Tag Archives: emerging markets

HBCU Money™ Dozen 8/25 – 8/29


Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.


A bigger iPhone could push phablet explosion l Computerworld http://ow.ly/APwZO

This fossil dinosaur nursery might contain the bones of their babysitter l New Scientist http://ow.ly/APnpx

History & future of Louisiana, and the devastating effects of climate change l Louisiana Sea Grant http://fb.me/6WiEP6qJy

Encouraging Cleantech With Investment l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/6lRY9X

Developing a better way to produce hydrogen – splitting water with sunlight l Livermore Labs http://1.usa.gov/XVMYay

NASA launches massive cloud migration l Computerworld http://ow.ly/APAaf

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

New report says lending at credit unions up by double digits so far in 2014 l CU Journal http://bit.ly/1paKdHz

Which investors are best for emerging markets? Why the right mix matters l WEF http://wef.ch/XViDZG

Could cities replace countries by 2050? l WEF http://wef.ch/XVL8pY

Despite aggressive deleveraging, Generation X remains “Generation Debt” l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1C6kZnH

Climate change is a food security risk for Africa l World Bank http://wrld.bg/ALAiM

Why do poorer countries like China lend to richer countries like the US? l WEF http://wef.ch/1qwpSBs

Johanessburg Stock Exchange Announces Virtual Stock Trader


Just over one month ago Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Ticker: JSE), the world’s 19th largest stock exchange by market capitalization, launched its virtual stock trader to try and broaden its customer base and ease many Africans into the use of their products.

Per their website the JSE says “The JSE virtual trading game aims to teach the South African public about investing on the JSE. The game helps those participating learn about the fundamentals of investment strategy and encourages them to research and strategise about trading shares listed on the JSE.”

Participants are given 1 000 000 South African rand or approximately $100 000 US dollars. It also represents an amazing opportunity for African Americans interested in investing in Africa to enter the largest economy on the continent and learn some of the nuances of the economy with no risk attached while gaining valuable knowledge. HBCU business schools could create an entire class on investing in Africa’s asset classes using this virtual tracker. The opportunities are immense in creating more circulation between African America and Africa as a result.

For more information on the virtual tracker visit JSE’s website at https://virtualtradinggame.jse.co.za/about.html