InvestTalk
InvestTalk
Nov 30, 2020
11-30-2020: Federal Reserve And UK Regulators Say A Key Bank Lending Rate Will Be Phased Out
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A benchmark for short-term borrowing, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) will be replaced by 2023.



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Money For the Rest of Us
Money For the Rest of Us
J. David Stein
Are You Underweight Chinese Stocks? Pros and Cons of Investing in China
Most global stock ETFs, funds and indices have only about 5% invested in China even though China has the second-largest economy in the world. What are the pros and cons of increasing your allocation to Chinese stocks. Topics covered include: * Why has China's economy rebounded faster than other countries * What are Chinese A-share stocks * How large are China's economy and stock market * What are four threats that could derail the performance of Chinese stocks * How individuals can invest in China's stock market including A-shares Thanks to SmartAsset for sponsoring the episode. Show Notes Chinese shares: should you increase the amount in your portfolio? by Sam Dickens—IG Group China A-Shares Definition by Troy Segal—Investopedia China’s Economy Powers Ahead While the Rest of the World Reels by Stella Yifan Xie, Eun-Young Jeong and Mike Cherney—The Wall Street Journal China Still Grew and Fueled Its Rise as Covid-19 Shook the Global Economy by Jonathan Cheng—The Wall Street Journal With Americans Stuck at Home, Trade With China Roars Back by Ana Swanson—The New York Times Buffett Indicator: China Stock Market Valuations and Expected Future Returns—GuruFocus.com MSCI Deletions Trigger Rush to Sell Chinese Telecom Stocks by Jeanny Yu and Sofia Horta e Costa Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies—The White House Non-SDN Communist Chinese Military Companies List as of January 08, 2021—U.S. Department of the Treasury MSCI ACWI Index (USD) December 31, 2020—MSCI How China Lost Patience With Jack Ma, Its Loudest Billionaire by Lulu Yilun Chen and Coco Liu—Bloomberg China Clampdown on Big Tech Puts More Billionaires on Notice by Zheping Huang and Coco Liu—Bloomberg China’s College Graduates Can’t Find Jobs. The Solution: Grad School. by Vivian Wang
20 min
Let's Talk ETFs
Let's Talk ETFs
Seeking Alpha
Ain't Nothing But A 5G Thing: A Deep Dive Into The Top Performing 5G ETF (WUGI)
The focus of a multitude of conspiracy theories across the nether regions of the internet, the returns provided by playing the move to 5G have been anything but fake. According to Esoterica Capital CEO Bruce Liu, the move to 5G is not so much an upgrade to an existing tech cycle as a re-envisioning of the entire tech stack. Investors should take note when Liu discusses anything 5G-related: his firm's flagship ETF, WUGI, has doubled up on peers FIVG and NXTG since launching in late March, returning nearly 100%. Show Notes Show Notes 4:00 - What exactly is 5G? Defining the parameters of the conversation 9:15 - The 5G investing universe: Which sectors stand to benefit the most? 13:15 - "A re-envisioning of the entire tech stack": 5G, the Internet of Things, and autonomous driving 16:15 - Liar, liar, cellphone tower on fire: Why is there so much conspiracy thinking around the move to 5G? 20:00 - WUGI vs. FIVG vs. NXTG: In a space this fluid, does active trump passive? 29:30 - The move to 4G vs. to 5G: All in on the chipmakers (AMD) (QCOM) (TSM) (NVDA); avoiding the handset manufacturers (AAPL) (SSNLF) and networking players (NOK) (ERIC) this time around 38:30 - What's WUGI's research and stock selection process? 43:00 - A word on position sizing 45:15 - How "active" is WUGI? Reviewing annual turnover 50:00 - What are large FAANG type stocks like Netflix (NFLX) and Facebook (FB) doing in the portfolio? 55:00 - A name in the portfolio that will drive performance in the coming year: Meituan (MPNGF) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1 hr 6 min
Invest Like a Boss
Invest Like a Boss
Sam Marks & Johnny FD
168: Drew Bledsoe, from Pro Football to Wine Estates
Upon his retirement from the NFL in 2007, Drew Bledsoe "doubled back" to his hometown of Walla Walla, Washington to realize a long held dream. Drew and his Wife, Maura, purchased a piece of property on the southern edge of the Walla Walla Valley AVA and subsequently launched Doubleback as an estate focused winery with the goal of crafting America's best Cabernet Sauvignon in an elegant, true to varietal way. Drew had long been planning for this moment during his years playing football and success came immediately as the very first vintage earned a spot in Wine Spectator's Top 100 List. Drew hired Josh McDaniels, now CEO & Director of Winemaking, away from Figgins Family Wine Estates where he had trained for almost a decade under their longtime mentor and friend, Chris Figgins. Josh, also a Walla Walla native, has been named a "Washington Prodigy" and a "Game Changer of Washington Wine" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The collaboration between Drew and Josh is a competitive partnership that pushes them to continue the pursuit of perfection in Cabernet Sauvignon every day. Doubleback remains a small, family owned winery located on the southern edge of Walla Walla in its new home that was completed in 2018. The winery has four estate vineyards all located in the Walla Walla Valley and all unique to the other. Each vineyard is sustainably certified and farmed by its own incredible farming