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Investors fret about a trade war, but they aren't fleeing the stock market

Investors fret about a trade war, but they aren't fleeing the stock market

Finance
At a conference held by a top investment bank in Manhattan last week, attendees were asked to submit what they thought was the biggest risk to the global economy. When their concerns showed up on the conference screen, these words were the most popular: Trump, trade war and protectionism. Outside, meanwhile, the stock market was having another up day. In recent weeks, against the expectations of many on Wall Street, investors have not run for the exits as President Trump has stepped up trade brawls with China, Canada and the European Union. On Friday, when the Trump administration and China announced tit-for-tat tariffs on $ 50 billion of goods from each c...
When using a robo-advisor is, or isn't, the right choice for investors

When using a robo-advisor is, or isn't, the right choice for investors

Finance
Whether you use Siri, rely on Alexa or have a Roomba, there's no escaping the fact that robots are part of our daily lives now. It's not a bad thing that we can automate some of life's most mundane, tedious tasks. Did you know that you could also get robots to help you with your finances? Whether they look like Silicon Valley tech start-ups or they're owned by old-school, traditional financial firms, robo-advisors have joined the mainstream. They are an appealing investment solution, especially if you're new to investing and don't know where to start. Before deciding to use an automated investment solution, you should consid...
RBI bans Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, investors concerned for tax dues

RBI bans Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, investors concerned for tax dues

Finance
MUMBAI: A day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) barred banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, investors rushed to square off positions and sought advice on how much tax they should pay on returns made in FY18 and if they can do so before the July-end deadline. The worry is that they may be left holding the virtual currency if they don’t sell it now and transfer the money into their bank accounts. They also fear a crackdown by tax authorities and other government agencies, experts said. Bitcoin exchanges such as Zebpay and CoinSecure saw a spike in transaction volumes of about 40%, with about 90% of that being on the sell side, sources said. Respondong to an email query, a spokesperson for CoinSecure said, “Yes, there has been some amount of panic selling. We’ve seen a 4x increase in o
Here are two things investors should do during market volatility

Here are two things investors should do during market volatility

Finance
Though stocks have had a bumpy ride this week, most financial professionals will advise you to leave your long-term investments alone.Yet there are certain circumstances in which you might want to act.Consider what happened this week: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 724.42 points, or 2.9 percent, to end at 23,957.89 on Thursday, its biggest decline since Feb. 8. The S&P 500 dropped to 2,643.69 following a 2.5 percent decline.The sharp drops came as President Donald Trump unveiled plans to impose new tariffs on up to $ 60 billion in Chinese imports.In addition, news of the Facebook data leak has sent the company's market value down more than $ 50 billion this week and also had an impact on technology stocks.What's more, the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates this week may h...
Market shocks should be a wake-up call for investors: Advisors

Market shocks should be a wake-up call for investors: Advisors

Finance
A period of very calm and quiet trading has lulled investors into a sense of complacency that, by some measures, has not been seen in years, according to some financial advisors.The recent sharp movements in markets have been a wake-up call for complacent investors, experts say. From February 2016-January 2018, volatility in the stock market was non-existent. Then, volatility came roaring back in February, as investors aggressively sold stocks after an incredible run. And now, some investors are concerned that the recent sell-off on Wall Street might get much worse and eventually that could trigger a recession.While many financial experts believe the current sell-off in the global markets is a "minor correction," some pundits see the increased possibility of another recession in the United...