15 Mar Weekly Reads: 03/11/2019
Investing: As Fed Ponders New Lever, Here Is Wall Streets Take – click here
The Fed recently asked market makers if they would be open to levers to allow money market fund rates to remain anchored to the fed fund’s rate. Because this is a new idea Bloomberg worked to get a feel for how those on Wall Street view the change.
Media: Facebook Removes Elizabeth Warren Ads, Then Apologizes – click here
Facebook recently angered one of their staunchest critics by removing some of her Presidential ads. The irony of this is that despite making a mistake Elizabeth Warren remains committed to marketing her campaign on Facebook.
Investing: The Impact of Quadruple Witching – click here
As investors, we are mostly focused on the long-term however at times it is important to be aware of short-term technical factors that can influence the market. This article outlines the Quadruple Witching that is currently ongoing and why it has an impact on stock prices.
Education: Celebrities Caught Up in College Admission Scam – click here
Everyone knows that getting into college has become increasingly competitive. In a shocking turn, some parents have gone to extreme lengths to make sure their children got into the school of their choice. This essay by the NY Times outlines the sensational lengths some went to.
Technology: When Elon Musk Tried To Destroy a Tesla Whistleblower – click here
Elon Musk has made a name for himself over the past few years because of his outspoken nature. In many of these cases, he felt that throwing his weight around would accomplish his goals. In reality, it has only highlighted a side of his destructive nature.
Food: Gene Edited Food Has Quietly Arrived in Restaurants – click here
Genetically modified food has been around for some time. However, with little fanfare gene edited food has now moved into restaurants with relatively little attention.