DENVER, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. today announced the launch of the DeltaShares(®) S&P EM 100 & Managed Risk ETF, an expansion of the DeltaShares by Transamerica suite of strategic beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) introduced in August 2017. The new DeltaShares ETF tracks the S&P EM 100 Managed Risk 2.0 Index and offers investors the opportunity to participate in the performance of the 100 largest companies in the emerging markets plus the Republic of Korea, while seeking to reduce downside risk.
COSTA MESA, Calif., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As customers continue to flock to online banks, with many such banks posting double-digit increases over the past year,(1) branchless--or direct--banks are setting the standard for customer satisfaction in the banking sector. According to the J.D. Power 2019 Direct Banking Satisfaction Study,(SM) direct banks continue to significantly outperform traditional retail banks in overall customer satisfaction, with the highest-ranked performers each operating different business models and taking distinct approaches to customer interaction.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The global wealth management software market size is expected to reach USD 5.80 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 15.3% from 2019 to 2025, according to a new study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing need for digital tools that can automate the wealth management process is expected to drive the global market over the forecast period. Banks, trading houses, brokerage firms, forex traders, and asset management firms are some of the major end users of wealth management software. Apart from being cost-effective, these platforms can benefit end users by helping in wealth management and workflow automation. These platforms can also enhance digital engagement by providing omnichannel access and an open architecture, which can integrate seamlessly across various wealth management applications.
GUESS?, INC. INTRODUCES GUESS ECO COLLECTION FOR SPRING 2019
March 22, 2019 15:00 UTC Global brand launches men’s + women’s capsule collection made with environmentally conscious materials and processes LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This spring 2019, GUESS is proud to introduce GUESS Eco, a 12-piece capsule collection for men and women made with environmentally conscious materials and manufacturing processes. Featuring water-saving denim, the GUESS Eco collection has launched in store and online in the US, Canada and internationally in recognition of World Water Day (March 22). Produced in collaboration with GUESS Europe, the global brand aims to make GUESS Eco a globally available, ongoing collection worldwide with a larger GUESS Eco collection launching Fall 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190322005038/en/ GUESS?, INC. INTRODUCES GUESS ECO COLLECTION FOR SPRING 2019 (Photo: Business Wire) The women’s GUESS Eco collection includes a range of denim jeans, a trucker jacket, 100% Organic cotton logo and graphic t-shirts and a 100% Organic cotton logo bodysuit. For men, slim tapered denim jeans in a medium & light wash are outfitted with a selection of 100% Organic cotton logo and button-down shirts to complete the look. The denim offered in the GUESS Eco collection is made with advanced technology that uses, on average, approximately 30% less water per garment and reduces chemical use throughout production. Made by one of the world’s greenest denim mills, Candiani, GUESS Eco denim fabric is created by using a pre-reduced indigo dye that reduces chemical use and lowers overall environmental impact throughout the product manufacturing process. Using reusable stones to distress the denim reduces waste created during production, while pocket linings made with 30% recycled content further reduces waste and diverts plastic bottles from landfill. “With our first global GUESS Eco collection and larger sustainability program, we make a promise to a better future through innovation. By offering high quality product designed with the environment in mind, we want our customer to know that GUESS understands the world’s environmental challenges and is working to evolve our practices and products. Our customers, our employees, and our families can be very confident that when they wear GUESS clothing, they can feel good knowing that we are a global brand that cares for our world for generations to come.” Carlos Alberini, CEO of GUESS?, Inc. The company will promote the GUESS Eco collection in nearly 100 GUESS stores in North America through in-store signage, email marketing, and social media posts. For a limited time online and in select stores, GUESS will offer a reusable tote bag with qualifying GUESS Eco purchases. In addition to launching GUESS Eco for World Water Day 2019, GUESS is also sponsoring a clean water giveaway in partnership with PackYourBack.org and Little Miss Flint for families in Flint, Michigan. GUESS has also supported access to clean water for communities in India and Puerto Rico, with a resulting impact of reaching an estimated 2,000 people through its philanthropic efforts for increasing access to clean water. Guess is prioritizing water in its sustainability efforts after learning that one pair of denim jeans can use over 700 gallons of water throughout its life, as calculated by the GUESS denim water footprint published in its FY16-17 Sustainability Report. Thus, Guess seeks to address water use throughout the lifecycle of denim – from cotton sourcing to denim production to customer care. While Guess Eco focuses primarily on water-saving in denim production, the company is also working to increase sourcing of more sustainable cotton and has recently updated its denim product care guide for customers. Visit guess.com/sustainability for more information. About GUESS?, Inc. Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, footwear and other related consumer products. Guess? products are distributed through branded Guess? stores as well as better department and specialty stores around the world. As of February 2, 2019, the Company directly operated 1,161 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Company’s licensees and distributors operated 558 additional retail stores worldwide. As of February 2, 2019, the Company and its licensees and distributors operated in approximately 100 countries worldwide. For more information about the Company, please visit www.guess.com. About GUESS Sustainability In 2017, GUESS published its second sustainability report and its first ever sustainability plan. As part of that plan, the company made commitments to be good water stewards and responsibly source materials. GUESS ECO are those commitments realized in the form of Guess core basic essentials recreated with the environment in mind. The company is actively pursuing company-wide goals for eco materials sourcing and water saving technology adoption in denim, which it will further detail in its next sustainability report to be published summer 2019. The GUESS Sustainability program is global, with Guess Europe launching the first eco collection in 2015 and will have Eco assortments available throughout the year in the US, Canada and Europe. In its commitment to circular fashion, the company has also launched its national customer product take back program RESOURCED, where customers are encouraged to take back 5+ items of any clothing or shoes in dry, clean condition and receive 15% off their next full priced purchase. GUESS will then send the products collected to its partner I:CO for re-wear or recycling into new product. The company is also an active industry partner on various other sustainability programs. For more information on GUESS Sustainability, visit guess.com/sustainability. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190322005038/en/ Contacts Kaitlyn QuailGUESS?, Inc.212.852.0568kquail@guess.com Source: GUESS?, Inc. Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo GUESS?, INC. INTRODUCES GUESS ECO COLLECTION FOR SPRING 2019 (Photo: Business Wire) Photo GUESS?, INC. INTRODUCES GUESS ECO COLLECTION FOR SPRING 2019 (Photo: Business Wire) Photo GUESS?, INC. INTRODUCES GUESS ECO COLLECTION FOR SPRING 2019 (Photo: Business Wire) Photo GUESS?, INC. INTRODUCES GUESS ECO COLLECTION FOR SPRING 2019 (Photo: Business Wire) Logo Photo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190322005038/en

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multi Grammy award-winning, reggae artist Shaggy and the Queen of bounce music, Big Freedia will join an array of performers over the sprin
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonial Savings, F.A. has again been named a Fannie Mae STAR(TM) Performer in General Servicing for 2018. Fannie Mae's Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards(TM), or STAR(TM) Program, recognizes those who have demonstrated best practices in a number of servicing categories including a review of relevant people, strategies, processes and applicable metrics.
NASCAR’s Angela Ruch Signs with Niece Motorsports
March 23, 2019 15:30 UTC As “First-Time Mom” is Tapped For 12 Upcoming Races LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Niece Motorsports, a professional stock car racing team that competes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, has signed female stock car race driver Angela Ruch for 12 races in the 2019 racing season. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190323005002/en/ Angela Ruch, the niece of DAYTONA 500 Champion Derrike Cope, returned to NASCAR racing with NEMCO Motorsports and Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Ruch is the first female in NASCAR Truck Series history to lead laps at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Business Wire) Niece Motorsports, founded/owned by Al Niece, enters its third full season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Al Niece is well-known in the industry, not only for his trucks and drivers, but as the only Marine Corps veteran NASCAR owner. Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has a forty-year history providing water and fuel/lube trucks to the construction and mining industries. “We are thrilled to welcome Angela Ruch into the Niece Motorsports family,” said Al Niece. “Angela’s had a strong start to the 2019 season, and we look forward to continuing that, starting in Texas. The team is excited to work with Angela and see what we can all accomplish together this year.” Angela Ruch (Cope) is the third generation in the Cope family to enter into the car racing industry. She is following in the footsteps of her uncle Derrike Cope, who won the 1990 Daytona 500. Angela’s racing career can be traced back to when she started racing go-karts at the age of nine, where she won local poles and races. For Niece Motorsports, Angela will compete in the following races: Texas Motor Speedway - March 29, 2019 Kansas Speedway - May 10, 2019 Charlotte Motor Speedway - May 17, 2019 Texas Motor Speedway - June 7, 2019 Chicagoland Speedway - June 28, 2019 Kentucky Speedway - July 11, 2019 Pocono Raceway - July 27, 2019 Michigan International Speedway - August 10, 2019 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - August 25, 2019 Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Sept 13, 2019 Talladega Superspeedway - Oct 12, 2019 Homestead-Miami Speedway - Nov 15, 2019 Along with racing, Angela is involved with her nephew’s charity organization, Give a Child a Voice, a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to providing support to children dealing with bullying, life-threatening illnesses, or abuse. The organization was started by Angela’s teenage nephew, Eric Erdman, who is currently battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. Angela has gone through her own set of challenges as she and her husband, Mike Ruch, decided to adopt after many attempts to conceive. On March 9, she became a mother, when she brought home her healthy newborn baby, King Knight Ruch. And in addition to motherhood, racing and family, Angela and Mike are set to debut a new TV series this spring called, “The Ruch Life,” an unscripted docu-series highlighting the ups and downs of balancing her career in racing, relationship with her husband, and her new endeavor as a mother. ABOUT ANGELA RUCH: Angela Ruch, niece of DAYTONA 500 Champion Derrike Cope, returned to NASCAR racing with NEMCO Motorsports and Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Ruch’s debut at the historic superspeedway in the No. 8 JJ Resources Chevy was certainly one for the record books, on February 15, 2019, becoming the first female in NASCAR Truck Series history to lead laps at Daytona International Speedway. For more information https://www.angelaruch.org/ follow Angela on Instagram, and Facebook. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190323005002/en/ Contacts Lobeline CommunicationsMonica Gillen310-271-1551cell: 714-271-4081monica@lobeline.com Source: Angela Ruch Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Angela Ruch, the niece of DAYTONA 500 Champion Derrike Cope, returned to NASCAR racing with NEMCO Motorsports and Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Ruch is the first female in NASCAR Truck Series history to lead laps at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190323005002/en

