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VERY IMPORTANT: The information we give here is NOT investment advice and should not be treated as such – DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH before making a decision to invest. Also, note that past performance is not an indication of future results. Only invest what you are willing to lose and know that your capital is at risk.

FINANCIAL MARKET NEWS | World

  • Nielsen, Microsoft Unleash Retail Data
    Nielsen Holdings PLC is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. on a cloud-based platform designed to unleash the value of data its holding in its two key segments---media and television-rating and a business that tracks consumer goods purchases. The goal is to use the data to help retailers glean strategic insights ... read more
    Source: Finance News – WorldPublished on 2018-11-15
  • A JEDI contract protest has been emphatically denied
    The decision to structure the lucrative and high-profile program as a single award — the main point of contention — doesn't violate federal procurement regulations. ... read more
    Source: Finance News – WorldPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Microsoft Ties Inclusion Effort to Workers' Compensation Package
    “That means employees and managers will have ongoing conversations throughout the year on how every individual at Microsoft can contribute to making us more diverse and more inclusive,” Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Microsoft’s chief diversity officer, said Wednesday in an interview. This isn’t the first time Microsoft has created a financial incentive ... read more
    Source: Finance News – WorldPublished on 2018-11-15
  • 5 Stocks Hedge Funds Can’t Live Without As 13F Deadline Looms
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is giving up ground to other stocks as more 13F filings pour in, and it appears Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) could cough up its perch atop the list of the 25 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds in 2018 to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Insider Monkey has finished processing ... read more
    Source: Finance News – WorldPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Will Facebook Take Out LinkedIn With Its New Career e-Learning Portal?
    CORAL GABLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / November 14, 2018 / The young and restless are into some weird fads lately, and I, along with millennials, baby boomers, and millions of other Americans older than sixteen, can't seem to understand what's fully going on. Whereas the last several generations marveled at ... read more
    Source: Finance News – WorldPublished on 2018-11-14

FINANCIAL MARKET NEWS | Africa

WHAT ARE FINANCIAL MARKETS?

A financial market is a broad term describing any marketplace where buyers and sellers participate in the trade of assets such as equities, bonds, currencies and derivatives. Financial markets are typically defined by having transparent pricing, basic regulations on trading, costs and fees, and market forces determining the prices of securities that trade.

Financial markets can be found in nearly every nation in the world. Some are very small, with only a few participants, while others – like the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the forex markets – trade trillions of dollars daily.

Investors have access to a large number of financial markets and exchanges representing a vast array of financial products. Some of these markets have always been open to private investors; others remained the exclusive domain of major international banks and financial professionals until the very end of the twentieth century.

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