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Nadig: Record 1st Half ETF Flows [0.20]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 2:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Even with all their resources, institutions still don’t have much of an advantage over passive investing.

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In the end it is not so much about “predicting” what will happen next in the financial markets, but rather recognizing – and being prepared for – the potential risks, that makes the most difference in the long run. So let’s start by looking at current trends.

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Conversations with hundreds of business leaders reveal nine ways that they are—and are not—adapting to the analytics revolution. Here we offer nine insights based on these conversations, and suggest actions for business leaders to take.

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Global Interest Rates: Still Lots of ZIRP [0.27]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

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

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

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Portfolio sheets are back [0.11]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 1:29 p.m. by Investing For A Living @ [source]

Quick note. I have upgraded the Google code a bit and implemented auto sort so they should be a bit more robust than in the past.

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Recognizing when a recession starts in real time is, for all practical purposes, impossible. In that case, you’ll see lots of new recessions starting, but only a handful will be the genuine article.

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Momentum Portfolio July Update [0.11]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 11:55 a.m. by SCOTT'S INVESTMENTS @ [source]

In 2011 Scott’s Investments began tracking a momentum portfolio which ranks a basket of ETFs based on price momentum and volatility. In 2014 I also introduced a pure momentum system, which ranked the same basket of ETFs based solely on price momentum.

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So is it possible the retirement crisis is oversold?

For one thing, he notes that while many contend low-earning Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, poverty is lower during retirement than during people's working years.

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Top Global Brands, 2017 [0.24]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

Via the FT, comes this list of Top 100 global brands, 2017.

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Was There a Great Moderation for Inflation Volatility?

Most accounts of the “Great Moderation”–a decline in macroeconomic volatility in the decades prior to the Great Recession–focus on employment growth and GDP growth.2 Some accounts include wage and price inflation, but the inflation data fits awkwardly.

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'QQQ' Hit By Outflows [0.17]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

The tech-heavy 'QQQ' had outflows of almost $1.6 billion on Monday, July 3.

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM U.S. Equity -2,688.76 1,660,028.24 -0.16% International Equity 952.21 668,203.72 0.14% U.S.

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ETF League Table As Of July 3, 2017 [0.04]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]


ETF Watch: Oppenheimer Plans Multifactor Funds [0.07]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

A recent filing from Oppenheimer Funds outlines plans for four multifactor ETFs targeting U.S. and non-U.S. markets. This filing represents a new direction for the firm and a sort of “next generation” approach to the multifactor concept.

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Ivy Portfolio July Update [0.07]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 2:36 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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Steve Jobs had unveiled the iPhone onstage in January 2007, but the phone he displayed wasn’t anywhere near finished. His presentation followed a carefully scripted series of steps that had been programmed to work just for the demo.

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Capital allocation is one of the most important decisions management has to make for corporations. This piece I wrote for Bloomberg goes over how things have changed in recent decades in capital allocation decisions and what it means for shareholder yields.

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50 Smartest Companies in 2017 [0.24]

Posted on July 4, 2017, 4 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]


The Broker Who Saved America [0.07]

Posted on July 4, 2017, 2:26 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

You know Hancock and Washington and Franklin and Jefferson. You might even know Greene and Knox, Henry and Hale.

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Research links: diversification doing its job [0.00]

Posted on July 4, 2017, 12:58 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]