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Utility stocks are stocks of companies that deliver essential services such as water, gas, and electricity among others. Utility stock is an ideal conservative option for investors looking for steady higher dividends. You can invest in utility stocks companies through a brokerage firm by buying individual utility stocks, mutual funds that are specialized in the utilities sector or as ETFs that include the select sector SPDR-utilities.
Finance Attitude - 8 Best Stock Investment Apps for Beginners
Investing is a daunting task and sometimes could be confusing especially for a beginner. In the past, an investment process began by making a call to a brokerage firm to obtain an advisor who would advise the investor throughout the process. However, the technological advancement has made it easier for beginners who want to start trading. Now, they can just download an app on their PC or Smartphone and use it to trade securities. Different apps offer automation, low cost and high-security measures to make investing easy and exciting for all.  
Finance Attitude - 5 common types of financial swaps
A swap is an act of exchanging one thing for another. In finance, swaps are derivatives wherein two counterparties exchange financial instruments. The swaps can involve an exchange of a series of cash flows of one party’s financial instrument for those of the other party’s financial instrument over a specific period of time. Swaps are mutual agreements that are easy to design and customize over the counter. They offer great flexibility that leads to many swap variations with each serving a given purpose.  
Finance Attitude - Top 5 Forex Risks Traders Should Consider Before they Invest
Top 5 Forex Risks Traders Should Consider Before they Invest
Forex exchange market is a global decentralized or over the counter market that facilitates the trading of currencies. Just like in a stock exchange, the traders’ goal is to make a profit by buying low and selling high. Forex markets are highly liquid assets due to the high trading volumes. Some of the most common forex exchange trades include spot transactions, currency swaps, and options, forwards, and foreign exchange swaps. Forex trades face plenty of risks that can result in substantial losses. Here are the top 5 forex risks that every trader should consider before they dive into forex trading: 1.    Leverage Risks In forex trading, traders require a small initial investment called a margin which is used as leverage in forex trading to gain access to substantial trades. Price volatility can result in margin calls where the investor is required to commit an additional margin. In highly volatile market conditions, aggressive use of leverage by traders can result in massive losses over initial investments made. 2.    Interest Rate Risks Interest rate affects countries exchange rates.  If a country’s interest rates rise, the currency strengthens. Investors flood the country as they invest in the country’s assets. In essence, a stronger currency means better returns. On the other hand, if a country interest rates fall, the currency weakens as investors begin to withdraw their investments. Interest rate changes can thus have a dramatic effect on forex prices. 3.    Transaction Risks The difference or gap between when a contract is initiated and when it settles poses a transaction risk which is an exchange rate risk. Forex trading usually takes 24 hours, and exchange rates can drastically change any time before a trade settle. Currencies also trade at different prices at different times during the trading process. The greater the gap, the higher the transaction risk. The exchange risk that traders face during the trading hours increase the transaction costs. 4.    Counterparty Risk The company that provides the asset to an investor in a financial transaction is called the counterparty. There is a risk of default from the dealer or broker in any particular transaction which refers to the counterparty risk. Spot and forward contracts on currencies do not get a guarantee by an exchange or a clearing house and thus pose a counterparty risk to an investor. The counterparty risk can occur in spot currency trading in the event the market maker end up insolvency. The counterparty can refuse or can be unable to oblige to contracts in highly volatile market conditions. 5.    Country Risk An investor must assess the structure and the stability of the issuing country before they invest in currencies. In a majority of developing countries, the exchange rates are pegged to a particular world leader currency such as the US dollar. Central Banks in those countries must sustain sufficient reserves to help maintain good exchange rates. A balance of payments deficit can lead to devaluation of the currency and result in a currency crisis. It can consequently have massive effects on forex prices and trading. Investors can also begin to withdraw their assets if they suspect the currency is likely to decrease in value. It results in further devaluing of the currency. Currency crisis aggravates liquidity and credit risks as the currency devalues the assets become illiquid. The Bottom Line An investor should consider the various risks and losses associated with foreign exchange trading before they invest. While forex assets have the highest trading volume, the risks can lead to massive losses.
