JD.com has no doubt captured the reigns of the retailing industry in China, with a revenue of over 1.3 trillion yuan in 2017, JD.com is considered to be the leading force in innovation and customer service within the retailing world. In keeping with their innovative business model, JD.com has announced that they will be partnering up with Toy company HASBRO in order to celebrate the premiere of the Transformers spinoff movie BUMBLEBEE into Chinese theaters.
This, although is not the first time these two companies have partnered up with eachother, in fact, in 2017 JD.com and HASBRO, would premiere a mini short to promote the upcoming Transformers movie that was set to premiere. The mini short featured The Red Knight (a JD.com Exclusive) and Optimus Prime fighting against enemy drones to protect an Energon fuel deposit. This year the two will once again introduce to the public an additional three mini shorts that similar to the previous ones but now protecting an HLA (A Chinese menswear clothing store).
The Bumblebee movie, which is set to premiere in Chinese theaters on January 4th, 2019 will be set in the late 1980s. Hailee Steinfeld will portray the character of Charlie, a small town California girl and her hunt for a used car. When she discovers an old beat up VW Bug in a junkyard, Charlie soon realizes that her little Bug is actually Transformer Bumblee in hiding after being injured in a battle.
In addition to mini shorts, HASBRO has announced that they will also introduce a limited time run toy of JD.com’s The Red Knight. JD.com will also take part in the celebration by having a limited sale on all HASBRO, Panasonic and HLA Bumblebee merchandise. The “Super BUMBLEBEE Day” will be opened during premiere day and will be available to over 300 million of their customers.
Investment expert and economist Matt Badiali have had Americans scratching their heads in a viral video he released pertaining a new investment instrument. The instrument dubbed “Freedom Checks” is something unique. Most people don’t know about investment and believe you me many people would like to know what they are. If you think the government’s Medicare, Social Security or 401(k) is the real deal, then freedom checks are a better deal than all of them. Freedom checks can be three to four times the size of average social security payments. The good thing about them is also the fact that they do not have income or age restrictions in order to collect them. The company’s which can issue these freedom checks can operate tax-free under “Statue 26-F”. However, they must meet these two conditions: 90% of their revenue must be based on production, processing, transportation of oil and gas in the United States.
They must agree to issue these lucrative checks to its shareholders. To start with, Matt Badiali stumbled on this concept while traversing the world in an effort to find new discoveries, technologies, and trends in natural resources. It is during this project that Matt came to know of the Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), a select group of 568 firms that are authorized to issue the checks. This 568 group of companies meet Statue 26-F and were enacted in 1987 to legally issue the checks. This group of companies explores new oil and gas fields and transport oil and gas though vast pipeline networks. They also refine oil and gas from the Marcellus Shale, Permian Shale, Bakken Shale, and other key oil and gas fields in the United States. The major aspect of these companies is that they must pay 90% of their income to its investors.
This payment is what is referred to as freedom Checks. MLPs monthly or quarterly payments are called “distributions”. These distributions are equivalent to the traditional company stock dividends. MLPs are treated as a return of capital rather than income and thus are exempted from income taxes. In case one opts to sell their MLP investment, profits from such a sale are taxable at the lower capital gains percentage rate. For investors who want to get their checks, buying MLPs is just as easy as buying shares. Payments can also be received through the mail or deposited directly to the investor’s brokerage account. According to Matt, the distributions are commonly in sizable amounts. He points out that these checks do pay twice or thrice the amount paid by conservative investment instruments.