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Traditional asset classes include stocks, bonds, and cash. According to a traditional rule of thumb, the percentage of stock allocation should be equal to 100 minus your age.

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This week’s conversation was especially fun. He is one of the most successful authors in history, has invested in dozens of interesting businesses, and is a Jedi master in the long-lost art of the phone conversation.

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Hot Links: Where Markets Fail [0.27]

Posted on May 30, 2017, 11:10 a.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

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America’s Wars [0.00]

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

The purpose of Memorial Day is to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Which Way Out for Biotech and Real Estate? [0.05]

Posted on May 30, 2017, 10:15 a.m. by Jay On The Markets @ [source]

In the interest of full disclosure the sad truth is that I presently have no answers to the headline question. No predictions, no advice, no recommendations, no example trades, no nothing.

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Beta Convexity [0.05]

Posted on May 30, 2017, 9 a.m. by QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH AND TRADING @ [source]

Around a quarter of a century ago I wrote a paper entitled “Equity Convexity” which – to my disappointment – was rejected as incomprehensible by the finance professor who reviewed it. But perhaps I should not have expected more: novel theories are rarely well received first time around.

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Some Reflections On Japanese Monetary Policy [0.47]

Posted on May 30, 2017, 9 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

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Inflows Of $400M Into 'XLU' [0.16]

Posted on May 30, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

The utilities ETF was a big winner on Friday, May 26.

Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM U.S. Equity 2,338.22 1,640,099.07 0.14% International Equity 235.94 652,476.32 0.04% U.S.

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ETF League Table As Of May 26, 2017 [0.04]

Posted on May 30, 2017, 4 a.m. by HOME @ [source]

 

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One bit of research that Quantifiable Edges has become known for are the many studies I have published on Fed Days.

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Birth of the Solar System [-0.12]

Posted on May 30, 2017, midnight by The Big Picture @ [source]

Join David Kaplan on a virtual-reality tour showing how the sun, the Earth and the other planets came to be.

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Investing in European Stocks is a Forex Bet [0.15]

Posted on May 29, 2017, 8:50 p.m. by Price Action Lab Blog @ [source]

Many financial advisers think that European stocks will outperform U.S. stocks.

The ratio of EZU/SPY rose until FXE reversed course when the financial crisis erupted.

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Confederate Statues & Monuments? [0.14]

Posted on May 29, 2017, 8 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s address regarding Confederacy statues and memorials.

You see, New Orleans is truly a city of many nations, a melting pot, a bubbling cauldron of many cultures.

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Michael Haubrich, CFP and president of the Financial Service Group, cited a middle-age client who borrowed from her 401(k) plan to pursue a different career path that required retraining.

The business owner converted the full balance of his 401(k) to a Roth account, and while this would normally be a taxable event, the taxes were offset by the business loss.

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Scarier than the Living Dead [0.10]

Posted on May 29, 2017, 3:05 p.m. by The Reformed Broker @ [source]

Our current state of affairs – this is an overgeneralization – two versions of the American existence are emerging as separate entities.

One current White House advisor said last year that “2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die.

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VIX manipulation!? [0.09]

Posted on May 29, 2017, 3 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

The CBOE Volatility Index — the VIX — is a measure of expected volatility in the S&P 500 index. CBOE gets an official settlement level of the VIX based on a special monthly settlement auction of S&P 500 options.

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Weekly Trade Summary: May 21 - May 27 [0.00]

Posted on May 29, 2017, 2:03 p.m. by DTR Trading @ [source]

 

Because there are income limits to open a Roth IRA, most people earning high salaries don't believe a Roth IRA is an option. Under the law, a single person with an annual adjusted gross income of $133,000 or more and a married couple making more than $196,000 cannot directly fund a Roth IRA.

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Monday links: organic portfolios [0.00]

Posted on May 29, 2017, 1:23 p.m. by Abnormal Returns @ [source]