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JSE Top 40
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- Nikkei 225: Japan’s Nikkei index started the day down and never got out of the red, eventually closing down 0.42%.
- CAC 40: Up 11.49% over this past month, France’s CAC 40 index closed Friday up just 0.39%.
- IPSA: Following a year of volatility, Chile’s IPSA index is up 10.39% this past month, but 15.29% down over the last year.
Last Week’s Highlights
Remdesivir Officially Out
Remember a few months back when Gilead’s medicine remdesivir appeared to be showing positive results in early stages of experimental COVID-19 treatments? Well, the WHO has officially announced that its use doesn’t appear to help much at all, in fact. For this very reason, the WHO has concluded that the drug never be used to treat symptoms of COVID-19.
New AIDS Medication Gives Patients Their Time Back
While scientific research and social awareness of AIDS has certainly come a long way in the last several decades, much lies ahead to improve care and medical treatment. Medications for prevention and treatment have continued to improve, but many require daily consumption, causing patient fatigue. However, a new path towards medicines with the power to last longer appears to now be a possibility with Cabenuva, a once-a-month injection.
Coming Up This Week
More and More Pharmaceuticals Announce Vaccines
Major players in big pharma have begun to announce the results of the third phase of their clinical trials for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. In the United States, the first companies to apply for FDA approval are Pfizer and BioNTech, who claim 95% effectiveness. As well, expecting full results in December is Oxford-Astrazeneca. In China as well there appear to be companies touting success over 1 million patients.
Is the Paris Agreement Back on the US?
President-elect Joe Biden had promised to rejoin the Paris Agreement on environmental regulation and preventative action upon entering the White House in January. And while this sounds like good news for Mother Earth, the reality of the Paris Agreement is that some countries do not appear on track to reach the preset goals.
More Things to Sip On…
More than 100,000 deaths officially in Mexico have been reported.
After a clear loss in the United States’ presidential election, Donald Trump continues to argue for baseless claims of election fraud.
Thinking about fibbing about your whereabouts? Millions could be at risk as a result.
5 Investment Tips To Become A Smart Investor
“Why don’t you invest? Or why do your friends not invest? Many millennials report mistrust of the market, lack of know-how, insufficient funds, and student debt as barriers that prevent them from investing.”
6 Steps to set your Personal Financial Goals
“No matter what stage of life you currently find yourself in, we’re pretty sure that you’ve given some thought about both your short- and long-term personal financial goals.”
20 Side Hustle Ideas to Boost Your Income
“A side gig, moonlighting, or, as the kids call it these days, a side hustle is an excellent way to diversify your income, make a hobby profitable, and even build your confidence.”
“During recession greed dies, frugality survives.”
– Amit Kalantri –
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