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”?”

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”

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”

Despite tense moments, the bulls triumph again

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The past week included significant gains for Newegg Commerce Inc. (NEGG), Stamps.com Inc. (STMP), Toughbuilt Industries, Inc. (TBLT), Overstock.com Inc. (OSTK) and Weibo Corp. (WB). Newegg Commerce Inc. (NEGG) shares continued to soar along with the computer parts retailer’s investor popularity as a meme stock.  Stamps.comContinue reading “Despite tense moments, the bulls triumph again”

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”

DeFi boosts market as Bitcoin taps on $35K

Compound jumps 40% while Aave and Uniswap enjoy 20% gains As Ethereum has pushed almost 10% higher this week, Bitcoin has drifted sideways on mixed headlines. The Chinese clampdown on mining continues to drive uncertainty in the market, along with the ramp up of regulatory discussion in the U.S. Yet this is matched by equal amounts of positive news, with Michael Saylor’s BitcoinContinue reading “DeFi boosts market as Bitcoin taps on $35K”

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”

How to invest in Chip-tech stocks

If you are reading this, you are using a semiconductor, otherwise known as a “computer chip.” The small processing unit is one of the most widely used elements in contemporary technology and can be found in anything from your wristwatch, to your washing machine to billion-dollar space stations. With such a dominant presence in ourContinue reading “How to invest in Chip-tech stocks”

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