The investment landscape can be extremely dynamic and ever-evolving. But those who take the time to understand the basic principles and the different asset classes stand to gain significantly over the long haul. The first step is learning to distinguish different types of investments and what rung each occupies on the “risk ladder.” Key Takeaways
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The young leader of Austria’s conservative People’s party, Sebastian Kurz, is to return to the chancellorship as the world’s youngest head of government in a new coalition with the country’s resurgent Green party.  A deal between the People’s party — which won 37.5 per cent of the vote in late September’s snap election — and
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On today’s holiday episode of Markets Daily, we celebrate the new year with a classic song from the early days of bitcoin, written and performed by my good friend John Barrett. “Ode to Satoshi” may be purchased from CD-Baby or streamed on YouTube. Disclosure Read More The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives
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As I discussed recently on the Peter Leeds YouTube channel, I believe that 2020 will be the year that debt starts to matter again. In other words, as debt levels continue to surge and interest rates become too high to cover, we’ll see a wave of bankruptcies occurring not only among consumers but on the
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The world’s largest listed oil producer has the world’s largest carbon footprint. Yet it is set to do less than smaller peers to contain global warming. Saudi Aramco has not set any obvious reduction targets. Its leadership in the Opec cartel hands it an inherent limit on production plus it has very low costs. This
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Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge Laura Taylor Swain extended the mediation and stay periods for Puerto Rico’s central government debt by about a month. Swain issued her order Friday afternoon in Puerto Rico District Court. Mediation Team Leader Barbara Houser said that mediation has recently been “productive” and should be given more time. On Dec. 23
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin                                        Miami Skyline with palm trees Getty Art is fast becoming Miami’s must-have amenity in luxury real estate. Miami developers and real estate agents are targeting art collectors as buyers for their new oceanfront condominium towers and multi-million dollar homes.  It’s not surprising Miami is home
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2019 was a dynamic and unpredictable year across the investing and financial services landscapes. With a boatload of uncertainties still adrift in this new year and decade, expect 2020 to be just as tumultuous. Still, it’s a great time to be an investor and a market participant.  Here’s how major asset classes performed in 2019:
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The US national security adviser has warned that any North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test would complicate negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang aimed at denuclearising the Korean peninsula. In an interview with the Financial Times as Pyongyang ratcheted up its bellicose rhetoric ahead of a New Year speech by Kim Jong Un, North Korean dictator,
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at COP 24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Katowice, Poland on 5 December, 2018. Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images Investing for climate change had been a niche on Wall Street, often generating sub-par returns, but in the coming
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For decades, income-minded investors have searched for the best dividend stocks out there. In my experience, the main criteria to look for when betting on great dividend stocks are a history of strong fundamentals, increasing dividend distributions over time, great entry points (technicals), and a history of bullish trading activity in the shares. The hallmark
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In the roadside bars of New Billy, a sprawling slum in Malabo, people drink Castel beer and steer clear of politics. “They try to make Malabo like Dubai but that’s not reality — this is the real Malabo,” said one resident of Equatorial Guinea’s capital, pointing to the stream of sewage running down the rutted
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Aerial view of Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail in northern Nebraska, on a trestle over Long Pine … [+] Creek, along the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail Getty Twelve months after announcing the Great American Rail-Trail initiative, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) shared news this month that nearly $13 million has been secured for
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Libra, the much-scrutinized proposed cryptocurrency from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has “failed in its current form,” according to Swiss President and Finance Minister Ueli Maurer. Swiss President Critical of Libra Basket Maurer, who is in the final days of his year-long term as President of the Swiss Confederation, was speaking to the country’s national TV network SRF
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Bolivia’s caretaker government said it would expel the Mexican ambassador and two Spanish diplomats, ratcheting up tensions over Mexico’s decision to grant asylum to allies of former president Evo Morales.  An estimated nine people are believed to be holed up in the Mexican residence in La Paz, among them a former aide to Mr Morales,
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