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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Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull (Photo by William Volcov/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty … [+] Images) 2017 Brazil Photo Press 2019 was a very good year for the stock market with the Dow 30 Industrials increasing 22.3%, the S&P 500 up 28.9% and the NASDAQ 35.2%. As we enter 2020 there is increased optimism about the markets
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Indianapolis has two affordable ZIP codes Indianapolis, Indiana, USA downtown cityscape on the White River at dusk. Getty The ten most affordable ZIP codes in big cities for apartment rentals from rent.com will surprise you. Rent.com found average one-bedroom rents for $800 a month and under. Included are ZIP codes in Houston, Jacksonville, Fort Worth,
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Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green and Courteney Cox as Monica Geller on NBC’s “Friends.” NBC | Getty Images On New Year’s Day, the adventures of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey will be gone from Netflix — and won’t be available to stream
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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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Hands Of Father Giving Jar Of Coins To Child On Wooden Table Background – Inheritance / Parent … [+] Providing For Children Concept Getty The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) was passed in late December and includes a variety of changes that primarily revolve around retirement plans. Let’s explore some of
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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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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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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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