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Goldman Sachs: Follow the ‘Smart Money’ Stocks

Investors tend to focus on stocks that hedge funds are buying. Or stocks that mutual funds are buying. But Goldman Sachs has found that it is the stocks that overlap both these categories that are delivering the strongest returns right now. “Great minds think alike,” Goldman Sachs’ David Kostin wrote in a report. “The median shared […]

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U.K.'s 50-Pound Note to Feature Enigma Code-Cracker Turing

Jul.15 — Alan Turing, code breaker and father of artificial intelligence, was chosen from almost 1,000 eligible nominations from the field of science as the face of the U.K.’s new polymer 50-pound note. Bloomberg Opinion columnist Alex Webb has the details on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Webb’s opinions are his own.

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Why Serious Day Traders Need A Specialized Broker

The types of brokers that cater to day traders are very different than the types of brokers that many retail traders normally think of. Whereas retail investors are normally making long-term investments, day traders are starting and ending the day with no open positions – and placing a large volume of trades in the meantime. […]

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Tax Havens & the Secret Knowledge of the Ruling Parasites : James Gordon Graham

With all the current intrigue on tax havens James explains how easy it is to set up your own tax haven. He describes how The City of London is a city within …

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Home, sweet home: An emigrant’s view of Brexit

Our Perspective guest is photographer Ed Alcock. Born in the UK but living in France since the turn of the century, Alcock says he feels excluded from his home country. In the days following Brexit he travelled across the UK visiting rural areas to find out more about why people voted to leave. Juxtaposing the […]

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Living like a Hollywood king in Bangkok, Thailand

The first time I met Steven Seagal, it was in the lobby of a posh hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. He came downstairs sharply dressed, complete with his yellow-tinged ‘Tony Stark’ sunglasses, ready to hit the nightclubs for the evening. My friend Adam introduced us. Steven bowed to me, and, slightly puzzled, I bowed back, unsure […]

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Nest x Yale Lock Review: Is It Worth Your Money?

Nest x Yale Smart Door Lock The Nest x Yale lock has revolutionized home automation. For instance, I am the type of person to try and make one trip carrying all the groceries from the car to the kitchen. Instead of going back for multiple trips, I would rather overload my arms with grocery bags. […]

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Yikes! Japan has more people over the age of 80 than under the age of 10

Earlier this week the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs released its 2019 world population report… and there were a number of very interesting findings: 1) World population continues to grow slightly, but the rate of global population growth is at the lowest level since at least 1950.  2) Global population growth rates […]

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Western Digital (WDC) Stock Wins an Upgrade on Back of US-China Trade Talks

US President Trump’s announcement that he is suspending new tariffs on Chinese imports and is removing the prohibition of US technology sales to Huawei is a fantastic sign for Western Digital (WDC) and others in the semiconductor and memory space. With trade talks back on and a tangible gesture from Trump that he wants to […]

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Understanding Time Decay – What You Should Know

Time Decay As an option approaches its expiration date, there is less time to realize a profit – or additional profit – before the option expires. As a result, options lose value as they get closer to their expiration dates. This is known as time decay. Time decay can be observed in the price of […]

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