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  1. Markets Vulnerable to Volatility Spikes: BAML

    August 23, 2016
    A Bank of America Merrill Lynch report shows two potentially dangerous assumptions: that the VIX will stay low, and that ...
  2. Return Analysis: Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV)

    August 23, 2016
    Investors who intend to build up exposure to the US healthcare industry may have an interest in the largest US-traded XLV ...
  3. American Funds Shedding Dividend Payers for Growth (BABA, MO)

    August 23, 2016
    American Funds, with $1.3T in AUM, is shifting towards a growth strategy.
  4. Davis Advisors Set to Launch 3 ETFs

    August 23, 2016
    Davis has filed with the SEC to add 3 ETFs to its asset management arsenal.
  5. Vanguard Tops Fund Flows So Far in 2016

    August 20, 2016
    Index fund giant Vanguard has raked in the most assets this year, while Franklin Templeton has seen the largest outflows.
  6. Why Paul Tudor Jones is Bearish on U.S. Stocks

    August 18, 2016
    Ready for the fall? Hedge fund luminary Paul Tudor Jones has put options on almost $6B worth of U.S. equities.
  7. Why Fewer Breakaway Brokers are Joining RIAs

    August 18, 2016
    The trend of brokers breaking away from their broker-dealers to sign on with an RIA has started to wane. Here's why.
  8. Luxury Brand Retailers Face Strong Headwinds (RL)

    August 17, 2016
    Luxury brands are feeling the pinch from slower global economic growth and the shift towards e-commerce.
  9. Company Insiders Aren’t Buying Stock: Should You?

    August 16, 2016
    Purchases of company stock by insiders is on the decline. Is this a warning sign?
  10. Fed Minutes, Post-Brexit Data Highlight the Week Ahead (WMT, HD)

    August 14, 2016
    The Fed will release July's meeting minutes this week as the labor market strengthens.
  11. Soros, Branson Say Brexit is Doomsday

    August 11, 2016
    What kind of impact will the U.K's Brexit decision have on world markets? Some leading investors think it spells doom for ...
  12. Why Roth IRA Investors Tend to be More Aggressive

    August 11, 2016
    New data from the Investment Company Institute highlights the differences between Roth and IRA holders.
  13. Brazil's Stock Market Way Up Despite Struggling Economy

    August 8, 2016
    Funds featuring Brazilian equities are among the top performers this year
  14. Is the Market Due for Correction Soon?

    August 6, 2016
    More analysts are now saying that the market may be ready to make a big retreat.
  15. Brexit's Effect on the Market

    August 5, 2016
    As the aftermath of Brexit shows, the market can calm down after reacting quickly to big news. Investors should keep this ...
  16. New International High Dividend and Low Volatility ETF - LVHI

    August 5, 2016
    The newly issued LVHI ETF focuses on securities in developed markets with low price, low volatility, and a high yield that ...
  17. Volatility Index Plunges Post Brexit

    August 1, 2016
    After the Brexit crisis, the volatility index has plunged.
  18. 5 Top Ranked Cities for Millionaires

    July 31, 2016
    When it comes to the number of millionaires as a percentage of overall population, Europe calls itself home to a large portion ...
  19. New Social Security Bill Raises Payroll Tax Cap

    July 29, 2016
    Social Security needs to fixed, and a Republican-led bill aims to do just that by raising taxes and the retirement age—distasteful ...
  20. Hacker Assaults on DNC Show Importance of Cyber Security

    July 27, 2016
    Investopedia tech columnist David Garrity notes that if a U.S. Presidential election is fair game to cyber warfare, one can ...
  21. How to Mine Ethereum on Your Computer

    July 25, 2016
    You can get ether by buying it on the open market, accepting it as payment--or by mining it yourself. Here is how to do the ...
  22. Understanding Smart Contracts

    July 25, 2016
    What are smart contracts and are they the future of contractual agreements?
  23. Brexit's Woes: Manufacturing Optimism Plunges

    July 25, 2016
    The Confederation of British Industry's quarterly survey of business sentiment dropped to 2009 recession levels.
  24. The Week Ahead: July 25-29, 2016

    July 24, 2016
    A look at the coming week's news and happenings in business and financial markets.
  25. SEC Pay-to-Play Rule in Spotlight with Pence Nom

    July 21, 2016
    The SEC pay-to-play rule, which limits campaign contributions from financial advisors, is especially relevant with Governor ...
  26. Ethereum Reaches Consensus to Hard Fork, Fixing DAO Hack

