'Davos in the Desert': Once a sign of Saudi Arabia's clout, the spectacle now highlights its isolation – Washington Post

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh on Oct. 24, 2017. (AFP/Getty Iamges/Fayez Nureldine) October 18 at 4:58 AM Last year, the government of Saudi Arabia pledged to provide half the cash for a $40 billion fund announced by the multinational asset management firm Blackstone Group for investment in …

Powerful Executives Have Stepped Away From the Saudis. Not SoftBank's. – New York Times

Since the disappearance and apparent killing of a dissident journalist in a Saudi Arabian consulate, some of the most powerful figures in business are distancing themselves from the kingdom. There is one prominent exception: Masayoshi Son, chief executive of the SoftBank Group. Mr. Son, the 61-year-old founder of SoftBank, the Japanese internet, energy and financial …

Income Investing in 2018 Is About Spending Habits: Cramer's Investing Teach-in – TheStreet.com

Long-term income investors have a slight problem: interest rates are low. Even though the Federal Reserve is lifting rates and the economy has risen nicely of late, interest rates are still at abnormally low levels. Bonds are usually an important part of a long-term-focused, income-reliant portfolio. So what should investors do about that? Well, for …

The 5 Top Homebuilder Stocks to Buy Now – Investorplace.com

Homebuilder sentiment ticked up recently as buyers’ demand overshadowed headwinds. A growing economy and record low unemployment rate boosted housing demand. At the same time, the cost of lumber is falling, which is enhancing builders’ confidence. The broader construction industry is also hiring on a large scale, reflecting the housing market’s underlying strength. All of …

Former CFTC Chairman Claims Crypto Needs More Regulation than Other Commodities – Toshi Times

Gary Gensler, a former chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has recently sat down with Bloomberg TV to talk about crypto regulation at the Institutional Crypto: Laying the Foundation conference in New York. While some investors like Warren Buffett or Bill Gates have bashed cryptocurrencies, most agree about the huge potential of …

Is Tilray a Better Marijuana Stock to Buy Than Aurora Cannabis? – Motley Fool

Marijuana users are cheering the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Canada, but it’s not just pot advocates who are excited. Investors are also upbeat because the recreational market for marijuana represents a massive opportunity for sales growth for leading Canadian cannabis companies, including Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY) and Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF). Is this a good time …