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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

Distressed Acquisition and Mixed Use Residential Rental Development Opportunity, Westchester NY

Projected capital structure: $98MM ($24MM equity ($13.3MM needed for site acquisitions), $74MM debt LTC 76%) 231,000zsf (120 residential units 96k […]

Historic Waterfront Mixed Use (Affordable Residential Rental/Office/Hotel/Retail) Development Opportunity, NYC

Projected capital structure: $3.2B ($1.1B equity / $2.1B debt 65% LTC) 5.6MM gsf (4,200 residential units, 2.4MM sf (50%) / […]

Distressed Shovel Ready Residential Rental Development Opportunity, Westchester NY

Proj. capital structure: $86.9MM ($12MM equity needed by new Sponsor.  $17MM sunk costs from previous Sponsor), ($25MM low cost 15 […]

Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, […]

Zillow’s new search tool helps find housing for those in need

Escaping homelessness is an enormous undertaking, not least because so many landlords and property managers have strict criteria for new tenants. Those […]

These $50,000 tiny homes unfold out of shipping containers and can be combined into custom houses

Las Vegas-based Boxabl wants to mass-produce low-cost housing. The company released its first product, a 375-square-foot prefab studio apartment early […]

Vietnam: How this country of 95 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero

When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were […]

IMF chief says pandemic will unleash worst recession since Great Depression

By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The pandemic sweeping the world will turn global economic growth “sharply […]

‘Health Silk Road’ heats up as China and U.S. boost efforts amid coronavirus

China’s not the only one working on the “Health Silk Road.”  As Beijing pushes for global health leadership amid the […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has three directions, and all point to new cases well into 2021

In one scenario, there will be a series of outbreaks in the next one to two years, smaller than the […]