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6 ways you may be sabotaging your relationship — with your investments

“I have always believed that you must treat your investments in the stock market as you would treat a personal relationship” writes Jeffrey S for marketwatch.com. How can you hope to change your relationship with money if you don’t tackle the factors that are undermining it?. But it may never happen, and the resulting cost of waiting for that extra small bit can be huge in both the stock market and in life.The list of potentially perilous stock market beliefs is lengthy.If you’re determined to retain that long-term family investment,…

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A $16B hedge fund CIO gives an easy explanation of quantitative trading

“Quantitative investing is an implementation methodology more than a strategy itself and so, I would consider the two different implementation methodologies, discretionary investing or quantitative investing” writes Nathaniel Lee for businessinsider.com. Ryan Tolkin, the CIO of a $16B hedge fund Schonfeld group, helped us understand what quantitative trading actually is.And within quantitative investing, there are multiple different strategies that people can actually deploy. And so, often times, we hear about people who are running discretionary strategies who make not necessarily always the best decisions because they’ve allowed their emotion to…

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What does a tech startup do after raising $232 million selling digital coins to investors?  Set up a VC fund

“As for the rest of its cash, it’s investing it in “things like stocks, bonds and precious metals,” according to the report” writes Oscar Williams-grut for businessinsider.com. Investing in stocks, bonds, and precious metals is relatively unusual too.Crowdfund Insider reports that Tezos is committing $50 million to venture capital investing, backing companies that are building on its platform. Compared to establishing the great nation of Tezosistan, investing in stocks and bonds looks pretty tame. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Why one investor is actually bullish on Brazil’s troubled state oil giant Petrobras

“Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras has been linked to the country’s endemic corruption in recent years” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Bradshaw added that Petrobras “is a tool partly of public policy,” and “when you’re investing in Petrobras you’re also investing in the Brazilian state.”. Given that Petrobras is a majority state-owned company, both carry a similar amount of risk.Bradshaw was positive about how the company was dealing with its liquidity, debt swaps and long-term issue, adding that in the future, Petrobras’ break even oil price was in the low…

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SoftBank says it’s interested in investing in Uber or Lyft

“SoftBank, the Japanese tech giant, is interested in potentially investing into ride-hailing companies Uber or Lyft, CEO Masayoshi Son said on Monday after the company posted its quarterly earnings” writes Dan Primack for axios.com. “We are interested in discussing with Uber, we are also interested in discussing with Lyft, we have not decided which way,” he said.Ride-hailing appetite: SoftBank’s interest in investing in Uber has been known for some time, as Axios has reported, and floating interest in Lyft may be a negotiation technique. Source: axios.com Share This:

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SoftBank Tops Estimates as Sprint’s Future Back in Focus

“Even before the Vision Fund, Son used cash from broadband and telecom operations in Japan to fund investments in businesses abroad” writes Pavel Alpeyev for bloomberg.com. Operating profit was 479.3 billion yen ($4.3 billion), topping analysts’ projections, in the fiscal quarter ended June, as U.S. unit Sprint Corp. returned to profit for the first time in three years.SoftBank Group Corp.’s earnings are starting to reflect its transition into a company that invests and makes deals. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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Older Americans are too fearful about money and investing

“Moreover, the cost for financial planning needs to be lowered to give more people access to the benefits it can provide” writes Matt Fellowes for marketwatch.com. This suggests that older Americans with considerable wealth are simply cutting back on their lifestyles, making the older population more equal in terms of income and spending.Even more surprising: income differences among older Americans have been shrinking in recent decades, while they’ve been rising for nearly every other age group.Higher standards for the quality of financial planning software products is also long overdue. Source: marketwatch.com…

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Smart investors obsess about risk more than return

“Then, check out stories on global investing, bitcoin, the Buffett-like quality of former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, and whether Dow 22,000 heralds the top of this current bull market” reports marketwatch.com. Here’s everything you need to know to protect your money, if you decide to invest in marijuana stocks.Recreational cannabis is projected to grow to a $50 billion market by 2026, but many obstacles remain.If you are putting everything into U.S. stocks, you are missing out on a low-risk, high-reward strategy of investing globally, writes Brett Arends. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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