Month: April 2021

Bloomberg Warren Buffett Poised to Weigh In on How Berkshire Fares Post-Pandemic (Bloomberg) — A year after Warren Buffett revealed he was unloading airline stocks as the pandemic took hold, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders are eager for his sense of what’s next for the conglomerate with more Americans emerging from lockdown.On Saturday, Berkshire’s chief executive
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Gold funds provide investors with exposure to the commodity without having to deal with the hassle of taking delivery of or delivering physical gold assets, which is typically required in the commodities futures market. Gold funds may be used as a hedge against geopolitical instability or interest rate risk. Although Vanguard does not offer a
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The Indian Premier League has provoked outrage for playing through the country’s brutal Covid-19 wave, drawing accusations of “crass” conduct and diverting vital resources from fighting the public health emergency. Several players including Ravichandran Ashwin, India’s premier off-spinner, and three Australians pulled out of the cricket tournament this week over concerns about India’s rising caseload.
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AstraZeneca generated $275m in revenue from its non-profit Covid-19 vaccine in the first quarter, while sales of cancer drugs and growth in emerging markets helped the drugmaker beat earnings and sales expectations. The pharmaceutical company confirmed its full-year forecasts of revenue increasing by a low-teens percentage, with core earnings per share rising faster, to between
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) reported better-than-expected 1Q results driven by higher revenues, which was fueled by outstanding performance in all segments. Shares of the e-commerce company rose 2.4% in Thursday’s extended trading session. Amazon reported 1Q earnings of $15.79 per share that widely surpassed analysts’ expectations of $9.54 and more than tripled on a year-over-year basis.
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An Australian senate committee has published a report calling for a blockchain-based national land registry, better clarity over laws relating to smart contracts, and continued efforts to establish international standards for DLT. The Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre’s second interim report offers 23 recommendations spanning blockchain, consumer data, and corporate
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On Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, just off Central Park, a luxury four-bedroom residence is up for sale. Featuring ten-foot ceilings, four-and-a-half bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen, the unit also includes 24-hour concierge service. The catch? Good luck finding it on the open market. The seller, whose identity was not disclosed, is soliciting offers from just a
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On Thursday, Apifiny, a global digital asset trading and mining network, announced the company’s subsidiary Apifiny Prime has been granted a broker-dealer license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The firm now joins the ranks of brokerage and exchange businesses like Coinbase, Etoro, and Circle. FINRA Grants Apifiny Prime a Broker-Dealer License The leading
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Today’s column addresses questions about when delayed retirement credits are applied to retirement benefits, whether suvivor’s benefits from a foreign country will affect Social Security benefits and becoming eligible for Social Security benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc, which markets
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A suburban Chicago hospital saw its ratings raised several notches after joining forces with a better heeled system, highlighting the appeal of consolidation for independent hospitals that Moody’s Investors Service says shows no signs of slowing. Moody’s this week raised Northwest Community Healthcare’s debt rating to Aa3 from A2 after security on $220 million of
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is one of the most valuable megacap companies on the Nasdaq exchange. The firm commands a high premium valuation because of its demonstrated record of consistent sales growth. However, it almost always appears grossly overvalued when using earnings-based valuation methods. Amazon pursued a strategy of reinvesting most of its profits into the
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The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TGOD) has provided a corporate update on its operations and progress on its strategic business plan. Earlier this year, the Green Organic Dutchman put its cultivation and processing facility in Valleyfield, Quebec up for sale, with the objective of increasing its financial flexibility to reduce its debt and capitalize on
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by confoundedinterest17 U.S. equities climbed to all-time highs after a batch of corporate earnings and economic data showed the American economy gained steam in the first three months of the year. U.S. gross domestic product expanded at a 6.4% annualized rate in the first quarter, according to the Commerce Department. The S&P 500 traded at fresh
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NerdWallet’s Home Seller Report reveals what buyers and sellers should know in today’s market. NerdWallet recently released its Home Seller Report. Though the number of homes for sale across the country remain at record lows it appears more sellers will be coming to market over the next 18 months. According to the report “1 in 6 (17%)
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Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase now allows its U.S. customers to buy cryptocurrencies with Paypal. Millions of customers can now purchase up to $25,000 a day of cryptocurrencies with their Paypal accounts. Coinbase Adds Paypal as Funding Source for Users Coinbase announced Thursday that Paypal has been added as a funding source for buying cryptocurrencies at the
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Bloomberg Warren Buffett Poised to Weigh In on How Berkshire Fares Post-Pandemic (Bloomberg) — A year after Warren Buffett revealed he was unloading airline stocks as the pandemic took hold, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders are eager for his sense of what’s next for the conglomerate with more Americans emerging from lockdown.On Saturday, Berkshire’s chief executive
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