Month: June 2020

The S&P 500 Index is a market-capitalization-weighted index of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. It is widely regarded as the best gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. Some of the largest companies in the index include Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Facebook Inc. (FB), and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). The S&P 500’s total return
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Fracking giant Chesapeake Energy’s bankruptcy filing comes following a financial mess at the company that included no budgets, a massive wine collection and a nine-figure bill for parking garages, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. CEO Robert D. “Doug” Lawler found in examining the company’s books a $110 million bill for two parking garages, Faber reported
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ROBERTO SCHMIDT It’s impossible to think about racial injustice in the U.S. without looking at the distribution of dollars.  In many ways that Americans work to establish themselves financially — through the stock market,  net worth and homeownership — Black families trail White families. “To put it simply, we don’t have a level playing field,” said Evelyn Brodkin, an
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Micron Technology’s hard drive for data center customers is presented at a product launch event in San Francisco, October 24, 2019. Stephen Nellis | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.  Micron — Micron traded more than 6% higher after the chip manufacturer posted better-than-expected results for the previous quarter. The company posted an
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Once dominated by young and savvy retail investors, the cryptocurrency market has seen increasing interest lately from institutional investors and large fintech firms. For instance, Grayscale Investments most recently added 19,879 Bitcoin (BTC) to its Bitcoin Trust, bringing the firm’s total volume of the predominant cryptocurrency close to a whopping 400,000. The investment firm further
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After wrapping up a much-delayed general obligation refunding that may have offered the first notable forward delivery since the COVID-19-driven market disruption in March, Wisconsin is teeing up a long-stalled taxable transportation revenue bond advance refunding. The forward delivery’s success helps support market participants’ perceptions that the market has returned to a more “normal” state,
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The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. Ivan Alvarado | Reuters Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing branch of the e-commerce giant, is further expanding its services in the growing space industry. The company announced
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Down goes 18! Down goes 18! Down goes 18! (by Half Dollar) Gold has broken above $1800! Here’s a look at the minute it happened (according to my charting platform): Silver isn’t moving like gold, relatively speaking: Said differently, at under twenty stinkin’ bucks an ounce, there is a heck of a lot of catching
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Fidelity Management & Research is one of the largest, most recognizable mutual fund and brokerage providers in the United States. Edward Johnson founded the company in Boston in 1946, and today it is led by his granddaughter, chairman and chief executive officer Abigail Johnson. Fidelity services 32 million investors and 75 million customer accounts. A
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