This post is part of CoinDesk’s 2019 Year in Review, a collection of 100 op-eds, interviews and takes on the state of blockchain and the world. Ouriel Ohayon is CEO of KZen Networks, maker of the keyless ZenGo crypto wallet. This year Tel Aviv played host to its first Blockchain Week, a sign that the
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In 2007 the rules were changed to allow non-spousal beneficiaries of 401(k) and other defined contribution retirement plans to treat these accounts in a similar fashion. Inherited IRA Basics Spousal beneficiaries of an IRA have the option of taking the account and managing it as if it were their own, including the calculation of required
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Negative yields (noun) Financial-market terminology to describe the situation in which bonds are so expensive that buyers are guaranteed to make a loss. Markets took a funny turn in 2019. In fairness, they had been acting oddly for some time. Ever since the financial crisis of 2008 prompted central banks around the world to slash
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After spending more than $10 million on a process to find companies interested in buying the eighth-largest public utility in the country and the largest in Florida, JEA canceled the search on Christmas Eve. In an emergency meeting Tuesday, the board of directors for the utility voted unanimously to stop its procurement process in midstream
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Villa Valencia, set to debut in 2021, is among the luxurious new developments to come to exclusive … [+] Coral Gables, Fla. Location Ventures It’s no secret Miami’s Downtown and Brickell districts are experiencing transformative change. In recent years, both communities have witnessed massive redevelopment that has transformed them into inviting, far more walkable live-work-play
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Market Moves The market closed higher, breaking new territory in all major indexes for yet another day. One might think that this market could be summed up by a slogan on a coffee mug that reads “Keep Calm and Buy More.” And yet the Volatility Index (VIX) ended the day with a slight increase over
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Australian tourism chiefs launched their biggest UK advertising campaign in more than a decade on Christmas Day in a bid to reverse a decline in British visitors, which they have linked to uncertainty over Brexit.  The A$15m campaign headlined by pop icon Kylie Minogue taps into longstanding ties between the two Commonwealth nations and forms part
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The American Cancer Society (ACS), a non-profit organization committed to funding cancer research, is now accepting bitcoin donations through BitPay. “Cancer affects people from all walks of life, so it’s not surprising that we draw support from a broad cross-section of donors,” ACS exec Brant Woodward told CoinDesk. “Our mission is urgent and in order
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Market Moves Stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodity markets traded nearly unchanged during the hours of yesterday’s abbreviated session at the New York Stock Exchange. The price of silver and gold were notable exceptions, however, as these markets broke significantly higher. The price of silver rose nearly 2%, while gold increased by 1%.  This small price
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Municipal bond volume will finish the year above $400 billion for the fourth time since 2010 and third time in the past four years. “Considering how slow the year started, no one had that number or thought we would get there,” said one New York trader. “We were one pace for only about $330 billion
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Brian Hamilton gives us two growth and income stocks for 2018. Triton International: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/TRTN?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID KLA Tencor: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/KLAC?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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Properly Planning for Retirement Any mental health professional will tell you that comparing yourself to others isn’t good for peace of mind. However, when it comes to retirement savings, having an idea of what others do can be good information to know. It can be hard to determine how much you’ll need, exactly, for your
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Uber co-founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick is leaving the company’s board and has sold his last shares in the company, effectively severing ties with the ride-hailing group and wrapping up one of the most influential chapters in the business story of the decade. The end of his share sales, which totalled more than
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While 2019 proved to be a strong year for most segments of the financial markets, the transportation sector was one of the rare exceptions that seemed to trend sideways instead of upward. As the New Year approaches, active traders and long-term investors alike are taking the opportunity to look over their portfolios and make necessary
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Although there will be no more new issuance in 2019, municipal bond investors can expect to get plenty of returns as seasonal trends should provide opportunities from now through January. Together, December and January have accounted for approximately 44% of full-year total returns on average the past five years, according to Blackrock. The Blackrock municipal
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Are dark kitchens the new white kitchens? Semihandmade If there is one way to describe the interior design trends we will see more of in 2020, it’s anything goes. While signature the looks of 2019 and the early aughts like accent walls and all-white kitchens won’t be going away entirely, they will certainly evolve in the upcoming
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Momentum ETFs are rising as investors continue to pour money into the hottest stocks. IShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/MTUM/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/FV/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Invesco DWA Momentum ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/PDP/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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