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Source: Common Domain

History suggests you should buy the dip if stocks falter at this level

Today 13:34 GMT

Following the VIX’s first drop below 15, the S&P 500 fell each time thereafter, or at the minimum offered a better entry level to buy at.

Although the above research is based on the S&P 500, back-testing shows similar results for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.70% Nasdaq COMP, +0.91% and Russell 2000 RUT, +0.92%. 1. Buy the VIX. Disadvantage: ETPs like the iPath S&P 500 VIX ETN suffer from contango (price erosion caused by the cost of rolling over expiring futures).

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Source: The Guradian

Is age just a number Oscar winners are getting older, analysis reveals

Today 14:30 GMT

All the oldest male winners were over the age of 50, while just over half of their female counterparts were in this age category.

The female actor with the longest wait is Helen Mirren: her Oscar for The Queen in 2007 was 38 years after her role in the Michael Powell-directed The Age of Consent. If she wins, Close would be the third woman over the age of 70 to win best actress, following Jessica Tandy (who won in 1990 for Driving Miss Daisy at the age of 80) and Katharine Hepburn, who is remarkable for winning three Oscars after her 60th birthday.

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Source: Common Domain

Target-date funds are more expensive and less effective than this simple investment plan

Thursday 03:19 GMT

Now that they’ve taken over, target-date funds are under fire from experts who say the products don’t work as well as simpler and cheaper investment strategies.

If your employer’s plan doesn’t use Vanguard balanced funds, almost every 401(k)-type provider offers very similar 50/50 or 60/40 funds from other providers. • There’s nothing forcing you to subject your life savings to your employer’s choice of a target-date fund.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Risk Report: How Big Brands Combat Online Outrage

Thursday 06:04 GMT

Major retailers have almost perfected the art of the corporate apology in recent years, following a string of gaffes over products and ads that stirred uproars online.

A year after the company apologized for releasing a children’s hoodie sporting the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle” modeled by a black child, it has established a new diversity and inclusion team with members in the U.S. and Europe.

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Source: Common Domain

Nearly 30 Years Post-Reunification, Berlin’s Housing Market Booms

Thursday 08:59 GMT

For now, Mr. Ebel said, Berlin’s “incredible 24/7 public transport system, diversity of districts in terms of atmosphere, prices, people and architecture mean it doesn’t matter what you like or how you want to live, you will find a suitable apartment and neighborhood in Berlin.”

The real estate agency reports that both the prime and mainstream markets have witnessed strong price growth in the last five years as a consequence of a shortage of new supply, an expanding population, a strong economy and a robust labor market.

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Source: Common Domain

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, at the current pace, is on track to hit 30,000 in April

Thursday 08:59 GMT

Still, with the trajectory of the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.03% combined with investors’ bullishness, the benchmark index would hit 30,000 points on April 5. What are the odds that could happen?

Please click here for an annotated chart of S&P 500 ETF SPY, +0.17% which represents the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.15%. Please click here for an annotated chart of DJIA ETF DIA, +0.06% which represents the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.03% Similar conclusions can be drawn from the charts of Nasdaq 100 ETF QQQ, +0.20% and small-cap ETF IWM, +0.28% Please note the following:. • The second chart shows that if the Dow Jones Industrial Average were to continue its rise at the present rate, it will reach 30,000 on April 5.. • The first chart shows that The Arora Report gave a buy signal right at the bottom on Christmas Eve.

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Source: The Guradian

South Korean government sparks outrage by saying K-pop stars 'look identical'

Thursday 00:35 GMT

New broadcasting guidelines produced by the South Korean government have prompted outrage for suggesting that television programs feature K-pop stars that look too similar.

The movement, called Escape the Corset, saw Korean women post makeup-free selfies and videos of themselves destroying their makeup, in a rebellion against beauty norms.


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