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What’s Next? Independent Equity Research for Crowdfund Deals

(RaiseMoney.com)-Minneapolis-based Stratifund, which models itself as a modern day version of a traditional Wall Street "independent equity research firm" has become the first such firm to plant its flag on the crowdfunding beachhead and bring objective analysis to crowdfund deals. Led by a cadre of Wall Street-trained wonks and crowdfund…Read More

23 May, 2016
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e-Bond ATS “OpenBondX” Promotes Maker-Taker Rebates

Start-up corporate bond trading system OpenBondX is hoping to pull a rabbit out of its hat and jump start activity by emulating what the universe of equities-centric electronic exchanges and ATS platforms do in order to attract order flow to their respective venues: pay broker-dealers for orders given to them…Read More

21 April, 2016
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Bitcoin ETF: Navigating SEC Spider Web: Spider Woman

Call it a Rat's Nest, a Rabbit Hole, or a Rubik's Cube, but no certified marketsmuse can dispute the fact the ETF industry has become a Spider's Web of complexity when it comes to the assortment of products being promoted. And, who more qualified to advocate on behalf of a…Read More

20 April, 2016

Global Macro Gut Trade: China ETF

For those following global macro think tank Rareview Macro's "Sight Beyond Sight", you already know that the firm's chief strategist Neil Azous is on a roll and the firm's model portfolio is outpacing many who have an ax in global macro style investing. Today's edition of the firm's commentary caught…Read More

13 April, 2016
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Blockchain Babe Blythe Masters in Repo Deal with DTCC

Blythe Masters, the former grand dame of derivatives for investment bank JP Morgan, who after a less-than-glorious exit from her senior role overseeing credit derivatives for House of Morgan and who reinvented herself as a blockchain babe and leads digital ledger startup Digital Asset Holdings, has proven that every cute…Read More

30 March, 2016
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Eaton Vance Launches Non-Transparent ETF aka “ETMF”

Eaton Vance Corp. today launched the first-ever non-transparent, actively-managed ETFs. Their new creation is called an exchange-traded managed fund (ETMF) and goes under the brand name NextShares. Quite a coup considering last week's MarketsMuse story "SEC Chair White Says I've Got a Dream" [for the SEC to actually read offering…Read More

26 February, 2016
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Junk Bond ETFs-The Liquidity Debate Goes to SEC

MarketsMuse ETF and Fixed Income curators have frequently spotlighted the ongoing debates as to whether corporate bond ETFs, and in particular, junk bond-specific exchange-traded-funds pose special risks. Some argue that a liquidity crisis could unravel the high yield bond sector if/when institutional investors decide that risk of recession continues to…Read More

8 February, 2016
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Babe of Investment Banking Now Babe of Blockchain?

Blythe Masters, once considered the “Babe of Investment Banking” in view of her long tenure and celebrity senior role at JPMorgan—which included her being credited for helping to create those snarkly financial derivative products known as credit default swaps (CDS), has since aspired to become known as either the "Blockchain…Read More

29 December, 2015
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Institutional Investor’s Top-Ranked FinTech Bankers Include…

Institutional Investor Magazine has recently announced the world's top 35 FinTech Bankers, and... As astutely noted by Institutional Investor Magazine’s Senior Editor Jeffrey Kutler, “The origin of the term “fintech” is difficult to pinpoint; only very recently has it become an accepted label for one of the hottest segments of…Read More

18 November, 2015

Sell This Rumor: Hedge Funds Exploit ETF Ecosystem

The battle between business news pontificaters across the 4th estate is in full season, as evidenced by a smart article yesterday by Bloomberg LP's Eric Balchunas and suggests that MarketsMuse curators are apparently not the only topic experts who noticed and took aim at a recent WSJ article that proclaimed…Read More

13 October, 2015

Is an ETF for Equity Crowdfunding Far Off?-Global Directory…

For followers of the global equity crowdfund movement and fintech aficionados who are fluent in 'what's next?', this is a big news week from the crowdfund world. Yesterday, MarketsMuse curators spotlighted a just-launched trading exchange that brings billions of dollars worth of private shares into the wacky world of secondary…Read More

7 October, 2015

How Savvy Hedge Funds Exploit ETF Products-Supposedly

While equities markets have zig-zagged since late summer with lots of volatility,  leading to pretty much no change in major indices since late August, news media outlets have put their cross hairs on the ETF industry, which has been battered with criticism consequent to out-0f-context pricing that has riddled opening…Read More

30 September, 2015

FinTech Dept: Banks Embrace Bitcoin’s Blockchain

It doesn't take a "markets muse" who speaks in tech talk to know that Fintech is not only fashionable, its now mainstream. And, whilst the early "jibber jabber" surrounding Bitcoin was fodder for Wall Street naysayers, including JPM's Jamie Dimon, "the worm has turned" according to NYT columnist Nathaniel Popper,…Read More

8 September, 2015

Eaton Vance ETMFs Get Boost By RIA Titan Envestnet

MarketsMuse blog update is courtesy of BrokerDealer.com and initial reporting by InvestmentNews.com and profiles the deal between RIA titan Envestnet and mutual fund king Eaton Vance, which is now approved to promote its novel, actively-managed ETF product “NextShares.” NextShares are exchange-traded funds that are both actively managed and unlike any…Read More

19 August, 2015

Actively-Managed ETF Smackdown: Eaton Vance vs. Precidian

As reported previously by MarketsMuse, actively-managed ETFs, aka AMETFs (or as Eaton Vance has dubbed their product: "NextShares ETMFs") are the next holy grail for Issuers of exchange-traded funds simply because these new-fangled products offer a refreshing new batch of flavors to a product category that has nearly 2000 issues…Read More

28 July, 2015

What’s Next: ETFs For Crowdfunding Industry?

This post was written by Pete Hoegler, Washington DC-based Social Media Savant for The JLC Group.  Three years after the JOBS Act was passed, it seems that Washington is back for more--a curtain call if you will--making it easier for small ventures to raise capital. The House Financial Services Committee in…Read More

29 June, 2015

VIX Index Gears Up For Accushares Overhaul-A Contango Cure?

MarketsMuse ETF “What’s Next?” update profiling 2 new market volatility trackers from AccuShares with a revised approach to VIX that seeks to mitigate the contango concerns and compares these pending products to the frequently discussed, but often misunderstood tracker CBOE Volatility Index. This post is courtesy of coverage from CNBC’s…Read More

15 May, 2015

Open Outcry Options Pit Trading is Dead..Long Live Open…

MarketsMuse Strike Price update profiles a “return from the past and into the future” look at what many veteran (and former) option mart floor traders had all but given up for lost thanks to the electronification and bifurcation of institutional options trading. We’re talking about those legacy, open-outcry trading pits,…Read More

7 May, 2015