NEW YORK, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a national securities firm headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors and Officers of the following companies in connection with their corresponding upcoming shareholder meeting:
INDIANAPOLIS, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Portfolios, LLC, announces it has been chosen as the investment advisor to two new mutual funds--Dividend Performers and Preferred-Plus. As part of the Collaborative Investment Series Trust, these two funds will be available for investors.
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tellurian Inc. (Tellurian) (NASDAQ: TELL) announced today that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the order granting authori
Global X Announces Transfer of CHIC to NYSE Arca
NEW YORK, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, today announced it is changing the primary listing exchange of the Global X MSCI China Communication Services ETF (Ticker: CHIC). The fund will cease trading on the Nasdaq and begin trading on the NYSE Arca, Inc. exchange on May 3rd, 2019. Fund shareholders are not required to take any action as a result of this announcement. The fund will join the rest of Global X's China sector suite, which all currently trade on the NYSE Arca. The suite includes a full offering that corresponds with each of the eleven major economic sectors identified by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®). The MSCI China Communications Services ETF tracks the MSCI China Communication Services 10/50 Index, which is designed to capture the large- and mid-capitalization segments of securities included in the MSCI China Index that are classified in the Communication Services Sector as per the Global Industry Classification Standard. It incorporates all eligible securities as per MSCI's Global Investable Market Index Methodology, including China A, B and H shares, Red chips, P chips and foreign listings. The index is maintained by MSCI. About Global X Global X was founded in 2008 with the mission of listening to and empowering clients to invest wisely in unexplored and intelligent solutions. Our product lineup features more than 60 ETF strategies. While we are distinguished for our Thematic Growth, Income and International Access ETFs, we also offer Core, Commodity, Alpha and Risk Management funds to suit a wide range of investment objectives. Global X is a member of Mirae Asset Global Investments Group, a Seoul-based global enterprise which offers asset management expertise worldwide. Explore our ETFs, research and insights, and more at Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, or from economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Investments in securities in the Technology sector are subject to rapid changes in technology product cycles; rapid product obsolescence; government regulation; and increased competition, both domestically and internationally, including competition from foreign competitors with lower production costs. Technology companies and companies that rely heavily on technology tend to be more volatile than the overall market, and are also heavily dependent on patent and intellectual property rights. Securities focusing on a single country and narrowly focused investments may be subject to higher volatility. QQQC is non-diversified. Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund's summary or full prospectuses, which may be obtained at Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Global X Management Company LLC serves as an advisor to Global X Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO), which is not affiliated with Global X Management Company LLC. Global X Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by MSCI, nor does MSCI make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the Global X Funds. Neither SIDCO nor Global X is affiliated with MSCI. View original content to download multimedia: SOURCE Global X Funds

ATLANTA, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the Nacogdoches Generating Facility to Austin Energy for $460 million.
After generally positive Q1 2019 performance, advisors and investors are growing more bullish on most asset classes, according to survey results
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, today announced that it plans to report financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 after market close on May 1, 2019, and to host a live audio webcast with analysts and investors at 9 a.m. ET on May 2, 2019.
