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Assessing the Durability of the Emerging Market Resurgence
With the MSCI Emerging Markets Index up 33.4 percent year-to-date, it's not surprising that some investors are wondering if they have missed the emerging markets party. Further stoking that debate is the emerging markets benchmark's 2016 gain of about 11 percent, meaning the index is approaching a two-year gain of almost 50 percent. The good news is that fundamental factors
Mr Xi Reveals His Blueprint for China’s ‘New Era’
Every five years, the top governing body of China’s communist party meets to endorse important decisions and announce changes to its leadership. Since the 24 October conclusion of the latest National Party Congress (NPC) in Beijing, investors have been analysing the results to determine the direction of the world’s second-largest economy. While no major surprises were announced, some investors expressed
Elon Musk on Tesla's Short Sellers: 'They're Jerks Who Want Us to Die'
Rolling Stone has a big brand new cover story about Elon Musk that dives into everything from his childhood, his scientific method used to start a business, his thoughts on what he sees as the threats posed by AI and climate change and, uh, his heartbreak. At one point during the interview, Musk addresses the fact that Tesla is now the most
Waymo Works to Build Trust as First Pilot-Free Vehicle Hits the Road
Last week, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG)’s Waymo became the first to test fully autonomous vehicles on public roads without a front-seat technician. The firm still faces challenges in public perception and regulation, but it’s taking strides with education partnerships, data transparency and training opportunities. The Expert Andrew Murphy researches consumer habits and product marketing as a managing partner at Loup Ventures. The venture capital firm does
Report: Mohamed El-Erian Could Be Heading to the Fed
The Trump administration is weighing Mohamed El-Erian for the vice chairman post at the Federal Reserve, where the former Pimco CEO would replace Stanley Fischer, who left the position in October, CNBC reports. El-Erian, who is currently the chief economic advisor at Allianz, would be the presumptive second-in-command to Jerome Powell, who President Trump nominated to succeed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair when her
One of the Biggest Unicorns Could Be in Trouble: Morgan Stanley
As Uber comes under pressure, another major “Unicorn” Airbnb Inc (AKA Airbnb) could also be facing growing pains. The market has reached peak Airbnb, a Morgan Stanley report asserts. The report downgrading Airbnb Inc  while recommending online travel agencies (OTAs) and giving a nod to traditional hotels came as user adoption and growth trends appear to be topping. Not just  Airbnb Inc
Meet the Skeleton Crew of Data Experts Behind the Paradise Papers Leak
Last weekend, media outlets around the world released stories based on the Paradise Papers, a collection of more than 13 million leaked files detailing how the world’s wealthiest people have parked their money in offshore tax havens. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists analyzed the documents along with 380 reporters at least 95 organizations around the globe, after they were first obtained by
Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's Unsolicited $105-Billion Takeover Bid
The biggest tech takeover in history is not happening: Qualcomm Inc. announced on Monday that its board has unanimously rejected Broadcom's unsolicited $105-billion bid, saying that the offer undervalues the company and would be a bad deal for shareholders. “It is the Board’s unanimous belief that Broadcom’s proposal significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the Company’s leadership position in mobile technology
Tesla is to Vehicles What Apple Was to Cell Phones, According to This Analyst
Capital Markets
The Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone has been one of the most successful products of all time and has created some huge returns for Apple investors over the past decade. According to one analyst, Tesla Inc(NASDAQ: TSLA) may be on the brink of following in Apple’s footsteps. The Analyst Nomura analyst Romit Shah. The Rating Nomura maintains a Buy rating and $500 price target for Tesla. The Thesis
Report: Investors Had Serious Concerns Before Snap's Terrible IPO
Capital Markets
The Wall Street Journal took a deep dive into Snap Inc.'s business and stock price woes on Thursday and found that investors had some serious misgivings about the company's growth prospects and management style leading up to the company's highly anticipated IPO, but decided to invest in the company anyway, lured in by the hype surrounding the biggest tech public