News by tag: investments

04.01.2018

PayPal founder bets big on Bitcoin

The price of Bitcoin increased by 13.5 per cent to US$15,017 ($21,187) after a report found billionaire Peter Thiel, an early investor in Facebook and co-founder of Paypal, had heavily invested in the cryptocurrency. Co-founded by high-profile investor Peter Thiel and based in San Francisco, Founders Fund has bought $15 million to $20 million worth of bitcoin across several of its recent funds, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing anonymous sources

 
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14.12.2017

Artificial intelligence could change the art of investing

Artificial intelligence (AI) has already changed some activities, including parts of finance like fraud prevention, but not yet fund management and stock-picking. That seems odd: machine learning, a subset of AI that excels at finding patterns and making predictions using reams of data, looks like an ideal tool for the business. Yet well-established “quant” hedge funds in London or New York are often sniffy about its potential. In San Francisco, however, where machine learning is so much part of the furniture the term features unexplained on roadside billboards, a cluster of upstart hedge funds has sprung up in order to exploit these techniques.

 
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23.11.2017

Netflix and Amazon made you richer

Investing in the stock market has been shown to be the most efficient and effective way of turning money into more money, and yet 61 percent of millennials say they're afraid of getting started. Overcoming that fear, though, could pay off. Just look back 10 years. Financial website How Much took a look at some popular stocks in 2007 to find out how much a $1,000 investment in each would be worth now, as of October 31.

 
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29.08.2017

Infrastructure, income and investing: all “I”s on the prize

Today’s markets can be challenging when seeking sustainable yields, but that doesn’t mean investors should give up the search.

 
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06.06.2017

Sovereign funds prefer Germany during Brexit deal

Invesco released its fifth Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study on 5th June, an annual in-depth report on the complex investment behaviour of global sovereign wealth funds and central banks. This year's study shows that geopolitical uncertainty and limited options to increase risk asset allocations are causing sovereign investors to make fewer allocation changes than at any point in the past five years, despite target-return gaps increasingly widening. The survey, conducted face-to-face among 97 individual sovereigns and central bank reserve managers across the globe, including Canada, representing $12 trillion of assets, asked sovereigns to rate the importance of various economic and geopolitical factors on their investment strategies.

 
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18.05.2017

Norway's big bank permits bitcoin investments

The Norwegian Skandianbanken, independent of its Swedish counterpart, is rolling out a new feature which allows customers to integrate their Bitcoin wallets, checking the value of their holdings at the same time they check their bank accounts, according to local publication E24. Through an integration of the Coinbase wallet, which enables the buying and storing of cryptocurrency holdings in bitcoin, ether and litecoin, the bank’s customers now have direct access to these holdings using Skandiabanken’s online banking.

 
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12.02.2017

Market Internals are suggesting a shift towards more Defensive assets

The first weeks of Mr Trump being in power have been disruptive, the least to say. Concomitantly, reflation trades, which we were early proponents of since Spring last year, may be getting overextended. We believe it may be time to consider Defensive and Growth stocks again.

 
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17.01.2017

Leonteq And New Fintech Products

New trading platforms and future fintech.

 
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21.09.2016

ArtExpo Milan

ArtExpo 2016, that took place last 8-15 September in Milan, is more than an art fair. Infact ArtExpo is a in depth projects where artists, art lovers, collectors can meet each other.

 
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