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Three low-volatility investing strategies for a highly volatile stock market

“Low-volatility ETFs are built on a portfolio of low-volatility stocks and sectors” writes Simon Maierhofer for marketwatch.com. There are a number of low-volatility ETFs, each using their own methodology.In general, low-volatility ETFs have reduced volatility. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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U.S. fund Castlelake to buy planes from AirAsia in $800 million deal: sources

“Earlier this year, AirAsia agreed to sell part of its aircraft leasing portfolio in a staggered deal for $1.2 billion to firms managed by BBAM Ltd, one of the world’s largest aircraft portfolio managers” reports businessinsider.com. Castlelake and AirAsia are expected to close the deal in the next few weeks, the people said.For AirAsia, the deal marks another move to monetize its assets as Asia’s biggest budget airline seeks to transform itself into an asset-light, digitally focused firm.SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. private investment firm Castlelake LP has struck a deal…

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30% of ABE loans allocated to farmers, crop production: bank chairperson

“Chairperson of the Agricultural Bank of Egypt (ABE), El Sayed Elkosayer, said that his bank allocates about 30% of its total loan portfolio towards farmers and crop production, as well as agricultural development projects” writes Hossam Mounir for dailynewsegypt.com. About 25% of the loan portfolio is directed to animal production projects, 20% to agricultural mechanisation projects, and 25% to individual, consumption, and workers’ loans, added the ABE’s chairperson.Elkosayer explained that the bank’s loan portfolio increased from EGP 22bn in March 2016 when he took office, to about a current EGP…

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Walmart is acquiring the world’s largest online seller of art

“The company announced on Thursday that it plans to acquire Art.com, which it says is the world’s largest seller of artwork online” writes Dennis Green for businessinsider.com. Walmart has been on something of a buying streak lately, adding companies born online to its growing portfolio.Walmart will acquire the entire company — catalog, intellectual property, trade name, and all of its US-based operations — for a price it did not disclose.Walmart says it will continue to operate Art.com as a standalone site, complementing the rest of its growing online portfolio, which…

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Year-end portfolio moves to help your portfolio weather volatility

“As investors weather more volatility after Tuesday’s799 point drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, financial experts have largely stuck to one refrain: Welcome to the new normal” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Concerns over tariffs and what the Federal Reserve will do will likely keep market volatility elevated, according to J.J. Kinahan, chief market strategist and managing director at TD Ameritrade.”But volatility is only elevated compared to the last couple of years,” Kinahan said.It’s not a 10 percent move anymore,” Lisa Shalett, head of investment and portfolio strategy at…

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Exotic ETFs: For When Tracking The Market Isn’t Enough

“Bullish on ETFs as the future of money management, Faber is cautious on stocks, especially the domestic ones” writes William Baldwin for forbes.com. They’ll provide a portfolio covering the whole stock market for free, or close to free.hat a wreck index funds have made of the comfy, lucrative business of money management.He wanted to start his own money management firm—taking the name Cambria from a coastal town northwest of L.A.—and needed help.Almost all ETFs track either a well-known index like the S&P 500 or, like Cambria’s funds, a custom index…

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How architecture and design set the foundation for better public health

“Reinventing modern architecture to promote public health will require a financial commitment from both institutions and individuals” reports mashable.com. Studies have suggested that architecture can be transformative when it comes to public health.The data suggested strong links between design, public policy, and healthy environments.UBS’ Global Visionary program supports and encourages sustainable investment in organizations making an impact around the globe.As sustainable investments become top of mind for those seeking to make the world a better place, projects like the ones detailed below are gaining traction. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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The stock market has become wildly unpredictable — here are 4 simple portfolio tweaks Credit Suisse says will help traders make a killing amid the chaos

“With all of that established, it’s now time to reveal the four big portfolio adjustments being recommended by Credit Suisse, with full rationale included” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. But before we get into those specific recommendations, it’s important to recognize Credit Suisse’s base case for stocks going forward.What’s resulted is a landscape that looks increasingly foreign to equity investors who have become accustomed to certain circumstances — ones that rewarded growth stocks and the traders who indiscriminately piled into them. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Huobi Wallet Enables TRON Support To Encourage Portfolio Diversification

“Huobi Wallet sets an example for other wallet providers to follow in the months to come” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. As such, the company is beefing up its mobile wallet by enabling TRON support.Any mobile cryptocurrency wallet offering needs to focus on supporting different assets.The company’s native wallet solution now supports TRX, which can improve adoption of this altcoin moving forward. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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BMW may sell U.S. credit-card business, report says

“NEW YORK — BMW may be getting out of the credit-card business in the United States” writes Jenny Suranegabrielle Coppola for autonews.com. BMW is one of the last major consumer companies to still own and manage its card portfolio.The automaker has held talks with banks as it considers a sale of its credit-card portfolio, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the discussions were private. Source: autonews.com Share This:

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