Stay Competitive. It’s Free & Easy to sign up.

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Apple Shares Surge Post Reporting Quarter Beat- Heading Toward $1T Valuation?

Apple (AAPL) announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 Q4 ended September 30, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $52.6B, an increase of 12% from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.07, up 24%. International sales accounted for 62% of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple also provided the following guidance for its fiscal 2018 first quarter:

  • revenue between $84 billion and $87 billion
  • gross margin between 38 percent and 38.5 percent
 operating expenses between $7.65 billion and $7.75 billion
  • other income/(expense) of $600 million
 tax rate of 25.5 percent

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO stated, “We’re happy to report a very strong finish to a great fiscal 2017, with record fourth quarter revenue, year-over-year growth for all our product categories, and our best quarter ever for Services. With fantastic new products including iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K joining our product lineup, we’re looking forward to a great holiday season, and with the launch of iPhone X getting underway right now, we couldn’t be more excited as we begin to deliver our vision for the future with this stunning device.”

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.63 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 16, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 13, 2017.

AAPL shares closed up today $168.11 up +1.22% with a market cap of $868.33B. It would seem that the company may be on track to hit $1T in valuation if they are able to continue their current pace or manage to achieve even greater growth.

To learn more about Apple (AAPL) and to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Company Dedicated AAPL Coverage Page.

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter ended September 30, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $52.6 billion, an increase of 12 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.07, up 24 percent…

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Boom! The Dow Surpasses New Milestone – Now North of 23K

The Dow Jones Industrial Average “The Dow” surpassed another milestone as it sprinted past the 23,000 level for the first time while closing at 23,157.60 up 160.16 points, or 0.7%.

Dow 30 component IBM led the way today post its Tuesday after-hours earnings beat as it closed up 8.86% at $159.53/share.

The Boeing Company (BA) closed at near a 52-week high at $260.04/share Up +1.42 points or  +0.55%.

You can track the Dow 30 and its components’ progress and gain great insight by visiting the Vista Partners Coverage Pages and signing up for free email updates.