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‘Luxe Listings Sydney’: Amazon’s new reality TV series promises pure excess, when even ordinary property feels out of reach

“Luxe Listings Sydney”, a new reality TV show from Amazon Prime Video, follows elite Sydney realtors and agents as they negotiate one of the world’s hottest property markets. The series promises viewers access to some of Australia’s most valuable properties, at a moment when everyday homes are reaching unbelievable prices. […]
‘Luxe Listings Sydney’: Amazon’s new reality TV series promises pure excess, when even ordinary property feels out of reach
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How to buy treasury bonds, one of the safest ways to invest for income

Treasury bonds, or Treasuries, are debt instruments issued by the US government. Treasury bonds can be bought directly from the government’s TreasuryDirect website, or via a brokerage or bank. Treasury bonds are prized by income-seeking investors because they are low-risk and highly liquid; however, they don’t pay the highest interest […]
How to buy treasury bonds, one of the safest ways to invest for income
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How the Federal Reserve uses expansionary monetary policy to stimulate growth during an economic downturn

Expansionary monetary policy is a tool central banks use to stimulate a declining economy and GDP. The Federal Reserve has three expansionary monetary policy methods: lowering interest rates, decreasing banks’ reserve requirements, and buying government securities. Expansionary monetary policy’s aim is to make it easier for individuals and companies to […]
How the Federal Reserve uses expansionary monetary policy to stimulate growth during an economic downturn
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The Bank of England warns of an ‘unusually uncertain’ outlook, and policymakers are keeping negative interest rates on the table

The Bank of England warned of an “unusually uncertain” outlook for the UK economy, and policymakers said they would explore how negative rates could be implemented effectively. Rates remained unchanged near zero, as officials said they would continue to monitor the situation closely, and would not tighten monetary policy until […]
The Bank of England warns of an ‘unusually uncertain’ outlook, and policymakers are keeping negative interest rates on the table
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A billionaire investment chief at the world’s biggest hedge fund lays out 3 reasons why near-zero interest rates have created a ‘problematic scenario’ for portfolios

Billionaire Investor Bob Prince told Bloomberg that near-zero interest rates have created a “very problematic scenario for any traditional investment strategy.” The Bridgewater Associates co-CIO included three implications low rates have on portfolios: a low discount rate on earnings, a weak currency, and little risk diversification. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
A billionaire investment chief at the world’s biggest hedge fund lays out 3 reasons why near-zero interest rates have created a ‘problematic scenario’ for portfolios
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The Bank of England avoids ‘last resort’ negative rates and warns the UK economy will not recover to pre-pandemic levels until late 2021

Britain’s central bank avoided ‘last resort’ negative interest rates and held its benchmark borrowing rate unchanged at a record low of 0.1% on Thursday. Policymakers said UK economic growth is unlikely to recover to pre-pandemic levels until late 2021, while unemployment could take even longer to decline. The Bank of […]
The Bank of England avoids ‘last resort’ negative rates and warns the UK economy will not recover to pre-pandemic levels until late 2021