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Photo Source: Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, wearing a face mask, testifies before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee during a hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve response to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. For
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After using the price-to-book ratio and the Zacks Rank to find value stocks, Tracey Ryniec profiles her top pick: Carnival Corporation (CCL). Carnival Corporation: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/CCL?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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People pass by the Salesforce Tower and Salesforce.com offices in New York City, March 7, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters What seemed like a few decades ago, I mean in February, people used to occasionally ask “How’s business?” Despite usually responding, “Fine, thanks,” I would often think of the inquiry as two-part. One, and probably
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to inject elements of uncertainty into the financial markets, investors seem to be testing various assets in order to identify the instruments that are most likely to possess safe haven qualities. Since May 2020, valuations in the Invesco CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEARCA:FXE) have risen by over 5.5% and these moves
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On May 11, 2020, Bitcoin successfully executed its third block reward halving. Bitcoin halving events usually occur every four years, and the first and the second events took place in 2012 and 2016, respectively. Since miners’ rewards for verifying blockchain transactions are usually trimmed by 50% following a halving event, past events have forced miners
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Pedestrians walk past commercial real estate in Manhattan. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Delinquencies in commercial mortgage-backed securities last month had their largest one-month surge since Fitch Ratings began tracking the metric nearly 16 years ago. The delinquency rate hit 3.59% in June, an increase from 1.46% in May. New delinquencies totaled $10.8
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Lipper’s fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) suffered net negative flows of $31.3 billion for the fund-flows trading week ended Wednesday, July 1. The net outflows were attributable to money market funds (-$28.0 billion) and equity funds (-$10.0 billion). Money market funds have had net money leave for seven consecutive weeks while
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Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway is finally pulling the trigger. The conglomerate is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. Including the assumption of debt, the deal totals almost $10 billion. It’s the first major purchase from Berkshire since the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market collapse in March.
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Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the PIMCO High Income Fund (PHK) as an investment option at its current market price. This is a fund I have avoided for years, despite regularly buying and recommending other PIMCO CEFs. As we move into the second half of 2020, I continue to see
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Fracking giant Chesapeake Energy’s bankruptcy filing comes following a financial mess at the company that included no budgets, a massive wine collection and a nine-figure bill for parking garages, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. CEO Robert D. “Doug” Lawler found in examining the company’s books a $110 million bill for two parking garages, Faber reported
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: McDonald’s (MCD) – McDonald’s halted further reopenings of dine-in service at its restaurants, postponing them by three weeks due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. Restaurants, where dine-in service had already resumed, will be allowed to continue offering it if their local jurisdictions
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Tourists pass by a homeless man sitting on Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California on June 12, 2020. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images Eviction moratoriums nationwide are set to expire later this month, potentially thrusting tens of thousands of people into a housing crisis.  Congress in March passed a federal mandate prohibiting evictions or foreclosures
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