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ETF League Table As Of May 15, 2017 [0.05]

Posted on May 16, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

Disclaimer: All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern time the date the article is published. Data is believed to be accurate; however, transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and correction by the exchanges.

 

I’ve always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.

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We recently announced the availability of Quandl’s canonical white paper on monetizing exhaust data, “Sell Your Data to Wall Street”.

If you’re thinking about monetizing your alternative data assets, this webinar will tell you everything you need to know about selling your data to investment professionals.

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We recently hosted a webinar, “Wall Street Wants Your Data: Steps to Creating a New Revenue Stream,” presented by Quandl’s Chief Data Officer, Abraham Thomas.

We hope we provided some valuable insight into Wall Street’s current appetite for unique, alternative data.

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Posted on May 15, 2017, 8:06 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

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The Most Valuable Tech Skills in 2017 [0.12]

Posted on May 15, 2017, 6:42 p.m. by Visual Capitalist @ [cached copy]

The interactive graphic above comes to us from Dice Insights, and it helps to visualize the relationship between the supply and demand for over 1,400 technology skills.

Specifically, the supply shown on the graph is based on the amount of job seekers with those skills available, while demand is the portion of employment opportunities listed that require that skill.

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I’ve always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.

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Retail ETF Returns Reflect Industry Upheaval [-0.02]

Posted on May 15, 2017, 6:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Some 20 years ago, a low rumbling of change began to build in the retail industry. However, there were those who saw the future, and extrapolated that what Amazon was doing to bookstores would happen across retail.

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Like most people confronting a perplexing challenge, business owners who are contemplating a Section 1042 sale of their equity to an ESOP frequently turn to the internet as an initial point of reference to research their tax-deferred rollover options. Many of you in that position probably have learned from your ESOP advisory team that you cannot simply reinvest your sale proceeds in just any old asset: In order to defer capital gains taxes on the sale of the business, you need to buy something called 1042 QRP—or Qualified Replacement Property.

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A lot of people look at this bull market, valuations, and think somehow that value has forsaken us. And that the much discussed CAPE ratio doesn’t work.

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This review is a book review of Gary Antonacci’s Dual Momentum Investing book.

So, I honestly have very little criticism of the book beyond the fact that the book sort of insinuates as though equity momentum is the be-all-end-all of investing, which is why I deduct a fraction of a point.

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Advanced analytics and lower-cost computing give companies a powerful tool for managing profitability on an hourly basis.

Many companies do their best to optimize production processes using established rules of thumb or incomplete data.

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This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we sit down with Byron Scott, a former L.A. Laker and NBA Coach, and his co-author, Charles Norris, the former CEO of McKesson & Deer Park Spring Water, discussing leadership in business and sports. The two are the authors of a new book Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court.

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Monday links: the difficult middle ground [0.20]

Posted on May 15, 2017, 3:46 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]

Tadas Viskanta is the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns since its 2005 launch. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere.

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How To Build A Robust Model Portfolio [0.13]

Posted on May 15, 2017, 3:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

This article is part of a regular series on thought leadership from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry.

In our view, an important part of this democratization has been the rapid expansion of the model portfolio space.

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People are worried about the VIX [0.03]

Posted on May 15, 2017, 3:10 p.m. by Investment Idiocy @ [source]

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What next for blockchain? [0.14]

Posted on May 15, 2017, 3:09 p.m. by McKinsey Insights & Publications @ [source]

The conversation around blockchain is changing. We’re only now starting to understand this technology’s full potential, says one executive.

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Getting serious about blockchain [0.14]

Posted on May 15, 2017, 2:50 p.m. by McKinsey Insights & Publications @ [source]

How an “Internet of value” can redefine the very nature of transactions and transform the global economy. In this interview with McKinsey’s Rik Kirkland, Don Tapscott, coauthor of Blockchain Revolution (Portfolio, 2016) and cofounder of the Blockchain Research Institute, posits, “What if there were an ‘Internet of value,’ some kind of global distributed ledger or database where anything of value, from money to music to votes, could be managed, transacted, and exchanged in a private and secure way?” An edited version of his remarks follows.

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ETF links: a monster trade [0.20]

Posted on May 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]

Tadas Viskanta is the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns since its 2005 launch. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere.

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In a recent Huffington Post article, Visa’s Head of Global Financial Education Nathaniel Sillin wrote, “Understanding how much it costs to manage a home and the importance of paying your bills on time can help you avoid costly mistakes.” While many readers would likely nod in agreement, Sillin’s sage advice is not as universal as you might think. For one thing, they generally don’t pay their bills on time.

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