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Market News

  • DAX 30: Germany’s DAX 30 didn’t appear to make major moves this last week, but rather continue a steady upward trend started back in December. 
  • Dow Jones: The Dow Jones appeared to have a positive week, closing up on Friday.
  • Nikkei 225: Slow and steady, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index appears to be on track to growth.

Last Week’s Highlights

The World’s Youngest Self-Made Woman Billionaire

After facing sexual harassment while founding dating app Tinder, Whitney Wolfe decided to take action and create her own app. This new platform focused on giving women the opportunity to take charge and message first. Bumble, now the second most popular app, officially became a public company in February, leading Wolfe to now be, at 31, the youngest ‘self-made’ woman billionaire.

Pfizer Appeals for Use in Young Teenagers

The world’s first COVID-19 vaccine to be certified for emergency use in the US now could soon be accessible for children ranging from 12 to 15 years old. Pfizer and codeveloper BioNTech have asked the US’ FDA to approve their two-step vaccine for an expanded audience, in hopes of vaccinating more of the population. This comes after March saw positive results in clinical trials with young teenage volunteers.

Coming Up This Week

Russian Troops Grow On Ukraine Border

The last time Ukraine saw a real threat from border country Russia was back in 2014, when Russian forces annexed Crimea. Now, more and more Russian military forces are gathering on the border. While these troops are around more than 220 kilometers away, the region would not appear to have any other reason to see such an amassing of forces. 

Derek Chauvin’s Trial Over George Floyd Murder

Last summer, in the city of Minneapolis, the death of George Floyd by police was filmed by bystanders. The tragic event sparked outrage and Black Lives Matter protests around the US and the world. Now, the trial of the officer charged with his murder, Derek Chauvin, has commenced. 


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At 99, Prince Philip, husband to the Queen of England, has passed away.

Will the US beat Europe bouncing back from COVID-19?

Amazon’s legal efforts against unions could win out.


Academy

5 Investment Tips To Become A Smart Investor

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“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.”

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6 Steps to set your Personal Financial Goals

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“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.”

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20 Side Hustle Ideas to Boost Your Income

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“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.” 

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“During recession greed dies, frugality survives.”
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