Ales Bilgi Merkezi Wed, 25 May 2022 14:35:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ales Bilgi Merkezi 32 32 Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust Announces $0.07 Dividend (OTCMKTS:DRETF) Wed, 25 May 2022 14:30:08 +0000

Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust (OTCMKTS:DRETF – Get Rating) announced a dividend on Wednesday, May 25, reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 30 will receive a dividend of 0.0652 per share on Wednesday, June 15. This corresponds to a yield of 4.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday May 27th.

DRETF shares were unchanged at $18.32 during midday trade on Wednesday. The company’s shares had a trading volume of 3 shares compared to an average volume of 618. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $20.97 and its 200-day simple moving average is $19.90. Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust has a yearly low of $16.00 and a yearly high of $23.72.

Several research companies have issued reports on DRETF. TD Securities lowered its price target on Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust to $32.00 from $33.00 in a research note on Monday, May 9. Canaccord Genuity Group lowered its Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust on Wednesday 6th February. BMO Capital Markets revised its price target on Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust to 25.50C in a research report on Tuesday 22nd February $ raised to C$27.50. Scotiabank lowered its target price on the Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust to C$26.25 from C$26.50 in a research report on Monday, May 9. Finally, on Tuesday, May 10, Desjardins lowered its price target on Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust to $27.00 from $28.00 in a research report. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from, the stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $28.03.

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Dream Office REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate fund. Dream Office REIT owns well-located, quality office properties primarily in downtown Toronto.

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“I have big plans for myself”: My girlfriend does not understand how her student loan works and rents an expensive apartment. What if we get married – and divorce? Wed, 25 May 2022 04:22:00 +0000 My girlfriend and I have been in a relationship for seven months and it’s getting more and more serious. I don’t expect that we’ll get married in the next year, but I like to plan ahead and if this keeps up, I see that we’ll get married in two to three years.

Finances are important to me and I know that finances should be viewed without emotion, but emotions and money collide. I get nervous when I read things like the divorce rate is at 50% and rising.

Our parents both got married in their mid to late 20s and are still together, but I have seen family friends who have split up and both parties are worse off financially. I worry about some of my girlfriend’s financial habits. I don’t want what I build and hopefully one day what you and I build to be influenced by them.

“Income keeps growing”

A little background. I am a 27 year old male and will be making $90,000 this year before the bonus. My income is steadily growing as I grow in my career. I have $100,000 in various investments and no debt. Finances and future planning are important to me.

Money isn’t everything, but it is a tool that helps us navigate life. I have big plans for myself. I want to buy investment properties, expand my investment portfolio and so on. My parents helped with college, but the loans I had after graduation paid off quickly. After college I lived with my parents for 2.5 years; I bought a car well below my means and saved well. You understand it.

She is 24 years old and recently completed her Masters in Special Education. She will soon start teaching and is also on the way to a great career. We have many similar interests and enjoy spending time together. she is a dream I love her! But I’m worried.

financial savvy

She’s not as financially savvy or financially motivated as I am. Like me, most of her education was paid for by her parents, but she has some student loans. She mentioned her student loans and how the government will forgive them all after 10 years, so all she has to do is pay the minimum for 10 years and the government will do the rest.

This worried me so I asked her to think about it and found out afterwards that there are a lot of hurdles to getting her loans forgiven after 10 years. I have tried to explain some of the hurdles. I don’t know if it’s denial or what, but it worries me that she doesn’t see her loans not being forgiven, especially after she got married and filed together.

I’m a little annoyed that she doesn’t see the bigger picture. I talked about how to get her to pay off her student loan as quickly as possible so that she gets the lowest possible interest. Also, she doesn’t have many expenses so she should pay them off, so she doesn’t worry about her loans when things like kids come up. She still doesn’t understand.

living above their means

She’s also moved beyond her means into an expensive apartment, so the thought that she doesn’t understand finances scares me. I’ve made mistakes myself and I’m still learning, but I feel like at 24 I was a lot further than they were. However, as a result of our conversations, she has started saving.

She’s still driving an older car that’s fully paid off and has no interest in buying anything new any time soon, so she’s making some good financial decisions. If we get married, I don’t want her financial mistakes to affect my growth plans. What are your thoughts?

divorce on the horizon

I’m also worried about the divorce. I know that’s a bad/weird way of thinking, especially at a young age and because both of our family histories are stable. It’s a risk. What if I start a small real estate business and buy rental properties and then we get divorced? So instead of expanding the business, I’d have to sell a property or two to give her what she deserves.

