Month: December 2019

Bond prices are sensitive to interest rate changes, and bond duration is a measure of just how sensitive. For instance, in Exhibit 1.1 (shown in my last article), an increase in interest rates for the simple bond from 3 percent to 4 percent caused the bond’s price to fall by 8.1 percent. This bond has
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at COP 24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Katowice, Poland on 5 December, 2018. Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images Investing for climate change had been a niche on Wall Street, often generating sub-par returns, but in the coming
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Getty The 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2019 has officially wrapped. Here’s the complete list of charities in the series:  Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for their favorite charity. This was one of the busiest years for the series: I received numerous submissions. I reviewed every nomination carefully and tried to
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When you’re making an investment during uncertain economic conditions, you’d like to be able to separate the short-term zigs from the long-term zags. This is especially true for investors in rental property because it’s so difficult to get into or out of a market; you can’t just call up someone and place an order. 2020
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Ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement on Tuesday confirming reports that he’s left Japan and is now in Lebanon. “I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant disregard
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U.S. government debt prices moved lower on Tuesday, the last trading day of the year. At 3:50 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to around 1.9034%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also higher at 2.3574%. Bond yields move inversely to prices. Investors have been taking on
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Concern about the $100 billion Mormon horde, the “scandal” I have dubbed EnsignGate seems to still be a thing. I have a little more to share on it, but I would also like to do a bit of review of my Mormon coverage. I have made an attempt to stake a big claim to the
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Aerial view of Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail in northern Nebraska, on a trestle over Long Pine … [+] Creek, along the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail Getty Twelve months after announcing the Great American Rail-Trail initiative, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) shared news this month that nearly $13 million has been secured for
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This photo taken on May 3, 2018 shows a worker cutting steel at a factory in Huaibei in China’s eastern Anhui province. AFP | Getty Images China’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index for manufacturing came in slightly above expectations at 50.2 for the month of December, the country’s statistics bureau said on Tuesday. Economists polled by Reuters had
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