Why does Apple have the largest market value at the moment?

Apple shares have hit a record of $665.15 per share.  The stocks have been lifted up because of the launch of  new iphone along wid rumours that involves smaller ipads and apple TV.  Apple owes its achievement mainly to the iphone business. Even ipad

What is monopolistic competition?

.What are the unique features of monopolistic competition?Monopolistic Competition is a contradiction of terms, an oxymoron. Read Dialla's answer of features of the economic concept. It is actually imperfect competition with many firms holding a monolopy of differentiated products (brands).

Do you think the Internet will still exist 100 years from now?

Do you think the Internet will still exist 100 years from now?No, it will go the way of telegraph wires. In 1916, with World War I raging in Europe, who could have imagined the Internet? Or computers? Or Tetris?But something will keep people connected to other people and to sources of information. What it

If something grows at 10% every week, what is the growth rate in 1 year?

It depends... if you mean that every week would grow just 10 percent of the base at the beginning of the year, the total growth rate would be 520 percent, but if you mean that every week would grow 10 percent of previous week base, then it would be ...((1,1^52)-1)*100 in percents so approximately a whooping 14 104,29 %.

What are ECB interest rates?

The ECB has three main interest rates they use - rates as of December 2 (ECB meeting tomorrow, so this may change)- Refinancing rate (0.05%) - this is the rate that banks have to pay to borrow money from the ECB- Deposit facility (-0.2%) - this is

Shares of Microsoft: buy or sell?

Should you buy or sell Microsoft stock?Yes, you should buy or sell Microsoft stock.If you think that the Microsoft focus on their internet services strategy is a great idea, buy stock.If you think that a continued focus on corporate desktops is the key to the future, sell stock.Good luck with that!

How can Amazon, Google, and Apple become the first 'trillion' dollar company when there are so many trillion dollars companies out there like SoftBank, Reliance, Tata Group, and Tencent?

When people talk about a ‘trillion dollar company' they're usually referring to the market capitalisation (basically value of all the outstanding shares) of the company.Let's have a look at the market caps of the first three companies you've mentioned (as on 6th April 2018). All numbers in USDAmazon

What will be the best way to become rich in next 10-20 years?

The very best way to become rich, and there is no close second, is to choose the right parents. Failed on that one?Okay, the next best way to become rich is to marry a wealthy person. Now, you can actually work that one pretty much

Why don't cell phones depreciate faster?

Because people love their phones, but lose/break/destroy them.  Without the 2-year new-contract subsidy, that $200 phone is $600.  Under those circumstances, a perfectly good one for $300 is a decent deal.  For extra fun, go compare how much current owners price them in the To Sell section

Why do people say Apple has more cash when samsung gets almost double the revenue?

This is a problem of definitions, so let me help:Revenue = items sold * their price.(Simplified to mean profit) Cash left = Revenue - cost.If Samsung sells 100,000 items in 30$ each then its revenue is 3,000,000$.If Apple

How much of the world is connected to bitcoin now?

In light of the limited data and the impossibility of accurately determining the number of bitcoin users around the world, we can safely estimate that there will be around 20 million users globally.This figure can be derived by assuming that out of the 22 million bitcoin wallet addresses, several are no longer

How to start to learn economics

That depends on what your goal is. If you just want some general knowledge, you should get an introductory textbook. I use Hal Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics. It's dull, but a good balance between rigorous theory and introductory concepts.I would supplement that text

Is there a cryptocurrency you could predict having a 100x increase in the next 2 years?

Two years is a very long time in the world of cryptocurrencies and its entirely possible for lots of coins to hit 100x or above assuming crypto goes mainstream. That being said if I had to pick one coin my personal

How would Google, Facebook or any big company be valued at a trillion dollars? How is Apple valued at a trillion dollars?

Businesses are usually valued at their market cap plus or minus their projected future potential. Market cap is calculated by what investors are willing to pay for it but can be over or under valued. A common way

As higher interest rates denote higher risk, why are interest rates so low in countries with crushing national public debt?

