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Digital Assets: Ray Dalio – Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are Good; Gold is Best

Ray Dalio, a long time bitcoin sceptic, again panned the cryptocurrency at Davos. Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are good; Gold is Best, he said.

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ESG and Sustainability: HSBC Bandwagons ESG, To Launch Eight ETFs
January 7, 2020

HSBC Gam plans to launch eight new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ETF’s in the first half of 2020. Also planned are a fixed-income ETF platform and a passive platform…

Hedge Funds: The 2020 Top Picks of Andrew Left’s Citron Capital (First Year Gain 43.3%)
January 7, 2020

Famed short-seller Andrew Left’s Citron Capital published its Annual Investor Letter for 2019 on Monday. “In 2019, our first full year of operation, Citron Capital, LP generated a gross return…

ESG: The SEC’s Scrutiny of ESG Investing Could Be a Blessing, Say Advisers
January 7, 2020

According to the Wall Street Journal, regulators are questioning the methodologies and criteria for the selection of companies by funds that tout ESG portfolios. ESG is an acronym for environmental-social-and…

The DailyAlts Playbook: January 7, 2020
January 7, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks pension allocations in 2020, the cost of Carlos’ freedom, Blackstone Group’s 2020 Surprises, and a ridiculous valuation for TopGolf.

Artificial Intelligence: Using Augmented Reality (AR) to Record the Skills of Retiring Workers For Posterity
January 7, 2020

Could the skills of retiring workers be lost before the next generation learns from them? That danger no longer exists with developing technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial…

Real Estate: Could Manufactured Homes Help Solve America’s Affordable Housing Crisis?
January 7, 2020

The country’s entire annual shortage of 300,000 homes is for low- and middle-priced housing. Manufactured homes in blue-collar communities may alleviate the severe housing shortage for America’s working population. Consider…

FinTech: Ripple Targets SWIFT in Brazil
January 6, 2020

Ripple targets SWIFT in Brazil and wants to make inroads into Brazil’s remittances market.

Real Estate: M&G Continues Suspension of Its Real Estate Fund
January 6, 2020

M&G – the British insurer and asset manager – plans to continue the suspension of its 2.5 billion-pound property funds. The company made the announcement after it sold 70.4 million…

Pershing Square Capital Finishes 2019 Up 58.1%
January 6, 2020

Pershing Square 2019 performance came in at 58.1%. The huge windfall comes after four straight years of losses. That return was also double the return of the S&P 500. In…

Byron Wien And Joe Zidle Release Their Ten Surprises for 2020
January 6, 2020

Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone Group, and Joe Zidle, Chief Investment Strategist in the Private Wealth Solutions group, released a list of “Ten Surprises for 2020.”