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Morgan Stanley Capital International, known as MSCI, has developed one of the world’s most comprehensive indexing systems, tracking both developed and emerging securities markets in various geographic regions. The MSCI-EAFE is probably the best known, and the one against which US activity, as tracked by the S&P 500 and the MSCI Large Cap index, is most frequently compared. EAFE covers stock markets in Europe (E), Australasia (A), and the Far East (FE). As with other major indexes, there are both index funds and ETFs linked to the EAFE.

The comprehensive S&P Global Equity Index Series tracks global stock market performance with the
S&P Global 1200 and its subsets, an ADR Index, and a range of thematic indexes. There are S&P indexes for Europe, Asia, and the Americas as well as a range of Shariah indexes. Standard & Poor’s also provides emerging market indexes, some developed with the International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank. These indexes provide bench- marks that investors can use to evaluate the performance of newer markets that are eager to attract international capital. Dow Jones Indexes track both country and world markets, including the Dow Jones China 88, Russian Titans 10, and the Euro STOXX 50.

In 1999, MSCI and Standard & Poor’s jointly developed the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) to establish a global standard for categorizing companies into sectors and industries based on their primary business activity.

The goal is to ensure that investors, asset managers, and investment researchers can make meaningful comparisons among the results that local, regional, and global indexes report. The two companies update the standard every year to keep the categories timely Among the lessons that indexes teach is how interconnected the world’s markets actually are. What happens in London and Toyko while US stock markets are closed—as reported by the FTSE and the Nikkei—often has a significant impact on the prices of futures contracts traded before the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

While the markets don’t march in lockstep, when the FTSE is down, prices for futures contracts on the S&P 500 and the DJIA are usually down as well. And if the FTSE is up, those futures prices are generally up. As the trading day develops, the expectation of gains or losses doesn’t always materialize. But it happens often enough to influence investor behavior.

Contributions from the book Index Investing in this press release are used with permission from Light Bulb Press.

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American Cornhole Organization Brings Tailgator World Championship 16 to Bradenton Florida

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July 27-31 the ACO, American Cornhole Organization, will feature its ACO World Championships of Cornhole 16 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Bradenton Florida.

At the same time, in the same place, American Cornhole will feature its non-Pro cornhole world championship called the ACO Tailgator World Championship of Cornhole 16.

If you did not make the cut to compete or even try to compete in the ACO World Championships of Cornhole 16, do not despair. Your opportunity has not passed you by.

If you think you have a Cornhole Game in you put it up against other back yarders like yourself and see. You will be playing in the same location as the ACO Pros.

Saturday, July 31, you could be crowned Tailgator World Championships of Cornhole 16  Champion  and presented with the Championship shirt that is your claim to fame for life. Your Backyarder friends and family will take notice and give you the respect of a cornhole champion.

Be part of the weeklong festival of events as you participate in the World Championships of Cornhole excitement.

For more information visit: ACO Schedule of Week Events

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no charge for spectators. And ACO Pro matches are open to the viewing public.

Bring your own partner. There are eight (8) separate double elimination tournaments throughout the week with the first tournament beginning Tuesday July 27. The Finals for the Tailgator World Championship 16 is played on Saturday July 31.

Sign up and reserve your Tournament day now. Tailgator play starts Tuesday July 27 and goes through Friday July 30 to determine who will play on Saturday July 31. Taigator Finals are on Saturday July 31.

Get more information here: ACO Schedule of Week Events

Be part of the festivities on Saturday July 31, while the ACO celebrates American Cornhole Organization World Cornhole Day as declared via Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Columbia, South Carolina. Every year hence forth the last Saturday of July has been so designated.

About American Cornhole, LLC

Established in 2005, headquartered in Camp Dennison, Ohio.

American Cornhole Organization (ACO) is the World Governing Body of the Sport of Cornhole, offering Official Cornhole Rules, certified products, tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events.

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Hip Hop Bling’s Iced Out Jewelry Keeps You Covered In Diamonds For Less

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Kristy Swanson And Co Star Dean Cain Receive ‘Death Threat’ Over Pro-Trump Production

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Kristy Swanson and Co Star Dean Cain are set to play former Trump-Russia investigators  Lisa Page and Peter Strzok in a performance titled FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers  in Washington DC. The performance will highlight the former agents’ text messages to each other and their extramarital affair and hatred for Trump.

However, news of this performance has caused some anger from critics of the President.

“Swanson, who frequently tweets pro-Trump messages, shared a screenshot on a tweet sent by an anonymous troll threatening to “lock the doors and set the theater on fire.” The actress called the message a “death threat” and demanded it be reported. Cain retweeted her post. – Erin Donnelly, https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/kristy-swanson-dean-cain-fbi-lovebirds-death-threat-trump-123258063.html

Later, Swanson continued on saying that she was happy the tweet had been removed, but was disappointed that the account who posted the tweet, had not been banned.

The original tweet message posted by ‘Sponson” and has since been deleted, read “Have the Capitol Steps open, lock the doors, and set the theater on fire”.

Screenshotted images of the tweet can be found online.

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