Oil Roundup: First half of 2021

At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically between February thru April 2020, oil plummeted to less than $20 per barrel. The black gold, which had been trading above $60 just two months prior, was now feeling the brunt of the lockdowns imposed throughout the world. With air travel significantly reduced, cars being used less,Continue reading “Oil Roundup: First half of 2021”

French National Day: from the Revolution to autonomy

This Wednesday, 14th July, is the National Day of France. This is a very important date in the history of the country, as it was on 14 July 1789 that the fortress of the Bastille was stormed by the people, marking the end of the hegemony of the French monarchy and the start of theContinue reading “French National Day: from the Revolution to autonomy”

Top stocks for Q3 2021

The second quarter of 2021 has generally been a very good period for stock market investors with major indexes such as the S&P 500, the STOXX Europe 600, and the FTSE 100 delivering solid gains. While some areas of the market, such as high-growth technology stocks, have underperformed on the back of inflation concerns, stocks in cyclical sectors such asContinue reading “Top stocks for Q3 2021”

US Independence Day, 2021: the American economy still leads the world

On July 4th, the United States will celebrate its 245th Independence Day. Despite being the strongest economy in the world, the US has gone through economic slumps from time to time. However, it has remained resilient, and a manifestation of that is that the dollar remains the world’s preferred currency. From meagre beginnings to economicContinue reading “US Independence Day, 2021: the American economy still leads the world”

US stocks hit a slump

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL), MicroStrategy Inc. (MSTR), Monday.com (MNDY), Sunrun Inc. (RUN) and MongoDB Inc. (MDB). Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) shares soared when peer-reviewed research on two of the biotech company’s pipeline drugs was published.  Shares ofContinue reading “US stocks hit a slump”

S&P 500 tops previous record

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Urban One Inc. (UONE), Evofem Biosciences Inc. (EVFM), Biogen Inc. (BIIB), Monday.com (MNDY) and Marqeta Inc. (MQ). Urban One Inc. (UONE) shares continued to soar amid investor anticipation of Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the US, followingContinue reading “S&P 500 tops previous record”

How higher inflation relates to diversification

The importance of diversifying your portfolio cannot be emphasised enough. Diversification is a risk management strategy in which you invest in a variety of different financial assets, and which, in the event of significant market volatility, may reduce your chances of incurring major losses. The importance of diversification can be illustrated in the high inflation period happeningContinue reading “How higher inflation relates to diversification”

Protecting your portfolio during periods of rising inflation

Inflation is a topic that has dominated the financial news lately. With the world now reopening after the coronavirus pandemic, and cashed-up consumers unleashing pent-up demand, inflation is beginning to rise. In the US, inflation jumped 4.2% in April — the largest increase since September 2008. Investors are worried that higher inflation will force the world’s central banksContinue reading “Protecting your portfolio during periods of rising inflation”

Tech recovers from 6-week dry spell

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Newegg Commerce Inc. (NEGG), Urban One Inc. (UONE), Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. (RETA), Oatly Group AB (OTLY) and Globalstar (GSAT). Newegg Commerce Inc. (NEGG) shares skyrocketed after the online electronic goods retailer merged with Lianluo Smart and began trading underContinue reading “Tech recovers from 6-week dry spell”

What you need to know about investing in value ETFs

ETF is the acronym for Exchange Traded Fund. To put it simply, it’s a fund that is traded on an exchange.  The fund can be composed of stocks, bonds, commodities or anything else aggregated into one basket of securities. The fund can be a variety of stocks crossing many fields, it can be based onContinue reading “What you need to know about investing in value ETFs”

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