How People Are Keeping More of Their Money
CHICAGO, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, with over $4 trillion in consumer debt, less than 20% of people are trying to figure out how to get out of debt.  LSI finds that the vast majority are desperately trying to figure out how they can pay all of their bills on time. Missing a payment can be devastating for most people, as it triggers interest rate hikes.  An increase of a few percentage points can sink someone's already taxed monthly income - preventing them from being able to pay their bills.  Not to mention the crippling stress. When Lynn MacLeod received her tax bill, she knew that she needed to do some creative financing.  "I opened my tax bill and a huge wave of stress washed through me.  I kinda got tunnel vision and thought I might blackout.  I didn't know how I would be able to pay my taxes.  Luckily for me, I called my local credit union that night and they valued my Honda as new and provided me a very low interest rate.  They also allowed me to refinance my car at 100% loan-to-value.  I had put down $4,500 when I bought my 2017 Honda HRV.  I couldn't believe that I was able to take out the down payment I had made on the car and pay my tax bill.  I even had money left over to help with some of my credit card debt."  With the new tax codes, situations like Lynn's are becoming more common. Credit unions are a secret gem in our communities which a lot of savvy consumers are using today, in order to keep more of their money and better manage their debt.  Like Costco, it is very easy to become a member of a credit union and benefit from their budget friendly rates and fees.  Just look at the more than 110 million people who are members. "At LSI we believe in helping people.  When people are stressed they want to talk with a LIVE person.  We enable our financial services clients to be #AlwaysLIVE and help people wherever they are at any time of day – when they need help," states Lee Kolquist, CEO of LSI. "Three years ago, I was a twenty-six year old single mother working full-time and still was only able to make my minimum payments.  I was able to make payments on time, but the balances never budged.  I did not have the money to do anything with my kids.  My life was crippled by debt."  Jessica Johnson continued, "Then, I joined my local credit union and transferred all of my balances to their credit card at a significantly lower interest rate.  Today, I am a devoted credit union member. Last Sunday night I even started the process of getting my mortgage for my family's new home with them." About LSIIn 1994, three friends created LSI as a new way to leverage technology in order for financial service companies to Connect People with People.   View original content to download multimedia: SOURCE LSI
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ProAmpac, the pioneer in Child-Resistant, Reclosable, Easy-Open (CRREO) pouches, today unveiled an updated product line with an expanded range of size
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced at its annual meeting of shareholders that Cathy R. Smith, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Target
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nearly 93 percent of all consumers are more likely to be loyal to a brand when it commits to full transparency, according to a 2017 Label Insights
Macy’s and The Trevor Project Partner in Celebration of Pride Month
April 18, 2019 20:30 UTC As part of its upcoming nationwide Pride + Joy, LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations, Macy’s will raise funds and awareness for The Trevor Project’s life-saving mission through a host of initiatives, including a nationwide charitable giving program, exclusive fashions and a digital media awareness campaign aimed at reaching at-risk LGBTQ youth NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This June, Macy’s (NYSE:M) will kick-off its annual Pride + Joy national LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations with its customers, colleagues and local communities in commemoration of Stonewall 50 and World Pride NYC. A key component of that celebration is its nationwide partnership with The Trevor Project. In mid-May, Macy’s and The Trevor Project will begin the roll-out of a series of initiatives aimed at raising funds and awareness for Trevor’s life-saving mission and services for at-risk LGBTQ young people, highlighting Macy’s long-standing commitment to diversity, equality, inclusion and respect for all. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Macy’s and The Trevor Project partner in celebration of Pride Month. Macy’s will raise funds and awareness for The Trevor Project’s life-saving mission through a host of initiatives including a nationwide charitable giving program, exclusive fashions and a digital media awareness campaign aimed at reaching at-risk LGBTQ youth. Throughout the month of June, a limited-edition capsule collection from INC International Concepts will contribute portions of its purchase price to The Trevor Project. (Photo: Business Wire) “Macy’s believes in the power of fashion, celebration and community to touch the lives of our customers, colleagues and local communities. Macy's core value of acceptance is reflected in our commitment to supporting the LGBTQ community through the fostering of an inclusive culture and environment that inspires our colleagues and customers to be their authentic self, every day,” said Sam Harrison, Macy’s senior director of Corporate Giving & Volunteerism. “As The Trevor Project’s national Pride partner, we will aim to raise funds and awareness of Trevor’s mission and life-saving services, harnessing the power of our brand to make a difference in the communities we serve.” “The Trevor Project is grateful to Macy's for sharing their commitment to our mission with their customers, who will have their own chance to support LGBTQ youth in crisis this Pride month,” said Amit Paley, CEO & executive director of The Trevor Project. “Every day, we serve LGBTQ young people in Macy's local communities nationwide, so we're excited to share our affirming messages of hope and support in their stores.” The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat. They also run TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operate innovative education, research, and advocacy programs. To help raise funds for Trevor’s important work, from June 1 – June 17 at all Macy’s stores nationwide, shoppers can celebrate Pride by giving back to The Trevor Project through Macy’s charitable round-up program. As customers complete their in-store purchases, they will be invited to round up to the nearest dollar (up to $.99) and donate the change to The Trevor Project. These donations will help support the organization’s mission of providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. In select markets including Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Lexington (KY), Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Seattle, St. Louis, and St. Petersburg (FL), the round-up campaign will be extended through June 30 to coincide with Pride parade celebrations in which Macy’s has a local presence. Macy’s shoppers are also invited to show their Pride through fashion as they support The Trevor Project with style. Pride and its signature colors will be front and center in the limited–edition, three-piece capsule collection by INC International Concepts. Featuring gender-neutral t-shirts, tanks and socks with rainbow detailing, throughout the month of June, Macy’s will donate $4 of the purchase price of the INC t-shirt and tank and $2 of the purchase price of the socks to The Trevor Project. The pieces retail for $10 to $20 and will be available in select stores and on To help spread awareness of The Trevor Project’s life-saving work, Macy’s and Trevor created a PSA showcasing heartfelt personal vignettes of hope and how the support of Trevor’s programs helped LGBTQ youth in crisis. The PSA, debuting on May 20, will run in several length formats across digital and social media channels. It is introduced by and features Jazz Jennings, the young transgender activist and star of the TLC reality series, “I Am Jazz.” Additionally, Macy’s partnership with The Trevor Project extends to a presenting sponsorship of this year’s TrevorLIVE NY benefit gala, taking place at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, June 17. Honorees, presenters, hosts, and celebrity attendees will be announced soon. As a pivotal component of Macy’s Pride + Joy campaign, the national partnership with The Trevor Project, once again showcases Macy’s steadfast value of diversity and inclusion in all areas of business. This commitment is evidenced by the company’s consistent achievement of a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Commission’s Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices. For more information on Macy’s upcoming Pride + Joy campaign and to purchase products that benefit The Trevor Project, please visit, as of May 20. Additional details on Macy’s Pride + Joy campaign will be announced soon. About Macy’s Macy's is America’s store for life. The largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) delivers quality fashion at affordable prices to customers at approximately 640 locations in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as to customers in more than 100 international destinations through leading e-commerce site Macy's inspires fashion exploration and discovery through the most desired family of exclusive brands for her, for him, for the home, and via our dynamic mobile and social platforms. We know the power of celebration, demonstrated through decades of memorable experiences created during Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows, and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores – including New York City’s Herald Square – are internationally renowned and preeminent destinations for tourists. With the collective support of our customers and employees, Macy's builds community and helps make a difference in every market we serve, supporting local and national charities by giving nearly $50 million each year, plus 146,000 hours of volunteer service. For more than 160 years, Macy’s has, and continues to, make life shine brighter for our customers, colleagues, and communities. For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at About The Trevor Project The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Trevor Project offers a suite of 24/7/365 crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our trained crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 1-866-488-7386 and View source version on Contacts MEDIA CONTACTS:Orlando Veras, Macy’ Kevin Wong, The Trevor Source: Macy's Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Macy’s and The Trevor Project partner in celebration of Pride Month. Macy’s will raise funds and awareness for The Trevor Project’s life-saving mission through a host of initiatives including a nationwide charitable giving program, exclusive fashions and a digital media awareness campaign aimed at reaching at-risk LGBTQ youth. Throughout the month of June, a limited-edition capsule collection from INC International Concepts will contribute portions of its purchase price to The Trevor Project. (Photo: Business Wire) Logo Graphic View this news release and multimedia online at:
Finance Attitude - 5 Ideal Reasons for Investing in Utility Stocks
Utility stocks are stocks of companies that deliver essential services such as water, gas, and electricity among others. Utility stock is an ideal conservative option for investors looking for steady higher dividends. You can invest in utility stocks companies through a brokerage firm by buying individual utility stocks, mutual funds that are specialized in the utilities sector or as ETFs that include the select sector SPDR-utilities.
Finance Attitude - 8 Best Stock Investment Apps for Beginners
Investing is a daunting task and sometimes could be confusing especially for a beginner. In the past, an investment process began by making a call to a brokerage firm to obtain an advisor who would advise the investor throughout the process. However, the technological advancement has made it easier for beginners who want to start trading. Now, they can just download an app on their PC or Smartphone and use it to trade securities. Different apps offer automation, low cost and high-security measures to make investing easy and exciting for all.  
