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Plaid co-founders William Hockey and Zach Perret Source: Plaid Payments giant Visa is buying Silicon Valley start-up Plaid for $5.3 billion, the companies announced Monday. Plaid’s API software, often referred to as the “plumbing” behind fintech companies, lets start-ups connect to users’ bank accounts. It’s well-known among financial technology developers, but the average person interacting
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McDonalds Big Mac Getty Images Wall Street analysts say there’s no shortage of high quality stocks with upside for investors as 2020 gets underway. Many analysts named their top picks this week and CNBC looked at the most recent research to find the best picks. Stocks include Verizon, McDonald’s, Estee Lauder, Facebook, Simon Property Group,
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Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II Robert Sullivan | FlickrCC Shares of defense companies outperform the broader market in the six months following a crisis event in the Middle East, according to an analysis by CNBC. Defense stocks have risen since a U.S. airstrike killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top military commander,
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Vanguard signage at a Morningstar Investment Conference. M. Spencer Green | AP Low-cost investing pioneer Vanguard has finally followed other peer brokerage firms in eliminating stock commissions entirely. Charles Schwab was the first major broker to give investors zero-commission online trades, pressuring rivals to follow suit. Schwab announced on Oct. 1 that commissions would go
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Investors should hold off from buying stocks Friday, even as U.S. stocks opened lower after an American airstrike killed Iran’s top military general, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.  “I would not be excited about jumping in here because … we’re not giving up enough,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”  The “Mad Money” host said caution is extremely important
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Oil prices tend to see sustained gains following Middle East crisis events, while stocks eventually churn higher as safe haven assets gold and Treasurys fade from their initial pops, according to historical analysis. Oil prices jumped roughly 4% on Friday after a United States airstrike in Baghdad killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military
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Still from “The Mandalorian” on Disney+. Disney Disney shares were on the rise to kick off 2020 after some Wall Street analysts estimated significant growth from its new streaming service and recommended clients keep buying the stock. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Bernie McTernan expects Disney+ to attract 25 million users by the end of the first
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White House trade advisor Peter Navarro on Tuesday predicted the Dow Jones Industrial Average will hit “at least” 32,000 in 2020. That would be 12.4% higher than Monday’s close. “I’m looking forward to a great 2020,” Navarro told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “Forecast wise, I’m seeing closer to 3% real GDP growth than 2%. I’m seeing
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Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview outside the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House advisor Peter Navarro on Tuesday said the “Phase One” trade deal between the U.S. and China is a certainty
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at COP 24, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Katowice, Poland on 5 December, 2018. Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images Investing for climate change had been a niche on Wall Street, often generating sub-par returns, but in the coming
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