NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Calamos Investments®* is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the Calamos Market Neutral Income Fund (CMNIX), one of the first ever alternative mutual funds when it launched in the fall of 1990, and now one of the largest funds in the liquid alternatives category.

The fund, with AUM over $10 billion (as of 9/30/20) and rated five stars by Morningstar1, was conceived by Calamos Investments Founder and Chairman John P. Calamos, Sr., one of the world’s foremost experts on convertible securities and volatility-based investing. It combines two complementary strategies: convertible arbitrage aimed at delivering alpha and uncorrelated returns and options writing for income and upside participation. 

“The fundamental driver behind MNI was that individual investors—like the institutional players that were beginning to diversify into hedge funds and other low beta strategies at the time—also deserved access to an investment

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What’s the difference between the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12? About three square inches of display. That’s it. Everything else is the same. Which makes this the first time in years that you’ve been able to buy a smaller phone that wasn’t also a worse phone—not just from Apple, but pretty much anywhere.

After a brief period in which small phones pretty much vanished altogether, like a Caspian horse they’ve made a modest retreat from extinction. But your choices, if you’re in the market, range from the gimmicky Palm phone—originally marketed as a secondary phone for when you’re on the go—to the iPhone SE, which Apple relaunched earlier this year after hiatus that began in 2018. The iPhone SE is perfectly fine, especially for the $400 price, but other than a peppy A13 processor it’s a clear and present downgrade from the rest of Apple’s lineup.

Otherwise your

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HARTLAND, Wis., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To earmark the launch of their new website, Ocreative, an integrated marketing agency, also announced they’ve been generously recognized by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) for their outstanding work in traditional and digital marketing. With over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies spanning the globe, the Communicator Awards are one of largest awards of its kind in the world.

“We have the opportunity to work with some really incredible, innovative clients,” says Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Andrea Koeppel. “They trust us with their business, and we work hard to honor their vision, goals, and messaging with top-tier work.”

Working closely with clients and creating an environment of transparency and open communication are paramount to Ocreative’s success, she explained. So much so, that they chose to center their new website around their client relationship philosophy. “We really wanted

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Sentry Management, starting two employees in 1975, now operates 39 offices in 17 states--marking 45 years in business.
Sentry Management, starting two employees in 1975, now operates 39 offices in 17 states–marking 45 years in business.
Sentry Management, starting two employees in 1975, now operates 39 offices in 17 states–marking 45 years in business.

Orlando FL, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sentry Management, Inc., a national leader in homeowner association and condominium management, celebrates 45 years of serving condominium and homeowner associations. Sentry started on October 7, 1975 with two employees managing about 400 residential units in two Orlando, Florida condominiums. HOAs and condominium associations were in their infancy then. When Sentry began, about 3.5 million homeowners lived in 15,000 associations. Today, 75 million Americans live in 360,000 community associations. As a pioneer and innovator in condominium and homeowner association management, Sentry has become an industry leader. Sentry now has 38 offices in 17 states.

“Community association management is about people,” says Bradley Pomp. President of Sentry

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Suffolk Downs, the largest private development in Boston’s history, presents a generational opportunity for the city to right the wrongs of failed housing policy and build our middle class. After a years-long process, which included seven town halls hosted by my office to discuss the community’s priorities, the Boston Planning & Development Agency unanimously approved the project during a special meeting last week. Eastie residents fought for the project to be inclusive and reflective of our neighborhood, which resulted in significant achievements and set a floor to build on for the next 20 years.

Despite a flawed process that privileges private interests over the public good, East Boston won major concessions. We secured a $5 million stabilization fund, a neighborhood-specific acquisition program to create permanent affordable housing. This money, along with $800,000 in short-term rental relief, will be controlled by community members who will be able to decide how best

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Although all eyes have been on tech stocks this year, marijuana remains one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.

Within the U.S., retail cannabis sales are expected to potentially triple between 2019 and 2024 to as much as $37 billion, according to the latest edition of “Marijuana Business Factbook” from Marijuana Business Daily. Meanwhile, BDS Analytics is forecasting over $6 billion in sales for Canada’s pot market by 2024. 

But standing head-and-shoulders above all other pot stocks, at least in terms of popularity with investors, is Canadian licensed producer Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB).

An up-close overhead view of a flowering cannabis plant.

Image source: Getty Images.

What you see isn’t what you get

Roughly one year ago, Aurora looked as if it had all the tools necessary to be a key cannabis player. Its 15 production facilities were expected to yield well over 600,000 kilos of weed per year, when fully operational. The company also had

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio – For many folks, coronavirus posed challenges, closed businesses, changed lives.

a close up of a keyboard: Ines Rehner's Sweet Designs Chocolatier has changed its business model, but the Lakewood shop is doing well. And the challenges of coronavirus aren't phasing the owner, who learned about hardship growing up in what is now Croatia.

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Ines Rehner’s Sweet Designs Chocolatier has changed its business model, but the Lakewood shop is doing well. And the challenges of coronavirus aren’t phasing the owner, who learned about hardship growing up in what is now Croatia.

Ines Rehner took it in stride.

Rehner’s Sweet Designs Chocolatier has flipped its business model upside down. She has shifted from 90% walk-in and 10% shipping business to the other way around. She works with companies and customers to offer unique packages highlighting messages and logos.

a man cooking in a kitchen preparing food: Sweet Designs Chocolatier workers create the chocolates on the premises.

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Sweet Designs Chocolatier workers create the chocolates on the premises.

She attributes her ability to survive and succeed on a foundation built on hardship, coupled with continuing determination and creativity. Those traits have served her well: Rehner is marking 25 years in business.

She emigrated to

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  • Only 35% of respondents said they approved of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll released by ABC News/Ipsos.
  • The results come on the heels of a bombshell report that said Trump admitted to deliberately downplaying the coronavirus. 
  • “I wanted to always play it down,” Trump said in an interview with journalist Bob Woodward in March.
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About a third of respondents in a new survey said they approved of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, a figure that’s remained steady for months as the disease continues to spread. 

Sixty-five percent of survey respondents said they disapproved of the way the presidents has responded to the pandemic while 35% approved, according to a new poll released by ABC News/Ipsos.

Among party lines, the divide is even greater: about 80% of Republicans surveyed indicated they approved of Trump’s response to

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Howard Marks

  • Billionaire investor Howard Marks said investors should look at “out of favor” assets to make big gains. 
  • These include the sectors that have suffered the most in the pandemic: retail, entertainment, hospitality and real estate stocks. 
  • He told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” Wednesday: “The opportunities are in the things that are out of favor.”
  •  Marks thinks people can “still make people a lot of money” from tech despite its recent sell-off.
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Billionaire Howard Marks has a new message for investors, look at ‘out of favour’ assets as they have a better chance of getting returns at a time when interest rates are at rock bottom. 

The assets that Marks, who is co-founder and co-chairman of distressed-asset fund Oaktree Capital Management,  considers to be “out of favor” are those that suffered the worst from the lockdowns, including retail, entertainment,

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SINGAPORE — Investments that have been “out of favor” could offer big returns that are becoming increasingly difficult to find in today’s low interest rate environment, according to Howard Marks, a widely followed billionaire investor.

“It’s not easy to find opportunities today,” Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Wednesday.

Howard Marks, co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management

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With yields on U.S. Treasurys close to zero, other asset classes look “very attractive” in comparison — but returns may still be lackluster, he said.

“You get to a point where everything is selling at a fair price relative to the very low interest rate but still at very low prospects of returns. And I think that’s where we are,” he said. “So where are the opportunities today? The opportunities are in the things that are

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