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Young multiracial businessman balancing earth on tip of finger
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published Jun 20th 2017, 4:45 am, by Suzanne Woolley (Bloomberg) —After almost a decade, Americans may finally be turning the corner on saving money. More than 30 percent of them say they have enough tucked away to cover six months’ worth of expenses—a seven-year high for this measure of financial calamity preparedness,

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published Jun 14th 2017, 3:32 pm, by Suzanne Woolley (Bloomberg) —How tech-savvy are you? Recent volatility in popular technology stocks, including Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Facebook Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc., and others, is a reminder to check the tech weighting in your retirement portfolio. There’s nothing wrong with having a big slug of tech

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Traders Work On The Floor Of The NYSE As Stocks Rally Amid Earnings And Crude Shrugs Off China Slump
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published May 26th 2017, 10:24 am, by Nir Kaissar (Bloomberg Gadfly) —The New York Yankees. The New England Patriots. The UCLA Bruins. The Vanguard Group? Vanguard may not come to mind when thinking about dynasties, but that’s about to change. Vanguard is dominating the fund business, and the numbers are

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Serious piggy for retirement planning concept
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published May 22nd 2017, 7:00 am, by Noah Smith (Bloomberg View) — I’ll confess that I once ate a very expensive piece of avocado toast, at a hip coffee shop in Brooklyn, New York. It wasn’t very good, either. So I hear what Australian mega-millionaire Tim Gurner is saying when

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Young Ethnic Couple Paying Bills Over Internet
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published May 31st 2017, 7:39 am, by Megan McArdle (Bloomberg View) —It’s been more than 10 years since I last worked in an office on any regular basis, and remote work has worked for me and my employers. And yet, when I read that Apple and IBM were moving away

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published May 26th 2017, 8:48 am, by Matt Levine (Bloomberg View) — VIX manipulation We talked on Wednesday about the CBOE Volatility Index, the VIX, which is an index of implied volatility based on S&P 500 Index stock options. The VIX is used as the reference for VIX futures and

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Traders Work On The Floor Of The NYSE As Stocks Rally Amid Earnings And Crude Shrugs Off China Slump
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published May 24th 2017, 8:45 am, by Suzanne Woolley (Bloomberg) —Average fees paid for U.S. mutual funds and exchange-traded funds fell to a new low of less than 0.6 percent in 2016, Morningstar reported on Tuesday. That’s good news for investors. But as fund companies drive down those expense ratios in a fight

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published May 19th 2017, 8:32 am, by Matt Levine (Bloomberg View) —MiFID II. One thing that I like to say around here is that a lot of the financial industry is run as essentially a gift economy. Investment bankers don’t just do stuff for clients and send them the bill:

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published May 17th 2017, 10:31 am, by Suzanne Woolley (Bloomberg) —With graduation gifts, it’s the thought that counts. The cash is nice, too. Spending on graduation gifts in the U.S. is expected to reach $5.6 billion this year, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation. That tops last

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published May 12th 2017, 7:57 am, by Ben Steverman (Bloomberg) —Motherhood is changing, as are mothers’ working lives—and those changes have economists concerned. For a while, women around the world were making clear economic progress. More of them were working, and they were earning more (and boosting the global economy in the process).

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