The investment world is filled with big personalities and big egos. You become even more aware of this narcissism after something drastic happens like a market correction or a full-blown bear market.
This is when the permabears hop up on their soapbox and tell everyone that they were “right,” and they saw this coming.
Even if they didn’t see it coming, over time they tell themselves that they did and begin to believe their own lies. Months and years down the road, they begin telling people that they were one of the only ones that provided a “warning.”
Just look at the financial crisis as an example. Very few people actually saw it coming, much less profited from it. Yet today you’ll find thousands of people who claim that they warned of the looming housing crisis.
Headlines like “the guy who predicted the last financial crisis issues new warning,” really annoy me. And it’s not because I’m jealous or resentful that I didn’t see the housing crisis coming. I didn’t. In fact, I was thousands of miles away from Wall Street enjoying Argentina, Patagonia, and the Galapagos Islands. At that time, I was barely paying attention to what was happening on Wall Street.
Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2023: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)
Guidewire Software, Inc. is a provider of software products for property and casualty (“P&C”) insurers. Our software serves as a technology platform for P&C insurance carriers. Guidewire InsurancePlatformTM consists of three key elements: core transaction processing, data management and analytics, and digital engagement, which work together to strengthen our customers’ ability to adapt and succeed. Guidewire InsuranceSuite(TM) provides core transactional systems of record supporting the entire insurance lifecycle. Our data and analytics products enable insurers to manage data more effectively and gain insights into their business. Our digital engagement products support digital sales, service and claims experiences for policyholders, agents, and field employees. Our solutions are delivered through a web-based interface and can be deployed either on-premise, which a majority of customers choose, or in cloud environments. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Max Byerly]
Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.35-1.41 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.30. The company issued revenue guidance of $725-732 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $728.72 million.Guidewire Software also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.35-1.41 EPS.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE:GWRE)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET
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Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2023: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)
GlobalSCAPE, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 1996, provides secure information exchange capabilities for enterprises and consumers through the development and distribution of software, delivery of managed and hosted solutions, and provisioning of associated services. The Company’s solution portfolio facilitates transmission of critical information, such as financial data, medical records, customer files, vendor files, personnel files, transaction activity and other similar documents between diverse and geographically separated network infrastructures. In addition to enabling secure transmission of critical information using servers, desktop and notebook computers, and a range of network-enabled mobile devices, its products also provide customers with the ability to monitor and audit file transfer activities. Its primary product is Enhance File Transfer (EFT).
The Company’s solution portfolio addresses data and information management, movement, security and accessibility across a range of environments encompassing data and information in motion and at rest. Its solutions also provide data replication, acceleration of file transfer, sharing/collaboration and continuous data backup, and recovery to its customers. Its software products and services include Managed File Transfer Solutions (MFT), Secure Content Mobility Solutions, Wide Area File Services (WAFS), Managed E-Mail Attachment Solution, Consumer-Based File Transfer Solution and professional services.
Managed File Transfer Solutions
The Company’s MFT products and solutions allow customers to move files and numbers of files securely. It facilitates management, monitoring, and reporting on the file transfers and deliver advanced workflow capabilities to move data and information into, out of, and throughout an enterprise. Its EFT solutions are server side solutions that provide a common MFT platform that accommodates a family of add-on modules to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as larger enterprise customers, with security and automation file transfer protocol (FTP)-based and e-mail delivery systems. The add-on modules allow customers to select the solution configuration applicable to their requirements for auditing and reporting, encryption, ad hoc and Web-based file transfers, operability in or through a demilitarized zone (DMZ) network, and integration with back-end business processes, including workflow automation capabilities.
Secure Content Mobility Solutions
The Company’s secure content mobility solutions provide the ability to securely connect to and share documents, pictures, videos and music anytime, anywhere while minimizing the storage of data in the cloud and the associated security and privacy concerns. From the office, at home, or on the road, customers can connect to and access their files, stored in various locations, using any Web browser and most Internet-enabled tablets, smartphones and similar mobile devices. With these solutions, users can minimize uploading and/or synchronizing to a cloud storage location.
The Company’s scConnect is on-premises, enterprise file synchronization and sharing solution. It provides users with secure content mobility and the ability to share and access data anytime on any device. At the same time, scConnect provides information technology (IT) department administrators with the tools necessary to maintain the security of sensitive enterprise information and to control and monitor user access and activity. Its scConnect enables secure collaboration and content mobility without involving third-party servers. Secure content mobility integrates aspects of ad hoc file transfer, broader MFT capabilities, cloud services and remote accessibility. Its Wide-Area File Services (WAFS), software product uses data synchronization to replicate, share and backup files within a wide area network or local area network, thereby allowing users to access their data.
Wide Area File Services
The Company’s WAFS software provides a file sharing, collaboration, and replication solution over multiple sites. WAFS technology provides enterprises with a file access and data protection combination that centralizes data storage and IT administration facilities without compromising data sharing and protection. A primary feature of WAFS is its byte-level differencing architecture that continually transmits only changed bytes (versus an entire file) thereby allowing update of files accessed by dispersed, multiple users. Other primary features of WAFS include native file locking, replication to multiple locations simultaneously and adherence to access control list files permissions, and UTF-8 support.
Managed E-mail Attachment Solution
The Company’s managed e-mail attachment solution, Mail Express, is a client-server application that allows users to send and receive e-mail attachments. Mail Express provides IT organizations by offering visibility into e-mail-based file movement across the enterprise, including tracking and auditing. The Mail Express application provides customer-defined administration privileges, which allow e-mail administrators and end users to configure specific parameters for handling e-mail attachments in accordance with corporate policy.
Consumer-Based File Transfer Solution
The Company’s CuteFTP is a client side software product, installed on a user’s local computer that enables file transfers from or to a file transfer server. The target market for the CuteFTP product includes corporate IT professionals using it to transfer data between locations through the Internet and individual Website operators using it to upload their Web pages to their Web hosting provider. Its CuteFTP Version 9 features include support for Unicode (UTF-8) characters, which allows for greater international use; Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) support to facilitate collaboration between users in editing and managing documents and files stored on World Wide Web servers, and integration with TappIn, enabled by the WebDAV support.
The Company offers a range of professional services to complement its software and cloud-based solutions. These professional services include product customization and system integration, solution quickstart implementations, business process and workflow, policy development, education and training, and solution health checks. In addition, it provides longer-term engineering services, including supporting multi-year contracts.
The Company competes with Ipswitch, SolarWinds/Serv-U, JSCAPE, Axway, IBM-Sterling, Tibco, Van Dyke Software, Inc., Fetch Softworks, Interachry, Nolobe Software Pty Ltd, Panic, Inc., Panzura, Peer Sync, Riverbed Technology, Cisco, Accellion, Leapfile, Zix, Biscom, Thru, Inc. and Dropbox.
- [By Lisa Levin]
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Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2023: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)
Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx and various third-party verification and IP cores. The company also offers legacy development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure Xilinx field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers by a network of independent sales representative firms and by a direct sales management organization. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.