Finance Attitude - Top 4 Best Commodities to Invest in 2018
Commodity trading involves trading in commodity derivatives and spots. Commodity trading is very volatile and so investors should take relevant precautions before they enter into it. Commodity trading can help an investor to diversify their portfolio. It is an ideal investment that can significantly hedge you against the risk of inflation. Commodities traded mostly include agricultural products, minerals, and fossils.  
Finance Attitude - 3 Types of Profit Margins to Determine Before Investing in a Stock
To decide whether or not a particular company’s stock is worth including in a portfolio is a daunting task. An investor must analyze various company aspects before they invest their dollars. One key aspect to consider is the financial position of the company and more particularly the profit margin. A profit margin is the amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs in a business and is usually expressed as a percentage.  
Finance Attitude - 9 Types of Hedge Funds That Investors Need to Know
A hedge fund is an alternative investment that pools capital from accredited individuals to speculate and uses diverse strategies to earn active alpha or return for the investors. To achieve a greater return on capital, hedge funds utilize different strategies and investing styles. All the fund types generally fall into five categories which include macro, event-driven, arbitrage, long/short and tactical trading. Here are the 9 common types of hedge funds that you need to know:  
Finance Attitude - 6 Key Benefits of Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks
6 Key Benefits of Investing in Dividend Paying Stocks
Dividend-paying companies distribute a portion of the net income to the stockholders each year and reinvest the remaining profits back into the business. The payments are usually quarterly though there are companies that pay monthly. Dividend stocks are ideal for various reasons 6 of which include: 1.    Generates Passive Income Dividend-paying companies make regular dividend payouts to the investors and thus it helps them secure a steady source of income. A dividend stock gives a passive income advantage of generating cash on a regular basis with little or no work. Dividends paying companies increase their dividends payouts over time. This makes it a very attractive investment. 2.    Maximize Returns Through Reinvestment Dividend reinvestment is a powerful way that investors can take advantage of the power of compounding to increase income by using their earnings to generate more revenue. You can earn more money through reinvestments without having to invest any additional money from your pocket. This is a perfect way to make your money work for you. When you use your dividend earnings to purchase additional company shares, you will make extra earnings because every share you add earns its own regular dividend payout. 3.     Gain in Two Ways With dividend stocks, investors have two ways to gain. This is gain from income and capital appreciation. You can profit when the share value rises and when the company pays the dividends. In addition, the blue-chip dividend-paying companies raise their dividends over time and so your income could rise over time. 4.    Helpful in Equity Evaluation Investors can do a better and reliable equity evaluation and stock selection by examining the company’s ability to pay dividends rather than the use of the usual financial ratios. This is because how a company pays dividends to the stockholders is a solid indication of how the company is performing. The financial metrics given by companies can sometimes be manipulated through their accounting practices to improve their appearance to investors. A company has to have a real cash flow to pay the dividends and therefore, evaluating the companies’ current and historical dividend payout gives the investors a reliable point of reference in the basic fundamental analysis of the company’s strength. Consistent dividend payout is an indication that a company is generating profits steadily and it can’t easily be threatened by a temporary market and economic downturns. 5.    Reduce Risk and Volatility Dividends payments help to mitigate any losses that occur from a stock price decline. Most studies have revealed that dividend-paying stocks outperform the non-dividend paying ones’ during the bear market and they report significantly better value than the non-dividend stocks. The dividend stocks also suffer less volatility compared to the non-dividend stocks over time. Companies that can afford to pay consistent dividends to their investors are stable and thus are more able to withstand economic downturns. 6.    Offers Tax Advantages The way the dividends are treated in regard to tax makes it a perfect investment. The dividend paying stocks benefit from a special rate called the qualified dividend rate and is taxed at lower rates than the ordinary income. When the ordinary income tax rate is 25% or higher, the tax rate of qualified dividends is only 15% according to the IRS regulations of 2011. Dividend special rate can be 0 percent, 15 percent or 20 percent depending on your tax bracket and thus a dividend investment gives you the benefit of retaining more of your dividend income. Bottom Line The dividend stock is one of the safest investments to make. It may have a few disadvantages but the benefits make it such an ideal investment.

GIBRALTAR, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Covesting, a Europe-based digital currency exchange and professional trading platform offering a secure and technologically advanced infrastructure for investors and traders worldwide, has become one of the first companies in the world to receive a Distributed Ledger Technology License (DLT) from regulatory authorities in Gibraltar.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of successful testing with users who had signed up for early access, Quadency's advanced crypto asset trading platform is now live for both retail and institutional traders.
LONDON, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first half of 2018, 86% of the leading initial coin offerings (ICOs) that listed on a cryptocurrency exchange in 2017 are below their initial listing price and a portfolio of these ICOs is down by 66% since the peak of the market at the beginning of this year, according to a study from EY, Initial Coin Offerings: The Class of 2017 - one year later, that examined the ICOs' progress and investment returns.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of CV Sciences, Inc. (OTC: CVSI) from June 19, 2017 through August 20, 2018, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for CV Sciences investors under the federal securities laws.
LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN), an immuno-oncology company with a pipeline of immune checkpoint antibodies, cancer vaccines, and adoptive cell therapies(2), presented updated clinical data on its lead CTLA-4 and PD-1 programs today at the 2018 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress, in Munich, Germany.
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