Month: August 2019

Crypto-jacking campaigns increased substantially in the first quarter of 2019 according to a McAfee Labs Threats Report published yesterday. The prevalence of ransomware attacks climbed a massive 118% during Q1, while malware attacks increased by 29% in the same period. The report also states that the attacks were indiscriminate, meaning that both Windows and Apple
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Below is an update of fund flows data from the Investment Company Institute including mutual funds and ETFs. In the tables below, we show dollar fund flows for total mutual funds plus ETFs along with ETFs alone. Obviously, mutual fund flows have been persistently negative for a long time now, but ETF flows are making
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Here’s the good news on earnings: Despite much hand-wringing around tariffs and the global economic outlook, overall earnings for the S&P 500 in 2019 remain “flattish,” meaning they are likely to be little changed from 2018’s record pace. The bad news: Investors remain on edge because confidence in the estimates are not high. “The wild
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City, Smart City, Defocused, Internet of Things,japan,tokyo Getty Editor’s Note: The original article was published in the August issue of Forbes Real Estate Investor. Written by Benjamin Morton, head of global infrastructure and senior portfolio manager at Cohen & Steers; Humberto Medina, CFA, vice president senior research analyst; Thomas Bohjalian, CFA, head of U.S. real estate
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(Source – Pexels/Francesco Ungaro) Once again, Italian politics is making headlines and has shifted around European financial markets. To review the current (messy) state of affairs, the country has essentially three parties that all exhibit a similar level of control over the Italian government. The center-right coalition (42% of seats), the center-left coalition (20% of
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Best Buy – The electronics retailer reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.08 per share, 9 cents above estimates, and the company also raised its full-year earnings forecast. However, revenue and comparable store sales did fall below estimates for the most recent quarter. Abercrombie & Fitch –
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Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, has taken to Twitter in an attempt to clarify Ripple’s decision to sell XRP. Investments in the token have been dwindling, as many feel Ripple’s decision to continue selling its XRP is driving the price of the token down. Garlinghouse has previously explained that funds from the selling of XRP are funneled back
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wecolmia | Getty Images Real estate investor Stephen Rosenberg once had an open checkbook for Democrats running for higher office, including Hillary Clinton. That changed after Donald Trump was elected president. Since then, Rosenberg has created a shell company that so far is dedicated to only supporting Trump for his 2020 reelection campaign. Rosenberg’s company,
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At least four different law enforcement and regulatory agencies are investigating defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, a new report by bankruptcy trustee Ernst & Young (EY) said. George Kinsman, the court-appointed bankruptcy trustee and EY employee overseeing the exchange’s shutdown and the return of funds to its users, wrote a new report Monday sharing some
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