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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.

The World’s Dullest Sector Is Hitting New Highs

Yep, we’re talking about real-estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies own shopping centers, apartment buildings and warehouses… things that many clients would shrug at rather than trade. They were so dull that no one even thought to give them their own sector until a few years ago.

Why Malaysian stock market optimism is rising

If you choose to trade with Monex, it’s even easier. We don’t charge application fees or inactivity fees. What you do need is proper market research. It will help you create a diverse portfolio, with viable shares from the West and the Orient. Monex trades in 12 markets, including Malaysia, so we keep a close eye on happenings there.