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    Sprint-Turned-Softbank CEO Marcelo Claure 'Wants to Rule the World'

    By Dan Clarendon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Whoop Isn't Publicly Traded Yet, SoftBank Backs the Company

    By Rachel Curry
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    What Happened to Katerra? Bankruptcy, Explained

    By Rachel Curry
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    IPOs

    WeWork Didn’t Work for SoftBank, but SVF Investment Might

    By Ambrish Shah
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    SoftBank’s SVF Investment Corp. Files for IPO, Hype Continues

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook’s WhatsApp Making Progress with India’s Payments Market

    Facebook (FB) has been trying to come up with a mobile payment service for WhatsApp in India (EPI) for quite some time.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Here’s the Latest Milestone for Uber

    In June, ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies completed 10 billion trips, including rides and deliveries through Uber Eats.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s the SoftBank Vision Fund’s Latest Acquisition

    SouthEast Asian ride-hailing company Grab became the latest addition to SoftBank’s (SFTBY) Vision Fund.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    TerraForm Global Was the Highest Junk Bond Issuer Last Week

    Junk bond issuance activity was subdued in the week ended July 31 as issuers remained wary of the volatility in the commodities markets and the fall in Chinese equities.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analysis of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF and Its Top Performers

    An analysis of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF will tell us about more about its Volatility, showing the fluctuation in periodic returns from average returns.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A New Month Brings a New CEO for Sprint

    Starting this month, Sprint (S) has a new CEO, Michel Combes. Sprint hired Combes in January as its CFO.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Voya Japan TOPIX Index Portfolio Class A Fared in September 2015

    The Voya Japan TOPIX Index Portfolio fell by 6.7% in September 2015 from the previous month.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Amada Holdings Was EWJ’s Top Stock, Upgraded by Mitsubishi UFJ

    On Monday, December 7, 2015, the stocks at the top of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) were Amada Holdings, Mixi, and TDK.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Financials

    Elizabeth Warren Targets WeWork’s Layoffs and CEO

    Last week, CNBC said that WeWork (WE) is firing 2,400 people. Supposedly, this will “create a more efficient organization.”

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analysis of International Mutual Funds: Investor Takeaways

    For investors interested in international mutual funds, the next step is to evaluate the investment style, as well as risk and return metrics like the Sharpe ratio and standard deviation.

    By David Ashworth
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    Investments & Deals

    Softbank’s Journey from Alibaba to Uber and WeWork

    In 2017, Softbank (SFTBY) created a pool of $100 billion to promote new business ventures. The company provided seed funding to entrepreneurs worldwide.

    By Shankar Iyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EWJ’s Sectoral Composition and Industry Performances

    The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) fell 0.08% from the previous day to close at $12.50 on October 26 ahead of the Bank of Japan’s monetary policy review on Friday, October 30.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is It Time to Look at Developing Economies for Growth?

    The World Bank noted that the slow growth rate of emerging and developing countries came along a slowdown in global trade and a rise in financial volatility.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inflows Fall While Yields on High Yield Bond Funds Surge

    Investor flows in high yield bond funds were positive for the third successive week last week, but their volume fell sharply.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chemicals and Oil and Gas Industries Weigh on EWJ

    The oil and gas industry provided a return of -1.6% on December 31. The continuous fall in crude oil prices dragged down the oil and gas industry’s performance.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Japanese Housing Sector Sent a Mixed Signal in December

    According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japanese housing starts fell 1.3% in December YoY as compared to a rise of 1.7% in November.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Softbank to Face Shareholders, Wirecard Investment Draws Scrutiny

    SoftBank (OTCMKTS:SFTBY) will host its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders today. The shareholder meeting comes at an interesting time for the company.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why SoftBank Might Want to Sell Its T-Mobile Stake

    SoftBank (OTCMKTS:SFTBY) has opened discussions with Deutsche Telekom (OTCMKTS:DTEGY) about selling some of its shares in T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SoftBank Shuffles Board, Alibaba’s Jack Ma Quits amid Losses

    Today, SoftBank Group (OTCMKTS:SFTBY) announced that Jack Ma resigned. He’s the co-founder of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA).

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Tech & Comm Services

    3 Things Anyone Buying SoftBank Stock Needs to Know

    SoftBank stock closed Tuesday at $21.76. At this price, the stock has pulled up nearly 80% from its pandemic lows of $12.20 reached in March.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Dish Completes Rights Offering: How Big Is Its Funding Gap?

