Month: November 2020

Joe Biden, the US president-elect, on Monday unveiled an economic team that sought to balance experienced Democratic policymakers who will be well-received by markets and business with more progressive economists. The nominees included Janet Yellen, the former Fed chair, as Treasury secretary, and Neera Tanden, a former senior aide to Hillary Clinton and president of
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or simply the Dow, hit a historical high of 30,000 points last week. While the number is a psychological barrier at best, the most important point of this milestone is how rapidly the blue-chip index has recovered from March lows, going on a run of over 60% in 2020.
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Hong Kong vs. Mainland China: An Overview “The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an inalienable part of the People’s Republic of China.” – Article 1, Basic Law “The National People’s Congress authorizes the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to exercise a high degree of autonomy and enjoy executive, legislative and independent judicial power, including that
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As concerns about the Trump trade continue to rise, investors are pouring money into Emerging Market ETFs. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/VWO/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID IShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/EEM/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID IShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/IEMG/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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COVID-19 related curbs on economic activity in Massachusetts triggered a downgrade on Wednesday from S&P Global Ratings, which lowered its rating on the commonwealth’s Series 2004 special obligation dedicated tax revenue bonds and Series 2005 revenue refunding bonds two notches to BBB-plus from A. The outlook is negative. “The downgrade reflects a significant drop in
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The Asia-Pacific region enjoys stability as a whole, and broad and multiple forms of regional cooperation has produced market results. – Wu Bangguo The iShares Asia 50 ETF (NASDAQ:AIA) enables prospective investors to dabble with 50 of the largest Asian stocks. In this article, I will highlight some of the good and bad aspects of
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PayPal has been around since 1998 when it emerged as a safe and secure way to pay for purchases on eBay. If PayPal wasn’t as safe or safer to use than a credit card, cash, or a check, it would have been consigned to the rubbish heap of dead websites long ago. In fact, it
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An investor is issued a share certificate, also known as a stock certificate, when they buy shares of a publicly-traded company. The share certificate serves as a receipt for the stock purchase. The certificate includes important details about the investor’s stock ownership such as the number of shares purchased. But exactly how important is it
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New York apartment owners are open to generous concessions to renters getty Here’s The “2020 State of the American Renter Report” from Zumper.com, the largest privately held rental marketplace in the United States. This year’s report included Zumper’s 2020 Annual Renter Survey Results and 2020 US Rental Market Analysis. It’s no surprise that the country’s rental market
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The UK is poised to become the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, with the independent regulator set to grant approval within days. Deliveries of the vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer would begin within hours of the authorisation, according to government officials. The first injections could take place from December 7. The
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Impact investing is a major topic on investors’ radar screen, boasting huge growth, and widespread acceptance among those seeking to align their portfolios with their personal values. But impact investing has always been more than a fad. Key Takeaways Socially responsible investing’s origins in the United States began in the 18th century with Methodism, a
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It has taken just 10 months, in UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s flamboyant assessment, for “the scientific cavalry” to arrive. When three groups announced in quick succession this month that the vaccines they had developed against Covid-19 had proved highly effective in clinical trials, the news offered not only a blazing ray of hope for a
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Major stock exchanges, like the Nasdaq, are exclusive clubs—their reputations rest on the companies they trade. As such, the Nasdaq won’t allow just any company to be traded on its exchange. Only companies with a solid history and top-notch management behind them are considered. The Nasdaq has four sets of listing requirements. Each company must meet
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell are seated to testify before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Federal Reserve could provide clues
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Demonstrators display signs calling for an end to evictions and foreclosures during a rally at Boston Housing Court outside the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse on Oct. 29, 2020. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds, raising alarm
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Federal Reserve officials discussed providing more guidance on their bond-buying strategy during their Nov. 4-5 policy meeting. “Many participants judged that the Committee might want to enhance its guidance for asset purchases fairly soon,” according to meeting minutes published Wednesday by the Fed. In addition, “most participants judged that the guidance for asset purchases should
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Global stocks were on track for their best month on record on Friday, propelled by a series of Covid-19 vaccine breakthroughs and optimism over Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election. MSCI’s index of developed and emerging markets is up almost 13 per cent so far in November with a slim gain of 0.1
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