Contractors raise a wall while working on a new home under construction in Dublin, California. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. homebuilders are loving today’s lower mortgage rates, which are bringing buyers back and boosting sales. Builder confidence in the single-family market jumped three points in October to 71 on the National
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Note: This report was released to members 2 weeks ago. Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup The Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup will be put out at the start of each week to summarize recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on
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Option Basics: -Options are contracts -You pay a premium for them -You are able to buy or sell stock -1 option = 100 shares -They expire the third Friday of the month you purchase them for -Strike price = expiration price -You pay a premium -The option gets traded and sold versus the stock -Most
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Managing your money and the risk attached to investing it is one of the basics in trading. One that is often overlooked by traders. It’s not only about guessing the right direction, identifying the right support and resistance levels and timing but also about measuring confidence and taking into account targets and capabilities. David goes
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One of Thomas Cook’s most valuable assets — its take-off and landing slots at London’s Gatwick airport — has attracted bids from several rival airlines ahead of an initial deadline. The 178-year-old travel company’s airport slots are expected to trigger a bidding war, with offers received from carriers including easyJet, IAG, the owner of British
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The company that holds the store leases of camera retailer Jessops has filed for administration in a bid to restructure its obligations and cut its outgoings, according to people briefed on the matter. JR Prop manages the leases for Jessops under a structure similar to that used by the sub-brands of fashion retailer Arcadia. It
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The demise of Neil Woodford’s investment empire marks a watershed in the history of UK fund management. After being fired as manager of the flagship Woodford Equity Income Fund on Monday by its administrator, the ex-star manager quit the two remaining funds that bear his name. Few investors will be as trusting again in the
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Negotiators in Brussels were racing to settle the terms of a revised Brexit deal on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson battled to win support from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist party and hardline Eurosceptic Conservative MPs. By early evening EU and UK negotiators in Brussels had managed to resolve their differences on a host of issues related to the Irish border
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Catalonia erupted this week after a Spanish Supreme Court decision to jail a group of separatist leaders for their part in organising an illegal independence referendum. The regional government attacked the sentences and thousands took to the streets in protest. Katie Martin discusses what happens next, with Daniel Dombey, FT correspondent in Madrid. Contributors: Katie Martin,
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A cabinet minister has insisted that Boris Johnson had no role in selecting a company run by his friend Jennifer Arcuri for a UK government contract, as questions swirl about the propriety of the award. Hacker House, a company set up by Ms Arcuri, received a £100,000 award in February this year from the Cyber
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Customers of Hargreaves Lansdown have heavily criticised the UK’s biggest online funds supermarket after almost 300,000 of them were caught in the collapse of Woodford Investment Management. Hargreaves had championed funds from Neil Woodford, the UK’s best-known money manager, who on Tuesday announced he was closing his company after being fired from his own flagship
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Boris Johnson would prefer to govern in poetry, but on Wednesday he was given a stark reminder, as he tried to push a Brexit deal over the line, that he had no alternative but to govern in prose. “We are not quite at the summit,” he told Conservative MPs in a five-minute speech in a
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Many individual investors trust their money with large securities firms or investment dealers. Large brokerage firms typically have thousands of employees. The most recognized firms give investors confidence that a seasoned team of professionals manages their investments. However, we usually only interact with a single employee, such as our investment advisor or broker. So how
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Entrepreneur Brent Hoberman is to launch an alternative MBA programme offering free tuition and paid internships with some of Europe’s fastest-growing tech start-ups. The Founders Academy’s nine-month study and coaching programme will be led by practising entrepreneurs rather than academic staff and use an east London co-working office space as its campus. The aim is
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Business school graduates need an additional qualification: thick hides. Critics say Master of Business Administration stands for “Mediocre But Arrogant”. Entrepreneurs can be particularly snarky. A Silicon Valley boss once claimed $250,000 should be deducted from the value of a start-up for every MBA employed. Business schools are trying to become hipper. They have poured
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London’s Imperial College Business School has become the latest academic institution to launch a student-run investment fund, where scholars pit their wits against professional asset managers.* Student-managed funds, which take academic theory from the lecture theatre and put it to work in the markets, are popular in the US, with initiatives at several business schools,
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Every Saturday, MBA students at Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, have an hour-long one-on-one session with a psychotherapist. There are no couches in the rooms used for therapy, but Janet Hewetson, who runs this personal development elective, makes the space less formal. She pushes the white table normally separating students and professors
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Jonathan Moules, Business Education Correspondent, in London October 15, 2019 Print this page British institutions have bucked a global downturn in demand for MBAs, suggesting the UK’s hostile immigration regime and political turmoil over Brexit have failed to deter prospective students. Worldwide applications for business masters degrees fell 3.1 per cent in the last academic
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Market Moves As stocks broke higher to kick off earnings season, investors shrugged off a mixed bag of earnings reports from the financial sector and focused on big tech companies. With the Nasdaq 100 index (NDX) closing 1.28% higher, many tech stocks broke out to all-time high prices. Among the stocks that broke through previous
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The best thing about investing strategies is that they’re flexible. If you choose one and it doesn’t suit your risk tolerance or schedule, you can certainly make changes. But be forewarned: doing so can be expensive. Every purchase carries a fee. More importantly, selling assets can create a realized capital gain. These gains are taxable
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