80% Oil falls 4% on demand concerns

The trading range for oil (WTI - West Texas Intermediate) since 6th May 2020 is US$ 38 to 42 bbl. On Monday 23rd November 2020 the oil price broke through its recent resistance line to reach $43 bbl, this...

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Peloton has it right

Peloton - US exercise equipment and media co. - announced on 10 Nov a partnership with Beyoncé. Peloton will create fitness classes for HBCUs. Peloton Interactive Inc. (IXIC:PTON) has partnered with Beyoncé to create a series of classes based...

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DB pension transfers condemned by FCA

The UK's FCA investigated the DB market in June 2020. Suspicions arose as to the suitability of advice given on DB pension transfers. The FCA has combed through the defined benefit market collecting data on over 300 firms. Exhibit 1...

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AI and the Baltic Dry Index

Mayflower Autonomous Ship, the world's first AI-assisted vessel, was launched on 16 Sep in Plymouth. 2020 marks 400 years since Mayflower’s first journey. This robot ship is over 100 ft in length and completely autonomous - driven by an...

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Sun Machine – the new energy generator

'Sun Machine', the world's largest science project, was born in the 1980s to produce clean energy. Sun Machine's tokamak can harness nuclear fusion as a power source. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project is worth €20bn (£18.2bn). The...

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Can ‘CommonPass’ save aviation?

An airline digital health pass started undergoing tests this week. With track and trace on the ground, it is timely for an app that can get people back up in the air. The Commons Project, a Swiss non-profit, has created...

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Battle for Global Gaming

Amazon (IXIC:AMZN), one of the FANG stocks, announced on 24th September 2020 the launch of its new gaming subscription service, Luna. Amazon is in a battle for a position in the gaming market. The gaming market is set for accelerated...

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The millennial investor boom

Millennial investors, born 1986-91, since Covid struck, have Wall Street taking them seriously. Millennials are the new generation of smartphone day traders. Millennials own 7% of the US total wealth (USD 9.1 trillion) compared to the 26% of baby...

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Vanadium Flow batteries preferred for long energy storage

Is the future of residential energy efficiency in vanadium flow batteries (VFBs)? Vanadium flow batteries are rechargeable batteries that use vanadium ions to store energy instead of say Lithium-ion. Vanadium (V) is a hard, grey transition metal that is found...

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Market opportunities in wearable tech

Wearable technology might well be the answer for false negatives or inconclusive diagnostics tests. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a growing demand for non-invasive accurate diagnostics. This is needed in hospitals as well as in homes. A...

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