Or I could end up selling my houses and starting from scratch if I don’t have that much time to pay off my mortgage before retirement. To be clear, I’m not saying she doesn’t deserve anything. She will also earn money and her work will be accompanied by good performance.

Since she’s a woman, she’ll have to bear our children, and she’s better than me at some things. For example, if one day we buy a house, I know that she will make a real home out of that house. I know this sounds cliché but this is the truth for our relationship and I understand it’s worth something but it doesn’t take away the risk.

How do I manage this risk, but also make sure it doesn’t affect our relationship?


young and learning

Dear Y&L,

Student loan forgiveness is complicated. It’s hard to blame your girlfriend for not understanding the process. She would be one in millions. You did her a favor by checking out her payback program. For the past several years, MarketWatch has covered extensively the challenges nurses, teachers like your friend, social workers and other public servants have faced in redeeming the forgiveness they were promised after those 10 years.

Many of these borrowers only found out that they weren’t even eligible for relief—often because of a small but significant error in the process—after years of toiling at a job because they believed forgiveness was on the horizon. You and your friend can read this step-by-step guide to relief. Her annual tax returns should not affect her forgiveness as long as she follows the correct procedures.

She’s 24 and you’re 27. Three years can be a long time in your 20s. But not everyone works at the same pace and has the same constellation of family, financial and professional factors. There’s a fine line—and, frankly, not a fine line—between helping a friend or partner manage their finances and expecting them to (a) be someone they’re not, or (b) be the same as us. We all have quirks, qualities and things about ourselves that others would like to change!

But what can you do that would be constructive? You could look at a financial planner together and talk about your shared beliefs, values, and financial goals. Where you want to be by 30 or 35 and what changes you would both need to make to get there. If you take this journey with her instead of telling her what she’s doing wrong, it will be a happier experience and create a smoother template for other decisions you make that affect each other.

As for your marriage plans and your fear of divorce. To take a leaf out of your organizational playbook: Make a vow — and sign a contract — at a time. You’ve only been together seven months. Marriage is a contract, a kind of business contract, so it’s best to get to know each other better before going into the marriage business together. As with any new venture, there is some risk.

In business you have insurance policies. In marriage, you can agree to enter into a marriage contract. For example, you take out of the marriage what you brought into the marriage, and you can also determine who is liable for debts and how your joint property should be divided. You acknowledge many fears and concerns, and that’s fine, but be careful about forcing these concerns on others, as this could eventually seep into every aspect of your life.

I’m glad you pointed out her qualities. If she aspires to a career in special education, she must have many wonderful qualities: compassion, humor, discipline, and emotional strength. If you are the teacher/preacher and your girlfriend/wife is always the one who doesn’t make things perfect, you may need that prenup sooner than you both expected. Just make sure your girlfriend doesn’t become a human vessel for your own fears.

Perhaps she has a few of her own that she would like to express and hopefully dispel.

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Taxman Financial Services owner sentenced to three years in prison for aiding and abetting false tax filing | USAO EDLA Tue, 24 May 2022 22:01:24 +0000

NEW ORLEANS – This was announced by US Attorney Duane A. Evans LEROI G.JACKSONage 50, New Orleans, was sentenced to three (3) years in prison by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan for assisting and assisting in the filing of false federal tax returns, in violation of 18 USC § 7206(2). JACKSON had previously pleaded guilty to these charges arising out of his operation of The Taxman Financial Services LLC (“Taxman”), a company that prepared federal and state tax returns for clients and had offices in New Orleans and LaPlace, among other places.

According to court records, federal agents determined that JACKSON False income tax returns filed for numerous Taxman clients. For example, JACKSON would create false business losses or false educational loans without the knowledge of its customers. JACKSON had several employees obtain an IRS Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) that allowed employees to file customer taxes. However, many of these employees never used their EFINs. Instead of this, JACKSON would use its employees’ EFINs to file false tax returns for clients. JACKSON benefited from charging customers a minimum of $500 per return, which would be deducted from the customer’s refund. tax years 2014 to 2016, JACKSON admitted that he caused the United States a $241,214.00 tax loss.