    Last month, Dish Network set out to raise cash through a rights offering. Dish completed the rights offering and raised about $1 billion in cash.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Dish Stock Jumps after Chairman Mentions SoftBank in Merger Trial

    Dish stock jumped after Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen mentioned financial support from SoftBank in the T-Mobile–Sprint merger trial. We’ll look at what this support means to Dish.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Amazon Stock Dropped 3% in December

    In December, Amazon (AMZN) stock opened above $1,800 but dropped by 3% during the week to close at $1751.6. In addition, its YTD returns dropped to 14%.

    By Shankar Iyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    If WeWork Tries to Forget Its Past, Will the SEC Let It?

    The SEC is inquiring about the possibility of WeWork’s non-compliance with SEC rules. There are enough red flags here to demand investors’ attention.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Telecom Trends to Watch: 5G, AI, Cloud, and IoT

    The global telecom industry is undergoing a rapid transformation, especially with the advent of 5G technology. We look at the telecom space’s key trends.

    By Anjana Viswanathan
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    Earnings Report

    Softbank Earnings and Uber: Will Masa Sell Uber Stock?

    Japanese conglomerate Softbank (SFTBY) released its Q2 earnings today, and the results took a big hit from Uber and WeWork.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WeWork: Hello Softbank, Goodbye JPM and Neumann?

    A few hours ago, Reuters reported that WeWork’s board would meet today to discuss financing proposals from Softbank and JPMorgan Chase.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Peloton IPO: Another Unicorn Debut Bites the Dust

    Peloton stock, which lost 8.9% on September 26 on its public debut, was trading 4% lower on September 27 at $24.73 as of 10:36 AM ET.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Slack Stock Hits Its Lowest Close, Down 37% since Debut

    After losing 11.4% between September 1 and September 20, Slack stock crashed 4.8% yesterday to take its September losses to 15.7%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WeWork’s Failed IPO: What’s Really Worrying Investors

    The We Company has pulled the plug on WeWork’s IPO. Are prospective investors worried that Adam Neumann will end up being another Elon Musk?

    By David Moadel
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WeWork IPO Shelved, Unicorn Stocks Lose Luster

    WeWork, which was expected to go public this month, has suspended its IPO at least until next month after a lackluster response from potential investors.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Slack Stock Sinks on Legal Trouble, Growth Worries

    Today, Slack (WORK) stock has been getting crushed after opening marginally higher. At 12:44 PM ET, the stock was trading at $24.4, down 10.9%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could WeWork Go Public at 50% Valuation?

    Reports indicate that WeWork is looking to cut its valuation by over 50% to ease its upcoming IPO. WeWork was privately valued at $47 billion in January.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook, Ex-Vodafone CEO Find Common Ground in Meesho

    Facebook (FB) has joined with Naspers (NPSNY) and former Vodafone (VOD) CEO Arun Sarin to inject $125 million of fresh capital into Meesho.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The WeWork IPO: Will It Follow UBER or BYND?

    WeWork is looking to raise about $3.5 billion with its IPO, making it the second-largest biggest IPO this year after Uber’s IPO in May.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Uber Stock May Crash after Hiring Freeze, Slowing Growth

    On August 9, Yahoo! Finance reported that Uber (UBER) is imposing a hiring freeze for tech talent. The same day, Uber stock ended 6.8% lower.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Slack, DoorDash Boost Softbank Vision Fund’s Q1, Uber Lags

    Softbank Vision Fund, Softbank’s $97 billion megafund, was a star performer in its first quarter of fiscal 2020. Let’s see why.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Softbank Wants to Offload Stake in NVIDIA

    NVIDIA (NVDA) stock has had a dream run in the last three years. However, the last couple of months have been bad for the company’s stock.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son: Japan’s Buffett Once Lost $70 Billion

    What do Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.B) Warren Buffet and SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son have in common?

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft, Apple Support Softbank’s $108 Billion AI Fund

    On Friday, Softbank (SFTBY) announced the launch of AI-focused Vision Fund 2. The fund is expected to start with a capital of $108 billion.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son Is Changing the Investing Space

    Armed with the largest tech-focused fund in the world, Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank (SFTBY) is disrupting the investing space.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Slack Reported Strong Revenue Growth

    Slack’s current investors include SoftBank, Andreessen Horowitz and Social Capital, and others. They might look to benefit from the direct listing.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Door Dash Raises $600 Million and Gives GrubHub Run for Its Money

    Food-delivery company Door Dash just raised $600 million in a Series G funding.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Uber Gets a $1 Billion Injection from Three Japanese Companies

    Uber announced last week that it had forged a deal with three Japanese companies to raise $1 billion for its autonomous vehicle unit.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Acquisition of Careem Is a Big Win for Uber

    Ride-hailing giant Uber is set to spend $3.1 billion to have full ownership of Middle-East rival Careem.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    Why GrubHub Stock Tanked 8.4% on March 19

    GRUB has now fallen more than 50% since hitting an all-time high of $149.35 in September 2018.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Uber May Be Cutting Its Losses Further

    Stiff competition from local competitors has led to steep losses for ride-hailing giant Uber over the years.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    Uber’s Net Loss Shrank, but Its Revenue Growth Is Slowing Quickly

    SoftBank-backed (SFTBY) Uber, which is slated to go public later this year, announced its fourth-quarter earnings results on February 15.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Alibaba Operate Ele.Me?

