Gold Miners Looking for New Partners

Gold Miners Looking for New Partners

FLASH: World’s Gold miners seek merger opportunities $GLD, $GOLD, $CS A move by the world’s biggest gold miners to get bigger adding new vigor to an industry that failed to inspire investor support in Y 2018. The mega-merger mania now under way for Newmont Mining Corp., Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) and Goldcorp will result in some […]

Managed Money Moves Back into High Yield Corporate Bonds

Managed Money Moves Back into High Yield Corporate Bonds

US fund investors charged into high-yield corporate bonds during the latest week, shoveling $3.3-B, the most cash flowing into that market since late Y 2016, Lipper said Thursday, boosted by dovish words from Fed Chairman Powell. Underscoring investors’ appetite for some risk-taking, investors pulled $15-B net cash from US-based money market funds, according to the […]

John Hussman on the Stock Market, My Comments

John Hussman on the Stock Market, My Comments

John Hussman, PhD, aka The Perma-Bear: “At its core, investment is about valuation. It’s about purchasing a stream of expected future cash flows at a price that’s low enough to result in desirable total returns, at an acceptable level of risk, as those cash flows are delivered over time. The central tools of investment analysis […]

Fed Made ‘Policy Mistake’, President Trump Not Likely to Sack Powell Yet

Fed Made ‘Policy Mistake’, President Trump Not Likely to Sack Powell Yet

$SPY, $WFC, $CS Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) cut estimates for stocks next year on concern the Fed is making policy mistakes that will dampen US economic growth. Chris Harvey, head of equity strategy at the bank, cut his year-end target for the S&P 500 Index to 2,665 from 3,079. While the new forecast represents a 10% […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to the Dust-bin of Automotive Wannabees?

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to the Dust-bin of Automotive Wannabees?

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to the Dust-bin of Automotive Wannabees? $TSLA From the outset Elon Musk’s strategy for Tesla has been bootstrapping: Use the money from the Lotus based roadster to develop and build the M-S; use cash from the M-S to develop and build the M-X; use cash from the M-X to develop and build the […]

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen 

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen 

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen MSCI said 32 major Saudi stocks will gain emerging market status Index provider MSCI confirmed that Saudi Arabia will be added to its emerging markets index from June 2019, in a move widely expected to help the Kingdom’s bourse attract greater investment. MSCI said […]

Coins, Tokens are Changing the Nature of Early Stage and Goal Fundraising

Coins, Tokens are Changing the Nature of Early Stage and Goal Fundraising

Coins, Tokens are Changing the Nature of Early Stage and Goal Fundraising ICOs (Initial coin offerings) are also called TGEs (token generation events), and they are changing the nature of early stage fundraising, and they have the potential to alter the mainstream investment ecosystem itself. Through ICOs, start-ups can raise capital by issuing crypto tokens […]

SEC Approved Crowdfunding for Equity Investors

SEC Approved Crowdfunding for Equity Investors

SEC Approved Crowdfunding for Equity Investors As crowdfunding took off, many serious investors noted that something was missing from the process. Savvy investors want to put money into a promising crowdfunded product, but they also want more than an early edition of the product or a branded T-shirt for their money. This difference has made crowdfunding […]

Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test”

Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test”

Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test” Employee stock ownership of companies has been promoted in the US since the country’s founding. After the Revolutionary War, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton fostered the resurgence of the Codfish industry by providing financial subsidies, but only for ships that had written profit-sharing agreements with their crews. This program, […]

On Crowd Funding Platforms

On Crowd Funding Platforms

Crowdfunding Platforms Crowdfunding platforms are websites that allow entrepreneurs to raise money from a large community. Such platforms can be divided into 3 types: cash-for-support, cash-for-equity, and cash donation HeffX-LTN offers all 3, contact us. Cash-for-support platforms came up 1st with IndieGoGo & Kickstarter leading the way in 2008 & 2009 respectively. Since their launch,WeFunder has […]

The Outlook for American Businesses is Grim

The Outlook for American Businesses is Grim

The Outlook for American Businesses is Grim $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Are investors in denial about grim outlook for American businesses? That’s the question Société Générale’s Andrew Lapthorne, global head of quantitative strategy, posed to his bank’s clients in a note Friday. “Asset valuations are extreme; returns are poor, the probability of […]

Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake”

Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake”

Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Volatility in stocks and bonds was part of the FOMC’s consideration for slowing interest rate increases in February. Now a Fed economist attached to the central bank’s Dallas branch says that “relying on the equity market for economic signals is a […]

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA Tesla’s Q-1 earnings came in at a $283-M loss. Two Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) production chiefs are leaving the EV country as it struggles to launch its mass-market Model 3 car and increase production. According to filings and media reports, the departures follow a rocky production start […]