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Markets and the Fed

All eyes on the Fed. The last jobs report shows less than expected growth – stocks went up!  The pundits tell us the reason for this up-swing is that a slow-down in the economy will force the Fed to succumb to the clamor to reduce interest rates. 149 more words

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How Stifel's strategic focus on mid-market led it to GMP deal

A focus on middle-market investment banking has led St. Louis-based Stifel Financial Corp. to one of Canada’s dwindling number of independent firms.

Stifel announced Monday that it had agreed to buy the bulk of Toronto-based GMP Capital Inc.’s capital-markets business. 717 more words


Socialism, Part Five: What It May Look Like, or Visions of a Better Kind of Society Without Employers

The following is a continuation of previous posts on the possible nature of socialism that excludes the power of employers as a class.

In the following, Tony Smith elaborates on the right of use by workers of the places, machinery and so forth where they work, but with the local community being the owner of local resources (and regional and national communities being the owners of regional and national enterprises of regional or national scope). 337 more words


Looking at Markets

Due primarily to recent bluster about trade and tariffs, we have been treated to volatility in stock markets.  How to deal with these short-term market movements?  133 more words

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You Can Order Plants from Amazon: Do it and Make Your Place Look Liveable

* You can now order house plants straight to your door through Amazon
* House plants have been shown to have mental and physical health benefits… 601 more words

Home Hacks

SEBI on the Reporting of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Systems


The Securities &
Exchange Board of India released three circulars[1], on the 4th of
January, 31st of January and most recently 9th of May… 1,025 more words

Corporate Law

Fed’s Interest Rate Position Could Help CRE Sales Volume

The Fed’s shift to a neutral position on rates could keep CRE transaction activity on par with 2018 levels.

The current Goldilocks economy—not too hot and not too cold—is helping to keep the bears from emerging in the commercial real estate sector. 974 more words

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