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    Why Square’s Investors Should Keep a Close Eye on Eventbrite

    Square (SQ) is a corporate investor in online ticketing company Eventbrite (EB), which went public in September 2018.

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    Did Square Make a Profit In Q4?

    For the first time ever, Square (SQ) posted a quarterly net profit of $20 million in the third quarter of 2018.

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    Could Square Survive a Fiserv–First Data Tie-Up?

    Fiserv (FISV) and First Data (FDC) have agreed to join forces in a $22 billion merger that is set to create a stronger competitor for Square (SQ) in payment processing.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Square: There Is More to the Cash App Than Meets the Eye

    Square’s (SQ) money transfer service Cash App has expanded a great deal since it launched.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Junk Bond Issuance Was Dominated by First Data Corporation

    E-commerce and payment solutions provider First Data Corporation (FDC) issued junk bonds worth $3.4 billion on October 29. This was the largest issue of October.

    By David Ashworth
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    Investing in fixed income: What motivates bond investors?

    We can understand the investment objectives of fixed income investors in terms of returns, risks, and constraints. There are two categories of investors.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Will PayPal Continue Its Acquisition Spree in 2019?

    PayPal (PYPL) bought four companies in 2018, spending $2.7 billion on the transactions, according to Crunchbase data.

    By Neha Gupta
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    PayPal Closes Its Largest Acquisition—iZettle

    At $2.2 billion, iZettle is PayPal’s largest acquisition.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Mastercard Targets Middle East and Africa with This Move

    On March 6, 2018, Mastercard (MA) announced the acquisition of Oltio in order to streamline its payment processes in the Middle East and Africa.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Mastercard Partners with Dream Payments

    On February 27, 2018, Mastercard (MA) announced a partnership with Dream Payments to facilitate payments to insurance customers.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Mastercard Partners with M-Kopa Solar

    On February 26, 2018, Mastercard (MA) announced that it has entered a partnership with M-Kopa, a solar energy company.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Are Mastercard’s Growth Strategies?

    Over the past few years, Mastercard’s (MA) revenues have remained consistent.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Behind Discover Financial Services’ Discounted Valuations

    Discover Financial Services (DFS) has a PE (price-to-earnings) ratio on an NTM (next 12-month) basis of 10.26x, while the average for its peers is 13.97x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Drove Visa’s Payment Volume

    Credit programs at Visa (V) have witnessed a rise of 8% on a year-over-year or YoY basis due to a rise in credit payments in the United States and internationally.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why Leveraged Loan Funds Saw Back-to-Back Inflows Last Week

    According to data from Lipper, leveraged loan funds saw inflows last week for the second consecutive week. The quantum of inflow was higher and came in at $303 million.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Why Did Leveraged Loans Issuance Slow Down Last Week?

    According to data from S&P Capital IQ/LCD, the US leveraged loans market saw an allocation of $2.5 billion in dollar-denominated senior loans in the week ended May 13, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    How Big Were Masco’s and First Data’s Bond Issuances Last Week?

    Both Masco Corporation and First Data Corporation issued dollar-denominated junk bonds worth $900 million last week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    What Led to the Surge in High Yield Bond Issuance Last Week?

    High yield bond issuance rose last week as the stock Market improved due to the rise in oil prices. Dollar-denominated high yield debt amounting to $4.1 billion was issued last week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    What Are the Concerns regarding Junk Bonds?

    Junk bonds have been in the news due to concerns about defaults. They have an iffy repayment ability even if they’re at the higher end of the rating scale.

    By David Ashworth
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    First Data Issued the Most Junk Bonds in the Week to October 30

    First Data (FDC) issued junk bonds worth $3.4 billion last week. The senior notes were rated Caa1/B and carried a coupon of 7.0%.

    By Lynn Noah
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