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The week ahead: Final approval on US Stimulus expected. Watch CPI numbers and bond yields

Read the key events to monitor for the week which starts on March 8, 2021.  

The week ahead: Final approval on US Stimulus expected. Watch CPI numbers and bond yields
Asset Allocation

Bonds tumbled on inflation fears, Nasdaq down 3 weeks on a row, Energy stocks on fire - our top 10 stories from last week

Read the 10 stories to remember from the week which ended March 5, 2021.  

Bonds tumbled on inflation fears, Nasdaq down 3 weeks on a row, Energy stocks on fire - our top 10 stories from last week
SPAC

What to know before investing in a SPAC !

There is a difference between a critic of all SPACs, and a sobering look at how SPACs actually make (or lose) money. While some SPACs perform well, many dilute shares through redemptions and investors along with them. #Know-what-you-buy.

What to know before investing in a SPAC !
Cryptocurrencies

Binance Coin: the reasons behind a dream bull run

An increasing number of crypto analysts explore the possibilities of Binance Coin (BNB) beating Ethereum (ETH) to the second position for cryptocurrencies. Why is this not so unlikely to happen?

Binance Coin: the reasons behind a dream bull run
Knowledge
Forex   Technical Analysis   Technical indicators

How to trade divergence with technical indicators

Using the divergence of a technical indicator from the movement in a market price is a day trading technique especially popular with forex traders.

How to trade divergence with technical indicators
Forex   Trading Strategy

How to Optimize Forex earnings

Whether you’re a forex trading beginner or seasoned trader, how to best optimize forex earnings remains the most discussed topic. 

How to Optimize Forex earnings
Funds   Private equity   Entrepreneurship

Search funds: a niche within private equity

At the time of disruptive business models, “uberization” of the economy and “everything-on-demand”, similar revolutionary capital raising models are being developed within the financial industry. There is one niche within Private Equity which is developing at a very fast pace while staying under the radar of most generalists.

Search funds: a niche within private equity
Asset Allocation

How to successfully hedge against inflation.

How to protect your portfolio from inflation with different asset classes. With talks of inflation roaming, FlowBank explores some ways investors could diversify away inflation risk.

How to successfully hedge against inflation.
Videos & Podcasts

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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1 day ago

Trade Desk tackles Google's market share

The Trade Desk Inc., which specializes in helping companies buy online ads across publishers’ websites, did what others failed at: eating into Google’s share of the market. While Google dominates that area of ad-buying with about 40% of the business, Trade Desk is up to nearly 8% and its share is growing faster than Google’s, according to ad-tech consulting firm Jounce Media. Source: WSJ

1 day ago

With rates this low, a record number of convertible bonds are issued

Airbnb on Tuesday announced a $2bn convertible deal, the biggest of the year so far, on the heels of Twitter, which announced a $1.25bn convertible bond issue on Monday and Spotify, which priced $1.3bn in notes last week. Beyond Meat increased the size of a convertible bond issue on Tuesday from $750m to $1bn. Source: Financial Times

2 days ago

Urban indoor farming sees more traction: Infarm raises $100M

Infarm is present in 10 countries and has deals with retailers like Kroger Co., Amazon Fresh, Metro AG and Marks & Spencer Group Plc. It provides modular units that grow food on supermarket aisles and inside restaurants. Diversifying crops will help accelerate the shift to plant-based diets, Galonska said. The fresh money, a mix of debt and equity, came from firms including Hanaco Ventures and Atomico. That brings total funding to more than $400 million, making Infarm one of the most-funded vertical farming startups in the world, according to researcher Dealroom. Source: Bloomberg

2 days ago

Overnight FX returns - which are the biggest movers?

The biggest movers in global FX overnight based on volatility adjusted returns are the USDHKD, the EURCHF, the USDJPY, the USDCZK and the USDHUF. 26 out of 28 USD pairs had positive returns and 9 out of 13 EUR pairs had positive returns. Time to be bullish on these currencies?

2 days ago

Largest EM credit ETF in the US sees biggest outflows since March

Investors backing away from credit and fixed income globally over inflation fears / rising growth prospects / front running a taper from the Fed

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