If your company finds it more advantageous to purchase aircraft rather than to lease, an aircraft sale-leaseback may be an option.Many factors affect the decision to enter into a sale-leaseback arrangement.A sale-leaseback gives you greater flexibility to control the tax consequences of your aircraft operations.It can also provide a method of financing, free up the equity tied up in the aircraft, and improve your balance sheet.
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.