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EM Stocks in the Time of Trade Tantrums
Capital Markets
Trade war’s becoming a bigger source of concern amongst investors, particularly in emerging markets, because a lot of those economies are very trade dependent. But there’s a difference between the first-order effects, the categories that are actually under trade restriction or trade tariffs now, and what might be happening in future. China exports 2 trillion dollars’ worth of goods every
Carl Icahn: Cigna-Express Scripts Deal Just Doesn’t Make Any Sense
Hedge Funds
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn discusses why he is opposed to Cigna-Express Scripts deal. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Carl Icahn: Cigna-Express Scripts Deal Just Doesn’t Make Any Sense Transcript Joining me right now on the phone for his first interview since opposing the Cigna-Express Scripts deal legendary investor Mr. Carl Icahn. Carl good to have you. Good to
Bill Gross' Divorce is Totally Insane
When movie star and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow split with her rock star husband Chris Martin, she famously described their divorce as a "conscious uncoupling," - a way of keeping things civil for their two kids - and the two exes have reportedly remained friends since the dissolution of their marriage. We're not sure if anyone has come up with
How to Quit Your Job Without Hurting Your Career
Employees are quitting their jobs—often The July 2018 BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey found that 3.6 million people quit their jobs in May, the highest rate since April 2001. In a separate Robert Half survey of HR managers, 83% said the way someone quits affects their future career opportunities. “And as you accelerate your career and your progress, from point to
A Blockchain Startup Aims to 1-Up the Video Game Crowdfunding Model
In a “State of Industry Panel” discussion at QuoVadis 2016, Jason Della Rocca, co-founder of Execution Labs, an early stage investor in game studios observed that “The barrier to entry is lower than ever, but the barrier to success is higher than ever before.” Many indie game developers are driven by their creative flow and passion; hence, they are not
Orig3n Teams up With ZhongAn to Bring Healthtech to China
FinTech
Boston-based biotech firm Orig3n has reportedly teamed up with online insurance juggernaut ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance to bring healthtech solutions to Chinese consumers, according to a press release. ZhongAn, the “first and largest online-only insurance company in China,” primarily offers insurance products and solutions for lifestyle consumption, consumer finance, health, auto, and travel. However, with Orig3n’s support it
Emerging Markets—No Reward Without Risk
Capital Markets
Executive Summary Emerging equities are more volatile than developed market equities. This owes little to the volatility of emerging stock markets in local terms and much more to the strong positive correlation between their local stock markets and movements in their currencies. The spring of 2018 was a classic example of this, with US dollar strength driving significant emerging weakness.
Tesla Shares Temporarily Halted After Elon Musk Suggests He May Take Company Private
Capital Markets
You may not have Elon Musk to kick around anymore. Tesla's shares were temporarily suspended at $367 on Tuesday just after 2 PM in New York after the Tesla founder and CEO stunned investors by suggesting in a tweet that he may actually take the struggling company private. "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420," Musk tweeted. "Funding secured." https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1026894228541071360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1026894228541071360&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Felon-musks-twitter-account-am-considering-taking-tesla-private-at-420-1533661152
Hong Kong-Based Travel Booking Startup Just Raised $200M For Major U.S. and European Expansion
Klook, a Hong Kong-based travel booking platform announced that it has closed US$200 million in Series D funding, giving it $300 million in total financing and reportedly securing its place on the list of global unicorns. The funding round was led by Sequoia China, Matrix Partners, Goldman Sachs, Boyu Capital and TCV, an Asia-based sovereign wealth fund. Other investors include
The End of the FANG Era? Gene Munster Makes the Case
Capital Markets
FANG investors may want to consider a portfolio shuffle, as the acronym used to describe Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) will undergo a divergence over the next year, according to Gene Munster. The Analyst Loup Ventures' Munster, a research analyst turned venture