crew that is an integral part of the team. The team welcomes it's mailing list customers by appointment only daily. Listen to ILAB 168 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: * Johnny FD – Sri Lanka / IG @johnnyfdk * Sam Marks – Thailand / IG @imsammarks * Derek Spartz - Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: * Our Crowd Get access to invest directly, easily and early in pre-IPO companies with OurCrowd. Sign up free now * Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed: * Bledsoe Wine Estates * Bledsoe|McDaniels * Doubleback * Bledsoe Family Winery Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: * ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) * Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) * Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free * Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free * PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamps: * 10:42 – When did you know you wanted to go into the wine business? * 13:20 – Has Walla Walla always been producing really good wines? * 16:30 – What kind of investment advice is given to young athletes? * 21:20 – Have you had other crazy investment proposals during your career? * 24:58 – How was the transitioning for the NFL to the Wine Estates? * 29:05 – How did you start with Doubleback once you retired? * 31:06 – Did you know the economics of the wine business? * 34:15 – Why do you think a lot of winery businesses fail? * 40:06 – What are the future plans for the estates? * 44:08 – Do you see this business staying in the family? * 50:26 – Sam and Derek review If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.
1 hr 5 min
Alpha Trader
Alpha Trader
Seeking Alpha
Things could get ugly quickly - Bob Iaccino joins Alpha Trader
This week’s Alpha Trader podcast features hosts Aaron Task and Stephen Alpher speaking with Bob Iaccino, chief strategist at Path Trading Partners, and co-portfolio manager at Stock Think Tank. “Be ready for an ugly January,” goes the title of Iaccino’s latest monthly newsletter. By that he means not necessarily a down move in markets, but instead plenty of volatility. While there’s been some volatility, it’s mostly been to the upside this month, with the S&P 500 up about 4%. Over the past few weeks, Iaccino and team have been unloading long positions in stocks as their upside targets get hit, narrowing holdings to just three names: AbbVie (ABBV), Best Buy (BBY), Big Lots (BIG). Taking one, the bullish position on Best Buy is easily explained - when folks get stimulus checks, they’re likely going to go out and buy a new TV. Turning to the new presidential administration, Iaccino is somewhat in agreement about the conventional and generally business-friendly nature of its makeup - plenty of recycled D.C. hands who have long histories of being mostly amenable to corporate interests. That said, Iaccino has gone through an early version of some tax proposals, and is seeing some unfriendly things like taxing of overseas profits, and corporate and payroll tax hikes. The likelihood that all these things pass may be rather small, but Chief Financial Officers should nevertheless be prepared to act. Of the big news of the past few days - and that’s the outsized moves in the likes of GameStop (GME), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Dillard’s (DDS), Express (EXPR), and BlackBerry (BB), among others - Iaccino suspects it’s an old-fashioned, coordinated (and thus illegal) gamma squeeze, only with online message boards being used today. There’s plenty more, including a detailed explanation of the gamma squeeze, yet another example of buying the rumor and selling the news, and Iaccino’s outlook for currently rallying crude oil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
34 min
WEALTHTRACK
WEALTHTRACK
Consuelo Mack
Financial To-Do List For A New Year [2021]
Blast off! Stock markets are setting records, with tech stocks leading the charge once again. “Don’t fight the Fed” should now encompass “don’t fight the Treasury, fiscal stimulus, vaccinations and investor demand for ‘real’ (after inflation) returns.” The Wall Street Journal reports that the “S&P 500 rose 14.3% from Election Day through Inauguration Day, its best performance on record for that period.” (The Wall Street Journal “Stocks Climb To Records, Led By Tech Sector” 1/21/21)    In retrospect, 2020 was an entire year for the record books:  - A once in a century global pandemic; - Unprecedented, massive monetary and fiscal stimulus; - A brief deep recession and the shortest bear market in U.S. history; - A record-breaking stock market rally; - The continuation of near record-low interest rates - And the election of a new president with a very different policy agenda.  Portfolio rebalancing is just one of the actions on Christine Benz’ financial to-do list this year. In part 2 of our interview with Morningstar's Director of Personal Finance, she helps us get in personal financial shape for the year ahead.   WEALTHTRACK #1730 broadcast on January 22, 2021 More info: https://wealthtrack.com/2021s-financial-to-do-list-with-morningstars-personal-finance-guru-christine-benz/ Books mentioned in  the episode: 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances: https://amzn.to/3ig0cZE Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: Five-Star Strategies for Success: https://amzn.to/3ifVVp8 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wealthtrack/support
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