General

Black Friday: why are good deals such a big deal?

Annie Charalambous, Thursday, 26 November 2020

Black Friday is, for most retailers, the busiest shopping day of the year. It typically marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US, falling on the day after Thanksgiving.

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The Witch of Wall St: Lessons from one of the greatest financiers you’ve never heard of

Annie Charalambous, Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Hetty Green, born Henrietta Robinson, was an eccentric financier and, at the time, the wealthiest woman in the world. Hetty Green turned ~$7 million into $100 million in liquid assets -- equivalent to $2.388 billion today .

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US Elections, General

Week Ahead: another mixed bag

George Walker, Friday, 20 November 2020

Tuesday morning sees the release of high-impact Gross Domestic Product data out of Germany. Being the largest economy in Europe and a major contributor to the Eurozone, German GDP figures are important to show whether Europe is recovering from the ongoing pandemic.

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Market Event, General

Week in Review: record highs, growth, and sales

Annie Charalambous, Friday, 13 November 2020

This week started on a high off the back of Biden’s win, and the momentum continued as whole economies, financial markets, and corporations alike all saw records surpassed. For both the bulls and bears, there were highs and lows across the board, but we’re drilling down into the wins.

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US Elections, General

Week Ahead: will the momentum continue into another week?

George Walker, Friday, 13 November 2020

Last week saw markets get a shot in the arm following news that Pfizer has made progress with their vaccine trial. US markets were boosted to record highs as investors cheered the hope that we may regain some normalcy once again.

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General

Tune in for Disney's earnings: here's what to watch

Annie Charalambous, Thursday, 12 November 2020

In August, for the quarter ending June, Disney surprised us with a nearly 120% beat on EPS estimates (0.08 compared to the -0.43 forecast). For this quarter, analysts* expect an even direr -0.68, especially bleak compared to 1.07 reported for the same quarter last year. They also expect revenue to be down 25% YoY.

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