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In everyday conversation, an exchange-traded commodity (ETC) could refer to a commodity exchange-traded fund (ETF), but an ETC is actually a product name for a specific type of security. The term ETC is commonly used in Europe and Australia, where the London Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange provide trading products called ETCs. Most investors
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The Monte Carlo model makes it possible for researchers from all different kinds of professions to run multiple trials, and, thus, to define all the potential outcomes of an event or a decision. In the finance industry, the decision is typically related to an investment. When combined, all of the separate trials create a probability
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Nikola Motor Company Source: Nikola Motor Company Nikola’s entire second quarter revenue of $36,000 was related to solar installations for Executive Chairman Trevor Milton, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “During the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 the Company recorded solar revenues of $0.03 million and $0.04 million,
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Financial statement assertions, also referred to as management assertions, are explicit or implicit assertions a company makes concerning the fundamental accuracy of the information contained in its financial statements: the balance sheet, income statement, and cashflow statement. The financial statement assertions are a company’s official statement that the figures the company is reporting are a
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Senator Elizabeth Warren popularized the so-called “50/20/30 budget rule” (sometimes labeled “50-30-20”) in her book, All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan. The basic rule is to divide up after-tax income and allocate it to spend: 50% on needs, 30% on wants, and socking away 20% to savings. Here, we briefly profile this easy-to-follow
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Nikola Inc. (NKLA) shares rose more than 10% during Monday’s session after Deutsche Bank issued a short-term Buy recommendation ahead of earnings and Executive Chairman Trevor Milton’s partial update on the company’s balance sheet. Deutsche Bank analyst Emmanuel Rosner added the electric vehicle maker to the firm’s short-term “Catalyst Call Buy List” ahead of its
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The Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck is displayed during an unveiling event in Lordstown, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Matthew Hatcher | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of DiamondPeak Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company, jumped more than 20% during premarket trading on Monday after the company announced that it will
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Impairment occurs when a business asset suffers a depreciation in fair market value in excess of the book value of the asset on the company’s financial statements. Under the U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, assets that are considered “impaired” must be recognized as a loss on an income statement. Key Takeaways Impairment occurs
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As trading becomes more accessible, as a result of the proliferation of online and discount brokerage firms, more people are participating in the stock market. However, as an individual or sole proprietor, traders cannot take advantage of some of the tax advantages and asset protection strategies that are available to companies. Working as an independent
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Getty Images A majority of companies has now reported their earnings, revealing the winners and losers from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Although many companies failed to meet analyst expectations, there are some notable exceptions. And with these fresh insights, analysts are reviewing their short-term and long-term take on the stocks they cover. In this unprecedented
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Labor unions have existed in the United States since the birth of the country. A labor union is an association of workers that is formed to protect and further their rights and interests. The formation of a labor union–or a trade union–allows for an organized group of workers to come together to make decisions about
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Weighted Average vs. FIFO vs. LIFO: An Overview When it comes time for businesses to account for their inventory, businesses may use the following three primary accounting methodologies: Weighted average cost accounting Last in, first out (LIFO) accounting First in, first out (FIFO) accounting Each of these three methodologies relies on a different method of
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning tweet that suggested delaying the November election could cause problems for equity investors.  “It sows chaos, and chaos is bad for the stock market,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  Dow futures extended their fall slightly in the wake of Trump’s tweet. They then made
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Healthcare is expensive. In addition to rent or mortgage payments, healthcare costs can be one of the biggest monthly budget items for many individuals. Paying medical bills can be a financial burden and a significant challenge. To help consumers address this challenge, a variety of well-known lenders and healthcare companies–including GE Capital, JPMorgan Chase, CitiGroup,
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These two brokers have some fundamental differences, one being among the most established discount online brokers while the other is a relative upstart. Fidelity continues to evolve as a major force in the online brokerage space. Fidelity’s brokerage service took our top spot overall in both our 2019 and 2020 Best Online Brokers Awards, as the
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Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway David A. Grogan | CNBC Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway this week again added to his already-enormous stake in Bank of America at a time when the coronavirus pandemic dampens the economic outlook and interest rates hold near record lows. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed Buffett’s
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The health care sector includes companies that produce medical goods, such as drugs and medical devices, and companies that provide medical services, such as health insurance or hospital administration. Here are the 10 biggest health care companies based on 12-month trailing (TTM) revenue as of March 24, 2020. This list is limited to companies which
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During its third quarter earnings results on Thursday Apple said that the company’s shareholders approved a four-for-one stock split. Stock splits are cosmetic, meaning they do not change anything about a company’s underlying fundamentals. They can lead to renewed interest from smaller investors by making the shares — which are now cheaper — more accessible.
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Corporations and consumers globally use semiconductors—small conductors of electricity also known as semis or chips—in a millions of devices, including space vehicles, car computers, smartphones, medical equipment, appliances, and more. As electronic devices proliferate, companies that manufacture semiconductors continue to prosper. These companies tend to be driven by the goal of producing smaller, cheaper, and
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Unlikely as it may seem, there are some beneficiaries who prefer not to receive inherited assets. The reasons vary: Often the beneficiary would like the assets—such as a traditional or Roth IRA or other inherited retirement plan—to be given to someone else. Other times the intended beneficiary does not want to be taxed on the assets.
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For most investors, a safe and sound retirement is priority number one. The bulk of many people’s assets go into accounts dedicated to that purpose. However, living off your investments once you finally retire can be as challenging as saving for a comfortable retirement. Most withdrawal methods call for a combination of spending interest income
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Key Takeaways Adjusted EPS was $0.18 vs the $0.16 analysts expected. Gross margin rose in line with expectations. Revenue also matched expectations as AMD grew despite global economic troubles. What Happened AMD announced its Q2 2020 earnings on July 28, 2020, and reported slightly higher-than-expected profits. While its revenue and gross margin matched what analysts
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23 The current New York City Recovery Index, out of a possible score of 100. New York City was among the hardest hit cities in the world by the COVID-19 pandemic. The concentration of population, front line workers, and use of public transit are all factors in how heavily it was struck by the virus.
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer urged investors Monday to remain cautious about the length of time it takes to develop a successful coronavirus vaccine, saying that Massachusetts-based biotech firm Moderna may be painting too rosy of a picture.  “It’s not a simple case. You don’t just say, ‘Hey, look at this. These people didn’t get Covid over a couple weeks.’
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