Kick Back: The 10 biggest stories you might have missed on Stockhead this week
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Here’s a bit of cuteness overload to make you smile in iso.
Proof animals need just as much affection as people:
Now, here’s what you might have missed on Stockhead this week, but everyone else didn’t, and liked the most.
Pfft who needs Netflix when you’ve got top viewing right here! Leading our top 10 today is our vid on how Aussie fintechs are responding to the brave new world.
The panel looks at how fintech-focused funds have changed their investment strategies in response to COVID-19, what factors are driving regulatory change, how fintech R&D strategies are shifting and more.
Investors are still in love with gold. And who could blame them? Those with good projects are enjoying good share price rallies right now.
Reuben Adams pointed out four on Thursday that were on investors’ radars.
One gained over 90 per cent. Nice.
And our readers are still curious to see what’s going on with battery metals.
Supply chains right now are a very big focus for countries, brought even further to the fore thanks to COVID-19.
Government-backed utilities are also getting into the game, as they ramp up their shift away from coal towards renewables and energy storage.
But in countries like Europe, strong government relations are crucial to gaining necessary financial support.
I spoke with the head of one company that just received a cash injection from one of Central and Eastern Europe’s largest power utilities and the CEO of a German firm that helps small and mid-cap companies strengthen ties in Europe and secure funding.
While a nod from Australia’s drug and device regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), is permission to sell, only a handful of medical device companies will be able to make good on that promise.
Why? Because if a medtech hasn’t done its research then it may be pushing a product nobody wants to buy.
It certainly is an interesting time. I mean we’ve all heard of alcohol makers switching to making hand sanitiser… but miners recruiting professional football coaches?
There just may be something in that. If you can coach footballers, why not coach miners in personal motivation, health, nutrition and wellbeing.
All the major miners have jumped in to help during COVID-19.
It wouldn’t be a typical news day without yet another mention of gold. It was just an added bonus that we were able to use it as an excuse to get a pic of “the Fonz” up on the site.
Investors are fleeing the continued market uncertainty in droves, and this is helping keep gold prices high.
For Aussie gold producers it’s even better because our sucky dollar to the greenback means they are making the big bucks.
It’s all happening in the pot market right now.
The Australian drugs regulator is weighing whether to allow cannabidiol-only (CBD) products to be sold over the counter in pharmacies, bringing it into line with other countries where medical marijuana is legal.
A change would massively widen the market for cannabis-based drugs, medications and hemp-based CBD supplements in Australia.
The video headline may be racy but there is no sector that’s grown faster and evolved more in the last 25 years than e-commerce.
In 1996, indeed, the fledgling e-tailing industry was barely worth $US1bn ($1.5bn) globally and that’s now approaching $US40 trillion!
Among the investment thematics emerging in the wake of COVID-19, the shift to remote working solutions is one of the most prevalent.
Enforced lockdowns have left many companies scrambling to maintain their business operations without the use of a central office.
Many investors are now wondering how to position if the crisis results in a permanent change of working conditions.
While, there aren’t many surprises in the newly released, long-delayed report from the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group (NFWG), the recommendations add momentum to an already bullish outlook for uranium.
The US Administration’s 2021 budget request, unveiled February 10, had already included an extra $US150m ($234.7m) per annum to purchase uranium from US mines and for US conversion services.
But Alex Molyneux, advisor to the Eightstone-Oclaner OAM Uranium Opportunity Fund, says there are some other very interesting details in the new report.
Have a good weekend!