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Charles Goldman recruits his one-time Schwab lieutenant to be his right-hand woman at AssetMark

Cathy Clauson fills newly created position related to TAMP sales Cathy Clauson will act as the connective tissue between sales and the C-suite When David S. Pottruck made the mind-boggling decision to...

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Schwab Agrees to Drop Effort to Prevent Class-Action Lawsuits

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street's self-regulator, said on Thursday that the discount brokerage firm had also agreed to pay a $500,000...

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U.S. Sector ETF Performance – April 24

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Schwab pays $500,000 to settle Finra dispute over class action waivers

Regulator overturns a hearing panel's decision that would have allowed Schwab to block customers from bringing class...

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Charles Schwab Is a Fast Growing Stock

By victorselva. Read more » »Check out Arnold Van Den Berg Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Arnold Van Den Berg (Updated on 04/23/2014), Check out Frank Sands Stock Picks » Download...

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FINRA Reverses Schwab Class Action Waiver Decision

FINRA's Board found that Schwab violated FINRA rules by including class action waivers in customer account...

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Fiduciaries: Steer Clear of T. Rowe, Fidelity and Vanguard TDFs

New book by Ron Surz and others warns against following the crowd with funds that over-allocate to equities, putting millions of Americans' retirement at...

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Regulation Holds Back ETF Liquidity

Laws require creation baskets for funds to be at least $1 million in size, which hurts smaller, less liquid...

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2 Former Leading Stocks To Sell Short Into The Bounce (And 1 Short ETF)

Since bouncing off their April 11 lows, both the NASDAQ and S&P 500 have scored six straight days of gains.To the casual observer lacking any knowledge of technical analysis, it may appear as though the market pullback of the past month is over...

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EG Shares Adds Blue Chip ETF (BCHP); iShares Debuts Yield-Optimized ETF (BYLD)

U.S. equities got off to a relatively good start this week, bolstered by upbeat corporate earnings. Halliburton, Hasbro, United Technologies, Travelers, and Comcast managed to beat analysts’ EPS and revenue estimates. On Wednesday, however,...

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The Difference Between ETF Indexes

by Michael IachiniApril 24, 2014   Not all ETF indexes are built the same. Does it matter? ...

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Schwab Sector Views: Sticking with the Consumer…For Now

by Brad SorensenApril 24, 2014 Schwab Sector Views reflect a three- to six-month outlook and are appropriate for investors looking for tactical ideas. We typically update our views every two weeks so check back often for the most recent view.  ...

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Daily ETF Watch: Bond, MLP ETFs Launching

iShares and Barclays are rolling out new takes on fixed income and MLP ETFs...

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U.S. Sector ETF Performance – April 23

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Schwab Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates as Earnings Jump

Charles Schwab (SCHW) reported first quarter earnings that bested analysts estimates by two cents per share. Schwab earned 24 cents per share in the fiscal first quarter, which was almost 60% higher than the same quarter a year ago. Revenue jumped 15...

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Build An ETF Portfolio With $1,000

If you're scared that $1,000 is too little to begin investing – let alone create a portfolio – you'd be...

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BXDB: Barclays Short Leveraged ETN+ Triggers Early Termination

Its official name was Barclays ETN+ Short B Leveraged Exchange Traded Notes Linked to the Performance of the S&P 500 Total Return Index (BXDB).  What the name didn’t tell you was the magnitude of the leverage, that the leverage was...

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DRV (Real Estate Bear 3x ETF): IWR Bearish Watchlist

This is a short-term trade setup. If the Bullish Falling Wedge pans out it should result in a sharp rebound with a potential target in the range 46.16 (Gap) - 47.28 (Last lower high) ... ...

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Blue Chip EM ETF Live

Emerging Global Advisors’ latest ETF is looking to tap into a resurging emerging...

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4 Keys To Picking The Right ETF

ETF choices abound, but picking the right fund makes all the difference. Here’s how to do...

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U.S. Sector ETF Performance – April 22

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New ETF promises income even as rates rise

Exposure to variable-rate preferred stocks offers dividend income stream that moves with...

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Direxion Insights: How to Deal with Volatility in 2014

As investors grow more familiar with the exchange-traded product structure, many have started to utilize these instruments for tactical exposure and not just as buy-and-hold building blocks in their portfolios. After equity markets logged a stellar...

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Bespoke CNBC Appearance (4/22)

Bespoke's Paul Hickey appeared on CNBC's Street Signs with Brian Sullivan and Melissa Lee yesterday (4/21) to discuss the recent sell-off in biotech stocks and its potential impact (or lack thereof) on the broader market.  To view the...

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ETF Market Intel: Thailand Weighs Rate Cut

Political unrest, rather than the economy, has weighed on the single-country...

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Thailand ETF In Focus On Rate Decision

Political unrest, rather than the economy, has weighed on the single-country...

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Daily ETF Watch: Mutual Fund Plans ETNs

Barclays Bank is looking to roll out a MLP ETN with a familiar mutual fund...

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Latest ETF Fee War: SCHF vs. VEA

Two great funds duke it out on fees, but holding costs tell a different...

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U.S. Sector ETF Performance – April 21

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ETF Watch: AdvisorShares Plans Floater ETF

AdvisorShares files for an actively managed floating-rate bond...

