The classic board game Othello carries the tagline “A minute to learn… a lifetime to master.” That single sentence could apply to the task of choosing your investments. Understanding the basics doesn’t take long, but mastering the nuances can take a lifetime. That said, here are the basics. Once you’re familiar with these concepts, you’ll be
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In financial markets — as in the cut throat world of food delivery — timing is everything. Unfortunately for DoorDash, America’s leading online food ordering and delivery app, the moment has passed. The lossmaking SoftBank-backed start-up has filed confidential paperwork for an initial public offering. It is a gutsy move. Wall Street is gripped by fears
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A lawsuit claiming Ripple violated securities laws will be allowed to move forward – though with a caveat favorable to the San Francisco-based payments firm. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton, of the Northern District of California, allowed a putative class-action lawsuit by retail XRP buyers to proceed. Hamilton said the suit
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An employee works while sitting under a mural at Etsy Inc. headquarters in Brooklyn. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Booking Holdings—Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the travel company’s stock fell over 2% in extended trading despite posting a double beat on earnings and revenue for the
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Delays in implementing congestion pricing could make funding for New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $51.5 billion capital program “precarious,” Chairman Patrick Foye said. Foye spoke during Wednesday’s meeting at which the authority’s board ratified $1 billion for a new credit backed by an internet sales tax, part of the congestion pricing package lawmakers passed last
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Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the iShares U.S. Utilities ETF (IDU) as an investment option at its current market price. In the short term, the utilities sector continues to push to new highs, and it is actually the second best performing sector so far in 2020. With this bullish momentum,
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A family limited liability company (LLC) is formed by family members to conduct business in states that allow LLCs. Members must be related by blood or marriage. The family LLC is a popular way to protect the assets of a family business against claims by creditors, divide income among generations, and assist in estate planning.
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A good financial advisor can add tons of value to your financial well-being, and can enhance your quality of life. ‘Good’ can be a subjective term, in this case, ‘good’ denotes someone who is qualified to help you, and whose personality gives you the confidence to follow their advice. In evaluating the latter, here is a
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Microsoft has warned it will miss its revenue guidance for its Windows and Surface businesses, blaming uncertainty around the coronavirus. The company previously advised its “More Personal Computing” segment, which includes sales of Windows and its Surface hardware, would generate between $10.75bn and $11.15bn in revenue between January and March this year, the firm’s fiscal
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Polkadot is readying itself for its expected network launch after it announced its integration with Chainlink oracles on February 25. The progress made with the integrations is an indication of a systematic approach that will allow porting with Ethereum infrastructure. Polkadot Announces Integrations of Chainlink Oracles The integration of Chainlink oracles is vital in the
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Virgin Galactic co-founder Sir Richard Branson, CEO George Whitesides and Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya pose together outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya thinks the recent rally by Wall Street’s favorite
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A New Jersey lawmaker wants to license crypto exchanges and custodians looking to conduct business in the Garden State. Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D.-19) introduced the Digital Asset and Blockchain Technology Act Friday, putting forth a proposal to license any entity looking to provide digital asset trading, storage, purchase, sales, exchange, borrowing/lending or issuance services. The
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Revolut, the London-based bank that allows users to purchase cryptocurrencies on its app, has raised more than $500 million in a Series D funding round. Revolut announced Tuesday the round, led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm TCV, means the bank is now valued at over $5.5 billion. Although investors from previous rounds have also
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Jordan Katzman, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., left, and Alex Fenkell, co-founder of SmileDirectClub Inc., watch traders during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Salesforce.com—The software company’s
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Sign up for Let’s Talk ETFs on your favorite podcast platform: By Jonathan Liss When Steven Schoenfeld founded BlueStar Indexes in 2011 as Israel was transitioning from emerging to developed status, his objective was to introduce investors to a country he felt represented a great long-term investing opportunity. While he was certainly successful in that
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There are two types of prepaid payment cards that can potentially be used to pay bills. Prepaid debit cards come in a few different forms and offer the opportunity for a convenient money storage account that can take the place of complex checking. Prepaid secured cards are a type of hybrid credit offering that can
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US soldier tests positive for virus as South Korean cases soar By Edward White, Song Jung-a and Kang Buseong in Seoul A US soldier has tested positive for coronavirus in South Korea, in the first confirmed case for the US military. A 23-year-old man is in self-quarantine at a residence off-base having visited two army
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Virgin Galactic shares have come back down to earth after the company’s losses widened in the fourth quarter, pausing a meteoric rally that has seen the space flight group triple in value this year. Virgin Galactic, founded by Richard Branson, has squared off against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin in a modern
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