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(Photo by Mark Schiefelbein- Pool/Getty Images) Chinese corporations are all over Africa.  In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa. What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue. The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the
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IBM Chief Human Resource Officer Diane GhersonDiane Gherson/IBM When it comes to the forefront of the global human resources landscape, Diane Gherson is someone you want to know. As Chief Human Resource Officer at IBM, Diane has helped to revolutionize IBM over the past 13 years. Under her leadership, she has transformed global workforce outcomes
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Shutterstock Wall Street is working on a new platform which will ease the trading, storing and spending digital assets. That’s bullish for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It will help them gain acceptance among investors, merchants and consumers. Last week, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced plans to form a new company, Bakkt, with the purpose to create
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A copy of a IRS 1040 tax form  Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Both ETFs and mutual funds typically hold a set of investments on your behalf. Yet, in many cases ETFs can be a smarter decision from a tax standpoint, we’ll explain why. First off, there are many reasons to hold ETFs and mutual funds,
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Shutterstock Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself. 
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Just a handful of long-term bond funds are cheap to own for a brief interval. Shutterstock If you want to make a bet on declining interest rates, shares in a fund that owns long-term bonds are a good option. This table ranks exchange-traded long-term bond funds on
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How much should you invest outside the U.S.? Photo: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images) One critical question for all stock investors is, what should my international exposure be? Unfortunately, here investors can be their own worst enemy. This issue may end up hurting performance, or increasing risk, or both. On average, U.S. investors hold around 15% of their
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin These 15 funds are the cheapest in their categories for short-term speculations.  Shutterstock Owning a bond fund is one way to bet on a decline in interest rates. The table ranks the cheapest exchange-traded funds for three-month holding costs on a $10,000 investment. 3-month Holding Cost*
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(Photo by Mark Schiefelbein- Pool/Getty Images) The reason China is in Africa is simple; to exploit the people and take their resources. It’s the same thing European colonists did during mercantile times, except worse. The corporations owned by the Chinese state are trying to turn Africa into another Chinese continent. They are squeezing Africa for
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The Soro Enshi container ship sails from Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai on July 10, 2018. A Parliamentary committee in India said China is dumping products in their country. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg China is dumping products in India, a parliamentary panel suggested recently. As the trade war goes on unabated, China’s trade practices in
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Tax and financial advisory firm RSM estimates that a full-scale trade war will cost the U.S. over $1 trillion. (Shutterstock) Wars aren’t free. That includes trade wars. The Trump Administration is currently fighting a trade war with China, but also has tariffs on goods coming from Russia and Brazil. And trade relations with the European Union,
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The author owns shares in AP Moeller-Maersk, CVS Health, Jardine Matheson, the PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund and the SPDR Gold Trust.  The trend is your friend is an investment adage that is usually associated with short term traders, employing technical analysis or other momentum strategies. It can also apply to thematic investors seeking to
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin These 26 funds are the lowest in cost for positions held three months.  Shutterstock Funds holding foreign securities haven’t done terribly well in recent years, but if you want to bet on a reversal of fortune, the exchange-traded funds in this table are the cheap way
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David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc., speaks. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg Famed hedge fund investor David Einhorn is having a brutal year. He’s down over 18% in 2018, posting some of the worst performance in the entire hedge fund industry. Surprisingly, it could have been worse for Einhorn. Despite his losses, Einhorn actually dodged a big bullet
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