Brian Burns / November 22,2022

Solactive Wins ETF Stream Award as Index Provider of the Year for the Second Time in a Row


Solactive is pleased to announce that it was voted the Index Provider of the Year in the second edition of the ETF Stream Awards. The award was created last year by the ETF leading publication ETF Stream, when Solactive also received the prize. The event aims at bringing together the ETF ecosystem and acting as a barometer of success in the industry. Solactive’s submission revolved around its multi-asset offering, thematic Indices, and ESG solutions.

Solactive has shown its multi-asset approach throughout the year 2022 within the indexing industry. This strategy is reflected in the company’s consistent aspiration to deliver superior indexing quality and innovative index concepts, which are also cost-effective. Solactive’s staff is dedicated to developing cutting-edge quantitative and thematic index strategies, as well as delivering added value for issuers of structured products.

In the thematic space, HANetf was able to expand their line-up issuing the EV Charging Infrastructure ETF, which tracks the Solactive Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Index. It was the first ETF globally to provide pure exposure to the EV charging infrastructure sector.

Still within the thematic space, HANetf and ETC Group launched the first metaverse thematic ETF in Europe, the ETC Group Global Metaverse Equity UCITS, tracking Solactive ETC Group Global Metaverse Index, envisaging the metaverse potential market size of $12 trillion globally – according to banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Brian Burns / November 18,2022

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Decorating Your Kitchen

  • Trendy Accents
  • Wall Art
  • Personalized Space
  • Quality Storage
  • Color Check
  • Conclusion
  • The kitchen is one of the essential rooms in your home. It’s where you prepare food for your family, entertain guests and spend quality time with loved ones. It’s also an area that can get cluttered and chaotic if not properly organized. There are so many stylish ways to present your kitchen. From experimenting with wall art home décor and getting the colors right, here are five things to keep in mind when decorating your kitchen.

    Trendy Accents

    A trendy accent is any object you choose to leave in the kitchen. This can be a vase, picture frame, or decorative bowl. The idea is to keep it simple and let it add some personality without taking away from the overall design of your kitchen. If you have pictures of family or friends around your house (or maybe even just one), consider putting them on display in your kitchen. They’re sure to bring warmth and make people feel welcome when they come into your home. If something specific about your style makes it unique, try incorporating it into an accessory.

Brian Burns / November 14,2022

The Art of Building Asheville Custom Homes


Asheville has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians, and free spirits. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a mecca for those who appreciate natural beauty, small-town charm, and a laid-back lifestyle. It’s no wonder that so many people are choosing to build custom homes in Asheville!

Here are four advantages of building a custom home in this vibrant mountain town.

1. You Can Design Your Dream Home

When you choose to build a custom home, you get to design every aspect of your living space to match your specific needs and preferences.

If you’ve always dreamed of having a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and high-end appliances, or if you want your home to be eco-friendly and energy-efficient, building a custom home gives you the freedom to make your dreams a reality.

2. You’ll Enjoy Better Quality and Craftsmanship

When you work with a reputable builder who specializes in custom homes, you can rest assured that your home will be built with attention to detail and the highest quality materials. This is in contrast to mass-produced homes, where quality often takes a back seat to quantity.

When you own a custom-built home, you’ll be able to take pride in knowing that your home is one-of-a-kind and made just for you.

3. You’ll Have More Control Over the Construction Process

If you’ve ever gone through the process of buying an existing home, you know that it can often be stressful and frustrating when things don’t go according to plan.

Brian Burns / November 10,2022

7 Easy Ways to Style a Puffer Coat This Winter

7 Easy Ways to Style a Puffer Coat This Winter

7 Easy Ways to Style a Puffer Coat This Winter

The humble puffer coat has come a long way since its original outdoor sports iterations. Designers, editors and influencers will all agree that we’re very much in the era of the fashionable puffer coat. And 2022 has seen this item of clothing gain even more popularity.

But, as these jackets tend to cover us completely (especially if you have one of those head-to-toe versions), they can leave you feeling like it’s pointless to wear anything exciting underneath. I’m here to tell you that that’s actually not the case. I had a look at how some of my favourite Instagrammers have been wearing theirs and found some genuinely fun and exciting winter outfits that will make you love wearing your duvet coat on repeat. 

There’s the classic longline puffer, which looks great with jeans and midi dresses. Or cropped style that we love to pair with another of our favourite wardrobe staple: leggings. Fashion girls also have belted styles on their radar right now, as well as colourful iterations that help lift an otherwise monochrome look.

If you’re interest is piqued, or like me you’re just a puffer enthusiast and after some fresh ways to look cosy and chic this winter, keep scrolling to see seven of the best puffer-jacket looks and all the pieces you might need to recreate them.

