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Mason Ward

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  1. Hello, thanks for asking! The U.S. Securities and Trade Commission (SEC) requires that all the trades be settled in a three working day period commonly known as T+3. This means that when you buy stock, you should transfer the money in no more than 3 working days, and vice versa, when you sell a stock you should receive the money in no more than 3 working days. This rule also covers bonds, securities, funds, and other transactions related to the securities. This rule acts as a guarantee that the purchases and sales will be conducted in an orderly manner, but on the other side, may impair investors which want to use this money or stocks and quickly reinvest them in some other source. It can also prolong your ownership of the certain acquisition, because to become the owner of the stock your purchase needs to be settled, which means that money needs to be wired and stock transferred to you. Only when this happens you officially become a shareholder. It is essential that you plan your purchases before, and conduct them on time, in order to respect the certain deadlines and sales which are taking place, so if your want to acquire or sell something on 25th of August, you should place your purchase or sale on 22nd of August, in order to have your transaction processed in time.
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    Hello Anna, Even though Vodafone faced many serious challenges (LON: VOD), analysts at Deutsche Bank shared their optimism regarding the company’s share price outlook before its first-quarter earnings report on 24 July. Earlier in July, Deutsche Bank analysts renewed their ‘buy’ rating for Vodafone, setting a target price of 225p per share for the stock, implying a possible upside of 73%. Vodafone is currently trading at130p per share which close to the figure it closed at last Friday., Shares of telecom provider are down 11% compared to the same period last year. “The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in our markets, whilst uncertain, is likely to be significant,’ the company said in its full-year 2020 guidance report. ‘Whilst our business model is more resilient than many others, we are not immune to the challenges.”
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    Hi Anna, thanks for coming here. Shares of Xilinx are currently hovering around $95 and analysts believe that the stock of the semiconductor manufacturer has attained its near-term potential in spite of climbing 38% since the March low. Shares of Xilinx climbed from $69 to $95 since hitting the bottom recently compared to the S&P which advanced around 40%. While declining, Xilinx’s shares dropped about 24% from $91 to $69, somewhat lower than the S&P 500, which dropped by around 34%. The company’s stock rose by about 14% compared to 2019 levels. The stock has risen above the level it was at prior to the fall in February due to the Covid-19 crisis. As a result, the stock has probably fulfilled its potential, with demand and revenues looking to be lower than in 2019.
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    Hi Trevor, The British government recently announced that no 5G equipment from Huawei can be integrated after next year, and all of the existing 5G equipment will have to be removed over the next few years. Philip Jansen, the Chief Executive of BT Group said that it would be ‘impossible’ to completely get rid of Huawei technology from the British telecoms infrastructure in ‘under ten years’. The network of the British telecommunications company is interlinked with Huawei technology, as its gear fuels BT’s 2G, 4G and 5G connectivity. Jansen added that Huawei’s technology has been a part of British infrastructure ‘for about 20 years’. During the last two months, several notable brokers have reduced their target prices for the BT stock, in the range between 110p - 220p. Analysts predict that BT’s earnings will drop significantly in 2020 and 2021, more than 15% for this year.
  5. Hello, While we continue to hear good news about the re-certification of the 737 Max airplane, Boeing now will have to encounter more important challenges. The airline industry took a huge blow on a global scale in terms of terrible passenger levels and the companies won’t be needing new aircrafts for years. Shares of Boeing rebounded recently on the hopes of an economic recovery. However, the thing is that airlines don’t need the 737 Max following the prolonged re-certification process after the two fatal crashes last year. Therefore, Boeing’s stock doesn’t look very attractive right now and it will stay that way until the company sees some significant financial developments and any future positive news regarding the recertification of the 737 Max isn’t a reason good enough to invest in the stock.
  6. Hey Moses, There’s a number of central banks around the world looking to issue their own digital currencies. Recently, Bank of England’s Governor said the UK is eyeing a new form of digital currency as the country prepares to restructure its future following the Brexit and because it experienced the worst recession ever due to coronavirus pandemic. “We are looking at the question of, should we create a Bank of England digital currency. We’ll go on looking at it, as it does have huge implications on the nature of payments and society,” said Governor Andrew Bailey. “I think in a few years time, we will be heading toward some sort of digital currency,” he added.
  7. Hi Phillip, The DAX index jumped today as investors wait for the recovery fund meeting in Brussels. DAX is currently trading at 12,907 euros, with the automobile sector being the top performer in DAX. This price is currently above the ascending trend line and the 50-day and 100-day exponential moving averages. If DAX remains above this level, it will probably keep rising. Shares of Daimler, the Mercedes Benz manufacturer, surged over 3.6%. Other good-performing carmakers include Volkswagen, Continental (supplier), and BMW, all of them up over 2%. Carmaker stocks advanced because of the Daimler’s statement from yesterday, where the company announced that it will report a 1.68-billion-euro loss in the second quarter, one of the largest losses in the history of the company. Daimler blames the coronavirus epidemic for the losses as many of its customers decided not to buy its cars during that period.
  8. Hi Fernando, USD/JPY remained almost unchanged in response to the Bank of Japan's recent decision not to touch the monetary policy tools. The BOJ decided to keep the 10-year government bond yield target at 0.00% and retained the policy balance rate at -0.10%, as anticipated. As a result, there is very little interest among investors to buy JPY right now. Additionally, the Japanese Yen will likely face selling pressure due to growing stock markets. The futures on S&P 500 reportedly advanced 0.75%, probably because of successful results in the coronavirus vaccine safety trial.
  9. Hi Hernandez, Double-spending refers to a potential problem in the digital currency system where the same funds are transferred to two recipients at once. It is a risk that can undermine the protocol as participants can’t verify that the funds they’ve got haven’t been spent somewhere else. With cryptocurrencies, it is very important to make sure that specific units can’t be duplicated. This is a risk that must be prevented at all costs, otherwise, the entire system would be compromised. Bitcoin (BTC) is particularly good at preventing double-spending. With Bitcoin, the users have to wait for transaction confirmation in a block, which means that there’s no easy way for the sender to undo the transaction. They could undo it by reversing the blockchain which demands an absurd amount of hash power.
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