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Leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are designed to deliver a greater return than the returns from holding long or short positions in a regular ETF. Leveraged ETFs have been created to offer long or short exposure to benchmarks like the S&P 500 Index or the Nasdaq 100, while others are designed to move along with specific
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Zalmay Khalilzad is stepping down as US envoy to Afghanistan after playing a central role in America’s chaotic military withdrawal from the country and leading Washington’s talks with the Taliban as they regained power and influence. His departure follows a multi-decade career in top diplomatic roles, including US ambassador to the UN, Iraq and Afghanistan
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In this article HOOD GME Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission said online brokerages, enticed to increase revenue through the controversial industry practice of payment for order flow, are turning stock-trading into a game in order to encourage activity from retail investors. Wall Street’s main regulator on Monday released its
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Countering the security threat from the rise of China will be an important part of Nato’s future rationale, the alliance’s chief has said, marking a significant rethink of the western alliance’s objectives that reflects the US’s geostrategic pivot to Asia. In an interview with the Financial Times, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said that while China
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As of today, October 18, 2021, the 20-year fixed mortgage purchase rate is 2.97% and the 20-year fixed mortgage refi rate is 3.10%. These rates are not the teaser rates you may see advertised online and based on our methodology should be more representative of what customers could expect to be quoted depending on their
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Countering the security threat from the rise of China will be an important part of Nato’s future rationale, the alliance’s chief has said, marking a significant rethink of the western alliance’s objectives that reflects the US’s geostrategic pivot to Asia. In an interview with the Financial Times, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said China was already
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It is a remarkable coincidence that THG has decided the “time is right” to seek premium status just as the market delivered the verdict that Matthew Moulding’s beauty and nutrition empire is anything but. The ecommerce and technology group, whose shares are down nearly 60 per cent this year following last week’s disastrous investor presentation,
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Mutual fund analysis typically consists of an elementary analysis of the fund’s strategy (growth or value), median market cap, rolling returns, standard deviation, and perhaps a breakdown of its portfolio by sector, region and so on. Investors often settle for statistical results without questioning the underlying drivers of those results, which can yield information that
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Socialism is a loaded word in the United States—a country where capitalism is the prevailing economic system and is the basis for the system of government. One situation in which the word tends to come up is when Americans look at government programs, especially Social Security. To understand what the debate is about, let’s first review
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China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise. Five people familiar with the test said China’s military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards
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Venezuela’s government has suspended internationally sponsored negotiations with the opposition and revoked the house arrest of six American prisoners after the US extradited a close ally of president Nicolás Maduro to face money laundering charges. Venezuela’s chief negotiator Jorge Rodríguez said in a televised statement that his side would not attend the next round of
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Day trading is the act of buying and selling a financial instrument within the same day or even multiple times over the course of a day. Taking advantage of small price moves can be a lucrative game—if it is played correctly. But it can be a dangerous game for newbies or anyone who doesn’t adhere
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Lotteries are a big business. Hopeful individuals dreaming of huge and potentially life-changing cash prizes spend a significant amount of cash every month. Lottery proceeds help fund public sector programs, including education, park services, and funds for veterans and seniors. The Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries have become a key feature of monthly consumer spending
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China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise. Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target.
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In the latest example of its stepped-up enforcement activities, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed a complaint and proposed settlement alleging deceptive marketing by the nation’s largest reverse mortgage lender. Key Takeaways The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges that the nation’s largest reverse mortgage provider used deceptive home value estimates to attract customers.
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What Is a Monopolistic Market? A monopolistic market is a market structure with the characteristics of a pure monopoly. A monopoly exists when one supplier provides a particular good or service to many consumers. In a monopolistic market, the monopoly (or dominant company) exerts control over the market, enabling it to set the price and supply. Key Takeaways Monopolistic markets exist
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