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Marketplace Lending: Just Because I’m Disruptive Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Be Friends
Article By: AllAboutAlpha
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:25 AM EDT
The existence and growth of the alternative lending world, under any name, fits into the story of the explosive growth of total consumer credit since 1969.
In this article: LC
Mobile AR To Top A Billion Users And $60 Billion By 2021
Article By: Tim Merel
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:04 AM EDT
Where mobile AR hardware from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and others could deliver an installed base over 400 million users by 2021, Facebook, Tencent, Snap and others could drive an user base in the hundreds of millions next year, and billions by 2021.
In this article: TCEHY, AAPL, GOOG, FB, BABA, SNAP
Do Higher Prices Make Crypto-Assets Crypto-Currencies?
Article By: Marc Chandler
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:27 AM EDT
There has been a surge of interest and activity in the what have been dubbed crypto-currencies. The market cap for this space is around $60 bln.
In this article: BITCOMP
The Great Reset: How Should We Then Invest?
Article By: John Mauldin
Monday, May 22, 2017 11:49 AM EDT
The entire world is entering what I call the Great Reset, a period of enormous and unpredictable volatility in all asset classes. I believe that diversifying among asset classes will simply diversify your losses during the next global recession.
Foreign Bonds Pop As US Dollar Stumbles
Article By: James Picerno
Monday, May 22, 2017 6:46 AM EDT
Foreign government bonds in developed markets roared last week, generating the strongest performances among the major asset classes, based on a set of proxy exchange-traded funds.
In this article: UDN, PICB, BWX, VTI, VWO, HYXU
Not Every Retailer Is Suffering This Earnings Season
Article By: Sheraz Mian
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:47 PM EDT
It's been the accepted wisdom for a while that it is only a question of time before Amazon mops up traditional brick-and-mortar retailers' every last sales dollar. But not every retailer is suffering the 'Amazon effect'.
In this article: FL, GPS, M, NKE, WMT, PLCE, UAA
Square Appears To Be Turning Around
Article By: Sramana Mitra
Friday, May 19, 2017 9:19 AM EDT
The market is pleased with Square. Its stock is currently trading around a 52-week-high of $20.34 with a market capitalization of $7.7 billion.
In this article: SQ
Cisco Systems: A Better Bargain Than Ever?
Article By: SureDividend
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 AM EDT
Cisco looks to be a solid investment right now. I’m not the only one who thinks so – Cisco is the third largest holding in Joel Greenblatt’s investment portfolio.
In this article: CSCO
Ransomware: Should WannaCry Make You Wanna Buy Cyber Equities?
Article By: Fred McClimans
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:23 PM EDT
The WannaCry ransomware attack impacted 200,000+ users across 150 countries. This attack, which we timeline, is unique, precedent-setting, and may have short-term potential for selected cybersecurity equities. It also raises a few questions...
The Active Versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical
Article By: Chuck Carnevale
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:23 AM EDT
One of the most hotly contested debates in finance is the argument over which is better – active or passive investing.
In this article: KMB, SPX, SO, JNJ
Shale's Lesson For Creditors And Debtors
Article By: Marc Chandler
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:04 AM EDT
The heavy hand of past borrowings continues to hang over us. China's explosion of debt is worrisome.
In this article: OIL
The Limits Of One-Indicator Recession Analysis
Article By: James Picerno
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:20 AM EDT
Some analysts are smitten with the ISM Manufacturing Index, convincing at least one investment strategist to proclaim that this metric is all you need to accurately gauge the state of the US economy.
In this article: SPY, TNX
Inflation/Deflation And The Desire To Avoid Short-Term Pain
Article By: Steven Saville
Monday, May 15, 2017 11:54 PM EDT
The day might come when the costs of continuing the inflation are so widely understood that there exists the political will to bring the money-depreciating policies to an end, but don’t hold your breath waiting for that day.
Staying Stuck
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Monday, May 15, 2017 4:53 PM EDT
In the particular case of 2016-17 and “reflation”, the more immediate circumstances surrounding commodities have taken on increased importance. Oil, in particular, has become the chief expression of economic direction.
In this article: OIL, USO
The VIX And The Scheme
Article By: Doug Noland
Sunday, May 14, 2017 6:26 PM EDT
Why is the VIX – and other market “insurance” – so extraordinarily cheap? Taking a global Bubble perspective, the foundation of cheap “insurance” rests upon the perception of a relatively stable global Credit backdrop.
In this article: NDX, SOX, VIX, BKX, XBD, TNX
Retail Sector's Disappointing Earnings Results
Article By: Sheraz Mian
Friday, May 12, 2017 8:21 PM EDT
The earnings focus lately has been on the Retail sector, with J.C. Penney becoming the latest department store to follow the lead set by Macy’s, Kohl’s and Nordstrom. These reports reconfirm that these operators needed to reinvent their businesses.
In this article: HD, JCP, JWN, KSS, M, TGT, WMT, UAA
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