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New Direxion ETFs Are for Dividend Lovers and Conservatives

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Exchange-traded funds are more popular by the day, but not all of these baskets of stocks in a particular sector bring value to investors.  Brian Jacobs, president of Direxion Investments, wants to change that...

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US Sector ETF Performance – March 31

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US Sector ETF Performance – March 30

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Think B.I.G. From Bespoke Has Moved

Thank you for visiting our free Think B.I.G. blog site!  If you've reached this site looking for fresh content from Bespoke Investment Group, please visit our new Think B.I.G. page at   If you...

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Exclusive: Schwab robo-adviser crosses half-billion dollar mark

Retail investors respond in large numbers to the Intelligent Portfolios...

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U.S. Dollar, Commodities and the Gold Miners GDXJ ETF Analysis

In this Weekend Report I would like to show you some charts for Natural gas, oil and the GDXJ. First though lets take a quick look at the US dollar and the Euro which have started to consolidate their most recent near straight line moves. The monthly...

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ETF Scorecard – March 27th Edition

To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. ...

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The 6 basic elements of a thriving relationship

Esther Perel, relationship therapist and author of Mating in Captivity, explains the overlap of innate values we desire in our romantic partners and office colleagues.  Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis. Camera by Jason Gaines. Follow...

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IRA Insights: Vanguard research shines light on investor behavior

Nearly four out of every ten U.S. households own an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Are they maximizing their IRA contributions and what are the trends around IRA use? Each month Vanguard researchers analyze the trends to see if these investors are...

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Simple Asset Class ETF Value Strategy [PREMIUM]

Does a simple relative value strategy applied to tradable asset class proxies produce attractive results? To investigate, we test a simple strategy on the following three asset class exchange-traded funds (ETF), plus cash: 3-month Treasury...

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US Sector ETF Performance – March 26

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BlackRock, Morningstar and Ric Edelman Team Up For New ETF

The iShares Exponential Technologies ETF (XT) that launched this week is an unusual collaboration between a noted financial advisor, a respected financial research firm and the global leader in exchange-traded funds. What it offers investors, according...

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Will This Upgrade Help Charles Schwab (SCHW) Stock Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Barclays upgraded Charles Schwab Corp.  to "overweight" from "underweight" on Thursday. The analyst firm set a $34 price target for the investment brokerage company. Barclays analyst...

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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, ASML, Schwab, GoPro, Kraft, Netflix, Red Hat and More

Thursday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades include Apple, ASML, Charles Schwab, GoPro, Kraft Foods, Netflix and Red...

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Analysts' Actions -- IHS, Kraft Foods, Netflix, Charles Schwab and More

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES Flotek Industries was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: FTK Ratings Report. Francescas was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the...

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Global perspective from a Vanguard fund manager

James Anderson and Kave Sigaroudinia of Baillie Gifford explains its philosophy of generating long-term investment...

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Charles Schwab stock price target raised to $34 from $25 at Barclays

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Schwab Foundation and Harvard Kennedy School Launch the First-Ever Executive Education Course for Late-Stage Social Entrepreneurs

Teaser:  The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Harvard Kennedy School introduce the first bespoke executive education course on Social Entrepreneurship, titled “The Art and...

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Is Vanguard Passively Owning 20% Of Stocks A Risk?

The March 24rd edition of Morningstar’s Rekenthaler Report takes a closer look at fund king Vanguard, and columnist John Rekenthaler tackles the question of whether the mind-boggling growth and dominant position of the fund firm poses any...

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US Sector ETF Performance – March 25

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Lattice Launches Global Small Cap Strategy ETF (ROGS)

Industry newcomer Lattice Strategies expanded its product suite this week with the launch of the Global Small Cap Strategy ETF (ROGS). ...

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Vanguard snubs outsiders in digital advice

As firms like Schwab and Vanguard build more online portfolios, money managers face an 'open architecture'...

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The Fed has basically infiltrated Wall Street board meetings

After the financial crisis, U.S. regulators faced criticism for not adequately supervising Wall Street management and started to boost their oversight. Now, they're keeping an eye on the banks' board members, too. The Fed and the OCC have...   Read More >

U.S. Inflation Undershoots the Fed’s 2% Target for the 34th Straight Month

The Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation in February fell short of the central bank’s 2% target for the 34th straight month. The price index for personal consumption expenditures was up only 0.3% from a year earlier, the...   Read More >

REPORT: Two former Federal agents are being charged with Bitcoin money laundering

The New York Times is reporting that two former Federal agents, who both worked on the Silk Road case, are going to be charged with Bitcoin money laundering. "The former agents are Carl Mark Force IV, who worked for the Drug Enforcement...   Read More >

Iran Is Similar To Nazi Germany, Says James Woolsey

Former CIA Director James Woolsey was interviewed on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday, and he was less than sanguine about the ongoing nuclear negotiations between the West and Iran. Woolsey argues that even if a deal is...   Read More >

Majority of Hires Never Report Looking for a Job

In conventional models of the labor market, unemployed people search for jobs and respond to job openings posted by employers (as in Mortensen and Pissarides 1994). However, job search is not limited to just those currently without jobs. Each month,...   Read More >

Tuesday: Case-Shiller House Prices, Chicago PMI

From the WSJ: Fed’s Fischer Floats Ideas for Regulating Shadow Banks The Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official floated a series of ideas for regulating nonbank financial companies, the latest indication that top U.S. policy makers are focusing on...   Read More >

How To Trade Tesla Motors Inc, Pandora Media, GoPro Inc

Tesla Motors, Pandora Media and GoPro all had big announcements recently, although their stocks haven’t moved much. The lack of movement may be opening up opportunities for investors who are interested in the companies, according to Wall Street...   Read More >

Ben Bernanke Blog Blogging

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Facebook Page Analyser from Locowise Gives Page Admins Point of Reference

Facebook page administrators can turn to the social network’s page insights to see how their pages are performing, but how can they tell whether their numbers are strong or lacking? Facebook Page Analyser, a new tool from social...   Read More >

Tesla New Product Expected To Be Home Battery, But Watch For Potential Solar Tie In

Tesla Motors’ new product offering, scheduled to be unveiled April 30, will be a battery innovation, says a note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), and this innovation won’t do much for the company in the near term. Tesla battery...   Read More >