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The Bespoke Report — 12/2/16

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PIMCO Settles Charges of Misleading Investors About ETF Performance

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that investment management firm Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) agreed to retain an independent compliance consultant and pay nearly $20 million to settle charges that it misled...

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the Bespoke 50 — 12/2/16

Every Thursday, Bespoke publishes its “Bespoke 50” list of top growth stocks in the Russell 3,000.  Our “Bespoke 50” portfolio is made up of the 50 stocks that fit a proprietary growth screen that we created a...

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ETF Trends: Hedge – 12/2/16

Oil is the best-performing global asset class over the last week, up over 10% using ETFs USO and DBO as proxies. Energy stocks, especially high-beta oil service ETFs, have also benefited significantly. Broad commodity indices have also done well with...

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PIMCO to Pay SEC Nearly $20M for Misleading Total Return ETF Investors

PIMCO didn’t tell investors that the fund’s initial surge was driven by a strategy that wasn’t sustainable, the SEC...

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Chemists officially add new elements to the periodic table

Kids have to memorize four new elements, now that the powers that be in the world of chemistry have expanded the periodic table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has accepted the official names for elements 113, 115, 117 and...

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Pimco To Pay $20M Over Misleading Investors About ETF Performance

The SEC said Pimco overstated the ETF's value and provided "misleading" reasons for the fund's early...

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ETF Winners & Losers

You can follow our pithy comments on twitter and like us on facebook. A list of winners and losers Thursday feature Energy (XLE) and Financials (XLF). The former are rising Read more... ...

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ETF Trends: US Indices & Styles – 12/1/16

Natural gas, crude oil, and anything related to Energy has surged over the last few days thanks to OPEC’s decision to cut output. Italy, Singapore, and gold miners have also performed pretty well while banks are up over 2% over the past couple...

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Pimco to pay $20 million over misleading investors about ETF: U.S. SEC

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pacific Management Investment Co (Pimco) will pay $20 million to settle charges that it misled investors about the performance of a top exchange-traded fund it manages, U.S. regulators said on Thursday. ...

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Bespoke’s Sector Snapshot — 12/1/16

We’ve just released our weekly Sector Snapshot report (see a sample here) for Bespoke Premium and Bespoke Institutional members.  Please log-in here to view the report if you’re already a member.  If you’re not yet...

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Is The PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (QQQ) A Good ETF To Buy?

Insider Monkey finished processing more than 700 13F filings made by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we are going to take a look at smart money...

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ETF Pick of the Month: Mean Reversion in Former Tech Leaders

ETFdb.com is recommending a new long position for the month ahead. This trade is intended as a mean reversion trade following the market’s surprise reaction after Trump’s equally surprising win. As always, investors of all experience levels...

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Bespoke’s Consumer Pulse Report — November 2016

Bespoke’s Consumer Pulse Report is an analysis of a huge consumer survey that we run each month.  Our goal with this survey is to track trends across the economic and financial landscape in the US.  Using the results from our...

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ETF Pick of the Month: Don’t Fight the Trump Trade

ETFdb.com is recommending a new short position for the month ahead. This short recommendation looks to position investors on one of the losing sides of the post-election Trump trade. Below we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new...

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Bespoke Model Portfolio Update – 12/1/16

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Highlights from Vanguard's 2017 global economic and investment outlook

Vanguard's economic team shares its summary of projections about the various market and economic events the coming year may bring, plus the challenges and opportunities for...

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WisdomTree Working to Balance Its Growth

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Massive Short Squeeze - U.S. Oil ETF (USO)

You can follow our pithy comments on twitter and like us on facebook. We posted USO (U.S. Oil ETF) two days ago. You’ll note the Read more... ...

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Schwab Live: Midweek Market Trend for November 30, 2016

by Lee BohlNovember 30, 2016 While the post-election rally in the U.S. stock market has grabbed many traders’ attention, there have been some interesting developments in other markets as well.  ...

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OPEC Tensions Sending Oil On A Ride; A Few ETF's To Play The Move

On Tuesday Iran wrote a letter to Saudi Arabia asking them to curtail their oil production by as much as 1 million barrels a day, which is much more than the Saudi's are willing to cut production according to Reuter's sources. That news sent...

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SPDR Financial ETF climbs 0.7% premarket as oil price jump helps boost Treasury yields

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This Weeks ETF Launches: A Kick To The Core, A Reboot and An Emerging Dividend Play

With the final month of 2016 quickly approaching, the number of new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has slowed to a crawl. ...

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SPDR Energy ETF surges 3.4% premarket after oil prices jump

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ETF Trends: International – 11/29/16

Oil plunged today ahead of tomorrow’s OPEC announcement, with markets positioning for no agreement on production cuts by the cartel. Exploration and production companies, MLPs, and other related ETFs litter the list of the worst performers over...

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Trader shorts oil ETF ahead of eagerly awaited OPEC meeting

One trader shorts an oil ETF as he believes the commodity will...

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Bespoke Stock Scores: 11/29/16

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CEO and Chief Strategist of ACSI Funds on Their New Customer Satisfaction ETF

Unique ETFs are being launched on a weekly basis. However, never has there been an ETF that claims to track an economic indicator, until now. ACSI Funds have released a new ETF on November 1, 2016, the American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF...

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Hedge Funds Poured Into the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (IBB) in Q3

Our extensive research has shown that imitating the smart money can generate significant returns for retail investors, which is why we track more than 700 prominent money managers and analyze their quarterly 13F filings. The stocks that are heavily...

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ETF Trends: US Sectors & Groups – 11/28/16

Metals and steel have come surging back over the past week after a brief selloff, with most industrial metals making new highs in the last few days. EMs like South Africa, Brazil, and China have also rallied on weakening USD price action. The weaker...

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High Yield ETF flows become more volatile

The iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, the largest high-yield ETF, in terms of daily net fund flows, has seen more instances of large outflows in 2016 than it had in 2015 or...

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Bespoke Stock Seasonality: 11/28/16

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Is Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW) Worthy of Your Portfolio?

Insider Monkey finished processing more than 700 13F filings made by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we are going to take a look at the smart money...

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ETF links: really focused funds

LInksHow well run is your ETF? (etf.com)The forthcoming Gabelli Media Mogul NextShares ETF will only buy shares in John Malone-related companies. (bloomberg.com)Virtu wants the SEC to look at the challenges of ETF trading at or near the close....

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US Sector ETF Performance – Nov 25

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Bespoke Brunch Reads: 11/27/16

Welcome to Bespoke Brunch Reads — a linkfest of the favorite things we read over the past week.  The links are mostly market related, but there are some other interesting subjects covered as well.  We hope you...

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Saturday assorted links

1. Me on Trump and Carrier on NPR. 2. What does profit repatriation really mean? 3. Is the internet ruining or improving TV? 4. Simmons and Gladwell on the future of football. 5. A very good tweet storm about books and reading. 6. “The average...   Read More >


The Identity-Equals-Causation Fallacy, Yet Again

You’d think a trade deficit would be a trade deficit, but you’re wrong.  For many economists, a trade deficit is actually a current account surplus in disguise.  Yes, US imports exceed exports, but according to this crowd it...   Read More >


When The Ridiculous Is Ominous

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Video Of The Week: Jeff Lawson on Having Conviction

I came across this talk by Jeff Lawson, Founder/CEO of our portfolio company Twilio. It is about having conviction and not relying completely on things like A/B testing to make decisions. It’s very good (and only 18 mins long). ...   Read More >