“Today, Mr. Jackson admitted to owning a tax preparation business that flagrantly flouted tax laws by preparing false tax returns and abusing his electronic filing privileges,” said Special Agent in Charge James E. Dorsey, Atlanta Field Office, IRS Criminal Investigation. “Dishonest tax preparers use a variety of methods to defraud the government, including falsifying information on tax returns in order to obtain larger refunds for their customers. The CID will continue to ensure that all tax practitioners, accountants and others involved in the tax legal profession uphold professional standards and obey the law.”

In addition to the three-year sentence, the judge sentenced Morgan JACKSON up to one year of supervised release. He is also required to pay the United States a refund totaling $241,214.00 and a mandatory $100 special audit fee. As part of his plea JACKSON agreed to a permanent injunction barring him from ever filing tax returns for other taxpayers.

US Attorney Evans commended the work of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations in handling this investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew R. Payne and K. Paige O’Hale carried out the prosecution.

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Arrived Homes breaks financing record with 6 fully financed rentals in 8 minutes Mon, 23 May 2022 19:12:18 +0000

The real estate investment platform Arrived houses launched its latest range of single family rentals last week and sold out in just eight minutes.

The latest listings were for six rental homes in Chattanooga, TN, Huntsville, AL, Denver, CO, Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA. The six properties had a combined value of $1.7 million. Individual investors could purchase shares in the properties with a minimum investment of $100.

Arrived Homes is one of the first real estate investment platforms to allow non-accredited investors to make equity investments in specific assets and is the first SEC-qualified real estate investment platform to allow virtually anyone to buy shares in single-family home rentals.

To date, Arrived Homes has fully funded 108 properties totaling approximately $42 million.

The company has attracted the attention of a few high-profile investors since its inception in 2021. The billionaire founder of, Inc. AMZN jeff bezos just made its second investment in the platform during the company’s $25 million Series A round.

Bezos Personal Investment Company, Bezos Expeditionsfirst invested in the real estate company during its $37 million seed round in June 2021.

Given the apparent demand for fractional rental investments, Arrived Homes is expanding into new markets and plans to offer shares in short-term rentals soon.

Discover real estate investment offers on Benzinga’s Center for Alternative Investments.

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High Court approves new Amigo Loans business scheme Mon, 23 May 2022 17:37:42 +0000

A High Court judge has accepted Amigo Loans’ proposed new business plan in a crucial step towards the company resuming lending.

Monday’s announcement marks a turnaround for the subprime lender, although it has yet to raise new capital and receive clearance from the Financial Conduct Authority.

Amigo, which offers loans based on someone else’s guarantee, stopped lending in November 2020, citing uncertainty caused by the pandemic. It has not been able to resume operations since due to a dispute over compensation for historic mis-selling.

The company has faced complaints from consumers who accused it of not checking whether their loans were affordable.

“A successful New Business Scheme will open the door to a new source of responsible and regulated finance for millions of people in this country who do not have access to traditional banking services,” Chief Executive Gary Jennison said.

A previous “scheme of arrangement” proposed by Amigo that would have limited compensation payments to a greater extent was rejected by the FCA, which said it unfairly benefited shareholders rather than customers.

The new scheme offers more compensation, in part due to better-than-expected loan repayments in 2021.

Under the new scheme, Amigo will pay compensation of at least £112 million on the condition that it can resume lending within 9 months of the scheme being approved and that it can complete a rights issue in 12 months after approval.

Over the past year, Amigo’s share price has fallen more than 66% despite rising a modest 6.6% since January.

The UK regulator has cracked down on so-called non-standard finance providers in recent years in response to concerns about rising consumer debt.

The number of active short-term high-cost lenders in the UK fell by almost a third between 2016 and the third quarter of 2020, according to FCA figures. Meanwhile, Wonga, once the UK’s biggest payday loan provider, filed for administration in 2018 after a flurry of customer complaints.

Others, like subprime lender Provident Financial, have stopped serving those with the worst credit ratings, leaving this group with a lack of options other than loan sharks and illegal money lending.

In March, Provident Financial chief executive Malcolm Le May told the Financial Times that many of those considered “high risk” for credit were turning to buy now and pay later, a form interest-free online credit available for retail purchases.

Jennison also warned that the UK was “sleepwalking into debt” following the buy it now, pay later.

