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Can Emerging Markets Defy a Stronger Dollar?
Capital Markets
Turkey’s currency crisis has spooked emerging-market (EM) investors, especially amid growing concern about the strengthening US dollar. We think countries and companies in the developing world are actually much more resilient to a stronger dollar than in the past. The recovery of EM assets from early 2017 until the beginning of 2018 coincided with a steady weakening of the dollar.
Apple Unveils New Features to Combat Tech Addiction; Valuation Nears $1 Trillion
Capital Markets
Apple unveiled a series of new software launches at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, California on Monday, including new tools aimed at helping iPhone users combat tech addiction. The new tools used to manage screen time on the iPhone will be included in the upcoming iOS 12 and will be available later this month as an iOS 12
Report: Facebook Gave Phone and Other Device Makers 'Vast Amounts' of Users' Data
Capital Markets
Two months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about the 87 million users who had their data improperly shared with voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica, the New York Times reported on Monday that the social media giant formed partnerships with at least 60 device makers over the past decade that allowed it to share "vast amounts" of its users'
Netflix Could Be Worth Up to $750 Per Share in 3 Years, Says RBC's Mahaney
Capital Markets
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) shares should at the very least trade at $450 within three years — and could trade as high as $750, according to RBC Capital Markets. The Analyst RBC Capital Markets' Mark Mahaney maintains an Outperform rating on Netflix with an unchanged $360 price target. The Thesis Here are some of the key findings from RBC's 27th
These Are the Most Important Minutes of Any Meeting
Lifestyle
Few people like meetings, and that’s probably because they’re increasingly overtaking the workday. Over the past 50 years meetings have grown from less than 10 hours a week to nearly 23 hours, not including impromptu gatherings, Harvard Business Review reports. That’s more than half of our workweek. “Meetings may seem too frustrating and too numerous, but they continue because they’re
Beach Head 2020 is an 'Alternative Reality World' That Runs on a Crypto Economy
FinTech
If you're a dedicated gamer then you probably already know about Beach Head, which has been around for about three decades now. But if you haven't taken Beach Head 2020 for a spin yet, perhaps this descriptor from the game's website will whet your appetite: BH is an alternative reality world parallel to our own and powered by decentralized crypto-economics.
Alibaba and Cainiao Invest $1.38 Billion in ZTO Express
A Chinese e-commerce giant struck a notable partnership Tuesday in the country's logistics sector. What Happened Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) and its logistics arm Cainiao announced a strategic agreement Tuesday with ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc (ADR) (NYSE: ZTO), a leading Chinese express delivery company. Investors led by Alibaba and Cainiao will put up $1.38 billion in return for
Portfolio Allocation When Safe Havens Get Stormy
High-quality bonds and defensive stocks are on the ropes. And U.S. blue-chips look poised to roll over, if history is any guide. But what if it isn’t? What should investors do when textbook solutions aren’t working? The traditional 60/40 equity-to-fixed income portfolio allocation isn’t holding up so well amid this year’s market volatility. Of course, five months give or take
More Hedge Funds Opened Than Closed for the First Four Months of 2018
Hedge Funds
Best and Worst Performing Strategies Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? Distressed Debt +4.60% YTD +US$0.57 billion AUM YTD Distressed debt hedge funds continued to be the best performing strategy on a year-to-date basis, supported by the high yield and leveraged loans market performance during the month on the back
Economist Robert Shiller Compares Bitcoin to Dinosaurs - But Should That Really Alarm Bitcoin Investors?
FinTech
In an interview on Tuesday with CNBC's "Trading Nation," Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller compared Bitcoin to dinosaurs, predicting that the world's largest cryptocurrency will someday go extinct. While the threat of extinction is never a good thing, there's a couple of caveats here: First, Shiller predicts that Bitcoin will be extinct "within the next 100 years," which would seemingly