Month: November 2020

3G Capital, which invests alongside Warren Buffett, is seeking to hold on to its investors’ money for longer as coronavirus uncertainty and sky-high valuations delay its next megadeal, say people briefed about the matter. The Brazilian-US investment group behind Kraft Heinz, Burger King and Tim Hortons has been on the hunt for a megadeal ever
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A margin account lets you leverage your buying power and buy more stocks than you could with your available cash by taking on a loan from your broker. The stocks purchased themselves are then held as collateral by the brokerage firm. The brokerage firm and the investor must follow many rules when buying securities on margin. The
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Illinois will borrow $2 billion through the Federal Reserve’s short-term lending program that expires at the end of the year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday. The state had been weighing how much to tap of the $5 billion in authority granted by state lawmakers in the spring when they signed off on the $43 billion
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Today’s seesaw markets can be worrisome to investors saving for retirement. Watching account values rise and fall can cause you to feel anxious about your simplified employee pension (SEP) plan. However, your SEP has more advantages than disadvantages, even during times of market volatility. Key Takeaways A simplified employee pension (SEP) is a type of individual retirement
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Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a full pardon to Michael Flynn, his former national security advisor who pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about conversations with the Russian ambassador. “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I
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This year has been a challenging one, as financial advisors and their clients have had to navigate unprecedented issues. As we near the Thanksgiving holiday, we asked several of our top advisors to share what has been most meaningful for them this year and how it has shaped their professional outlook. “I’m incredibly grateful for
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Richard Newstead | Moment | Getty Images Drones have arrived on Wall Street. Goldman Sachs, the world’s top mergers advisor, is among investment banks using drone technology to give its clients a bird’s-eye view of the companies they are bidding on, according to Stephan Feldgoise, the firm’s global co-head of mergers and acquisitions. After Covid-19
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First-time applications for unemployment benefits rose to 778,000 last week, the latest worrying sign of waning momentum in the US labour market as it grapples with a new wave of coronavirus cases and fading fiscal support. The increase of 30,000 in weekly jobless claims came alongside a slight decrease in claims for federal pandemic unemployment
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If it seems like free checking accounts are becoming a thing of the past, you’re not totally wrong. A number of large banks have either given them up altogether or started charging a fee if your account balance doesn’t exceed a minimum level. Bank of America was the latest domino to fall. In January, it
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Black Friday is the name given to the first day after Thanksgiving. It is one of the most important retail and spending events in the United States. Every holiday season prognosticators make predictions about the level of sales on Black Friday, and investor confidence may be affected by whether or not those expectations are met or
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Now that it’s been given a new lease on life after the passage of Proposition 14, a statewide $5.5 billion ballot measure, California’s bond-funded stem cell research agency will re-write its budget. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine was created in 2004 when voters approve Proposition 71, allocating $3 billion in general obligation bond proceeds
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The utilities sector encompasses all companies whose core business involves producing, generating, or distributing basic utilities: gas, electricity, and water. The average debt-to-equity ratio, or D/E ratio, for the utilities sector in the first quarter of 2020 was 0.08. In the fourth quarter of 2018, it reached .15, which was enough for Moody’s Investors Service
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Donald Trump said on Monday his administration would begin co-operating with Joe Biden’s transition team, bowing to Republican pressure to start the transfer of power even as he vowed to continue contesting his election loss. The president’s statement, which stopped short of a formal concession, came after a Michigan board certified the state’s election results
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The Simplified Employee Pension IRA (SEP IRA) offered by the Vanguard Group is considered one of the best individual retirement account (IRA) products available. Though SEP IRAs are a popular retirement savings vehicle and are offered by many different financial institutions, the Vanguard SEP IRA offers a unique combination of affordability, diverse investment options, high-quality customer
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