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'SPY' Rakes In $1.7B [0.14]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

The world's largest ETF topped the daily inflows list on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM U.S. Equity 3,499.30 1,700,797.06 0.21% International Equity 172.00 701,054.02 0.02% U.S.

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ETF League Table As Of Aug. 1, 2017 [0.04]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]


According to Adjust, more than 50,000 new apps get added to Apple’s App Store, every month. Sensor Tower predicts that by 2020, there will be more than five million active apps in the App Store.

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Let’s Talk Drawdowns (And Affiliates) [0.08]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 7:40 p.m. by QuantStrat TradeR @ [source]

This post will be directed towards those newer in investing, with an explanation of drawdowns–in my opinion, a simple and highly important risk statistic. Plenty of people around the world invest in it, and for a risk to reward payoff that is very bad, in my opinion.

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I remember reading an article at the start of 2013 that concluded, “This market reeks of euphoria.” The S&P 500 is up around 90% since then. In the financial markets, this makes it harder than ever to gauge investor sentiment.

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A brand new book came out yesterday that I’m bursting to tell you about.

This book, created and curated by the estimable Meb Faber, takes the best thing that each of us has written and turns it into a chapter.

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What ETFs Really Cost [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 6:45 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

How much does it actually cost to own an ETF? This metric includes all internal costs of the fund, such as items we sometimes see itemized in a prospectus, like the management fee, which is how much an issuer charges for its fund management services.

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Tuesday links: getting picked off [0.00]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 5:17 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


ETF Filing: High Div Funds Planned [0.21]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 4:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

ETF newcomer Advisors Asset Management has put two dividend-focused funds into registration that target the U.S. and the emerging market space.

The AAM S&P 500 Sector High Dividend ETF will track an index derived from the S&P 500 that looks to maintain the parent index’s sector diversification while targeting stocks with high dividend yields and steady dividend payments.

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Tactical Asset Allocation in July [0.14]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 3:31 p.m. by AllocateSmartly @ [source]

This is a summary of the recent performance of a wide range of excellent tactical asset allocation strategies.

Tactical asset allocation turned in a strong performance in July.

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Research links: shrinking alphas [0.00]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 3:28 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


Avoiding Traumatic ESOP 1042 Election Distress [0.07]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 3:15 p.m. by Alpha Architect @ [source]

Medical scientists have identified a disorder, known as Traumatic 1042 Election Distress, that can afflict business owners who pursue Section 1042 sales of their company stock to an ESOP. The disorder is curable if diagnosed early.

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When Dividends Shine [-0.01]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 2:36 p.m. by Jay On The Markets @ [source]

It really doesn’t require rocket science to do alright in the markets. Now Lord knows it’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in “crunching numbers” (“Hi, my name is Jay”), but sometimes simple strategies can do reasonably well.

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Only a few actions matter, and they require the CEO’s attention.

That said, statistically speaking, four sets of interventions appear to matter most: contextualizing the program based on the organization’s position and strategy, ensuring sufficient reach across the organization, designing the program for the transfer of learning, and using system reinforcement to lock in change (Exhibit 2).

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What are you even looking at? [0.10]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 2:05 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

Where the hell did these people learn to invest or trade?” There is no doubt that the bull market in the S&P 500 could stop at any time, but how could you possibly look at it now and say it’s imminent?

I get rooting for a bear market – lots of people run strategies where their ability to earn a living depends on bear markets.

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Blind Ambition [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 1:24 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

Watching people I respect destroy themselves of late.

And these aren’t even people that have to do this.

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We had to edit last week’s interview with Vanguard’s Tim Buckley (I went on too long). There could be no better training ground than spending my entire 26-year career at Vanguard and the last 16 years on the senior leadership team.

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My two millennial children aren't into paper documents. Hard-copy documents will help you prove your identity and justify well-deserved benefits if your identity is stolen or key electronic keys are irreparably compromised.

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The benefits of a home-equity line of credit [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 11:52 a.m. by Financial Advisor Hub @ [source]

When it comes to your financial stability, planning ahead is essential. A home-equity line of credit can give you an added level of financial security for the future and is best considered while you're in a healthy financial position.

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Several weeks ago my conversation with Leigh Drogen on quant investing proved timely and popular–because everyone in asset management is facing the rise of big data, and the use of data science in investing strategies.

This second conversation with Leigh was set up to answer many of the questions posed in the first one.

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