Month: February 2020

Manufacturing activity in China plunged in February, exceeding its collapse during the global financial crisis of 2008, according to one of the first official economic indicators published since the coronavirus outbreak.  The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 35.7 this month, which was an all-time low and was down from 50 in January, China’s
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What exactly is a stock? -If you purchase stock in Google, you own a small fraction of Google. -When you purchase stock, you’re buying a piece of the company. -People buy stock in order to invest -Companies sell stock in order to gain revenue (money to build/grow the company) Example -A person starts a candy
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In this two part video tutorial, Trading 212 shows you how to trade moving averages. In the first video you will learn what moving averages are and how they are calculated. The videos highlight the important differences between the types of moving averages and how to tailor the time period to benefit from this technical
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When you purchase a stock, do you use data to drive your decision? Have you ever looked at the fundamental analysis section of a stock’s information and found yourself lost? In this article, we will put together some of the most important metrics and explain how to use them to make more informed decisions. Return
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Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell signalled on Friday that the central bank was considering cutting interest rates in response to the “evolving risks” to the US economy posed by the spread of coronavirus. The Fed delivered the message in a statement issued during New York afternoon trading, helping the S&P 500 pare earlier losses to close
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With each passing day, fears surrounding COVID-19 elevate as the equity sell-off pressed on for the seventh day on Friday. The biggest winners have and will continue to be muni issuers, as they can sell debt at historic lows and participants don’t see the movement slowing. COVID-19 has pushed benchmark muni yields down to record
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The rigid and time-consuming procedures of traditional banks have unknowingly paved the way for an industry that has grown tremendously in less than a decade. The peer-to-peer lending industry has become a viable alternative to standard bank loans, emerging as a competitor to the traditional banking system. Growth of Peer-to-Peer Lending The peer-to-peer lending (P2P)
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In this video Trading 212 explains how to use Japanese candlestick charts. You can easily learn the kind of signals a candlestick chart provides. Trading 212 gives you the main patterns to help you spot the trends on the currency market. Test and practice your Japanese Candlestick analysis in real market conditions with virtual money.
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When yields are depressed, seeking attractive dividend profiles across sectors becomes more important. Slower global growth and uncertainty surrounding international trade contributed to a shift in monetary policy in 2019, as the Fed reversed its tightening regime and investors bought up relatively safer Treasury bonds, pushing down yields. The length of the current bull market,
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Interest rate movements are a central factor affecting financial investments across the board. The Federal Reserve controls its federal funds rate which serves as the foundation for interest rate movements. Its goals are to use the rate to impact the economy through management of the cost of credit, particularly for businesses. When interest rates are
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Inside Virgin Galactic’s hangar at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Virgin Galactic — Shares of the space company sank more than 18% amid multiple pessimistic sell-side analyst notes. Both Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley downgraded the equity from overweight/outperform to equal weight/neutral. Morgan Stanley
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Bitwise Asset Management has withdrawn its longstanding Bitcoin ETF application with the SEC, after the proposal was rejected by the commission in October. Bitwise first filed an application with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission for what would be the first-ever Bitcoin ETF in January of last year, after several other companies had failed with
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