1Q earnings. This time it’s different.So here we are smack dab in the middle of earnings season for the recently completed first quarter. The conversation about earnings at present is going to be different from the usual topics, e.g., which companies are beating their estimates, which sectors are outperforming or underperforming, etc.
The dog days of May.Looking at capital markets halfway through May, we find things are more or less where they were when the month began. Total returns in the domestic stock markets are close to no change as are those in bond markets. A tinge of risk-off preference is on display in the results for small-cap, international developed, and emerging markets stocks, as well as high-yield bonds—all of which have slipped by a percentage point or more.
Aircraft leases are about more than just the payment, and it’s important to consider the features you desire in the lease as well.Considerations include how long you want the lease term to be, and if you ultimately want to own the aircraft.It’s also important to determine which tax treatment will be most desirable for the company.Many lessors and lenders are willing to modify the terms of an aircraft lease to suit the specific needs and objectives of each client.