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2024/02

JAPAN’S 2023 STOCK MARKET SURGE AND 2024 OUTLOOK

Japan’s equity market outshone other major global indices and key Asian markets in 2023. This volume reviews the confluence of factors that contributed to its stellar performance and highlights advantages of EquitiesFirst’s lending approach that can capitalize on the share-pledging potential of Japanese stocks.
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2024/01

2024 THAILAND OUTLOOK REPORT

Thailand’s performance in 2023 was highlighted by fluctuations in the local equity market and a significant slowdown in inflation. This volume recaps market trends in Thailand over the past year and how EquitiesFirst’s asset-backed financing can help investors capitalize on the country’s resurgence that is expected to continue in 2024.
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2023/12

2024 GLOBAL OUTLOOK REPORT

A flurry of factors shaped the global market in 2023, resulting in the strong performance of the US equity market, economic challenges in China, and the remarkable rally of Bitcoin. In this edition, EquitiesFirst reviews the key financial events that defined this year and shares its insightful outlook for 2024.
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2023/11

UNLOCK OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EVOLVING CRYPTO LANDSCAPE

A potential US Bitcoin ETF signals a pivotal moment for the crypto industry, leading Bitcoin’s surge to a 17-month high. Its strong performance and anticipation of the 2024 Bitcoin halving are driving investment in the digital asset. This edition details how EquitiesFirst stands out as an alternative platform in providing crypto borrowing services to address rising demand.
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2023/10

THE SKEW TOWARDS QUALITY IN THE CRYPTO MARKET

As cryptocurrency continues to perform among the top asset classes in 2023, investors are increasingly seeking quality in the sector – from holding the largest coins in the largest exchanges to dealing with licensed counterparties. This volume highlights how EquitiesFirst’s crypto-backed financing offers investors a high-quality solution to raise capital by leveraging this bullish sector.
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2023/10

UPDATE ON THE FIVE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS ABOUT TITLE TRANSFERS

EquitiesFirst's financing model involves temporary share transfers as part of the loan process. This volume serves to provide updates on the latest data and insights, offering a comprehensive understanding of title transfers and the advantages of EquitiesFirst's lending model over traditional banks and other lenders.
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