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Bank of America: ETF Assets to Go 10X, Hit $50 Trillion in 10 Years

ETF assets could hit $50 trillion by 2030, a figure that is more than ten times current levels, according to Bank of America. The bank also said this week that these assets may hit $5.3 trillion by the end of 2020 (Note: total assets are $4.3 trillion as of this publication date).

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Mohamed El-Erian: Negative interest rates in the U.S. “will break things”
August 19, 2019

El-Erian, chief economic adviser at the financial powerhouse Allianz, warns that negative interest rates in the US would be a recipe for disaster El-Erian has viewed with some trepidation the…

Cerebras Systems Launches AI Chip with a Record 1.2 trillion Transistors
August 19, 2019

Cerebras Systems, the hitherto stealth mode AI start-up, has come out swinging with its Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE), the largest chip ever built “56x larger than any other chip, the…

Canadian private lenders suffer higher delinquencies versus traditional banks
August 18, 2019

Delinquency rates on loans advanced by private lenders are many times higher than those by traditional banks. An analysis of data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the…

Softbank Will Loan $ 20 billion to Employees to Invest in Vision Two Fund
August 17, 2019

With investors not exactly lining up to park money in his second Vision Fund, Softbank head honcho Masayoshi Son plans to loan money to employees to invest in it This…

EU Member States Harder on Crypto Assets
August 17, 2019

Do cryptocurrencies present a more significant risk to individual EU states than to Brussels? It would seem so, because many European countries have implemented crypto regulations that are stricter than…

Negative Interest Rates: Danish Bank Unit Pays Interest to a Borrower
August 17, 2019

For the first time in its history, Realkredit Danmark, a lending unit of the Danske Bank Group, has had to pay out interest on a loan taken by a customer…

Listed Lending Platform Funding Circle Hits $10 Billion in Funds Issued
August 17, 2019

Listed lending P2P platform Funding Circle, headquartered in London, has surpassed the magic figure of $10 billion in funds loaned Launched in 2010, Funding Circle is the first P2P platform…

Bill Ackman at Pershing: He’s really pushing it
August 16, 2019

What a stark difference. The S&P500 is up 17.35% through June 30, while Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings, his publicly traded vehicle, rose 45.3%. This, despite 2019 being the best…

Crescat Capital Celebrates the “Macro Trade of the Century”
August 16, 2019

This August one couldn’t have called it better: long precious metals, short yuan, and short equities Those are the three legs of Crescat Capital’s “macro trade of the century,” and…

30-Year Treasury Bond Slumps Under 2% for First Time
August 16, 2019

Markets fear a global recession. The old reliable 30-year bond just hit an all-time low. The 30-year treasury bond just hit an all-time low. While the Dow slumped 800 points…