On the Street

Think You’re Having a Bad Week? Jeff Bezos has lost over $20 Billion in the Last Five Days

When Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) reported earnings last Thursday evening, the company disappointed investors when its revenue fell short of analysts’ estimates and the company issued a fourth-quarter outlook that was below analysts’ expectations. Since the earnings report the stock is down almost 16% as I write this. The stock dropped 7.8% on Friday, it dropped another 6.3% on Monday, and ...

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The Future of Bitcoin Futures

The mad frenzy that was Bitcoin at the turn of the calendar year has not evolved quite as expected. The cryptocurrency enthusiasts sat glued to their computer screens anticipating the start of trading on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (Cboe) at 5:00 o’clock central on December 10th. This was the climax of nirvana pursuant to the Cboe’s statement in ...

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Big Techs Race to be your One-Stop Shop Content Provider

I of low maintenance have one remote. I recently visited a friend and sat down and noticed multiple remote devices on the coffee table. She began to explain to me what duty each one performed. “This one is for Netflix, but not volume. This one gets Hulu and will do the volume, but you have to press this button to ...

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Netflix Spending Spree Raises Eyes in the Bond Markets

Michael Milken and his fellow junk bond brethren would be salivating at the markets current appetite for high yield bonds. The roaring 80’s are back led again by the big names like Uber and Netflix. The lack of supply has big investment banks jumping at the chance to bring these issues to market. Let’s look at the details of what ...

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Small Bank Commercial Loan Problems making Market Anxious

In an age of connectedness, it almost seems unfathomable that distance could be a cause for concern amongst the commercial lending landscape. However, what economists call “friction of distance” can cause trouble. If this economic theory applies to lenders financing commercial real estate loans outside their geographical areas of expertise, there is an obvious necessity to investigate further. This problem ...

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Brick and Mortar Vacancies Rates at 7 Year Highs

The malls of yesterday are no longer the same. Perennial anchors such as Sears, Lord & Taylor and J. Crew are vanishing. The Q3 vacancy rate in enclosed regional malls jumped to 9.1%, the highest rate since Q4 2011, according to real estate research firm Reis in a study released Wednesday, October 4th. As one would expect, the rental rates ...

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Proven Political Bias in High Tech – The White House Considers Executive Action

If you’ve been keeping up with the current buzz, regardless of partisan loyalties, you’ve undoubtedly noted at the forefront a barrage of questionable policies and leaked communications from Silicon Valley juggernauts like Facebook and Google. Be it Facebook packaging and selling customer data en masse to political buyers or the Alphabet Corporation’s Google executive’s considering search engine censorship on company ...

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Should Catastrophe Bond Holders be Nervous?

This is the world where high risk investors meet high risk insurance companies, and in recent years it has been a win-win scenario for both. This is an investment vehicle you probably won’t find on TDAmeritrade or the like, as it is beyond the risk/reward profile of all but the very well-funded and those who live on antacids during hurricane ...

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Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at King of Capitalism: Amazon

As the 2020 rumor mills again circulate the likely presidential run of socialist Bernie Sanders, he takes a big step to solidify his comrades with attacking the pinnacle of capitalism; Amazon. Will wonders never cease? The fiefdom of college students and other “safe space” lemmings will again be out in droves to support free college, free healthcare, free condoms, etc. ...

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