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Yosemite X, a technology company which developed a public blockchain platform that is based on fiat currency, today announced the launch of Yosemite Card, a 0% transaction fee credit card designed to modernize the card payment industry by cutting unnecessary fees imposed by banks and other credit card industry players like Visa and Mastercard. The card, which has been adopted by merchants throughout Palo Alto, will yield 2-3% annual savings on transaction costs for merchants. Some of these savings are then passed along directly to the consumer in the form of rewards programs, which are simpler and more sustainable than those available on any traditional credit card product.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Privacy-oriented blockchain technology platform Horizen has partnered with Hot Import Nights (HIN), the world-leading influencer and event producer in the automotive lifestyle market. The partnership offers another real-time use case for Horizen's native cryptocurrency ZEN, which will be promoted and accepted as a form of payment at HIN events.
ZUG, Switzerland, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Linh Thanh Group, the largest distribution company in Vietnam and KRONN Ventures AG, a blockchain company from Zug, Switzerland, signed a memorandum of understanding(MOU) for the production of cryptocurrency and the establishment of cryptocurrency exchange in Vietnam. They have obtained the license for the establishment of a cryptocurrency exchange.
TRON Founder's Incentive Plan Rewards Earlier USDT-TRON Adopters
SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Justin Sun, founder of TRON, announced a new incentive plan to reward USDT-TRON holders who have adopted Tether's newest stablecoin into their portfolios. Sun announced a 100-day giveaway beginning April 30, offering to pay out interest rates as high as 20 percent to USDT-TRON holders over that period. Cryptocurrency exchanges Huobi and OKEx recently announced plans to support the giveaway. Based on projected holdings around the world, the total outlay is expected to exceed $20 million. "USDT-TRON will minimize volatility across the TRON blockchain and boost confidence in the ecosystem," Sun said. "To enable speedy adoption, I'm personally offering this incentive plan to help advance the potential of decentralized finance through USDT-TRON." TRON in early March announced it will collaborate with Tether, based in the British Virgin Islands, to introduce USDT to the TRON blockchain. The move will help TRON greatly elevate its existing decentralised applications (DApps) ecosystem and improve overall value storage. It also makes the blockchain more accessible to the enterprise-level partners and institutional investors. USDT-Omni is the USDT issued by Tether, based on the BTC network. The currency address is the BTC address, and the currency is taken to the BTC network. The protocol used by USDT-Omni is the omni layer protocol built on the BTC blockchain network. Users can swap their existing USDT-Omni for USDT-TRON at supporting exchanges. TRON will also be working with Tether to provide 24/7 professional technical support for exchanges and wallets that wish to support USDT-TRON. Since its mainnet launch in June 2018, TRON has been working steadily to provide a highly smart and scalable ecosystem for blockchain developers. TRON recently announced a hard fork that will increase performance and account management. It is steadily adding both centralized and decentralized exchanges to make it easy for consumers and businesses to trade digital tokens. Launched in October 2014, Tether was created in response to a clear market need to allow movements of funds quickly between different exchanges, while benefiting from the stability of the US Dollar. While there have been several alternative stablecoins launched since March 2018, Tether still enjoys market dominance. Several large companies, including Facebook and JPMorgan, recently have discussed using blockchain to speed money transfers and minimize volatility across their networks. About TRONTRON is creating a boundary-free decentralized internet that inspires innovation across industries. Founded in September 2017 by Justin Sun, TRON is the world's largest decentralized network and BTT connect BitTorrent to the world of Blockchain, enabling faster downloads and torrent lifetimes, creating a tokenized content ecosystem that benefits 100M+ existing users. TRON is connecting thousands of developers across the world through its consumer-focused ecosystem based on Blockchain, cryptocurrency, dApps, and leading peer-to-peer file sharing products; respectively TRON, Peiwo, BitTorrent & µTorrent. Contact:press@tron.network View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tron-founders-incentive-plan-rewards-earlier-usdt-tron-adopters-300817383.html SOURCE TRON
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