Month: March 2021

The consumer staples sector is comprised of companies that produce and sell items considered essential for everyday use. Consumer staples products include household goods, food, beverages, hygiene products, and other items that individuals are either unwilling or unable to eliminate from their budgets even in times of financial trouble. As a result, these companies are viewed as
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Gardening grew in popularity during the pandemic, with many Americans having more free time at home, as well as a desire to eat more healthfully to boost their immunity. According to trade publication Greenhouse Product News and Axiom Marketing’s 2021 Garden Survey, 86% of homeowners plan to continue gardening in 2021 and 47% say they will
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Encompassing a broad range of money topics—from balancing a checkbook to developing a household budget and planning for retirement—financial literacy shapes the way we view and handle money. The nonprofit Money Management International, a provider of financial education and counseling services, has created a 30-step path to financial wellness. To help you get started, we
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The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) directed lenders holding federally-backed mortgages to suspend borrowers’ payments for up to a maximum of 360 days if they had experienced financial hardship due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2021, which became law Dec. 27, 2020, and the American Rescue Act of
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Coldwell Banker looks at the Spring selling season recently releasing its “Home Seller Survey Key Findings.” Coldwell Banker commissioned The Harris Poll to survey homeowners about upcoming plans to list their homes. From Massachusetts to California, it continues to be a seller’s market. According to realtor.com’s Weekly Housing Trends for the week ended March 20 year-over-year
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Municipal secondary trading was quiet but a firmer tone emerged on Monday as both the holiday-shortened week and the approaching end of the first quarter made for a steady market. “It’s a very light calendar this week because of the holiday,” a New York trader said on Monday looking ahead at the upcoming Good Friday
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A tuck-in acquisition, often referred to as a “bolt-on acquisition,” is a type of acquisition in which the acquiring company merges the acquired company into a division of the acquiring entity. Often, this technique is used when the acquiring company wishes to obtain a significant comparative advantage but at a lower cost than would be required for
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Open-ended mutual funds have a great track record of growing to mammoth sizes quickly as investors flock to them. But it is possible for a fund to get so large that size gets in the way of performance. It’s best to know how to determine whether a fund is too large (or too small) for
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Don is CEO of DLP Real Estate Capital, a leader in single/multi-family RE brokerage, investment/asset/property mgt., construction, lending. It’s one thing to dream about striking it rich, but quite another to steadily create and grow your wealth through hard work and discipline over many years. So, why do so many — even the very successful —
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Municipal trading was quiet Friday and triple-A yield curves were little changed with strong technicals intact as the market has mostly outperformed a roving U.S. Treasury market. “As Treasury yields have been moving up and down, muni yields have been quite sticky. Historically, tax-exempts outperform when USTs are selling off, but they underperform when Treasuries
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What Is Polybius? The Polybius project, established by the Estonian company Polybius Foundation, is a digital cryptoproject focused on creating a financial institution that utilizes blockchain technology. When it was launched, it was the first fully digital European bank to be crowdfunded by its users. The Polybius Foundation was founded in 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.
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Mortgage rates hit all-time lows repeatedly in 2020 and through early 2021 amid the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rates have started to drift higher over the last few weeks and may continue to rise modestly through the year. If you’re thinking of getting a mortgage or refinancing the one you already have, there are
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In this article BA NOC SPCE RTX GNPK SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour seen docked with the International Space Station on July 1, 2020. NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration last year marked two decades of astronauts continuously onboard the International Space Station. But, as the floating research laboratory ages, the space agency is turning
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