Millennials Lining Up for Communal Living & A Unique Experience?

Communal living, or co-living, is maybe the next big thing as demand for them grows among millennials looking for a unique experience.

Co-living spaces are designed with the community in mind. While each resident in these developments typically has their own small, fully furnished bedroom, the big draw is the communal living spaces and luxury amenities they also provide. They often feature services such as weekly cleaning and linen changes in a addition to restocking bathroom and kitchen supplies when needed.

Group events are planned by directors at the living spaces and allow for a strong sense of community. This community is a major factor in why so many millennials are looking into this way of living.

Another major factor in the choice to live at one of these facilities is no surprise…it’s the price. While being pricier than simply buying a studio in a city like New York, they offer more bang for the buck. They come fully furnished and offer several amenities that wouldn’t come with a regular apartment.

As co-living developments have popped up recently across the country in major cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, there are plans for even more in the pipeline. Interest in them is great, and companies have noted that they haven’t been able to keep up with the demand for these spaces.

In addition, New York, often a trendsetter for new ways of dealing with housing issues, has recently passed incentives for these types of spaces which will likely lead to an even greater boom in production.

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“The Good & The Bad” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/3/2018

The good news is that stocks rallied on Monday as investors optimistic about reduced trade tensions with China after President Trump announced a 90-day cease fire in the trade war as negotiations continue. S&P 500 ended the session up 1.09% and the Nasdaq rose 1.51%. The Dow closed out the day with gains of 1.13%.

Most individual components of the Dow did well today, although some did dip into the red. Of those companies with losses, Verizon (VZ) had the most significant as it tumbled 3.55%. Boeing (BA) led the day with gains, rising 3.81%, and NIKE (NKE) wasn’t far behind with an increase of 3.75%

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) had a VERY good day as it saw shares spike 21.05% into the close on over 16.8 million shares of trading after hitting intraday highs that pushed the stock up over 50% at times. Note that ATOS is a Seattle based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. The action in ATOS surfaced after the they announced that the FDA had approved an “expanded access” of Atossa’s proprietary oral Endoxifen in the preoperative setting in a U.S. patient awaiting surgery for breast cancer.

The bad news for the markets today though, came from an ominous sign in the bond market. For the first time since 2007, there was an inversion in Treasury yields. This inversion is a tell-tale sign that the market is typically headed toward recession and that there is a greater risk of the government defaulting.

While the major inversion that analysts look for to herald a recession is between the 2-year and 10-year yields, today’s was between the 3-year and 5-year yields.

Ian Lyngen, with BMO Captial Markets, stated that today’s inversion gives him even more reason to believe that there will be an inversion of the 2-year and 10-year yields late this year or in the early part of next year. According to Lyngen, “This solidifies not only my flattening bias but I think it will lead many players in the market who [expected the yield curve to steepen] to capitulate on that.”

Another negative sign came as U.S. construction spending was reported to have decreased by 0.1% in October. This is the 3rd consecutive month of decreases for construction spending in the U.S.

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Stocks give up some gains after trade talk advances

Stocks pared some gains after optimism for a trade war truce between the U.S. and China had sent equities soaring earlier during Monday’s session…

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First Choice Bancorp (FCBP) Adopts Stock Repurchase Program – Possibly Up To ~10% Of Outstanding Shares

First Choice Bancorp is the registered bank holding company for First Choice Bank. First Choice Bank, headquartered in Cerritos, California is a community-focused financial institution, serving diverse consumers and commercial clients and specializing in loans to small businesses, private banking clients, commercial and industrial (C&I) loans, and commercial real estate loans with a niche in providing finance for the hospitality industry. First Choice Bank is a Preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) Lender. Founded in 2005, First Choice Bank has quickly become a leading provider of financial services that enable their customers to grow, maintain strength, and achieve their business objectives.  First Choice Bancorp stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “FCBP”. First Choice Bank’s website is www.FirstChoiceBankCA.com.

