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Australia’s Top Banking Analyst Warns of Housing Bubble
Whilst not as bearish on housing prices as the UBS team, Brian Johnson of CSLA here offers some very good points and insight. “Jingle mail” (or near enough to) will exist in Australia if shit hits the fan. Australia’s Top Banking Analyst Drops A Bombshell – Housing Bubble [REITs] Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Transcript For more I
Next Recession Ahead? Fixed Income Investing Ideas in an Aging Expansion
SUMMARY While we do not view a recession as imminent, we think investors should be prepared for the cycle to turn over the next three to five years. When thinking about their fixed income allocations late in this cycle, investors should consider the risks posed by higher interest rates, an uptick in inflation and stretched valuations, among others. We believe
Report: Feds Have Launched a Criminal Fraud Investigation into Tesla
Having already been served with a subpoena by the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a civil investigation into Elon Musk's tweet about wanting to take his company private, Tesla is now also facing a criminal fraud probe by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bloomberg reports. After Bloomberg reported on the criminal investigation on Tuesday - having spoken to
Ripple Says it's Nearing the Release of its Commercial Crypto Product
Sagar Sarbhai, head of regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at Ripple, said in an interview with CNBC on Monday that the blockchain startup is expected to release its crypto-based xRapid product "in the next month or so." Ripple's xRapid is a tool that is designed to give banks a much faster way to make cross-border transactions by
The Crypto Hedge Fund Founder Backed By Steve Cohen Looks Ahead
The Benzinga Fintech Summit is a gathering of the top leaders in payments, lending, capital markets, blockchain and cryptocurrencies in San Francisco Nov. 14. Ahead of the Summit, Benzinga is profiling the fintech thought leaders speaking at the event. Our next installment is an interview with Arianna Simpson, founder of Autonomous Partners, a cryptocurrency- and blockchain-focused hedge fund that recently
Then and Now: Mortgage-Backed Securities Post-Financial Crisis
A little over 10 years ago, few people had heard of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Yet that changed when MBS brought the global financial system to its knees. Today, they’re still a pivotal part of the system, with the US Federal Reserve (Fed) the largest holder. Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Paul Varunok explains how MBS fit into the Fed’s future
Clean Energy on the Blockchain?
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We are privileged to live in an era where renewable, clean energy sources are a very real option. Over eight in ten people globally now believe that the world should be powered completely from renewable sources. Still, nearly all of our main sources for energy originate from fossil fuels, coal, and natural gas with renewables accounting just for 3%. Though renewable
Elon Musk Has Been Sued By the Thai Cave Rescuer He Called a 'Child Rapist'
The British cave explorer who led the rescue mission of a youth soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave in July has sued Tesla CEO Elon Musk for libel and slander after Musk referred to him on Twitter as a "pedo guy" and "child rapist," as CNBC reports. Vernon Unsworth filed his lawsuit against Musk on Monday in a U.S.
Jack Dorsey Says Conservative Employees at Twitter 'Don't Feel Safe to Express Their Opinions'
Silicon Valley has been coming under a lot of heat lately from Republicans - including President Trump - who have accused Big Tech of  political bias, alleging that some of the biggest social media companies are trying to silence conservative voices. Having recently just testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce about the potential for meddling in the
Blockchain is Changing Insurance Markets Inside and Out
All around the world, and throughout almost every industry, analysts have been puzzling over how the cryptocurrency revolution could eventually come to shape their businesses. That's an important area of investigation, but it also reflects the fact that the wider world may be missing the point. In reality, it is not cryptocurrencies that stand to turn the business world on