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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Florida plans to “opportunistically” take advantage of historically low taxable municipal bond rates in a $2.25 billion deal that a state official said should be attractive for yield-starved investors. The deal will further capitalize programs that bolster the state’s hurricane insurance markets. “I think it’ll be a very attractive opportunity for investors because historically the
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In my coverage of the Sprott Physical Gold and Silver Trust (CEF) back in May, I shared various supporting ideas that justified the fund as a buy. The central thesis was, as a bullion-backed fund, CEF would move up naturally purely because of a bull move in the precious metals. It has been just under
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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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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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HilltopSecurities has named Clare Graca as chief administrative officer and Manal Keen as senior vice president of finance and strategy for wealth management. Graca will serve on the company’s executive team reporting directly to Hilltop chief executive Brad Winges, the company said. Graca will manage collaboration and communication across Hilltop’s business lines. Clare Graca was
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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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The US director of national intelligence has cancelled in-person election security briefings for Congress, prompting outraged Democrats to accuse the Trump administration of trying to conceal Russian interference in November’s election. John Ratcliffe informed Congressional leaders on Saturday that he would no longer brief them in person on foreign efforts to interfere in the forthcoming
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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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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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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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If you think that things are acting without any order or sense, you need to watch this video. I’ll tell you why stocks sell-off even if earnings are great. And sometimes, stocks have horrible earnings, but it goes to the upside. Let’s see why that is the case. #selloffstock #stockearnings #stocks #greatearnings #stockmarket #topstock Posted
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These ETFs can be used for short-term trading or hedging. ProShares Short S&P500: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SH/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID SPDR S&P 500 ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SPY/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID ProShares UltraShort S&P500: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SDS/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SPXU/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X Shares: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SPDN/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SPXS/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like
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