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Finimize

October 23, 2019

Broken China

On Friday, China revealed its economy grew by 6% in the third quarter of this year – lower than economists had predicted, and its weakest growth rate since 1992. China’s retail spending and “industrial output” (stuff made in factories) held up last quarter, but “investment spending” appeared to fall short of expectations. When Chinese companies slow down their investments, it usually results in fewer imports, since they need fewer items from abroad.

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Benzinga

October 23, 2019

Game On: How To Access Exciting Video Game Trends

Video games is one of the fastest-growing forms of entertainment in the world and exchange traded funds, such as the Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF NERD, stand ready to satisfy investors’ appetites for that growth.

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Edison

October 23, 2019

UK Sparks: Metro Bank Chairman To Step Down

Metro Bank founder and chairman Vernon Hill is to step down from his role with immediate effect. Mr Hill will remain a non-executive director until December 31 and has been given the honorary position of emeritus chairman to recognise his “extraordinary contribution” to the company. Senior independent director Sir Michael Snyder, a former managing partner at accountants Moore Kingston Smith, has been appointed interim chairman with immediate effect.

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KraneShares Advisors

October 22, 2019

MSCI Responds to Rubio, New Orient Education (EDU) Earnings Exceed Expectations

Asian equity markets had a strong day except for India, which was an outlier by declining on the day, and Japan, which was closed. Hong Kong and Mainland China had the dual tailwinds of continued positive coverage of trade talks and the PBOC’s injection of liquidity into the interbank market. It was a fairly quiet day with Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng providing positive trade talk commentary.

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Finimize

October 22, 2019

Feud, Glorious Feud

British medical equipment company Smith & Nephew lost its CEO on Monday. Please sir, he just wanted some more than the $6 million he was on…Smith & Nephew hired Namal Nawana in May of last year. But Nawana’s previous job paid him almost double what he was going to make in 2019, and he’s spent the last few months arguing with the company about it. British investors are notoriously reluctant to pay bumper salaries.

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Validea

October 22, 2019

Five Questions: Factor Timing with Nicolas Rabener

Factor timing is a pretty controversial topic in the quantitative investing world. On one hand, we are all taught that we should buy low and sell high, so it seems intuitive to add exposure to factors that are out of favor. But in reality, it isn’t that simple and factor timing is much more difficult than it would seem in theory.

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Invesco US

October 22, 2019

Should Investors Be Scared Of A Halloween Sell-Off?

After all, some of the biggest stock market crashes have occurred in October, such as the Panic of 1907, the 1929 crash, and the 1987 crash. We even witnessed a significant stock market sell-off last October. However, if we were to look at the overall statistics, we would see that October has not historically been the worst month for stock market performance. In fact, there is even a name for this behavioral finance phenomenon — “the October effect.”

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The Hammerstone Group

October 22, 2019

Early Look: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Stock futures are little changed, trading flat as markets prepare for a heavy dose of earnings results today (and week) among the busiest of the quarter. Stocks are looking to add to yesterday’s gains after stocks advanced as the U.S. offered a positive outlook on Phase 1 of a possible trade agreement with China.

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