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Asset Allocation Views: Late-Cycle Investing
There are ample signs of change in the wind: The Federal Reserve is raising short-term interest rates, and U.S. inflation is at target for the first time since 2012. The global trade order that has existed for decades is being disrupted. Several economic indicators are running hot even as the current U.S. expansion has begun its tenth year. Volatility is
EU Finance Ministers Rule out Plans to Regulate Crypto Market
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Off the back of news that European Finance Ministers confirmed that they will not rush to further regulate the crypto market in the EU, see below for an anlysis on Crypto regulation. TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay Having met in Vienna on Saturday, EU Finance Ministers revealed they plan to wait for the outcome of a thorough analysis by European authorities before
6 Apps to Help You Refocus After Your Summer Vacation
Of all the seasonal shifts, the one from summer to fall might be the most difficult for our concentration. After months of laid-back, half-day Fridays, vacations, and a general slowdown in the office, once autumn arrives, it’s back to business. This can be a stressful transition for many professionals who must now switch from low power to heads-down mode to
A New York Judge Just Opened the Door For the SEC to Regulate ICOs
A federal judge in New York just gave the Securities and Exchange Commission a potentially big victory, ruling that initial coin offerings can be regulated by U.S. securities laws. U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie in Brooklyn, New York ruled "that the government can proceed with a case alleging that an initial coin offering is a security for purposes of federal
Gene Munster: Tesla Could Be Doomed Unless it Revamps its Board
Loup Ventures managing partner Gene Munster writes in a commentary for CNBC that "Elon Musk's increasingly disturbing actions have brought the company to a crossroads," and Tesla needs to overhaul its board of directors or risk going under. While Munster maintains his firm still believes "in Tesla and its mission," and wants "the company to be successful," Musk's recent behavior
Apple Says Trump's Tariffs Will Be Bad For U.S. Consumers; Trump Tells Apple to Manufacture its Products in America
In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Apple says that President Trump's proposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods "covers a wide range of Apple products and the products used in our U.S. operations" and will result in higher prices for U.S. consumers. However, Trump responded to Apple's letter by saying that the company should manufacture its
Nearly Half of Young Users Say They Have Deleted the Facebook App From Their Phones Over the Past Year
A new survey shows that younger Facebook users have been deleting the social media giant's app from their phones in droves, a likely backlash to Facebook's revelation earlier this year that roughly 87 million users had their data improperly shared by voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica. Nearly half (or 44 percent) of people between the ages of 18 to 29 say
What to Expect From Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather Round' Event
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced this year’s “Gather Round” event will take place Sept. 12 to reveal a new line of products. Industry experts have begun to speculate as to which products will make their grand entrances, while taking a closer look at the company’s invitation for any hints. The Event The invitation, which was sent to the media on
Jack Ma Announces He Will Leave Alibaba Next Year
Jack Ma will step down as chairman of Alibaba Group next year and be succeeded by chief executive officer Daniel Zhang, the company said in a press release. The succession plan calls for Ma to step down on Sept. 10, 2019. Ma will also serve out his term on Alibaba Group's board of directors until the company's annual shareholders' meeting
The Art of Monetary Policy
SUMMARY The scientific approach to monetary policy, including a macroeconomic framework for analyzing inflation targeting and interest rate rules, has been very influential over the past 20 years. In the wake of the financial crisis, however, quantitative easing and important structural changes in the economy have made the traditional science of monetary policy somewhat less useful for policymakers. Until the