FCBP announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a stock repurchase program. Under the repurchase program, the Company may repurchase up to 1.2 million shares of its common stock, or approximately 10% of its outstanding shares. The repurchase program permits shares to be repurchased in open market or private transactions, through block trades, and pursuant to any trading plan that may be adopted in accordance with Rules 10b5-1 and 10b-18 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Repurchases will be made at management’s discretion at prices management considers to be attractive and in the best interests of both the Company and its shareholders, subject to the availability of stock, general market conditions, the trading price of the stock, alternative uses for capital, and the Company’s financial performance. Open market purchases will be conducted in accordance with the limitations set forth in Rule 10b-18 of the Securities and Exchange Commission and other applicable requirements. The repurchase program may be suspended, terminated or modified at any time for any reason, including market conditions, the cost of repurchasing shares, the availability of alternative investment opportunities, liquidity, and other factors deemed appropriate. These factors may also affect the timing and amount of share repurchases. The repurchase program does not obligate the Company to purchase any particular number of shares.

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First Choice Bancorp Announces Stock Repurchase Program

CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (Nasdaq Capital Markets: FCBP) – First Choice Bancorp, the holding company for First Choice Bank (the “Bank,” collectively, “First Choice”) announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a stock repurchase program. Under the repurchase..

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Worldwide Entertainment Company Disney Announces Semi-Annual Cash Dividend

Dow 30 Component, The Walt Disney Company (DIS),  and its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media.

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.88 per share. The dividend will be payable on January 10, 2019, to those shareholders of record on December 10, 2018, at the close of business.

The previous semi-annual dividend was declared at $0.84 per share in July.

Along with the declaration of the semi-annual dividend, Disney also announced that it has scheduled its annual shareholders’ meeting for March 7, 2019. The meeting will take place in St. Louis, MO.

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In Honor of President George H.W. Bush, Markets to Be Closed Wednesday, Dec. 5th

Several US markets will be closed on Wednesday, December, 5th 2019 as the country observes a national day of mourning in honor of former President George H.W. Bush who died on Friday.

The CME Group’s equities markets, Nasdaq’s US equities and options markets, and the NYSE will all close on Wednesday in addition to having a moment of silence for the deceased president on Monday.

This marks the first time in just over a decade that US financial markets have closed to honor the death of a president, with the last instance coming in 2007 after the death of President Gerald Ford.

The funeral for President Bush, the 41st president, will be on Wednesday and President Trump has declared it a National Day of Mourning. According to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, “He and the First Lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.”

George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, MA & recently past away on November 30, 2018, in Houston, TX. President Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

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U.S. Financial Markets to Shut Wednesday to Honor Bush

The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Inc.’s U.S. equities and options markets and CME Group Inc.’s U.S.-based equity markets will shut, the companies said. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has also recommended that fixed-income cash markets close on Wednesday, according to a..

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Will the Coca-Cola Santa Be on Your Holiday Cards this Season?

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere.

Be on the look out for Coca-Cola holiday stamps this year as you send out your holiday cards. The U.S. Postal Service is currently offering a series of holiday stand that feature Santa Claus images done by the artist Haddon Sundblom for the Coca-Cola ads from the 1940’s to 1960’s.

The Forever stamps are being sold in booklets of 20 and feature four timeless portraits of jolly old St. Nick that show the progression of the Coca-Cola Santa. This is Coca-Cola’s first ever collaboration with the Postal Service and has been in the works for the past three years.

Making its first appearance in 1931 as an ad campaign in the Saturday Evening Post, the popular Coca-Cola Santa continued to appear each season which enforced a consistent look for Santa that reflected the times. With over 40 original oil painting of Santa created by Sundblom, the “Coca-Cola Santa” became the standard recognition of Saint Nick.

Coca-Cola didn’t invent Santa Claus, but we did – with Sundblom – help shape how people around the world see him. Coca-Cola and Santa each continue to be associated with the holiday season, representing unwavering symbols of happiness and hope passed down from generation to generation.” – Justine Fletcher, director of Heritage Communications at The Coca-Cola Company

Sundblom’s ‘Coca-Cola Santa’ Gets Its Own Commemorative Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service has released a series of commemorative holiday stamps featuring Santa Claus images painted by artist Haddon Sundblom for Coca-Cola Christmas ads from the 1940s through the early 1960s.

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Dow 30 Component Cisco Will Participate In Multiple Conferences Throughout December

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology.

