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How Alibaba turned a fake holiday into a $25 billion shopping extravaganza

China has their own Google, even their own internet. So, Alibaba figured they should have their own holiday too. They dubbed it Single’s Day, a festive occasion to celebrate yourself by buying nice things … for yourself. In Chinese, the direct translation for Single’s Day is ‘bare sticks’. It refers to unmarried men who in China are sometimes described as ‘bare branches’ because they’re not adding any branches to the family tree.

Things you need to know prior to investing offshore

Investing internationally is often seen as a great way to achieve these goals. 
Diversification benefits occur when a portfolio is made up of low correlated assets across various markets and sectors. This is quite hard to achieve if you are only invested in one market, especially if it is concentrated by only a handful sectors. In addition, by exposing your portfolio to a variety of sectors, your potential return may be greater if you are able choose the right investments rather than having your funds allocated to an underperforming one.

What is Monex Australia’s association with Monex Inc. Japan?

To expand its reach into key foreign markets, Monex established active collaborations with TradeStation in the US and Boom in Hong Kong, both well-known brokerage agencies in their own right. TradeStation is well-established as one of the largest brokers stateside, while Boom was the first online broker in Asia and still holds a powerful position in virtual trading.