The sports card market is scorching hot as of late, and there is no end in sight. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has catapulted forward, shattering previous sales records and growing a loyal consumer base. In the following article, investing columnist Robert Liu explores the world of sports cards and investigates the factors that have caused this industry to boom.
As economies across the world have come crashing down due to the coronavirus, Indian consumers are suffering from suppressed wages, mass lay-offs, and reduced economic activity. Yet, while the entire country’s economy has been turned upside down, one sector of the market has silently exploded: Instant loan suppliers, lending money to Indian workers who desperately need the funds to pay off critical bills. These lenders, however, charge gigantic interest rates which enable them to profit off of the backs of economically insecure workers.
Deep learning scales up the market sizes in conversational AI, self-driving cars, and consumer applications. With the advancement in AI technologies, I believe that deep learning could create more economic value than the internet did in the future years. Therefore, I believe that we should invest in companies that are centered around deep learning, especially for companies that focused on conversational AI, self-driving cars, and AI-powered consumer applications.
In light of recent massive spikes in cryptocurrency, many new investors have joined the fray with a “can’t lose” mentality. In actuality, having money invested in cryptocurrency right now is anything but a “can’t lose” situation.
In February, Tesla purchased 1.5 billion dollars worth of bitcoin for investment and diversification purposes. Subsequently, its stock price plummeted. Will this polarizing move benefit Tesla in the long-term? Only time will tell.
The online education industry is expected to experience rapid growth during the COVID-19 pandemic since the majority of schools are closed. The leading online education companies such as Chegg, Coursera, and Udacity may have promising long-term growth due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but they may not be optimal investments as of now.
Are dividends really all they’re made out to be? Investing columnist Ananth Rao investigates the extent to which dividends should be used as a positive factor in evaluating investment opportunities for investors in various phases of life.
The future of streaming is highly uncertain, with a few contenders vying for dominance, and a slew of others looking to carve out a niche. Overall, Netflix appears to be in the driving seat to be the dominant player in the market, but this doesn’t necessarily justify its valuation, particularly with younger services like Disney Plus growing at astronomical rates.
Disrupted by unstable democracy protests and an unprecedented National Security Law, Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s favored financial hub is under threat like never before. Investing Columnist Leo Wang investigates the increasingly bleak future of “Asia’s World City” and the hopeful cities vying to replace her.