Ribbon expands into Arkansas, allowing homebuyers to expand their offerings to All Cash Mon, 23 May 2022 13:30:00 +0000

Homeownership company focused on making homeownership achievable Small stone homebuyer; Crye-Leike as the first partner in the state

NEW YORK, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ribbonthe homeownership company, today announces its expansion to Arkansas to start with Small stone. with ribbon, Arkansas Homebuyers can now make cash offers through Ribbon’s Cash Offers and eliminate mortgages, appraisals and home sale contingencies.

For many, buying a home is part of the American Dream. However, a combination of low inventories, bidding wars, Wall Street investors, and increased rents are keeping buyers from buying or saving a home — sometimes thwarting their home-owning dreams.

homebuyer one Arkansas I felt the same way. Despite one 30.2% more new listings compared to the previous year, there were 24.6% fewer houses for sale in February at Arkansas year-over-year, and the average time a home was on the market nearly halved year-over-year, from 58 days to 30 days. Living trends in Small stone follow state and national trends. Across the country, Real estate prices increased by 15.2%while the number of homes for sale fell by 33.2% December 2021 compared to the previous year.

“The fast pace of houses being sold Arkansas shows the stiff competition buyers face, fueled by Wall Street investors and high net worth individuals with all-cash deals. Access to cash offers through RibbonCash will empower you Arkansas Homebuyers compete on an equal footing with institutional investors,” he said Shaival ShahCEO and co-founder of Ribbon.

“Ribbon is committed to overcoming these challenges and – with the power of our cash offers – we are leveling the playing field for Arkansas homebuyers and their agents.”

Arkansas also houses five US military bases, including the Small stone air force base. In 2021, 12,396 Arkansas veterans applied for a home loan, compared to 5,525 in 2019corresponding Veterans United Home Loans. Experienced homebuyers often face unique challenges as sacrosanct VA loans can face headwinds given the misperceptions, lengthy process and increased cash offerings and investor activity. With Ribbon as an advocate, veterans can win their dream homes.

With RibbonCash Offers, Homebuyers can make a cash offer on their dream home: Mortgage Waiver, Valuation and Home Sale Contingencies. Ribbon’s guaranteed close gives buyers, sellers and brokers additional predictability.

Ribbon and Crye-Leike work together to support homebuyers Arkansas

In order to offer as many interested parties as possible a competitive advantage from day one, Ribbon’s first launch partner is in Arkansas will be crye-leike, ranks the third largest independent real estate company in the United States. With RibbonCash, Crye-Leike representatives have a powerful tool to help everyday shoppers compete – even in the most competitive market conditions, going head-to-head with investors.

“We look forward to our agents and buyers Small stoneas using Ribbon will enable them to be more successful in their offerings,” said Angie JohnsonManaging Broker of Crye-Leike in Benton, Arkansas. “By making offers that aren’t dependent on valuation and cash equivalent, they can compete with investors. It’s a win for the buyer, the seller and our agents showing fewer homes to get an accepted offer .”

In addition to ArkansasRibbon works in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia and Indianawith plans to expand to half of the US by the end of 2022. For more information about Ribbon, see

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Established in 2017 new York and Charlotte, Ribbon is dedicated to making home ownership accessible. Ribbon, a technology-enabled homeownership company, enables everyday families to compete on an equal footing with high net worth individuals and institutional buyers by upgrading their offerings into profitable RibbonCash offers. Ribbon empowers brokers, brokers, and lenders to create a premium experience for home buyers and sellers through powerful financial products and digital workflow software. Visit

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Crye-Leike is a full service real estate company, founded in memphis in 1977. Today it is the third largest independent real estate company in the country and the largest real estate company serving the markets Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and the Middle South. Crye-Leike has a network of over 3,200 licensed sales representatives, over 600 employees and over 130 offices and franchises across an eight state region Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahomaand Tennessee. Crye-Leike also has a franchise location in Puerto Rico.

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Now is the time for companies to act sustainably Sun, 22 May 2022 14:28:09 +0000
  • At least a fifth of the world’s largest public companies have committed to net zero targets, and for many the focus extends beyond their own emissions.
  • Large organizations are in a prime position to innovate, fund and install the technology the world needs to reach its net-zero emissions goals.
  • Different companies play different roles, but they all agree that now is the moment to harness this energy and act.

