Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Every market selloff presents opportunities. The iShares Emerging Markets ETF EEM is down -17% year-to-date. Even though Emerging Markets are notoriously volatile, this region is attractive due to its outsized growth potential. According to Lazard Asset Management , Emerging Market (EM) economies are responsible for about 60% of global growth, yet only represent about 13% of the MSCI All Country World Index ACWI . This gap won’t disappear overnight, but it bodes well for EM’s long-term investment prospects. EM has faster economic growth due to relatively attractive demographics and ongoing urbanization. If you’re a long-term investor, adding emerging markets exposure may also prove timely. Below is a chart of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index compared to the S&P 500 Index, expressed as a ratio. When the line is rising, it means Emerging Markets are outperforming US stocks. When the line is falling, it … [Read more...] about 3 Emerging Markets Stocks That Are Secular Winners On Sale
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The stock price of satellite TV and wireless services provider Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) has declined by almost 35% over the past month, compared to the S&P 500 which remains down by about 8% over the same period. The recent decline follows the company’s weak Q1 2022 results, which missed analyst estimates on both revenue and earnings amid higher than expected pay-TV subscriber losses. Dish’s revenues for the quarter declined by almost 4% year-over-year to around $4.33 billion, while earnings fell 31% from a year earlier to $0.68 per share. Dish lost about 462,000 pay-TV subscribers, taking its total pay-TV base to just about 10.24 million. Moreover, the ongoing 5G wireless network build-out is also hurting Dish’s cash flows, with the company burning about $191 million in cash over Q1, compared to free cash flows of $729 million last year. Investors aren’t taking too well to the declining sales and rising cash burn, … [Read more...] about What’s Happening With Dish Stock?
The bottom fell out from one of crypto’s fastest growing blockchains, LUNA, which promised to succeed where bitcoin failed. Its predictable collapse reverberated across the entire crypto market and is forcing investors to pick up the pieces. C rypto’s history has been defined by five resets. The first came in 2014 when what was basically the only bitcoin exchange in the world, Mt. Gox, imploded following a nearly half-billion-dollar hack. The second, in 2016, was The DAO hack, when an attacker tricked a smart contract into giving away $60 million worth of ethereum, worth $8 billion today. The third, in January 2018, occurred when the ICO bubble popped, starting a year-long decline wiping out 60% of the crypto market or more than $700 million mostly in the form of worthless junk tokens. The fourth took place in March 2020 when crypto lost 40% of its value along with most other global financial markets. Each reset not only led to price-market capitalization increases, they … [Read more...] about Crypto’s Great Reset: How Digital Asset Investors Will Recover From The Market’s $1 Trillion Meltdown
Semiconductor stocks have had an interesting two days. On Thursday, seemingly the entire industry moved higher in anticipation of a strong earnings announcement from Intel Corporation ( INTC ) after the closing bell. Unfortunately, that did not happen. Intel missed revenue estimates by $360 million and GAAP earnings estimates by $0.04 per share – coming in at $18.66 billion and $1.12 per share, respectively. As a result of the miss, Intel shares plunged lower in trading on Friday, dropping 5.47% to close at $47.04. Interestingly, the rest of the industry kept right on climbing higher. Micron Technology, Inc. ( MU ) jumped 6.48%, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ( AMD ) rose 5.18%, Xilinx, Inc. ( XLNX ) bounced 4.06% and Qorvo, Inc. ( QRVO ) climbed 3.76%. These bullish moves indicate that traders are confident enough in the sustained strength of the global economy and the potential of a softening in trade talks between the United States and China to shrug off the … [Read more...] about Shutdown News and FOMC Speculation Lift Stocks
Major Moves The majority of the stocks in the S&P 500 lost ground today as traders attempted to quantify and make adjustments for the uncertain risk they face with the Trump administration's tariff deadline looming at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning. The risk is uncertain because nobody knows if the Trump administration is going to go through with tariff increase. The U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) office filed paperwork on Wednesday to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, but that doesn't mean the administration has to pull the trigger. However, the S&P 500 component that lost the most ground today didn't drop because of uncertain tariff risks. It fell because it faces easily quantifiable risks – 38 billion of them to be precise. Until today, Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY ) had been in a bidding war with Chevron Corporation ( CVX ) for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ( APC ). Chevron originally bid $33 billion for Anadarko, … [Read more...] about Occidental Petroleum Stock Plunges, but S&P 500 Rallies Into Close
