The Daily Shot 5/27/16: Global Macro Currents May27

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Greetings, We begin with the United States where new capital goods orders (ex-aircraft) continue to decline. Weak Capex is likely to keep productivity growth low for some time to come. According to Merrill Lynch, investors are keenly aware of this situation and apparently would like to see more Capex spending by companies. So far, however,

Is Your Press Release Newsworthy? Best Practices to Create a Successful Release May20

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Whether you are a first-time author of a press release or seasoned professional, it’s easy to get so carried away as excitement builds over a promotional opportunity that we may easily forget to take a step back and consider the need for a reality check. Before rushing into a PR campaign or crafting a single news announcement on behalf of a hedge fund, asset allocator or service provider to the alternative investment community, consider a rundown or checklist of communication tips and traps highlighted below

The Daily Shot 5/20/16: Global Macro Currents May20

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Greetings,  Let’s start with the Eurozone. The latest ECB minutes point to the central bank’s frustration with the currency bloc’s governments’ inaction. The Governing Council is effectively saying: “We are hitting a wall here – it’s time for the Eurozone governments to step up.”  Labor reforms are especially important in this environment in order to support