Cisco has a busy month in the financial community, participating in multiple conferences throughout December. All sessions will be available via webcast through the company’s investor relations website investor.cisco.com for anyone interested.

Cisco will be participating in the following conferences:

Wells Fargo Tech Summit –December 4, 2018
2:20 p.m. MT / 4:20 p.m. ET
Park City, UT
Ish Limkakeng, SVP, Product Management, Data Center Business Group

Nasdaq 39th Investor Conference -December 5, 2018
8:45 a.m. GMT / 3:45 a.m. ET
London, UK
Kelly Kramer, EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference -December 6, 2018
11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
San Francisco, CA
David Goeckeler, Executive VP and General Manager, Networking and Security Business

Cowen Security and Networking Conference -December 11, 2018
Onsite 1×1 meetings only
New York, NY
Kip Compton, SVP, Cloud Platform and Solutions Group

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Apple Seeks Women Entrepreneurs for New Development Program

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to “leaving the world better than they found it.”

Apple recently announced the launch of its brand new Entrepreneur Camp. The camp is designed to create new opportunities for app-driven businesses owned or led by women. It features an intensive technology lab, specialized support, and ongoing mentoring.

Those eligible for the program, the business must be female-founded, co-founded, or led and there must be one woman on the development team along with a working app or prototype and desire to use Apple technologies in the business.

The women-focused program will begin in January 2019 and is currently accepting applications. The camp will hold quarterly sessions, each round will have 20 companies accepted and the pilot round will have 10 companies.

Upon acceptance into the program, each company will be allowed to send three representatives to Cupertino, California for a two week long, enveloping program at the Apple campus. The program will include sessions on coding, design, technology, App Store marketing, and guidance and support from an Apple Developer representative.

More information on the Entrepreneur Camp and program applications can be found at developer.apple.com/entrepreneur-camp.

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“Uncertain, But Rising” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/30/2018

US stocks were somewhat uncertain on Friday but ended the day rising. All three of the major indexes ended the day with gains. The S&P 500 rose 0.82% (22.41 points), and the Nasdaq increased 0.79% (57.45 points). The Dow also gained 0.79% (199.62 points) by the end of the session. This week’s gains for the S&P 500 mark the strongest week the index has had since December 2011.

Most components of the Dow saw gains today, although some weren’t so lucky. Goldman Sachs (GS) stood out with the biggest losses as it slipped 2.13% as it continues to deal with the ongoing potential negative scenarios related to 1MDB as the Malaysian government has sought refunds for fees paid the bank. Caterpillar (CAT), though, had a very nice day as it saw shares increase 4.18% by market close. Intel (INTC) also had substantial gains as it rose 3.38%.

Outside the Dow, Atossa Genetics (ATOS) ended the day just in the red with a loss of 0.87% for the day.

With oil seeing its largest losses in 10 years this month and the trade relationship with China still tense, all eyes are on the G20 summit meeting in Buenos Aires this weekend. President Trump and Chinese President Xi are set to have dinner on Saturday to discuss the trade war and hopefully come to some sort of agreement. Robert Lighthizer, a US Trade Representative, spoke to reporters and said that he’d “be very surprised if the dinner was not a success.” We are not so convinced….

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Stocks climb, investors brace for trade talks

Stocks rose as investors await a meeting between President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping, which will help shed light on the direction of future trade policy…

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United Technologies to Split in 3

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries.

By the year 2020, United Technologies will be split up its aerospace, elevator, and air-conditioning businesses into three separate companies. The company, which recently finished its acquisition of Rockwell Collins and has combined that business with the UTC Aerospace Systems and formed the Collins Aerospace Systems which will be a part of United Technologies after the split.

The other two companies are coming from the split of Otis and Carrier, an elevator manufacturer that also offers a variety of products related to HVAC and refrigeration.

As standalone companies, United Technologies, Otis and Carrier will be ready to solve our customers’ biggest challenges, provide rewarding career opportunities, and contribute positively to communities around the world.” – Gregory Hayes, Chairman and CEO

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United Technologies plans to separate into 3 companies

Chairman and CEO Gregory Hayes said in a statement that by splitting up its businesses, each company will be better positioned…

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