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FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Etc.) Stocks Have Lagged This Year. Here’s Why

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:37
The once-darling tech stocks have lagged behind their usual pace of growth.

The Barriers to Investing in Private Equity Are Too High

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 13:22
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and for that we can largely blame policies of envy that increasingly restrict investors’ access to wealth-building instruments.

These 7% Dividends Have Never Lost Money

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 13:10
If you’re stuck with measly dividends from stocks or Treasuries, closed-end funds (CEFs) are the answer.

Trade Wars: Facts And Fallacies

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:59
President Trump, with many others, has a straightforward view on international trade. They believe an external deficit is caused by foreigners who manipulate exchange rates and engage in unfair trade practices. Trump and his followers feel the U.S. is victimized by foreigners, but they are all wrong

September Cyrptocurrency Macro Recap

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:57
The digital asset market had a full news cycle during the third quarter, including ongoing difficulties for Libra, negative news surrounding potential ETF launches, Bakkt’s rollout, Binance’s US exchange launch and subsequent blocking of United States IP addresses.

Never Underestimate Institutional Myopia

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:32
Better concoct your own working hypothesis than adopt another’s macro forecast, particularly the consensus forecast. Invariably, it steers you wrong. Six months later you’ll switch to a new forecast, but that, too, proves errant.

As Troubles Mount, WeWork Forced To Choose Between Two Bailout Offers

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:25
WeWork’s problems aren't over yet.

Netflix Set To Report Earnings As Streaming Wars Intensify

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 07:46
As competition heats up in the world of streaming content, Netflix prepares to release Q3 earnings. Here’s a look at the numbers and a snapshot of the competitive environment.

AECOM Cancels Spin-Off; To Sell Management Services Business For ~$2.4 Billion

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 07:36
Deal Overview On October 14, 2019, AECOM (NYSE: ACM, $39.50, Market Capitalization: $6.2 billion) announced the sale of its Management Services (MS) business for a total consideration of $2.405 billion, resulting in cancellation of the previously planned spin-off transaction.

Bank Earnings Quartet Mostly In Tune, Led By Strength At JP Morgan, Citigroup

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 06:45
Today’s first set of big bank earnings was a bit of a mixed bag, with a couple of very strong results balanced by softness elsewhere. The consumer appears to be strong, judging from loan and credit card firmness, but geopolitics might be weighing on corporate sentiment, the results suggest.

Market Should Open Higher As Bank Earnings Open Strong

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 05:59
Positive results are despite the latest Fed rate cut.

This Congressman Wants Student Loans With No Interest

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 05:30
This congressman has a plan for your student loans: no interest.

Why it’s The End Of An Era For The Financial Markets

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 00:30
Financial markets and trading are no longer suitable for human activities, and best left to machine learning and algorithms. The old image of brokers rushing round the stock market to place their orders or the trading room filled with traders with a telephone in each ear are now an anachronism.

China Wants To Fix India’s Manufacturing Problem—The Pakistan Way

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 16:30
Joining BRI hasn’t solved Pakistan’s manufacturing problem, and it won’t solve India’s manufacturing problem.

Turkey: Geopolitical Risk Will Drag On TRY, But Repeat Of 2H/2018 Looks Unlikely

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:51
Forward-looking updates from GeoQuant's high-frequency political risk intelligence platform.

New Residential Investment Passes Through 13% Yield Mark

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:19
in trading on Monday, shares of New Residential Investment were yielding above the 13% mark based on its quarterly dividend

Enhanced Recovery Maverick: Meet West Virginia Oilman Taking Resource Maximization To New Heights

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:23
Fourth generation oil and gas man Rusty Hutson, boss of London-listed Diversified Gas And Oil, tells Forbes he goes for long life, low decline U.S. natural gas and oil wells that big industry players don't seem interested in, improving asset efficiencies and yield all around.

The Optimist's Guide to Airlines and Gold

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:16
Tourism has traditionally helped peace and understanding spread across borders, and we’re hopeful that it will do the same today. It’s also good for commerce, especially for airlines and the travel industry in general.

We Did The Math: The iShares Russell 1000 ETF Can Go To $182

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 08:45
For the iShares Russell 1000 ETF, we found that the implied analyst target price for the ETF based upon its underlying holdings is $182.45 per unit.