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What are the major opportunities from digital in chemicals, and what must leaders do to capture them? A major polyurethane maker applied advanced analytics to half a billion data points that it collected from the main production process at one of its plants.

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ETF Watch: iShares Rolls Out Ex-China Fund [-0.07]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 6:45 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Today iShares rolled out a fund with an interesting twist on emerging markets: It omits China, the largest market in almost every emerging market product. Today United States Commodity Funds has launched the United States 3x Oil Fund (USOU) and the United States 3x Short Oil Fund (USOD) on the NYSE Arca.

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ETF Watch: 'Iconic' Brands ETF In The Works [0.18]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 6:45 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Global X Funds, an ETF issuer with some $5.6 billion in assets under management across 57 ETFs in the market today, is looking to add another unique portfolio to its lineup.

The firm has put in registration a consumption-focused ETF, the Global X Iconic U.S. Brands ETF.

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Startup links: money in vs. money out [0.00]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 6:05 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


Visual Map of the Social Media Universe [0.64]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 6 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

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New ETFs Veer From Vanilla [0.15]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 6 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Todd Rosenbluth is director of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA.

CFRA thinks there were similarities to variations on existing themes in the broad suite of ETF launches last week: Some will sound similar to existing products, while others aim to break new ground.

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Global Growth Has Room To Run [0.11]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 5:45 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 features Gary Stringer, president and chief investment officer of Memphis, Tennessee-based Stringer Asser Management.

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15 Most Shorted ETFs [0.12]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 4 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Short selling is as old as the stock market. If done correctly, shorting is way to profit from a decline in the price of a stock.

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There’s a monster that eats projects: scope creep.

The tendency of projects to keep increasing in size and complexity—“scope creep”—is a threat whenever a bias toward optimism leads people to think that adding a bit more won’t be too difficult or expensive.

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To manage costs and schedules more effectively, a four-pronged strategy can identify and limit variability in process execution.

Variability can occur in the execution of every process and needs to be carefully managed throughout the project life cycle.

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Compare Your Country’s Tax Rate [0.64]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 1:30 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

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Culture for a digital age [0.12]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m. by McKinsey Insights & Publications @ [source]

Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. That is a central finding from McKinsey’s recent survey of global executives (Exhibit 1), which highlighted three digital-culture deficiencies: functional and departmental silos, a fear of taking risks, and difficulty forming and acting on a single view of the customer.

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During the age of entrepreneurship, the gap between rich and poor grew rapidly. We’ve seen, of course, the age of entrepreneurship.

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The question for most banks is not whether to deploy artificial intelligence–based technology but how to do so effectively.

McKinsey recently compared the penetration of digital execution and trade processing of eight banks in the cash equities business, and found that those with the highest levels of digital execution saw front-office revenues per producer increase by as much as eight times, while those with the highest level of post-trade digitization posted four times more trades per middle- and back-office FTE than the bank with the weakest digital resources (exhibit).

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Hot Links: Enter the Twilight [0.27]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 12:15 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

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On The Road Again… [0.04]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 11:32 a.m. by The Capital Spectator @ [source]

The Capital Spectator is traveling for the rest of the week. The usual routine may resume with Saturday’s Book Bits, definitely on Monday with the weekly wrap on the major asset classes.

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Return On Equity At Record Low [0.07]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

I have been bullish pretty much this entire market run — from March 2009 to today. Bulls should especially seek out bearish data and arguments (the same for bears seeking bullish data).

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