November News

November saw Forward View in the news once again. We provided insights for a pre-Black Friday investment article (click here to read it) and offered analysis for a Capitol Forum article on the acquisition of Cabela's by Bass Pro Shops. Our contributions focused on the potential for FTC action against the deal, something we ultimately don't foresee. The Capitol Forum has asked us not to share their article due to their need to maximize value for paying clients, and we're honoring that request.

Forward View research analyst Michael Williams had the most accurate Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) 3Q earnings estimate, beating 36 other analysts. That's two wins for Michael in a row! He'll soon be initiating formal coverage of Acushnet (NYSE: GOLF), so look for more golf industry research from us in December.

On the consulting side of Forward View, we've upgraded all of our clients' Squarespace websites to utilize SSL technology. Cybersecurity is absolutely critical, and we're ensuring that our clients receive the best available protection! We made these upgrades as part of our standard website maintenance service package.

We've also been busy working with a startup firm to develop their initial revenue forecast while also providing guidance on their investor pitch book. Forward View is excited about the prospects for this new business. The company's management team has been awesome, too. We look forward to offering additional financial guidance to management in the future.

Finally, we wish you a merry Christmas and a blessed 2017!

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.