    July 19, 2016
    The Ethereum community made the controversial decision to "hard fork", i.e. to burn the village to save it.
  27. U.S. Economy: Signs of Strength

    July 18, 2016
    A lengthening list of recent economic data suggests that the U.S. economy may be on stronger footing that it appeared after ...
  28. Why Utility Stocks Are No Longer a Safe Haven

    July 14, 2016
    Utility stocks have been the best performing sector in the S&P 500 Index so far this year but many believe they are now ...
  29. Bank of England Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged

    July 13, 2016
    The decision is sure to disappoint markets which rallied before the announcement.
  30. Life After the Presidency: Barack Obama in Silicon Valley?

    July 11, 2016
    With so many politicians already in high powered tech jobs, the President would not be the first politician to make the switch ...
  31. Currencies Will Drive Equities In 2H, Schwab Says

    July 11, 2016
    Charles Schwab Chief Global Investment Strategist says currency movements will play a role in global equity performance in ...
  32. Panama Canal Reopens: Will this Change Global Commerce?

    June 28, 2016
    The Canal is 40% of Panama's GDP. After $5.25 billion, delays and cost overruns, ships can once again traverse from the Pacific ...
  33. Brexit Continues to Impact Markets on Monday

    June 27, 2016
    Asian bourses see recovery but Europe continues to trade in red. US futures promise a 0.5% drop.
  34. Talking to Your Clients about the Brexit

    June 24, 2016
    The Brexit is a great time to reach out and let clients know you are on top of the situation and that you are there to address ...
  35. Investors Soak Up Cash At Record Levels

    June 15, 2016
    Cash is king again as investors flee negative yields.
  36. E*Trade Builds Its Own RoboAdvisor (ETFC)

    June 8, 2016
    E*Trade's product, known as Adaptive Portfolio, will offer a combination of active and passive investment strategies
  37. Gig Economy Created All Net New Jobs Since 2005

    June 2, 2016
    If you're feeling that your employment situation is more precarious than it was a decade ago, you're not alone.
  38. More People Now Living with Parents, Bucking 150-yr Trend

    May 26, 2016
    Faced with deteriorating economic conditions and rising costs of starting a family, more and more millenials are moving back ...
  39. SWIFT's New 5-Part Customer Security Program

    May 25, 2016
    The beleaguered global financial system SWIFT announced a new security program in response to multiple hacks on its international ...
  40. Should You Invest in Low Volatility Funds?

    May 20, 2016
    Low volatility funds have gained steam in the past year as they have outperformed markets. Are they still a good idea?
  41. Senate Passes Bill to Allow Lawsuits Against Terror Nations

    May 19, 2016
    The bill would allow Americans to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the 9/11 attacks.
  42. Fed Minutes: Probability of June Rate Hike Soars

    May 18, 2016
    Expectations of an interest rate hike in June spiked following the release on Wednesday of minutes from the FOMC's April ...
  43. Why Passive Bond Funds Still Outpace Active Ones

    May 17, 2016
    There are some actively-managed bond funds that are beating their respective benchmarks, the majority of them are falling ...
  44. The Next Financial Crisis: Housing or Equities?

    May 17, 2016
    Here are one expert's big-picture predictions for the housing market, oil stocks, and more.
  45. Panama Papers Names Emma Watson, Emilio Estevez, Other Celebs

    May 11, 2016
    If you're mad at David Cameron, brace yourself to be mad at Hermione Granger as well. And possibly one Charlie's Angel. And ...
  46. Affirm Expands into Personal Finance with Acquisition of Budgeting App Sweep

    May 5, 2016
    The online lending platform, Affirm, will follow other FinTech companies seeking to attract daily users via a one-stop shop ...
  47. Investors Inject $30 Million into Indian Real Estate Platform NestAway

    May 5, 2016
    NestAway, an Indian home rental startup, utilizes the sharing economy model while targeting a growing middle class of young ...
  48. Marijuana Startups Projected to Rake in the Green in 2016

    May 4, 2016
    The booming industry is predicted to gross $6.7 billion in legal retail sales in 2016.
  49. How This Mattress Company Reached a $555 Million Valuation in Less Than Two Years

    April 29, 2016
    We can learn a lot from the product and marketing strategies of this innovative NYC-based startup which penetrated a saturated, ...
  50. Current Bull Market Now the Second Longest

    April 29, 2016
    The current bull market is now the second-longest in history. How does it stack up?
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