Month: August 2020

Warren Buffett has placed a $6bn contrarian bet on Japan’s five biggest trading houses, the century-old commodity specialists that are increasingly transforming into global venture capital and private equity businesses. Mr Buffett’s move follows an unprecedented $132bn exodus of foreign investment from Japanese equities over the past 32 months on fading optimism about Prime Minister
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Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. Top Stories This Week YFI price soars to $38,800 hitting $1 billion market cap — Can it go higher? Yearn.finance’s founder, Andre Cronje, has warned that YFI tokens are “worthless” — but this hasn’t stopped them from
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DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins speaks during the unveiling of DraftKings headquarters March 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Darren McCollester | Getty Images Stocks are once again at record high levels — with the S&P 500 now up over 21% on a one-year basis. That’s following Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s more-relaxed inflation targeting strategy,
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Coca-Cola (KO) – The beverage giant announced a reorganization which will see the current 17-unit business structure changed to nine business units. The realignment will result in an undetermined number of both involuntary and voluntary job cuts, with Coca-Cola planning to offer voluntary
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Source: Goodfon Instrument The Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEARCA:SOYB) provides investors unleveraged direct exposure to soybeans without the need for a futures account. Therefore, the decision to invest in this fund should be made after analyzing the soybean market. Seasonality The current soybean futures price is above five-year average. But at the same time, the price
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China’s inclusion of new technologies on an export restrictions list could hamper TikTok’s sale in the US, according to state media reports, in the latest ratcheting up of trade tensions between the two countries. China’s Ministry of Commerce revealed late on Friday the government had added items including those related to computing and artificial intelligence
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Piggy bank on floor concept for saving, accounting, banking and business account getty This article was previously published in the August 2020 edition of the Forbes Real Estate Investor We believe that most REITs will survive the pandemic, continue to operate, continue to pay their cumulative preferred dividends, and have minimal impairment. This month we
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Experts asked many questions about the Federal Reserve’s new framework, which averages inflation and will not change monetary policy based on expected inflation, especially why they haven’t been able to hit the benchmark consistently since its January 2012 introduction. “Since the Fed established 2% as its inflation target in January 2012, inflation has been nearly
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Alexei Navalny’s visit to Siberia last week went like most of the trips he has taken across the country to galvanise anger against President Vladimir Putin. Russia’s most popular opposition leader posed for selfies with supporters, took a dip in the Tom river, and evaded a conspicuous tail from Russian secret services. On the flight
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US stocks are poised for the best August since 1986, after the sharp technology-dominated rally since March sent blue chips to a record high. The S&P 500 index is up 6.8 per cent for the month and if the gains hold until trading closes on Monday, that would mark the best August since the index’s
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Charles Hoskinson’s IOHK recently published two Ethereum Classic Improvement Proposals, or ECIPs, meant to help the struggling chain recover after a slew of recent 51% attacks. The first introduced a checkpoint system to prevent the possibility of such attacks, and the second proposed a decentralized treasury — a seemingly divisive idea within the ETC community. Following the recent attacks, a heated
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valentinrussanov | E+ | Getty Images  If the economic havoc from the coronavirus persists, distressed homeowners could find themselves facing a terrifying prospect next year: Foreclosure. The CARES Act, the pandemic relief act that became a law this spring, sought to keep millions of Americans in their homes. In particular, it gave borrowers with federally
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As you can see in the following chart, the Invesco DB Energy ETF (DBE) has continued trading higher on the back of strength in the energy commodities. It is my belief that this trend of recovery in DBE is going to continue. I believe that DBE is supported from both an instrument methodology perspective as
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Shinzo Abe will stand down as prime minister of Japan on Friday evening because of a worsening medical condition, according to his ministers and close aides. His resignation, expected in a press conference at 5pm local time, will end an eight-year term during which Mr Abe brought stability to Japanese politics and became the longest-serving
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Donald Trump will accuse Joe Biden, his Democratic presidential rival, of being soft on crime in a speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday evening, as he addresses the unrest that has erupted in Wisconsin following the latest police shooting of a black man. The president would use his address from the White House
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday praised the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jerome Powell, for updating their approach to monetary policy to help the U.S. economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  “Powell is on the side of the bulls,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  The Fed earlier Thursday said it would be willing to
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