When money flows into emerging markets – opinion

Sometimes investing is like a child learning to whistle. I remember teaching my elder son how to whistle and he tried and tried and just blew out air. Fast forward a few years and we were sitting at a Hapoel Jerusalem basketball game – remember those days when you could attend a game, it seems like eons ago – and he was cheering and then did one of those things where you put your thumb and middle finger together in your mouth, and out came this crazy loud noise which almost exploded my eardrums.  I said to him; “I guess you learned how to whistle!” Anyone who has ever spoken to me in depth about investing or read my book on retirement planning knows that I am a big fan of emerging markets (EM). But far too often when I bring up the topic of allocating some investment funds into
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The Five Worst Ideas In Money Management

Robert Zuccaro, CFA is Founder and CIO Of Target QR Strategies managing the Golden Eagle Growth Strategy

As a portfolio manager specializing in common stocks, I have spent more than 40 years researching and trying to identify the common characteristics of top-performing stocks. I’ve put my key findings on achieving superior returns in the context of what not to do in selecting stocks. My research supports these ideas, and some may come into conflict with conventional thinking.

1. Short selling: The Dow has risen from just over 1,000 at the end of 1982 to just under 30,000 as of this writing. My research has found that on average, the stock market rises six of every 10 days. Investors can find better odds in Las Vegas than trying to short the market or shorting specific stocks even though this idea offers great intellectual appeal.

Want proof? From 2010-2019, equities hedge

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Paytm Money To Help Retail Investors Invest In IPO From Now

Paytm Money is targeting 8-10 per cent of applications market share in the first year of launch

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Homegrown digital transaction provider Paytm on Monday announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Paytm Money now facilitates investments in initial public offerings (IPOs) in the country. The Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led company claims that this additional feature will benefit retail investors with wealth creation opportunities as they will seamlessly be able to seamlessly transact. The platform within the first year of launch is targeting 8 -10 per cent of applications market share.

The complete process of IPO application has been made online thus allowing retail investors to apply for IPO from the length and breadth of this vast country. The retail investors with the help

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Juniper Research: Mobile Money Users in Emerging Markets to Exceed 1.2 Billion Globally by 2025, as P2P and Merchant Payments Surge – Press Release

BASINGSTOKE, England–(Business Wire)–A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of mobile money users in emerging markets will exceed 1.2 billion in 2025, up from 980 million in 2020; equating to just under 30% of all mobile phone users across emerging markets.

The report predicts that domestic P2P and payments to merchants will be increasingly popular in mobile money schemes and will drive growth. The research recommends that mobile money providers agree partnerships with banks and other financial institutions, so as to increase the sophistication of the products they offer, in order to take advantage of increasing financial and technological literacy.

For more insights, download the free whitepaper: Mobile Money – Unlocking Emerging Market Opportunities.

Payments-as-a-Platform – Driving Future Opportunities

The new research, Mobile Money in Emerging Markets: SWOT Analysis, Vendor Strategies & Market Forecasts 2020-2025, identified that the payments-as-a-platform model, where mobile money payments act

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VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

The Covid-19 pandemic has compelled students, teachers, and parents across the globe to embrace relatively new forms of education technology (edtech) quickly and on an unprecedented scale. At a glance, it would appear that edtech startups and their venture capital backers have responded swiftly and emphatically to meet this exceptional challenge. But a closer look also suggests some cause for serious concerns, particularly with respect to our most educationally vulnerable students.



Thomas S. Dee is the Barnett Family Professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Though the pandemic brought about a sharp and sudden economic contraction, overall VC investments have remained surprisingly robust. This is likely the result of both the push of low interest rates as well as the pull of new challenges in fields such as health, climate change, and education. Education

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Sorry, you could get less money in a second stimulus check. Here’s what we know

When it comes to stimulus checks, the good news is that your total payment could go up. But if Congress can meet in the middle and pass a rescue package that funds another direct payment, your personal total could also go down. And in some cases, you might not get another round at all. In fact, a second stimulus check isn’t a given at all. 

a pair of scissors: If a second check goes through, you may not get the full $1,200 per adult. Angela Lang/CNET

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If a second check goes through, you may not get the full $1,200 per adult. Angela Lang/CNET

No, you’re not losing your grip. This is complicated stuff, from the detailed rules of qualifications to the way the IRS calculates your total sum. We even built a tool to help you estimate the size of your next check, but until the requirements are crystallized in another bill, there still may be some uncertainty over the amount your household can

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AOC played Among Us again to raise money for charities

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York once again livestreamed a game of Among Us, this time in an effort to raise money for charity.
  • Just hours after posting a link to her Twitch livestream, Ocasio-Cortez announced she had raised $200,000 to go toward food pantry assistance, eviction defense legal funds, and community organizations.
  • Among Us is an online game that has become a Twitch mainstay in recent months. 
  • Ocasio-Cortez has previously leveraged the platform to engage voters. Her last Twitch livestream had an audience of almost 440,000 people who watched her play.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Friday once again invited people to watch her play Among Us on Twitch, and this time used the platform to raise $200,000 for charities.

“Today I’m using the stream to fundraise for local food pantries, eviction defense legal aid, & community support organizations,” she

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Non-Chinese Investors Flock To India, As Chinese Money Pales

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Even a cursory glance at the business headlines during the past few months will point to the growing trend of foreign investors pumping cash in Indian companies. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, while speaking at US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), claimed that the country has received over $20 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) this year.

When it comes to the Indian startup ecosystem, which is burgeoning in recent times and has more than two dozen unicorns, has always had foreign investors play an epoch-making role for a company’s future. From the nascent stage of Indian startup ecosystem, foreign investors, particularly Chinese investors, have shown a massive interest after understanding the market potential. However, in current times, there has been a gradual shift in terms of the source of investment.

Why is

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Apple’s Black Friday Shopping event gives you money back on Mac, AirPods, Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone

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(Pocket-lint) – While Apple deals during the year are rare, there are always deals across Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Whether you’re looking for a new Apple iPhone, taking the smartwatch plunge with an Apple Watch, or you want an Apple Mac computer, there are plenty of offers to choose from. 

At the Apple Store itself, you can buy an eligible product from November 27 through 30 and get an Apple Gift Card of up to $150 to use with your next purchase depending on what you go for. 

On MacBook Pro and iMac you can get up to $150 back as a gift card when you buy.

Gallery: Best Black Friday Smartwatch Deals: High-Tech Timekeepers To Pick Up Now (Esquire (UK))

On iPad Pro and iPad

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Uber Partners with Rosetta Stone to Include Language Learning in Popular Uber Rewards Program | Money

“Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

About Cambium Learning Group, Inc. Cambium Learning® Group believes every student has great potential, teachers are mission-critical, and data, instruction and practice work together to drive performance. With a portfolio of award-winning brands, Cambium Learning Group’s digital and blended curriculum and professional learning solutions drive proficiency, equity, and other learning outcomes in classrooms everywhere. Brands include Learning A-Z® (online differentiated instruction for K-6 school reading, writing and science), ExploreLearning® (online interactive math and science simulations, a math fact fluency solution, and a K-2 science solution), Voyager Sopris Learning® (blended solutions that accelerate struggling learners to achieve in literacy and math and professional learning for teachers), Cambium Assessment (innovative state- and district-level assessment solutions), and VKidz Learning (online PreK-12 homeschool curriculum and programs for literacy and math). Cambium completed the acquisition of

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