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Era of steady growth has ended, but here's how to prepare

Era of steady growth has ended, but here’s how to prepare

BlackRock says world markets have become more volatile, and they’re going to stay that way for a while. The world’s biggest asset manager says that the era of steady growth and low inflation has ended: “Traditional portfolios, hedges and risk models won’t work anymore, we think.” “The Great Moderation, a long period of steady growth …

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Inflation takes over as the next big focus for markets after July's monster jobs report

Inflation takes over as the next big focus for markets after July’s monster jobs report

Investors switch their focus to inflation in the week ahead, after July’s strong jobs report signaled the Federal Reserve may need to take an even tougher stance with interest rate hikes. It could also be a week in which investors watch to see if rising Treasury yields start to slow the technology sector’s summer rally. …

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Coinbase, AMTD Digital, Restaurant Brands, Alibaba and more

Coinbase, AMTD Digital, Restaurant Brands, Alibaba and more

A Burger King restaurant seen in Milton, Pennsylvania. Paul Weaver | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making the biggest moves in midday trading on Thursday: Coinbase — Shares of the cryptocurrency exchange jumped about 10% after the company announced a partnership with BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, that …

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Stock futures about flat following 400-point rally in the Dow

Stock futures about flat following 400-point rally in the Dow

European markets muted; big Bank of England hike expected European stocks were muted on Thursday as uncertainty returned following gains in the previous session. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up 0.2% by mid-morning. Retail stocks were the standout performers, gaining 2.2%, while telecoms fell 0.5%. The U.K.’s FTSE pulled back ahead of the Bank of England‘s …

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The buyback bogeyman is back. How worried should we be?

The buyback bogeyman is back. How worried should we be?

New York CNN Business  —  Americans may be wondering why they’re forced to spend more than $4 per gallon at the pump while energy companies are raking in record profits. Even more aggravating: Exxon and Chevron announced last week they’d spend billions of dollars of their earnings buying back their own stock, fattening investors’ portfolios. …

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Dow futures gain slightly after the three major averages notched a second day of losses

Dow futures gain slightly after the three major averages notched a second day of losses

Focus on data, not what Fed speakers are saying, Art Hogan says Despite the “parade of Fed speakers,” that’s not what investors should focus on, according to Art Hogan, chief market strategist at B. Riley Financial. “I think that investors have to pay more attention to what the data is telling us than what every …

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