Last year, investor sentiment suggested that South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang would come to parallel the success of Amazon or the Alibaba Group. But since then, optimism has fallen. In this article, Investing Columnist Aditi Somayajula explains how, in the absence of a sustainable profitability model, Coupang might fare in the long term.
The conflict between Elon Musk and Twitter began when Tesla’s CEO questioned the “freedom of speech” value Twitter is supporting. He brought the issue onto Twitter platform by playing the people versus the system game. As the last resort of defense, Twitter announces its initiation of a poison pill tactic to prevent the hostile action. Like any war, this one also split the observers into two sides. One supports freedom of speech all the way and the other believes a little limitation is justifiable.
The idea of a free market ideology is being questioned as The White House ordered a “whole government approach” regulating activities towards the cryptocurrency market. Many U.S. crypto users believe that it will strengthen the financial market in general, and the digital economy in particular. Yet, others believe it puts a limit on technological advancement of the country.
From Trader Joe’s to Cargill, many of America’s most popular and lucrative companies are not available for retail investors to purchase. What does it say about the stock market that the vast majority of companies in America are privately held? In this short article, Senior Investing Columnist Abby Copeland will explain why many top businesses are privately held and the advantages and disadvantages that non-public companies hold.
The COVID-19 has, unequivocally, triggered a global crisis comparable in size to historical precedents such as the Great Recession of 2008. While the two may be similar in their ramifications, the current crisis differs significantly from the 2008 crisis. This article discusses noteworthy insights for policymakers and investors alike.