The culprit would be the largest-ever shakeup of the stock market's broad business sectors, which will mean some of the hottest stocks, like Facebook and Google parent Alphabet, will shift from their traditional homes in the top-performing technology sector and into a deepened pool of telecommunications and media stocks. (Reuters | Jun 6)
The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission made it clear that the agency won't be bending the rules for cryptocurrency when it comes to defining what is or what isn't a security. The agency is also not adjusting rules for initial coin offerings, and Clayton underlined that tokens or digital assets used in that fundraising process are securities. (CNBC | Jun 6)
Volatility increases risk, harms the real economy and distorts the financial system. Like postmodern literature that eschews conventional plot, narrative, and characters, financial markets have become increasingly abstract and remote. Volatility trading offers a good example of why this is so dangerous. (Bloomberg Opinion | Jun 4)
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(Jun 4) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission voted on a rule they said will "improve the experience of investors who invest in mutual funds, ETFs and other investment funds." The rule "significantly modernizes delivery options" while preserving the right to receive paper reports, SEC Chair Jay Clayton said in a statement. Under the rule, a fund can post reports on website and notify investors by mail of report's availability. Investors who prefer to receive the full reports in paper may choose that option. Funds must continue with paper reports until Jan. 1, 2021, and give investors two years notice of change.
The search for a Trump-Kim venue leads to an old Singapore pirate hangout.
The booking crunch at the Capella, which sits in the middle of 30 acres of lawns and rainforest on the resort island of Sentosa, just south of the city, is among a handful of overt signs that Singapore is preparing for one of the most controversial summits since the end of the Cold War.