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GICS vs. ICB Stock Classification: An Overview Understanding how sectors are defined is critical to diversifying a stock portfolio. That said, there are two competing systems for classifying stocks into sectors and industries: the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) and the Industrial Classification Benchmark (ICB). Both were designed to provide an accurate and standardized industry
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The ever-increasing complexity of our securities laws has led to a great deal of confusion among investors over the differences between mutual funds and variable annuity sub-accounts. Are they the same thing or aren’t they? And if they really are mutual funds, then why can’t we just call them that? This article examines the similarities
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Monitors display Coinbase signage during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Coinbase shares fell on Wednesday after rival crypto exchange Binance.US said it’s dropping certain trading fees for customers. Binance.US, the U.S. affiliate of the
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Cyclical vs. Non-Cyclical Stocks: An Overview The terms cyclical and non-cyclical refer to how closely correlated a company’s share price is to the fluctuations of the economy. Cyclical stocks and their companies have a direct relationship to the economy, while non-cyclical stocks repeatedly outperform the market when economic growth slows. Investors cannot control the cycles
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As marketing continues to evolve in the 21st century, one of the most successful concepts has been holistic marketing, a strategy to move marketing beyond the marketing department to an enterprise-wide role in strategy for all business functions. Rather than working in silos on isolated advertising projects like traditional marketing departments, holistic marketers identify opportunities,
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Bitcoin vs. Litecoin: An Overview Over the past several years, public interest in cryptocurrencies has fluctuated dramatically. It has garnered attention from investors, whose interest in cryptocurrency has surged as it has aged. The main focus of this interest has been Bitcoin, which has become synonymous with creating cryptocurrency millionaires and increasing people’s digital wealth.
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What Is TikTok? TikTok is a popular social media app that allows users to create, watch, and share 15-second videos shot on mobile devices or webcams. With its personalized feeds of quirky short videos set to music and sound effects, the app is notable for its addictive quality and high levels of engagement. Amateur and
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A 401(k) is a type of qualified retirement plan offered by many employers that allows an employee to deposit pre-tax dollars from each paycheck into a retirement account. The employer may match a set percentage of the employee’s contributions. When the employee retires, the contributions and investment growth can be withdrawn to provide income or
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An amortization calculator is useful for understanding the long-term cost of a fixed-rate mortgage because it shows the total principal that you’ll pay over the life of the loan. It’s also helpful for understanding how your mortgage payments are structured. If you’ve ever wondered how much of your monthly payment will go toward interest and
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Stock exchanges are centralized locations where investors can buy and sell securities that are put up for trading by corporations and governments. This includes stocks, bonds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), derivatives, commodities, and other financial instruments. Exchanges allow trading to take place in a centralized location in a fair and transparent manner. All trading activity takes
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Options are financial derivatives that give their holders the right to buy or sell a specific asset at a specific time at a given price (strike price). There are two types of options: calls and puts. Long call options are options that enable the option holder to buy an asset at a pre-determined price. Long
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Mathisworks | Digitalvision Vectors | Getty Images For years, hotel operators have under-invested in technology, but persistent labor challenges are forcing a reckoning in the industry. “The labor issue is a big driver for investments in technology,” said Mark Haley, a partner at Prism Hospitality Consulting, which specializes in hospitality technology and marketing. “You can’t
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Internet scams are continually evolving. The FBI documented a record $3.5 billion in losses due to internet crimes in 2019. Right now, con artists around the world are likely targeting a computer or mobile device near you. Here’s a look at the most common internet scams—and what you can do to safeguard your personal information and
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