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Daron Acemoglu, is the Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Analyzing the structural rather than political basis for inequality helps to explain why Acemoglu – a rock star among economics – is one of the most cited academic economists among his peers.

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As so much of everyday life moves to the Internet, including grocery shopping, grocers must find profitable ways to revive the in-store experience while enhancing online options.

We think this will allow fleet costs to be reduced by as much as 30 percent.

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Be Good Enough [0.16]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 2:46 p.m. by The Irrelevant Investor @ [source]

There are new investment products hitting the shelves every week. Not every asset class is included, there are no commodities, foreign bonds, or cryptocurrencies.

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Since 2012, the top ten US banks by assets under management have participated in 72 rounds totaling $3.6B to 56 fintech companies.

Since 2012, the top ten US banks by assets under management have participated in 72 rounds totaling $3.6B to 56 fintech companies.

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Reuters: FINRA is Hopelessly Conflicted [0.00]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

FINRA oversees about 3,800 brokerages and 630,000 brokers.

FINRA – the industry-financed overseer of brokerages – knows which firms tend to employ advisers with histories of misconduct sanctions, legal disputes and financial distress.

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Last night I ran a study that I have never published before with regards to Fed Days. The study can be found below.

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It has nothing to do with which ETF to pick [0.16]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 12:32 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

My colleague Michael Batnick is working on some research that demonstrates there is very little spread between the best possible ETF mix versus a random one.

After seeing his work yesterday, it got me thinking about how much more emphasis questions of asset allocation get and how little attention people sometimes give to the outcomes that asset allocation is meant to fund.

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The ability to pay for health-care needs is — and will remain — one of the most critical issues of retirement. It might seem odd to talk about retirement travel plans during a conversation about health care, but your ability to pay for necessities such as doctors' visits and prescriptions is directly correlated to your efforts to plan, save and budget for the retirement you want.

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Nas with Jack White [0.01]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 11:56 a.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

The conceit of The American Epic Sessions is to tackle songs like this with recording technology from the 1920s – a single microphone (perhaps this played into the decision to take on “One Mic”) along with a “recording device timed by a weight-driven system of clockwork gears” that presses the results of the session to vinyl as soon as it comes to a close. Jack White recruited stars from a variety of genres, including Willie Nelson, the Alabama Shakes and Elton John, to join him in the studio for this historically faithful exercise.

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I’ve often joked that this show should be called “this is who you are up against,” because I am so often having conversations with brilliant people across the investment landscape who are effectively my competition and yours. This week’s conversation fits that description because it gives you an inside view into how things work among some of Wall Street’s most competitive investment firms.

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The Federal Reserve is conducting a grand experiment in monetary policy that’s set to continue in tomorrow’s policy statement, which is expected to roll out another hike in interest rates. The experiment is tightening policy when inflation and employment growth are still low and perhaps heading lower.

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Apple Spaceship Videos [0.22]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]


A large loss can be uncle point for investors and hedge funds. What is the probability of a 25% or greater annual loss in the S&P 500?

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KCFSI as a Stock Market Return Predictor [PREMIUM] [0.00]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 10 a.m. by CXO Advisory @ [source]


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

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.

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Inflows Of $800M Into 'XLF' [0.13]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

The financial sector ETF topped the daily inflows list for Monday, June 12.

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM U.S. Equity 963.63 1,668,353.33 0.06% International Equity 1,515.55 664,008.79 0.23% U.S.

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ETF Watch: Brand Value Fund Debuts [0.08]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

Today, Exponential ETFs is rolling out an ETF that targets companies based on the value of their brands. ACSI Funds will eventually be absorbed into the Exponential ETFs brand, Bak notes.

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ETF League Table As Of June 12, 2017 [0.04]

Posted on June 13, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]