As tax season approaches, everyone begins to focus on how to maximize their returns. Thus, investors are looking for more tax-efficient ways to invest. While managers can harvest losses as part of a tax-management process, measuring the actual value to your portfolio is not always apparent. Possibly one of the best ways to quantify the
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Be sure to thoroughly review a pension plan buy out offer before accepting it. Use an independent third party financial advisor if you need assistance running the numbers. Getty The number of companies offering pensions has been declining in the United States for decades, as companies have transitioned their employees to employer-sponsored retirement plans, such
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed charges against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act. Adobe Stock The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today filed charges against Facebook for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act by encouraging, enabling and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform. HUD claims Facebook discriminates
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Values-aligned investing is called by many different names, which are commonly misused or misunderstood by investors. Let me decode the lingo, because a shared understanding of the terminology makes this type of investing more accessible to advisors and investors alike. Please note that there are no universally agreed upon definitions among professionals, and everyone uses
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As funding for coal- and gas-fired power generation continues to decline, investors long leery of so-called “clean tech” plays are taking a shine to renewable-energy start-ups and other carbon-reducing technologies. According to reports from the International Energy Agency, electricity investments are flowing toward renewables, networks and flexibility, while at the same time more than 100
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An interview and Q&A with billionaire and founder of the quantitative hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, James Simons. In this interview, James discusses his quantitative approach to investing and how this has evolved over his career. James also talks about fundamental trading and how his management style has helped make Renaissance Technologies so successful. Like if
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Accenture on Thursday raised its full-year profit forecast after reporting better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, benefiting from its investments in digital and cloud services. The consulting and outsourcing services provider’s shares rose 4 percent before the opening bell. Much of Accenture’s recent growth has been driven by digital and cloud services, which include everything from managing clients’
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Apparel maker PVH on Wednesday forecast full-year adjusted profit and sales above Wall Street expectations, banking on higher demand for its Tommy Hilfiger branded apparels and accessories. Shares of the Calvin Klein owner, which also reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter sales and profit, rose 10 percent after the bell. The New York-based company has been giving lesser
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Swedbank dramatically dismissed its Chief Executive Birgitte Bonnesen on Thursday shortly before its annual meeting after the lender faced allegations it was involved in money laundering in the Baltics. “The developments during the past days have created an enormous pressure for the bank. Therefore, the Board has decided to dismiss Birgitte Bonnesen from her position,”
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