Month: January 2020

Municipal bond investors looking for yield turned their focus to the Midwest on Wednesday as deals coming out of Chicago looked likely to satisfy their appetite, for now. Primary marketChicago (NR/BBB+/BBB-/A) hit the market Wednesday with the general obligation bond piece of its planned refunding deal that totals about $1.5 billion. JPMorgan Securities tentatively priced
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Transitioning from military to civilian life can be a daunting process. There are many changes people need to consider, including what this means for their finances. It can be easy for credit card users to overlook the changes in the terms that were issued during active service. For example, many of the benefits included in the Servicemembers Civil Relief
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It seems as if every American politician and talking head is expressing concern about the huge amount of debt that the U.S. government owes Chinese lenders. The Chinese do own a lot of U.S. debt — about $1.1 trillion as of late 2019. Breaking Down Ownership of US Debt By mid-2017, the total amount of official
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Netflix (NFLX) is the dominant company in the on-demand media industry, with 151 million paying subscribers around the world. By creating compelling original programming, analyzing its user data to serve subscribers better, and above all by letting people consume content in the ways they prefer, Netflix disrupted the television industry and forced cable companies to
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Market Moves Although the Nasdaq 100 index (represented by the QQQ ETF) closed lower by 0.39%, it still seemed to continue its upward trend. The index’s lowest price for the day was incrementally higher than the lowest prices of the past several days, creating a clear upward trend in the price action. The chart below
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OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (OGI) shares soared 25% in after-hours trading on Tuesday afternoon after the company reported better-than-expected first quarter financial results. Revenue rose 102.2% to $25.15 million, beating consensus estimates by $10.24 million, while the company broke even on an earnings per share (EPS) basis, beating consensus estimates that projected a loss for the
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With the spark in geopolitical tensions to start 2020, much of the attention of active traders has been on the cybersecurity sector. As stories of potential cyber threats that continue to dominate media headlines clearly illustrate, the underlying demand for cybersecurity solutions is increasing and will likely remain strong for the decades to come. In
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Kathy Murphy, President of Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments aims to make financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. Fidelity knows that hiring and retaining women at all stages of their careers is essential in achieving this mission and providing all of their customers with the best possible experience.
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If you need help paying for college, private student loans can help fill the gap that federal financial aid doesn’t cover. Most college students don’t earn a lot of money, nor do they have lengthy credit histories, so many private loan lenders encourage applicants to have a cosigner on their application. In fact, the Consumer
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Market Moves Although the S&P 500 index (SPX) closed higher on the day, so did the Volatility Index (VIX). This dynamic usually implies that market makers see risk lurking in the shadows and need to increase option prices in order to compensate for it. The combination of rising volatility prices with rising index prices has
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This past April at the Karowe mine in Botswana, in an open pit sliced hundreds of metres into the earth’s crust, the mining company Lucara recovered a 1,758-carat rough diamond — the second-largest found in a century. Louis Vuitton, the 166-year-old French luxury house known for its leather handbags and the jewel of Bernard Arnault’s
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When JPMorgan Chase posted dramatically better quarterly results this week than Goldman Sachs, it illustrated just why Goldman boss David Solomon is planning to make his company more JPMorgan-like.  JPMorgan, the biggest US bank by assets, on Tuesday boasted the highest ever annual earnings of a bank anywhere, after increasing net income by 21 per
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The illusion of constitutional propriety matters to President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Elections, parliaments, courts and other attributes of a law-based state add something more than ornamental to the Putin system. No one knows better than Russians themselves that their elections are not truly competitive, their national legislature does the Kremlin’s bidding and their courts
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When US trade negotiators arrived in Beijing in May 2018 for their first round of talks with vice-premier Liu He, they presented him with a strongly worded list of demands outlining their objectives. Chinese officials thought the tone of the complaint was insulting and would garner them sympathy at home and internationally, according to people
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