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By Ansh Chaudhary For the month of May, the ETF Deathwatch increased in size. Twenty-nine exchange-traded products (“ETPs”) were added to the list, and 19 funds were removed, making May a busier month in terms of additions. Of the removals, 16 were removed due to increased health and three were removed due to asset managers
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Antique USA map close-up detail: Los Angeles, California Getty Long before the last Los Angeles real estate bubble when real, inflation-adjusted house prices nearly tripled from 1997 to 2006 but then fell nearly in half by 2011… And long before the S&L bubble when real Los Angeles house prices fell over 40% from the peak
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Bitcoin trading volume on the largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, hit the highest amount seen in 14 months in May. During the month of May, Coinbase facilitated the trade of 738,959.42 BTC — worth approximately $5.9 billion at current market prices — according to data from Bitcoinity. This development marks the exchange’s highest level of
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On November 14, 2017, I wrote a short blog post simply titled “Do Not Stop Buying PCI”. Since then, not only has the PIMCO Dynamic Credit Income Fund (PCI) outperformed any junk bond index you care to look at, but it has more than doubled versus the S&P 500’s performance since then. This is not
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The weekly average yield to maturity of The Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, slipped to 3.71% from 3.74% the week before. The Bond Buyer’s 20-bond GO Index of 20-year general obligation yields fell to 3.48% from 3.51% the previous week. It is at its lowest level since
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Beyond Meat soared 14% in extended trading on Thursday after the plant-based alternative meat company reported its first quarterly report since going public. The company reported revenue of $40.2 million, surpassing the expected $38.9 million, and earnings of 14 cents per share. The company
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Ken SalazThe Eternal Now, Saint Mary’s LakeOil on canvas 30 inches by 40 inches Rehs Contemporary The setting sun’s multi-faceted reflection on the water draws the viewer into the sweeping landscape of The Eternal Now, Saint Mary’s Lake, as if s/he were wandering toward the mountains, peering into the sky, and soaking in an awe-inspiring moment in
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The White House has invited some of President Donald Trump’s key allies in the business world to an event later this month in Bahrain intended to kick-start the administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan. The meeting is part of Trump’s effort to strike the “deal of the century” for Israeli-Palestinian peace. The Bahrain gathering will
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The SEC this week voted to approve a financial investment reform package. Known as “Regulation Best Interest” or “Reg BI,” the package is intended to strengthen protections for investors by requiring financial advisors and in particular broker-dealers to disclose conflicts of interest. Does it provide more protection for investors than previous rules? It depends on
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An experimental metric used to gauge the quantity and quality of activity on bitcoin’s network clocked a 28-week high last Saturday, signaling the cryptocurrency’s latest price rally may be more fundamentally driven than many expect. The Transaction Amount to Active Addresses Ratio (TAAR), first proposed by CoinDesk Contributor and Pugilist Ventures Founder Chris Brookins, divides bitcoin’s
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“The open hand is blessed, for it gives in abundance, even as it receives.” Biddy Mason, Former Slave and Pioneering Entrepreneur At her death in 1891, Biddy Mason’s wealth was approximately $300,000 or about $7,000,000 in today’s dollars. More impressively, the land she owned in downtown Los Angeles is now worth hundreds of millions. Incredibly,
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Investment Thesis The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) provides income, quality and value: while these features make the fund a great source of cash flow and stability, they also bring the disadvantages of investing in high-yielding securities and using criteria other than market capitalization, i.e. that a risky security may occupy a large position in
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