Ajmir Omid


Is the Halloween effect real?

The forthcoming scary season is not only a favourite time for kids (and many adults), but also for the stock market. That’s because the beginning of Halloween also supposedly coincides with the beginning of a ...


Musk, Twitter & the everything app

Elon Musk has reversed his position on Twitter, reintroducing his $44 billion acquisition offer. He also teased a prospective vision for the social media network, tweeting, "Buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating ...

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Is the Dow Jones better than the S&P500?

Amid weeks of stock-market turmoil, many worried investors have been tracking the daily trajectory of the Dow Jones industrial average like never before. But what are the differences


Microsoft: The king at a discount

Risk assets are seeing a decline in valuations as macro pressures have led the Federal Reserve to pursue a very aggressive tightening monetary policy. Historically, environments of fear and panic selling have usually ...


Where will the Nasdaq bottom?

Why is the Nasdaq falling? The Nasdaq took a 5% hit last week after higher-than-expected US CPI data (8.3% vs 8.1% forecasted). The upside surprise was a discouraging read, going ...

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Is the US dollar (finally) peaking?

The US dollar turned weaker across the board last week on the back of expectations that we are past peak Fed hawkishness. Have we seen the USD peak, and could it drift lower from here?


The streaming business boosts Disney's growth

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is capturing the attention of investors after it reported stronger 3Q2022 financial results on August 10. Let’s have a look at how the entertainment giant is doing in the streaming ...


Short-term problems, long-term opportunities

The underwhelming quarterly earnings by major United States semiconductor companies over the last week paint a gloomy picture for the industry. Some analysts believe that the semiconductor boom could be coming to an ...


The recent surge in Bitcoin – what does it mean?

In the last couple of weeks, Bitcoin has been steadily rising in price, with the token at one point briefly moving above USD25'000, its highest over the past two months and up over 40% from its June lows. This begs ...


Key takeaways from earnings

More than 80% of the S&P 500 index's companies have reported second-quarter results so far, and despite fewer earnings beats than last year, stocks are still on average 13% higher since their June lows. Why are ...

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The secret of the Swiss equity market

Beyond beautiful landscapes and various flavourful cheese and chocolates, Switzerland is also known to financial market professionals for its investment opportunities. For decades now, many have chosen the Swiss stock ...


Is big tech back?

The market’s focus is shifting from inflation and higher yields to global recession risks. Will big tech outperform the broader market in this environment?