Month: August 2020

When you think of Medicare, you probably assume that it’s for people of retirement age. That’s true, but the program covers more than just those who have worked all their life. You might be eligible right now and not know it. That’s because while the bulk of beneficiaries, more than 80%, are people aged 65 or
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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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Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved: An Overview Most real estate buyers have heard that they need to pre-qualify or be pre-approved for a mortgage if they’re looking to buy a property. These are two key steps in the mortgage application process. Some people use the terms interchangeably, but there are important differences that every homebuyer should understand.
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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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A master of business administration (MBA) degree is one of the most sought-after degrees for professionals looking to scale the corporate ladder, no matter whether they are in the business industry or a different one. While completing this degree, MBA candidates can make themselves even more employable by pursuing secondary degrees to complement an MBA.
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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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Steve Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has entered exclusive talks to buy the New York Mets baseball club after beating two rival bids, said people briefed about the matter. The Wilpon family, owners of the Mets for 40 years, has selected Mr Cohen’s bid over offers made by a consortium led by former athlete
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Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) reports second quarter 2020 earnings after Tuesday’s closing bell, with analysts looking for a profit of $0.67 per share on $4.90 billion in revenue. The stock sold off 8% after beating top- and bottom-line estimates by small margins in May but recovered in June and broke out to an all-time high in
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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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U.S. Bank, one of the country’s largest banks with a history dating to 1863, offers banking products to customers nationwide. The company has two, unsecured, fixed-rate personal loans for existing U.S. Bank customers. In this review we will focus on the U.S. Bank Personal Loan, as well as cover a few key details of the
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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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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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