Month: November 2020

This is a crucial moment for the Invesco S&P 500 High Beta ETF (SPHB). The fund has been on an impressive winning streak. For the month of November alone, fueled by the end of the election cycle and back-to-back positive news on the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, SPHB has been up an impressive 27%
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Now that it’s been given a new lease on life after the passage of Proposition 14, a statewide $5.5 billion ballot measure, California’s bond-funded stem cell research agency will re-write its budget. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine was created in 2004 when voters approve Proposition 71, allocating $3 billion in general obligation bond proceeds
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Former Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen Joshua Roberts | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary was seen as a win for markets, since the former Federal Reserve chair should focus on fixing the economy rather than the progressive Democratic agenda feared by some investors. The first woman Fed chief
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Jin Lee | Bloomberg | Getty Images Out on Wall Street, stocks are taking a breather from this month’s rally. Despite encouraging updates on a potential coronavirus vaccine, disappointing unemployment data and a spike in coronavirus cases have spooked investors. Not helping investor sentiment, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that schools would
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Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Pfizer (PFE) – The drugmaker and German partner BioNTech (BNTX) plan to apply today for emergency use authorization for their Covid-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, study data analysis showed the vaccine to be 95% effective. Pfizer shares added 1% in premarket trading as
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Sales of existing homes in October soared well past expectations, rising 4.3% compared with September and 26.6% annually to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 6.85 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. The NAR’s chief economist, Lawrence Yun, called the annual increase “a spectacular gain.” The annualized sales rate is the highest
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Here’s the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Investors assess vaccine news against Covid-19 case spikes Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE U.S. stock futures pointed to a mixed open Friday, in an investor sentiment tug-of-war between more encouraging
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Stable and affordable rental housing is critical for communities and the overall economy. getty With President-elect Joe Biden set to take office in January, the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic on America’s households is likely to be front and center. Even before the crisis, housing affordability and instability were serious problems.  “This year, the
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Volunteers distribute food to the needy in Orlando, Fla. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images About 12 million Americans will lose unemployment benefits in December when CARES Act provisions lapse, absent an extension, according to a new analysis. Unemployment benefits will terminate for more than half of current recipients at the end of the year, coinciding
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John Malone chairman of Liberty Media Michael Kovac | Getty Images | Vanity Fair) Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said Amazon, Apple or Roku could potentially dominate in the crowded streaming space given their ability to scale globally. “I think these global platforms will be enormously powerful. And most product creates will be selling wholesale through these
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Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:  FireEye — Shares of FireEye jumped 12% in extended trading after the cybersecurity company announced a $400 million strategic investment led by Blackstone. FireEye intends to use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of Respond Software and grow the company’s
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Spencer Rascoff, cofounder of Zillow Group Inc. © 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP Spencer Rascoff, former CEO of the real estate search site Zillow Z , has bought another Brentwood Park property minutes away from the one he purchased for $20 million a few years ago. This latest acquisition is a more modest three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home
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