MARKETS FRONT PAGE
The iPhone maker announced Thursday that its board approved the stock split. The split will affect record owners on Aug. 24 and shares of Apple Apple, which closed at $ 384.76 on Thursday, will be adjusted for division by Aug. 31. See the full story.
Silver: The poor man’s gold no longer?
Investors have focused on a record rise in gold prices, but silver rose nearly 25% in July, the second-largest monthly gain of the record metal, and is still undervalued compared to the metal Yellow. See full story
Osterholm: Americans will live with the coronavirus for decades
On January 20, just nine days after Chinese health authorities released the DNA sequence for a new coronavirus that caused concern in China, Dr. Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, wrote in an email e-mail: “I̵7;m sure this will cause our next pandemic.” See full story
Apple and Amazon dominate an economy “without mouth or nose”, but 10% of jobs will never be able to return, says strategist
Sure, the results of the technology were excellent, and will continue to be during the pandemic. But he expects bond yields to fall even further, says one strategist. See full story
Why it may now be easier to beat the S&P 500 and what that means for your investments
Tesla would be the latest example of how inclusion in the S&P 500 weakens a company’s stock performance, writes Mark Hulbert. See full story
PERSONAL MARKET FINANCE
The HEALS Act’s liability shielding proposal would allow consumers and employees to successfully sue for exposure to COVID-19 only if they could demonstrate “gross negligence” or “misconduct”. See full story