This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. That’s a wrap: Outside the Thom Browne show during Paris Fashion Week. (Photo by Edward… [+] Berthelot/Getty Images) It’s not quite fall, but it’s not really winter either. So will you be too hot or too cold? A great way to alleviate all that temperature stress is to chill out and get a scarf. And not just any scarf, but a wool one with a great print. Why so specific? Well, wool is not as insulating as cashmere but packs enough heat to moderate those brisk breezes. As for the whimsical pattern, the workday is bleak enough, so liven it up with a piece that will put a smile on your face. Designer Alexandre Mattiussi is great at inserting a bit of whimsy into his collection without succumbing to kitsch. Just take a look at the juxtaposition of the creamy wool with a mirrored knit of an “A” and a heart on this fringed scarf. It is both elegant and playful. And sh...

Graduating Secured Credit Cards to Full Featured Products

In Mercator Advisory Group’s research on secured cards, we noted how the market changed since the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) eliminated a series of unfair practices. Before the regulation, the market was filled with hard money lenders who took advantage of borrowers with sky-high interest rates and even worse junk fees. Things like application fees, activation fees, and risk fees tainted the product. The CARD Act cleaned up the business, and now top lenders, from Bank of America, Chase, Discover, and US Bank, offer worthwhile cards, with interest rates ranging from 11.65% to 24.99%, and reasonable, in-range fees.  Mastercard and Visa also came out with more rigorous standards for their franchisees. We peg the U.S. market at almost 5 million cards today, with the potential to embrace 500 percent more, given the number of low-banked, underbanked, and unbanked in the market. Working in credit for decades often brings friends and acquaintances with questions about “what is the best card for me to get?” Many times my answer is something along the lines of a Chase Freedom card, which I like because it carries an excellent reward str...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: MGM Growth Properties, AZZ, Pampa Energia, TrueBlue and Green Dot

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Chicago, IL –November 4, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are MGM Growth Properties LLC MGP, AZZ Inc. AZZ, Pampa Energia S.A. PAM, TrueBlue, Inc. TBI and Green Dot Corporation GDOT. A stock’s price-to-sales ratio reflects how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenues generated by the company. If the price-to-sales ratio is 1, it means that investors are paying $1 for every $1 of revenues generated by the company. So, it goes without saying that a stock with a price-to-sales below 1 is a good bargain, as investors need to pay less than a dollar for a dollar’s worth.   Thus, a stock with a lower price-to-sales ratio is a more suitable investment than a stock with a high price-to-sales ratio. When considering valuation metrics, price-to-earnings ratio has always been the obvious choice. This is because calculations based on earnings are easy and come in handy. However, price-to-sales has emerged as a convenient tool to determine the value of stocks that are incurring losses or are in an early cycle of development, generating meager or no profits. While a loss-making company with a negative price-to-earnings ratio falls out of ...

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Whether you are attracted to the classic appeal of a luxury watch, a timepiece that reflects your passions, or one that speaks to the heritage of watchmaking; these seven watches at a range of prices will dial up your desire. In recent years, Bulgari has become a leader in producing slim, technically advanced watches. Perhaps the most popular in this genre is the Octo line. An example of this is the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic watch with its in-house, hand-finished BVL 138 – Finissimo caliber just 2.23mm thick has a platinum micro-rotor and small seconds. The 40mm sandblasted stainless steel case is just 5.15mm thick. The eight-sided bezel, dial, bracelet, and crown are also made of sandblasted steel. Shop Now This 40 mm stainless steel watch has a blue dial with diamond hour markers and silver hands. A moon-phase display is located at 6 o’clock inside a round subdial wit...

Transparent Acrylic Sheets Market 2019 Explosive Factors of Revenue by Key Vendors Size, Demand and Future Trends

Recently published report namely Global Transparent Acrylic Sheets Market Growth 2019-2024 is the crucial document for industries and buyers, helping them understand the current global competitive market situation. The report performs a cautious examination of the current business structure and competitive landscape of the Transparent Acrylic Sheets market for the forecast period, 2019 – 2024. The report categorizes the market into the key region, manufacturers, types, and applications and companies such as Evonik, Mitsubishi Rayon, Altuglas (Arkema), Polycasa, Plaskolite, Taixing Donchamp, Unigel Group, Donchamp, Jumei, Jiushixing, Guang Shun Plastic, Shen Chuen Acrylic, Raychung Acrylic, Asia Poly, Elastin, GARY Acrylic Xishun. The main goal of the Global market report is to provide a clear picture and a better understanding of the market. Field marketing executives and product owners are planning to maintain a competitive edge for stakeholders, shedding light on the growth rate, share and size of the industry during the estimated period. The report focuses on the revenue, production capacity and ex-factory price, the key market dynamics, and their latest trends. An array of e...

Sentry Insurance Renews ATA Business Solutions Featured Product Agreement for Fourth Year

ARLINGTON, Va., May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced that a number of coverages, claims, and safety services of Sentry Insurance, a mutual insurance provider specializing in transportation insurance, have been renewed as ATA Business Solutions Featured Products for the fourth year in a row.  “Every day, trucking companies work hard and take financial risks in order to grow their businesses and continue providing America’s transportation needs,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Products like the ones offered by Sentry Insurance allow motor carriers and other industry stakeholders to have confidence in the operational decisions they make.” Rated A+ by A.M. Best for 27 straight years, Sentry has experience designing individualized protection for trucking operations of all sizes. The Sentry coverages to be recognized as ATA Business Solutions Featured Products include auto liability, auto physical damage, and motor truck cargo. Beyond offering the customized coverages and specialized claims handling fleets need to protect their businesses, Sentry’s safety services program offers access to Certif...