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U.s. stocks have been on the decline on Tuesday following two days of fresh all-time highs after President Trump issued words of caution on China trade talks, paring some gains from prior days. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there’s still a long way to go to reach a deal with China, threatening to slap tariffs
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Amazon, who is getting ready to move thousands of its employees from its headquarters in Seattle to new digs in Bellevue Washington, after a tax issue over new business, said it will train up to 100,000 employees, or one-third of its U.S. workers, into more skilled labor, company officials announced Thursday. The decision, which accompanies
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Many investors like the higher yields and additional income associated with high-yield corporate bonds, but some do not like the increased volatility that comes with this corner of the bond market. The IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: HYLV) is an exchange traded fund offers them a potentially less volatile approach to junk-rated
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The ever growing ETF universe just hit another major milestone, crossing over the $4 trillion threshold of assets under management, and the growth does not seem to be slowing any time soon. According to ETFdb data, there are 2,286 U.S.-listed exchange traded products with a little over $4 trillion in assets under management after attracting
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Value stocks have had a hard time in recent years, and this persistent underperformance is putting traditional and long-held ideas at risk of being thrown out and discarded. Terms like “value investing is dead” are starting to be thrown around along with the typical clichés like “new paradigm”, “structural change”, and “new normal”. But we’ve
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Despite oil prices rising by over 15% in 2017, with a push to move electric vehicles into the fore, we set a record for gasoline demand, at time when we were supposed to be moving away from it. Over the last couple of years oil has been trading in roughly the same region, at about
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In December of last year I initially presented Investor AB (IVXSF, OTCPK:IVSBF). At that time I came to the conclusion that the company offered a quality portfolio at a reasonable price (albeit there had already been times when it was relatively cheaper). The share price climbed a further 16 percent since. Today I will take
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It must be said that June was certainly an interesting month for the markets as the price of essentially everything was up over the month. Most sources in the financial press attributed this to faith that the Federal Reserve would be reversing course on interest rates and will soon begin to drop them. Indeed, the
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A smart beta exchange traded fund strategy stood out the past week as investors who were seeking to capitalize on the renewed confidence for riskier assets looked to diversify their portfolios with an alternative take on the U.S. markets. The Invesco Russell 1000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF (Cboe: OMFL) was the most popular ETF play of
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Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the PIMCO High Income Fund (PHK) as an investment option at its current market price. PHK has had a volatile spring, on the backdrop of a distribution cut which sent the share price spiraling downward. While the fund has recovered a bit since that time,
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The Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund (IGD) looks to be another in a long line of funds marketed to investors based on income but generating sub-par total returns and poor risk-adjusted returns. Investors, even those seeking income, are best served looking elsewhere. IGD Overview and Performance IGD is a closed-end fund that,
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Employees of FAS component Goldman Sachs (GS) enjoying a coffee break (credit: Goldman Sachs) Portfolio Armor’s Current Top Name: FAS Portfolio Armor’s universe includes every security with options traded on it in the U.S., so it includes exchange traded products such as Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares ETF (FAS). Every trading day, after conducting
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U.S. markets were up significantly Monday morning following the G20 summit this past weekend, where attention was focused on a meeting between the leaders of the United States and China, who are embroiled in a protracted trade war. Most analysts and economists expected a lot of posturing and not much action. But surprisingly, the two
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