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IBM Enters Blockchain

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Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is widely seen as an emerging space in 2018 and beyond. Cryptocurrency, on the other hand, despite its astonishing growth is viewed by many as unstable and the potential leading edge of an economic bubble that could burst at any time.

Basics Of Bonds

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A bond is a fixed income type of investment. Essentially you, as an investor, are loaning money to an entity (corporate or government) for a defined period at a variable or fixed interest rate. Many government and corporate bonds are traded on exchanges. Others are traded only over-the-counter (OTC). Money raised from the sale of bonds is used to finance new projects, maintain ongoing operations or refinance debt.

Identifying Takeover Targets

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Identifying and tracking takeover targets is an important part of investing due diligence. After all, if a company in which you are investing – or planning to invest in is a target or a potential acquirer, you’d want to know that, right?

4 Sectors To Watch In 2018

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At the beginning of every year Wall Street experts and analysts tout the stocks and sectors they think will be the big winners over the coming 12 months. It’s still speculation – even if it is informed speculation. Investors, therefore, not only have to review the “picks” but also the reasons behind the picks.

Intralinks’ Philip Whitchelo On Q1 M&A Forecast

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According to the latest Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor (DFP), the number of worldwide announced M&A deals in Q1 2018 will increase by 2% compared to Q1 2017. Dealmakers and investors alike pay attention to quarterly forecasts from the DFP because this helpful tool has a proven track record for accuracy.

Taking The Pulse Of Medical Stocks

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When it comes to medical stocks as an investment, there are pluses and minuses.

Retail Investors Versus Institutional Investors

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You may know that an institutional investor is a (nonbank) person or organization that trades large quantities of securities on behalf of an organization. In fact, because of trading volume, institutional investors qualify for preferential treatment including lower commissions.

Dividend Yield And Your Portfolio

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For companies that pay regular dividends, dividend yield is a useful evaluation tool. Dividend yield represents how much a company pays out in dividends annually relative to its share price. It is displayed as a percentage that you can calculate by the dividing the dollar value of dividends paid by the dollar value of one share of stock.

Streaming Comes Of Age At Golden Globes

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If you’re an investor who watched this year’s Golden Globes awards ceremony, you may have taken note that a specific segment of the entertainment industry received more than its fair share of recognition. That segment is the one that relies on streaming to share its content with consumers.

Understanding A Bubble

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First, in finance, the concept of a bubble is theory. This means not everyone believes bubbles exist. For those who do believe, bubbles can exist in securities, commodities, industries, housing markets – just about anywhere investors place value on something.

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