This article was coproduced with Dividend Sensei.

At iREIT on Alpha and Dividend Kings, we continue to screen for value, and one sector that is appealing to us these days is the banking sector.

A few days ago we decided to write on Texas-based Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR) in which we explained that the bank has “the highest yield in the last 20 years despite Treasury bonds trading near all-time lows. From a risk-adjusted perspective, Cullen/Frost is providing investors the best spread over government bonds in at least 25 years.

Cullen/Frost is now yielding 4.1% with a P/E of 14.1x (normal is 16x).

Today we’re focusing on another deeply-discounted bank with a long track record of reliability and predictability.


As we write this, the market is recovering off its recent pullback. And while many companies are recovering quickly, plenty of great deals remain available.

In that light, we’re

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LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters)Bond funds saw the second-largest weekly inflows ever of $25.9 billion, BofA said on Friday, as the market continues to price in a Democratic sweep in next month’s presidential election, which could mean even more fiscal stimulus.

“Blue wave election outcome (Democrats winning) has curiously flipped from consensus bear to bull catalyst in recent months,” the U.S. investment bank said.

Equity funds attracted $4.4 billion, mainly driven by U.S. equities, BofA said. Government and U.S. Treasury bond funds sucked in $3.8 billion, the largest inflows in 14 weeks, in the week to Oct. 7.

The bank also highlighted the likelihood of renewable energy stocks front-running a Democratic election sweep that was followed by a fiscal stimulus, pointing to one solar energy exchange traded fund’s stellar performance.

Invesco solar ETF TAN.P soared 255% from its March lows and has gained 42% in the last month alone.

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Max Domi comes to Columbus with a reputation as an offensive threat with excellent speed and moves, but the newest Blue Jacket has a message to CBJ fans who want to get to know him after he was acquired in a trade Tuesday afternoon. 

“A guy that will bring it every shift,” said Domi, the 25-year-old former first-round pick whom the Blue Jackets acquired along with a third-round pick for Josh Anderson. “Since I was a kid, I was raised by a guy (father Tie Domi, a 16-year NHL veteran) that played an amazing career in the NHL and he never took a shift off. He certainly didn’t take the opportunity to play in the NHL for granted. 

“That’s how I was raised, and I’m no different. Anytime I’m on the ice, I’m going to do what I can to help the team. It’s all about winning. This team has

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  • Goldman’s David Kostin told CNBC on Tuesday that markets are expecting a blue wave election victory, citing polling and betting market data. 
  • The chief US equity strategist said that consequential moves in the market may not be that dramatic because a large fiscal stimulus may offset higher taxes proposed by a Democratic government. 
  • He added that ultimately a vaccine for the coronavirus is more important for the future of the US economy than who wins the election. 

Goldman Sachs’ David Kostin told CNBC on Tuesday that markets are pricing in a blue wave victory, and consequential moves after the election may not be dramatic. 

The chief US equity strategist said investors are looking at polling and betting markets that have recently demonstrated a consensus expectation of a blue wave. He also said that the recent back-up in interest rates could be because investors are expecting a large

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  • Saudi Arabia shipped 40 mt of blue ammonia to Japan
  • 30 million mt of blue ammonia could fulfill 10% of Japan’s energy needs 
  • Hydrogen-based fuel could be cheaper and cleaner

Saudi Arabia and Japan have joined forces to use blue ammonia as a source of electricity with zero carbon emissions, and the former has sent over the first shipment of the same for use in power generation. The collaboration is important for both countries: Japan aims to be a world-leader in the use of hydrogen; Saudi, a leading oil producer, wants to clean up its reputation as a producer of dirty energy.

Ammonia contains about 18% hydrogen by weight, which gives it an advantage over fossil fuels as it releases no carbon dioxide when combusted in a thermal power plant. Blue ammonia is ammonia used as feedstock to make blue hydrogen, which is essentially hydrogen made from fossil

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  • Employees of Blue State, a digital marketing, fundraising, and PR firm owned by holding company WPP with deep Democratic Party ties, announced that they are unionizing through the Communications Workers of America.
  • The announcement seemingly is an industry first and comes as many digital media companies like BuzzFeed and Vox Media have unionized in recent years.
  • Forrester analyst Jay Pattisall said unionization could bring stability to agency work at a time when the industry is shedding jobs.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


Employees at Blue State, a WPP-owned digital marketing and public affairs firm with deep Democratic Party ties, announced they were unionizing with backing from the Communications Workers of America.

A Medium post announcing the move does not say which employees are leading the effort, how many are involved, or who the union is representing. It states only that they want collective bargaining rights. According to a

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CHICAGO  — Chicago business leaders with ties to the law enforcement community launched “Bank the Blue” a non-profit organization supporting police officers in Chicago and Cook County by offering programs outside local police departments that will address mental health issues and help officers rebuild relationships with the communities they serve. Bank the Blue was created because now more than ever we need healthy and engaged law enforcement officers working in partnership with the communities they serve to reduce crime and gun violence.

“Bank the Blue will heal the wounds which have led to a complete and fundamental breakdown of the partnership between police and the community,” said Daniel Q. Herbert, founding partner of The Herbert Law Office and a Bank the Blue founder. “We know many people want to support the police and help them do their jobs better. Bank the Blue gives them a mechanism to do so.”

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A hearing is set for Friday afternoon on a lawsuit that seeks to allow more fans in the stands at high school football games.

That’s right. The Blue Springs School District not only thinks playing football is safe in the middle of a deadly pandemic, but that limiting outdoor crowds to 100 people is “arbitrary and capricious,” placing an undue burden on parents, friends and others who want to watch a game.

Their lawsuit contends the district will suffer irreparable harm if more grown-ups aren’t allowed to watch kids play football.

This is a waste of time and taxpayer money, for both the school district plaintiffs and for Jackson County, which will have to defend the rule.

Watching Friday night football isn’t an essential activity. But let’s be clear. If the district prevails, most limits on mass gatherings in Missouri, inside or outside, are likely in jeopardy.

That’s because the

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THE BIG DEAL-Business world braces for blue sweep: Wall Street and business groups are bracing for the possibility of a blue sweep in Washington that would leave Democrats in charge of the White House and both chambers of Congress.

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No matter how many bicycle lanes or Bluebikes stations come to East Boston, the neighborhood still has one major cycling barrier: Boston Harbor. Aside from a wildly roundabout route through Chelsea, Everett, and Charlestown, it is just about impossible for bikers to get downtown.

So Lydia Edwards, the neighborhood’s city councilor, wants to make it at least a little easier to bring a bike on the Blue Line. At a Wednesday council meeting, she called for a future hearing to discuss whether the MBTA could reserve a rush-hour car that allowed cyclists to bring their bikes onboard.

Edwards sees the idea as a simple, cheap, and quick solution to helping cyclists get downtown, especially compared to alternatives like building a bridge or adding a new ferry for bikers.

“We’re asking for a pilot program that would allow for one car on the Blue Line to be dedicated to bikes,” Edwards

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