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Why girls are less likely to pursue a career in STEM — even though they score just as high as boys at school

  • According to the latest results from the OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), girls in Australia perform on a similar level to boys in maths and science, but at a much higher level in reading.
  • As girls were only slightly better in science and maths than humanities, their STEM advantage was lower than that of boys.
  • In our data, we considered pairs of girls with identical grades in STEM and humanities subjects at the beginning of secondary schools, who were randomly assigned to different classrooms.
  • The other girl was assigned to a classroom where her classmates had a similar performance in STEM and humanities subject (no STEM advantage).
  • Our findings showed these two girls, on average, even if they had identical grades in STEM and humanities, chose different fields of study at the end of secondary school.

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These were the 10 most popular stocks on Robinhood in June

  • The 9.1 per cent jump in Robinhood accounts that own the stock was accompanied by a 11 per cent jump in Microsoft’s stock price in June, signalling that investors continue to add shares as the stock moves higher.
  • The 9.6 per cent jump in Robinhood accounts that own the stock was accompanied with a 11 per cent increase in Delta’s stock price in June, signalling that investors are adding shares as the stock moves higher.
  • The 7 per cent jump in Robinhood accounts that own the stock was accompanied with a 4 per cent increase in General Electric’s stock price in June, signalling that investors are adding shares as General Electric’s stock moves higher.
  • The 7 per cent jump in Robinhood accounts that own the stock was accompanied with a 6.5 per cent increase in Ford’s stock price in June, signalling that investors continue to add shares as the stock moves higher.

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Fund managers wary as earnings crunch time looms

  • The sectors that likely saw the most earnings pressure in financial year 2020 included insurance, with earnings expected to drop 65 per cent, energy, with earnings expected to drop 50 per cent, and gaming, with earnings expected to fall 45 per cent.
  • Other sectors that could edge into positive territory include the miners, where earnings are expected to be 5 per cent to 6 per cent lower, and telecom companies where Mr Oliver has pencilled in a fall of 2 per cent for the year.
  • Dr Oliver is expecting earnings to rebound by 8 per cent in financial year 2021.
  • The fund manager added few investors thought interest rates in financial 2021 would be even lower than financial 2020, which means price-to-earnings (PE) multiples have climbed for high-quality growth companies.
  • Investors should favour stocks and gold over bonds and cash because the latter offer a negative rate of return, the hedge fund founder said.

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The Top 5 Tips from my Data Science Job Search

  • In the post-COVID world where many people have even seen offers rescinded, perhaps it’s safer to say you don’t have the job until your first day.
  • Moreover, it’s not unusual to reject your “dream” job because the salary or work is different from what was advertised.
  • I came to learn later that companies liked to set the bar high with their requirements to weed out applications that were obviously not a good fit.
  • I’ve also learned that if a company you are interested in doesn’t have openings at your level, it’s okay to apply for 1–2 levels higher.
  • Sending them a brief message establishing your interest in the role, why you are a good fit and a resume for their consideration can go a long way.
  • If you don’t know the employee personally, you might want to ask for an introduction or to establish your fit for the company first.

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The Top 5 Tips from my Data Science Job Search

  • In the post-COVID world where many people have even seen offers rescinded, perhaps it’s safer to say you don’t have the job until your first day.
  • Moreover, it’s not unusual to reject your “dream” job because the salary or work is different from what was advertised.
  • I came to learn later that companies liked to set the bar high with their requirements to weed out applications that were obviously not a good fit.
  • I’ve also learned that if a company you are interested in doesn’t have openings at your level, it’s okay to apply for 1–2 levels higher.
  • Sending them a brief message establishing your interest in the role, why you are a good fit and a resume for their consideration can go a long way.
  • If you don’t know the employee personally, you might want to ask for an introduction or to establish your fit for the company first.

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The Top 5 Tips from my Data Science Job Search

  • In the post-COVID world where many people have even seen offers rescinded, perhaps it’s safer to say you don’t have the job until your first day.
  • Moreover, it’s not unusual to reject your “dream” job because the salary or work is different from what was advertised.
  • I came to learn later that companies liked to set the bar high with their requirements to weed out applications that were obviously not a good fit.
  • I’ve also learned that if a company you are interested in doesn’t have openings at your level, it’s okay to apply for 1–2 levels higher.
  • Sending them a brief message establishing your interest in the role, why you are a good fit and a resume for their consideration can go a long way.
  • If you don’t know the employee personally, you might want to ask for an introduction or to establish your fit for the company first.

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ASX to rise, Wall St lifts on jobs

  • Nonfarm payrolls surged by 4.8 million jobs in June, the largest gain since the government started keeping records in 1939.
  • In a separate report overnight, the Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 55,000 to a seasonally adjusted 1.427 million for the week ended June 27.
  • Hong Kong stocks posted strong gains on Thursday, with the index tracking mainland stocks having its best day in more than three months, after a security law went into effect in the city this week.
  • Australian shares shot higher on Thursday, with Afterpay surging to a new record high and other tech stocks jumping as well, as the sector took a lead from a strong performance in the US tech sector.
  • Australian shares shot higher on Thursday, with Afterpay surging to a new high and other tech stocks climbing as the sector took its lead from the US.

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Lemonade and Accolade open sharply higher as public markets rally

  • Despite today’s bucket of plus-and-minus economic data, stocks are heading higher in regular trading.
  • And among the shares rising the most are today’s two venture-backed IPOs: Lemonade and Accolade.
  • TechCrunch wrote this morning that the firms’ aggressive IPO pricing arcs boded well for the IPO market itself, that investors were willing to price growth-y shares of unprofitable companies with vigor, which could help other companies looking at the public markets get off the sidelines.
  • Expect the regular round of complaints that the firms were mispriced (maybe) and could have charged more from their equity in their public debuts (again, maybe).
  • Pricing above range and then seeing public investors frantically bid your equity higher is much better than the alternatives.
  • How the companies will fare when they report earnings (Q3 is upon us, making Q2’s earnings cycle just around the bend) will help settle their real valuations.

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Large doses of vitamin D may protect you from COVID-19 — but it's also toxic

  • Poor diet in those with heart disease and a sedentary lifestyle away from sunlight contribute to lower blood concentrations of the vitamin, while smoking affects vitamin D and calcium regulation.
  • Many people in these places are at risk of becoming deficient during these six-months unless they get increased levels of the vitamin from their diet or supplements.
  • Low concentration of vitamin D in BAME people in the northern hemisphere may contribute to greater risk, however, infants and children of all ethnic backgrounds who are often vitamin D deficient don’t have a greater risk of COVID-19.
  • We do not yet have a full clear picture of the relationship between vitamin D and COVID-19, but if your blood concentrations are low, or you are shielding out of direct sunlight, it’s never a bad idea to see your doctor about taking supplements – just don’t take too many.

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How to keep your mortgage costs low

  • Property buyers with a $500,000 fixed-rate mortgage could be paying $460 a month more than expected by failing to take into account all the "small print" fees and charges imposed by lenders.
  • Savvy property buyers should be able to use the information to get an even better deal as fixed rates continue being slashed to record lows and discounts of up to 200 basis points are being offered on standard variable loans.
  • Buyers attracted by cheap advertised rates, both for fixed and variable loans, need to check on the small print comparison rates to make sure they are not paying thousands of dollars a year extra in upfront and annual fees.
  • Some of the "headline" rates being offered to borrowers are more than 170 basis points lower than the comparison rate, which includes all the additional fees and charges for setting up and administering the loan, says Canstar.

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