Investing & Retiring

Small-cap stocks typically benefit when the dollar gains in value, whereas larger-cap stocks and multinational companies tend to feel the heat under the same conditions. Smaller companies deal with more domestic sales, typically without the burden of having to translate overseas revenue from foreign currencies back into dollar terms. “Looking at the relative ratio between
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Lex Sokolin, global director of fintech strategy and partner at Autonomous Research, said BlackRock has been explicit about building out a digital wealth company of the future, and this move reinforces that strategy. BlackRock already has an internal division focused on digital wealth, acquired robo-advisory start-up FutureAdvisor and is part owner of European robo-advisor Scalable
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April’s solid job growth and historically low 3.9 percent unemployment rate are positive signs for the economy, but sluggish productivity growth and tepid wage growth raise red flags. The economy added 164,000 jobs last month, and unemployment fell more than expected, but wage growth was just 0.1 percent, half of what was expected. Economists said
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It was a better-than-expected quarter for Tesla, but CEO Elon Musk’s behavior is making him look unhinged, says one analyst. Consumer Edge analyst Jamie Albertine, who is bullish on Tesla and has a price target of $385, said the company’s financial results were in line with his expectations, but Musk’s behavior on Wednesday’s conference call
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