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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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PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor: VC Investing Declined in Third Quarter
October 10, 2019

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor released its examination of venture capital flows for the third quarter of 2019. The report says that American VC shops invested $28.2 billion in 2,265 transactions during…

SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETF Proposal from Bitwise
October 10, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Bitwise Asset Management’s efforts to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The agency said that Bitwise’s proposal failed to meet legal requirements tied…

Stanford University Endowment Fund Reports 6.5% Gain
October 9, 2019

The fund outperformed the median results of peers The Stanford University Endowment Fund released its investment results last week. For the 12 months ending June 30, 2019, Stanford Management Company…

Are Mutual Fund Managers Signaling A Selloff?
October 9, 2019

The Investment Company Institute released weekly data on mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Wednesday. The data suggest that fund managers are very concerned about the U.S. economy,…

Nuveen Real Estate Buys 100 New Properties in 12 Markets
October 9, 2019

Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest real estate investment firms in the world, and they keep getting bigger. As part of their continued expansion, they are moving aggressively…

How AI, Drones, U-Cal and Salesforce Watch Out for Sharks
October 9, 2019

Great whites are rising in number. So are their encounters with humans. It’s, therefore, a challenge to devise early warning systems for our beaches. But a solution for spotting sharks…

These Hot New ETFs Protect Your Downside…And…Someone’s Taking Out A Patent on Them
October 9, 2019

There’s a new category of ETFs out there known as Defined Outcome ETFs. Also known as Buffer ETFs, these funds are seeing a rush of inflows as investors try to…

Could Crypto ETFs Finally Come In From The Cold?
October 9, 2019

The SEC will give a ‘yes-or-no’ ruling on its approval of the bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) from Bitwise Investments by October 13. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been before to…

#Fuelherfuture: Crowdfunding Platform Kiva Hits $1 Billion In Lending to Female Entrepreneurs
October 9, 2019

Crowdfunding loans platform Kiva celebrates the $1 billion mark in lending to women entrepreneurs with a tie-up with Pepsi. Kiva, the crowdfunding loans platform, created a new initiative, #FuelHerFuture with…

World Federation of Exchanges Asks FCA to Reconsider Ban on Crypto-Derivatives
October 9, 2019

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is an industry group for exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs). It has asked the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to impose its crypto-derivatives…