SEC to discuss cybersecurity reporting | PIMCO forecasts Treasury yields | Goldman expects increase in cost of servicing US debt
February 19, 2018
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SEC to discuss cybersecurity reporting
The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to vote Wednesday on whether firms will be required to disclose any cyberrisks and incidents that could financially harm their firm. The guidance has not been updated since 2011.
Bloomberg BNA (free content) (2/15) 
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PIMCO forecasts Treasury yields
Bond fund manager PIMCO forecasts that the 10-year Treasury yield is unlikely to surpass its recent rise to just below 3%.
Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (2/16) 
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Goldman expects increase in cost of servicing US debt
Goldman Sachs analysts expect the cost of servicing US debt will surge due to climbing bond yields and the expansion in borrowing amid a growing economy. "In the past, as the economy strengthens and the debt burden increases, Congress has responded by raising taxes and cutting spending," the analysts wrote, noting the opposite is now true.
Bloomberg (free registration) (2/19) 
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Commentary: Muni market is safer bet than VIX products
Volatility index products lack risk protection, John Dizard writes. The municipal bond market, which may be "less entertaining," is for those seeking safer products.
Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (2/16) 
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Fed's Powell reportedly hires 2 monetary-policy advisers
Fed's Powell reportedly hires 2 monetary-policy advisers
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has chosen two monetary-policy specialists -- Jon Faust, a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, and Antulio Bomfim, an economist in the Fed's monetary-affairs division -- to assist him as senior advisers, people familiar with the matter said. Faust is among those suggesting that the Fed reconsider its approach to targeting inflation.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (2/18) 
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SEC's Jackson: Eliminate permanent dual-class shares
More companies are going public with dual-class shares, and stock exchanges should consider banning the structure or insisting on a sunset provision, Securities and Exchange Commission member Robert Jackson Jr. says.
Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers) (2/16) 
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FINRA warns about scammers using its name
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has issued an investor alert that criminals are using its name and logo and the signature of its CEO in investment scams. In one advance-fee scam, prospective investors were given the false impression a FINRA guarantee backed money put into the venture.
ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (2/16),  InvestmentNews (tiered subscription model) (2/16) 
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Trading suspended for 3 firms planning ICOs
The Securities and Exchange Commission has halted until March 2 share trading of Cherubim Interests, PDX Partners and Victura Construction Group while the regulator investigates the nature of their planned initial coin offerings. The SEC has warned investors against offerings from companies with little history.
The Hill (2/16) 
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