Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin These 23 funds are the cheapest of their type for in-and-out trades. Shutterstock What does it cost to own the whole bond market for a brief period? This ranking tells you. The table scores exchange-traded funds for their three-month holding costs, defined to include the effect
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The Soro Enshi container ship sails from Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai on July 10, 2018. A parliamentary committee in India said China is dumping products in their country. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg. China is dumping products in India, an Indian parliamentary panel suggested recently. As the trade war goes on unabated, China’s trade practices
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Just a handful of long-term bond funds are cheap to own for a brief interval. Shutterstock If you want to make a bet on declining interest rates, shares in a fund that owns long-term bonds are a good option. This table ranks exchange-traded long-term bond funds on
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(Photo by Mark Schiefelbein- Pool/Getty Images) Chinese corporations are all over Africa.  In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa. What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue. The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the
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JPMorgan analysts are taking jabs at Bitcoin once more. The executives at this major US bank have never been fond of digital currency and blockchain technology. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan’s CEO, temporarily pulled back on his comments when BTC hit its all-time highs. Shortly after, the coin began to crash, and his skepticism picked up again. According
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin These 15 funds are the cheapest in their categories for short-term speculations.  Shutterstock Owning a bond fund is one way to bet on a decline in interest rates. The table ranks the cheapest exchange-traded funds for three-month holding costs on a $10,000 investment. 3-month Holding Cost*
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Mutual-fund shareholders may never again see a folk hero like John C. Bogle, father of the index fund and the founder and former chairman of fund-industry titan Vanguard Group. Bogle was an outspoken, iconoclastic, in-your-face champion for low-cost, buy-and-hold investing — a populist in a business suit who spent six decades criticizing, cajoling and challenging his
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IBM Chief Human Resource Officer Diane Gherson Diane Gherson/IBM When it comes to the forefront of the global human resources landscape, Diane Gherson is someone you want to know. As Chief Human Resource Officer at IBM, Diane has helped to revolutionize IBM over the past 13 years. Under her leadership, she has transformed global workforce
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(Photo by Alexander RyuminTASS via Getty Images) The trend is your friend is an investment adage that is usually associated with short term traders, employing technical analysis or other momentum strategies. It can also apply to thematic investors seeking to identify mega-trends that will last decades. These are trends so clearly in place, it is
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One of the most common assertions made against Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) and other types of Responsible Investments (“RI”) is that, while it may be good for your conscience, it isn’t good for your wallet. Over the years, everyone from pension-fund gurus to high-powered billion-dollar asset managers have weighed in with the same pessimistic
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Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The future actions of the Fed will have a key impact on bond markets. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg We’re now firmly into a rising interest rate cycle in the U.S. With several bond metrics approaching extreme levels relative to recent history, here are a few things to be aware of, and
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A popular instrument used to manage exposure to volatility is going away as investors face a number of potentially market-rattling uncertainties, even if a late-2018 rout for stocks has given way to a state of more recent calm. The exchange-traded iPath S&P 500 Vix Short-Term Futures ETN, which trades under the ticker VXX US:VXX is
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Shutterstock To become a “Dividend Aristocrat,” a dividend paying company must accomplish an incredible feat: consistently increase shareholder dividends every year for at least 20 consecutive years. Companies with this kind of track record tend to attract a lot of investor attention — and furthermore, “tracking”
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Picture of 10.000 bolivar-bill taken in Caracas on July 26, 2018. – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on July 25 announced the removal of five zeroes from the country’s currency — two more than originally planned — amid hyperinflation the IMF said could reach one million percent this year. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP) (Photo
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Shutterstock Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself. 
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Economist Burton Malkeil has called the index fund “the most important financial innovation that has been created for the individual investor.” And one look at index-fund pioneer Vanguard’s performance over the past decade shows that many individual investors agree. For the past 12 years, Vanguard has taken in more money on a net basis than
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Dangers may lurk in index funds, a popular area of the stock market known for their recent and consistent record of outperformance against actively managed funds, according to experts. A recent op-ed in the New York Times cautions that passive index funds may be vulnerable to bias, and possibly manipulation, as interest in those funds
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Shutterstock Wall Street is working on a new platform which will ease the trading, storing and spending digital assets. That’s bullish for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It will help them gain acceptance among investors, merchants and consumers. Last week, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced plans to form a new company, Bakkt, with the purpose to create
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