Look to China in the search for equity upside

Equity markets generally performed well in 2021 as the global economy gradually reopened. In the first half of the year, the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI), which represents stocks in both developed and emerging markets, returned 12.30%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index returned 15.25% for the period. While the consensus is that equity markets,Continue reading “Look to China in the search for equity upside”

Why Google and Facebook may eventually disappear

Facebook, Google, and, now, even Amazon make oodles of cash from advertising. This is not a secret. For decades now, these companies have built and optimised their online ability to serve you relevant ads. The scalability of these business models means incredibly high margins for these key players. In other words, they are making mountainsContinue reading “Why Google and Facebook may eventually disappear”

A great week of earnings

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (ARCT), Robinhood Markets Inc. (HOOD), eXp World Holdings Inc. (EXPI), TravelCenters of America LLC. (TA), and Editas Medicine Inc. (EDIT). Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (ARCT) shares skyrocketed following a clinical trial approval for the medicineContinue reading “A great week of earnings”

Bitcoin rises to $45K as community rallies against Infrastructure Bill

Market shrugs off regulatory onslaught to reach prices not seen since May Cryptoasset prices are accelerating higher as U.S. regulators put Bitcoin in the spotlight and Ethereum celebrates a successful network upgrade. Crypto has become the most hotly debated aspect of Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill, and prices across the market are lapping up the publicity. Bitcoin touched $45KContinue reading “Bitcoin rises to $45K as community rallies against Infrastructure Bill”

What is a “short squeeze”?

Being out-of-favour and heavily “shorted” are key characteristics of so-called meme stocks. But what does being “shorted” mean, how does the “squeeze” work, and how have individual investors turned this to their advantage against hedge funds? Read on to discover retail investors’ new “meme squeeze” investment strategy, how they bested complacent hedge funds, and how this cat-and-mouseContinue reading “What is a “short squeeze”?”

The race to find climate change solutions: 3 investment opportunities

Climate change – which can be defined as the rise in global temperatures accelerated by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns – is one of the biggest challenges the world faces today.  Over the last century, humans have had an unprecedented impact on the earth’s climate system andContinue reading “The race to find climate change solutions: 3 investment opportunities”

Mixed markets showed a modest retreat

Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Agora Inc. (API), Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO), Atlassian Corporation PLC A (TEAM), Canaan Inc. (CAN), and Riot Blockchain Inc. (RIOT). Agora Inc. (API) shares skyrocketed following increased interest in the Chinese software provider from hedge funds. Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO) shares soared following the release ofContinue reading “Mixed markets showed a modest retreat”

What are earnings reports and how to use the eToro earnings calendar

You follow your stocks daily. You are ready to buy and sell whenever an opportunity arises. Then, out of nowhere, boom, your stock jumps 5%. An hour later another stock plummets 9%. You ask yourself: what’s going on?! Crazy times! Well, not so crazy. It might just be “earnings season.” Follow eToro’s Earnings Calendar WhatContinue reading “What are earnings reports and how to use the eToro earnings calendar”

After breaking records, markets saw a slower week

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Moderna Inc. (MRNA), 360 Finance Inc. (QFIN), Inmode Ltd. (INMD), BioNTech SE (BNTX), and Cargurus Inc (CARG). Moderna Inc. (MRNA) shares surged 23% as the biotech company was set to join the SPX500. After a 4-week decline in its shares,Continue reading “After breaking records, markets saw a slower week”

Inflation fears send Bitcoin below $32K

Crypto sinks with stocks on economic uncertainty Bitcoin’s summer slump continues, with prices falling below $32K as post-pandemic inflation fears wash over the cryptocurrency market. The U.S. Labor Department released data last week showing that U.S. consumer prices spiked beyond expectations in June. Major stock indices started falling shortly afterwards, and Bitcoin — already feeling jittery aboutContinue reading “Inflation fears send Bitcoin below $32K”

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