Author: The Daily Coin

Treacherous Times for Bond Funds Ahead

Bond ETFs and open-end bond mutual funds sound conservative in marketing materials, but they pack special risks & surprises in a downturn that can entail a catastrophic loss for investors. Exchange-traded bond funds and bond mutual funds are big business. They’re...

What’s Behind the US-Saudi Nuclear Mega-Deal?

What’s Behind the US-Saudi Nuclear Mega-Deal?

Up to 16 nuclear power plants for civilian purposes? Really? By Leonard Hyman and Bill Tilles for WOLF STREET: Last week, the NY Times ran a front-page story on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to purchase nuclear fuel enrichment capabilities and as...

Farm Bankruptcies Soar In The Midwest 

Eighty-four farms in the US Midwest region covered by the Minneapolis Fed’s Ninth District states (Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) filed for chapter 12 bankruptcy in the 12 months that ended in...

Aircraft Leasing Bubble in Trouble?

Alarming signals are coming from an unlikely place, the market the industry long touted as an engine of infinite growth. By MC01, a frequent commenter, for WOLF STREET: In 1990, leased aircraft accounted for 15% of airline fleets. By 2017,...

ESPN Loses 2 More Million Subscribers In 2018 

The collapse of the (politicized) sports bubble is getting more evident, as the devastation in cord-cutting was revealed in Disney’s annual earnings report. It showed ESPN lost 2 million domestic subscribers over the last year, with its base audience decreasing from...

Black Friday A Welcome Distraction For Amazon

Giant online retailer, Amazon, Inc., has been making headlines for all of the wrong reasons. First was news about a data breach where customer names and passwords were exposed due to what the company termed a “technical error”— that was...

Can Black Friday Save The Markets?

The equity markets have been gloomy in the run-up to holiday season—to say the least. Prior to Thanksgiving Day, the pivotal retail sector had posted eight straight days of losses, the sector’s longest losing streak on record. But the Thanksgiving...