Month: September 2019

U.S. equities started Thursday off on a dour note as U.S.-China trade concerns continue to weigh. The impeachment inquiry in Washington is hitting sentiment as well. Energy and technology are leading the decline. A number of popular and well known entertainment stocks and big tech stocks (because, let’s be honest, there is so much crossover
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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg walks past members of the news media as he enters the office of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) while meeting with lawmakers to discuss “future internet regulation on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 19, 2019. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading: Facebook – Shares
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Stocks posted modest losses Thursday as some disappointing domestic data points were delivered. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell to 61.7 for the week ended Sept. 22, down from a reading of 62.7 in the previous week. Source: Shutterstock “The buying gauge eased to 54.3 from 54.5 with views on personal finances and the national
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Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) have been on fire for the past four years, a stretch in which AMD stock has risen over 1,600%. To put that number into context, consider this: The S&P 500 is broadly considered the most important index in the stock market. In 2018, AMD was the S&P 500’s top
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At first glance, real estate investment trusts (REITs) seem like risky investment propositions. While the U.S.-China trade war has dominated headlines throughout the year, other geopolitical risks threaten to undermine our delicate economic recovery. Additionally, domestic turmoil via increased calls for President Trump’s impeachment has rattled the markets. Thus, discussing a list of REITs to
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he meets with Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters As U.S. stocks climb and fall in response to President Donald Trump‘s words (and tweets), some traders are voicing skepticism over the
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Will the WeWork fiasco change the governance structure of upcoming unicorns? WeWork’s IPO implosion centers partly on themes that are at the heart of a hot investment strategy — Environmental Social & Governance (ESG), which emphasizes relations with employees, customers, and stakeholders, as well as the importance of proper corporate governance–leadership, pay, shareholder rights, and
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