Wednesday’s Hot Reads: Approving Bitcoin ETFs Will Lead Investors To Slaughter

March 08, 2017

Compiled by Staff


Approving Bitcoin ETFs Will Lead Investors To Slaughter (The Hill)
They are not in the public interest, and the SEC should reject them. Approving bitcoin ETFs would support a payment mechanism that has only one viable application—to break the law.


One Of Bitcoin's Big Funds Is Selling Ahead Of The ETF Decision (CoinDesk)
Bitcoin prices have edged up sharply ahead of the SEC's upcoming decision on the long-in-the-works Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF. 


The Next Election Shock? (BlackRock)
Markets are anxious about upcoming European elections, but Richard Turnill explains why near-term political risks are probably overstated.


Navigating Optimism & Uncertainty (MainStay Investments)
The early days of the Trump era find the pulse of the business community in an unusual place—the coexistence of historically high optimism and uncertainty.


Surprising Winners From The Rise Of Passive Investing? Women (Bloomberg)
Female execs more likely to run passive funds than active ones.


Tracking Moves In Some Smart Beta ETFs (Benzinga)
The quasi-active nature of smart-beta ETFs means investors should keep tabs on shifts in their exposures, particularly with regard to sectors.


Fed Takes Fear Out Of Markets As Volatility Plunges In Bonds, FX (Bloomberg Markets)
Volatility metrics have plunged as March rate hike becomes all but certain. 


Banks Are About To Get A Huge Cash Windfall Thanks To Trump (CNBC)
Goldman Sachs projects banks could see $248 billion in excess capital thanks to reduced banking regulations. 


Best Bond Investing Options For Retirees Seeking Income & Safety (CNBC)
With generally lower volatility compared to stocks, bonds have long held appeal to retirees seeking income, and bond ETFs are, in many cases, the least expensive options available.


Who Will Lose When Globalization Retreats? (Economist)
Few would dispute that opening an economy to global trade boosts growth in the long run (compare North and South Korea, or pre- and post-1979 China). But not everyone gains.


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