Month: September 2020

Katie Farmer, incoming CEO of BNSF Railway, told CNBC on Friday that her industry has clearly been impacted economically by the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s optimism on the horizon. “We have seen the economy start to pick up relative to rail loadings,” Farmer told “Squawk Box.” While BNSF, owned by Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway, anticipates a rebound,
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Clean-energy stocks and exchange-traded funds are on a tear this year, sharply outperforming the broader market and traditional fossil-fuel investments. The clean-tech ETFs with the most powerful year-to-date rallies include Invesco Solar ETF TAN, +0.35%, up 81% through Thursday; First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund QCLN, +1.32%, up 58%; and iShares Global
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The CEF market tends not to be the most efficient market due to the difficulty in obtaining quality data and the presence of low-information investors. This creates a number of opportunities for discerning investors to enter into attractive strategic positions or to make tactical allocations. In this article, we describe one such opportunity to rotate
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A computer-generated image from interiors contractor Portview shows how office space may be segregated as people go back to the workplace after the coronavirus lockdowns are eased. Portview What will the post-Covid workplace look like? Steelcase is one of the largest manufacturers of office furniture — desks, chairs, storage products and office pods — and
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm reported quarterly profit of $1.70 per share, falling 3 cents a share short of Wall Street forecasts. Revenue also came in slightly shy of estimates and the company gave a weaker-than-expected current-quarter revenue forecast, as clients spend less
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New York can improve rent-stabilized housing policies to benefit tenants. Ariel Property Advisors The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) left landlords of rent-stabilized multifamily properties to wonder why they should invest further capital in their buildings. Prior to the HSTPA the formula was simple: owners could raise rents in order to
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Two months ago, I wrote a piece on Aris’ RPAR Risk Parity ETF (RPAR). In it, I argued that the fund was “a great gateway approach to improve a portfolio’s risk-adjusted return potential quickly and without frills”, and that RPAR “could not only complement, but even replace equity-only investments altogether”. Since then, and although the
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Shoppers, some wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), of a face mask or covering as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, queue to enter a recently re-opened Nike store at Gunwharf Keys shopping centre in Portsmouth, southern England on June 16, 2020. Adrian Dennis | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday
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Indoor gardening is one of the perks at Waterline Square NOE & ASSOCIATES/THE BOUNDARY “It wasn’t so intuitive that the indoor gardening and boxing gym belong in the same place,” said architect David Rockwell. “Or the half-pipe skatepark.” To hear New York architect David Rockwell describe his latest project—a 100,000-square foot amenity level in New
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Eric Trump speaks in Portsmouth, NH on Sept. 17, 2020. Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, makes a stop in Portsmouth during one stop on his ‘Make America Great Again!’ tour. Erin Clark | Boston Globe | Getty Images A lawyer for the New York attorney general’s office argued Wednesday that President Donald Trump‘s
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Gross domestic product on a monthly basis has reclaimed the losses suffered as a result of the economic shutdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to Fitch Ratings, but output remains below pre-pandemic levels and will for some time, experts agree. “The monthly flow of US economic output was back to within 2%
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An AWS Ground Station satellite antenna at one of the company’s data center in Boardman, Oregon. Amazon Microsoft will offer a new service called Azure Orbital that connects satellites directly to its cloud computing network, the company announced at its Ignite conference Tuesday. The service will begin in a “private preview” to a select group of
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The current environment is creating an historic opportunity for gold. In response to COVID-19, the Federal Reserve has expanded the money supply at an unprecedented rate. Real interest rates are negative and are likely to stay that way for quite a while. Gold is a time-tested way to prepare for an inflationary environment that is
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Nikola Motor Company Source: Nikola Motor Company In recent months, three story lines have captivated Wall Street: SPACs, electric vehicle companies and the rise of retail traders. The outsized success of the first two, and novice investors entering the market in record numbers, have led some investors to claim this is an indication of froth.
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