All over the world, in big cities and small villages, both in advanced economies and in developing countries, commitment to sustainability and climate protection is increasingly integrated into daily life.

The challenges posed by climate change are daunting and the urgency to act has never been greater. The world unites to face the existential challenge – an encouraging sign of shared goals and common destiny.

The private sector is taking the lead on sustainability

It is important that we are also in a transformative moment when solving the challenges. As the world prioritizes global action, companies are poised to take the lead in delivering solutions for decades to come.

The Edelman Trust Barometer 2022 was recently cited Company as the only trusted global institution to address the world’s most pressing issues, which include climate change and the energy transition.

More than A fifth of the world’s publicly traded companies have committed to net-zero carbon emissions targets. And more important than just reducing emissions, these corporate ambitions represent commitments to innovate, fund and install the technology the world will need in the future.

Transition to the global age of sustainability action

As the world transitions into a global era of sustainability action, the who, what, how and when Successfully solving the world’s most pressing challenges are also in flux, with business increasingly acting as a unifying theme.

WHO: As companies increasingly lead—particularly through technology and innovation—they don’t do so in a vacuum.

One of the defining characteristics of corporate social responsibility is real-time stakeholder engagement. This means that employees, investors, customers, communities and non-governmental organizations have an opportunity to influence corporate actions.

And the magnitude of that influence is unprecedented and growing. We are in a time when a single shareholder letter, customer email, or phone call with stakeholders can inform broader considerations in the company’s decision-making process.

The role of government is also changing. For the past few decades, governments have directed environmental action through command and control systems and other regulatory and policy systems. Today, government decision-making is struggling to keep pace with other interest groups that are asserting their influence within months and weeks.

But in this transformative era, government has an important, albeit evolving, role to play. Governments are increasingly partnering with companies to support innovation and breakthrough technologies and to share the investments, risks and results.

And governments can be a force multiplier for success by creating healthy policy frameworks for technology deployment through tax programs, infrastructure initiatives, and streamlining of permits.

What: There are numerous global sustainability challenges, including climate change, a just energy transition, environmental protection, healthcare, poverty, human rights, gender and racial equality, and others.

But there is one central theme that runs through all of them: justice. Put simply, justice is the unifying goal of the global sustainability era.

Ultimately, sustainability is about giving everyone the opportunity to live a prosperous life. Perhaps this is best represented by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goalsthat companies are increasingly turning to when expressing their own sustainability priorities.

Companies are increasingly taking the lead when it comes to sustainability.

Companies are increasingly taking the lead when it comes to sustainability.

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Here the global reach of multinational companies is uniquely positioned to pursue the goal of justice and a just and prosperous life for all people, in line with the SDGs. This will be seen in full at this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, COP27 in Egypt in November and COP28 in the UAE in 2023.

While these are, by their very nature, broader events, the theme of equity will be at the forefront – to ensure that while companies contribute technology and innovation to decarbonising industrial sectors, they are also working to improve the quality of life for all equally, ensuring that the benefits of these technology have a wide reach.

As: Regardless of the type of business, the company’s overarching contribution to combating climate change and sustainability lies in its ability to innovate and deliver the technological improvements the world needs.

Different companies will have different roles to play, including in innovation, finance and investment, operations, and supply chain and logistics. But technology is where companies will lead the change for decades to come.

There are two simultaneous goals here: providing today’s best technology to advance, and innovating the next step of change needed to reach net zero and other sustainability goals.

For this reason, companies like GE are simultaneously investing in breakthrough technologies and working with the above stakeholders to fund, deploy, install and operate such technologies at scale over time.

Our research centers are virtual time machines that show the evolution of future technologies that the world will need to thrive in the decades to come.

When: For many stakeholders, timing is perhaps the most important issue for global sustainability. More corporate responsibility and certainty about the When is one of the defining differences in this transformative era of corporate governance.

Businesses are increasingly making commitments about their own impacts – on climate change, environmental performance and other environmental, social and governance metrics.

This type of forward-looking forecast is unprecedented. While the future is quite uncertain, setting ambitions and communicating transparently about progress and challenges is a crucial new tool to look ahead and not just manage the present and past.

In terms of timing, when it comes to climate and energy transition, much of the world is focused on making significant progress by 2030 with today’s technology, while using this decade to chart a path towards net-zero goals with breakthrough technologies to be developed by 2050.

