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Option trading strategies offer traders and investors the opportunity to profit in ways not available to those who only buy or sell short the underlying security. One such strategy is known as the “calendar spread,” sometimes referred to as a “time spread.” When entered using near or at-the-money options, a calendar spread allows traders to profit if the
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Bernard Madoff, the investment manager who orchestrated the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died, according to US media reports. Madoff, 82, passed away at a federal prison in North Carolina, where he was serving a 150-year sentence after pleading guilty in 2009. A Wall Street legend for his seemingly golden touch, Madoff was a prominent
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In this article ARKK Ark Invest’s Cathie Wood said digital wallets and genomics are the next two biggest disruptive trends after Tesla and electric vehicles. “We’re very excited about digital wallets,” Wood said on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Tuesday. “We really think that these digital wallets and two-sided market places, merchants and
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One interesting emerging topic in trading is that of random reinforcement. Random reinforcement, as it relates to trading practices, occurs when a trader misattributes a random outcome to their own skill or lack of skill. This can be detrimental as a trader may come to believe their own prowess when it does not, in fact,
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US states are offering residents other Covid-19 vaccines after federal health agencies called for a pause in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Authorities announced on Monday they were recommending a halt to use of the J&J jab, citing six cases of severe blood clotting.  Turkey will resume “partial closures” by limiting travel and
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Tokyo’s pitch to become an alternative Asian financial hub to Hong Kong has been lacklustre so far. Beijing’s clampdown and the protests that inspired it have destabilised Hong Kong’s business environment. But Japanese efforts to lure foreign listings and investors have yielded few results. A SoftBank-backed Taiwanese start-up has shown potential for Tokyo to do
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FedLoan Servicing is a student loan servicer for federal and private student loans operated by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), a nonprofit providing financial aid services and administering several state grant programs. PHEAA also operates American Education Service, a servicer for Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program loans. If you’re unsure which servicer
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An artist’s rendering of a DRACO spacecraft. DARPA The Pentagon’s research and development arm on Monday awarded a trio of companies with contracts to build and demonstrate a nuclear-based propulsion system on a spacecraft in orbit by 2025. General Atomics, Lockheed Martin and Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin won the Defense Advanced Research Projects
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Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) is a global airline that provides transportation services for both passengers and cargo. The company’s global route network for years has served millions of customers annually, taking them to hundreds of destinations worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic caused Delta’s passenger volume to plunge sharply in 2020. In addition to air transportation
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Japan will release more than 1m tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific, a move condemned by environmentalists, fishermen and neighbouring countries. Tokyo Electric, the plant’s operator, will construct equipment to dilute and release the water, which has accumulated since three reactors melted down during the 2011 tsunami
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Goldman Sachs is opening its biggest office in the UK outside London, creating hundreds of technology jobs in Birmingham. The US investment bank’s decision to open a technology centre in the Midlands city is a sign of growing interest among blue-chip employers in cheaper regional cities with a plentiful supply of graduates. In recent years
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When it comes to managing your finances, thoroughly researching any company you work with is of the utmost importance. This couldn’t be truer than with credit repair companies. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), credit repair scams are incredibly common. There have been several recorded cases of criminals setting up false credit repair
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The view from Northrop Grumman’s MEV-2 spacecraft as it approached to dock with Intelsat satellite IS-1002. Intelsat Two aerospace firms accomplished an industry first on Monday, as a small Northrop Grumman spacecraft docked successfully with an active Intelsat satellite to provide service and extend its life. Intelsat’s IS-1002 satellite is nearly 18 years old, and
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One of the primary benefits of the exchange-traded fund (ETF) space at this stage is that investors have an incredible degree of flexibility. Looking for a fund that targets mid-size manufacturers of health care products? It’s likely that you’ll find at least one ETF catered to your tastes. As the ETF space has blossomed into a $5
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The corkscrew has been through many iterations in its 300-year history. And these days kitchen departments bristle with over-engineered designs. Ask sommeliers what they actually use, though, and you’ll invariably get the same reply. Patented in 1882 by the German inventor Karl Wienke, the waiter’s friend (also known as a wine knife, or wine key – a corruption of
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