Archive June 2019
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Week InReview: June 28, 2019
"... just look at the math. The Macaulay duration on a Bloomberg Barclays sovereign-debt index is near a record high of 8.32 years, meaning just a one-percentage-point increase in yields would equate to more than a $2.4 trillion loss."
— Trillion-dollar monster lurks as bonds price out duration risk
Week InAdvance: June 24, 2019
Week InReview: June 21, 2019
SEC's Clayton to regain swing vote status with Lee confirmation; Flood of debt instruments backed by property loans hits market; The hot new thing in funds is higher fees and more restrictions; and more!
Week InAdvance: June 17, 2019
Week InReview: June 14, 2019
The illustration above points to a humorous conversation — 'Lord Keynes Pays a Visit' — envisioned by International Monetary Fund historian Atish Ghosh should John Maynard Keynes stop by the institution he co-founded some 75 years ago.
Week InAdvance: June 10, 2019
Week InReview: June 7, 2019
"Cryptocurrency pioneer Justin Sun bid a record $4.57 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett, who famously referred to Bitcoin as 'probably rat poison squared.'
"Sun launched Tronix, also known as Tron or TRX token, in 2017. It’s valued at $2.56 billion and is the 10th largest cryptocurrency in the world, according to data provider CoinMarketCap.com. The 28-year-old Chinese entrepreneur said he hopes to educate the Oracle of Omaha on cryptocurrency and the underlying technology, called blockchain.
“'It is very common in investment circles that people will change their minds,' Sun said in a telephone interview. 'Investment opportunities are best when lots of people are underestimating the technology.'"
Chinese crypto pioneer pays $4.57 million for lunch with Buffett