October News

On October 10th, Forward View turned two years old. We thank our clients for their continued faith in this firm. Forward View truly has the best clientele on Earth. Our founder is also beyond grateful for the incredible Forward View team members who have believed in him and remain passionate about our mission. A Christian business guided by this verse can indeed make the world just a little bit brighter: 

Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.
— Proverbs 24:3

Now for the news!

Fact: 90.2% of U.S. active equity managers underperformed their respective benchmarks for the 12 months ending 6/30/16, according to S&P Global (as cited in Grant's Interest Rate Observer). Our Sporting Goods Monitor service is designed to uncover opportunities in the sector before the typical Wall Street analyst sees them. We can generate value for your firm because there's nobody else like Forward View, and our recommendations won't simply follow the herd. Because we know the sporting goods industry so deeply, multiple media outlets asked for analysis of the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's merger that was announced on October 3rd. Click here for a sample of our commentary. In October, we also initiated formal coverage of Vista Outdoor (VSTO) and earned applause for the most accurate Columbia Sportswear 3Q earnings estimate. We'll be initiating formal coverage of Columbia Sportswear soon.

On the consulting side of the business, we enabled the Ridgeview DeliMart and Wolfpack Den to begin selling custom apparel online and to allow their customers to use Apple Pay. Forward View upgraded the DeliMart's food menu ordering system, too. We'll spend November helping our small business clients to prepare for Small Business Saturday and for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Our team invites you to contact us today for digital marketing guidance you can implement before Black Friday!

Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates has been fascinated by technology and finance since he was young. He was the kid devouring the business section of the newspaper (remember those?) while others read everything else. Nathan believes that the American economy is built from the bottom-up, meaning that small businesses and local nonprofits are the foundation of our nation's success. These organizations are the lifeblood of towns and cities across the U.S. Unfortunately, most consulting firms overlook companies or organizations that don't have eight-figure budgets. Nathan thought Forward View Consulting should be different. And we are. As Lead Consultant, Nathan works with each client to deliver only the best financial and/or website development services. Nathan's years of web design experience and his business degrees ensure that professional expertise is brought to each project. Our network of contacts can offer additional specialized guidance if needed. Before creating Forward View Consulting, Nathan worked for an independent equity research firm as a Research Associate covering the industrial and energy sectors. This work involved preparing quarterly 15-40 page reports on multi-billion dollar corporations along with timely analysis of M&A activity and industry-wide news. He also managed research distribution and the company's online presence. Nathan also spent a summer serving as a local financial adviser's Research Intern. Nathan earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating summa cum laude. He then earned a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was named the Outstanding Student in his particular concentration. Now, Nathan is an adjunct professor teaching economics and finance for his alma mater. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys fishing, reading, time with family and serving as a volunteer webmaster for the Clintwood United Methodist Church.