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ETF View: What’s Next: Telecom-Media Merge Into XLC

Extra! Extra! XLC is the new ETF that ties telecom and media constituents into one exchange-traded fund! For those with a view towards latest and greatest ETF products, eyes and ears are on the Communications Services Select SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLC) — "it tracks the Communication Services Select Sector Index and “seeks…Read More

3 July, 2018
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Morgan Stanley Ratchets Up Electronic Bond Trading Team

Morgan Stanley Raises Its Hand and Appoints e-Trading Veteran to lead investment bank's scheme for the Electronification of Fixed Income Markets. Electronic bond trading has long been a holy grail for certain folks in and around Wall Street. On the one hand, reducing head count and mitigating dependence on high-paid sales…Read More

25 June, 2018
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Former NYSE Prez Farley Launches Fintech SPAC IPO

Tom Farley, the former top gun at the NYSE, has long advocated the benefits of raising capital via the construct of Special Purpose Acquisition Company aka "SPAC", aka "Blank Check company." Now he's become the CEO poster boy for SPACs with the formal IPO and NYSE listing of Fintech SPAC…Read More

13 June, 2018
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Big Board Bets on former Bloomberg “Babe”: Betty Liu…

Bloomberg's Betty Liu Moves to C-Suite Role at NYSE (Original story from Traders Magazine - June 6- by John D'Antona Jr.)--The women's movement continues at the U.S.’ NYSE, the oldest public stock exchange,  announced that former Bloomberg "babe" Betty Liu, who is also founder of financial content firm Radiate, Inc.,…Read More

8 June, 2018
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Crypto Cool Kids Getting The Joke-Aim at Bank Licensing

What's Next? CryptoCurrency Bank License; Crypto Cool Kids New Goal: Stay Inside Regulatory Goal Posts Coinbase Inc. and another cryptocurrency firm talked to U.S. regulators about the possibility of obtaining banking licenses, a move that would allow the startups to broaden the types of products they offer. Coinbase, which operates…Read More

18 May, 2018
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Goldman Sachs Goes Crypto; Opens Bitcoin Trade Desk

Goldman Sachs, the venerable investment bank and trading house, has been called lots of things, including "Squid." But nobody on Wall Street can dispute the fact that $GS is uniquely innovative and perhaps, a firm that can smell the trail of money better than its peers and explains why Goldman is…Read More

3 May, 2018
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SEC Subpoena Smackdown: ICO Issuers & Enablers Get Pinned

An SEC subpoena is not exactly what any Issuer (or stock promoter) puts on the top of their birthday wish list. And, for crypto cool kids who are either already a member of the ICO Issuers Club, or who have applied to become part of the dapper dapp crowd that…Read More

2 March, 2018
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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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BlockTech Bid Repeats via Bloomberg: Its About Blockchain, NOT…

(MarketsMuse fintech and blocktech curators extend our thanks to Prospectus.com LLC for the following contribution)-Bloomberg Intelligence reporter Jonathan Tyce wins the Valentine's Day Award for Very Good Framing courtesy of his latest piece "Blockchain is Coming Everywhere, Ready or Not" --one of a series of articles by Tyce that puts…Read More

14 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

What’s Next? Blockchain Feasibility Study Services

The following is courtesy of a blog post published at Prospectus.com, the global consulting firm specializing in investor offering document preparation, feasibility studies and consultative guidance to tech entrepreneurs and others seeking to raise capital. As discovered by MarketsMuse fintech curators, the firm has opened a blockchain feasibility study practice…Read More

15 January, 2018
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SEC Chair Jay Clayton Axe: Greater Corporate Bond Market…

Corporate Bond Market Transparency 4.0 MarketsMuse fixed income fintech curators, who have been on the beat for better than 8 years, were keen to cover this week's inaugrual meeting of FIMSAC.  e-Bond trading system founders, fixed income fund managers and fintech aficionados who have long lamented the limited degree of US…Read More

12 January, 2018

Bitcoin Barista of the Day Award: BnkToTheFuture

When it comes to corporate monikers, MarketsMuse fintech curators are big fans of catchy names and have made it a New Year's resolution to compile and share a weekly list of firms that earn special recognition within the burgeoning world of blockchain, bitcoin and crypto handles. And, the winner for…Read More

3 January, 2018
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Another Old-Style Quant Jock Embraces ETF-Style Passive Investing

Former LTCM Guru Gives Up the Ghost; Converts From Convergence Trading to Passive Investing Armed with ETFs Proving that old traders never die, they simply re-invent themselves, yet another highly-seasoned hedge fund guru whose pedigree extends back to Salomon Brothers and thereafter, senior partner at the now infamous hedge fund…Read More

13 November, 2017

Weinstein Saga Snags Company’s Co-CEO Glasser

(Courtesy of BrokerDealer.com) Whilst most of the news media coverage of the travails of Harvey Weinstein have been dedicated to sordid details and otherwise extoling the newly-appointed (or interim) corporate chiefs, it leads one to wonder whether investigative journalism is losing cache…But, lo and behold, one Hollywood news journalist has…Read More

16 October, 2017
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Investor Solicitation 3.0 – Start-Ups Squared Away w Investor…

You're an emerging fund manager, an entrepreneur vying to create a real estate development platform or you're a fintech guru aiming to alter the current payment processing landscape with Ethereum that didn't get the memo titled  "If you don't have properly-pared Investor Offering Documents that comply with securities regulator regimes,…Read More

23 September, 2017
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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