Weekly Reads: 10/15/2018
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Weekly Reads: 10/15/2018

The Week’s Best Articles: Week of October 15th, 2018

Investing: Corporate Loans Help Investors Fight the Fed – click here
The last few years have been hard for investors to find yield/income.  As rates have risen this has provided some investors room for additional investments.  However, one area that has remained strong is direct loans to businesses with sub-par credit.

Real Estate: Sears Bankruptcy to Be Felt By Malls for Years  – click here
The decline in retail stores has been rearing its ugly head for the past few years.  With the new announcement that Sears is declaring bankruptcy the impact of such a major tenant leaving will be felt for years to come.

Investing: Investors Less Bearish On Treasuries as Yields Retreat – click here
In a rising interest rate it is no surprise that many investors were betting against these securities.  However, after last week’s market spasm regarding the globe’s overall economic health these investors were left holding the bag as treasuries caught a bid and pushed yields lower (and bond prices higher).

Technology: Netflix Spoiled Us Rotten – click here
Netflix has transformed how Americans consume media for the past several years.  What began as easy access to DVDs has morphed into something much larger.  Despite this impact, they have officially done something even more impactful; making Americans unwilling to accept watching ads and/or commercials.

Business: These Two States Are Poised to Benefit From Marijuana Legalization – click here
The recent legalization of recreational Marijuana in Canada has brought a great deal of attention (and optimism) to the “pot stocks.”  This attention has caused many investors to wonder what could happen if pot is legalized in the US.  However, this article outlines how as investors looking at the companies based in the East Coast could have more potential than those based out West.