Brian Burns / October 30,2022

Winter Nail Polish Trends 2022: From Essie, OPI, JinSoon and More

Winter Nail Polish Trends 2022: From Essie, OPI, JinSoon and More
Brian Burns / October 29,2022

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares advance forward of Fed fee resolution



HONG KONG, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Asian shares superior whereas bond yields eased barely on Tuesday following delicate losses on Wall Avenue as buyers turned their focus to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s coverage assembly this week for hints on what comes subsequent.

The central financial institution is all however sure to boost rates of interest by 75 foundation factors on Wednesday, however buyers will search for any indicators the Fed could also be contemplating a deceleration in rate of interest hikes sooner or later.

Aside from the Fed’s fee resolution, the market may also concentrate on U.S. jobs information on Friday and Chinese language financial exercise information this week.

“It was a combined begin for threat belongings as a giant week of central financial institution selections will get underway,” stated ANZ analysts in a be aware.

European markets have been set for a better open with pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures up 0.66%, German DAX futures including 0.67% and FTSE futures rising 0.5% – whereas U.S. inventory futures, the S&P 500 e-minis ESc1, superior 0.41%.

In Asia, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares exterior Japan was up 1.7%, largely due to the rebound of Hong Kong and mainland China shares.

Hong Kong’s Dangle Seng index superior 4.3% in afternoon commerce whereas the Dangle Seng Tech Index jumped 6.4%.

China shares additionally jumped with blue-chip CSI300 index up 2.3% after hitting a 3-1/2-year low on Monday.

Brian Burns / October 18,2022

The Outsider Perspective Issue 314


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Good Friday Morning! Especially to the Tennessee Volunteers football team, who bested the Alabama Crimson Tide 52-49 in what many are calling the game of the year. The highlights are amazing. The game-winning field goal wasn’t pretty, but it was beautiful. If Tennessee and Georgia can stay unbeaten, that could set up a #1 vs. #2 matchup in Athens, Georgia, in a few weeks. Maybe the Vols will get another ESPN Gameday show. 

One note on the Braves losing to the Phillies. A good series for the Phillies, congrats to them. But remember this from The Morning Brew:

Over the past 100 years, the surest sign of an oncoming financial crisis has been a Philadelphia based baseball team winning the World Series:

  • 1929 – Athletics (Won WS)
  • 1980 – Phillies (Won WS)
  • 2008 – Phillies (Won WS)
  • 2022 – Phillies (80-67, TBD)

I’ve got two columns on an incoming recession for the Conservative Institute this week. The Friday column is worth noting because the Washington Post reports that the White House is now looking at policy options to deal with a recession. That’s a pretty big admission from one of the most prominent pro-administration outlets. In this issue, I’m digging into the latest numbers on the midterms and what to expect in November. Links to follow.


Brian Burns / October 14,2022

The Different Models of Disability

  • Social model disability is a technique
  • taking part in society. Through removing these
  • Model of Person-First disability is a way to consider
  • Disability is a complicated concept. Symptoms may be obvious however the root cause isn’t. The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, back pain epilepsy, and other conditions are not obvious to the average person. Other disabilities may be episodic, like environmental sensitivities that are present periodically and can have a significant impact on the health of a person and their functioning. This can lead to mistake disability for something different.

    Social model disability is a technique

    The social model of disability is a technique that examines the social barriers, discriminatory attitudes and social exclusion that hinder disabled people from living a meaningful life. These problems can be identified and addressed using a variety of strategies. This model illustrates how disability can result in a range of economic and social disadvantages for people and their families.

    The social model of disability focuses on repositioning disability as an issue of human rights. This requires making significant changes to the physical environment of people with disabilities, as as ensuring that they can be fully integrated into society. In order to realize this disabled people must be included in the planning process and earmarking of public funds.

Brian Burns / October 12,2022

Test Your Fitness Knowledge: How Healthy Is Your Score?

Test Your Fitness Knowledge: How Healthy Is Your Score?
  • Are you a Fitness Fanatic or a Fat-Blasting Fledgling? Take the test and see! The following is a list of fitness facts and falsehoods. Are the statements true or false? See below for answers.
  • Answers:

    Are you a Fitness Fanatic or a Fat-Blasting Fledgling? Take the test and see!
    The following is a list of fitness facts and falsehoods.

    Are the statements true or false?
    See below for answers.

    1. Surfing provides a great cardio workout.

    2. For well-rounded fitness, it’s best to stick to one type of exercise.

    3. Working out can fight depression.

    4. Lifting weights builds muscle, but does little to cut abdominal fat.

    5. In-line skating, on average, burns between 570 and 900 calories per hour.

    6. Drinking sodas high in sugar will help you burn fat.

    7. One benefit of lat pulldowns is improved posture.

    8. Practicing meditation can improve your sex life.

    Test Your Fitness Knowledge: How Healthy Is Your Score?





    1. True. Paddling out to waves and riding the breaks provides a workout that rivals any indoor cardio machine. So feel free to skip your next treadmill session when the surf’s up!

Brian Burns / October 10,2022

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