Posts Tagged ‘funds’

Fed Funds Prints 2.30%, Breaching Target Range For The First Time, As Libor Replacement Soars To "Remarkable" 5.25%

If today’s second consecutive repo was supposed to calm the stress in the secured lending market and ease the funding shortfall in the interbank market, it appears to have failed. Not only did O/N general collateral print at 2.25-2.60% after the repo operation, confirming that repo rates remain inexplicably elevated even though everyone who had […]

Pentagon approves diversion of military construction funds for Trump’s wall

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper agreed Tuesday to free up $3.6 billion from the Pentagon budget for President Trump’s border wall by effectively defunding 127 military construction projects using emergency authorities. Esper determined that the use of the military construction funds was necessary to support American forces deployed to the southern border […]

"Big Short" Investor Michael Burry Explains How Index Funds Will Trigger The Next Crash

After years of radio silence, Dr. Michael Burry – the small-time stockpicker who rose to fame for his bets against subprime mortgage bonds featured in the book (and later film) “the Big Short” – is once again doing the media rounds, talking about his latest equity plays and sharing his thoughts about the next big […]

Leader approves funds for key Iran railway project: Minister

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has approved tapping Iran’s sovereign wealth fund for construction of a key railway southeast of the country, says Iran’s transportation minister. Mohammad Eslami said on Tuesday that the government had proposed drawing up from the fund to finance the Chabahar-Zahedan railway, a key link connecting […]

Investors Panic-Sell Emerging Market Funds, On Pace For Worst-Ever Outflow  

Lipper’s Emerging Markets Funds have experienced their worst-ever net outflows during 3Q19. The mass exodus is due to a combination of factors, likely caused by an escalation of the trade war between the U.S. and China this summer, a global synchronized slowdown that is wreaking havoc on emerging market countries, and a strong dollar that has […]

Mass Exodus: Near Record Outflows For Financial Service Funds

According to new data from Lipper Alpha Insight, Financial Services Funds (including both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) saw two of their most significant outflows of 2019 during the first half of August. Financial Services Funds recorded $1.7 billion and $1.3 billion net outflow for the weeks ended Wednesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 14. […]

Which Hedge Funds Are Making A Killing As Yields Collapse

There’s no question that, when it comes to analyzing massive droves of data at lightning speeds, computers are far superior to humans. But when it comes to other deeply complicated skills like, say, composing a symphony or penning a critical essay, humans have the upper hand. Why? Because these tasks require higher levels of judgment […]

EU now funds Israel’s war ministry

David Cronin Rights and Accountability 2 August 2019 The European Union is financing Israeli bodies that oversee home demolitions and other crimes against the Palestinian people.  Abedalrahman Hassan APA images Two years ago, Benjamin Netanyahu was heard complaining that the European Union was “crazy” for attaching “political conditions” to its relations with Israel. By the […]

Supreme Court Allows Trump to Use $2.5 Billion in Pentagon Funds for Border Wall

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court in favor of the Trump administration to use $2.5 billion in Department of Defense funds for the construction of parts of a border wall along parts of the US southwestern border. Republican lawmakers have argued that open areas along key stretches of the southern border pose a threat to national […]

Trump’s July 4 Charade Will Take $2.5 Million Away From National Parks Funds

Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch Waking Times President Donald Trump‘s “Salute to America” Fourth of July event will divert almost $2.5 million from national parks, two sources familiar with the situation told The Washington Post Tuesday. Previous Independence Day celebrations have had a total price tag of around $2 million, former National Park Service Deputy Director Denis […]

Exit Scam? Dublin-Based Exchange Bitsane Vanishes With Users’ Funds

Authored by Marie Huillet via CoinTelegraph.com, Ireland-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane has apparently vanished, taking as many as 246,000 users’ crypto deposits with it. The news was reported by Forbes on June 27. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph Launched in 2016, Dublin-registered Bitsane LP was formerly listed as one of Ripple’s approved exchanges — a January 2018 CNBC article had also pitched the exchange as an […]

Netanyahu’s wife convicted for misusing public funds after racking up $50k in catering bills

The judge in a Jerusalem court ordered Sara Netanyahu to pay NIS 55,000 ($15,210) as a fine and compensation on Sunday, after she had agreed to a plea deal four days earlier. Sara, the third wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was initially indicted for spending $100,000 in state funds on luxurious meals from […]

Collapsifornia: Golden State set to spend billions of taxpayer funds to give free medical care to illegal aliens

(Natural News) Left-wing Democrats are doing all they can to remake California in their socialist-Marxist vision, ensuring that it will become the first — and most wealthy — state in our union to collapse. In addition to taxing residents at some of the highest rates in the country, Democrats in Sacramento are […]

Panic In The Bond Market: Yields Tumble, 10Y Inverts To Fed Funds

After months of ignoring reality and sticking its head in the sand over the severity of US-China trade war, which consensus finally admits well be a painful, multi-year global affair, this morning denial has finally transformed into acceptance, and the result is a panic bid across the US yield curve, which has sent the 10Y […]

Israel’s freezing of Palestinian tax funds "collective punishment"

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 18 February 2019 Palestinians protest the siege on Gaza at Erez checkpoint in the northern Gaza Strip, February 2018. Yasser Qudih APA images Israel’s freezing of millions of dollars in Palestinian tax revenue will cause the dire situation in Gaza to deteriorate even further, Al Mezan, a human rights […]

The Big Question: Mutual Funds or Index Funds?

In the history of investment, mutual and index funds have always been fierce competitors. Both of them have their own set of pros and cons, no doubts there. But analysts recently predicted a shift towards index funds emphasising on its advantages. An investor choosing a fund primarily depends on one’s […]

Paying It Forward: North Carolina J20 Ex-Defendants Pass On Anti-Repression Funds

Paying It Forward: North Carolina J20 Ex-Defendants Pass On Anti-Repression Funds Above Photo: From Itsgoingdown.org As part of this weeks call to action on #J20, former defendants are donating thousands of dollars to anarchist and antifascist prisoner support projects all over the world. Two years ago, roughly twenty anarchists, anti-fascists, and anti-capitalists from the North Carolina […]

New App ‘NewsGuard’ Promises To Stop Fake News. Have A Look At Who Owns & Funds It

The Facts: News browser extension NewsGuard promises to help readers pick out fake news. However, NewsGuard is funded and run by individuals tied to the CFR, Atlantic Council and other prominent elite figures. Reflect On: Are we seeing a push for over-governance when it comes to even basic things like news and information? Is it […]

Audit Finds Government Spent $14 Million in Taxpayer Funds—to Hire 2 Border Patrol Agents (So Far)

By Daniel J. Mitchell What’s the most inefficient and wasteful part of the federal government? It’s impossible to answer that question without greater detail. Are we supposed to identify the worst cabinet-level department? If that’s the case, then bureaucracies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Education would be high on the list. Or are […]

US Funds to Pay Palestinians to Vacate the West Bank? Israel Lobby Group Has a Plan

WASHINGTON — A relatively unknown pro-Israel lobby organization in the U.S. with close ties to Vice President Mike Pence has been lobbying high-ranking members of Congress and the White House to support a plan that has been likened to a “U.S.-funded ethnic cleansing plan in Palestine.” According to a recent interview between Paul Liberman, the […]

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