California Rent Control Bill Advances, Fueled by Housing Crisis

California’s escalating housing costs have yielded epic commutes and a rising tide of homelessness. Now they are close to producing a political milestone: a vast expansion of tenant-protection laws that would cap rents statewide. On Tuesday, the State Senate voted to advance a bill to limit rent increases to 5 percent a year plus a cost-of-living adjustment. The State Assembly, the Legislature’s lower house, could give final approval as early as Wednesday, though passage is uncertain. The legislation is the latest in a series of measures that have swept through…

In the Know: Market Themes and Opportunities

In the Know: Market Themes and Opportunities

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Beta Specialist Josh Rogers says there is plenty of investing opportunities to bump up quality and profitability despite equities slowing in the U.S. and abroad. Speaking with ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon in the latest In the Know, quarterly series, Rogers discusses the impacts equities are having on markets. “US equities had a very strong run in the first half of the year,” Rogers said. “When we look internationally, though, those markets have slowed a little bit.” Emerging markets, in particular, seems to be taking in…

When Low-Vol Is Not | Seeking Alpha

Brad Zigler

Equity investors might be forgiven for feeling a little whipsawed lately. After all, volatility in the S&P 500 Index pushed 18% over the past 12 months. In that time, a lot of money has flowed into low-volatility ETFs. Some $3.5 billion poured into the Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV) alone, giving the eight-year-old fund a 23% share in an ever more crowded market segment. In Volatility’s Wake: The Market’s Appetite for Risk Is Waning Not really surprising, that. SPLV has an enviable track record. Since its launch, SPLV…

What Google, Facebook And Apple Can Learn From Microsoft’s 1998 Antitrust Fight

Date: 2019-09-06 19:15:07 In 1995, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates published a memo entitled “The Internet Tidal Wave.” Gates outlined seven areas where Microsoft could increase its focus on internet features, including a web browser. The next year Microsoft launched its Internet Explorer web browser. Microsoft faced an antitrust lawsuit by the Department of Justice in 1998 during the height of the Browser Wars. Its Internet Explorer was quickly becoming the go-to web browser for the masses, but the U.S. government argued it stifled competition. » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC »…