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Daily ETF Watch: FlexShares Plans Bond Fund

FlexShares seeks to enter still-uncharted niche in fixed-income...

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US Sector ETF Performance – August 21

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Vanguard the 'king' thanks to Buffett

Investors may be warming up to the stock market, but they're taking the safe way...

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Bespoke CNBC Appearance (8/21/14)

Bespoke's Paul Hickey appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box with Jim O'Shaughnessy on Wednesday morning to discuss the current market rally and more specifically the Consumer Discretionary sector. To view the interview, click on the image...

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Investors Pour Into Vanguard, Eschewing Stock Pickers

Investors are pouring money into Vanguard Group, the epitome of the hands-off approach to investing, flocking to funds that track market indexes and aren't run by stock pickers or star...

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY): Is Soros Aiming For a Big Correction?

Billionaire investor George Soros boosted his position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY)’s Puts by around a sixfold during the second quarter of 2014. With the markets not correcting significantly,...

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A Preventable ETF Trading Hiccup

A cautionary tale: MLPW briefly trades well above its fair...

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Daily ETF Watch: Int’l Dividend Fund Debuts

ProShares rolls out a new dividend ETF derived from the MSCI EAFE...

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US Sector ETF Performance – August 20

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What the iBillionaire ETF Changes Look Like Now

The Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF (NYSEMKT: IBLN) recently made some serious changes to its portfolio, based upon iBillionaire Index changes. The exchange-traded fund has made several changes...

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Vanguard, Eaton Vance chart diverging paths on interest rate risk

With rates set to rise, industry is at odds over risks faced by investors in the bond...

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Talking retirement: A conversation between Vanguard experts and Facebook fans

Two retirement experts at Vanguard, Maria Bruno and Colleen Jaconetti, recently spent their lunch hour answering questions on our Facebook page. Here are a few edited highlights from that...

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Daily ETF Watch: KraneShares’ EM Fund

KraneShares expands its horizons to other emerging markets besides...

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US Sector ETF Performance – August 19

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More Investors Get Help With Oil Change Than 401(k) Advice: Schwab

Investors are also more likely to have someone help them landscape or help with their taxes than get help making their 401(k) investment...

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Housing Starts: Insight From Bespoke

Last month, June Housing Starts registered a large miss, printing at 893,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), versus expectations of 1.02 million SAAR.  But in The Bespoke Report dated 7/18/14, we dove into the underlying data to properly...

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SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF rallies 1.6% premarket after housing data

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Vanguard’s Rise To No. 2 ETF Firm Matters

The ongoing rise of Vanguard in the world of ETFs is a story that keeps giving investors a lot to cheer...

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ETF Watch: FT Launches Multi-Strategy ETF

First Trust rolls out multi-manager, multi-strategy active...

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Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) Finally Admits Its 8% Expense Ratio

Warning:  The SEC Has Determined an 8% Expense Ratio is Hazardous to Your Wealth. Unfortunately, the SEC has not followed the example of the Surgeon General and does not require such warning labels on ETFs and mutual funds.  The Alerian MLP ETF...

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US Sector ETF Performance – August 18

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ETF Commodity Exposure YTD

ETF Commodity Exposure YTD YTD by Attain Capital Here’s our monthly look at the various commodity ETFs and how they track a simple strategy of buying December futures and rolling them annually. Plus, a comparison to Ag Traders and an overall...

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As Kleintop Leaves LPL for Schwab, Is the Firm in a ‘Downward Spiral’?

The latest high-profile departure from LPL "does not bode well" for staff morale, says IBD recruiter Jon...

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Vanguard takes keys to Pimco's bond kingdom

The low-cost provider tops Pimco in bond assets in what may be interpreted as a triumph for index-based...

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Charles Schwab Announces Enhancements to Trading

Charles Schwab (SCHW) acquired Optionsxpress in early 2011, and the company promised to enhance trading functionality for all users based on that merger. This past week, Schwab announced some major upgrades to the trading system for Schwab...

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iShares, Pimco Together Closing 22 ETFs

iShares decides to put an end to its lineup of target-date...

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New Curious Pattern In The ETF Short Data

Even ETF shorts care about...

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ETF Stats for July 2014 – Four New Players Join The Game

Sponsors launched fourteen ETFs and three ETNs in July, bringing the new introduction count to 118 so far this year.  Closure activity has been minimal, with no closures in July and just 24 for the year-to-date period.  The seventeen product...

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Vanguard Looks Like A Bright Spot For Future.

By anandjha89. Read more » »Related Stocks: AVD, FMC, SYT, DD,...

