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The U.K.’s IG began life as a spread betting shop in 1974 and has grown into a financial powerhouse in recent decades, adding contracts for difference (CFD) and traditional shares to its core trading operations. IG now boasts more than 195,000 clients worldwide, with net global trading revenues of nearly $750 million and offices in
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Spencer Platt | Getty Images Apple on Wednesday evening reported stronger-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter and analysts mostly put out glowing reviews. Yet the stock is barely higher Thursday morning. That’s because of a report on Thursday revealed China is doubtful about reaching a comprehensive long-term trade deal with the
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What Happened Apple released earnings after markets closed on October 30th, 2019. It posted earnings of $3.03 a share. This beat consensus earnings estimates, and the company also slightly topped revenue estimates. Apple’s pivot to services seems to be progressing, albeit slowly. While product revenue was slightly down from this quarter last year, services revenue
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Value at Risk (VaR) is one of the most widely known measurements for risk assessment and risk management. The goal of risk management is to identify and understand exposures to risk, to measure that risk, and then apply the knowledge to address those risks. Value at Risk (VaR) Explained The VaR measurement shows a normal distribution
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Technicians build LEAP engines for jetliners at a new, highly automated General Electric (GE) factory. Alwyn Scott | Reuters General Electric continues to burn cash at its aviation business, as the grounding of Boeing’s top-selling 737 Max caused GE to delay production of engines for the aircraft. This year, GE has logged significant working capital
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Sergei Konkov | TASS | Getty Images As Alphabet shares fell after the Google-parent missed Wall Street’s third-quarter earnings expectations, one analyst proposed a solution: Divest YouTube, one of the tech giant’s most valuable assets. “We think GOOGL should spin off part or all of YouTube, which we estimate would be worth $300B on a stand-alone basis,”
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Many people are not aware of what an actuary does and the importance of the role in an insurance company. An actuarial job may seem superficially boring, but it is one of the most challenging and high-paying jobs. Talented professionals in the fields of math and statistics find actuary work fascinating and engaging. What Is
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Between the time you contribute to and distribute from your IRA, you will be working to ensure that your assets provide the best possible return. However, there are some limitations to what you can do. When investing your IRA assets or implementing certain transactions, you must exercise caution. Lack of knowledge about the rules can
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Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft Unity drops from underneath its carrier aircraft before flying to space in February 2019. Virgin Galactic | gif by @thesheetztweetz Virgin Galactic shares rose to begin its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, as the space tourism company’s stock began trading publicly following its merger with Chamath Palihapitiya’s
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Suppose you’ve contributed the allowable maximum to your Roth IRA for the year but still have money left over to stash away for retirement. That’s a problem a lot of people probably wish they had. And never fear—there are plenty of other good places to put your money. Key Takeaways For 2019, you can contribute
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Market Moves The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) both closed near their all-time highs while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJX) and the Russell 2000 (RUT) small-cap index moved higher as well. As the large-cap stock indexes push against old resistance, it seems as if the market has nowhere to go but
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Dow component Apple Inc. (AAPL) has rallied to an all-time high ahead of third quarter earnings, scheduled for release after the close on Oct. 30. The breakout has caught many market watchers by surprise after months of mixed action throughout the big tech universe, raising the odds that the Nasdaq 100 will follow suit in
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A special portfolio constructed by AllianceBernstein that combines quantitative analysis and fundamental analysis has outperformed the market by 6 percentage points per year, on average, since 2004, Barron’s reports. Called the ”Quant + Fundamental” portfolio, its current components include these 6 stocks: Aramark (ARMK), Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. (SPR), CVS Health Corp. (CVS), Cigna Corp. (CI),
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According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB), the number of American student borrowers aged 60 and older climbed at least 20%, between 2012 and 2017. Furthermore, over 75% of states saw at least a 50% uptick in outstanding student loan debt. These figures suggest a disturbing trend that presents potential economic hardships to millions
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A balance transfer can be a good way to pay down credit card debt. Depending on several factors, though, balance transfers can help or hurt a credit score, as well. Someone with excellent credit (a score of more than 740) may qualify for some of the best balance-transfer cards. Those with scores not as high may still
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Initial public offerings (IPO), the first time that the stock of a private company is sold to the public, got a little crazy in the days of dotcom mania of the 1990s. Back then, investors could throw money into just about any IPO and be almost guaranteed killer returns—at first. People who had the foresight to get
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Facebook, Inc. (FB) has over 2.23 billion monthly active users worldwide, with primarily no footprint in China. That’s because Facebook is banned in China, along with many other global social media providers. The Chinese government controls internet content and restricts, deletes, or bans content it deems is not in the interest of the state. This has grown to
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Whether we see a repeat of the worst inflation levels in modern U.S. history (close to 15% per year in the 1970s and post-WWII) or a milder version in the years to come, it’s safe to say the U.S. dollar will never devalue as fast as these 5 cautionary tales from world history.Known as “hyperinflation“,
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