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What to know about Lithium and its role in the EV future

Lithium demand has been increasing as the future of electric cars batteries relies in part on this chemical element. In this article, FlowBank answers your questions on the Lithium ecosystem and future:

What to know about Lithium and its role in the EV future
ETFs   Production   Renewable Energy

Biden paving the way for Infrastructure ETFs

If Biden succeeds where Trump and Obama failed in their promises to upgrade American infrastructure with new spending, these ETFS could benefit.

Biden paving the way for Infrastructure ETFs
Asset Allocation

The week ahead: Apple, Tesla, Facebook & Microsoft Earnings, the Fed and U.S Q4 GDP

Read the key events to monitor for the week which starts on January 25, 2021.  

The week ahead: Apple, Tesla, Facebook & Microsoft Earnings, the Fed and U.S Q4 GDP
Asset Allocation

The 10 stories to remember from last week: it was all about "B"s... Biden, "Big" Yellen, Big Tech, Bullion and (battered) Bitcoin

Read the 10 stories to remember from the week which ended January 22, 2021.  

The 10 stories to remember from last week: it was all about "B"s... Biden, "Big" Yellen, Big Tech, Bullion and (battered) Bitcoin
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Stocks   Financial market

Two types of cult stocks and why these can go up the roof

Fuel Cell Energy and Plug Power both went up 500% in the past 6 months, despite mediocre earnings and negative profits. How can the market allow this and what are the outcomes to expect in the long term?

Two types of cult stocks and why these can go up the roof
Asset Allocation   Index   Trading Strategy

Is it time to drop the barbell investing strategy in 2021?

2020 was a year in which extremes like gold and small caps did well as a investment strategy. Is it time for the middle to do better?

Is it time to drop the barbell investing strategy in 2021?
Forex   Technical Analysis

What is the best timeframe chart to trade forex for beginners?

We explain the pros and cons of day trading 5-minute charts all the way to investing in longer-timeframe charts for beginner traders.

What is the best timeframe chart to trade forex for beginners?
Forex   Technical Analysis   Forex Signals

What are Forex Signals and how to use them

When you start forex trading, you will quickly see that it makes sense to take advantage of every tool at your disposal, perhaps including forex signals. But what are they and how to use them?

What are Forex Signals and how to use them
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PepsiCo, Constellation Brands and manufacturing PMIs

For the day ahead I’m looking out for earnings from PepsiCo, Corona beer-owner Constellation brands and H&M – as well as European and US manufacturing PMIs.

PepsiCo, Constellation Brands and manufacturing PMIs
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Broad-based ETF tend to outperform specialized ETF after lauch

As soon as the ETF is launched, broad-based ETF have a higher average return (still negative with adjusted risk), losing as much as 5% after 5 years, while specialized ETF lose over 30% in under 5 years. The main issue is that many investment reach their peak market value once they become fashionable, and the launch of an ETF can take several months. For more information about specialized (thematic) ETF, check out our article on the matter.

25 minutes ago

Tencent shares rise on news of Kuaishou $5.4 billion IPO

Tencent has about a 21.6% stake in Kuaishou, the second largest operator of video service after ByteDance, and other backers include venture capital firms DCM, DST Global and Sequoia Capital China, the prospectus shows. Shares in Tencent jumped 11% and closed at an all-time high on Monday in Hong Kong. Monthly active users reached 481 million while average daily spend time crossed 100-minutes in 2021.

40 minutes ago

Looking at asset performance alongside the highs and lows shows extraordinary volatility

The two ends of the bars show the lowest and highest returns over the last 12 months, and the dots represent returns compared with 12 months earlier.

1 hour ago

World GDP growth forecast for 2021, per country

Source: IMF

1 hour ago

Cannabis firms tapped the market for $500 million after senate flip

78% of US sales still happened on the black market in 2020. Cannabis companies are seeing more favorable financing terms in credit facilities as competition for rates increases from pot companies seeking financing. Source; WSJ 

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