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A Look Back at What's Happened to Each Sector Through the First Half of 2018 (Part 1)
It may not be as large as the bond market or as ubiquitous as real estate, but the stock market is definitely the most talked about of the financial markets. And while this has pretty much always been the case, the rise of index investing and robo-advisors in the last decade or so has certainly opened up the stock market
Video: Why Exate Isn’t like Your Run-Of-The-Mill Cybersecurity Company
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Among the companies present at the Supercharger Demo Day was UK-headquartered Exate. Exate is a data privacy firm which develops next-gen technology to protect client data everywhere – from within and outside the company, through the cloud, even across borders. NexChange’s Andrew Work spoke to Exate co-founder and CEO Peter Lancos to find out more about the company and here’s
Take the Long-Term View in a Late-Cycle Market
The U.S. inflation story made further inroads this month, with year-over-year price growth for consumers and producers alike hitting multiyear highs. U.S. consumer prices expanded at their strongest pace in more than six years, climbing to an annual change of 2.8 percent in May. Prices for final demand goods, meanwhile, grew 3.1 percent, their strongest annual surge since December 2011.
Hedge Funds Returned an Average of +0.65% in May 2018
Hedge Funds
Similar to earlier months of 2018, hedge funds were generally positive during the month of May, but there were segments of the industry meaningfully impacted to the downside by notable events. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? In May, the re-emergence of European sovereign debt issues caused segmented losses which
Report: Microsoft, Walmart Collaborate on Checkout-Free Retail Technology
Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) could soon compete with, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)'s cashierless Amazon Go stores with the help of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), according to Reuters. What Happened Amazon's checkout-free Amazon Go retail stores may become the new shopping norm, as Microsoft is working on developing a similar technology, according to a Reuters report that cited six people familiar
Video: How Korea-based AIZEN Is Disrupting the Finance Industry
FinTech, Video
AIZEN is a South Korea-based fintech firm which provides AI-fueled business applications to banking and insurance companies. NexChange’s Andrew Work recently caught up with AIZEN CEO and co-founder Jung Seok Kang at the SuperCharger Demo Day and Kang shared what his firm is currently up to as well as what makes it special compared to the rest. Check it out:
Bitcoin's Prospects Worsen After Researchers Find Evidence its Prices Were Artificially Propped Up
Two researches at the University of Texas in Austin have provided evidence to back up the growing concerns among some investors that Bitcoin's precipitous rise to a record $20,000 last December was artificially manipulated, which could plunge the cryptocurrency's value even lower than it's already fallen this year. John M. Griffin, a professor of finance, and Amin Shams, a graduate
How Microsoft Could Build the 'Netflix of Gaming'
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has long been in the gaming business — the company began developing the original Xbox console in 1998. Microsoft’s share of the console market has slipped in recent years though and the landscape is set to change dramatically, but investors with an eye on gaming should rest assured that it's well-prepared to ride the trend, Morgan
Tesla Cuts 9% of its Global Workforce as Pressure Mounts to Turn a Profit
It appears the cold hard truth has finally set in on Elon Musk. The billionaire CEO announced on Tuesday that Tesla will be cutting 9% of its global workforce - roughly 3,500 employees - as it ramps up efforts to finally turn the first annual profit in its 15-year history. In a memo to employees, Musk indicated that the cuts
Wall Street Analysts Reflect on AT&T-Time Warner Ruling, Assess Implications Outside Tech, Media
A U.S. District Court approved AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)'s purchase of Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) Tuesday and advised the Justice Department not to seek a stay of the ruling. The results were celebrated by stocks involved in and distantly peripheral to the case — and left analysts generally more bullish on corporate America. What It Means For AT&T KeyBanc