Month: December 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at COP 24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Katowice, Poland on 5 December, 2018. Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images Investing for climate change had been a niche on Wall Street, often generating sub-par returns, but in the coming
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Bond prices are sensitive to interest rate changes, and bond duration is a measure of just how sensitive. For instance, in Exhibit 1.1 (shown in my last article), an increase in interest rates for the simple bond from 3 percent to 4 percent caused the bond’s price to fall by 8.1 percent. This bond has
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White House trade advisor Peter Navarro on Tuesday predicted the Dow Jones Industrial Average will hit “at least” 32,000 in 2020. That would be 12.4% higher than Monday’s close. “I’m looking forward to a great 2020,” Navarro told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “Forecast wise, I’m seeing closer to 3% real GDP growth than 2%. I’m seeing
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Getty Social Security is the primary retirement income source for many Americans – for over 60% of them it provides more than half of their retirement income.  Security discussions often focus on retirement security, but a number of related benefits also deserve the spotlight, such as survivor benefits for a surviving spouse.  Survivor benefits play a crucial role in
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Getty The 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2019 has officially wrapped. Here’s the complete list of charities in the series:  Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for their favorite charity. This was one of the busiest years for the series: I received numerous submissions. I reviewed every nomination carefully and tried to
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When you’re making an investment during uncertain economic conditions, you’d like to be able to separate the short-term zigs from the long-term zags. This is especially true for investors in rental property because it’s so difficult to get into or out of a market; you can’t just call up someone and place an order. 2020
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Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement on Tuesday confirming reports that he’s left Japan and is now in Lebanon. “I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant disregard
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