BY: Todd Horwitz, Host & Senior Contributing Analyst
PUBLISHED: June 24, 2015
Bubba introduces Jane King. Janet comments on the Fed’s position. She feels interest rates are going higher and she feels that the Fed will act by December at the latest. Bubba comments on the low interest rate environment and that has driven the equity markets. Jane agrees and believes that the banks are only interested in lending when you don’t need the money. If you need capital they are not inclined to lend it to you.
Bubba introduces Julia Sun. Julia comments on the change in IPO rules that allow small investors to participate in new underwriting. Bubba asks Julia how much of John or Jane Smith’s net worth can be risked in an IPO. She responds that the current rules allow small investors to risk up to ten percent of their net worth in any security. She informs Bubba that there are a couple of platforms that can be used by small investors.
Bubba and Julia discuss the merits of Broadway shows and the audience that they are trying to reach out to. Bubba concludes that the shows are big business and if they are not financially successful the artistry doesn’t matter. They discuss the closing of the play Gigi Bubba believes that it may not have reached the target audience. Julia comments that a great amount of the gross revenue on Broadway is produced by foreign tourists.