Asian stocks slip as tensions flare before US-China talks. Investing and Stock Market Head Fakes. Francesca's Holdings Corp, When Short Selling Goes Wrong.
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Wednesday, October 9th

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Asian stocks slip as tensions flare before US-China talks

Shares slipped in Asia on Wednesday as tensions between the U.S. and China flared ahead of talks aimed at resolving the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. An overnight sell-off on Wall Street added to the gloom. Technology companies, banks and health care stocks bore...

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Markets

Investing and Stock Market Head Fakes

Every investor has been lured in by a head fake. That is defined as a period when the market significantly changes direction away from an ongoing trend. These head fakes can be sudden and hard to predict. But in some cases, you can prepare yourself if you know what to look for. Before talking abou...

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Markets

Francesca's Holdings Corp, When Short Selling Goes Wrong

We know how risky short selling can be. It’s generally a more expensive practice due to borrow and margin interest, and the US stock market has a general upward bias. While it certainly has its place, the practice is a negative-sum game on the whole. In light of this, short selling requires ex...

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Politics

UK central bank: financial sector ready for no-deal Brexit

The Bank of England says the U.K. financial system is prepared for a no-deal Brexit though ongoing uncertainties about the country's withdrawal from the European Union continue to weigh on economic activity

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Politics

Irish border residents worry about future if no-deal Brexit

The small ferry moves gently across the calm waters of Carlingford Lough, connecting the picturesque hamlet of Greencastle in Northern Ireland with the village of Greenore, a mile and a half away in the Republic of Ireland. It began sailing a little more than two years ago, saving far...

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Tech

China demands US lift tech curbs, will 'safeguard' interests

China demanded Washington lift sanctions on Chinese tech companies and warned Wednesday it will "resolutely safeguard" the country's interests. The Ministry of Commerce criticized curbs imposed on sales of U.S. technology to a group of Chinese companies as interference in the country'...

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Markets

Court hears case on paternity leave at Japanese brokerage

A Tokyo court held a hearing Wednesday into the case of a former brokerage manager who says he was forced from his job for taking paternity leave. Canadian Glen Wood wants to get back his former position of equity sales manager at brokerage giant Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. ...

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Markets

Index Funds - As Safe as We Think?

Michael Burry of The Big Short fame recently came out with his latest prediction for the US market, and this time the catalyst is based on the rise of passive investing. “...passive investing has removed price discovery from the equity markets. The simple theses and the models that get people...

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Markets

Is Your Retirement Account Underfunded? You’re Not Alone

In the middle of one of the longest bull markets in our nation’s history, a growing number of Americans claim they are not saving enough for retirement. According to TD Ameritrade’s 2019 Retirement Pulse Survey, released in September 2019, approximately 60% of Americans are saying they...

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The Early Bird Stock Of The Day

Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip Technology Inc.

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The company offers general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers; 32-bit microprocessors; and microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, human machine interface, security, wired connectivity, and wireless connectivity. It also provides development tools that enable system designers to program microcontroller products for specific applications; analog, interface, mixed signal, and timing products comprising power management, linear, mixed-signal, high-voltage, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), drivers, safety, security, timing, USB, Ethernet, wireless, and other interface products; and memory products consisting of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, serial flash memories, parallel flash memories, and serial static random access memories for the production of very small footprint devices. In addition, the company licenses its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design partners for use in the manufacture of microcontroller products, gate array, RF, and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory, as well as provides engineering services. Further, it provides wafer foundry and assembly and test subcontracting manufacturing services; and application specific integrated circuits, complex programmable logic devices, and aerospace products. It serves automotive, communications, computing, consumer, aerospace, defense, safety, security, medical, and industrial control markets. The company sells its products through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology Incorporated was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

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