New York (CNN Business) Home Depot has a message for all of the economic naysayers : Hold my plywood. The home improvement retail giant reported better-than-expected gains in sales and earnings for the first quarter Tuesday and also lifted its outlook for the rest of this fiscal year. Shares of Home Depot ( HD ) rose more than 2% in early trading on the news. Home Depot, which is one of the 30 stocks in the Dow , helped lift the overall market as well. Stocks were broadly higher Tuesday despite weak earnings from retailer Walmart ( WMT ) , another Dow component. Walmart fell about 7%. Home Depot rival Lowe's ( LOW ) , which will report its first quarter earnings Wednesday, was up nearly 3% Home Depot has gotten off to a rough start this year because investors are concerned about a possible pullback in housing as interest rates and inflation zoom higher. Shares are still down more than 25% in 2022 despite Tuesday's rally. … [Read more...] about Home Depot’s strong quarter shows housing market is still booming
Razorpay Founders Shashank Kumar & Harshil Mathur B2B payments and neobanking platform Razorpay is looking to get new investors on board through a share sale of $75 million by its employees, the company said on May 10. The purchase will be led by Lightspeed Venture Partners along with participation from Moore Strategic Ventures who will subsequently join the company’s cap table. This will also be Razorpay’s fourth and largest Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) buyback till date, and the second largest in the startup space after Flipkart’s Rs 600 crore buyback in July 2021. 650 of the startup’s existing and former employees will be eligible for this across roles including software engineers, product managers, customer experience agents, sales, and administrative staff. In December 2021, Razorpay’s valuation had jumped from $1 billion to $7.5 billion after the startup raised $375 million in its largest round. In an interview with Moneycontrol, Razorpay’s founder and … [Read more...] about Lightspeed and Moore Strategic Ventures become investors in Razorpay by buying employee shares worth $75 mn
India’s largest life cover provider Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) made a lacklustre debut on the bourses on May 17, with declining nearly 9.4 percent after its initial public offering was subscribed nearly three times last week. The stock opened at Rs 867.20, against an issue price of Rs 949 on the BSE and touched a high and a low of Rs 886.80 and Rs 860.10, respectively. At 10.05am, the scrip was trading at Rs 883.40 on BSE, down 7 percent from its issue price of Rs 949 a share. India's benchmark Sensex rose 0.62% to 53224 points. Corrections in the equity markets globally seem to have hit the listing for the biggest public issue in the history of the Indian capital market. The situation was worsened by mounting inflationary pressure, stricter lockdowns imposed in China to combat Covid outbreak, and an unabated war on Ukraine by Russian forces. After the debut in the market, LIC has become the fifth most-valued Indian listed firm with a market capital of Rs 5.71 … [Read more...] about LIC share lists with 9.4% discount, stock debuts on BSE at Rs 867
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The stock market has taken investors on a wild ride over the past several months. It is during these volatile times that I experience a higher volume of calls from individuals who are concerned about their retirement assets and wondering what they should do. My most concerned callers are those who are getting ready to retire. With memories from the 2008 financial crisis and the volatile pandemic dip of 2020 still fresh in their minds and now inflation running rampant, many are asking, “What should I do if I retire in a bear market?” Here are three different strategies to consider that may allow you to still retire when you want to without the market fluctuations (or downturn) affecting your plans or causing you to run out of money sooner than you originally thought: Strategy #1: The Bucket Strategy How it works: To use some jargon, this is also called the time-based segmentation approach. With this strategy, you think … [Read more...] about What Should You Do If You Retire In A Bear Market?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin MicroStrategy MSTR embarked on a strategy of using its cash and then debt to buy alternative assets when it announced its June 2020 quarter results on July 28, 2020 . Over almost two years since then it has bought 129,218 Bitcoins as of May 2, 2022, per its March 2022 10-Q filing . The company has spent just under $4 billion for an average cost of $30,700. Unfortunately, since last Thursday, May 12, Bitcoin has been trading a bit over to around $2,000 under MicroStrategy’s breakeven price of $30,700 and it has gotten as low as $26,350. The recent downturn in Bitcoin’s price (over $10,000 or 26% in the past month), driven by the increase in interest rates and a risk off environment becoming more prevalent, has also hit the company’s share price (fallen over $250 or 56% in the past month). A roller coaster ride One point to keep in mind is that even while MicroStrategy’s stock fell over 25% last Wednesday to … [Read more...] about MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Wager Has Turned Into A Losing Bet