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Top Performing Commodity ETFs [0.02]

Posted on Aug. 4, 2017, 6:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

It's much too early to say the commodities rut is over.

In many cases, individual commodities are doing even worse than the broad indices suggest.

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One More Cry of ‘Wolf’ [0.03]

Posted on Aug. 4, 2017, 5:19 p.m. by Jay On The Markets @ [source]

If I were the type to make bold proclamations I would probably consider “taking my shot” right here and shout “This is the Top” and/or “The Market May Crash.” Unfortunately, on those occasions (well) in the past when I would make bold public predictions of what was about to happen in the financial markets I would almost invariably end up looking pretty stupid. So even if I did make a “bold proclamation” it wouldn’t necessarily mean that anyone should pay any attention.

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Risk Management and Dynamic Beta Podast [0.08]

Posted on Aug. 4, 2017, 3:52 p.m. by CSSA @ [source]

I had the honor of speaking with Mebane Faber of Cambria Investment Management recently where I discussed the topic of risk management and also applying a dynamic beta approach on his widely popular podcast “The Mebane Faber Show”.

Here is the link to the podcast.

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ETF Watch: Transamerica Debuts, 13 Closures [-0.02]

Posted on Aug. 4, 2017, 3:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Insurer and investment management firm Transamerica rolled out its first ETFs—four “managed risk” funds marketed under the DeltaShares brand name.

ProShares announces the impending closures of 13 of its ETFs.

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Recently, Merck executive board member and CEO of Merck Healthcare Belén Garijo sat down with McKinsey’s Georg Nederegger to discuss what’s next for the pharma industry.

McKinsey: Looking ahead, where do you see the biggest growth opportunities for the pharma industry in general and Merck in particular?

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US companies added workers at a faster rate in July, expanding payrolls by 205,000, up from an upwardly revised 194,000 in the previous month.

That’s not obvious in the monthly comparisons.

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This post is part two in the training series for those participants in this year’s March for the Fallen event.

We are about 6 weeks out from the event and Dave Babulak is helping educate March for the Fallen participants with tips/pointers each week leading up to the event.

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The stock market is close to a record high, supported by the outlook for moderate US economic growth.

The 10-year rate’s weakness for much of 2017 is all the more striking at a time when the stock market has remained firm.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is gaining nearly 13% year-to-date on a total return basis with longer-term returns showing a mean-reverting tendency. The average 10-year return is about 95% while the maximum was 323% near the top of the 1990s uptrend and the minimum about -49% after the Great Depression.

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111 – Managing Monte Carlo [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 4, 2017, 12:47 a.m. by Better System Trader @ [source]

As systematic and algorithmic traders, we have a number of tools and processes we can use to test and validate trading strategies.

Anyway, one of the tools that we have at our disposal is Monte Carlo analysis.

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Over the past few years, mobile apps have become so popular that we can’t imagine our lives without them. All you have to do is paste what you want to be read out, and Speak It will do the rest.

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Twenty-five years after he retired, at eighty-one years old and just six months before he passed, Ben Graham sat down for an hour with Hartman L. Butler. To me, that is not a very encouraging conclusion because if I have noticed anything over these 60 years on Wall Street, it is that people do not succeed in forecasting what’s going to happen to the stock market.

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China is already more digitized than many observers appreciate and has the potential to set the world’s digital frontier in coming decades.

China has one of the most active digital-investment and start-up ecosystems in the world, according to a new discussion paper from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), China’s digital economy: A leading global force.

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Time Scarcity & The Allure of More [0.21]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 9:57 p.m. by A Wealth of Common Sense @ [source]

A new report from researchers at the University of British Columbia shows that buying time makes people happier. Now that I have newborn twins as well I have no choice but to make more efficient use of my time.

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QuantCon Singapore 2017, our quantitative trading conference, is right around the corner. To remind everyone what a great conference this is, we are beginning to release presentations from QuantCon Singapore 2016.

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Back in December 2014, the start of the worst oil rout since the financial crisis claimed its first victim when 113 year old Phibro, then owned by Occidental Petroleum after its sale by Citigroup, would liquidate in the US after it failed to buy a buyer. Phibro, of course, was made famous or perhaps infamous (after his $100 million Citi bonus in 2008 prompted a Congressional inquiry) by its star employee, "oil god" Andy Hall.

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Various Colors To ‘White Label’ ETF Providers [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 8:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

There are a lot of questions swirling in the wake of ETF Managers Group and PureFunds’ break over a group of ETFs, most notably the popular ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK). About a year ago, AdvisorShares and TrimTabs went through a similar break over the now-named AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF (TTFS), where AdvisorShares replaced TrimTabs as subadvisor for the fund with Wilshire Associates.

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ETF Watch: 13 ProShares Funds To Close [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 6 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

ProShares is poised to close more funds in one swoop than it has in several years.

That’s roughly a year after it closed nine funds in August 2016, and a few years after it closed 17 funds in one fell swoop in 2014, its largest closure to date.

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Where's the inflation? [0.00]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 3:52 p.m. by MacroMania @ [source]

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.


The First 28 Days [-0.01]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 11:59 a.m. by The Irrelevant Investor @ [source]

There was a lot of attention given to the first 28 days of 2016. It only takes one really big mistake, in this case selling in February 2016, to leave a permanent stain on your psyche.

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