Research

Tesla Inches Toward Profitable $35k Model 3

By Gene Munster and Will Thompson of Loup Ventures This week Tesla announced a new Model 3 configuration, shifting the lowest-price Model 3 option from $49,000 to $45,000. The new ...
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iPhone Xr Lead Times Short but Remain Optimistic

By Gene Munster of Loup Ventures Apple began taking preorders for the iPhone Xr on Friday at 3 a.m. ET. Between then and noon ET, we measured online lead times ...
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US Oil Rig Count Increases by 4, Prices Give Back Some of Their Daily Gain

In the week ending October 19, 2018, the number of land rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 873, an increase of four compared to the previous week ...
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September Existing Home Sales Plummet 4%

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Friday morning that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in September fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 ...
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Natural Gas Price Holds Loss Level Steady After Storage Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stockpiles increased by 81 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 12. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Google’s Cancer-Detecting AI and the Future of Work

By Gene Munster and Andrew Kluge of Loup Ventures Google recently announced a milestone for its applications of deep-learning in medicine. Their algorithm for detecting metastatic breast cancer, Lymph Node ...
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America Becomes World’s Most Competitive Economy

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been gauging national competitiveness for nearly four decades via its Global Competitiveness Report. The United States has lagged behind Singapore, and sometimes the economies ...
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Crude Oil Price Tumbles Below $70 on Surge in Inventories

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 6.5 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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September Housing Starts Well Below Expectations

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in September fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.201 ...
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25 Best US Cities for Jobs in 2018

There are more jobs available in the United States today than there are people to fill them. The catch is that some locations are better than others, either for jobs ...
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October Homebuilder Index Improves Slightly, but Headwinds Lurk for 2019

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index (HMI) for October rose by a point to 68 to remain in the high 60s range for the fifth ...
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Top 0.001%, Bottom 50% of US Taxpayers Pay Equal Shares of Income Tax

The top 0.001% of U.S. taxpayers paid 3.25% of all federal income tax collected in 2016. The bottom 50% paid 3.04% of all income tax collected that year. The top ...
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Apple: A Free Content Strategy Is the Right Approach

By Gene Munster and Will Thompson of Loup Ventures CNBC reported that Apple plans to give away some of its forthcoming original video content to Apple device owners as a ...
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10 Vehicles That Depreciate Fastest (and Slowest)

Depreciation accounts for nearly 40% of the average annual cost of operating a vehicle, according to a report last month from AAA. After five years, the vehicles that depreciate least ...
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Crude Oil Price Rebounds Slightly on Another Big Increase in Stockpiles

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 6 million barrels last week, maintaining a total ...
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