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REUTERS/Stringer   Investors pulled $14.6 billion out of emerging markets in May — the largest monthly EM outflow in six years, according to the Institute of International Finance. The trade war between the US and China “impacted equity flows heavily,” the IIF said. Visit Markets Insider’s homepage for more stories. The trade war between the…

Read More The US-China trade war just sparked a $14.6 billion exodus from emerging markets

Using more than 32 years of analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago Professor Oleg Bondarenko explored if certain strategies could exploit the richness in pricing of index options. He shared his findings in the recent white paper, “Historical Performance of Put-Writing Strategies” and discussed his research at the 35th annual Cboe Risk Management Conference. See…

Read More White Paper Shows Volatility Risk Premium Facilitated Higher Risk-Adjusted Returns for PUT Index

Buybacks have gotten a bad rap from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers this year. But the stock market would be trading at a much lower level without them. Data compiled by Ned Davis Research shows the S&P 500 would be 19% lower without buybacks. The firm looked at the S&P 500’s performance between the first…

Read More The stock market would be much lower if it weren’t for companies buying back their own shares

Millionaires are often cut from the same cloth — they’re disciplined, have focus, are resilient, and practice perseverance. These are all qualities that help them build wealth, according to Sarah Stanley Fallaw, co-author of ” The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth” and the director of research for the Affluent Market Institute.…

Read More A woman who studied 600 millionaires says the same traits helped them get rich — and there are 2 key ways anyone can develop them

Quantamize also used artificial intelligence to create different weightings for the stocks than traditional exchange-traded funds. That’s led them to recommend smaller and more under-the-radar dividend payers more heavily for this portfolio, including shares like Mid-America Apartment Communities, New York Community Bancorp and First Hawaiian. More traditional dividend plays like an AT&T don’t make the…

Read More For bull market doubters, this relatively safe dividend strategy has provided big returns

Koki Nagahama/Getty Images   SoftBank’s founder, Masayoshi Son, might have saved $130 million if he paid attention to Warren Buffett. The famed tech investor lost that amount on a bitcoin bet gone wrong, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Watch bitcoin trade live. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only…

Read More SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son reportedly blew $130 million in a bitcoin bet gone wrong after failing to heed Warren Buffett’s advice

Spot gold had dipped 0.2 percent to $1,287.34 per ounce, off a low of $1,281.96, its lowest since April 4. U.S. gold futures fell 0.4 percent to $1,290.60 an ounce. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he hoped Washington and Beijing were “close to the final round” of negotiations to resolve the trade…

Read More Gold prices slide lower as investors see progress in U.S.-China trade talks