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KraneShares Advisors

December 10, 2019

China Stimulus Working

Asia was a sea of red outside of Korea and Mainland China as investors wait for developments on US-China trade talks in light of the coming December 15th tariff hike, ECB and Fed guidance, and a slew of economic data. US-China trade talks appear to be headed in the right direction as both Jared Kushner and Sonny Perdue, Agriculture Secretary, had positive comments on Monday.

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management

December 9, 2019

Economic Update: Dec. 9, 2019

3Q19 real GDP growth was revised up to 2.1% q/q saar, driven by upward revisions to inventories, housing and consumption, although partially offset by downward revisions to government spending. Manufacturing produced mixed data, with the Markit manufacturing PMI moving up to 52.6, but ISM manufacturing remaining in contractionary territory at 48.1.

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Briefing.com

December 9, 2019

A Lot Hangs in The Balance

It’s just your typical Monday. Taking things from the top, China reportedly wants to get a trade deal worked out as soon as possible; there is some M&A buzz in the biotech space with ArQule (ARQL) and Synthorx (THOR) being taken out at huge premiums; worries about repo market functioning at year end are said to be festering; and there is a lot of interest in macro matters later in the week.

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Benzinga

December 9, 2019

Why A Financial Transaction Tax Would Destroy Retail Traders

Democratic presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have proposed a new tax on financial transactions. While candidates argue these new taxes could help pay for ambitious healthcare programs that could benefit the middle class, critics say they would suffocate retail stock traders.

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Econoday Inc.

December 9, 2019

Central Banks on Hold As Data Improves

Strength is this week’s theme, at least for the most part. Lower rates and Washington’s borrow and spend policy appear to be giving the US labor market a sizeable push going into year end. Growth in the global economy in general also appears to be improving, or at least no longer deteriorating. This lift is expressed in the week’s central bank decisions.

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Wall Street Horizon

December 9, 2019

Weekly Corporate Highlights Dec. 9 – Dec. 13, 2019

Staying on top of corporate events is critical for any investment firm. Here are the selected events from Wall Street Horizon impacting the most widely held securities scheduled for this week. Monday: ASML Holding (ASML_NL): Presenting at UBS Global Media, Telecoms/Communications, Technology Conference 2019; Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY): Ex Date for Quarterly dividend of $0.790

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FTSE Russell

December 6, 2019

Growth In ESG Begs The Question of Implementation

A significant level of assets have flowed into sustainable investment in recent years, to the tune of $30.7 trillion globally in the five major markets at the start of 2018—a 34% increase in two years—according to The Global Sustainable Investing Alliance’s most recent trends report.

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Interactive Advisors

December 5, 2019

Return of The Active Manager

As recently as 2009, active mutual funds enjoyed a market share of over 75%, with passive index funds making up less than 25%. In 2018, active and passive funds reached parity, with each taking about 50%. It’s safe to assume that, once the numbers are tallied, passive funds will overtake active funds in 2019. Howard and Voss eventually expect the split the stabilize at roughly 70% passive index funds and 30% actively managed funds.

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Briefing.com

December 5, 2019

Close is Enough

The U.S. and China are maintaining close communication. That’s the word from China’s Commerce Ministry and that is somehow making a lot of U.S. companies more valuable today even though it effectively means nothing.

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