Cocktail of trade worries, poor data, Brexit hit European shares

(Reuters) – European shares sank on Thursday as the latest round of U.S.-China trade friction and a soft set of business surveys sapped investors’ risk appetite, while pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa to quit added to Brexit concerns. The pan-European STOXX 600 index closed 1.4% lower, with Germany’s traditionally trade-sensitive DAX down 1.8%, while Italian shares slumped more than […]

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‘MINT’ Fixed Income ETF for Challenging Bond Market

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. In today’s challenging bond market, it’s difficult to decide how an investor should get allocation to the space when parsing the plethora of opportunities available, especially when it comes to exchange-traded funds (ETFs). For short duration exposure, one option to consider is the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity (NYSEArca: MINT). MINT seeks greater income and […]

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Julian Castro joins McDonald's strikers in North Carolina

Presidential candidate and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks with a supporter prior to rallying with McDonald’s employees and other activists demanding fairer pay, better working conditions, and the right to unionize in Durham, N.C., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in […]

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4 Signs You Should Fire a Freelance Client

There are plenty of great reasons to become a freelancer, like schedule flexibility and the chance to be your own boss. The downside, however, is having to look for work and grappling with a variable income as a result. In fact, some freelancers are so desperate for volume that they'll take on just about any assignment that comes their way, […]

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VanEck Oil Refiners ETF Can Spring to Life

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Broadly speaking, the energy sector and the related exchange traded funds have been performing well this year. However, the VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF (NYSEArca: CRAK), the only exchange traded fund dedicated to oil refiners, is lagging with a year-to-date gain of just 1.55%. Recently, CRAK has shown some signs of life, gaining more […]

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10 Best-Performing Non Leveraged Small-Cap ETFs

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The Russell 2000–the index primarily associated with small cap equities–is up about 21 percent since December’s sell-off during a volatile fourth quarter in 2018. However, the index is in correction mode with a drop of 12 percent after hitting a high last summer. Still, for investors looking for ideal safe haven assets during […]

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European Central Bank more concerned about growth rebound

Officials at the European Central Bank at their last meeting had grown more concerned about chances for a return to stronger economic growth in the second half of the year as they underlined their readiness to deploy more stimulus if needed. Continue Reading Below The written account of the April 10 meeting, released Thursday, showed that the bank's 25-member governing […]

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Relax, robots won’t be taking your job

My favourite series as a kid was The Jetsons, not so much because it was funny but because it was aspirational, particularly Rosie the robot who took care of all domestic chores: the cooking, the cleaning, the serving, everything. You’d be forgiven, then, based on an endless queue of media articles, for thinking Rosies are our future and that you’ll […]

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World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage

FILE – In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Ryan Falvey works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Banks and retailers pushed the market broadly lower in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) World markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China […]

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Stocks Slump, Dollar Rises as Trade Worries Deepen: Markets Wrap

In this article U.S. equity futures and European stocks tracked a slide in Asian shares on Thursday as trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies showed little sign of easing. Treasuries climbed with the dollar. S&P 500 futures pointed to a big drop at the New York open after the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper published two commentaries assailing American […]

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