Talking Points: October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019

From 1980 to 2017, in the three years after their listing, IPO’s under-performed the broader markets by 19%. CNBC.com, May 20, 2019

High school sports participation dropped last year for the first time in 30 years. USA Today, August 26, 2019

Retail sales in the plant-based food category rose 11% in the past year to $4.5 billion, which was considerably faster growth than the 2% seen in the food sector overall. Dairy alternatives grew faster than animal-based milk, with the newcomers now encompassing 13% of the total milk market. Bloomberg, July 16 2019

“The pubic, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wiggle and weasel out of one.” Lewis Grizzard

Solar power generation jumped from 28.9 million megawatt hours in 2014 to 96.1 in 2018. Meanwhile, from 2013 to 2018, the total acreage used for the generation of solar power rose from 53,390 to 257,910. The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2019

The US throws away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year even though 93,000 people are waiting to receive one. CNN, August 26, 2019

“In politics, the short term is crystal clear and the long term is murky; in the stock market, the short term is murky, but the long term is crystal clear.” David Gergen

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