Stocks are on Track to Deliver the Best Year Since 2013
This year, shares of big technology companies—which have been on a decade-long hot streak—have continued to surge.
In December last year, markets looked bleak, but then economic data improved. And that made investors less worried about the economy slowing down.
The Federal Reserve lent a huge hand, too—the Fed’s shift from raising rates to instead cutting them provided a massive lift to equities. And although it was choppy, with lots of false starts and a somewhat unresolved ending, there has been progress between the U.S. and China on trade. That has also put worst-case fears to bed.
9 Out of the Top 10 Programs From Netflix This Year
—the streaming service created itself. The only exception was Pixar’s Incredibles 2.
Netflix (NFLX) has invested huge sums into creating its own original content. And as the so-called streaming wars escalate with offerings from media companies like Walt Disney (DIS), it’s likely that more and more streaming companies will keep their content exclusive to their own apps.
Netflix(NFLX)投入了大量资金用于原创内容。随着迪士尼(Walt Disney, DIS)等媒体公司相关服务的推出，流媒体之争愈演愈烈，越来越多的流媒体公司可能只会在自己的应用程序上推出自己的内容。
And that makes original programming crucial to Netflix. The company said that the stats of the most watched twenty-nineteen shows are an indication that it can compete with traditional Hollywood powerhouses.
Tesla Said it Delivered 15 Cars From its New Chinese Factory
The cars were all Model 3s and they were the first to roll off the electric car-maker’s new Shanghai production plant—the so-called Gigafactory 3. The first few cars all went to Tesla (TSLA) employees, but the factory will eventually produce 1,000 cars a week.
这些车的车型都是Model 3，这是首批在特斯拉(Tesla, TSLA)位于上海的新生产工厂（被称为Gigafactory 3）制造的汽车。首批汽车均由特斯拉的员工购买，但该工厂最终每周将制造1000辆汽车。
The company’s stock has been on a tear this year. Cowen’s Jeffrey Osborne said that investor optimism over the Chinese factory has been a big factor in pushing Tesla shares to all-time highs.
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《巴伦》(barronschina) 原创文章，未经许可，不得转载。英文版见2019年12月31日报道“15 Model 3s From China, and Two More Numbers to Know”。