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Vanguard: Quantifying The Impact Of Performance-Chasing

Vanguard’s presentation on quantifying the impact of chasing fund performance. H/T Barry Ritholtz The lure of performance-chasing The refrain “Don’t just sit there, do something!” has become part of daily life. The phrase...

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These 5 ETF Charts Are Killing 'Risk-On' Exhilaration

NEW YORK (ETF Expert) -- Admit it. You are feeling a little bit edgy these days. While you understand that fear is the elixir of investment opportunity, you also recognize that there is little glory for the last person standing on a sinking aircraft...

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iShares and Pimco to shut 22 ETFs

The funds include iShares' target-date lineup and Pimco's foreign-bond...

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Gold ETF Supply and Demand

This is the story of supply and demand within the gold ETF. The difference between supply and demand will in the end move prices! Off chart fundamentals may be the reason for price to move but until the supply or demand battle ... ...

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)’s Big Bear: Is Soros Preparing for a Big Drop?

When George Soros takes a big position, everyone sits back and takes notice. The man who broke the Bank of England is known for not shying away from placing a big bet when he is convinced about something panning out exactly the way he foresees. One...

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Daily ETF Watch: DB Plans Hedged Funds

Deutsche Bank files for 4 interest-rate-hedged bond...

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MUAC iShares 2014 Muni ETF Matures Today

Today, August 15, is the last trading day for iShares 2014 S&P AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (MUAC).  Unlike most of the 404 ETF and ETN closures that preceded it, MUAC’s closure was both expected and well planned.  Since its launch in...

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ETF Scorecard – August 15th Edition

Buyers returned to Wall Street as selling pressures from the prior week finally eased off and left the doors open for the bulls once again. Despite a lack of noteworthy developments, easing tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been enough to welcome...

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Bespoke Featured In WSJ's 50 Best Twitter Follows List

Many thanks to the Wall Street Journal and Katie Martin of the MoneyBeat blog for naming Bespoke one of the 50 Financial Twitter Feeds You Must Follow!  We love Twitter as a platform for discussion and engagement.  Being mentioned on...

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Optimal Monthly Cycle for Sector ETF Momentum Strategy? [PREMIUM]

In response to “Optimal Monthly Cycle for Simple Asset Class ETF Momentum Strategy?”, a subscriber asked about the optimal monthly cycle for “Simple Sector ETF Momentum Strategy”, which each month allocates all...

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BOOK: Obama Had Muslim-Themed 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' Sketch Killed...

BOOK: Obama Had Muslim-Themed 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' Sketch Killed...(Third column, 3rd story, link) ...   Read More >

There Are 2 Simple Reasons Why Young Wall Streeters Are Getting Big Raises

Over the summer Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Bank of America have announced that they will be giving junior bankers — think: analysts and associates under the age of 30 — a pay raise of about 20% to 25%. According to The Wall...   Read More >

China Factory Activity at Three-Month Low

China factory activity weakened in August to a three-month low according to a closely watched manufacturing index, undercutting momentum as the world's second-largest economy struggles to find its...   Read More >

Carl Icahn Moves On Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

Icahn revealed an 8.48% stake in an SEC filing, taking full advantage of Hertz’s price dip following yesterday’s lowered guidanceCarl Icahn has an 8.48% stake (38,800,000 shares) in Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ) according to a just...   Read More >

Hot Links: Pitchforks are Coming

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning… Europe sucks.  (BusinessInsider) AEP: Europe is no longer a recession, but a depression.  (Telegraph) Bank of America settling all mortgage claims for $17 billion, the largest corporate fine...   Read More >

Name Calling at the NYT: Argentina and the Vultures

For some reason the folks at the NYT business desk are having a hard time understanding what is going with the dispute over Argentine debt. An article today refers to the hedge funds that have forced Argentina into a second default as "holdout...   Read More >

The Daily Docket: Lehman Brokerage Appeals Barclays Ruling

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s brokerage is asking a U.S. court to reconsider its ruling affirming Barclays PLC’s right to billions of dollars in disputed assets, saying the decision throws into question the integrity of bankruptcy...   Read More >

Links for 8-21-14

Inequality Delusions - Paul Krugman Naive Keynesianism to Keep You from Believing - Brad DeLong Nominal GDP targeting for developing nations - vox The Middle Class Isn’t Buying Talk About Economic Good Times - NYT Fed to give clearer signal on...   Read More >

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Up 2.4% in July

Sales of previously owned homes rose in July to their highest level since last September, the latest sign that the U.S. housing recovery has regained its footing after a shaky stretch following last year's jump in mortgage...   Read More >

Hawks Crying Wolf

Inflation is always just around the...   Read More >