HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of eight cents ($0.08) per share on the Company's common stock, par value $0.001 per share, to be paid on October 15, 2019 to stockholders of record on September 16, 2019.
BATESVILLE, Ind., Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable September 30, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 16, 2019.
LISLE, Ill., Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today announced that it will report its fiscal 2019 third quarter financial results on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
3 Strategies for Using Cash Flow Loans to Help Your Business
3 Strategies for Using Cash Flow Loans to Help Your Business
Cash flow loans are one of many different types of credit available to business owners. These loans are different from others, in that they are based on the future projected cash flow of your business, and are usually short term in nature. As with all short term loans, they tend to have higher interest than long term loans, but still have their uses for your company. Here are 3 strategies you can use these loans for, in order to help your business grow.   Invest in New Technology New technologies can save money in the workplace, improve profits, or attract new customers. If new baking equipment allows you to make more cupcakes and other baked goods ready in time for a big event, the profits can make up for the price of the loan, and you'll still have that equipment to help you long after the big event is over. When using business cash advance loans for new technology, sky is the limit for your enterprise. Almost every business can benefit from new technology that allows you to reduce staffing, improve efficiency, or attract customers with incredible displays.   Purchase More Product If you have a retail business, your profit is limited to how much product you sell. Even the best salesperson is limited by how much stock they have, and if you repeatedly run into stocking issues, then a loan to help you purchase more product may be the solution to more profit.   If you have a pet store and know for a fact you will run out of calming treats before 4th of July no matter how many you buy, a loan to be able to purchase more can help you take advantage of this situation.   Expand Your Customers If you've got a great product that's already doing a brisk business, reaching more customers is a sure way to get more revenue. Expanding the number of loyal customers you have is a great way to help improve your profits, and a loan today can mean profits that continue to roll in for years.   Cash flow loans are good for those who need quick money to turn a profit. Just like any loan, however, they need to be used properly in order to be beneficial for your business. Cash flow loans are based on a projection of your future sales, so if your sales aren't good right now, getting a loan in the hopes they will be better in the future probably won't help your company.   Cash flow loans also shouldn't be used for long term loans. They can have a higher interest rate than other types of credit. If these are long term purchases and being timely isn't advantageous to the business, you're better off seeking slower, but cheaper, loans.   Cash flow loans are wonderful when time is of the essence, especially if you're confident of your businesses cash flow and know that future sales will take care of the bill quickly. A good business owner can use their knowledge of different types of loans to choose the one that's right for them, and knowing about this particular type of loan is useful.

Finance Attitude - 5 Key Benefits of a Robo-Adviser
Robo-adviser is an automated online wealth management service or a class of digital online financial institutions that offer financial advice or investment management tips online with minimal human intervention. The algorithms are executed by software to allocate, manage and optimize clients’ assets. Being online, however, does not make it less effective and ideal financial institution as it has almost all the aspects of the physical human involvement.
Finance Attitude - 6 Key Factors to Consider Before Making a Private Equity Investment
Private equity refers to investments funds structured as limited partnerships that are not listed on a public exchange and its investors include large institutional investors, wealthy individuals, and university endowments.  
Finance Attitude - Top 4 Best Commodities to Invest in 2018
Commodity trading involves trading in commodity derivatives and spots. Commodity trading is very volatile and so investors should take relevant precautions before they enter into it. Commodity trading can help an investor to diversify their portfolio. It is an ideal investment that can significantly hedge you against the risk of inflation. Commodities traded mostly include agricultural products, minerals, and fossils.  
Finance Attitude - 5 common types of financial swaps
5 Common Types of Financial Swaps
A swap is an act of exchanging one thing for another. In finance, swaps are derivatives wherein two counterparties exchange financial instruments. The swaps can involve an exchange of a series of cash flows of one party’s financial instrument for those of the other party’s financial instrument over a specific period of time. Swaps are mutual agreements that are easy to design and customize over the counter. They offer great flexibility that leads to many swap variations with each serving a given purpose. Reasons why parties agree to such arrangements: If their investments or repayment objectives change If it is beneficial financially to switch, to a new or alternative stream of cash flows compared to the existing ones To hedge against risks such as mitigation risks associated with a floating rate loan repayment. Here are the 5 common types of financial swaps: 1.    Interest Rate Swap This is the most popular type of swaps. An interest rate swap is a contract between two parties to exchange a stream of future interest payments based on the principal amount. The parties exchange floating interest rate for a fixed rate or vice versa to increase or reduce exposure to interest rates volatility to obtain a marginally lower rate than would have been possible without the swap. It can also involve the exchange of one floating rate for another and usually occurs only to change the type or tenor of the floating rate index usually called basis swap. It usually occurs if a company can obtain a loan easily at one type of interest rate but prefers a different type of rates. 2.    Currency Swaps Currency swaps involve the exchange of interest and in some cases of full exchange of principal amounts in one currency for the same but in another currency. It is also referred to as cross-currency swap as it involves foreign exchange transaction. It is a very flexible method of foreign exchange as maturities of the currency swaps are negotiable for at least 10 years. The interest rates can be floating or fixed and the exchange can be fixed vs. fixed, floating vs. floating and fixed vs. floating. The swap helps to hedge against interest rates and forex rates fluctuations for long-term investments. 3.     Commodity Swaps A commodity swap is a financial derivative agreement where two parties agree to exchange cash flows which are reliant on the underlying commodity price. This swap is most common among people who use raw materials to produce finished products. It is used to hedge against the price of a commodity. It consists of a floating-leg component and a fixed-leg component where the floating-leg component is attached to the market price of the underlying commodity or agreed upon commodity index and the fixed-leg component is specified in the contract. These swaps are settled in cash but the physical delivery is predetermined in the contract. 4.    Credit Default Swaps The credit default swap offers insurance in the event that third-party borrower defaults. It helps transfer between two or more parties the credit exposure of fixed income products. The swap buyer makes payment to the swap seller until the date of the maturity of the contract. The seller in return agrees that they will pay the buyer the security premiums in addition to all interest payments that would have been paid between that time and the security maturity date in the event that the debt issuer defaults. 5.    Equity Swaps An equity swap is a financial derivative contract where two counterparties agree to exchange a set of future cash flows at set date’s n the future. The two cash flows are known as legs of the swap. The legs of the swap include the floating leg which is pegged to a floating rate such as LIBOR and the other leg component is the equity leg which is based n the performance of either a share of stock or a stock market index. Equity swaps help avoid transaction costs such as tax, limitations on leverage and get around policy governing a particular type of investment that an institution can grasp. Summary Swaps can be designed and structured in different ways to meet the needs of all the parties as they are offered over the counter (OTC). However, they are unregulated and so every investor should fully understand the implications of the swap before they enter into the contract.