5 Bad Investments Even Smart People Make

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Due

When people read about failed investments, a common misconception is that the victims must not have thought things through carefully enough or made other “stupid” decisions. Unfortunately, however, intelligent people can fall into the trap of investment and money-making opportunities that are not expected and could even evolve into total scams. Here are some compelling examples for people to be aware of as they seek legitimate ways to increase their financial stability. 1. Multilevel Marketing (MLM) OpportunitiesMultilevel marketing (MLM) — also known as network marketing — opportunities adver… Read More “5 Bad Investments Even Smart People Make”

Alta Fox Opportunities Fund 3Q21 Commentary

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ValueWalk

Alta Fox Opportunities Fund commentary for the third quarter ended September 2021. Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Limited Partners, In Q3 2021, the Alta Fox Opportunities Fund (“the Fund”) produced a gross return of -0.91% and a net return of -0.99%. The Fund’s average net exposure during the quarter was 75.58%. Since inception in April 2018, the Fund has produced a gross return of 621.94% and a net return of 419.08% compared to the S&P 500’s return of 73.88%, the Russell 2000’s return of 50.75%, and the Russell Microcap’s return of 56.74%. As always, Alta Fox strives to igno… Read More “Alta Fox Opportunities Fund 3Q21 Commentary”

Wall Street shakes off Amazon, Apple weakness to end modestly higher

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Reuters

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks shook off early declines and closed out the last trading day of the month with modest gains on Friday as a rise in Microsoft helped offset declines in Amazon and Apple after disappointing quarterly earnings from the online retailer and iPhone maker. Microsoft Corp’s shares closed at a record high of $331.62 and ended the session with a market capitalization of $2.49 trillion, surpassing Apple Inc’s market cap of roughly $2.48 trillion. Apple lost 1.81% after it warned the impact of supply-chain disruptions will be even worse during the curr… Read More “Wall Street shakes off Amazon, Apple weakness to end modestly higher”

Stefan Bondy: RJ Barrett lacks Zion Williamson’s star power, but he’s always on the court

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New York Daily News

NEW ORLEANS — The problem isn’t Zion Williamson’s skill. That never was the concern. The issue is Zion’s health and, by extension, his weight. Once again, the theoretical most exciting NBA player is on the shelf with a foot injury and will miss Saturday’s game against the Knicks. We say theoretical because he’s played only 85 of a possible 149 games in his NBA career. The latest ailment is a broken foot, and nobody seems to know when Williamson will return to the court. In the meantime, the Pelicans are 1-4 and appear directionless without Williamson. “He’ll be all right,” said RJ Barrett, who… Read More “Stefan Bondy: RJ Barrett lacks Zion Williamson’s star power, but he’s always on the court”

How DreaMed’s Recent AI Innovation Is Revolutionising Diabetes Care

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ValueWalk

Top US children’s hospital is utilising DreaMed’s FDA-approved AI platform to provide millions with access to sequestered diabetes staff and endocrinologists An Israeli biotech startup, DreaMed, has developed an AI system that has the potential to completely renovate the way in which the healthcare industry approaches the treatment of diabetes.Under the current system, the ratio of endocrinologists to cases is 1:41,000; as a consequence, over half of recorded diabetic cases result in medical mismanagement.Since over 460 million people are affected by diabetes globally, according to the WHO, Dr… Read More “How DreaMed’s Recent AI Innovation Is Revolutionising Diabetes Care”

Could TikTok Make Country Music More Inclusive?

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The Boot

“Radio made me,” once declared Fiddlin’ John Carson, one of the biggest stars in what was at the time called “hillbilly music” and widely considered the first person to ever record a country song. In the near-century since Carson made his grand declaration, several eras of stars have played the country radio game and found mainstream success. But a new generation of country singers is forgoing the traditional route to stardom and connecting with fans using TikTok, rewriting the industry’s unspoken rules around how a country star is supposed to look and sound in the process. “I didn’t have to d… Read More “Could TikTok Make Country Music More Inclusive?”

How an influencer and army vets raised $7 mn to rescue Afghans

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AFP

Englewood (United States) (AFP) – When Instagram influencer Tommy Marcus read that Kabul had fallen to the Taliban he sprang into action, without knowing that like-minded US veterans were also desperate to do something. “I was more horrified and disgusted and just wanted to help,” recalls the 26-year-old New Yorker, who is known to his 800,000 followers as “Quentin Quarantino.” With just a few clicks on his phone from his home in New Jersey, Marcus started what would become an extraordinary operation to evacuate hundreds of terrified Afghans. In three days he raised $7.2 million and rallied to… Read More “How an influencer and army vets raised $7 mn to rescue Afghans”

Democratic cries to ‘defund police’ fade in U.S. mayoral races as crime surges

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By Joseph Ax (Reuters) – Felicia Moore, Atlanta’s city council president, vows to hire 250 police officers to help combat her city’s rising crime rate if she is elected mayor next week. Her most prominent Democratic rival, former Mayor Kasim Reed, wants to go even further, putting 750 more officers on the streets. Public safety is at the forefront in dozens of major U.S. cities poised to elect mayors on Tuesday. However, a year after “defund the police” became a rallying cry at protests against racism and police brutality, Democratic candidates from Atlanta to Minneapolis are eschewing proposa… Read More “Democratic cries to ‘defund police’ fade in U.S. mayoral races as crime surges”

CBA won’t make decisions on devaluation of Azerbaijani Manat – chairman

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Azer News

By Trend The foreign exchange market of Azerbaijan is stable, and the existing pressure on the manat is gradually weakening, Elman Rustamov, Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, said at a press conference, Trend reports. According to him, the stability of the manat has increased, and the Central Bank will not make decisions on the devaluation of the manat, and the existing pressure on the manat is gradually weakening. — Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz Read More “CBA won’t make decisions on devaluation of Azerbaijani Manat – chairman”

‘When #shiba?’ ask Robinhood users hungry for dogecoin-like returns

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By John McCrank and Tom Wilson NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -Investors clamoring for Robinhood Markets to host shiba inu, a meme-inspired cryptocurrency that has soared in value this month, may need to bide their time as the app-based brokerage says it is in no hurry to list new currencies and analysts expect revenue growth to come from elsewhere. Shiba inu is a spinoff of dogecoin, itself born as a satire of a cryptocurrency frenzy in 2013, and has almost no practical use. Yet its price has rocketed by as much as 1,000% this month, leapfrogging dogecoin to become the World’s eighth largest crypt… Read More “‘When #shiba?’ ask Robinhood users hungry for dogecoin-like returns”