SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Oracle Corp., Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., and Family Dollar Stores Inc. After Thursday’s closing bell, Oracle ORCL, -1.35%  said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell to $3.65 billion from $3.81 billion a year earlier. Per-share earnings
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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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U.S. filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest since September, returning to hover near an almost five-decade low and signaling the labor market remains tight after what some economists saw as possible cooling signs. Jobless claims dropped to 206,000 in the week ended Dec. 8, below the 226,000 median estimate in Bloomberg’s
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Should you invest in AI-powered portfolios? The short answer is this: yes, no and maybe. Why do I have three answers for a single question? Because I am addressing three different types of investors. An AI powered portfolio makes sense if you already have a portion of your portfolio with a discretionary manager, which is
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Nasdaq Inc. is still planning to launch its Bitcoin futures early next year, Bloomberg reported early this morning. Two individuals familiar with the Bitcoin project told Benjamin Bain, a reporter at Bloomberg, that despite the downturned market the index still plans on offering these contracts. Bitcoin Futures Bitcoin (BTC) has plunged nearly -75% since the
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While many traders eagerly await a potential bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), some of the cryptocurrency’s most passionate advocates are lukewarm at best about the prospect of such an instrument. Twitter is flush with users like crypto entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel posting about how an ETF would bring an “epic” inflow of institutional capital to the ecosystem
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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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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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There are two certainties when discussing responsible investments. The first is that millennials will be invariably be listed as a primary driver of interest. The second is that someone will inevitably quip that it doesn’t matter what millennials may want to invest in since they all live in their parents’ basement anyway. Even before the
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Legislation to permit local government bonding to pay for underfunded pension and other retirement liabilities through 2023 is making its way through the lame-duck session of the Michigan legislature. Without an extender, the existing law will expire Dec. 31. The legislation, which would also lower the ratings floor at which municipalities would be eligible to
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