December tends to be a strong month for the market.  Here's how our stocks have performed recently

December tends to be a strong month for the market. Here’s how our stocks have performed recently

Seasonal trends are an often-discussed topic on Wall Street, especially at this time of year as the market approaches the so-called “Santa Gathering” window in late December. This year’s bear market certainly has investors hoping for a bit of holiday cheer. So we thought we’d take a look at what the Santa’s Rally phenomenon is …

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Self-checkouts annoy some customers and help shoplifters.  Stores add it anyway |  CNN Business

Self-checkouts annoy some customers and help shoplifters. Stores add it anyway | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Self-service payment arrived in the late 1980s in supermarkets. A decade later, it began to spread to large chains and pharmacies. Today, self-checkouts, loved by some and hated by others, have made their way into discount clothing stores and department stores. Kohl’s (KSS) is testing self-service payment terminals in a …

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What is the secret sauce that allows some poor countries to prosper?

What is the secret sauce that allows some poor countries to prosper?

Before COVID, business in Beijing was booming. Dercon says one of the reasons that state-led development in China has been so successful is that the country had a strong state to begin with. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg via Getty Images Before COVID, business in Beijing was booming. Dercon says one …

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Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says 'blind spot'

Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says ‘blind spot’

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Pension funds and other “non-bank” financial firms hold more than $80 trillion in hidden off-balance sheet dollar debt in foreign exchange swaps, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said. ). The BIS, dubbed the central bank of central banks around the world, also said in its latest quarterly report that …

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Liz Weston: Make the most of the new charitable giving rules

Liz Weston: Make the most of the new charitable giving rules

Most people no longer get a tax deduction when donating to charity. This shouldn’t stop you from donating, but you may want to change your approach. Generally, only taxpayers who itemize deductions can write off charitable contributions. The vast majority of taxpayers take the standard deduction instead, which was nearly doubled by the Tax Cuts …

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India takes off?

India takes off?

Eh. We didn’t expect it: India has quietly become a remarkable emerging market over the past decade. Not only did it easily post the best performance of any major emerging market, but it was also pretty much the only one to generate positive returns. If you already knew that, congratulations! You’re either an emerging equity …

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European markets fall as investors assess China's Covid relaxation and oil moves

European markets fall as investors assess China’s Covid relaxation and oil moves

Stocks in motion: CFF up 8%, Rational down 7% Swedish real estate company SBB saw its shares surge 8% mid-afternoon to top the Stoxx 600 after presenting its pro forma earning capacity for 2023 following the sale of shares in education unit EduCo. At the bottom of the index, German kitchen appliance maker Rational fell …

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These 2 Nasdaq stocks could make or break the market this week |  The Motley Fool

These 2 Nasdaq stocks could make or break the market this week | The Motley Fool

Investors in the Nasdaq Compound (^IXIC -1.07%) have had a difficult 2022, with the index mired in a severe bear market. Even after significant gains in recent weeks, the Nasdaq is far from having recovered all the lost ground, and it appeared that the index would also suffer a slight decline when the market opened …

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There's Still Time to Save: Today's 30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop to 6.375% |  November 22, 2022

Current 15-Year Mortgage Rates Offer Best Opportunity to Save Money | December 5, 2022

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