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Surviving Market Volatility
Amid a difficult year in the public markets, Prometheus Alternative Investments CEO Michael Wang said in a new episode of the Early Bird podcast that investors are adjusting their portfolios.
Being Conservative: Average investors and institutional investors are reacting to the volatile market by being conservative with their investments, according to Wang, including some investors leaving the market entirely.
Headwinds: Wang says the biggest market challenge right now is the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates.
Going Alternative: Alternative investments can be good for the average investor because they are less correlated to the broader equities market, according to Wang.
Final Thoughts: How can average investors survive this year’s market volatility? Find out Wang’s answer by listening to a new episode of the Early Bird podcast.
Notable Earnings Today: Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR), Upstart (Nasdaq: UPST), BioNTech (Nasdaq: BNTX), Novavax (Nasdaq: NVAX), Barrick (NYSE: GOLD), Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN), Digital Turbine (Nasdaq: APPS), Alpha Metallurgical Resources (NYSE: AMR), Take-Two Interactive Software (Nasdaq: TTWO), Monday.Com (Nasdaq: MNDY), Clover Health Investments (Nasdaq: CLOV), Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), Lemonade (NYSE: LMND), Viatris (Nasdaq: VTRS), Blink Charging (Nasdaq: BLNK), DigitalOcean Holdings (NYSE: DOCN), Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS), 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ACAD), American International Group (NYSE: AIG), Cabot (NYSE: CBT), CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG), Elanco Animal Health (NYSE: ELAN), Energizer (NYSE: ENR), Freshpet (Nasdaq: FRPT), Global Blood Therapeutics (Nasdaq: GBT), GoodRx (Nasdaq: GDRX), Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN), International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF), Marriott Vacations (NYSE: VAC), News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA), Noble (NYSE: NE), ONEOK (NYSE: OKE), PubMatic (Nadaq: PUBM), Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS), Radware (Nasdaq: RDRW), SmileDirectClub (Nasdaq: SDC), Switch (NYSE: SWCH), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE: SKT), Vroom (Nasdaq: VRM).
Notable IPOs Today: N/A.
Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: Scaeva Technologies (StartEngine), Murray Hillbilly (Honeycomb), 2nd Skull (StartEngine), Field Number Fifteen (Honeycomb).
Notable Economic Events Today: N/A.
UPS Reportedly Wants to Buy Italy Logistics Biz
United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) is nearing a deal to acquire Italy-based logistics company Bomi Group, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
Details: While both companies did not comment on the deal on Sunday, the report said that it could be worth several hundred million dollars and that it could be finalized as soon as Monday.
Final Thoughts: Shares of UPS are down about 7% this year, which is better than most stocks.
Equity Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hcare Health
Briefly describe your business. Hcare Health is making a long-term difference in healthcare by deploying high-touch efficient and compassionate solutions driven by AI, blockchain, tech, and clinically-driven resources.
What are the terms of the investment for your campaign? Crowdfunding SEED A is an LLC called "PIZZA" allowing smaller investors to have a "slice" of a $250K US Pie, $25k a slice. SAFE with a cap of $10M and a 20% discount offered through RedCrow. Large Institutional investors are the rest of the raise. See The Main Stage for details.
What makes your startup special? Why will it succeed? Driven by advanced contextual Ai, Blockchain and next-gen motivation tools, Hcare’s WENDIE™ (Worldview Enabled Nuance-Driven Intelligence Engine) improves communications and support, reducing stress, pain, suffering, severity, and morbidity.
Trends to Watch
Keep Growing: Move Over, Ethereum – Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Has Apps, Too (CoinDesk)
No Fly Zone: More than 900 US flights canceled, and 6,300 US flights delayed on Sunday (CNN)
Picking Up Speed: China's exports gain steam but outlook cloudy as global growth cools (Reuters)
Whale, Whale, Whale, What Do We Have Here: How Bitcoin whales make a splash in markets and move prices (Cointelegraph)
Call a Doctor: CVS Plans to Bid for Signify Health (The Wall Street Journal)
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