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Weekly Reads: 04/01/2019

Investing: What Lyft’s Fall In Price Means – click here
Lyft is the first of several highly anticipated tech IPOs to list on a public exchange. After a first day pop in value, the shares have steadily lost money. What does this mean for the other companies considering going public?

Investing: Why Hitting the Fed Panic Button Is A Bad Idea – click here
Many investors have become comforted by the Fed’s apparent willingness to be more patient on interest rate increases. In fact, many are even counting on a rate decrease in 2019. Investors should be careful in enacting this “panic” button response.

Media: Avengers Endgame Ticket Sales Are Crashing Sites – click here
The month of April is shaping up to be quite a media event with both Avengers: Endgame being released and the start of Game of Thrones. Technology seems to be having a hard time keeping up as ticket sites are crashing.

Credit: Credit Market Roller Coaster Shows No End in Sight – click here
Credit markets have been moving around significantly recently. For anyone expecting things to settle down you might be waiting some time.

Technology: Zuckerberg Wants Internet Regulation, But Wants to Shape It – click here
The discussion about regulating the internet has been ongoing for close to a decade. Now Mr. Zuckerberg is championing the idea but only if he is able to help write the rules.

Credit: Credit Market Roller Coaster Shows No End in Sight – click here
Credit markets have been moving around significantly recently. For anyone expecting things to settle down you might be waiting some time.

Technology: Zuckerberg Wants Internet Regulation, But Wants to Shape It – click here
The discussion about regulating the internet has been ongoing for close to a decade. Now Mr. Zuckerberg is championing the idea but only if he is able to help write the rules.

Interest Rates: Fed Risks Stoking Bubble In Pursuit of Inflation – click here
The Fed has been having to walk a tightrope in raising inflation while keeping the economy and market moving forward. This balancing act has the potential to create a bubble in risk assets globally.

Retail: Patagonia Cracks Down on Wall Street Uniform – click here
Sport vests like those made by Patagonia have become common work attire both on Wall Street and Main Street. Now Patagonia, a long time enviornment supporter, will only make these vests for those companeis with sttong enviornmental midnsets.

Economics: For U.S. Businesses, Trump’s China Deal Can’t Come Fast Enough – click here
Agriculture in the U.S. has been one of the most impacted sectors of the economy from the tariffs put in place.  For those impacted a deal can’t come fast enough.

Politics: Herman Cain A Counter to Jerome Powell? – click here
President Trump has quietly and at times not so quietly criticized Fed Governor Jerome Powell’s decisions.  Because of this, it comes as little surprise that many view the potential appointment of Herman Cain to the Board as a potential counterweight to Mr. Powell.