43 episodes

akbaraka deep dive digs into the most pressing investment matters taking place in the Middle East and international stock markets. Become a smarter investor with the in-depth insights that baraka news editor Shereen Abdulla and episode guests bring you every Sunday.

akhbaraka deep dive Spark! Studios

    • Business

akbaraka deep dive digs into the most pressing investment matters taking place in the Middle East and international stock markets. Become a smarter investor with the in-depth insights that baraka news editor Shereen Abdulla and episode guests bring you every Sunday.

    The Santa Rally

    The Santa Rally

    Due to their nature, stock market anomalies like the Santa Rally and January Effect shouldn’t be taken as certainties. These market phenomena should be considered more as observations rather than predictions. As for the possibility of a 2021 Santa Rally, it’s safe to say Santa will have no shortage of inflation fears and interest rate concerns to fight through. However, major U.S. indices did rally to hit fresh record highs last week. Europe’s STOXX index also rose last week in anticipation of a Santa Rally along with gold and oil. Here’s to hoping the jolly old man can pull through for us!

    baraka is a community dedicated to empowering people for a better financial future. Learn, connect and subscribe at https://getbaraka.com.

    • 12 min
    Crypto series part II: Solana

    Crypto series part II: Solana

    Just like many cryptocurrencies, the value of Solana coins is derived from the utility of the blockchain network it is exchanged on. As we’ve discussed, the Solana network has architectural differences that give it advantages in speed, cost, and energy efficiency over some of its rivals.

    baraka is a community dedicated to empowering people for a better financial future. Learn, connect and subscribe at https://getbaraka.com.

    • 12 min
    Crypto series part II: XRP

    Crypto series part II: XRP

    While not as glamorized and talked about as some other cryptos, XRP is currently the seventh largest coin by market cap with a total value of $43.5m. Unlike some of these other coins though, XRP’s value is derived from the real-world utility of the Ripple network and its ability to offer instantaneous and inexpensive cross-border payment transactions as well as foreign currency exchanges. The future success of XRP and the Ripple network hinges on its ability to navigate the regulatory obstacles it faces.

    baraka is a community dedicated to empowering people for a better financial future. Learn, connect and subscribe at https://getbaraka.com.

    • 14 min
    Crypto series part II: Shiba Inu

    Crypto series part II: Shiba Inu

    Is Shiba Inu here to stay or is it simply the current flavor of the week? Unlike more traditional coins such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, Shiba Inu doesn’t have a strong case for its real-world utility. It’s hard to claim SHIB is anything more than a meme, though some of its “hodlers” point to the fact that its ecosystem (the Ethereum blockchain) allows for smart contracts, NFTs, and liquidity mining.

    baraka is a community dedicated to empowering people for a better financial future. Learn, connect and subscribe at https://getbaraka.com.

    • 16 min
    UAE Jubilee

    UAE Jubilee

    At a time when the world is plagued by ugly strains of nationalism, populism, and division, it’s rare to find a country filled with optimism, unity, and opportunity. The UAE has made a terrific effort in ensuring that all of its residents feel welcomed and at home. The reforms and future-focused initiatives put forth by this country in its first 50 years of life have succeeded in avoiding the delegitimization and dehumanization witnessed in so many other country’s politics, economics, and day-to-day life. The vision of the UAE’s founding fathers has fostered a nation of dreams, a land of hope, and a people united as one. And now, onto the next 50.

    baraka is a community dedicated to empowering people for a better financial future. Learn, connect and subscribe at https://getbaraka.com.

    • 5 min
    It’s a bird...it’s a plane...no, it’s the price of oil!

    It’s a bird...it’s a plane...no, it’s the price of oil!

    Filling up your car might be a little more painful these days, and despite pleas from environmentalists, pledges from world leaders, and our recent ESG themed deep dive series, oil remains the lifeblood of the global economy. It runs through the cars that take us to work, the ships that bring us our favorite products, and the planes that take us to our favorite places. After all, how else are you going to get to Europe this summer?

    baraka is a community dedicated to empowering people for a better financial future. Learn, connect and subscribe at https://getbaraka.com.

    • 12 min

Top Podcasts In Business

Ramsey Network
NPR
Guy Raz | Wondery
Jocko DEFCOR Network
Andy Frisella #100to0
Wondery