Global measures for sustainability will continue to evolve

But even that is a gross generalization. We see short-, medium- and long-term goals for companies and sectors, as well as frequent updates and revisions as technology and other circumstances evolve.

We will have both successes and setbacks, and that’s fine as long as we maintain transparency. This can allow stakeholders to pinpoint what is working and identify where additional attention might be warranted.

As a 130 year old company operating in 175 countriesGE is proud to be among our competitors as a leader in the era of global sustainability.

The clean energy transition is key to combating climate change, but over the past five years the energy transition has stalled.

Energy use and production contribute to two-thirds of global emissions, and 81% of the global energy system is still based on fossil fuels, the same percentage as 30 years ago. Also, the improvement in the world economy’s energy intensity (the amount of energy used per unit of economic activity) is slowing. In 2018, energy intensity improved by 1.2%, the slowest rate since 2010.

Effective policy action, private sector action and public-private collaboration are required to create a more inclusive, sustainable, affordable and secure global energy system.

Benchmarking advances are essential to a successful transition. The World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index, which ranks 115 economies on how well they balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability, shows that the biggest challenge to the energy transition is the unwillingness of the world’s largest emitters, including the US and China, is , India and Russia. The top 10 countries in terms of preparedness account for just 2.6% of global annual emissions.

To future-proof the global energy system, the Forum’s Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials platform works on initiatives such as Systemic Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Energy and the Global Battery Alliance to encourage and enable innovative energy investments, technologies and solutions .

Additionally, the Mission Possible Platform (MPP) is working to bring together public and private partners to power the industrial transition and put heavy industry and the mobility sector on the path to net-zero emissions. MPP is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Energy Transitions Commission.

Is your organization interested in working with the World Economic Forum? Learn more here.

We’re proud to build on our legacy of innovative technologies the world needs to improve the quality of life for people everywhere and solve three of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges:

1) Decarbonizing the energy sector while improving access to sustainable, reliable and affordable electricity for the 750 million people without access.

(2) A future of flight that connects people in more sustainable ways.

(3) Making precision healthcare more accessible to the underserved half of the world’s population.

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2 Ecommerce Stocks Down Over 50% to Buy Now Sat, 21 May 2022 15:07:00 +0000

2022 hasn’t been a good year for investors, and it’s been particularly tough for e-commerce stockholders. The rapid, pandemic-driven growth of online shopping over the past two years appears to be cooling, with investors fleeing the e-commerce sector.

However, despite the near-term headwinds, the macro trend towards greater e-commerce adoption is alive and well. According to Statista, global e-commerce retail sales are expected to grow from $5.5 trillion in 2022 to $7.3 trillion in 2025. Two companies are particularly well positioned to capitalize on this trend Etsy (ETSY -1.14%) and MercadoLibre (MELI -3.23%).

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Etsy: A unique shopping experience

Etsy operates an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers around the world. It focuses on unique and handcrafted goods not found in mass retail. This exclusivity is attracting more and more buyers to Etsy’s site, and those buyers are enticing more sellers to list their wares on the platform, creating a virtuous cycle of growth.

Etsy’s first-quarter 2022 results failed to impress the market, and shares plunged about 20% the day after the company reported them. Revenue grew a meager 5.2% year over year. Gross merchandise sales — the total monetary value of all items the company sold through its marketplace — rose a modest 3.5%. Taken in isolation, these numbers can be worrying. However, if you look at the long-term trend, the company’s progress is put into perspective.

Metric 2019 2020 2021
revenue $818 million $1.726 billion $2.329 billion
sales growth 35.56% 110.86% 34.97%
Gross sales of goods $4.975 billion $10.281 billion $13.492 billion
Gross merchandise sales growth 26.53% 106.66% 31.23%


Considering how much revenue and gross merchandise sales have jumped over the past two years, it’s understandable that growth in 2022 will be relatively muted. Another important factor behind the slower growth rate is economic uncertainty. High inflation, a host of supply chain issues and Russia’s war in Ukraine have created conditions for many consumers to tighten their wallets.

Overall, however, Etsy takes the hassle out of small business owners and artists by allowing them to set up online stores easily and quickly, and giving them access to a large established audience. And for shoppers, it has become the go-to place to buy gifts for loved ones or to buy items to celebrate special occasions. No wonder that from 2019 to the end of Q1 2022, the number of buyers on the platform more than doubled (from 46 million to 95 million) and the number of sellers almost tripled (from 2.7 million to 7.6 Millions). ).

