Helping you make wiser investment decisions

Latest Stories

Circle Confirms Freezing $100K in USDC at Law Enforcement’s Request

The CENTRE Consortium blacklisted a USDC address in response to a law enforcement request, freezing $100,000 worth of the stablecoin, a spokesperson said Wednesday. CENTRE, which issues the dollar-pegged USDC on top of the Ethereum blockchain, confirmed the move, though Circle spokesperson Josh Hawkins, speaking on behalf of the joint Circle-Coinbase operation, said he could […]

Altra Industrial Motion’s (AIMC) Valuation Is Appealing, Says Analyst

The macro challenges laid down by the coronavirus have been virtually unprecedented. Motion control and power transmission company Altra Industrial Motion (AIMC) has not been immune to COVID-19’s impact, either. Later this month, Altra will report Q2 earnings and ahead of the quarterly statement, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Blair has been assessing the company’s trajectory. Although […]

Mylan recalls lot of injectable daptomycin after particulates show up in vial

On the heels of a carcinogen scare that drove the company to pull three lots of a short-term ulcer treatment in January, Mylan has issued another recall, this time over particles found in a sample vial of one of its injectable antibiotics. Mylan will recall one lot of injectable daptomycin after finding particulate matter in […]

General

Altra Industrial Motion’s (AIMC) Valuation Is Appealing, Says Analyst

The macro challenges laid down by the coronavirus have been virtually unprecedented. Motion control and power transmission company Altra Industrial Motion (AIMC) has not been immune to COVID-19’s impact, either. Later this month, Altra will report Q2 earnings and ahead of the quarterly statement, Oppenheimer analyst Brian Blair has been assessing the company’s trajectory. Although […]

“Our almost-new Kia’s transmission keeps failing. Should we trade it in early?”

Photo by serjan midili on Unsplash Q. Our Kia dealer replaced the transmission on our nearly new 2019 Forte with a rebuilt one that failed two days later due to a missing seal. The seal was inserted into the rebuilt transmission and they told us it was “safe” to drive. We left the car at […]

Investment Firm Culture: Three Keys to Employee Engagement

“So long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.” That old joke among workers in the Soviet Union continues to resonate today, albeit in an unlikely place: US employees today demonstrate a similar level of workplace detachment, according to Gallup. Only 35% of workers say they are highly engaged while […]

Investing with your conscience | MoneySense

Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash One of the byproducts of both COVID-19 and recent racial unrest in North America is that people are thinking more carefully about the values of the companies they do business with. Many Black-owned businesses have reportedly seen sales increases and more customers coming through their doors since the […]

Pharmaceuticals, health and wellness

Mylan recalls lot of injectable daptomycin after particulates show up in vial

On the heels of a carcinogen scare that drove the company to pull three lots of a short-term ulcer treatment in January, Mylan has issued another recall, this time over particles found in a sample vial of one of its injectable antibiotics. Mylan will recall one lot of injectable daptomycin after finding particulate matter in […]

Novartis partners with Civica Rx to ease hospital shortages for 6 high-demand generic injectables

The COVID-19 pandemic and its drain on key drugs used in acute care has put an enormous strain on hospitals in desperate need of medicines for their patients. In a move to shore up chronic shortages of needed meds, Novartis and nonprofit Civica Rx are teaming up to get ahead of shifting demand. Novartis’ Sandoz […]

J&J sews up 5 years of coronavirus vaccine supply in $480M-plus deal with Emergent

Johnson & Johnson, like all drugmakers in the COVID-19 vaccine race, is hoping to cobble together enough manufacturing capacity to rapidly scale production of its shot hopeful. Now, to the tune of nearly half a billion dollars, J&J is ready to put its money where its mouth is. J&J and Maryland-based CDMO Emergent BioSolutions inked […]

Pfizer, Novartis and more halt July ads on Facebook to protest hate and racism

Pharma companies including Pfizer, Novartis and AbbVie have paused advertising on Facebook for July. Their brands join others in the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, meant to pressure Facebook into taking action against hate and disinformation spread on its platform. Pfizer is the largest of the pharma companies participating and one of three overall top 25 […]

Blockchain

Circle Confirms Freezing $100K in USDC at Law Enforcement’s Request

The CENTRE Consortium blacklisted a USDC address in response to a law enforcement request, freezing $100,000 worth of the stablecoin, a spokesperson said Wednesday. CENTRE, which issues the dollar-pegged USDC on top of the Ethereum blockchain, confirmed the move, though Circle spokesperson Josh Hawkins, speaking on behalf of the joint Circle-Coinbase operation, said he could […]

How Apple’s COVID Policy Limited a Public Health App in Taiwan

The Taiwanese startup Bitmark, which participated in a government-sponsored hackathon in May, was unable to promote its blockchain solution due to Apple’s pandemic moderation policy.  “We were trying to essentially build a weather forecast but for public health,” said Bitmark CEO Sean Moss-Pultz. “It allowed people to volunteer their symptoms and what they are trying […]

Binance Ordered to Halt Offering Derivatives Trading in Brazil

The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) on Monday ordered cryptocurrency exchange Binance to immediately cease offering derivatives trading services in the country. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating […]

Crypto Markets Are Maturing, but Gen Z Is Rewriting How Markets Work

Now, I have no idea how old you are, nor do I want to make any assumptions. I will assume, though, that since you are reading this, you have an interest in markets and/or crypto assets. And since this is a newsletter aimed at professional investors, I will assume that you care about a bit […]

A directory listing for active private placement offerings

Greenway

Raising $5,000,000

Led by the team from DelFresco Pure, this cannabis company boasts an illustrious track-record of growing and distributing. Check out the pre-IPO opportunity before Greenway goes public.

Terms

$0.50 per share

Frontier Wellness Management

Frontier Wellness Management is raising funds to finance an expansion into Spain’s watershed cannabinoid market. Investors now have the opportunity to purchase stock in Frontier Wellness Management before it’s listed on a public exchange.

Prime Meridian Resources

PMR is a resource mining company operating in Minnesota and Michigan. They became publicly traded in April, 2019, and are building value through rapid development.