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Slumping buyback-linked ETFs could be telling stock investors to sell

Slumping buyback-linked ETFs could be telling stock investors to sell
marketwatch.com — You can use exchange-traded funds to express a view on the stock market. You can also use ETFs to suggest a market view in the first place. One of the biggest points in favor of buying stocks in the last few years has been the prevalence of buybacks.

Fringe Art Tests the Mainstream

Fringe Art Tests the Mainstream
nytimes.com — While many of the materials that artists work in today are new, the search for new media in its modern form goes back to Marcel Duchamp and the Dada notion that "anything can be art," said Steven Henry, director of the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York.

Focused mutual funds: no wishy washy views allowed

Focused mutual funds: no wishy washy views allowed
marketwatch.com — When stock market leadership narrows and just a handful of issues determine how an index performs, mutual funds that hold a small number of positions are worth a closer look. Such an environment can provide an opportunity for these focused funds to excel - or to struggle.

Investors Look for Solid Footing After Market Recovery

Investors Look for Solid Footing After Market Recovery
nytimes.com — Stocks went nowhere fast in the first quarter, plunging into an abyss and rocketing right back out to end modestly above where they began. It's as if traders concluded first that economic and corporate conditions were profoundly disappointing, and then, with equal certainty, that conditions were much better than they had come to expect.

‘Brexit’ Vote Has Investment Experts Advising Caution in Europe

‘Brexit’ Vote Has Investment Experts Advising Caution in Europe
nytimes.com — "In a Brexit scenario, people would start thinking, 'Who's next?' and they might worry about what would happen to the entire European project," said Conor Muldoon, a portfolio manager at Causeway Capital Management. It's difficult for investors in international stocks and bonds to prepare for the referendum because professionals have diverging opinions on the economic and political fallout of a pro-Brexit vote.

These inflation-fighting bonds are cheap right now

These inflation-fighting bonds are cheap right now
marketwatch.com — If there is one thing on which most everyone on Wall Street agrees, it's that U.S. inflation is dead - or at least in suspended animation. By comparing yields on conventional 10-year Treasurys with yields on equivalent Treasury Inflation Protected Securities, or TIPS, it's possible to infer the amount of inflation that investors expect for the life of a particular series of bonds.

Los Angeles Art Scene Comes Into Its Own

Los Angeles Art Scene Comes Into Its Own
nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - For art to flourish in a city, it helps to have well-off individuals and institutions with a desire to keep and exhibit it. Diverse, lively, colorful neighborhoods also come in handy, and if they have plenty of room for reasonably priced studio and gallery space, so much the better.

Sotheby’s and Christie’s Adapt to Digital Age

Sotheby’s and Christie’s Adapt to Digital Age
nytimes.com — The top art auction houses had a carefree and comfortable time of it for most of the first couple of centuries of their existence, but lately they have been hustling to adjust to a radical transformation of their industry.

Companies Wanting to Limit Risk Are Outsourcing Pension Administration

Companies Wanting to Limit Risk Are Outsourcing Pension Administration
nytimes.com — The hard work and long hours you have put in for your employer may have earned you a decent pension. But it may not be your employer who owes you the money. Companies eager to limit risk and administrative headaches are turning increasingly to a strategy called a pension buyout that involves outsourcing the job of paying out pensions to an insurance companies.

Marijuana May Be Legal, but Good Luck Filing the Paperwork

Marijuana May Be Legal, but Good Luck Filing the Paperwork
nytimes.com — Marijuana is legal to buy in several states, but no law says that selling it will be free from cumbersome expense and paperwork, especially when it comes to taxation. Sales of the drug are permitted for recreational use in just four states - Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska - and the District of Columbia; 18 other states allow sales for medicinal use.
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Mar 11, 2016

And here’s one on how auction houses are responding to changes in who buys art and how: nytimes.com/2016/03/12/art…

Mar 11, 2016

For cultural vultural readers, here’s a piece on the development of LA as an art center. Don’t smirk, New Yorkers. nytimes.com/2016/03/12/art…

Dec 09, 2015

Another @nytimes energy story on the grim outlook for diesel cars. It’s not all VW’s fault. nytimes.com/2015/12/09/bus…

Dec 09, 2015

Which cities are cleanest and greenest? It depends how you measure them. My @nytimes piece: nytimes.com/2015/12/09/bus…

Aug 12, 2015

SocGen’s Edwards, one of the few who predicted a #renminbi devaluation: “Investors should prepare for a tidal wave of deflation from Asia.”

Jul 13, 2015

One more @nytimes story, on the obscure niche of long/short bond funds. They may be a good idea, but maybe not yet nytimes.com/2015/07/12/bus…

Jun 25, 2015

@JonEntine Can you send me a direct message with your email address?

Jun 25, 2015

My @nytimes piece on genetically modified food: It's healthy; it's just the idea that's unpalatable. nytimes.com/2015/06/25/bus…

Jun 08, 2015

Can anyone suggest a financial adviser who uses ETFs to build long/short bond portfolios? This is for an NY Times story. Please DM me.


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