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(Bloomberg) — An expected surge in election-related volatility in the U.S. stock market is paving the way for Asian shares to make a run at besting their American peers.

Since hitting an all-time low relative to the S&P 500 on Sept. 2, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index has outperformed the U.S. benchmark by almost five percentage points. That nascent trend is expected to persist at least through the November poll and potentially beyond, according to strategists.



chart: Asia-Pacific stocks languishing close to record relative low vs U.S.


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Asia-Pacific stocks languishing close to record relative low vs U.S.

“There is a better than average chance that Asian stocks will outperform U.S. stocks over the course of the next month,” said Eoin Murray, head of investment for international business at Federated Hermes. “The volatility rise will be more pronounced in U.S. risk assets, and will pervade more globally but with less strength.”

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Sources have told TechCrunch that Twilio intends to acquire customer data startup Segment for between $3 and $4 billion. Forbes broke the story on Friday night, reporting a price tag of $3.2 billion.

We have heard from a couple of industry sources that the deal is in the works and could be announced as early as Monday.

Twilio and Segment are both API companies. That means they create an easy way for developers to tap into a specific type of functionality without writing a lot of code. As I wrote in a 2017 article on Segment, it provides a set of APIs to pull together customer data from a variety of sources:

Segment has made a name for itself by providing a set of APIs that enable it to gather data about a customer from a variety of sources like your CRM tool, customer service application and website and pull

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Japan Stocks Look to Cap Fourth Weekly Gain After Rate Decisions

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An expected surge in election-related volatility in the U.S. stock market is paving the way for Asian shares to make a run at besting their American peers.

Since hitting an all-time low relative to the S&P 500 on Sept. 2, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index has outperformed the U.S. benchmark by almost five percentage points. That nascent trend is expected to persist at least through the November poll and potentially beyond, according to strategists.

Asia-Pacific stocks languishing close to record relative low vs U.S.

“There is a better than average chance that Asian stocks will outperform U.S. stocks over the course of the next month,” said Eoin Murray, head of investment for international business at Federated Hermes. “The volatility rise will be more pronounced in U.S. risk assets, and will pervade more globally but with less strength.”

Fears about a contested election result and President Donald Trump’s decision not to push for further stimulus

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It was another extremely strong day for the market, with small caps leading the charge. What was particularly impressive was breadth, which was around four-to-one positive.

The easy explanation for the strong market action is that there is renewed optimism about some sort of stimulus deal. No one knows what will happen, but it is widely believed that something will be passed sooner or later.

That is part of what is going on, but it is not just hope of stimulus that is driving the buying. There is a high level of liquidity combined with reasonably priced stocks and poorly positioned market players. We are climbing the wall of worry, while at the same time expecting some solid earnings reports.

The easiest way to navigate this market is to stay focused on the price action and not to try too hard to compose a narrative to explain it. You can

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When talk of a possible TikTok ban began in July, the leaders of a small social video app called Triller saw a growth opportunity.

To attract users, the company set its sights on TikTok’s biggest names. Some of the Sway Boys, a group of TikTok influencers, had been toying with the idea of building their own app to compete with TikTok, but after a discussion with Ryan Kavanaugh, the majority owner of Triller and a veteran entertainment executive, they decided the platform could be good for them.

Triller offered the creators a deal: Tell your audience on TikTok that you’re moving to Triller, and we’ll give you equity and roles within the company. You can still post on TikTok, they were told, but only if you post on Triller more frequently. In turn, of the Sway Boys, Josh Richards, 18, was named Triller’s chief strategy officer, and Griffin Johnson, 21,

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5 things to think about before buying LED bulbs

September 27, 2020 | technology | No Comments

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Before you head to the store, learn about the specs to look out for when buying LED bulbs.


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If you haven’t switched to LED bulbs, now is the time. The reasons why are compelling. For starters, LED bulbs last much longer than incandescent bulbs, and they put out the same amount of light using significantly less energy. That’s great for the environment, and it can save you lots of money in the long-term on your electricity bill. 

If you’re smart home-inclined, LEDs open the door to all sorts of interesting and worthwhile features, including bulbs that change colors and bulbs that sync with your security system or voice assistant of choice. Besides, many incandescent bulbs — including the 100-watt incandescent — are being phased out, so you’ll need to make the switch eventually, anyway.

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Internet vs. Traditional Car Buying

May 4, 2020 | internet | No Comments

  1. Call, email or text the dealership of your choice, ask for the internet sales manager and describe what you’re looking for. If the car is in stock, you’ll have a quote within a few minutes at a price that is more competitive than you’d get by walking into the dealership. At worst, you’ll have a reply email in an hour, but at least you can go about your business.
  2. Find the car you want on Edmunds and enter in your contact information where it’s indicated. You’ll receive discounted prices upfront, followed by a call from a salesperson.
  3. Find the car you want on a dealership website and enter your contact information. An internet salesperson will be in touch shortly after to send you the price quote.

A side note about the frequency of salesperson calls and emails you may receive if you shop via the internet: We know the calls

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Why create a new e-commerce business from scratch when you can buy an established website which is already successful. Such established websites can be a smart move for those who are looking out for an assured income from day one.

Here are some amazing advantages of buying an established website online: –

1. You will have to do less hard work as someone else has already done for you!

Since you are thinking of buying an established business online, you can simply erase the responsibility of designing or coding the website to get started with the business. You can revamp the acquired website whenever you want, it is not mandatory to do it immediately as it still makes sales. You will not have to pay anything from your pocket as you will start getting cash flow from the first day if you are opting for an existing website.

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People certainly aren’t camping outside stores in the rain to get the latest and greatest desktop computer these days, but PCs are far from dead. Simply put, there are certain functions that mobile devices and laptops either can’t do or can’t do nearly as well as a desktop.

Not to mention, there’s no beating the price. A budget desktop is going to be miles ahead of a budget laptop. It’s expensive to make things small. The small size is what appeals to some people when choosing a new computer, but these days big honking towers aren’t your only choice.

Styles of desktop computers

There’s a lot more variation and choice in the desktop form factor, which is great in some ways, but also makes the buying process that much more complicated. You can find computers in each of these categories at a variety of price points, so the most important … Read More