Economy & Markets

McDonald’s CFO Bensen Talks New Product Launches, Stocks Rise

From losing the title of “Fast Food King” to lawsuits alleging wage-stealing violations, McDonald’s has faced many challenges the last few years. Now that the restaurant chain has missed sales forecasts for the last two months, the situation is looking particularly grim. Still, McDonald’s leaders haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling for the brand, working diligently …

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Home Depot CFO: Housing Market to Impact Company Growth

Despite impressive growth since 2010, Home Depot CFO Carol Tomé warns that slowing housing market growth coupled with the falling prices of raw materials could hurt company growth by a minimum of two percentage points. On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Home Depot announced a 21 percent increase of 47 cents per share over the prior …

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What is Making CFOs Lose Sleep?

Being a CFO in today’s marketplace has never been more difficult; the mounting pressures and rapidly changing pace of technology are just two factors which contribute to making the job of CFO increasingly more challenging. Making it even harder still are the shifting global economics of an interconnected world, and anxiety over choosing the right …

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Insight: Exchange Rate Volatility Concerns Top CFOs

The latest findings from the American Express CFO Research Global Business and Spending Monitor reveals that exchange rate volatility remains a top concern for CFOs across the nation. The fifth annual survey shows that exchange rate instability remains a major concern for CFOs navigating an increasingly complex global market. The result? Corporations are increasingly moving …

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Silver Lining: Pan American Silver CFO Sees Bottom Approaching

As the dollar continues its rebound, the curbed demand for alternative investing has taken a heavy toll on precious metals. As the dollar made its strongest gain last week since October 2011, both gold and silver noticeably fell. In 2013 alone, gold has already tumbled 24%, eliminating $60.4 billion of this asset’s value. Fortunately, silver …

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