Wednesday, September 29

13 must-see charts, plus an $875 mini bitcoin-mining rig


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Hello and welcome to Insider Investing. I’m Joe Ciolli, and I’m here to guide you through the current market and investing landscape. Here’s what’s on the docket:

  • The first half of 2021 in the stock market has been full of once-in-a-decade events. For the second half, we asked 5 strategists from leading institutions to outline the most compelling charts informing their outlooks. Here are the 13 they picked .
  • Idan Abada has gone viral on TikTok with an $875 mini bitcoin-mining rig. He explained to us how mini miners are generally used, what people usually hope to accomplish, and which limitations can impede success.
  • We spoke to Grayscale Investments CEO Michael Sonnenshein about the firm’s new DeFi index fund. He told us why the fund — one of 15 products offered by Grayscale as of July 1 — is launching now.

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The first half of 2021 in the stock market has been full of once-in-a-decade events. We asked 5 strategists from leading institutions to outline the most compelling charts informing their outlooks for the second half. Here are their top 13.

Read the full story here:

13 must-see charts for navigating markets in the second half of the year, according to strategists at 5 top investment banks and asset managers


This is a photo of Idan Abada, a crypto TikTok influencer and miner, holding a mini bitcoin mining rig. He's wearing a black t-shirt.


Idan Abada


Idan Abada has gone viral on TikTok with an $875 mini bitcoin-mining rig. He explained to us how mini miners are generally used, what people usually hope to accomplish, and which limitations can impede success.

Read the full story here:

An $875 mini bitcoin-mining rig is viral on TikTok. The video’s creator told us 3 reasons why it’s an appealing alternative for crypto traders, and explained its limitations.


Michael Sonnenshein


Grayscale Investments


Grayscale Investments has launched a DeFi index fund in collaboration with CoinDesk Indexes. The market-cap-weighted

index fund
is Grayscale’s 15th product and tracked 10 tokens as of July 1. Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein told Insider why they’re launching the DeFi fund now.

Read the full story here:

The world’s largest crypto asset manager is launching a decentralized finance index fund. Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshein told us why the firm is betting on DeFi amid surging demand from institutional investors.


Stock pick central

Seeking experts who are willing to name names? Look no further:

  • Goldman Sachs says to buy these 25 stocks with high pricing power as executives warn of elevated and potentially persistent inflation on earnings calls
  • UBS reveals 25 stocks to buy with dividends’set to surge’ based on a historically accurate machine learning model — and names 2 broad sectors for investors to target
  • BANK OF AMERICA: Buy these 7 bargain insurance stocks set to deliver high yields and low volatility, with 4 set to soar by over 40%
  • GOLDMAN SACHS: Buy these 32 quality stocks that are set to grow profit margins despite rising costs while competitors get squeezed
  • Morgan Stanley reveals 11 high-conviction stocks where analysts expect an upside earnings surprise to drive share prices materially higher
  • Bank of America says buy these 3 automotive stocks set to outperform low second-quarter expectations as they mitigate chip shortages amid’impressive’ demand
  • Goldman Sachs details 19 stocks that could fetch large premiums as acquisition targets amid a 45% spike in M&A spending
  • UBS lays out the 7 space stocks set to lift off in a sector it says will double in size to $900 billion by 2030 — including one that could soar by 40%
  • GOLDMAN SACHS: Buy these 16 stocks that are setting themselves up for years of market-beating profit and sales growth
  • BANK OF AMERICA: Buy these 26 small and mid-size stocks now to take advantage when they beat Wall Street’s expectations for the second quarter





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