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What a Trade War Means for Asian Bonds
Media reports have been focusing on a “trade war” following President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on up to US$60 billion in Chinese imports, targeting technology products. Beijing responded by imposing its own taxes on U.S. imports. The result has been an increase in market volatility on both sides of the Pacific. We believe news reports of protectionist measures
Building a $100 Million Company
To build a successful and enduring company, you need more than just hype, publicity, or impressive fundraising skills. Ultimately it all boils down to one simple principle: you must have a product that solves a pressing problem, and then the right amount of paying customers to make the math work. See 2017 Hedge Fund Letters. Going Hunting Today’s infographic comes
A 2016 Data Breach Exposed the Names and Emails of More Than 20M U.S. Uber Riders
A previously undisclosed data breach in 2016 exposed the names and email addresses of more than 20 million users in the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday. With the latest data leak revelation, Uber has agreed to an expanded version of the proposed settlement it reached with the FTC in August. The previous agreement was made to settle
Report: Facebook's IPO Prospectus in 2012 Warned About Data Leaks
During his two days of testimony on Capitol Hill, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by Congress about how the network allowed roughly 87 million users to have their data improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, how the Russians were able to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election and what is being done to prevent both of these from happening
Forget Crypto: eSports Might Be Where it's at For Nvidia and AMD
Cryptocurrency has grabbed headlines in the semiconductor world in the past year, as demand for GPUs from miners created a shortage in the market and prompted retailers to drive prices through the roof. Semiconductor stocks like Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) have been feeling some short-term pain from slumping crypto demand. However, Bernstein analysts
Seth Klarman: Mainstream Investing Has It Backwards
Some years ago Seth Klarman gave a fantastic speech at the MIT Sloan Investment Management Club. During his speech Klarman suggested that the mainstream approach to investing has is backwards saying: See 2017 Hedge Fund Letters. “Right at the core, the mainstream has it backwards. Warren Buffett often quips that the first rule of investing is to not lose money, and
Russia: A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma
Bob Dylan once sang, “Something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?” That’s what it kind of feels like today. There’s something going on behind the scenes in Russia –something we’re not privy to. On the heels of new U.S. sanctions and a chemical weapon attack in Syria, the Russian market fell 10%
Salesforce's Mark Benioff Met a Crypto Bro in Davos and Now He Plans Some Sort of Blockhain Product
Stop us if you've heard this one before: A billionaire entrepreneur and a cryptocurrency bro meet in Switzerland, get to talking, and then just like that a new blockchain product is planned for launch. At least this is how it worked for Salesforce co-founder Mark Benioff, who described a chance meeting with an attendee (we're just going to assume it
Mark Zuckerberg Says Regulation of His Industry is 'Inevitable'
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the hot seat again for a a second day of testimony with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to address the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Russian election interference and other issues. You can read highlights from Tuesday's testimony here. Here are some highlights from Wednesday's testimony. On the inevitability of regulation In
Investors Cheer Facebook, Tech Stocks Amid Zuckerberg Testimony
Tech stocks rallied Tuesday as Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before U.S. Senate members regarding the recent data scandal and consumer privacy policies. What Zuckerberg Said Zuckerberg confessed Facebook had not taken “a broad enough view” of its responsibility related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and it reacted too slowly to Russian election interference. He also committed