The company believes it has a $466 billion market opportunity. In relation to its annual turnover, this gives it long-term growth prospects. With stocks trading at a price-to-sales multiple of less than 5 — close to their five-year lows — Etsy will likely reward new investors well over the long run.

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MercadoLibre: Democratizing E-Commerce and Financial Services in Latin America

Founded in Argentina in 1999, MercadoLibre was an early e-commerce entrant in Latin America. As a marketplace for buyers and sellers, it has established itself in 18 countries, although it derives most of its revenue from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. The company is an undisputed leader with an e-commerce market share of approximately 30% in the region.

The company has expanded its moat by investing in its logistics and shipping network, Mercado Envios, which helps sellers on its platform deliver goods faster. In the first quarter, Mercado Envios shipped 22% more items than the same period last year, and about 55% of those shipments were delivered on the same day or next day.

MercadoLibre also makes it easy for customers to pay for their purchases using its Mercado Pago platform. Mercado Pago was originally founded to simplify and digitize its payments, but has evolved into a financial services ecosystem that includes credit cards, installment payments, personal loans and cryptocurrency trading.

In the first quarter, around 81 million unique users used MercadoLibre’s shopping and financial services. As more users visit the company’s website and mobile app, its digital properties are becoming more valuable, and ad revenue has almost doubled from the year-ago quarter.

MercadoLibre has so far defied the challenges of uncertainty surrounding consumer spending, high inflation, and rising interest rates to report excellent first-quarter results. And despite difficult comparisons due to the pandemic-driven surge in e-commerce in recent years, MercadoLibre grew its first-quarter revenue 63% year over year. Gross merchandise volume reached $7.7 billion, up 27%. Mercado Pago saw a significant 72% increase in total payment volume processed to $25.3 billion. And the company turned profitable on a GAAP basis, too, posting a 2.9% net income margin.

Following the recent sell-off in markets, shares of MercadoLibre are trading at a price-to-sales ratio of around 5, its lowest valuation in the last five years. Given its strength in the Latin American market and the opportunity ahead, looking at MercadoLibre will likely turn out to be a missed opportunity for investors.

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A sea change in FARA enforcement – Financial Services Fri, 20 May 2022 14:33:33 +0000

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In what may be a sea change in enforcing the Foreign Agent Registration Act, the Justice Department has filed a complaint for the first time in more than 30 years to compel an individual — former Republican National Committee Treasury Chairman Stephen A. Wynn — to register as foreign agent.

In general, FARA is a disclosure system that requires individuals to register with the Attorney General when lobbying US government officials on behalf of foreign clients or attempting to influence the American public.

The DOJ alleges that in 2017, then RNC Deputy Chief Financial Officer Elliott Broidy acted as an agent for both former Vice Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China Sun Lijun and the PRC itself, hired Mr. Wynn, President To help Trump and his administration lobby to remove a Chinese billionaire businessman, Guo Wengui, from the United States. After leaving China in 2014, Mr. Guo was charged by the PRC government with various forms of corrupt dealings, kidnapping and rape. Mr. Guo applied for asylum in the United States in 2017 and has lived in Manhattan ever since. In 2020, Mr. Broidy pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate FARA for his role in the PRC influence campaign.

The DOJ’s complaint probably came as no surprise to Mr. Wynn. The Justice Department brought this action only after advising Mr. Wynn on three separate occasions that he needed to register as a foreign agent. According to the complaint, in a letter dated April 13, 2022, the DOJ told him he had 30 days to register.

The lawsuit follows the DOJ’s recent aggressive enforcement of FARA, including indictments last year against a top Trump campaign adviser, Thomas Barrack, for alleged efforts on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, the campaign and subsequently the Trump Administration to influence pro-UAE foreign policy positions. The DOJ’s efforts have not been without setbacks, most notably the 2019 acquittal of Greg Craig, former President Obama’s White House counsel who was accused of failing to register as a foreign agent for work he and his law firm did in the United States Executed order of Ukraine. Despite this loss, the complaint shows that the DOJ is not shy about using the machinery of the courts, aside from prosecution, to compel individuals to comply with FARA when it believes registration is necessary.

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