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Tesla’s Rise To Greatness

Elon Musk’s new antidote for the gas guzzling automobile market, the Tesla Model 3, released its first 30 cars to close employees on Friday, in order to control for quality issues before its grand international release to the mass market in 2018.

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BAT Set to Acquire Reynolds

British American Tobacco (BAT) has come under fire from health campaigners after shareholders approved its buyout of American firm Reynolds on Wednesday, which will create the world’s biggest tobacco company.

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Analysing the Current M&A Outlook

During 2017, roughly 80% of S&P 500 companies that have reported first-quarter results have beaten analysts’ earnings per share (EPS) estimates, mainly driven by revenues than margins, an area in which investors have been always complaining for a while.

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The Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain is disrupting the financial industry.  This new technology is simply a distributed ledger that holds records of digital data or events in a way that makes them tamper-resistant. While many users may access, inspect or add to the data, they cannot change or delete it. The original information stays put, leaving a permanent and public information trail, or chain of transactions.

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Green Bonds and Climate Change

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, more than 300 cities have pledged to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in line with the Paris targets. Green bonds have become more popular, witnessing an unprecedented global surge in issuance in a bid to reconcile investment opportunities and climate change. It is a difficult trade-off to achieve in a future that could be perhaps greener than ever. 

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Fed Hike Affects Metal Prices

The Federal Reserve lifted on Wednesday its fed funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1% to 1.25%. It marked the fourth interest-rate hike since the financial crisis. The Fed increased interest rates despite declining inflation, setting up a plan for balance sheet reduction. 

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The Dark Side of High Frequency Trading

According to the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) established by Fama in 1965, it is possible to make profits by trading on the market but it is impossible to make abnormal profits consistently without falsifying the hypothesis. As a matter of principle, no trading strategy should be able to gain more profits than a naïve buy-and-hold strategy, at least in the long term.