This week’s Trader Digest features the story of a Wall Street romance amid a world crumbling around them, Bill Gates' best two books of the year, and how to have lunch with Warren Buffett...
Samsung Jumps on the Blockchain Bandwagon
"The world’s biggest maker of smartphones and semiconductors may use the technology behind cryptocurrencies to manage its vast global supply network." Bloomberg Technology
The Multi-Billion Dollar Industry That Makes Its Living From Your Data
“the massive volume of content and meta data we produce fuels a marketing research industry that is worth nearly $50 billion. Every instant message, page click, and step you take now produces a data point that can be used to build a detailed profile of who you are." Visual Capitalist
Where you’ll get paid when your banking job moves to Europe post-Brexit
"High earning bankers (defined as investment bank employees earning over €1m) earned an average of €1.7m in Ireland in 2016 (the year for which figures have been newly released). This was 6% more than high earning bankers earned in Germany and 13% more than they earned in France." eFinancialCareers.
Bill Gates shares the 2 best books he’s read this year
"Bill Gates loves to read. The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder tears through around 50 books per year and prioritizes reading over other hobbies, even if it means missing out on certain cultural touchstones." CNBC
Chinese investment in the United States dropped 36% last year
"Chinese investment in the United States plummeted in 2017. And that was before a trade fight erupted between the two countries." CNN Money
Trader Urban Myths: #3 Traders Are An Ageing Breed
"Our series on Trader Urban Myths continues. This time around, we’re focusing on the age of the average trader. Think traders are an ageing demographic? Read on, as it may just surprise you…"
What to Watch
How To Have Lunch With Warren Buffett
"Every year, donors bid millions for the opportunity to share a meal with Warren Buffett at Smith & Wollensky in New York City. The steakhouse's founder Alan Stillman tells the story behind the annual charity lunches. " Business Insider
For the Headphones
A match made at Bear Stearns
"The story of a couple of unlikely Wall Street workers who met and eventually got married at Bear's headquarters. We'll trace their relationship through the bank's collapse and catch up with what's happened since." Marketplace