Биржа: NYSE Сектор: Services Отрасль: Air Delivery & Freight ServicesУсловия сделкиПокупка: по рынку 255,1 Стоп-лосс: 245,86 Тейк профит: первая цель 283, затем 312 Горизонт инвестирования: до 9 месяцевКраткая характеристика компанииFedEx — международная логистическая компания, специализирующаяся на курьерских и почтовых услугах. FedEx является одним из пионеров однодневной доставки и услуги отслеживания посылок.Компания основана в 1971 году в американском штате Арканзас. Ее рыночная капитализация составляет $68 млрд, а штат превышает 400 тыс. сотрудников. Акции $FDX входят в индекс S&P 500.Общая информация о финансовом состоянии FedEx Corporation представлена в Таблице 1: Таблица 1. Основные показатели FedEx Corporation ($FDX). Источник: MarketWatch Технический анализ (торговый план) Рис. 1. Технический анализ акции FedEx Corporation ($FDX). Источник: TradingView Фундаментальный анализПо итогам последнего квартала, результаты которого компания опубликовала 19 июня, прибыль на акцию выросла на 41% год-к-году — выше ожиданий аналитиков (35%). Все три основных подразделения компании (Express, Ground и Freight) достигли целевых показателей.FedEx уверенно опережает конкурентов по темпам роста — рост продаж за последний год составил 10,93% против среднего по отрасли в 5,72%; за аналогичный период чистая прибыль выросла на 5,19% (против 2,06% у конкурентов). Отраслевое лидерство FedEx прослеживается и при рассмотрении 5-летнего временного диапазона (см. табл. 2 и табл. 3). Таблица 2. Рост выручки FedEx Corporation ($FDX). Источник: Reuters Таблица 3. Показатели прибыльности FedEx Corporation ($FDX). Источник: Reuters Подобные результаты могут быть связаны с тем, что компания эффективнее других инвестирует средства — показатель RoI (return on investment) составляет 8,12%, что почти в три раза выше среднего по отрасли значения (см. табл. 4). Таблица 4. Показатели рентабельности активов и инвестиций FedEx Corporation ($FDX). Источник: Reuters Несмотря на опережающие финансовые показатели, акции FedEx торгуются дешевле рынка по коэффициенту P/E (см. табл. 5). Таблица 5. Оценочные показатели FedEx Corporation ($FDX). Источник: Reuters Повышение экономической активности положительно сказывается на спросе на услуги FedEx, поэтому основным драйвером роста для акций компании выступает глобальный экономический рост в целом, и рост экономики США в частности. Помимо этого, компания еще не закончила интеграцию TNT Express — европейского конкурента, которого FedEx купила в 2015 году. После окончания интеграции можно ожидать расширение присутствия FedEx на европейских рынках.Поскольку результаты FedEx зависят от макроэкономических показателей, основным риском для роста акций является торговая война с участием США и замедление глобальной торговли. Больше идей на blog.dti.team
Update (4/2/2018 10 am ET): With Amazon shares already heading lower thanks to Trump's weekend twitter thrashing, the president has again chimed in Monday morning, tripling down on his recent threatening rhetoric toward the e-commerce giant. According to Trump, "only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed." Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed. Also, our fully tax paying retailers are closing stores all over the country...not a level playing field! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018 Amazon shares were down more than 3.5% as the price of a single share slipped below the $1,400 level. * * * President Trump's obsession and escalating feud with Jeff Bezos, and bringing Amazon to heel before it destroys what's left of America's crumbling brick-and-mortar retail industry, was on display Saturday morning when he fired off a series of angry tweets claiming the Bezos-owned Washington Post should register as a lobbyist and that the Post Office should jack up its parcel rates to stick it to Amazon. "While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon," Trump tweeted. "That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that 'the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,' and that does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a 'lobbyist' and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. 'increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.' This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!" While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2018 ...does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2018 Trump's latest salvo follows several attack tweets earlier this week, where Trump accused Amazon of paying "little or no taxes" while putting "thousands of retailers out of business." His angry tweets have sent the company's shares plunging, extending a drop that began with an Axios report saying Trump is fixated on containing Amazon's inexorable expansion, potentially by invoking anti-trust measures and breaking down the company. In total, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos saw his net worth plunge by $13 billion during the selloff I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2018 As slumping Amazon shares weighed on the broader market last week, the White House clarified that the White House had no actions planned against Amazon. "The president has expressed his concerns with Amazon," White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told the press pool on Air Force One. "We have no actions at this time." As Politico points out, Trump's $1.50 number comes from a WSJ op-ed which cited a Citigroup analysis that the Postal Service loses about $1.46 for every package it delivers for Amazon. But part of this is due to a law that prevents the limits the chronically money-losing USPS ability to compete with for-profit private sector peers such as FedEx and UPS.
