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Break the Chains of Investment Bondage [-0.20]

Posted on July 6, 2017, 1 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

I think science fiction helps us think about possibilities, to speculate - it helps us look at our society from a different perspective. It lets us look at our mores, using science as the backdrop, as the game changer.

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Because the estate-tax rate is so high, someone near the end of their life has a strong incentive to give their assets away so their heirs can claim the assets were not part of the estate and avoid the tax. By imposing a tax on gifts, the ability to make "deathbed" transfers to avoid the estate tax is reduced.

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The expected risk premium for the Global Market Index (GMI) continued to rise in June. The basic idea is to reverse engineer expected return based on assumptions about risk.

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Agriculture Stocks As A Value Play [0.07]

Posted on July 6, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

Note: Following my recent debate on stock valuations, I thought this discussion about a foodstuffs, the CRB food index and other agricultural commodities was worth sharing. Also, “June data pointed to a sharp and accelerated increase in average cost burdens…Greater operating costs were linked to a combination of rising staff salaries and increased raw material prices (particularly food and imported items).” Profits though are getting squeezed as “survey respondents noted that intense competition for new work continued to place pressure on pricing power.” Herein lies the BoE conundrum, dealing with stagflation.

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James Barker, David Bholat and Ryland Thomas.

James Barker works in the Banks’ Advanced Analytics, Research and Statistics Division along with David Bholat.

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Essar Steel v. RBI: What lies ahead? [0.19]

Posted on July 6, 2017, 7:17 a.m. by Ajay Shah's blog @ [source]

What happens to private airlines when Air India is privatised? What's the impact of privatising Air India upon the rest of the domestic airline industry?

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ETF Watch: Smart Beta Launches Accelerate [0.12]

Posted on July 6, 2017, 4:30 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

Back in April, we reported that smart-beta ETF launches had slowed from the prior year. In the first quarter of 2016, nearly 70% of all ETF launches fell under the smart-beta umbrella.

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ETF Watch: Smart-Beta Launches Accelerate [0.09]

Posted on July 6, 2017, 4:30 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

Back in April, we reported that smart-beta ETF launches had slowed down from the prior year.

However, with the close of the second quarter, smart-beta launches are back up again.

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'XLE' Tops Inflows List [0.15]

Posted on July 6, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

Investors hunt for bargains in the worst-performing sector of the year.

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM U.S. Equity -397.73 1,554,580.69 -0.03% International Equity 513.14 665,527.75 0.08% U.S.

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ETF League Table As Of July 5, 2017 [0.04]

Posted on July 6, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]


Continuing from the last post and the overwhelming response (thanks bitfool), the “Birth of a Strategy” series will focus on developing a strategy based on volatility related products (ETFs and ETNS). We will also not deal with them in this series as to trade them it would be highly recommended that you have quite some experience in trading regular equity options as well as a solid understanding of trading volatility in general (which we will develop throughout these posts, hopefully).

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No, ETFs Don’t Own 37% Of S&P 500 [0.01]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 8 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

A Reuters article today made the rounds this morning on ETF ownership of S&P 500 stocks that was an object lesson in social media gone wild. The article is confusing, which is why it got so wildly overwrought on Twitter.

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3 Investor Biases In Model Portfolios [0.10]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 7:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

This article is part of a regular series on thought leadership from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today's article is by Andrew Gogerty, vice president of investment strategies at Boston-based Newfound Research.

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My question to you is what are some of your financial goals? Do you hope to retire early or try to become financially independent someday to quit your job and do something else?

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Wednesday links: a serious offense [0.00]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 4:24 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


This week, we speak with Chris Anderson, former award winning editor-in-chief of Wired, founder of 3D Robotics, author of the Long Tail, which won the Loeb Award for best business book of the year.

Next week, we speak with Duff McDonald, author of two critically acclaimed books: The Golden Passport about issues with Harvard Business School, and The Firm about the havoc wreaked by McKinsey & Co.

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Posted on July 5, 2017, 2:26 p.m. by Eran Raviv @ [source]

LASSO stands for Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator. It was first introduced 21 years ago by Robert Tibshirani (Regression shrinkage and selection via the lasso.

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ETF Buyers Get Their Passports in 2017 [0.25]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 2:16 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

As goes performance, so go the flows.

With many international markets and regions outperforming the US this year during the just-completed first half, ETF inflows for overseas equity exposure have picked up substantially.

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