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Recap July 5: Tesla Makes History – Fed buys Apple, Microsoft (Recap Ep078)

Recap July 5: Tesla Makes History - Fed buys Apple, Microsoft (Recap Ep078)

In this week’s recap, the U.S. Federal Reserve has purchased the bonds of 794 different companies, including firms like Apple, Verizon, AT&T, & the U.S. divisions of Toyota, Volkswagen, & Daimler making up 10% of the amount spent. The plan is to buy $250B of debt already issued, and $500B in newly issued bonds. Fed officials say the goal of the buying is to maintain liquidity in the market for corporate debt, so that issuers are able to access capital, despite the […]

Recap June 28: Tesla Horrible Quality – Worst Economic Crisis since Great Depression (Recap Ep077)

Recap June 28: Tesla Horrible Quality - Worst Economic Crisis since Great Depression (Recap Ep077)

This week’s recap found two key factors: the markets were affected by fears of a second outbreak of coronavirus in the US and major economic powers, and global monetary stimulus to boost the economy. Global stocks move higher in uneven trading on Thursday, as investors calculated the potential economic impact of a surge in U.S. coronavirus cases versus the loosening restrictions on the U.S. banking sector, while safer assets, including U.S. Treasuries & the dollar, oil & precious metals edged higher. The […]

Recap June 21: Tesla Asks Austin for Tax Break – Apple at Record Highs (Recap Ep076)

Recap June 21: Tesla Asks Austin for Tax Break - Apple at Record Highs (Recap Ep076)

This week, the world stocks were moved by the fears of a second coronavirus outbreak and the tensions between the US and China. On the other hand, global markets rally Tuesday and Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve launched measures meant to ease the strain on markets & help businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with the Lending Program. U.S. President Trump, facing widespread criticism that his policies & inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an […]

Recap June 14: Tesla ALL IN at $1,000 – Amazon/Apple record Highs (Recap Ep075)

Recap June 14: Tesla ALL IN at $1,000 - Amazon/Apple record Highs (Recap Ep075)

In this week’s recap we talk about Elon Musk saying it was time to go all out and bring the Tesla Semi to volume production making the stocks jump. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft & Amazon also reached new record highs. Tesla shares topped $1,000 for the 1st time ever on Wednesday & early Thursday with a market capitalization of over $190B, before falling back. CEO Elon Musk wrote to employees that it was “time to go all out” & put its Semi truck […]

Recap June 7: SpaceX makes history – Looks like a recover! (Recap Ep074)

Recap June 7: SpaceX makes history - Looks like a recover! (Recap Ep074)

In this week’s recap we talk about what looks to be like a recover of the markets with the NASDAQ reaching new record highs and 19 hours after SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Saturday from Florida, the Crew Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station. Hong Kong has its 1st $1B+ listing in over 6 months as Chinese internet company NetEase launched a 2nd listing that could raise as much as $2.8B. Hasn’t had a hiatus of billion-dollar IPO’s last […]

Recap May 31: SpaceX launches into space – Civil War in USA (Recap Ep073)

Recap May 31: SpaceX launches into space - Civil War in USA (Recap Ep073)

In this week’s recap we will mention two huge events that shocked the world. U.S. will reclaim sovereignty as a space-faring nation as astronauts Douglas Hurley & Robert Behnken, were set to leave earth from American soil, for the 1st time since 2011. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon has beaten Boeing’s Starliner to the finish line, in a chance to become the 1st private company to fly humans into orbit. The death of George Floyd, an African American man that was killed in Detroit, […]

Recap May 24: Contagion in Amazon – Earth’s magnetic field failing (Recap Ep072)

Recap May 24: Contagion in Amazon - Earth's magnetic field failing (Recap Ep072)

In this week’s recap, we found that the US stock markets were full of ups and downs, as at the beginning of the week the markets rose driven by a promising test of the coronavirus vaccine, but fell again midweek due to some reports skeptical of this vaccine, which added to the new wave of coronavirus outbreaks. Oil has a 4th weekly gain in price totaling 13%, despite a 2% dip on Friday. Investors are weighing improving supply fundamentals versus doubts surrounding […]

Recap May 16: Crisis 2020: Stocks fall on 2nd wave fears (Recap Ep071)

Recap May 16: Crisis 2020: Stocks fall on 2nd wave fears (Recap Ep071)

In this week, the main topic was the fears about the 2nd wave of coronavirus infections, which gripped financial markets, especially after a sobering warning from the World Health Organization that the coronavirus may never go away. Investors facing steep losses, due to the pandemic-driven shakeout in assets over the past few months, besides, they need to contend with renewed U.S.- China trade tensions. A rapid economic recovery seems ever more elusive with rising domestic unemployment. Bitcoin -0.9% to $9619.00 in the […]

Recap May 9: Warren Buffett loses $50 billion – Record unemployment (Recap Ep070)

Recap May 9: Warren Buffett loses $50 billion - Record unemployment (Recap Ep070)

In this week’s recap, one of the most important news was the loss of more than $50 billion by Berkshire-Hathaway in the 1st quarter, its worst quarter in a decade, with its CEO Warren Buffett admitting the $6.5B recently divested investment in the airlines, was a mistake. However, the firm still retains $137B of cash on hand, with a market capitalization of some $444B. World shares rose on Thursday after China’s exports came in far stronger than expected, suggesting an economic recovery […]

Recap May 3: Tesla stock crashes by Elon Musk Tweet – Economies start opening (Recap Ep069)

Recap May 3: Tesla stock crashes by Elon Musk Tweet - Economies start opening (Recap Ep069)

During this week we saw how economies started opening again after the coronavirus driven shutdown, World stocks are having their best month on record Thursday, with encouraging early results from a coronavirus treatment trial using the drug Remdesivir & expectations of more European Central Bank (ECB) stimulus later in the day, helping to ease the economic & financial pain of February, March & early April. U.S. stock markets are on course for the best monthly performance in years, the Dow at the […]

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