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Trading Card Business Goes to Fanatics

Topps, the trading card business that paired Bazooka bubble gum and baseball cards over fifty years ago, has been bought by Fanatics, the sports memorabilia company.

The sale valued Topps’s sports and entertainment sectors at just over $500 million. Topps lost its 70-year-old licensing agreement with Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association to Fanatics in August 2021.

This deal is just another one of Fanatics’s recent purchases. They bought Majestic apparel company in 2017. As leagues search for new sources of revenue, beyond ticketing, Fanatics has introduced all sorts of avenues including ads on jerseys, legal sports gambling, and now trading card licensing agreements.

BI Trends for 2022

It seems that automation is permeating practically every aspect of our lives. From grocery shopping to banking, communicating to cooking—automation functions and platforms are making every task easier and accessible. And business intelligence (BI) is no exception. Automation is set to be one of the biggest trends in that industry in 2022. Alongside process automation,… Continue Reading

NASDAQ Versus NYSE

What is the NASDAQ and how does it differ from the NYSE? In this video NASDAQ looks at Nasdaq is the largest digital stock market for trading securities in the world. Here we explain the basics of what sets it apart from exchanges such as the NYSE. Continue Reading

Job Gains

This article is written in an optimistic tone.  It comes with the hope that there have been significant job gains in recent times.  But it is not so straightforward because the question is, does one ask this in relation to the pandemic or as if we are in normal times? Job losses – as we… Continue Reading

Quotes for all Industries!

There are many statements and inspirational quotes from business executives. But what’s perhaps more interesting is the quotes from non-business executives.  Here we take a look at some by Yogi Berra (a Yankee baseball catcher), Gordon Ramsay (world famous chef) and Mohith Agadi (entertainment journalist). First, Yoni Berra who said: “If you don’t know where… Continue Reading

Global Economic Growth and Caution

CGTN representative discusses the recent report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development which “predicts a bounce back in the global economy this year with 5.3% growth which is the fastest in nearly 5 decades.” But caution is still necessary. Here’s why. Continue Reading

Bright Future for Hedge Funds?

Where are hedge funds headed now?  How has COVID-19 impacted their movements and strategies?  Here we take a look at some of the recent news. In June it seemed like the stock markets were engaged in a positive trend.  The S&P 500 registered a 2.33 percent performance, making its fifth consecutive month of profits. According… Continue Reading