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”

China’s GDP could shed light on the superpower’s post-Covid recovery

Tomorrow morning, July 15th, 2021, China will release its quarterly GDP report. Led by manufacturing and exports, China has enjoyed a uniquely powerful impetus over the past two decades. As the world’s second-largest economy today, investors have recognised China as an essential element in the global financial markets and global economy. Last year, China wasContinue reading “China’s GDP could shed light on the superpower’s post-Covid recovery”

What are meme stocks? The people-driven market phenomenon explained

From GameStop to AMC, “meme stocks” have become an overnight sensation in global stock markets. These Internet forum-driven stocks have attracted new retail investors into the market and left many hedge fund managers scratching their heads, as they try to tackle this new investment phenomenon. But what exactly are meme stocks and are they hereContinue reading “What are meme stocks? The people-driven market phenomenon explained”

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”

Top dividend stocks for Q2 2021

Dividend stocks can play a valuable role in investor portfolios. Not only can they potentially provide investors with the winning combination of capital growth and passive income, but they can also provide portfolio stability. Dividend investing is not as easy as it sounds, however. It’s not as simple as picking the stocks with the highest yields. Often,Continue reading “Top dividend stocks for Q2 2021”

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”

Crypto market makes comeback after sudden downturn

Bitcoin bounces 10% as bargain hunters buy the dip Bitcoin and Ethereum surged to hit simultaneous all-time highs early last week, tapping $65K and $2.5K respectively as Litecoin rose above $300 for the first time in three years. Yet the buying party came to an abrupt end when the highly-anticipated Coinbase listing failed to push prices even higher. Euphoria turned to fearContinue reading “Crypto market makes comeback after sudden downturn”

Altcoin frenzy pushes crypto market to $2 trillion

BNB rises 50% as Litecoin and Stellar make 16% gains While Bitcoin and Ethereum are resting at the key milestones of $60K and $2k respectively, smaller altcoins are darting ahead, pushing the total crypto market cap beyond $2 trillion for the first time. BNB is the biggest winner of the week with 50% gains, making the market capContinue reading “Altcoin frenzy pushes crypto market to $2 trillion”

Ethereum smashes all-time high as race for smart contract supremacy accelerates

TRX, EOS, and BNB make massive gains as Visa adopts Ethereum As corporations like Visa and PayPal join Wall Street banks in expanding their crypto offerings, Ethereum is setting new all-time highs above $2K. Prices began rising on Wednesday as the market was uplifted by crypto-themed April Fool’s pranks. The Teletubbies tweeted about Bitcoin to advertise their own imaginary cryptocurrency TubbyCoin, and long-termContinue reading “Ethereum smashes all-time high as race for smart contract supremacy accelerates”

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