The Finance 202: Democratic economists call for big spending, total rethink of deficits as GOP seeks austerity

The paper could be ammunition for how the incoming Biden administrations aims to counter new calls from congressional Republicans for a return to austerity, after the rising tide of debt they authorized under President Trump.

Biden won on a pledge to rebuild the economy with multitrillion-dollar proposals for infrastructure, clean energy projects, and social safety net expansions. 

Centrist economists from Summers, a treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, to former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, who was appointed by President George W. Bush and kept on by President Obama, endorsed more spending during a virtual panel cohosted by the Brookings Institution and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. 

“Nobody on the panel is going to say we should be balancing the budget any time soon,” Bernanke said, recommending instead that the U.S. plow money into addressing climate change, inequality, health care and infrastructure — investments he said would

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Horizon Technology Finance: Translating Venture Tech To Income (NASDAQ:HRZN)

I have initiated just one new position in my portfolio in the second half of 2020 to date, in spite of the wild swings throughout the market. This low activity is in contrast to the first half of the year, when I added Brigham Minerals (MNRL) in the oil and gas sector, AXA (OTCQX:AXAHY), a global property and casualty insurer, Park Aerospace (PKE), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Newell Brands (NWL) in retail, and media player ViacomCBS (VIAC). However, there has only been a single addition since July 1st, Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN).

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For those not familiar with Horizon, it is a business development company [or BDC for short], providing young ventures with financing – in Horizon’s case, generally in the form of debt. BDCs can give retail investors access to investing in firms that might otherwise be restricted to accredited and institutional investors, with the associated riskiness

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Factory_OS Joins Forces with Technology and Finance Leaders to Solve the Housing Crisis

MARE ISLAND, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Factory_OS announced today that it has raised $55 million in Series B funding from six tech and finance industry giants—Autodesk Inc., Citi, Facebook, Google, Morgan Stanley and round leader Lafayette Square. The investment will help Factory_OS accelerate growth and further integrate digital technologies to build multifamily housing using a safer, more sustainable, less expensive and more efficient construction process.


Acting on the belief that housing should be built more like cars, Factory_OS takes an integrated, industrialized and tech-enabled approach to removing barriers throughout the housing development process. The San Francisco Bay Area–based company has an active research and development program and incorporates design, technology, construction and workforce innovations in pursuit of its vision: to change how we build housing. Factory_OS is committed to delivering high-quality, tech-ready, cost-effective multifamily housing that is more environmentally friendly and creates new living-wage jobs, resulting in

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Horizon Technology Finance: High 10.1% Yield With Low Leverage (NASDAQ:HRZN)

The current macroeconomic environment presents a conundrum for retirees and income-oriented investors, with bank interest rates near zero, and the S&P 500 (SPY) yielding a paltry 1.6%. While harvesting capital gains on investments is nice, most investors may find it hard to time the market. Also, selling stocks can lead to FOMO (fear of missing out).

This leads me to Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) which provides a covered, high dividend yield for income-oriented investors. The last time I visited this stock, I was somewhat neutral on it. However, I’m starting to warm up to it, given its focus on attractive industry focus. In this article, I evaluate what makes Horizon an attractive buy for dividend investors, so let’s get started.

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A Look Into Horizon Technology Finance

Horizon Technology Finance is an externally-managed BDC that is focused on lending to life sciences and technology companies. Since its founding

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How Technology Enables The Future Of Finance And Accounting

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If you read the jobs of the future report from 2018 by the World Economic Forum you will get the following impression. Data entry clerks, bookkeeping, and accountants are in the top 10 of declining job roles. If you look at declining skills it does not get better. Management of financial resources is also in the top 10 of declining skills in demand. The reason is simple though. Technology. 

You need only to look at the top

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Horizon Technology Finance Provides $12.5 Million Venture Loan Facility to Sonex Health

FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN) (“Horizon”), a leading specialty finance company that provides capital in the form of secured loans to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and sustainability industries, announced today it has provided a $12.5 million venture loan facility to Sonex Health, Inc. (“Sonex”), of which $7.5 million has been initially funded.

Sonex develops innovative technology, education and training programs for ultrasound guided procedures that reduce invasiveness, improve safety and lower the cost of quality care.  Sonex’s first device, the SX-One MicroKnife®, is FDA 510k cleared and is the first major technological advance in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in 20 years.  CTS affects approximately 5% of people in the United States, and the SX-One MicroKnife allows physicians to safely perform Carpal Tunnel Release (CTR) in a doctor’s office

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Global IoT for Finance Market 2020 Emerging Technologies, Opportunity Assessment, Projections and Future Opportunities by 2026

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Nov 16, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global IoT for Finance Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 announced by MarketsandResearch.biz provides an expert and in-depth analysis of key business trends and future market development prospects, key drivers and restraints, profiles of major market players, segmentation, and forecasting. The analytical review on the market presented in the report is a highly dependable ready-to-refer synopsis to produce novel perspectives about various concurrent and past events prevalent in the market. The report study shows the information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and the changing investment structure of the global IoT for Finance market. It examines both historical as well as current market conditions eying for forecast accuracy. Both new entrants as well as established market players willing to establish a strong

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Horizon Technology Finance Provides $25 Million Venture Loan Facility to Getaround

FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN) (“Horizon”), a leading specialty finance company that provides capital in the form of secured loans to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and sustainability industries, announced today it has provided a $25 million venture loan facility to Getaround, Inc. (“Getaround”).

Getaround provides a peer-to-peer car sharing platform where individuals can share their car by the day or the hour, tapping into the 22+ hours per day most cars sit idle and disrupting the $100 billion global rental and mobility markets.  Getaround has become a recognized leader in car sharing, growing its presence to over 300 U.S. and European cities, and is backed by premier tech investors including Reinvent Capital, PeopleFund, Softbank Vision Fund, Menlo Ventures and Braemar Energy Ventures. Getaround will use the loan proceeds for general working capital

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Finance Lease Market 2020 Rising Trends and New Technology Research – HSBC Bank, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing

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Nov 06, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Global Finance Lease Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025

The report will make detailed analysis mainly on in-depth research on the development environment, Market size, development trend, operation situation and future development trend of Finance Lease Market on the basis of stating current situation of the industry in 2020.

This is a latest report, covering the current COVID-19 impact on the market. The pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact is covered in the report. It offers critical information pertaining to the current and future growth of the market.

Market Overview

The global Finance Lease market size is expected

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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon speaks at the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference

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JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon preached patience. Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon wants unity. 

That was part of the sentiment from Solomon’s message to staff Wednesday night. 

Reed Alexander and Dakin Campbell have the full transcript from the audio message that Solomon, Goldman Sachs’ CEO, sent to the banks entire workforce. 

“I know that many of our people are anxious for the election results, and that everyone

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