Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The truth is that taking the time to get educated about the opportunities available is a smart business decision—regardless of whether you want or are ready to make a move. Advisors often wonder if there’s a right time to embark upon the due diligence process. And the reality is that it’s important that they always stay aware and educated about the opportunities around them—particularly in an environment that’s evolved rapidly over the last several years. But to do a “deep dive” takes some time and effort on the advisor’s part and is generally left to those experiencing a gap between where they are now and where they want to be. And that gap helps determine the urgency around the next steps you might take. If the gap is big enough and important enough to justify the hassle of a move, then it makes sense to begin due diligence. You may decide that a more passive approach – what we call “armchair exploration” – is … [Read more...] about Financial Advisors: Is Now The ‘Right Time’ To Start Exploring Your Options?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Several state legislatures have recently begun punishing investment companies that take environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data into consideration when making investment decisions. Elon Musk tweeted, “ESG is a scam. It has been weaponized by phony social justice warriors.” In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, former Vice President Mike Pence says that investing using ESG principles is politically driven and is part of a plan by the “woke left” to conquer corporate America. While all of this may be great rhetoric to motivate a political base, along with the boogeymen of CRT (Critical Race Theory) and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), the question is, what is the ultimate goal of this fight and who does it benefit? In the case of the state legislatures, most are from states where fossil fuels are a major contributor to their local economies. It makes sense that they're trying to protect … [Read more...] about Who Benefits From The Fight Against ESG?
Unprecedented forest fires in the drought-stricken western United States . Tropical storms and rising seas threatening the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Sizzling heat across large swaths of the country. As climate change unfolds before our eyes, what can the U.S. do to sharply and rapidly reduce its share of the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing it? advertisement advertisement The Biden administration has committed to reducing those emissions 50% by 2030 to below 2005 levels. That’s a critical first step of a global energy transition that must achieve net-zero emissions by midcentury to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) and thereby avert the worst impacts of climate change. Twenty years ago, I would have regarded the U.S. 2030 pledge as crazy talk. But a new study in the journal Science that I coauthored, compares results from six independent analyses conducted by academic, industry, and nongovernmental … [Read more...] about How we can meet Biden’s 2030 climate goals with today’s technology
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Confidence is a highly advantageous trait, as it can be applied in all aspects of life – whether in personal, social, or business contexts. For some people, it comes naturally. However, many of us feel that confidence is beyond our grasp. If you find yourself in the category of people who lack confidence and are unsure of how to develop it, do not fret, as there are proven ways that you can learn to live a confident life. New studies in the field of behavioral and cognitive psychology have begun to remove the roadblocks that come in the way of developing confidence. According to these studies, people who have low confidence suffer from three common underlying traits. Here is a summary of these traits and different methods on how you can overcome them. #1. Develop a self-based focus as opposed to an other-based focus A recent study investigating the science behind low confidence found that people with this … [Read more...] about 3 Ways To Cultivate Unwavering Confidence
Wall Street, New York City (File image: Reuters) From 1999 to 2019, I managed money for some of the largest hedge funds in the world ( Millennium, Brevan Howard, ExodusPoint ). During that time, I generated positive returns for 103 consecutive months, which is quite possibly the longest such streak in hedge fund history. This extraordinary feat was made possible by my strict adherence to three key principles. First, I made sure that I had a method that turns the odds in my favour. Second, I had the discipline to stay with that system in good times, and bad times. Finally, it is vital to play with a bankroll that is large enough to ride out market fluctuations. Lose any one of these three things, and it becomes impossible to beat the market for any length of time. Have A System : As a professional gambler who accidently landed on Wall Street way back in 1993, I have always had a keen sense of the odds in any game. I played blackjack because it is the only game where a … [Read more...] about How I beat Wall Street for 103 consecutive months
