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Howard Marks: The Negative Interest Rates Memo

Howard Marks has released his latest memo. In the lengthy memo marked “Re: Mysterious,” he talks about the impact of negative interest rates. More importantly, he talks about how little anyone knows about a world where the U.S. has negative interest rates.

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Bitcoin Options to be Highly Popular with Asian Traders, Miners: CME Group
October 10, 2019

CME Group’s forthcoming launch of Bitcoin options will likely be lapped up by Asian crypto players. Asian crypto traders and miners, along with European speculators and hedgers, already account for…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Before House Financial Services Committee
October 10, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress about his firm’s cryptocurrency project. Zuckerberg will speak before the House financial services committee on the launch of Libra.

Here’s What Negative Interest Rates Would Do to the Community Banking Industry
October 10, 2019

Negative interest rates have generated a lot of noise in Europe and Asia. What would happen if the Federal Reserve adopted negative interest rates? That was the subject of a…

Blackstone Sells Last Building from Famous 2007 Real Estate Deal
October 10, 2019

The Wall Street Journal says that Blackstone has sold the last office building it purchased in 2007. The building was part of their $39 billion purchase of Equity Office Properties…

CFTC Chairman: Ethereum is a Commodity
October 10, 2019

CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert has said that Ethereum is a commodity. During a talk at the Yahoo! Finance All Markets Summit, the CFTC chair said he doesn’t think ether is…

LGPS Launches Climate Change Strategy
October 10, 2019

LGPS Central has announced the launch of a multi-factor equity fund. The manager of pooled assets from nine British public sector pension funds say that climate change sits at the…

Bitwise Unfazed by SEC Rejection; Intends to re-file soonest
October 10, 2019

The SEC rejected the Bitcoin ETF proposed by Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca. But Bitwise welcomed the detailed feedback and additional clarity. Though the SEC rejected the Bitwise ETF,…

Senators strong-arm Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe on Libra: “…expect a high level of scrutiny.”
October 10, 2019

Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project received another jolt when US Senators wrote an “or…else” letter to certain Libra Association members. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to the…

Refinitiv: Sovereign Wealth Funds Put $24.6 Billion into Q3 M&A Deals
October 10, 2019

Sovereign wealth funds injected $24.6 billion into deals during the third quarter, according to a report at Reuters. Citing data from Refinitiv, the author counted 49 deals. That figure is…

Pepsi Issues Its First ‘Green Bonds;’ These Align With UN Sustainable Development Goals
October 10, 2019

Pepsi issued $1 billion in senior notes due 2049, at a coupon of 2.875%, payable semiannually. This new debt offering is the first of Pepsi’s green bonds. Pepsi will use…