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John Oliver on Trade – The Big Picture

John Oliver on Trade – The Big Picture ‘);//–> } August 21, 2018 6:00pm by Barry Ritholtz Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers. Maybe he would understand that if our heavy-handed documentaries about the global trading system were more informative   Trade: Last Week Tonight with John OliverSource: HBO, YouTube   Previous Post MIB: Lowest Rates in Recorded History! Source link

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Life Insurance for Millennials [Why You Need It + Tips for Best Coverage]

Lean in, millennials. This one’s for you. I know no one wants to think about dying, especially dying young, but you need to. Whether you’re 18 or rounding out the millennial bracket in your late 30s, it’s time to consider what financial state your parents, spouse, kids, or business would be in if you were to die unexpectedly today. People like to give millennials a bad rap, accusing you of being blissfully ignorant of the harsh realities of life, but…

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MIB: Lowest Rates in Recorded History!

Interest rates are “the lowest in history, from the Code of Hammurabi to Babylon Civilization, Greek and Roman Civilization, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early modern history, right up until the present. I can assure listeners that the rates we have now are the lowest in human history.” So says Richard Sylla, professor emeritus of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and author of several books, most notably “A History of Interest Rates.” He describes how the ultra-low…

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How To Get A Mortgage

Unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to spare, buying a home probably means taking out a mortgage. And getting a mortgage may be among the most complex things you’ll ever do at a bank. Interest rates, down payments, credit scores, pre-approval, closing costs, property appraisals… there’s a lot to consider! And with so much money at stake, learning as you go isn’t always the best approach. Borrowers who control the mortgage process can avoid the surprises…

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Why Trump’s bid to revive coal is a long shot

President Donald Trump is on a mission to revive America’s embattled coal industry by slashing environmental regulations. Trump is set to announce this week an effort to prop up coal by the replacing Obama-era carbon emission policies known as the Clean Power Plan, according to The Washington Post and The New York Times. But the regulatory reversal is unlikely to spark a coal comeback. That’s because it does nothing to wipe out coal’s true nemeses: competition from dirt-cheap natural gas,…

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Bloomberg: Daily Profit Reporting Would End Short-Termism

Daily Profit Reporting Would End Short-Termism.Bloomberg, August 20, 2018     Want to Make Earnings Great Again?  Report them daily. My column at Bloomberg today looks at that issue. Ever since President Trump proposed that the SEC “consider allowing public companies to share information with investors less often,” i.e., 2X per year, I have been thinking about the repercussions of this. I believe it is exactly backwards. My experience has been that more frequent reporting makes the data less significant. In the real world, human…

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Death of Active Management Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Active Money Management Isn’t Dead YetThere are five niches that should surviveBloomberg, August 13, 2018       There’s a line of argument in the financial press that suggests that active money management is dying, a victim of high fees and underperformance versus low-cost indexing that captures average market returns.1 Newsflash: This is anything but the case. Active investing still dominates asset management around the world, and less than “18 percent of the global stock market is owned by index-tracking…

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$330 billion hasn’t solved all economic problems

After eight years and roughly $330 billion in loans, Greece is putting bailouts behind it. The country on Monday officially exited the last of the three enormous rescue programs that saved it from going bust and abandoning the euro. But the bailouts from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission came at a huge cost that will still be felt for years to come. In exchange for the money, Greece agreed to drastically cut spending…

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