Finance Attitude - 5 common types of financial swaps
A swap is an act of exchanging one thing for another. In finance, swaps are derivatives wherein two counterparties exchange financial instruments. The swaps can involve an exchange of a series of cash flows of one party’s financial instrument for those of the other party’s financial instrument over a specific period of time. Swaps are mutual agreements that are easy to design and customize over the counter. They offer great flexibility that leads to many swap variations with each serving a given purpose.  
Finance Attitude - Top 5 Forex Risks Traders Should Consider Before they Invest
Top 5 Forex Risks Traders Should Consider Before they Invest
Forex exchange market is a global decentralized or over the counter market that facilitates the trading of currencies. Just like in a stock exchange, the traders’ goal is to make a profit by buying low and selling high. Forex markets are highly liquid assets due to the high trading volumes. Some of the most common forex exchange trades include spot transactions, currency swaps, and options, forwards, and foreign exchange swaps. Forex trades face plenty of risks that can result in substantial losses. Here are the top 5 forex risks that every trader should consider before they dive into forex trading: 1.    Leverage Risks In forex trading, traders require a small initial investment called a margin which is used as leverage in forex trading to gain access to substantial trades. Price volatility can result in margin calls where the investor is required to commit an additional margin. In highly volatile market conditions, aggressive use of leverage by traders can result in massive losses over initial investments made. 2.    Interest Rate Risks Interest rate affects countries exchange rates.  If a country’s interest rates rise, the currency strengthens. Investors flood the country as they invest in the country’s assets. In essence, a stronger currency means better returns. On the other hand, if a country interest rates fall, the currency weakens as investors begin to withdraw their investments. Interest rate changes can thus have a dramatic effect on forex prices. 3.    Transaction Risks The difference or gap between when a contract is initiated and when it settles poses a transaction risk which is an exchange rate risk. Forex trading usually takes 24 hours, and exchange rates can drastically change any time before a trade settle. Currencies also trade at different prices at different times during the trading process. The greater the gap, the higher the transaction risk. The exchange risk that traders face during the trading hours increase the transaction costs. 4.    Counterparty Risk The company that provides the asset to an investor in a financial transaction is called the counterparty. There is a risk of default from the dealer or broker in any particular transaction which refers to the counterparty risk. Spot and forward contracts on currencies do not get a guarantee by an exchange or a clearing house and thus pose a counterparty risk to an investor. The counterparty risk can occur in spot currency trading in the event the market maker end up insolvency. The counterparty can refuse or can be unable to oblige to contracts in highly volatile market conditions. 5.    Country Risk An investor must assess the structure and the stability of the issuing country before they invest in currencies. In a majority of developing countries, the exchange rates are pegged to a particular world leader currency such as the US dollar. Central Banks in those countries must sustain sufficient reserves to help maintain good exchange rates. A balance of payments deficit can lead to devaluation of the currency and result in a currency crisis. It can consequently have massive effects on forex prices and trading. Investors can also begin to withdraw their assets if they suspect the currency is likely to decrease in value. It results in further devaluing of the currency. Currency crisis aggravates liquidity and credit risks as the currency devalues the assets become illiquid. The Bottom Line An investor should consider the various risks and losses associated with foreign exchange trading before they invest. While forex assets have the highest trading volume, the risks can lead to massive losses.
MIAMI, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EMURGO (, the official commercial arm of Cardano - the first third generation blockchain to evolve out of a research-first driven approach, has announced today the upcoming release of Seiza, an EMURGO-developed Cardano blockchain explorer that will include more features than any other blockchain explorer. The release of Seiza will happen before the end of May. The name Seiza is derived from the Japanese word for "constellation", as it reflects EMURGO's Japanese heritage and objective for it to be an all-encompassing blockchain navigation guide for users. This strategic development aligns with EMURGO's initiative to drive the adoption of Cardano and bring value to ADA holders.
ZUG, Switzerland, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Distributed Technologies Research ("The Foundation" or "DTR"), a non-profit foundation that funds innovative research and development of distributed technologies, announced today the launch of the Alpha Testnet for its first project, Unit-e, a globally scalable decentralized payments network.
