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Microsoft investing $50 million in climate-change program

“The Redmond company is expanding the program, launched in July, which provides cloud services and other tech resources to groups working on climate change and environmental technology Microsoft announced Monday that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology” writes Rachel Lerman for seattletimes.com. The challenge is that the data is not easy to search and understand, which is where Azure’s artificial-intelligence technology comes in.The Redmond company’s AI for Earth program launched in July…

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I’m 29 and I manage $100 million — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about investing

“Surprisingly, the ones that will love you are the ones that you’ve hated for years: the foreign markets this year” writes Michelle Mckinnon for businessinsider.com. Now it doesn’t take a CFP professional to see that the US markets are doing well, but what about the foreign markets?. The common assumption is that one day interest rates will move higher and never come back down.A podcast where we dive into every day financial questions with female trailblazers.This means adding exposure to not only the foreign markets but also to the bond…

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Coinbase’s founder has a warning for bitcoin investors: ‘Invest responsibly’

“A new signpost was added to the crazy financial ride known as bitcoin on Friday when Coinbase, arguably the best-known bitcoin broker on the market, sent a warning message to investors: “Please invest responsibly.”” writes Re Code Net for cnbc.com. “We also wanted to remind customers of some of the risks associated with trading digital currency,” Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong wrote in a blog post.One bitcoin was worth $1,000 in January. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Emerging markets are under pressure, but I’m buying the dip: Chantico’s Sanchez

“That sell-off has raised concerns regarding the health of the emerging markets trade” writes Tomohiro Ohsumi for cnbc.com. Some of them are associated with large holdings in the emerging markets exchange-traded fund like Ant Financial, an Alibaba Group affiliate.We see a global trade boom continuing to drive emerging markets as global Purchasing Manager indexes show continued growth in demand for manufactured goods.Emerging market equities have been lagging recently, falling over 3 percent in the last week alone.For these reasons, we continue to remain optimistic on emerging markets. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Morgan Stanley Announces Launch of Morgan Stanley Access Investing

“Morgan Stanley Access Investing portfolios are backed by the same proprietary manager selection analytics used throughout the firm, which we believe may improve the odds of adding performance value for the end investor.”” writes Donna Fuscaldo for investopedia.com. “Morgan Stanley Access Investing leverages the firm’s intellectual capital to reach a broader audience of investors who are looking to achieve their financial goals,” said Naureen Hassan, chief digital officer at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, in a press release announcing the new platform.Millennials by nature are more self directed and comfortable with…

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Here’s a simple guide to what a hedge fund actually does

“For more on hedge funds, see 48 key hedge fund terms every investors should know” writes Graham Rapier for businessinsider.com. However, despite an image of complexity and secrecy, the basics around hedge funds are actually quite easy to understand.Hedge funds can help to diversify a portfolio – and when the general market is struggling, hedge funds using the right strategy can still provide a handsome return.For many entry-level investors, hedge funds are shrouded in mystery and exclusivity.Hedge fund strategies can range from trading currencies with extreme leverage to using event-driven…

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8 bad money habits we pick up from childhood

“Set up automatic retirement contributions to force yourself to make better money decisions for your future” reports businessinsider.com. Here are eight common parenting behaviors that can negatively influence your money habits and what you can do to overcome them.The solution: Be careful and strategic with your investing decisions.The behavior: This is an unfortunate reality for so many families and a major contributor to all kinds of psychological issues in kids, including those that fuel poor money decisions. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Doomsday Preppers Are Switching from Gold As they Bet on Bitcoin

“Doomsday preppers in North America are turning their attention to bitcoin instead of gold bars and coins as they prepare for the collapse of civilisation” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. Then, he was reported as saying that it was something ‘more than just a fad.’ However, with doomsday preppers turning their attention to alternative means of surviving should the world collapse, bitcoin is quickly becoming a viable choice for them.Tom Martin, a truck driver from Washington, who runs the American Preppers Network website, said: In addition to investing in gold,…

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7 ESG picks for stock-market investors that don’t cost in returns

“Jon Hale, head of sustainability research at Morningstar, says there are now around 230 funds and ETFs that have an ESG or sustainability theme” writes Howard Gold for marketwatch.com. Hale prepared a spreadsheet for MarketWatch that listed all the funds and ETFs in Morningstar’s universe that have sustainability or ESG themes.More and more institutional investors are incorporating its principles into their investment selection process and putting ESG-focused assets into their portfolios. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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