President Donald Trump continued to needle Amazon on Saturday, claiming the internet commerce giant maintains an advantageous relationship with the U.S Postal Service amounting to a "scam" worth "billions of dollars." "While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon," the president wrote on Twitter. "That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that..."Trump added that Amazon's lobbying staff does not "include the Fake Washington Post" and that the newspaper, which is owned by billionaire and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is a "lobbyist" and should register accordingly. "If the P.O. 'increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion,' the president continued. "This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!"The president's Saturday morning tweets came as his motorcade left his Mar-a-Lago estate, about 8:45 a.m, heading to his nearby golf course. The president is staying in Florida for the holiday weekend.Trump's attacks on the Washington Post come as a story about the damage being done to the president's family real-estate and marketing business by porn star Stormy Daniels and special counsel Robert Mueller's probe was leading the paper's website Saturday morning.The president has often conflated Bezos' dual roles as Post owner and Amazon CEO. The two entities are separate. The $1.50 figure comes from a Wall Street Journal op-ed, which cited a Citigroup analysis that the Postal Service loses $1.46 on each package it delivers for Amazon. But a Fortune Magazine report found that such a subsidy is due to congressional action that limits the postal service's ability to compete with companies like FedEx.The president also attacked Amazon on Thursday, accusing the company of paying less than its fair share in taxes and abusing the postal service.Trump later Saturday posted an attack on California Jerry Brown, whom he has dubbed in the past as "Moonbeam" Brown, tagging Fox News in the tweet.
Президент США Дональд Трамп обрушился с резкой критикой на компанию Amazon. Как написал политик в серии твитов, самый крупный интернет-магазин в мире "платит очень мало налогов государственным и местным органам власти, если вообще их платит, пользуется нашей почтовой системой в качестве курьерской службы (что несет огромные потери для США) и ставит вне конкуренции многие тысячи ритейлеров".
Shares of Amazon (AMZN) slumped more than 3.5% in early morning trading Thursday, extending the stock's recent troubles amid market-wide volatility and direct criticism from none other than President Donald Trump.
Американский авиастроительный концерн Boeing совместно с Агентством аэрокосмических исследований Японии (JAXA) и транспортной компанией FedEx приступил к лётным испытаниям авиационного лидара, предназначенного для обнаружения турбулентности ясного неба.
