Month: February 2020

US and S Korea consider scaling back military exercises By Edward White in Seoul and Katrina Manson in Washington The US and South Korea are considering scaling back joint military exercises on the Korean peninsula, as the fallout from the spread of coronavirus continues to widen. Mark Esper, the US defence secretary, told reporters in
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Thesis: WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend ETF (DFJ) is a great way to take advantage of the small cap dividend growth trend taking place in Japan; Dividend growth investing paired with a net net investing strategy may be the most profitable investment strategy in Japan. (source) When I tell other investors that you need to invest
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As central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) march into view, a privately-run version of digital fiat is adding a key tech partner. Utility Settlement Coin (USC), the blockchain-based payments system involving commercial and central banks, will be working with ConsenSys-backed startup Adhara, CoinDesk has learned. Adhara was behind Project Khokha, which used enterprise blockchain client Quorum
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The people who run the Steem blockchain executed a reversible soft fork Sunday, stopping one of the largest piles of tokens from voting. The move comes days after Justin Sun’s Tron Foundation acquired Steemit, the blockchain’s most prominent app. The protective measure is a striking one in the cryptocurrency space and illustrates some of the
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With a strong fourth-quarter kick, bond volume across the Southwest surged to $78.2 billion, the highest since a record $83.4 billion in 2016, according to the data collection firm Refinitiv. The 2019 total represents a 24% increase over the $62.9 billion issued in 2018, the first year after loss of advance refundings to new federal
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Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson. Craig Barritt Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Virgin Galactic — Shares of the space tourism company spiked nearly 14% as the stock’s speculative rally continued. Virgin Galactic passed Apple and Tesla as the most popular stock among retail investors, according to
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Stock markets around the world felt a fresh blast of selling pressure on Monday as the coronavirus that originated in China spread far beyond the country’s borders. Investors’ nerves intensified after Italy imposed a strict quarantine across at least 10 towns in an effort to contain the biggest outbreak of the virus outside Asia. Cases of the illness
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Breakouts are like cheap tickets to a good movie. When they come out everyone wants them but only a few manage to get them. David Jones explains to the Trading 212 community how to see the early signs of a breakout and how to position yourself to jump in on a confirmed and more likely
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In the good old days, Social Security was tax-free. But times have changed, and now many taxpayers can expect to see at least a portion of their Social Security income make its way onto the taxable income line of their 1040s. People who convert their traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs often fall into this hidden
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At a cabinet meeting on December 2 in Manila’s Malacañang Palace, Rodrigo Duterte flew into a rage on hearing some bad news. The president was informed that Manila Water, owned by Ayala Corp, the Philippines’ oldest and biggest conglomerate, had won a 7.4bn Philippine pesos ($145m) arbitration award in Singapore stemming from a dispute over
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Michael Casey is chief content officer at CoinDesk. The following is part of “The Token Economy,” an essay in Alex Tapscott’s new book “The Financial Services Revolution.” Blockchain technology, and the cryptocurrencies, tokens and other digital assets it has engendered, may be moving us toward a model of programmable money that incorporates an automated internal
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Credits for LTB#428 – Decentralization Philosophy (Part 2) This episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! is sponsored by Brave.com and eToro.com. This episode featured Stephanie Murphy, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for a hot minute. Today’s episode was produced by Adam B. Levine, edited by Jonas with music provided by Jared Rubens, From Ether Music and general fuzz. Would you like
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The Italian government has placed a dozen towns in the north of the country under emergency quarantine after the number of reported coronavirus infections topped 100 on Sunday, in the largest outbreak of the virus so far in Europe. On Sunday the Italian authorities announced that the total infection count had reached 132; 89 of
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) is one of the largest technology companies in the world and the first U.S. company to reach a market valuation of $1 trillion. As of Feb. 22, 2020, the company’s market capitalization had grown to $1.37 trillion. Here are the four largest mutual funds betting on Apple, Inc. Vanguard Total Stock Market
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As the energy industry faces a time of reckoning — pressured by consistently low oil prices, high operating costs and a growing sustainable investing movement — oil and gas companies are increasingly turning to Silicon Valley for help streamlining operations and boosting efficiencies. By some estimates, the addressable market for digital oil and gas solutions
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Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett on Saturday stood by his decision to plough ever greater sums of the company’s cash pile into stocks as he struggled to find multibillion-dollar acquisition targets, after a year in which the sprawling conglomerate suffered its worst performance against the broader market in a decade. The so-called Oracle of Omaha told
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