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Financial Advisor / Debt Concierge [0.15]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

Wall Street brokerages are pushing customers to take out billions of dollars in loans backed by stocks and bonds, a trend that yields lucrative fees for the firms but poses risks for borrowers. It’s just that there’s never been a good idea on Wall Street that hasn’t been taken to its ludicrous extreme.

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Mapping tech’s profits [0.18]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 3:08 p.m. by McKinsey Insights & Publications @ [source]

Networks and platforms reign within the high tech, media, and telecom industries—here’s a look at the leading profit spinners across the globe.

While the largest companies in TMT capture the majority of the economic profit, they also nurture a middle tier of companies that benefit from their networks.

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Startup links: the best companies [0.00]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 2:41 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


OEMs may find untapped goldmines in aftermarket services by strengthening their core business in parts, repair, and maintenance.

In many industrial sectors, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) face a challenging and uncertain future.

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Improving Strategies [0.18]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 2:11 p.m. by Build Alpha @ [source]

We then set Build Alpha to have a maximum one bar holding period and to ONLY enter on the next bar's open and to ONLY exit on the next bar's close. So for example, his original strategy trades ES (S&P500 eMini futures) so we only select Build Alpha signals calculated on Market2 which is set for ES.

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Tennis with Howard Marks [0.10]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 1:51 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

Dare I volley back at Howard Marks, one of my investment industry idols and favorite writers? I attended a large convention for publicly traded miners in Vancouver in 2012 and dared to say – on stage – that gold had broken its uptrend and was technically at risk.

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A quick-service restaurant chain with thousands of outlets around the world is using data to drive a successful turnaround, increase customer satisfaction, and grow revenues. That makes the recent experience of a global quick-service restaurant chain instructive.

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VARNEY: You dropped 500 people?

VARNEY: Is that directly because of minimum wage?

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Just Two [0.16]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 12:23 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

No Hot Links this morning because there are two really crucial things I need you to get through and they’re both on the long side. And every deliberately sadistic budget cut being proposed by know-nothings threatens us further.

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Take a look at my new ebook on advanced trading strategies using time series analysis, machine learning and Bayesian statistics, with Python and R .

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The trend remains your friend if financials have been overweighted in your portfolio.

Perhaps, although financials took a hit yesterday – a day when the Federal Reserve advised that it would begin to wind down its quantitative easing policy “relative soon” by reducing the central bank’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

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$382 Billion in Underfunded Corporate Pensions [0.04]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 11 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

Simply put, they don’t have enough money to fund current and future retirees. The situation worsened for more than half of these funds from fiscal 2015 to 2016.

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How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy Learn More...

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Financialization of Crude Oil Market [-0.07]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 4:55 a.m. by blog @ [source]

Title: Has Crude Oil Become a Financial Asset?

The financialization of crude oil markets over the last decade has changed the behavior of oil prices in fundamental ways.

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Yesterday, I was short AUDUSD ahead of the Lowe’s speech. Along with those who are shorting US bonds given “relatively soon” QT and higher YTM expectations, a shock came when inflation expectations was revised downwards (Yes, if you are ahead of the curve, last 4 months inflation was below expectations, despite Fed’s own part of thinking that Philip’s Curve rule will stand true and strong, going ahead of the curve to hike.

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'XLF' Tops Daily Inflows List [0.14]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

The financials sector ETF took in nearly $400 million of new money on Wednesday, July 26.

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM U.S. Equity -449.29 1,706,291.93 -0.03% International Equity 595.39 695,509.48 0.09% U.S.

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ETF League Table As Of July 26, 2017 [0.04]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]


Blackstone’s market maven Byron Wien warns that stocks are in danger of suffering a setback. I encourage people around here at Blackstone not to use volatility as a predictive indicator.

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15 Years Of Bond ETF History In A Nutshell [0.11]

Posted on July 26, 2017, 8:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

First there were four. That’s the number of fixed-income ETFs that have come to market in the 15 years since the very first bond ETFs launched July 22, 2002.

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Bitcoin, Stocks & The Fear of Missing Out [0.06]

Posted on July 26, 2017, 6:20 p.m. by A Wealth of Common Sense @ [source]

I don’t have any groundbreaking insights on the cryptocurrency phenomenon. The cryptocurrency is up around 124 percent for 2017.

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