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ETF Market Intel: Golv Miners Vs. Gold

Gold mining ETF performance does not correlate with bullion...

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Daily ETF Watch: Schwab Cuts Expense Ratio

‘Chuck’ is once again taking his fees down a...

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Daily ETF Watch: Schwab Slashes Fees

‘Chuck’ is once again taking his fees down a...

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3 Ways to Build an All-Index ETF Portfolio

by Michael IachiniApril 21, 2014 An index ETF-only portfolio can be a straightforward yet flexible investment solution. ...

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Nadig: iShares’ Change Good For ETF Investors

BlackRock makes a subtle change to its securities-lending program that all investors should...

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Nadig: iShares’ Great Sec-Lending News

BlackRock makes a subtle change to its securities-lending program that all investors should...

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Breaking down the role of the ETF strategist

Strategists face deeper scrutiny and new pressures to add value as advisers pump billions into managed-ETF...

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The Good ETF (Kind Of)

The Good ETF, Part 2 (sort of) by David Merkel, CFA of Aleph Blog About 4.5 years ago, I wrote a short piece called The Good ETF.  I’ll quote the summary: Good ETFs are: Small compared to the pool that they fish in Follow...

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The artisan's friend crafting big profit from bespoke goods

New Craftsmen founder Mark Henderson tells why British artists need...

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Bespoke Luxury Submarine Awaits Its Inaugural Honeymoon Couple

SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- When it comes to dreaming up a one-of-a-kind honeymoon, nearly everything has been done. But not quite everything. If money is no object, Oliver's Travels has come up with what may very well be the final frontier for...

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ETF Scorecard – April 18th Edition

Bullish pressures returned to Wall Street, following a choppy finish to the week prior. Major equity indexes were able to rebound modestly after investors digested better-than-expected retail sales data along with upbeat Philly Fed numbers. Volatility...

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Blog Post: TheAlephBlog: The Good ETF, Part 2 (sort of)

About 4.5 years ago, I wrote a short piece called The Good ETF.  I’ll quote the summary:read...

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The Good ETF, Part 2 (sort of)

About 4.5 years ago, I wrote a short piece called The Good ETF.  I’ll quote the summary:Good ETFs are:Small compared to the pool that they fish inFollow broad themesDo not rely on irreplicable assetsStorable, they do not require a...

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Drinking Age Is Past Its Prime

That's the title of Camille Paglia's latest op-ed in Time. As I mentioned a few years ago, she must be one of the last critical thinkers left in the Democratic Party. She correctly identified many of the fatal flaws of the Obama administration...   Read More >

Apple’s Stock Surges In After-Hours Trading Following Earnings Beat, Promise To Return More Cash To Investors

The market likes what Apple reported today, sending its share up more than 7% in after-hours trading. The company reported an earnings beat today, with $45.6 billion in revenue, $10.2 billion in net profit, or $11.62 in earnings per share. Analysts...   Read More >

Jim Cramer: With Bubble Talk, Consider the Source

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- How did it come to the point that we now get our opinions from investment letters from managers who lost money in the first quarter? How is it that we now bank with managers who tell us there is a tech bubble brewing without...   Read More >

Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Durable Goods, Kansas City Mfg Survey

Nick Timiraos at the WSJ has some excerpts from a research note by Goldman Sachs economists: Why Credit Is Key for the Housing Recovery The Goldman economists say they expect new home sales to reach 800,000 units by 2017, up from 430,000 last year, based...   Read More >

Exactly Like 7 Years Ago? 2014 Is Turning Out To Be Eerily Similar To 2007

The similarities between 2007 and 2014 continue to pile up.  As you are about to see, U.S. home sales fell dramatically throughout 2007 even as the mainstream media, our politicians and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke promised us that...   Read More >

By Sheer Coincidence, Conservative Martyrs Keep Turning Out to Be Huge Racists

Earlier this month, I argued that racial resentment partially explains the political durability of the GOP's position on Medicaid expansion and voting rights, and that the debate...   Read More >

French Telecom Company Does Biggest Junk Bond Sale Ever; Bidding Wars for Junk; AOL Flashback

With central bankers globally suppressing interest rates, the such for yield elsewhere is on. One of the places investors have turned is speculative junk bond offerings.Please consider French Company Does Biggest Junk Bond Sale Ever. Numericable (NUM),...   Read More >

Links for 4-24-14

Piketty Day Here at Berkeley - Brad DeLong The Fault Lines Along Fast Lanes - Digitopoly Social upheaval - Understanding Society Targeting wage inflation - mainly macro Closing the US-EU productivity gap - vox Policy Paradoxes in the New Keynesian Model...   Read More >

Caterpillar Inc. Earnings Beat Estimates; UPS Disappoints

Caterpillar raised its earnings outlook for 2014 while UPS expects its earnings to be at the low-end of its full year guidance rangeCaterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), the largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, reported earnings that...   Read More >

Here's a Great Argument for Easing Up on Professional Licensing Restrictions

Adrianna McIntyre has a fascinating little tidbit up today about how Medicaid expansion affects access to health care. Here's the question: By increasing demand for doctors, is it likely to result in longer wait times for everyone? A trio of...   Read More >