Investing

Investors can now trade stocks for free through most brokers. But how do brokerages make money if they’re waiving commissions? A deep dive into the commission-free trading movement reveals various business activities that build profits, sometimes to the disadvantage of clients. As a result, larger customers and frequent traders might want to consider paying for
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Facebook’s plans for its gaming platform are taking off, soaring above the simple fields of Flash-based FarmVille to a cloud-based service that will potentially deliver a much more sophisticated streaming experience. As Tim Bradshaw and Hannah Murphy report, the Facebook Gaming upgrade, unveiled today, will start with some basic offerings, but will give developers the
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Facebook is set to become the latest big tech company to move into cloud-based gaming, marking its biggest push to position itself as a destination for playing video games since the heyday of FarmVille a decade ago. Users of Facebook’s website and main Android app will be able to play a new game instantly, without
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Silver is an interesting topic. Its direction is relatively easy to predict for several reasons. While there are no guarantees, the reasons silver will trade higher or lower in the future should be known by potential investors. If you’re going to go long silver, then there are several ways to do it, but one popular
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There are a vast number of agencies assigned to regulate and oversee financial institutions and financial markets, including the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Each agency has specific responsibilities, allowing them to function independently. Though the effectiveness and efficiency with which these regulatory
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US healthcare workers fear surging Covid-19 cases could overwhelm hospitals as governors scrambled on Sunday to address record rises in new infections across the country.  New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said the state was developing a new strategy to find “micro-clusters” of Covid-19 infections. Testing must get more local, he said, pointing to
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When we talk about the top savers among countries, we are really talking about which countries have the highest savings rates. These are not necessarily the nations with the highest incomes. For example, a country where the average person makes $10,000 and saves $2,000 would have a 20% savings rate. Another country where people save
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Source: Texas Instruments | Wikipedia Volatility has once again returned to Wall Street. Swinging between positive and negative territory in the previous five sessions, the market’s movements have largely been tied to updates on the ongoing stimulus talks. Working for months to pass additional stimulus measures, both sides of the aisle are making a last-ditch
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While buy low and sell high is a strategy that has resulted in big accumulations of wealth, this isn’t how the professionals find their success. Instead, a savvy investor strategically deploys their money in order to allow it to work in more than one way—they multi-task their money. The retail investor who is accustomed to working
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In 1993, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) was founded in Denver as a means for former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ells to save up for his dream of owning a fine-dining restaurant. Now Ells, along with many Chipotle insiders and institutional investors, have massive positions in the global fast-food chain, with a market capitalization of $36.38 billion
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Jeffrey Smith, CEO of Starboard Value LP and Chairman of Papa John’s International Inc. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Company: ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) Business: ACI Worldwide, Inc. develops and markets software products and services focused on facilitating electronic payments. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors,
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US states were grappling with surges in coronavirus cases that threatened to overwhelm hospitals as Donald Trump and Joe Biden staged competing campaign rallies on Saturday with just 10 days to go until the presidential election. Mr Trump was due to visit three battleground states — North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin — on Saturday alone
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Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López has fled the country after spending the past 18 months holed up inside the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas following his involvement in a failed uprising against the government of Nicolás Maduro. Senior figures from his Voluntad Popular (Popular Will) party confirmed the news to the Financial Times, without saying
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If you’re traveling on your own, no problem. Just book your tickets. All you have to do is compare prices on an airfare search site to find the cheapest flight available. But what about when you’re traveling with family and friends? Here’s where it gets interesting. You could shop the usual way–entering the total number of
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Boohoo is a battleground stock. Since its IPO in 2014, the £3.5bn fast-fashion ecommerce company has been the subject of enthusiasm and scepticism in equal measure. The narratives being spun by both sides of the trade are pretty easy to follow. Bulls rightly point to Boohoo’s industry-leading profit margins, double-digit revenue growth and effective social
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What Is a Financial Advisor? A financial advisor is a professional who is engaged in the business of informing and educating clients about wealth, investment and other sorts of money matters—and sometimes managing these financial affairs as well. It’s an umbrella term that includes stockbrokers, financial planners, investment advisors, tax preparers, bankers, insurance agents, and
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Nearly 75% of all Twitter stock is owned not by individuals but by institutional investors who buy large stakes in companies for their clients. The names below shuffle places on the list from time to time, but the latest figures available, for mid-June 2019, place The Vanguard Group, Inc. at the top of the heap
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