Bloomberg/Getty Images Passenger electric cars get all the press, especially when someone launches one into space. But something important is going on in the world of commercial vehicles as well. Last year Tesla announced it would produce an electric long-haul big rig. PepsiCo, Walmart, and UPS promptly committed to buying a few hundred. More recently, UPS made an important announcement about its plans to roll out 50 new midsize electric delivery trucks in Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles. The headline is that, for the first time, the electric trucks are expected to cost the company no more than regular diesel vehicles. Up-front price is no longer a barrier. But there’s a second part of the story that’s not being touted enough. These new trucks will create significant additional value for the business in ongoing operational savings, improved routing efficiency, and brand building. In short, the electric vehicles (EVs) are much better than just a break-even proposition. Before explaining how this will play out, some context. These aren’t the first “alternative” vehicles in the delivery space. FedEx got there early in the U.S., in 2010, and has a couple thousand hybrids or EVs on the road now. DHL is putting 150 Ford-made EV trucks into service as well. And at UPS, about 9,000 of its roughly 112,000 vehicles already have some environmental advantage (most are powered by natural gas, but 1,000 are electric hybrids or pure electric). But until now, companies have spent more up front in order to test EVs out. Electric trucks were generally considered unworkable, both economically and in terms of the power needed to haul big loads. What happened to change the situation? Broadly, the cost of electric batteries has plummeted 80% in just six years, due to innovation and enormous investments in production capacity, largely in China. And new composite materials are allowing for lighter vehicles, which extend the range of batteries. In the case of these new trucks, UPS worked closely with a supplier, Workhorse, to redesign the trucks “from the ground up,” says Scott Phillippi, UPS’s senior director of maintenance and engineering. Phillippi believes that the new design will reduce the truck’s weight by approximately 1,000 pounds, compared with a diesel or gas-powered vehicle. That plus better batteries will give the truck an electric range of around 100 miles, enough for most routes in and around cities. To show how serious UPS is about EVs, it also announced an interesting investment in EV infrastructure (in London) to allow more vehicles to recharge simultaneously. The return on investment is even better than it appears. These new EVs will cost less to run, use better technology to increase efficiency, and build intangible brand value for the company. How? First, the total cost of ownership will be lower. The EVs will use much less energy. Comparing “fuel efficiency” of diesel trucks to a vehicle that uses no fuel is difficult, but the EV will get the equivalent of around 52 miles per gallon (about five times the MPG of the gas truck). And, yes, an EV running off an electric grid with fossil fuels is still cleaner, no matter where in the U.S. you plug in. The maintenance costs will also be lower, since EVs have fewer parts and fluids. Phillippi expects total operating costs to be roughly 20% lower. Over a working life of 20 to 25 years, these savings will add up. Second, the higher-tech vehicles will operate more efficiently. An electric motor has “tremendous torque,” as Phillippi describes it, so “going zero to 30 in less time creates more efficiency in delivery.” Adding digital controls to the electric propulsion — a kind of internet-of-things technology play — will yield more precision in driving. Phillippi explained this by posing a question: “What if I built a vehicle that didn’t allow you to do things that are inefficient or unsafe?” Additional data will also help enhance the company’s long-standing efforts to squeeze miles out through smart routing. CEO David Abney, speaking to investors recently at an event I attended, said simply, “The greenest mile we ever drive is the one we don’t drive.” UPS, he says, has saved $400 million in recent years from its routing system. Third, there are brand benefits to this kind of innovation. Electric vehicles from UPS (and other fleets) will sail quietly through streets while emitting no pollution. Also, cool new technologies used in the service of sustainability engage and excite employees. “Millennials want to know that they’re working for a company with a greater purpose,” Abney said. In total, on every dimension, the EVs are a better deal. And yet I’ll bet some companies, when deciding whether to invest in commercial EVs or other clean technologies, are waiting until the price is even with that of the traditional choices. I’d argue that this is a mistake. Let’s imagine you’re looking at an investment in a cleaner technology that costs 10% more in up-front cash. What if it has lower lifetime cost of ownership and helps the company innovate and build brand value? Wouldn’t the additional outlay up front be worth it? It’s also worth rethinking the ROI calculation for any clean techs that seem expensive now. If you wait for the simple cash return tipping point, you may be leaving money on the table, sacrificing profit and value. No doubt, the acceleration to EVs and other clean is worth celebrating. But if companies got a little more creative about how they make their investment decisions, this important shift to sustainable technologies would be moving even faster.
Американская компания FedEx, предоставляющая почтовые, курьерские и другие услуги логистики по всему миру, оформила заказ на приобретение полностью электрических грузовиков Tesla Semi. Напомним, что названные машины были представлены осенью прошлого года. Блок аккумуляторных батарей в зависимости от модификации обеспечивает запас хода до 480 или 800 км.
Shares of both FedEx (FDX) and United Parcel Service (UPS) have fallen victim to the latest market-wide sell-off. However, this recent downturn isn't likely to scare off many value investors, and it might actually make stocks like these two shipping and delivery powers look even more attractive.