In a world free from Government intervention, yes a higher interest rate would be the reflection of consensus perceived risk.It would be arrived at democratically and be as accurate as is possible to be.But today, no - the interest rates

Will a company ever achieve the trillion dollar valuation?

I've recently written an article on the probable companies that could reach the highly anticipated 13-figure mark.https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/f...

Is it possible for India to surpass the Chinese economy in the next 20 years?

No but 2–20 years later India's economic and infrastructures would have greatly improved and India would definitely become more attractive than usualIndia's growing power status is not without storm but India would definitely grow very fast. Of course while China remains ahead, India shall decrease the distance between two nationa

Is Gillette a monopoly market?

Gillette definitely does control a majority of the market in India and across the globe but recent trends are showing new brands rising across the world in the shaving segment to challenge the ‘Giant' so to say.I actually started one such company called Spruce Shave Club. We are based out of

Are old people (60+ years of age) good for economy?

I don't know much about the economy but I'm learning more about old everyday. Let's just take a minute or two to figure out when old starts. It's hard to say when old starts. Is it when you're 40 and you can't read the message on the phone, probably not. Is

Is Twitch a monopoly?

You could have probably defined it as a monopoly prior to youtube gaming existing. While it still is by far a minority competitor, it's real competition in that they have the capability of competing.When it was just azubu and hitbox, twitch was definitely a

Is it bad for the economy that Apple holds $150+ billion in cash?

Cash holdings can speak to operating expenses or the intention to invest. It's neither "good" nor "bad" that companies hold a lot of cash, it's simply an indication of an array of anticipated behaviors. Companies that hold large amounts of cash may be planning

What is your prediction about the Indian economy for the next ten years?

India may grow with average rate of 7% without any disruption. The GDP (nominal) of India may cross 4 trillion US Dollar by 2030. India may be the fourth largest economy of the world. There will be growth and development in all parts of

What is an open monopoly?

A closed monopoly is a monopoly that is closed by the government to new competitors. In other words, the government laws mandate that there are to be no new competitors in a particular niche. Examples include monopolies granted to local water, gas, electric, and other

Why is Netflix considered a monopoly?

It's not yet a monopoly, neither it is going to be one (with amazon,Hulu, sees in the competition too) but it still is one of the best streaming services out there.Netflix is killing their competition.

What are the future predictions of interest rates, PPF, and other debt instruments in India in next 50 years?

50 years is too long a duration to predict interest rates on debt instruments.But let me set your perspective right.We have this notion that if we save an amount of say Rs X lakhs and then we invest it in a safe asset like FD or PPF then we can earn

What current monopolies exist?

Luxotica and eyeglasses, eye careDeBeers and diamondsSeveral examples in advanced materials, specialty Chemicals, and pharma, where one factory or company makes a certain raw material or finished chemical product.

Shares of Microsoft: buy or sell?

Should you buy or sell Microsoft stock?Yes, you should buy or sell Microsoft stock.If you think that the Microsoft focus on their internet services strategy is a great idea, buy stock.If you think that a continued focus on corporate desktops is the key to the future, sell stock.Good luck with that!

What are senior citizens useful for?

This is the classic fallacy of utilitarian approach i.e. to attempt to measure and quantify anything that is within its reach.  As detailed by many respondents before, senior citizens come with abundant experience and wisdom that, if sought, carefully

How does capitalism lead to innovation?

Short answer: Look at Tesla Motors and Apple.Long answer: Using market forces to figure out what kind of technology is needed and how to manage capital towards business expansion, advertising, and research all at once is what makes free-market capitalism pair well with innovation. Apple Computers in the early days

What do you predict will be the big technological shift during the period from 2016 to 2035?

