The Iowa Finance Authority is aiming to broaden its investor appeal with a new financial information portal that debuted ahead of a $97 million single-family housing transaction and $250 million state revolving fund deal. The investor website lays out the 45-year-old authority’s programs, their ratings, upcoming deals, projects being funded, offering documents and sale dates
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As interest rates rise, investors should avoid high dividend ETFs and instead focus on dividend growth ETFs (DGRO, DGRW). IShares Core Dividend Growth ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/DGRO/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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The Capital Group’s American Funds family has been offering mutual funds to investors since the early 1930s. It currently boasts more than 50 fund offerings, spanning a broad array of categories. Most of the funds are actively managed by professional analysts and managers. The following funds boast the longest track records. Note: All financial data
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Donald Trump signalled that the US would not respond militarily to Iran’s attacks on American forces in Iraq, in a bid to de-escalate the crisis in the Middle East triggered by his order to kill Iran’s top general.  Flanked by his top national security advisers, Mr Trump said on Wednesday at the White House there
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The European Central Bank is eager to expand its role in developing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), but that doesn’t mean private enterprises can’t join the party, said President Christine Lagarde. In an interview Wednesday with French business magazine, Challenges, Lagarde reiterated the ECB wants to play an active role in cryptocurrencies. As businesses and
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Market Moves Bond and oil prices drifted lower, while gold prices rose higher. Stocks lost a little ground as buyers seemed to feel bad about paying such high prices for shares over the past few days. The S&P 500 index (SPX) closed slightly lower, along with the Russell 2000 small-cap index (RUT) and the Dow
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Australia experienced the hottest and driest year in its recorded history in 2019, which was a major contributing factor to the devastating wildfires that continue to rage, the country’s meteorology bureau said. Data released on Wednesday by the climate monitoring body show Australia’s mean temperature in 2019 was 1.52C higher than average, making it the
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Economists in Puerto Rico said that this week’s earthquakes will have limited impact on the island’s economy unless additional temblors follow. The earthquakes hit the island’s southwest. On Monday morning there was a magnitude 5.7 earthquake and on Tuesday a magnitude 6.4 earthquake was followed by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake and multiple smaller aftershocks. The
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For a man in his 80s, Warren Buffett still gets around. At least, that is how it seems at first glance. Search the financial section of any bookstore and you will likely see his face at least once and his name several more times. It is hard to imagine all of these authors have a
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Oil prices jumped and US stock futures sold off after Iran attacked two Iraqi military bases housing American troops in retaliation for Washington’s assassination of Qassem Soleimani last week.  In early Asia trading on Wednesday, the price of Brent crude, the international oil marker, gained 3.8 per cent to $70.84 a barrel, while West Texas
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Enterprise software vendor R3 has won a patent for a blockchain-based record system designed to make corporate information-sharing more efficient. Awarded Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent describes a “system and method for managing transactions in dynamic digital documents” that would provide companies with a shared distributed ledger to supply relevant
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With bitcoin setting a blistering pace for 2020, Markets Daily is back with the news moving markets, plus a look at several stories on the escalating, global interest in blockchain by governments. No time to listen? scroll down for the complete episode transcript… Tune in as CoinDesk podcasts editor Adam B. Levine and senior markets
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CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (CRWD) share rose more than 8% during Monday’s session amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. After the assassination of a top Iranian military official, the country warned that it would retaliate against the United States. Iran’s long history of cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns could be a means of
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Spain will have a coalition government for the first time in its modern history — including ministers from the far-left — after parliament confirmed Pedro Sánchez as prime minister by a wafer-thin margin. Tuesday’s 167-165 vote, which came after a furious debate in the country’s chamber of deputies, paves the way for Mr Sánchez to
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The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank has agreed to issue $125 million more revenue bonds to construct a museum for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presenter of the Oscars. A sale date hasn’t been set, but Wells Fargo expects to price the bonds in late January or early February, according to
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Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Alphabet — Alphabet shares gained more than 2% and hit an all-time high after an analyst at Pivotal Research upgraded them to buy from hold. The analyst noted the internet giant will “find new and expanded revenue streams under new CEO Sundar Pichai.” SmileDirectClub — SmileDirectClub jumped
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Photo: Getty More communities throughout the U.S. are demanding more flexible real estate options that can accommodate multigenerational families throughout all phases of life. One prominent and increasingly popular solution is the accessory dwelling unit, or ADU – an independent residential unit with its own kitchen, bathroom(s) and bedroom(s) that is either attached to or
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