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The floor of the stock exchange was once the main location for market transactions. It was home to traders and brokers who did the actual buying, selling, and negotiating on the physical exchange floor. Of course, this was before the evolution of electronic trading platforms.  Those same brokers and traders are now surrounded by computers that manage
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Homeowners who want to add energy-efficient features to their home can save substantial money in utilities bills, but they have other costs to consider. Along with the potential for savings on energy costs, energy-efficient features can provide a number of benefits for the environment and for the occupants’ health. However, the technology that helps a
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The U.S. Federal Reserve has announced its final guideline that might allow crypto banks to enter the banking system. The central bank will set up a three-tiered system for determining whether financial institutions have access. As part of the final guideline, institutions with novel financial products will have access to the fed’s “master accounts” and
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With the risk-off trade dominating amid economic uncertainty, investors’ enthusiasm for penny stocks has dwindled. The focus has instead been on blue chips and deeply undervalued growth stocks. In any market conditions, though, there are penny stocks that will outperform. Allocating a small portion of your portfolio to select penny stocks could boost your overall
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The S&P 500—short for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index—is a market-capitalization-weighted index of 500 leading publicly traded companies in the U.S. While it assumed its present size (and name) in 1957, the S&P actually dates back to the 1920s, becoming a composite index tracking 90 stocks in 1926. The average annualized return since its inception in 1926
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What Is the Electronics Sector? The electronics sector produces electronic equipment and consumer electronics and manufactures electrical components for a variety of products. Common items in the electronics sector include mobile devices, televisions, and circuit boards. Industries within the electronics sector include telecommunications, networking, electronic components, industrial electronics, and consumer electronics. Key Takeaways Industries within the
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The beaten-down stock market has created an opportunity for contrarian investors in short-squeeze stocks. Essentially, bearish traders must borrow the underlying securities which they are pessimistic about. However, bullish traders en masse can deliberately bid up heavily shorted names, forcing the bears to buy back borrowed equities. Experts refer to the resulting upside panic as
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Do you think I’d be writing for InvestorPlace if I knew the three top stocks to invest in right now? Of course not.  Then again, no one knows the three best stocks to invest in at any given time. That’s why hedge fund investors like Jim Simons are so successful. His firm, Renaissance Technologies, uses
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There are a growing number of financial websites offering a plethora of expert advice on investing. Although there are many common characteristics, each website has its unique appeal. Two websites that have particularly high visibility are The Motley Fool and TheStreet. Key Takeaways Among the growing number of financial websites offering expert advice on investing, two websites with particularly high
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In this article BBBY HD NUN-MX SNOW ALLY BHP Vehicles pass a Walmart store in Torrance, California, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Walmart, Home Depot — The retailers’ shares rose about 5% each after both companies reported better-than-expected earnings
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Buy now, pay later (BNPL) is a financing method that more Americans are using to make discretionary purchases, especially online ones. In fact, at least 39% of consumers have tried this option, also known as a point of sale installment loan, at least once, according to a 2021 survey from The Strawhecker Group. One of
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We bring back one of our most popular guests, investment expert Lyn Alden. Together, we explore how to build a global portfolio. Lyn teaches us how we can determine the most attractive equity markets, how to identify red flags, and how we can protect ourselves against inflation. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN: 0:00:00 – Intro
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