MiFID II Fuels Massive EU Move Towards ETFs, ETF…

MiFID II Implementation Triggers Flow of $50b into Europe ETF Market In First Weeks of 2018; ETF Sec Lending and  ETF Options Growth Expected to Drive EU Financial Markets. "What we've seen for the first time in European ETF trading is really a concerted interest in trading ETF options in…Read More

26 February, 2018
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MiFID II : Sell-Side Research Analysts Unwanted Thanks to…

(MarketsMuse blog post image courtesy of Institutional Investor)--Thanks to MiFID II, Sell-Side Research Analysts are not only unwanted, they will become increasingly underemployed in terms of compensation, or simply unemployed. This increasing view is bleak for investment bank research wonks, but provides for a career re-purposing on the part of…Read More

12 February, 2018

Crypto Hedge Funds: Greenwich Crowd Buying Into Bitcoin Trading

Crypto Hedge Funds Get Their Greenwich On. If the MarketsMuse curators have avoided bidding on and publishing tick-by-tick coverage of "crypto mania" and bitcoin bubblelicious bytes akin to our media industry brethren, its only because we were arguably a pioneer when, starting in 2014, we first started framing the bitcoin and distributed…Read More

20 December, 2017

SEC Aims to Rein In and Reign Over Initial…

Initial Coin Offerings [Finally] Get SEC Attention; The Duck Test 3.0. For those who believe the US SEC is slow to react when reining in and/or reigning over new-fangled investment products, the evidence indicates you are accurate. After all, recent history regarding sub-prime debt sold to unwary investors, Madoff-style investment…Read More

11 November, 2017
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CME Group Says: Bitcoin Future Depends On…Bitcoin Futures Exchange

CME Aims to Legitimize Bitcoin Marketplace via..What Else? A Bitcoin Futures Mart!! Any and every credible financial market veteran will argue that any credible financial instrument can only be credible when there is a legitimate marketplace in which buyers and sellers can express their view as to the value of…Read More

1 November, 2017

Canada Stock Exchanges Weigh Walk-Back re Cannabis Share Listings

Canada stock exchange regulators appear to be suffering from a pot-hangover, as exchange execs and regulators re-visit criteria for cannabis share listings. Its a high-flying industry for sure; 69 publicly-traded cannabis companies with aggregate market cap of USD $6.4bil have their shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the smaller…Read More

14 September, 2017

What’s Next? A GOP-Friendly ETF That Tracks Corporate Friends…

GOP-friendly ETF Set to List on BATS BZX; Exchange-Traded Fund with ticker MAGA Will Buy Companies Supportive of Republican Party Agenda We can't make this sh*t up..Just when MarketsMuse curators thought we'd seen and heard it all when it comes to new-fangled ETF products, along comes an exchange-traded fund construct…Read More

5 September, 2017

Nasdaq Bets on Blank-Check Co. IPOs To Boost Listings;…

Competition for listings is a contact sport in the world of major stock exchanges as evidenced by the assortment of US bourses vying to increase market share in exchange-traded fund (ETFs), which represent nearly 2000 securities or more than half of all equities listed on major US stock exchanges.  While…Read More

5 September, 2017
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You Know The Equities Markets Will Move Lower When…

If you've been a professional trader for 'more than 15 minutes' (i.e. years, if not decades), you know the equities markets will move lower when (a) complacency prevails, a sense of calm is seemingly endless and equity market indices quietly creep higher and higher or (b), business news front page…Read More

29 August, 2017

Fortune CEOs Take Unequivocal Stand; This BD Bids On

Taking a Unequivocal Stand is Easier for Fortune CEOs than for POTUS--so it seems. Fortune 500 CEOs who have taken exception to erratic and equivocal statements made by the current sitting president of the United States have been systematically subjected to 'assault by Twitter' by the country's CEO-in-Chief. In turn,…Read More

16 August, 2017

Yale University Wonks Blast Exchanges’ Payment-For-Order-Flow Schemes

In a July 18 NYT op-ed piece "Wall Street Profits by Putting Investors in the Slow Lane" submitted by Jonathan Macey, a professor at Yale Law School and David Swensen, the chief investment officer of Yale University, the spirit debate topic of payment-for-order-flow schemes, aka rebates paid by the various stock exchanges to…Read More

18 July, 2017

What’s Next? Trump WH Aims to Make Cuba Pay…

Trump’s treasury team says Cuba's Vicana Sugar Company assets, including 60,000 acres of land and 48 miles of railroad belong to US investors. Ole to Compania Azucarera Vicana! Courtesy of a Trump White House that has more leaks than a rusty old pipe, sources “not authorized to speak on the…Read More

25 May, 2017

Trump, Mnuchin, Russia & Estonia Share Common Bond: 1927…

MarketsMuse Exclusive: The Trump-Russia-Estonia Government Bond connection, first disclosed three weeks ago by a MarketsMuse investigative report that linked US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to a cache of rare, $1000 USD denominated 1927 Estonian Govt bond certificates, has a new layer of intrigue. According to Trump White House sources, last week…Read More

22 April, 2017

Trump SecTreas Mnuchin Wants to Cash In Cache of…

So-called President Trump's Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin is hoping to cash in on a cache of US $1000 dollar-denominated 1927 Republic of Estonia Bonds, according to credible sources who were privy to wire-tapped discussions between Mike Flynn, the one-time National Security Advisor to Donald Trump and Sergey Kislyak, the…Read More

11 March, 2017

Finance Industry Vet Behind Non-Profit Borders.Org

Business Plans Without Borders aka Borders.org is a novel non-profit intended to provide wind in the sail for startups launched by immigrants, refugees and under-served inner-city entrepreneurs.  Created by long-time finance industry veteran Paul Azous, the altruistic initiative defies current political in-sensibilities and embraces the simple notion that small businesses…Read More

24 February, 2017

Asia FinTech Funding Initiative 2x That of US and…

Latest Chinese Fintech FOF Completes Raise of 10-billion-yuan (US $1.8b) as Asia fintech funding continues to eclipse North America and EU allocation to financial technology initiatives.. (Econotimes.com) 28 December 2016- In a move to advance China as a financial and technology hub, Asia FinTech FOF, a foundation that aims to…Read More

28 December, 2016

Buy-Side Beefs Up Use of ETF Products; They Finally…

ETF product use among the Buy-Side is no longer viewed as "just a portfolio re-balance or transition management tool,"  according to a survey of the investment industry's largest portfolio managers. More PMs than ever are finally 'getting the joke' with regard to the value proposition of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), according…Read More

4 November, 2016
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Circus Comes To Town-Global Macro Guru Heads to Hofstra

MarketsMuse inhouse political pundits are headed to Hempstead, NY, home of Hofstra University where the Circus Comes to Town disguised as the first tranche of 2016 US Presidential debates. While our inhouse politicos battle the LIE rush hour traffic in effort to get a ring-side seat for the Ringling Bros…Read More

26 September, 2016