Month: August 2020

Joe Biden accused Donald Trump of stoking violent unrest in US cities in a speech that lambasted the “lawlessness” of rioters and looters as he sought to neuter the President’s law-and-order message in the final stretch of the election campaign. Mr Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, delivered an address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Monday, in
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Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved: An Overview Most real estate buyers have heard that they need to pre-qualify or be pre-approved for a mortgage if they’re looking to buy a property. These are two key steps in the mortgage application process. Some people use the terms interchangeably, but there are important differences that every homebuyer should understand.
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Bullish momentum present in the precious metals markets has been undeniable in its strength and the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA: GDXJ) has rallied by more than 200% since the fund hit its recent lows on March 13th, 2020. Generally speaking, these are the types of performances that tend to force investors into
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Warren Buffett has placed a $6bn contrarian bet on Japan’s five biggest trading houses, the century-old commodity specialists that are increasingly transforming into global venture capital and private equity businesses. Mr Buffett’s move follows an unprecedented $132bn exodus of foreign investment from Japanese equities over the past 32 months on fading optimism about Prime Minister
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A master of business administration (MBA) degree is one of the most sought-after degrees for professionals looking to scale the corporate ladder, no matter whether they are in the business industry or a different one. While completing this degree, MBA candidates can make themselves even more employable by pursuing secondary degrees to complement an MBA.
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DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins speaks during the unveiling of DraftKings headquarters March 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Darren McCollester | Getty Images Stocks are once again at record high levels — with the S&P 500 now up over 21% on a one-year basis. That’s following Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s more-relaxed inflation targeting strategy,
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Coca-Cola (KO) – The beverage giant announced a reorganization which will see the current 17-unit business structure changed to nine business units. The realignment will result in an undetermined number of both involuntary and voluntary job cuts, with Coca-Cola planning to offer voluntary
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China’s inclusion of new technologies on an export restrictions list could hamper TikTok’s sale in the US, according to state media reports, in the latest ratcheting up of trade tensions between the two countries. China’s Ministry of Commerce revealed late on Friday the government had added items including those related to computing and artificial intelligence
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As you can see in the following chart, the Invesco DB Energy ETF (DBE) has continued trading higher on the back of strength in the energy commodities. It is my belief that this trend of recovery in DBE is going to continue. I believe that DBE is supported from both an instrument methodology perspective as
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The S&P 500 Index is a market-capitalization-weighted index of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. It is widely regarded as the best gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. Some of the largest companies in the index include Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Facebook Inc. (FB), and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). The S&P 500’s total return
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Huawei is focusing on its budding cloud business, which still has access to US chips despite the sanctions against the company, to secure its survival. The Chinese group’s cloud computing business, which sells computing power and storage to companies, including giving them access to AI, is far behind Alibaba and Tencent, the market leaders in
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Piggy bank on floor concept for saving, accounting, banking and business account getty This article was previously published in the August 2020 edition of the Forbes Real Estate Investor We believe that most REITs will survive the pandemic, continue to operate, continue to pay their cumulative preferred dividends, and have minimal impairment. This month we
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Experts asked many questions about the Federal Reserve’s new framework, which averages inflation and will not change monetary policy based on expected inflation, especially why they haven’t been able to hit the benchmark consistently since its January 2012 introduction. “Since the Fed established 2% as its inflation target in January 2012, inflation has been nearly
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Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) reports second quarter 2020 earnings after Tuesday’s closing bell, with analysts looking for a profit of $0.67 per share on $4.90 billion in revenue. The stock sold off 8% after beating top- and bottom-line estimates by small margins in May but recovered in June and broke out to an all-time high in
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US stocks are poised for the best August since 1986, after the sharp technology-dominated rally since March sent blue chips to a record high. The S&P 500 index is up 6.8 per cent for the month and if the gains hold until trading closes on Monday, that would mark the best August since the index’s
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Want to study in Australia? We have both good and bad news. Australia is one of the 10 most sought-after destinations for U.S. students who go abroad. And there are a few very good reasons. Many of its universities rank among the world’s top 100, and the country is home to a number of the
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Alexei Navalny’s visit to Siberia last week went like most of the trips he has taken across the country to galvanise anger against President Vladimir Putin. Russia’s most popular opposition leader posed for selfies with supporters, took a dip in the Tom river, and evaded a conspicuous tail from Russian secret services. On the flight
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valentinrussanov | E+ | Getty Images  If the economic havoc from the coronavirus persists, distressed homeowners could find themselves facing a terrifying prospect next year: Foreclosure. The CARES Act, the pandemic relief act that became a law this spring, sought to keep millions of Americans in their homes. In particular, it gave borrowers with federally
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