Shares of both FedEx (FDX) and United Parcel Service (UPS) have fallen victim to the latest market-wide sell-off. However, this recent downturn isn't likely to scare off many value investors, and it might actually make stocks like these two shipping and delivery powers look even more attractive.
FedEx's (FDX) decision to buy P2P is a prudent one given the exponential e-commerce growth.
Authored by Jeremiah Johnson via SHTFplan.com, Many have argued that there is neither a surveillance state, nor a concerted effort to disarm the public door-to-door, house by house, etc. Some of these are far-leftists, masquerading as conservatives..... trying to appear “skeptically cynical.” We’ll “game” the thought, to bring everyone back from opacity to transparency. The Communists, Marxists, Leftists, Progressives, Liberals, Democrats, and their ilk deliberately try to disguise the true objectives as outlined in the Planks of the Communist Party…passing themselves off as “middle-ground” in their stances. By denigrating the concept of an imminent surveillance state and ridiculing it, they draw conservatives who are still undecided (“fringe elements”) out of being proponents of the idea…further weakening and obfuscating people’s awareness. The movement of the groups mentioned never ceases: It hasn’t ceased with the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent reunification of Germany in 1990, nor the fall of the Soviet Union…more a “restructuring” than a fall…in 1992. The Communists are alive and well, operating within the United States at the lowest levels of society, and at the highest levels of government. We’ll stay with “Communists” as the label, as they are the end-state and will purge all the others who aren’t in complete lock step with them. They are Communists. That being mentioned, as they craft their narratives and lie openly upon the television, radio, and within the newspapers, there is a subtle, devious operation going on right before your eyes: The emplacement of a complete surveillance state of cameras and listening devices, all a part of the “wondrous internet of things.” For that last paraphrase, thank David Petraeus... former head of the CIA (in name only) yet without the technical alacrity to avoid the very thing he lauded... and hence, his downfall via Paula Bridewell. Thanks, Dave, for your erstwhile contribution to crafting the surveillance state. Dave serves as the prime example: no matter how much of a “big hitter” toward the NWO (New World Order) a globalist or establishmentarian one is, they are always expendable. The surveillance state has just been proven with the recent string of bombings in Austin, Texas where the protagonist blew himself up when he was tailed and cornered. This article was released by AP, written by Paul J. Weber on 3/22/18, and it seems to have escaped much notice. I am providing an excerpt that is almost the full article. When you read it, you will see why it is so important. Here it is: How Police Finally Found the Austin Bomber AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The suspected Austin bomber is dead after terrorizing Texas’ capital city for three weeks. And in the end the manhunt wasn’t cracked by hundreds of phoned-in tips, the big pot of reward money or police pleading to the bomber through TV. One of the largest bombing investigations in the U.S. since the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013 came to an intense close early Wednesday when authorities say they moved in on Mark Anthony Conditt at an interstate hotel. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Conditt blew himself up after running his sport utility vehicle into a ditch. Here is what’s known about how authorities finally zeroed in on the suspected bomber after 19 days, two dead victims and more than 1,000 calls of suspicious packages around the city: ___ GETTING THE BOMBER ON CAMERA Conditt had been careful to avoid cameras before entering a FedEx store in southwest Austin this week disguised in a blond wig and gloves, said U.S. House Homeland Security chairman Michael McCaul. The Austin congressman had been briefed by police, the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. McCaul said going into the store was Conditt’s “fatal mistake.” He said authorities previously had leads on a red truck and that the surveillance video from the FedEx store — where Conditt is believed to have dropped off an explosive package destined for an Austin address — allowed investigators to identify him and the truck. Said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, “I’m not sure how much they narrowed him down to an exact person of who he was before he went into that FedEx store.” ___ TRACKING THE CELLPHONE At the FedEx store, McCaul said investigators got from surveillance the truck license plate that linked the vehicle to Conditt, which in turn gave authorities a cellphone number they could track. McCaul said Conditt had powered down his phone for “quite some time” but that police closed in when he switched it back on. “He turned it on, it pinged, and then the chased ensued,” McCaul said. Abbott said police were able to