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Actor Hill Harper launches The Black Wall Street platform aimed at empowering investors of color

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hill Harper attends the Netflix Golden Globe Weekend Cocktail Party at Cecconi’s Restaurant on Jan. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Charley Gallay | Getty Images Nearly a century after Black Wall Street — a center of Black business in......

UK investors expand anti-slavery push to construction, materials sectors

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LONDON (Reuters) – A UK investor coalition that presses companies to unearth modern-day slavery in their supply chains said on Monday it was going to expand its campaign into the construction and materials sectors. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are seen working at a site in London, following the outbreak of......

One ETF analyst’s word of caution for investors piling into Ark’s Space Exploration fund

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Space is the place, and Ark Invest is moving in. The investment firm led by Cathie Wood has seen over half a billion dollars flow into the Space Exploration and Innovation ETF (ARKX) it launched on March 30, with some......

Wall Street Week Ahead: With stocks at record highs, investors look to upcoming earnings

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street is kicking off a crucial reporting season as U.S. companies provide quarterly results a year after the coronavirus pandemic crippled the economy and as investors look for reasons to support a stock market at record highs. FILE PHOTO: A sign for the Wall Street......

Investors have put more money into stocks in the last 5 months than the previous 12 years combined

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE The latest wave of market enthusiasm has brought with it a stunning rush of money, in which more of investors’ cash has gone to stock-based funds in the......

Citi adds ESG scores to data platform for climate-conscious investors

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FILE PHOTO: The Citigroup Inc (Citi) logo is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. Picture taken October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo (Reuters) – Citigroup has added environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores to its securities services data platform for clients......

Analysis: Mexico vs Brazil: Populist presidents confound investors

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – When a left wing populist and a far-right lawmaker rose to power in Latin America’s two largest economies, investors thought they knew who was going to show them the money. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a ceremony at the Sao Sebastiao neighbourhood......

Biden infrastructure, clean energy plan may be windfall for investors

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 31, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s infrastructure initiative — and the measures it contains to curb climate change — may be a tailwind for......

MJ, KD Among New Investors in Creator of NBA Top Shot

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are among the latest current and former NBA players to invest in Dapper Labs, the startup company behind the NFT trading-card platform NBA Top Shot. The company announced a $305 million......

Supreme Court Looks for Narrow Path in Investors’ Suit Against Goldman Sachs

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A divided three-judge panel of the court of appeals said its ruling relied on a presumption created by a 1988 Supreme Court decision, Basic v. Levinson, which said investors claiming they were defrauded by false statements in securities filings need not show they had relied on the statements. Instead, it......

Meet Laela Sturdy, the underdog who became one of the top investors at Alphabet’s CapitalG

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here When Laela Sturdy visited Stanford for the first time, it wasn’t to study at the famed university’s business school. It was to beat Stanford at its own game — literally. As the no. 16 seed in the annual NCAA tournament......

Investors seek Bitcoin haven amid weakening dollar worries

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Charles Gasparino Warren Buffett hates cryptocurrencies. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen isn’t a fan and neither is Bill Gates. Ditto for scores of great economic minds who call the rise of cryptos like Bitcoin a “bubble,” and a lot worse. I have my doubts as well. I’ve seen too many Pets.coms......

Cramer’s week ahead: The ‘old guard’ of investors seems to be back in charge of the market

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Investors are exhibiting optimism around the Covid vaccine rollout, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said, and it fueled a rally in U.S. stocks Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 453.40 points, or 1.4%, while the broad S&P 500 advanced 1.7% to......

SoFi to give amateur investors early access to IPOs in break from Wall Street tradition

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi  Adam Jeffery | CNBC Online finance start-up SoFi is lowering the barrier for amateur investors to buy shares of companies as they go public. These IPO shares have historically been set aside for Wall Street’s......

Why investors are struggling to value media stocks like ViacomCBS and Discovery

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Spongebob Squarepants Source: Viacom | Wikipedia Good luck figuring out how to properly value media stocks right now — investors seem totally confused. A slew of contradictory variables has made trading legacy media stocks ViacomCBS and Discovery a bit like......

News Corp to buy Investor’s Business Daily for $275 million

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FILE PHOTO: The News Corporation logo is displayed on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said on Thursday it would acquire Los Angeles-based financial news firm Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) from O’......

Tech investors pump millions into NFT start-ups as digital collectibles boom

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An illustration of NFT-based art. gremlin | E+ | Getty Images Venture capitalists are writing big checks for start-ups in the booming NFT space. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have exploded in popularity this year in tandem with a rise in......

Russia set to attract retail investors in record numbers, lobby group says

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is on track to attract a record number of retail investors in 2021 despite an anticipated rise in interest rates, the head of the National Association of Stock Market Participants (NAUFOR) lobby group said. FILE PHOTO: Moscow Exchange’s logo is displayed outside its office in the......

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