Hey Google… Which Way to K Street?

Which company do you think spent the most on lobbying during President Obama’s last couple of years in office? The answer is Boeing, which many of you probably could have guessed. …

Dividends Are More Important Than Buybacks

Yesterday we reviewed the 2006 – present data regarding the corporate reinvestment rates of S&P 500 companies: how much of their earnings get plowed back into the business versus paid …

Banking on the Blockchain

Bitcoin remains a controversial topic for many, but most people we talk to see real promise in the blockchain. That is shorthand for the computer-based public ledger of transactions that underpins …

A Bitcoin ETF? Not Yet…

As we sit writing this note late Sunday afternoon, bitcoin is trading around $6,800 – less than half its levels at the start of the year ($13,860). Current prices are also …

CNBC: Banks Missing Out on Payment Boom?

“Nick Colas, Datatrek Research, addresses financial services offered by smaller companies like Acorn and Adyen and whether big banks are missing out. With CNBC’s Mike Santoli and CNBC Contributor Evan …