Have you ever heard coworkers talking around the water cooler about a hot tip on a bond? No, we didn’t think so. Tracking bonds can often be about as thrilling as watching the grass grow, whereas watching stocks can have some investors as excited as NFL fans during the Super Bowl. However, don’t let the
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A house for sale in Sarasota, Florida Scott Mlyn | CNBC  Thanksgiving week isn’t usually a popular time for homebuying, but most economic numbers this year are incomparable, especially in the pandemic-spiked housing market.  Mortgage applications to purchase a home jumped 9% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally
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Municipal yields held steady on AAA benchmarks Thursday amid choppy trading that veered toward sideways as inflows, rich muni/U.S. Treasury ratios and not enough new paper have become status quo in the market. Municipals are decoupled from U.S. Treasuries, which can clearly be seen in rich ratios (the 10-year muni as low as 70% of
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Talks on an EU-UK trade deal hit a major obstacle on Thursday evening as British officials accused France of making new demands at the eleventh hour, leaving an agreement hanging in the balance. Emmanuel Macron, French president, wants to preserve a substantial chunk of existing fishing rights for the French fleet in British waters after
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Bitcoin prices are up 300% since March, showing a dramatic breakout even as other markets have gone lower. With bitcoin holding 66% of the total crypto market cap, experts point to bitcoin’s maturity as one reason for its strength. Bitcoin has rallied over 75% since early September. During that same time period, both gold and
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Travel Rewards Credit Cards Pexels As summer travel heats up, it’s an opportune time to consider a rewards credit card. Here’s what you need to know and how to choose the best rewards credit cards. What Are The Major Types of Rewards Credit Cards? There are several types of rewards credit cards, including cash back
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Congress has passed legislation that would force Chinese companies to delist from American exchanges unless they comply with US accounting rules. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the bill, which could affect companies from China Telecom to Alibaba, following Senate passage in May. Donald Trump is expected to sign the legislation, which has benefited
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At the end of the second quarter 2018, the United States’ trade deficit increased to its highest level since 2008. This was due to a steady rise in imports that was, in turn, fueled by strong domestic demand. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. trade deficit reached $63.9 billion in September 2020, down $3.2 billion
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Chinese state-backed funds are still scouring the US for investments in critical technologies despite stiffer restrictions on such deals, prompting bipartisan concern in Washington over the national security implications. Pixelworks, Black Sesame Technologies and LightIC Technologies, three companies in the sensitive US semiconductor sector, have attracted investment in recent months from some of China’s so-called
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With home ownership seemingly out of reach for many young people today, parents may wonder whether they should just give their house to their children at some point? It might be a consideration, for example, if the parents plan to downsize to a new condo or make a former vacation home their full-time residence. However,
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E*TRADE and TD Ameritrade have followed similar paths over the last three decades, all the way up to being acquired in October 2020. Their track records of trustworthiness and efficient order execution date back to the advent of online trading in the early 1990s. These financial powerhouses have grown exponentially in customer base and service
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Municipals outperformed Treasuries as yields rose 10 basis points on the UST 10- and 30-year on talk of a potential stimulus deal and equities hit all-time highs. Secondary trading held municipal yields steady while Illinois’ highway deal priced and re-priced five to nine basis points lower and New York City Municipal Water Authority offered bonds
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After blazing trails for nearly 40 years, E*TRADE has grown into a financial powerhouse with a huge customer base and a broad product lineup. It provides comprehensive trading, investment, and research services aimed at active traders and investors. Morgan Stanley’s acquisition of E*TRADE closed October 2, 2020. Account Minimum: $0 Fees: Maximum $0.005 per share for
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Credit Suisse has named António Horta-Osório as its next chairman, picking the outgoing chief executive of Lloyds Bank to help steer the lender through the fallout from the coronavirus crisis. Mr Horta-Osório will start at Credit Suisse at the end of April, the bank said in a statement on Tuesday. Urs Rohner, the Swiss lender’s
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