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These are questions to be addressed.

However, a couple's retirement is dependent on a few other financial disciplines that are interconnected with retirement planning to flesh out the entire discussion.

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Research Affiliates: A Smart Beta For Sustainable Growth [0.01]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 12:30 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Traditional growth indices, designed as the inverse of value, have delivered negative excess returns and failed to provide faster growth in earnings per share (EPS). Traditional growth indices, constructed as the inverse of value, lack a robust theoretical foundation and have provided a long history of negative excess returns.

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Bubble Risk When The Bubble Doesn’t Burst [-0.03]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 12:13 p.m. by The Capital Spectator @ [source]

In February I considered if bubble risk for US stocks was elevated.

The lesson: bubbles don’t always burst, at least not on a schedule that offers easy profits for market timers.

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This week’s conversation is about performance. I hope you enjoy this conversation, which isn’t about investing, but which is, at its heart, still about the power of compounding.

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Many people who have saved millions of dollars to retire comfortably are now scared to spend it.

Despite sobering statistics about most Americans' lack of retirement savings, many people have done an admirable job of socking away enough money.

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Tactical Investing Conundrum [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m. by Price Action Lab Blog @ [source]

One of the most difficult problems of tactical investing is using timing strategies that are not biased due to special market conditions of the past. During that unique uptrend there was only one major short-term correction due to the Ruble crisis in 1998.

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IShares Cuts Fees On 11 ETFs [0.10]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 4:30 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

The mix includes eight bond ETFs and three environmental, social and governance (ESG) equity funds.

The bond funds all saw their expense ratios trimmed by 2-10 basis points.

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Small Cap Fund 'IWM' Leads Inflows [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM U.S. Equity 688.95 1,702,244.66 0.04% International Equity 182.54 706,294.21 0.03% U.S.

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ETF League Table As Of Aug. 7, 2017 [0.04]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]


If This is 1929… [0.10]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 12:54 a.m. by The Irrelevant Investor @ [source]

Eight days before the market bottomed in July 1932, Ben Graham wrote an article in Forbes, Should Rich But Losing Corporations Be Liquidated? But honestly, for the market to fall 90%, I’m thinking aliens, an asteroid, or another world war seem the most likely culprits.

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ETF Filing: JP Morgan Plans Single Factor Funds [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 10 p.m. by HOME @ [source]


The JPMorgan U.S. Dividend ETF will track an index designed to cover the stocks with the highest dividend yields over a rolling 12-month period in each sector, and weights them within their respective sectors in such a way as to diversify risk.

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Visualizing Tail Risk [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 8:16 p.m. by Eran Raviv @ [source]

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

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Monday links: a fine line [0.00]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


New ETF Jumps Into Pro Sports [-0.01]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 5 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

SportsETFs is an issuer of equity ETFs that have exposure to the sports industry. Let's start by talking about your company, SportsETFs, and the ETF you just launched, the ProSports Sponsors (FANZ).

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ETF links: devouring capitalism [0.00]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 4:17 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]


What are the research questions?

In spite of several efforts by researchers to overcome the estimation-risk problem (the use of estimate inputs based on sample information as if they were representative of the true population) which produces the so-called “wacky weights”, DeMiguel, Garlappi and Uppal (2009) present striking evidence that favors a simple 1/N naıve portfolio strategy.

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Recently I have been discussing possible areas of collaboration with an RIA contact on LinkedIn, who also happens to be very familiar with the hedge fund world.

An equity long/short hedge fund product is one possible solution, but many equity investors are reluctant to consider shorting stocks under any circumstances, even for hedging purposes.

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How to avoid family financial sabotage [0.03]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 11:55 a.m. by Financial Advisor Hub @ [source]

Deciding not to expect repayment can reduce your anxiety.

Regardless of whether you fund a choice or charity situation, it is important to determine how much and how often you're willing to shell out money and whether you will set up repayment terms.

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Stocks in off-shore markets were the top performers among the major asset classes last week, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Equities in developed countries posted the strongest weekly advance, fractionally ahead of stocks in emerging markets.

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