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SPAC boom and SoftBank's mega-rally boost Masayoshi Son's billions

After closing at an all-time high on March 3, SoftBank shares slipped 5.3% on March 4 amid a decline in the broader stock market.

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Glove stock valuations hit rock bottom after US$6 bil rout

The slump is a far cry from months ago when glove stocks became one of Asia’s hottest trades.

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GameStop, anger and a Wall Street Rebellion

GameStop’s stock became one of the heavily shorted stocks on Wall Street in 2020.

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Momentum investing looks doomed for Asia stocks, says Bernstein

So-called momentum trading will likely underperform regardless of the direction of markets or volatility, the brokerage says.

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Why Wall Street is gaga over blank-cheque SPACs

SPACs are all the rage on Wall Street these days. There have been a record-breaking 60 blank-cheque listings so far this year, which raised US$24.3 billion, compared with 59 last year, which raised US$13.6 billion.

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Our global portfolio beat the market

When buying stocks, investors should disregard sentiments of the day — whether buoyed by central banks and the US Federal Reserve’s “quantitative easing to infinity” or buffeted by doom and gloom news of surging infections, job losses or company closures.

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Lockdowns boost usage of social media giant

Facebook performed decently in our portfolio with a 9.6% return in the past six months and outperformed the other three benchmark indices, the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and MSCI US.
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