Bitcoin and the technology underlying it, are no longer just the realm of technology nerds, traders and idealists. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are being embraced by hundreds of big institutions and corporations.  So far this year, payments giant Square has invested $50 million in bitcoin, and at least 20 institutional investors have so far filed documents
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iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV) holds over $21.2 billion in assets when we last looked at it. It is one of the larger ETFs around and assets have actually gone up over the last few years. We examine this one today as its numbers gave us a mild case of indigestion. Returns Are Nothing
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Michael Corbat, CEO, Citigroup, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. Adam Galica | CNBC Citigroup is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings before the opening bell Tuesday. Here’s what Wall Street expects: Earnings:  93 cents a share, a 55% decline from a year earlier, according to Refinitiv. Revenue: $17.2 billion,
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The Disney+ (Plus) logo is seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Disney — Shares of the media giant advanced more than 4% after the company announced a major reorganization that will make streaming a “primary focus.” To accelerate its direct-to-consumer
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With stunning views of the city, The Emerald is Seattle’s newest waterfront residential tower. Cory Holland, Clarity NW Just completed, The Emerald is Seattle’s newest luxury condominium tower, located above downtown Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market and the city’s newly reimagined waterfront. The 40-story faceted-glass building located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Stewart Street
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday there are structural forces exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic that support continued strength in the stock market, regardless of the presidential election outcome. “I think there’s a genuine belief that it doesn’t matter who wins. It doesn’t matter about stimulus,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” “There are enough
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People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in lower Manhattan on October 5, 2020 in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Stock market bulls, rejoice.  Third quarter earnings season begins Tuesday with JPMorgan Chase.  The good news: in the second quarter, companies delivered surprisingly large earnings beats as analysts underestimated
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Puerto Rico Oversight Board member Arthur Gonzalez became the fourth original board member to step down on Friday. On Wednesday President Donald Trump appointed Justin Peterson to sit on the board. Effectively, this ended González’s tenure on the board unless a member of the Congressional leadership recommended him to the president. González’s announcement Friday seals
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Author’s note: This article was previously released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory members. Please check latest data before investing. The Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup will be put out at the start of each week to summarize recent price movements in closed-end fund (CEF) sectors in the last week, as well as to highlight recently concluded or
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For five decades, Florida-grown Bryant Miller Olive PA has practiced public finance law across the Sunshine State and the Southeast. BMO’s practice areas also include state and local government law, complex transactions, project finance, and litigation. The offices of Bryant Miller Olive celebrated the firm’s 50th anniversary at a retreat in January.BMO The firm turned
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Steadily lower CEF yields and heightened volatility have underlined the attraction of alpha-generation strategies. In this article, we take a look at a number of relative value CEF opportunities in the preferreds sector. Within the Flaherty & Crumrine suite of preferred CEFs, we highlight the Flaherty & Crumrine/Claymore Total Return Fund (FLC) over the Flaherty
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Nelson Peltz speaking at the 2019 Delivering Alpha conference in New York on Sept. 19, 2019. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Company: Invesco Ltd. (IVZ) Business: Independent investment management company. Invesco provides a range of investment capabilities and outcomes, which are delivered through a set of investment vehicles, to help clients achieve their investment objectives. Its
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A win by Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the presidential election might create a smoother path toward completing proposed upgrades to a 110-year-old tunnel linking Manhattan and northern New Jersey that have hit roadblocks under President Trump, according to transportation advocates. Philip Howard, chairman of the nonpartisan watchdog group Common Good, said the Trump administration
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