closely monitor Conditt and his movements for about 24 hours before his death. The governor said the phone number was used to tie Conditt to bombing sites around Austin. “The suspect’s cellphone number showed up at each of the bombing sites as well as some key locations that helped them connect him to the crime,” Abbott said. ___ BUYING BOMB-MAKING MATERIALS Authorities say they also tracked down Conditt, a 23-year-old unemployed college dropout, through witness accounts and other purchases, including at a Home Depot where McCaul said the suspect bought nails and other bomb-making materials. Abbott said Conditt’s purchases at the Home Depot also included five “CHILDREN AT PLAY” signs, one of which was used to rig a tripwire that was set off by two men Sunday in a southwest Austin neighborhood. One of them was walking and the other was riding a bike. William Grote told The Associated Press that his grandson was one of the victims and had nails embedded in his legs from Sunday’s explosion. The batteries to power the bomb were purchased through the internet, McCaul said. ___ STILL PUTTING TOGETHER A PROFILE The initial bomber profile sketched out by FBI behavioral scientists was that he was most likely a white male, McCaul said. And while that part was right, the congressman said, a full psychological profile won’t come together until investigators have time to comb through Conditt’s writings and social media posts. Conditt’s motive is not clear. But on Wednesday, police discovered a 25-minute video recording on a cellphone found with Conditt, which Manley said he considers a “confession” to the bombings. Manley said it described the differences among the bombs in great detail.” Obviously, someone made a big mistake in revealing this information to the stultified, oblivious public... that self-same public of “We the People” that has the right to know, and yet doesn’t understand what is happening. Worse: The public doesn’t care what’s happening. Let’s summarize what these main points mean, for those of you who docare: The cellular telephone is nothing more than a tracking device…as mentioned, it “pings” its position and gives away the location of the owner…along with all of his vital information in the file… every four seconds. The cell phone’s location is tied into the location of every camera, public and private that has a tie-in to the CCTV system monitored by law enforcement in the fusion centers…from the Happy Burger parking lot cameras to the cameras mounted at the intersections in cities, towns, and suburbs. As the happy cell phone passes these locations, the movement is tracked in real time, and recorded. Granted, they had a suspect, but they can review all of the cameras at any business at any given time…to show what Joe the Plumber-turned-bomber may be purchasing at the friendly store…and they can tie that film in with real-time with the cell phone. The vehicle is also the “buddy” of the police and the surveillance establishment. They take pictures and film of the license plate, the car, and glimpses of Joe the Plumber driving it…corroborated by the happy, ever-pinging cellular telephone (the tracking device). All this data for everyone’s movements is recorded, catalogued, and stored…stored away for an indefinite period of time (forever) until the information is needed as evidence or in an investigation. Investigation! Doesn’t that sound exciting? Guess what? Everyone is being investigated, and all of the data on everyone is kept. Purchases! Everybody has to buy things, stuff, etc. Every time you pull up to the gas pump, the car is photographed. The POS (point of sale) at the register tabulates and inventories everything, tying it in to the gas pump, with a picture of Joe and whatever form of fiat he used to pay for the gas and bag of chips. Purchases track in real time, access whatever form of payment you use, tying you in with others…if you use your spouse’s credit card, for example. Cops have license plate/tag readers that can read hundreds of different plates, categorizing all of them in accordance with sensitive data that may have nothing to do with driving upon the roads or their record with the vehicle. Every Internet search, every purchase, every query, every e-mail is saved and read/tabulated into the overall matrix that assesses the potential for an individual to be “harmful” and stored…to be matched against the subject’s behavior and movements at a later date. Systems are already in place that analyze keystrokes for the comparison and narrowing down of who the typist is. Every library sign-out…film, music, or book…is saved and kept for future reference. Biometrics are making the “fingerprint” even more specific…with eye to eye distances, ear shapes, and gaits measured. Any exposed portion of the skin, and the movement and function of the limbs is analyzed and recorded. Every piece of mail is scanned to save sender and recipient’s addresses and (of course) purchases are recorded within the company and matched against what is sent out and to whom. Satellites can target and surveil in real time and tie in to all of the little devices just mentioned. Laptop