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Investors want radical change to get Hammerson back on top

“Shopping centre owner Hammerson faces a backlash from shareholders on plans to trim its portfolio of properties, amid simmering frustration over its handling of takeover bids earlier this year” writes Liam Halligan for telegraph.co.uk. Activist investor Elliott Advisors, which recently ­increased its stake in Hammerson to almost 5.3pc, has spent the past few weeks rallying other shareholders to call for a more radical shake-up than the one due to be proposed this week by David Atkins, the chief executive. He is expected to outline plans to sell some ­under-performing properties…

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JP Morgan predicts Tesla shares will plunge more than 40% by year-end

“Tesla shares will fall dramatically the rest of this year due to its high valuation and rising competition, according to J.P. Morgan” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The firm reaffirmed its underweight rating for Tesla shares, saying other automakers may price their electric cars aggressively.Tesla has a “highly differentiated business model, appealing product portfolio, and leading-edge technology, which we believe are more than offset by above-average execution risk and valuation that seems to be pricing in a lot,” analyst Ryan Brinkman said in a note to clients Friday. “We have…

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Target-date funds aren’t the retirement bull’s-eye they’re cracked up to be

“The difference, however, is that the target-date portfolio introduces an element of random chance” writes Nir Kaissar for latimes.com. Because it allocates more to stocks in the beginning, whether those early years happen to coincide with a bull or bear market has a lasting effect.During the 41-year period beginning in 1949, for example — just before the epic bull market of the 1950s — the target-date portfolio beat the static 60/40 portfolio by 0.6 percentage point a year. But during the period beginning in 1929 — just before the Great…

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Buying gold now would only weigh down your investment portfolio

“The question that contrarians are asking: Why, if gold has performed so poorly, are gold timers on balance no worse than neutral?” writes Mark Hulbert for marketwatch.com. It currently stands at 0%, indicating that the typical timer is out of the gold market but not outright short.Consider the average recommended gold-market exposure level among monitored gold timers, as measured by the Hulbert Gold Newsletter Sentiment Index (or HGNSI).In fact, despite gold bullion GCQ8, +0.18%  falling $140 an ounce since its January high, the average gold timer I track has not…

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Singapore’s GIC flags lower long-term returns in tough investment climate

“Unlike Temasek that focuses on equities, GIC, set up to manage foreign reserves, has a more conservative investment strategy with the long-term goal of beating global inflation” reports businessinsider.com. That was just below the 6.9 percent return of its reference portfolio of 65 percent global equities and 35 percent bonds.GIC and Temasek figured among lead investors in a $14 billion investment in China’s Ant Financial Services Group earlier in 2018 – the biggest-ever single fundraising globally by a private company.Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, GIC’s Chief Investment Officer, said emerging markets offered better…

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Univision officially announces it’s looking to sell Gizmodo Media Group and its stake in The Onion

“The Hispanic media company said Tuesday that it has initiated a formal process to explore the sale of the Gizmodo Media Group (GMG) and The Onion, in which Univision owns a majority stake” writes Todd Spangler for businessinsider.com. “The company determined that pursuing a sale of GMG and The Onion collectively will allow UCI to focus on its core assets and further strengthen UCI’s position as the No. 1 media company serving U.S. Hispanics, while enabling both GMG and The Onion even greater opportunities to grow under new ownership,” Univision…

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Large global investor has record portfolio value, but it may slow down investments

“In the past year, the company made investments worth 29 billion Singapore dollars and divested 16 billion Singapore dollars” writes Yen Nee Lee for cnbc.com. The company said the size of its portfolio grew to 308 billion Singapore dollars ($235 billion) in the year ended March 31, representing a 12 percent increase year-over-year in local currency terms.Singapore’s state investment firm Temasek Holdings said Tuesday the value of its portfolio jumped above 300 billion Singapore dollars for the first time ever. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Union Square Ventures Unveils Its Long-Term Cryptocurrency…

“Union Square Ventures has a long-term vision for its cryptocurrency portfolio” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. Unlike other big firms, Union Square Ventures isn’t launching a cryptocurrency fund.Do you agree with the strategy being employed by Union Square Ventures?. When entities such as Union Square Ventures get on board, the market sentiment can change quickly. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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How to build a winning stock portfolio, and seven stocks to get you started

“Here are three lessons from Vandeventer on how to build a portfolio and maneuver in the stock market, and seven stocks he likes now for the medium term” writes Michael Brush for marketwatch.com. Brush has suggested FB in his stock newsletter Brush Up on Stocks.At the time of publication, Michael Brush had no positions in any stocks mentioned in this column.And a lot of investors like banks because they can benefit from rising interest rates.One of the great things about the investment business is that age discrimination is less prevalent…

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