Month: September 2021

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its report on trends, risks and vulnerabilities in the European Union markets during the first half of 2021 (1H21). Its takeaways included the argument that crypto markets’ extraordinary volatility and growth make a compelling case for the need for a targeted regulatory regime, as sketched out
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Potential homebuyers exit an open house in Redondo Beach, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Fall is usually the start of the slower season for the housing market, but nothing is usual in today’s pandemic-driven housing market. Potential homebuyers are seeing a slight rise in inventory and consequently rushing back into the
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While Africa is seen as one of the smallest cryptocurrency markets, according to a preview of Chainalysis’ Geography of Cryptocurrency annual report, this region has “some of the highest grassroots adoptions in the world.” African Volumes Mainly Composed of Retail Transfers The crypto adoption observation for Africa is corroborated by the blockchain analysis firm’s latest
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The latest report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says 41% of 401(k) participants don’t believe they’re paying fees. This shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with the retirement plan environment. “Employees are busy managing their day-to-day lives and don’t regularly review their 401(k) to be aware of 401(k) costs,” says Stuart Robertson, CEO of ShareBuilder
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Municipals were little changed on light trading in the secondary again Wednesday as Illinois and Texas priced bonds in the primary and the Investment Company Institute reported another round of billion-dollar-plus inflows. The Investment Company Institute reported $1.325 billion of inflows for the week ending Sept. 8, following $1.804 billion of inflows the prior week,
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A great many essential components in America are on ‘indefinite back order’, including the lifestyle of endless globally sourced goodies at low, low prices…  by Charles Hugh Smith via Of Two Minds A great many essential components in America are on ‘indefinite back order’, including the lifestyle of endless globally sourced goodies at low, low
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Acorns president David Hijirida Courtesy: Mo Osborne | Acorns Investing and savings app Acorns has hired a former Amazon executive and fintech CEO to lead day-to-day operations ahead of the start-up’s debut as a public company, CNBC has learned. The company is set to announce Wednesday that it named David Hijirida as president, according to
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In this article REGN MSFT LVS WYNN WEBR CNR-CA Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Weber (WEBR) – The grill maker’s stock jumped 3.8% in the premarket, following its first quarterly report since going public in August. Weber’s sales rose 19% from a year earlier, and the company projected full-year sales largely
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Elizabeth Sutton is one of today’s most popular contemporary artists. Her designs have been displayed everywhere from Bergdorf Goodman to Frette’s Madison Avenue flagship location, The Plaza Hotel, Saks Fifth Avenue in Brickell, Eden Rock in St. Barth, and even on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing.  You may have also seen her work in some unexpected
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At the U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren called on the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, to increase oversight of cryptocurrency. She brought up several problems she associates with cryptocurrency that could hurt small investors. Senator Elizabeth Warren Says ‘There’s a Whole List of Problems With Crypto’
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tapped San Antonio, Texas, school superintendent Pedro Martinez — a former Chicago Public Schools fiscal chief — to lead the district as fiscal and governance change looms. Lightfoot introduced Martinez as the new chief executive officer at a news conference Wednesday. Martinez is the first Latino to hold the CEO position
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The recent bout of selling in the US markets prompted traders and investors to rethink their longer-term strategies… by Chris Vermeulen of The Technical Traders The recent bout of selling in the US markets prompted traders/investors to rethink their longer-term strategies.  But our interpretation of this rotation was consistent with moderate price rotation that we’ve
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When analyzing the financial health and growth potential of a company, business owners and investors look to financial ratios that indicate how a company is funded and how effectively those dollars are being used. In ratio analysis, the debt to equity ratio is widely considered the best reflection of a company’s capital structure. Debt to
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In this article GSBD David Zalik, founder and CEO of GreenSky. Chris Hamilton | GreenSky Goldman Sachs is acquiring digital lender GreenSky for $2.24 billion as the investment bank pushes further into consumer finance. The all-stock deal for GreenSky, called the biggest fintech platform for home improvement loans in a release announcing the transaction, is
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