computers can be traced in accordance with the purchaser’s information from the POS and onward…and the laptops record, photograph, and film as well as putting forth a “ping” of their own…especially when connected to the Internet. All laptop use is matched and corresponded to other places of business (their cameras, etc.) Association: when you’re on your laptop, and here come Smiling Sam and Brother Bob, each with pinging cell phones…letting the authorities know that in that moment of time (Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time”) Sam and Bob were right in front of you. Later they can haul both of them in to corroborate that you were on your laptop in front of HappyBurger at whatever date or time they have on record. This excerpt shows that all of these items are in place. Yes, they are surveilling you…are watching all of us. The surveillance is not ubiquitous yet. Not yet. It will be, and soon. They utilized every feature mentioned above to find the bomber. Great. Society has triumphed, and the mad bomber has met his end. But has society really triumphed? That article gives you insight into how the cage is almost completed…the construction is just about finished. What requires further thought is what they will do with this surveillance once it is in place and ubiquitous. Just a few further thoughts for your consideration. You may want to watch what you place into your e-mails and comments. There are techies in the Puzzle Palace and at Ft. Meade whose function is identifying the commenters. Don’t place anything on the Internet that can come back and bite you later. The most effective means of exchange are not on the Internet when it comes to information. Blogs, writers, and commenters have already been “marginalized” and their effectiveness diminished because it is an open source. Your true effectiveness in getting things done is at the “grass roots” level…locally, in small groups for discussion. Your “tool of transmission” is a manual typewriter. Need copies? Get back to Carbon paper. There won’t be a recording of what you copied at your FriendlyCopy center…the one with your information in real-time, right under the eye of the happy surveillance camera in the corner. The one that superficially is to make sure you don’t take more than 1 or 2 paper clips…but manages to send the fusion centers every bit of data they need to match up their culprit (the copier) to the scene of the crime. They’ll also match up his credit card at the register, tally up his total purchases and copies over a period of time, and get plenty of information as it films him walking through the store and out the door. Bottom line: we’re all “guilty” according to laws they haven’t even written yet. It is all about building a case against the average citizen. If you’re not the wolves, then you’re one of the cattle, in their eyes. It will become worse. Much, much worse. If you doubt it and do not take necessary precautions, you may find out it exists when they come knocking on the door. It may already be too late, and their song is “We’ve Only Just Begun,” by Karen Carpenter…. but not to smile. They’ve been doing that for years, as they have taken our taxes to craft the very cages that are almost completed. The next step? Not hard to figure out, and it has happened before…as history repeats itself. Think “Solzhenitsyn,” and think of tomorrow.
It’s time to end a system that excludes the less privileged from the arts, media and politics. By Amalia IllgnerThe first time I encountered a digital toilet seat was at the central London headquarters of Monocle, the self-consciously chic monthly magazine and 24-hour digital radio station for those who enjoy their geopolitics served with a side of artisanal Swiss sunglasses. The futuristic commode offered a spa function and heated up automatically on contact, which was odd; a warm toilet seat feels as if the previous occupant is still lurking. The effect was heightened because, as the intern on the morning shift, I got in at 5.30am, and besides a security guard doing the rounds and a studio manager on a different floor, I was entirely on my own.My job was to help Monocle 24 prepare for its 7am radio show. Throughout each shift, I wrote detailed research briefings for producers on topics as varied as North Korea, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Finnish literary stars; ferried mail across three floors; fact-checked senior journalists’ raw copy, and transcribed interviews. On any given day, I might greet former diplomats, columnists, artists, designers and the guy who wrote the song Wichita Lineman and usher them into the studio to be interviewed on air. Occasionally, interns would also be called upon to double as human FedEx boxes; one was flown to Milan to hand-deliver a selection of books and magazines to Tyler “I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing purple” Brûlé, Monocle’s jet-setting founder and editor-in-chief, who was visiting the city for fashion week. It was a canny shipping method: for every nine-hour shift, Monocle interns are paid £30. Continue reading...
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