Market manipulation has always been a problem in the financial market space. One of the most significant forms of legal market manipulation in recent times is illustrated through Elon Musk – specifically via his public tweets regarding cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Cardano, have continually been reaching all-time highs during the current bull run. However, as of late, cryptocurrency traders and investors have been riding the wild, volatile crypto rollercoaster.
The interest in special-purpose acquisition companies or SPAC has grown exponentially in the past year. Many companies are choosing to go public through these types of companies instead of a traditional initial public offering.
A number of regulatory initiatives, such as the Task-force for Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), have been enforced in the past decade. They have had the effect of making asset managers responsible for incorporating climate risk and related considerations into their investment decision making, governance and risk management.
With rapid advancements in technology, coupled with strong shifts away from physical workplaces and face-to-face interactions, the world has become increasingly digital in all forms of life. One major change we have seen is the boom of digital banking, also known as ‘neobanking’.
Mental health plays a key role in the overall vitality and wellbeing of the economy. According to the Health Council, a mental illness is defined as ‘a clinically diagnosable disorder that significantly interferes with a person’s cognitive, emotional or social abilities’.
In 2018, the market observed an investment bubble into cannabis. Since then, a similar trend has resurfaced with the psychedelic craze which has subsequently raised investment capital. Commonly associated with magic mushrooms, ketamine, MDMA and LSD, these ‘magic’ substances have caught the keen eyes of investors.
Dogecoin (CCC:DOGE-USD) is a cryptocurrency, which is a digital currency that can be exchanged for goods or services. Dogecoin is an example of an “altcoin”, a term used to refer to cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin that are built on the same fundamentals, but aim to provide solutions to the limitations of Bitcoin and ultimately be an improved form of cryptocurrency.
In early March, Greensill Capital declared insolvency. Only last October, Greensill, which was backed by Softbank’s Vision Fund, was planning an initial public offering that would value its company at US$7 billion. Its senior advisors included former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and former Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.
ESG stands for Environment, Social and Corporate Governance and they are a subset of sustainable investments. ESGs involves financing a business seeking to generate positive returns whilst also creating a positive societal and environmental footprint.