Amidst the rumors Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen has gone to a strategy that has worked for him in the past.

And now, just this past May and one week prior to rumors of a possible Amazon/Dish deal, Ergen opens up his latest GRAT covering 40 million shares at his highest price on record.

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How to Best Leave an IRA to Charity [0.16]

Posted on Aug. 12, 2017, 11 a.m. by Morningstar Articles @ [source]

Some of the charities are big and some are small churches or 501(c)(3)s. It would make sense to fund the charities' shares with the retirement benefit asset (the IRA) because the charities will pay no income tax on the IRA proceeds, whereas if the individuals' shares are funded with IRA assets their net inheritance will be reduced by income taxes. The client dies and then the charities find out, but the IRA provider won't simply issue the charities a check upon presentation of proper identification and Form W-9.

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Larsen & Toubro’s infrastructure arm L&T IDPL which is backed by the Canadian pension fund Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is looking to raise capital through an infrastructure investment trust, said two people directly familiar with the matter.“They are looking to raise nearly Rs 3000 crore through InvIT which will be privately placed to the investors. Citi Bank declined to comment on the story.L&T IDPL will be the third infrastructure company to raise capital through an InvIT, although infrastructure trusts as a category have not managed to find many takers in the domestic market “This one will be a privately placed InvIT because domestic investors are yet to warm up to this concept.

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Do Americans Trust the News Media? [0.17]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 5:15 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

There was a time in the not-that-distant past when television network news anchors were revered as honest purveyors of news. These included Annenberg Media, Ball State Daily News, Casper Star-Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, Coloradoan, Columbia Missourian, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Evergrey, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fresno Bee, Jacksboro Herald-Gazette, Kansas City Star, KUT, Lima News, Minneapolis Star Tribune, NBC, Ogden Standard-Examiner, Rains County Leader, San Angelo Standard-Times, Skagit Publishing, Springfield News-Leader, St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis Public Radio, Steamboat Pilot & Today, USA TODAY, WCPO and WDET.

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What do I need to know about estate planning before I meet with an estate planning attorney? If they are not, then even if you have no minor children, you need a will.

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The successful debut of the fiber-infrastructure business was the largest float on the Singapore Exchange in six years and Singapore's largest business trust listing to date.

It's got steady cash flows, it's got a great business model and we are a big customer.

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Blockchain Will Disrupt Everything [0.12]

Posted on July 17, 2017, 12:04 p.m. by Points and Figures @ [source]

My friend Mike sent this to me. It was a presentation at the Stigler Center over at Chicago Booth.

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The 4 Top Internet ETFs [0.22]

Posted on July 16, 2017, 2:45 a.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

Investing in the internet has led investors on a roller-coaster ride over the past 20 years.

The Emerging Markets Internet & eCommerce ETF takes a slightly broader approach to global investing, choosing to go beyond China.

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Just last week, a trader posted screen shots showing him turning a $380 speculative bet into over $1 million in less than an hour.

An attempt by the Winklevoss twins of Facebook fame to launch a Bitcoin ETF ( COIN ) was shot down by the SEC last month.

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Sebi may tweak norms for family trust structures [0.03]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 5:35 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is deliberating on a policy concerning family trusts to prevent any abuse of such structures by promoters, especially in cases involving corporate trustees and transfer of listed companies’ shares. However, promoters still have to seek exemptions from Sebi, given on a case-to-case basis.

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Apartment real estate investment trust (REIT) Monogram Residential Trust (NYSE: MORE) was trading about 22% higher as of 11 a.m. EDT today after it was announced that the company would be taken private by Greystar Real Estate Partners, the largest U.S. apartment manager. Apartment REIT AvalonBay Communities (NYSE: AVB) is one that deserves a look.

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The optimism was a turnaround for an exchange, which struggled with investor confidence and thin trading volume after a penny stock rout four years ago, as well as a spate of delistings and slow IPO activity.

EY said in a report last week that growing investor confidence in Southeast Asian economies will help to bolster the region's IPO pipeline, and tipped Singapore to lead such activity.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway eyed real estate investment trust Store Capital for three years before investing in the company.

They became aware of STORE Capital in 2014 and have been following our progress closely since then," Store Capital CEO Christopher Volk wrote in a statement to CNBC, giving outsiders a rare look behind the scenes of how Berkshire does business.

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Home Capital said billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will provide a new C$2 billion ($1.50 billion) line of credit to its unit Home Trust Co., ending the Canadian lender's strategic review process.

Berkshire will also indirectly buy C$400 million of Home Capital's common shares in a private placement through its unit Columbia Insurance Co., Home Capital said on Wednesday.

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Govt sells 2.5% stake in L&T, raises Rs 4,000 cr [0.11]

Posted on June 21, 2017, 6:17 p.m. by Markets @ [source]

The stake, held by the state-owned Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of (SUUTI), was sold through block deals in stock markets, said Neeraj Gupta, the top bureaucrat looking after stake sales, confirming earlier media reports.

SUUTI, which was created to take over part of the assets and liabilities of the now-defunct Unit Trust of India, held 6.53 per cent stake in L& With the sale, the holding in L& through Suuti has come down to a little over four per cent.

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Early movers: P, SNAP, NVDA, ENDP, CLDR, DFT & more [0.15]

Posted on June 9, 2017, 12:54 p.m. by Market Insider @ [source]

DuPont Fabros Technology — Shares leaped more than 16 percent in premarket trade after Digital Realty Trust said it would buy the firm, combining the two data center operators in a deal worth about $7.6 billion in enterprise value. Digital Realty Trust shares climbed about 4 percent in the premarket.

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A pair of interesting articles came my way regarding gold.

Shortly after Alan Greenspan became Fed Chairman, U.S. equity markets crashed by more than 10% in one day.

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3 Reasons Alibaba Wins [0.03]

Posted on June 6, 2017, 9:29 p.m. by Long Investing Ideas from Seeking Alpha @ [source]

Simply by making its experience a bit better than what you get at a typical Chinese retail store, and spending the rest of their effort on reliability and trust, Alibaba won.

For a long time, people in China were wary of e-commerce in China because they were simply afraid of getting ripped off when buying goods sight unseen.

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MUMBAI: Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs), that attracted investors initially, have moved to a slow lane with prices failing in a shallow secondary market in absence of fresh investor interest. But both the issuances have generated an encouraging response from investors in the primary market.India Grid InvITs closed subscriptions more than two weeks ago, mopping up Rs 2,250 crore by selling hybrid instruments that bet on infrastructure projects.

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Morningstar's Guide to Estate Planning [0.24]

Posted on June 5, 2017, 11 a.m. by Morningstar Articles @ [source]

Estate planning is complex in many respects. And who will you ask to fill many of the key roles in your estate plan--executor, powers of attorney, and guardians if you have young children?

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