Our weekly roundup of tax-related investment strategies and news your clients may be thinking about. Why private equity isn’t cheering the tax overhaulPrivate equity firms are displeased with the new tax law because of its changes to the way these firms make transactions, according to this article from The New York Times. For example, the rewrite could affect how these firms value potential buyout targets. Private equity firms may not also get their rewards as quickly as before under the new law.
Our weekly roundup of new fund launches. UBS introduces LGBT-rights ETFUBS has launched its first U.S. ETF, and it comes with a socially conscious theme. The InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETF (PRID) will invest in companies that promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, Bloomberg reports. The fund will track an index based on a Human Rights Campaign Foundation gauge of corporate equality. All companies in the index must have a market cap of at least $1 billion.
Mutual fund performance is a relative game.Similar to the worst player on an all-star team, the worst-performing mutual funds sometimes still score runs when the overall markets are strong enough. Case in point: The worst-performing international funds in 2017 with at least $100 million in assets werein the black.After this month’s slideshow on the 20 best performing international funds in 2017 found some posted gains as high as 59%, we turned to the worst 20.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".