Weekly KickStart | 2 March 2024

In a week marked by significant market movements, Bitcoin emerged as the standout performer, surpassing key milestones and fueling renewed investor interest in the digital asset space. On Top of Our Mind This Week: Bitcoin Surges to New Heights Amid ETF Frenzy  Source: Bloomberg Event Details: Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency, experienced a surge...

6 Reasons to Consider Investing in Thai Stocks via Singapore Depository Receipts (SDRs)

From petroleum to airports to a conglomerate that operates 7-Eleven, Singapore investors can now get a slice of some of Thailand’s top blue chip companies through Singapore Depository Receipts (SDRs).  A new type of investment product that lets investors access overseas markets through SGX, the SDRs first launched on 30...

Weekly KickStart | 24 February 2024

This week, the tech landscape witnessed a monumental event as NVIDIA delivered an extraordinary earnings report that surpassed all expectations, igniting a surge in investor enthusiasm. On Top of Our Mind This Week: NVIDIA’s Record-breaking Earnings Surge  Source: Wall Street Journal Event Details: NVIDIA's earnings per share (EPS) soared to an astonishing $5.16...

Weekly KickStart | 17 February 2024

In a groundbreaking development for the tech industry, Nvidia, the leading AI chipmaker, has emerged as a formidable force, overtaking Alphabet, Google's parent company, in market capitalization. This shift underscores Nvidia's unparalleled growth trajectory fueled by its dominance in the AI space. Let's delve into the key insights from...

Weekly KickStart | 3 February 2024

This week, the tech landscape witnessed a significant milestone as two of the industry's giants, Microsoft and Alphabet, showcased their growing financial dependence on artificial intelligence (AI). The earnings releases from both companies illuminated the pivotal role that AI is playing in driving their growth trajectories. Let's delve into...

Weekly KickStart | 27 January 2024

This week marks a pivotal moment in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, but not one that Elon Musk's Tesla expected. Tesla, once the undisputed leader in the EV market, is grappling with significant challenges that have resulted in its worst start to a year. The company's struggles come as...

Weekly Kick Start | 20 January 2024

The 2024 World Economic Forum was held from 15 Jan to 19 Jan 2024. It is a significant annual event where world leaders and business executives come together to discuss key global issues. In this Weekly Kick Start, we will highlight the top takeaways from this important meeting.  On Top...

Weekly Kick Start | 13 January 2024

The US inflation rate in December unexpectedly climbed to 3.4%, surpassing the forecasted 3.2%. This development is crucial for investors and policymakers, signifying a complex path ahead for the Federal Reserve's monetary policy. On Top of Our Mind This Week: US Inflation Rise in December - A Deeper Analysis Source: Bloomberg Data...

SEC Approves Spot Bitcoin ETFs

In an unprecedented move that marks a new era for the cryptocurrency market, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved 11 applications for spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). This decision, which came to light on January 10, 2024, signifies a watershed moment not only for Bitcoin, the...

Weekly Kick Start | 6 January 2024

This week, there is a pivotal moment for the electric vehicle (EV) industry, China’s BYD has surpassed Tesla to become the world’s largest EV manufacturer, marking a significant shift in the global automotive landscape. This development not only highlights the rapid rise of BYD, once a relatively obscure Chinese...