Volatile US-China trade situation proves tricky for investors – bdnews24.com

Wall Street seemed to take heart from National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow’s calming words in a Fox Business Network interview during his first week on the job, and the market turned itself around. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied more than 700 points from the day’s low. That trust looked misguided a day later, when Trump – seemingly unbeknown to Kudlow – said he had instructed an additional $100 billion of tariffs to be imposed on Chinese goods. Equities…

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Veronica Macpherson’s razzle dazzle parties and Macro Group’s alleged Pilbara Ponzi scheme

Updated April 07, 2018 09:35:11 Video: The marvellous parties of a suspected Ponzi scheme (ABC News) As Australian authorities continue to scrutinise the suspected Ponzi scheme masterminded by Pilbara businesswoman Veronica Macpherson, its overseas investors are embarrassed that they fell for her promises and bitter that Australia — a country they thought was safe for investment — has robbed them of their savings. Key points Macro’s overseas investors courted at lavish awards night and on tours of Pilbara One investor…

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As China Hits Back, Investors Hit the Panic Button — SVU, TI, I, NLNK, MNKD — Investing Daily

When investors think that President Trump is merely posturing on tariffs, stocks rise. When it appears that Trump will actually follow through on his stated trade policy, stocks fall. It reminds me of Bizarro World in the Superman comics, where everything is reversed in some way. Today, Trump seemed quite serious. China immediately responded in kind. The result: panic selling on Wall Street. The main indices went into free fall today, with all 11 S&P 500 sectors closing deeply in…

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SEC Orders Three Investment Advisers To Pay $12 Million To Harmed Clients

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that three investment advisers have settled charges for breaching fiduciary duties to clients and generating millions of dollars of improper fees in the process.    According to the SEC’s orders, PNC Investments LLC, Securities America Advisors Inc., and Geneos Wealth Management Inc. failed to disclose conflicts of interest and violated their duty to seek best execution by investing advisory clients in higher-cost mutual fund shares when lower-cost shares of the same funds were available.…

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Neil Woodford vs Nick Train – How would they invest this year’s ISA allowance?

The ISA deadline has passed for 2017/18. If like me, you recently topped up your ISA just before the deadline, there’s a strong chance you’re sitting on a pile of cash right now, wondering where to invest it. With high levels of uncertainty across global financial markets at present, investing feels more challenging now than it did back in early January. Today, I’m looking at the investment styles of two of the most prominent portfolio managers in the UK –…

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CF Fertilisers announces £40m investment – NEWS

Rising demand for Ammonium Nitrate (AN) based products and two years of record outputs has led CF Fertilisers to invest £40 million in its Teeside fertiliser manufacturing plant. Alex Black Alex is business reporter at Farmers Guardian covering areas including commodity prices, imports and exports, property and land across all Load More… Alex Black Alex is business reporter at Farmers Guardian covering areas including commodity prices, imports and exports, property and land…

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Retail buyers take mutual fund route to stock market rally; 32 lakh new investors join in 1 year

The mutual funds’ asset base saw a rise of nearly 4.75 lakh crore to 23 lakh crore in the FY18 registering a growth of 26%. (Image: Reuters) India’s stock market investment seemed to have gathered more pace as in the last one year following a higher participation from the retail investors relatively compared to the past few years. The key equity indices Sensex and Nifty have advanced 10 to 11% in the financial year 2017-2018 with the blue-chip stocks such…

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mutual fund: Investors should be watching India’s shoppers, Axis mutual fund says

By Nupur Acharya From branded underwear to passenger cars, consumer goods are India’s best stock market bets. And they’re ones you can make money in even when the shares aren’t cheap. That’s the view of Axis Mutual Fund in Mumbai, whose long-term equity portfolio holds 26 per cent in consumer discretionary and staples companies, together the second largest holding after financials. The fund posted average annual returns of 24 per cent over five years, beating 96 per cent of peers.…

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U.S. investors retreat from stock funds for third week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. fund investors pulled back from the stock market for a third straight week, withdrawing $11.6 billion in cash in the week ended Wednesday, in the face of a potential full-blown trade war between the United States and China, Lipper data showed on Thursday. The markets have rocked back and forth over the past week on shifting sentiments of the likelihood of an all-out trade war. China retaliated on Wednesday against planned U.S. tariffs by targeting…

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Malaysian moneybags eyeing investments in UK, Australia, Singapore | Money

Buckley said that interest among Malaysian UHNWIs in student accommodation in the UK was still small, but was rising yearly. — Picture by Shafwan ZaidonKUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — Ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in Malaysia are increasingly looking to invest in mature markets including the UK, Australia and Singapore, according to property consultancy Knight Frank Malaysia. Its executive director of capital markets James Buckley said that aside from residential, office, retail and hotel investments, Malaysian investors are also diversifying into purpose-built…

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BRIEF-IMF Bentham Provides Update On Investments

April 5 (Reuters) – IMF Bentham Ltd: * SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA HAS ANNOUNCED ITS JUDGMENT IN A CLAIM BROUGHT BY A CLIENT AGAINST ASAS AND OTHERS * EXPECTS TO RECOGNISE A LOSS ON INVESTMENT OF ABOUT $1.82 MILLION * CONFIRMS TRANSFER OF LITIGATION FUNDING INVESTMENT IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS VERSUS REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA TO REST OF WORLD FUNDS​ * CLIENT UNSUCCESSFUL IN CLAIM AGAINST LEVERAGED EQUITIES AND ASAS * IMF’S CLIENT CURRENTLY CONSIDERING WHETHER TO APPEAL DECISION Source…

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Spotify stock market debut strikes a chord with investors

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A $150 billion investment chief explains why trade war has him nervous

Getty Images / Mario Tama US stocks have been on a violently rocky ride for the past few weeks as the prospect of a global trade war has moved towards becoming a reality. The market has been through plenty of turbulent periods before, but Brad McMillan, chief investment officer at $150 billion Commonwealth Financial Network, says “this time things really are different.” Even the most casual stock market observer knows things have been going somewhat haywire over the last couple…

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Maxima Latvija to invest 8 mln euros in employees’ welfare and development :: The Baltic Course

Maxima Latvija in Year 2018 will invest more than 8 million euros in its employees’ development and welfare, focusing on improvement of work environment, increase of salary and professional competences. „We highly appreciate employees of Maxima Latvija who are responsible for providing the best assortment and high service every day. Therefore, one of our top priorities this year is improvement of professional growth and welfare of our employees, by investing in work environment, develop professional competences and…

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Money Makeover: ‘I’m 90 and invest £130k for friends and family

Mr Miles could reduce risks by diversifying his portfolio, perhaps by looking at global stock market funds or multi-asset funds. Investment funds Mr Miles could consider include Artemis Global Income which yields 3.6pc, Threadneedle Global Equity Income (3.4pc), Invesco Perpetual Distribution (4.3pc), Fidelity Moneybuilder Balanced (4.2pc) and Premier Multi-Asset Monthly Income (4.8pc). It will mean the yield on his investment portfolio is reduced, but this should not be a problem as he is not relying on the income. Diversifying the…

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