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  • Editor’s Picks / 3 hours ago

    'Hands up' Fifa! The sheriff's in town

    Bloomberg
    The finance world and football don't often collide but perhaps they should — after all, this is a multi-billion dollar business and no single event can quite live up to the World Cup, including the Olympics. So when Swiss police arrested seven officials Wednesday for extradition to the US as part of an investigation that stretches back to the controversial decisions to grant Russia and Qatar the next world cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively, the implications are enormous. World Cup sponsors like McDonald's and Visa have already voiced their concern, but, asks Noah Feldman, why is the US getting involved in the first place for a sport it feels no great love or affinity for? And might this be just the kind of "extraterritorial imperialism" on the part of the US that irritates so much of the globe?
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  • Calendar event / 4 hours ago

    US Pending Home Sales Index

    forecast
    actual
    Med Current
    112.4
    Med MoM Pct Change (Current Period)
    +1%
    +3.4%
    Med YoY Pct Change (Current Period)
    +14%
  • Editor’s Picks / 4 hours ago

    Does Norway's oil fund have to sell out coal?

    The Guardian
    The Norwegian Petroleum fund might soon have to sell all its holdings in coal-related companies, writes The Guardian because of a vote on a proposed law scheduled for the beginning of June. If the law passes into legislature, it would force the fund management's hand and, given the fund is fueled by the country's oil and gas revenues and owns more than 1% of all listed companies globally, any sale could have widespread ramifications for stock prices.
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  • Article / 4 hours ago

    Don't let success go to your head

    Speaker, advisor, broadcaster & writer on risk and decision making / St Mawgan & Co London
    United Kingdom
    Don't let success go to your head
    It's a nice problem to have, but good traders don't get carried away by a good run of success. Here are some tips on how to stay focused to keep finding the best opportunities.
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  • Squawk / 5 hours ago
    Head of Macro Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Charting US initial jobless claims:

    First-time applications for jobless benefits rose to 282,000 last week (270,000 expected) from 275,000 a week early, according to the Labor Department. It is the 12th straight week with claims below 300,000. Jobless claims continue to paint a picture of an improving labour market and the unemployment rate could cross below 5% this year (5.4% currently).

    The May US employment report will be released on June 5 with consensus expecting a gain of 218,000 in nonfarm payrolls at the moment.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 7 hours ago

    BuzzFeed IPO has investors on tenterhooks

    The Guardian
    BuzzFeed, the US internet news media company notorious for its clickbait-style of journalism, is planning an IPO, according to its CEO Jonah Peretti. Despite detractors – Noam Chomsky the latest – the site is hugely popular and investors will keenly await more news on when the IPO will happen. In the last year the firm has produced more than 1,800 videos, which boast a billion views a month. BuzzFeed has also moved into coverage of hard political news and the arts. It was valued at $850 million in August, during a round of funding.
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