LONDON, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- They said big blocks weren't possible on Bitcoin but Bitcoin SV (BSV) has already proved that to be wrong. Many are scared of BSV's tech because it is simply superior to that of other coins and so are trying to distract the mission with personality-based business decisions but BSV is now on track for proving the naysayers wrong with technical advancements: in July, it raises its block cap to 2GB (that's 2000 megabytes!)
Hyperblock Inc. Announces Delay of Annual Filings, Additions and Changes to Board of Directors, and Transition of Interim Chief Financial Officer
TORONTO, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - HyperBlock Inc. ("HyperBlock" or the "Company") (CSE: HYPR) announced today that, as a result of the Canadian Public Accountability Board December 2018 guidance document outlining its expectations for audits of companies that own cryptoassets and recommending standards to be adopted in the audit practices of those companies' auditors, and following the recent resignation of the Company's auditor, the Company will not be in a position to file its financial statements, management's discussion and analysis and related officer certifications for the financial year ended December 31, 2018 (collectively, the "Annual Filings") prior to the April 30, 2019 filing deadline under National Instrument 51-102 - Continuous Discloser Obligations and National Instrument 52-109 - Certification of Disclosure in Issuers Annual and Interim Filings. The Company has appointed Manning Elliott LLP as its auditor and the audit of the Company's Annual Filings is ongoing.  The Company anticipates that it will be in a position to finalize and issue its financial statements and related disclosures no later than June 30, 2019. The Company does not anticipate any delay in filing its interim financial statements, management's discussion and analysis, and the related officer certifications for the financial period ended March 31, 2019. The Company has submitted an application to the Ontario Securities Commission, as principal regulator for the Company, under National Policy 12-203 - Management Cease Trade Orders ("NP 12-203") requesting that a management cease trade order be imposed in respect of this late filing rather than an issuer cease trade order. The issuance of a management cease trade order generally does not affect the ability of persons who have not been directors, officers or insiders of the Company to trade in their securities. In the event that the management cease trade order is granted, it will be in effect until the default is remedied. The Company confirms that it intends to satisfy the provisions of the alternative information guidelines under NP 12-203 by issuing bi-weekly default status reports in the form of news releases for so long as it remains in default of its filing requirements.  The Company confirms as of the date of this news release that there is no insolvency proceeding against it and that there is no other material information relating to its affairs that has not been generally disclosed. The Company also is pleased to announce today that Roozbeh Ebaddi, Chief Operating Officer, has joined the Company's board of directors, subject to CSE approval.  Mr. Ebaddi was also Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of CryptoGlobal and has a distinguished history in building technology companies. The Company also reports today that it has accepted the resignations of Eric So, Dayna Gibbs, and Tony Gaffney from the Company's board of directors. The Company is thankful for their contributions to its development and wishes them the very best in their future endeavours. Inder Saini also stepped down as the Company's Interim Chief Financial Officer, and the recruitment process for a permanent Chief Financial Officer is currently underway. During such recruitment process, Sean Walsh, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, will act as the Company's Interim Chief Financial Officer. About HyperBlock Inc. HyperBlock is a leading publicly traded crypto-asset enterprise. The company operates one of North America's most efficient cryptocurrency datacenters and provides complementary product offerings, which include cryptocurrency mining, Mining-as-a-Service (MAAS), server hosting and server hardware sales. Learn more at Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information and Future-Orientated Financial Information Certain information in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements under applicable securities law. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as "may", "should", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "forecast" and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and estimates of management, which management considers reasonable, based on information available on the date hereof. Such assumptions may be incorrect. Actual future results may differ materially as forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include: general economic, market and business conditions will be consistent with expectations, fluctuations in general macroeconomic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets; the ability to retain personnel to execute the company's business plans and strategies; the ability to retain auditors to perform an audit of the Company's financial statements; the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on the ability of the Company to operate its business, including securities laws applicable to the Company; the speculative nature of cryptocurrency mining and blockchain operations; and those factors described under the heading "Risks Factors" in the Company's listing statement dated July 10, 2018 and the risks described in the Company's Management's Discussion & Analysis for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 dated November 29, 2018, each of which is available on the Company's issuer profile on SEDAR. There may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information, or the material factors or assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information, will prove to be accurate. The Company does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities law. All forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. SOURCE HyperBlock