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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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A bullish tailwind lifted all the major asset classes in July, delivering across-the-board monthly gains (except for a fractional loss in cash) for the first time since January. GMI, an unmanaged benchmark that holds all the major asset classes in market-value weights, advanced 2.1% in the kick-off to the third quarter.

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Yes, There Is Volatility [0.07]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

Jeffrey Yale Rubin of Birinyi looks at the issue of low volatility.

Perhaps the most significant idea Rubin describes is that low volatility is a misleading average that is not accurate.

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The Low Level of Global Real Interest Rates [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 9 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

I am very happy to be participating in this conference celebrating Arminio. My tenure at the International Monetary Fund overlapped with the first two and a half years of Arminio’s time as president of the Central Bank of Brazil, and in our capacities at the time, we had frequent opportunities to interact and converse.

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Buy The Dip On The Decline [0.13]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 8:58 a.m. by Price Action Lab Blog @ [source]

Buy the dips has been a profitable simple strategy this year but its effectiveness is now on the decline after topping in February of this year.

Usually, but not always, a decline in buy the dip activity is associated with a short-term top or even a major top as in 2007.

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'QQQ' Sees $1B In Outflows [0.14]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

The tech-heavy ETF topped the daily outflows list on Monday, July 31.

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM U.S. Equity 242.15 1,698,663.01 0.01% International Equity 543.41 699,480.47 0.08% U.S.

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ETF League Table As Of July 31, 2017 [0.04]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]


Ivy Portfolio August Update [0.07]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 3:17 a.m. by SCOTT'S INVESTMENTS @ [source]

The Ivy Portfolio spreadsheet track the 10 month moving average signals for two portfolios listed in Mebane Faber’s book The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets.

The Ivy Portfolio spreadsheet on Scott’s Investments tracks both the 5 and 10 ETF Portfolios listed in Faber’s book.

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John Oliver on Alex Jones [0.30]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 11:30 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T.

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ETF Filing: New PutWrite Strategy ETF [-0.11]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 8:30 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

WisdomTree recently filed for a put-write strategy ETF that uses the Russell 2000 as its base index. The WisdomTree CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy Fund will sell put options on the Russell 2000 Index and invest the resulting proceeds in one-month Treasury bills, according to the prospectus.

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An auto-industry veteran describes how rededication to lean-management principles—especially to fostering leadership at every level—led his organization to new performance breakthroughs.

Since 1949, Denso has grown from its roots in Japan to become one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, with more than $40 billion in revenues as of the year ended March 31, 2016.

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To keep its performance improving, an enterprise must keep its management system improving, too.

Over the past 20 years of evaluating and diagnosing lean transformations, our research keeps confirming the familiar statistic: fewer than 30 percent of organizations succeed in improving both their performance and their long-term health.

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Continuous improvement at scale—across a whole enterprise—requires management discipline at scale.

Think of the last time your organization made a real effort to instill a continuous-improvement culture, whether in a plant, function, or more broadly throughout the business.

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We asked five executives with decades of experience in lean management about the most important lessons they learned in helping their organizations sustain continuous improvement. A few years ago, we made that discovery when we asked the Shingo organization to assess our lean-management maturity.

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Uncertainty Can Create Confidence [0.10]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 8 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today's article is by Corey Hoffstein, co-founder and chief investment strategist of Boston-based Newfound Research.

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ETF Shakeup: PureFunds Brand Name Ousted [0.10]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 8 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

After the close of business on Friday, ETF Managers Group (ETFMG) made a rather stunning move when it announced in a press release that the family of PureFunds ETFs would be rebranded with the ETFMG name as of Aug. 1.

The move is neither an amicable parting of ways nor business as usual.

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Lean management creates enormous value, but improvement that’s truly continuous is often elusive.

Over the past two decades, the world has embraced lean-management thinking.

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