EIGHT months ago, I teared up in front of my residential block at Negri Sembilan Matriculation College because I had left my home in Rawang, Selangor, to pursue my pre-university tertiary studies there and was bidding farewell to my family. Just last month, I found my eyes welling up again at the same place but for a different reason – I had completed my studies and was crestfallen at having to bid my roommates and friends adieu. As a student fresh out of secondary school, I had dreaded leaving home and travelling all the way to Kuala Pilah to pursue my pre-university studies. I was afraid of failing to make friends and being left all alone throughout my time there. My mother and cousins assured me by saying: “When this is over, you will be missing your life at the matriculation college.”I held on to their encouragement and convinced myself that it would turn out all right. The first few months in the new environment were the most stressful for me. I had to adapt to the … [Read more...] about My unforgettable matriculation experience
Trade Watchlist Portfolio Message Set Alert live bse live nse live Volume Todays L/H More × Shares of online gaming company Nazara Technologies surged 20 percent intraday on June 24 after the stock adjusted for the bonus issue. The stock was trading at Rs 614.25, up 17.92 percent against the previous close of Rs 520.90, at the time of writing this report. On May 13, Nazara announced the bonus issue in the ratio of one equity share for one equity share held by shareholders as on record date. Hence, the previous closing price of the stock halved to Rs 520.90, against Rs 1,041.80 earlier. The record date for the bonus issue has been fixed as June 27, which means a person having a share of Nazara Technologies by the closing of June 27 is eligible to get a bonus share. After hitting the lowest point since listing, the stock has rebounded. Its lowest closing was Rs 500.38 on June … [Read more...] about Nazara Technologies shares spike 20% as stock trades ex-bonus
Veteran industry leader Shiv Shivakumar says the younger workforce will be impatient and non-hierarchical. Amid growing demand for freshers and young professionals, veteran industry leader Shiv Shivakumar says that the younger workforce will be impatient and non-hierarchical and they will go for impact and relevance. “I think younger workforce will not respect age, they will respect relevance and impact,” Shivakumar told Moneycontrol. “The younger workforce will be impatient and non-hierarchical. They will expect a lot more from companies in terms of learning, development etc. They will build their own personal brands on social media,” added Shivakumar, group executive president, corporate strategy, at the Aditya Birla Group. Shivakumar, who was formerly the chairperson of PepsiCo Holdings in India and CEO of emerging markets at Nokia, said Gen Z need to give a company they join three to four years, contribute and learn the ropes. He said such an approach can never go … [Read more...] about Younger workforce will not respect age, they respect relevance and impact: Shiv Shivakumar
Apple’s product release events are famous for providing the stage where innovative products and services are introduced to the world for the first time. From Steve Jobs pulling the iPod out of his pocket to the iPhone’s debut, the event’s reputation is well established as a must-see reveal. advertisement advertisement In 2017, Apple’s flagship event was defined not by a groundbreaking new product but by a significant hardware shift. Instead of using a person’s fingerprint or passcode for authentication, the iPhone would use the face as a credential. The tech was called FaceID, and it revolutionized access control for our devices by introducing a secure and passive authentication experience for everyone, becoming second nature, many not realizing what’s going on behind the scenes. The technology was reported to be 20 times more secure than fingerprint readers, and it was one of the projects at Apple that I worked on as an engineer in the new product … [Read more...] about We could be using facial authentication for a whole lot more than unlocking our phones
The research firm ICICI Securities believes earnings of apparel brands and retail companies under their coverage may surprise positively from Q3FY22E as the likely demand recovery may result in better than expected margin performance. Some of the costs savings achieved during pandemic may sustain and coupled with high operating leverage may lead to higher than pre-covid margins from Q3FY22E. Stocks like Trent, V-Mart and Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail are the preferred picks backed by their strong and consistent track record of execution. Trade Watchlist Portfolio Message Set Alert live bse live nse live Volume Todays L/H More × Prabhudas Lilladher's research report on Nazara Technologies We hosted Mr Manish Agarwal, CEO of Nazara Technologies for a NDR recently. Management indicated that Battle Grounds Mobile India (BGMI) Master Series IP which is to be telecast on … [Read more...] about Buy Nazara Technologies; target of Rs 1813: Prabhudas Lilladher