    Last year, Alibaba (BABA) made a big bet on China’s local consumer services industry with its acquisition of online food delivery provider Ele.me in a transaction that valued the business at $9.5 billion.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Baidu Is Keen on Japan’s Self-Driving Market

    Baidu (BIDU) has partnered up to introduce its Apolong self-driving minibus in Japan next year.

    By Neha Gupta
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    How Geographic Restriction Has Hurt VPACX in 2016

    Almost all holdings from the financial sector have contributed negatively to the VPACX so far in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Telecom Services Cap the High Portfolio Turnover for SAESX

    The SunAmerica Japan Fund – Class A (SAESX) fell a sharp 17% in the first four months of 2016, making it the second-worst performer among the nine funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    HJPNX: How It’s Changing Its Portfolio in 2016

    Industrials, consumer discretionary, healthcare, and consumer staples form the core of HJPNX. These four sectors combine to form 72% of the portfolio.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund Shows Superlative Metrics

    From a purely net asset value return standpoint, the Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund (FPBFX) was among the top three funds in its peer group in the one-year period ending March 31, 2016, as well as in 1Q16.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Does the MFS International Growth Fund Deserve Your Attention?

    The MFS International Growth Fund’s standard deviation, or the volatility of returns, in the one-year period until February 29 was 15.3%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Performance Breakdown of the Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund (FPBFX)

    In terms of NAV (net asset value), the Fidelity Pacific Basin Fund (FPBFX) was the best-performing fund among the nine we’ll be looking at in this series.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    A Portfolio Scan of the T. Rowe Price Japan Fund in 2015

    The T. Rowe Price Japan Fund (PRJPX) is well diversified with 78 holdings as of December 2015. It was managing assets worth $330.08 million at the end of December.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Contributed to the Rise in Japanese Inflation in December?

    The target inflation rate set by the B0J (Bank of Japan) stands at 2.0%. However, the December inflation is much lower than the target inflation rate.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Unemployment Rises in Japan

    According to Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications, the unemployment rate rose to 3.3% in November 2015, as compared to 3.1% in October 2015 and 3.5% in November 2014.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japan’s Household Spending Fell with a Drop in Income

    Household income in Japan fell 1.8% YoY (year-over-year) in November, despite rises in new orders and production levels.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Japan’s Inflation Rate Remained Unchanged in November

    With an increase in food prices by 2.9%, Japan’s CPI remained relatively unchanged on a YoY basis in November, recording the same increase of 0.3% seen in October 2015.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EWJ: Why Are Most of the Holdings Moving towards an Uptrend?

    On November 18, 75% of the portfolio holdings of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) closed above their 100-day moving averages—up from 66% on November 17.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Assessing Liquidity Risk in the Corporate Bond Market

    Liquidity risk has fallen from levels seen during the financial crisis of 2008. Since 2011, liquidity risk in the corporate bond market has decreased.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High-Yield Bond Issuance Plummets in 3Q15

    High-yield bond issuance fell in 3Q15 compared to 2Q15, with July and August seeing muted issuance activity. Both of these months saw the least issuance in 2015 year-to-date.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Stock-Level Analysis of Japan-Focused Mutual Funds: PRJPX

    The T. Rowe Price Japan Fund’s (PRJPX) total returns for the past one year ended July 24, 2015, stood at 6.8%. Toyota has been the fund’s top holding in the period, forming 4.8% of the portfolio on average.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The DXJ and DBJP ETFs: How Do They Compare?

    The total number of holdings in the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ) is 329, whereas the total is 316 for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DBJP).

    By Renee Blakely
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Issuance Jumps in the Primary Leveraged Loans Market

    The US leveraged loans market saw an allocation of $16.2 billion in senior loans in the week ending July 31. This was sharply higher than the $9.3 billion priced in the week ended July 24.

    By David Ashworth
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why tax and regulation issues in Japan affect iPhone sales

    During the company’s conference call to announce fiscal Q3 earnings, Apple’s management said that there were some unforeseen issues in Japan in fiscal Q3.

    By Puneet Sikka
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