With environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns over the mining of bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies gathering pace, we ask how much energy crypto mining actually uses, whether institutions are staying away, and explore potential alternatives.
Etsy’s [ETSY] share price has struggled so far this year, with investors generally not sold on the online craft retailer’s prospects. The stock has fallen 2.78% in the year to date, after closing at $167.30 on 9 June.
When it comes to which executives had the biggest paydays in 2020, Palantir [PLTR] CEO Alex Karp (pictured) probably wouldn’t have been at the top of your list.
Anyone who owns a Tesla [TSLA] will likely have spent hours waiting around at charging stations.
US cinema chain AMC’s [AMC] share price delivered a blockbuster 95% gain on 2 June, despite 30% of its theatres remaining closed. Buttering AMC’s popcorn were individual traders banding together on social media to pile into the cinema chain’s stock.
Amazon’s [AMZN] share price fell 1.6% between the start of 2021 and 1 June, when it closed at $3,218.65. Despite a downturn in March that saw its share price sink to $2,951.95, the stock recovered swiftly.
Amid the ongoing chip crunch, Broadcom’s [AVGO] share price is up 7.8% year to date through 1 June May. Its share price is currently 5.4% below its all-time high of $495.14, which it reached on 19 February.
Shell’s share price performance could soon depend on its ability to cut carbon dioxide emissions. A Dutch court has ordered Shell [RDSA.AS] to accelerate planned carbon dioxide emission cuts – a ruling that could set a precedent for other energy majors. The ruling could also have a major impact on Shell’s profitability.
Zoom’s [ZM] share price powered forward during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, but the prospect of a return to normality has sent it into reverse.