Weekend Reading | “The Comeback”
19 Feb, 2021
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READ TIME 9 mins
Max Pacella
Investment Analyst

Welcome back to our weekend reading.

This week has been a story of ‘coming back’, for better or for worse. As LL Cool J said in 1990, “don’t call it a comeback, I been here for years, rocking my peers and puttin’ suckers in fear”. Not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds good.

  • Melbourne has emerged successfully from lockdown, to the relief of a grateful city and nation.
  • The Nikkei has returned to the 30,000 level after 30 years of deflated levels, like the hero returning to glory in a Kurosawa (or Tarantino) film.
  • Music industry veteran Irvin Azoff (manager of the Eagles and Bon Jovi) has spent USD $200m to acquire the rights to all songs and media content of the Beach Boys, looking to make the band relevant in the 21st century.
  • And as if we didn’t have enough health scares to contend with, Ebola has reappeared in West Africa, with Guinea reporting an outbreak of the virus amongst at least seven people this week.

Let’s begin the entertainment and look back on the week.

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