Month: November 2020

COVID-19 related curbs on economic activity in Massachusetts triggered a downgrade on Wednesday from S&P Global Ratings, which lowered its rating on the commonwealth’s Series 2004 special obligation dedicated tax revenue bonds and Series 2005 revenue refunding bonds two notches to BBB-plus from A. The outlook is negative. “The downgrade reflects a significant drop in
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As concerns about the Trump trade continue to rise, investors are pouring money into Emerging Market ETFs. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/VWO/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID IShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/EEM/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID IShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/IEMG/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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Source: Goodfon Instrument The VanEck Vectors Russia ETF (BATS:RSX) is a fund that offers exposure to equities from Russia, which include publicly-traded companies that are incorporated in Russia or that are incorporated outside of Russia but have at least 50% of their revenues/related assets in Russia. Source: VanEck Source: TradingView Note: The RTS Index is
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New York apartment owners are open to generous concessions to renters getty Here’s The “2020 State of the American Renter Report” from Zumper.com, the largest privately held rental marketplace in the United States. This year’s report included Zumper’s 2020 Annual Renter Survey Results and 2020 US Rental Market Analysis. It’s no surprise that the country’s rental market
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The UK is poised to become the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, with the independent regulator set to grant approval within days. Deliveries of the vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer would begin within hours of the authorisation, according to government officials. The first injections could take place from December 7. The
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It has taken just 10 months, in UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s flamboyant assessment, for “the scientific cavalry” to arrive. When three groups announced in quick succession this month that the vaccines they had developed against Covid-19 had proved highly effective in clinical trials, the news offered not only a blazing ray of hope for a
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell are seated to testify before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Federal Reserve could provide clues
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Demonstrators display signs calling for an end to evictions and foreclosures during a rally at Boston Housing Court outside the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse on Oct. 29, 2020. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds, raising alarm
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Federal Reserve officials discussed providing more guidance on their bond-buying strategy during their Nov. 4-5 policy meeting. “Many participants judged that the Committee might want to enhance its guidance for asset purchases fairly soon,” according to meeting minutes published Wednesday by the Fed. In addition, “most participants judged that the guidance for asset purchases should
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Global stocks were on track for their best month on record on Friday, propelled by a series of Covid-19 vaccine breakthroughs and optimism over Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election. MSCI’s index of developed and emerging markets is up almost 13 per cent so far in November with a slim gain of 0.1
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