Without repeating what's already been written, the biggest technological shift we are going to see will be in quantum computing.  The technology has been proven so now it's a matter of developing the code that will make quantum computers do useful work.  Where current computer technology is based on ones and zeros, a quantum computer

What are ECB interest rates?

The ECB has three main interest rates they use - rates as of December 2 (ECB meeting tomorrow, so this may change)- Refinancing rate (0.05%) - this is the rate that banks have to pay to borrow money from the ECB- Deposit facility (-0.2%) - this is

Why is Facebook more valuable than intel?

A2A. Thanks.FB is not more valuable except in the chimera and the collective fantasy.Let me explain. The chimera? This is that aggregation of markets that takes more attention than they are worth, rewards improper behavior, doesn't really have a clue about life, and such. You know, they make more money appear from

How is Apple more valuable than Intel?

Apple makes more in revenue in one quarter than Intel does over a whole year and made more in net income in one year than Intel does in total revenue in one year. In fiscal year 2016, Apple made over $215 billion and had over $60 billion in operating income. In comparison, Intel made less than $60 billion in

What makes a currency more valuable than another? Why is GBP more valuable than USD?

The value of currencies is driven by the desire of foreigners to hold it. There are several reasons for foreigners buying domestic currency. Among them are:1. desire for the products and services sold in that currency2. desire for holding financial assets denominated in that currency, this is somewhat dependent on the first

Why is Apple worth so much, compared to Microsoft and Google?

Compared to its actual earnings, Apple has a very low market value.The iPhone makes more than half of the entire profits of the cellphone industry.The Mac is more profitable than the entire PC industry.

What is the difference between the demand curve for a product in monopolistic competition and of a perfect competitive firm?

A perfectly competitive firm is a price taker. This means that they assume they can sell as much as they want at a fixed price. Therefore, their demand curve is a horizontal line; their demand is perfectly elastic.In contrast, a monopolistically competitive firm faces a downward-sloping demand curve.

Is Amazon a retail monopoly?

Not a retail monopoly but yes it's has the highest clientage and the best services and customer confidenceIt has a monopoly over trust, confidence, customer services and reliability

How does capitalism lead to innovation?

Short answer: Look at Tesla Motors and Apple.Long answer: Using market forces to figure out what kind of technology is needed and how to manage capital towards business expansion, advertising, and research all at once is what makes free-market capitalism pair well with innovation. Apple Computers in the early days

What would happen if the United States changed from left-hand driving to right-hand driving?

It would never happen. The US is HUGE. It would require a massive amount of signage and infrastructure modification. It's not economically justifiable. Sweden, one the the last industrialized country to do so is about the size of one western American state or a couple

How does capitalism lead to innovation?

Short answer: Look at Tesla Motors and Apple.Long answer: Using market forces to figure out what kind of technology is needed and how to manage capital towards business expansion, advertising, and research all at once is what makes free-market capitalism pair well with innovation. Apple Computers in the early days

Is Tesla a monopoly?

This is a statement made by Elon Musk in Tesla's blog, on November 18, 2013: "Our goal when we created Tesla a decade ago was the same as it is today: to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible."

Why is Facebook more valuable than intel?

A2A. Thanks.FB is not more valuable except in the chimera and the collective fantasy.Let me explain. The chimera? This is that aggregation of markets that takes more attention than they are worth, rewards improper behavior, doesn't really have a clue about life, and such. You know, they make more money appear from

How is Apple more valuable than Intel?

Apple makes more in revenue in one quarter than Intel does over a whole year and made more in net income in one year than Intel does in total revenue in one year. In fiscal year 2016, Apple made over $215 billion and had over $60 billion in operating income. In comparison, Intel made less than $60 billion in

Shares of Microsoft: buy or sell?

Should you buy or sell Microsoft stock?Yes, you should buy or sell Microsoft stock.If you think that the Microsoft focus on their internet services strategy is a great idea, buy stock.If you think that a continued focus on corporate desktops is the key to the future, sell stock.Good luck with that!