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Source: Common Domain

Index funds track the market, but they’re not all evenly matched

10-Feb-2019

Read about why index funds have an edge over active management, and find out what to look for when choosing an index fund.

6 things you probably didn’t know about index funds. Criticism of storied mutual-fund manager is unfounded, writes Mark Hulbert. ‘Bond king’ Bill Gross never lost his investing crown. Bill Gross wins praise as pioneer who transformed bond investing as he announces his retirement from Janus Henderson, ending a more-than-four-decade career.

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Source: Fox News

Arizona volunteer finds $4G in hollowed-out book, then tracks down owner, returns cash

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

A full-time book sale volunteer who discovered stacks of hundred dollars bills alongside a family letter tucked into an old novel immediately tracked down the owner so she could return the large sum of money.

Proceeds go to two main charities: the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and the Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County.

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Source: Common Domain

Bitcoin prices on track for three-day skid

Wednesday 20:00 GMT

Bitcoin prices fell Wednesday, extending the slide that has seen the cryptocurrency fall 5% since making a three-week high above $3,700 last week.

Continue reading here: Embattled crypto exchange accidentally sent $370,000 of bitcoin to dead owner. Altcoins, or coins other than bitcoin, were trading mixed on Wednesday. The documents state the bitcoins were sent to Cotten’s cold wallet, which make them likely irretrievable since he was the only person with the password to that digital wallet.

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Source: Global News

Academy backtracks following uproar, says all Oscars will be aired live

Saturday 14:29 GMT

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry’s most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast.

The film academy on Friday said all 24 categories will be shown live, after all, at the 91st Academy Awards on February 24. On Monday, the academy had said that the winning speeches for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short would be aired in a shortened, taped segment during the broadcast.

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Source: Common Domain

Dow on track for 8th straight weekly gain amid U.S.-China trade-talk euphoria

Saturday 14:30 GMT

Stocks traded near intraday highs Friday, with the Dow and the Nasdaq on track to gain for an eighth week in succession, as investors focused on continued progress in trade negotiations between China and the U.S. Expectation for talks to continue next week in Washington has added fresh hope that a resolution was near, even if the parties appeared far apart on key points.

For the week, the Dow is poised to rise 2.7%, the S&P 500 is looking at a 2.3% advance, while the Nasdaq is set to gain 2.2%.

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Source: Fox News

Trump shares video compilation of Democrats at State of the Union to track of R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts'

Saturday 19:59 GMT

President Trump on Friday shared a highlight reel of Democratic lawmakers looking less than pleased at the State of the Union, with the track of R.E.M.'s melancholy "Everybody Hurts” echoing in the background.

“Madame Speaker, members of Congress, the state of our union is strong,” Trump says, the video first zooming in on Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with a blank stare; and cutting to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who seemingly lets out a large sigh and eye roll when listening to Trump.

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Source: The Guradian

Calls to ban the Saudi 'wife-tracking' app could be counterproductive

Today 08:03 GMT

Over the past week Apple and Google have been criticized for carrying a Saudi government app called Absher that lets men restrict the movements of women under their guardianship.

Apple and Google have both said they will look into whether the app violates their policies and should be pulled from their app stores. Men can choose to get text alerts when their wife or a female relative goes through an airport, and can revoke the woman’s right to travel with a few easy clicks.


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