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HI/LO Indicators: VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (KOL)

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Even Buffett Can't Beat an ETF and Other Nonsense

It is dangerous to dismiss active management after value investing has had a ~8-year cold streakCheck out Warren Buffett Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Warren Buffett (Updated on...

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Rob Arnott – Timing Smart Beta – Presentation And Q&A

Contrarian timing—emphasizing factors or strategies that are trading cheap relative to their own historical norms, and deemphasizing the more expensive factors or strategies—can improve performance. Unfortunately, most investors already...

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Bespoke Stock Seasonality: 10/24/16

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Masters In Business: Bill McNabb, Vanguard Group

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Bill McNabb, chief executive officer and chairman of Vanguard Group. McNabb is one of our few repeat guests; you can hear the prior conversation here. He just...

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ETF Trends: Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities – 10/24/16

Foreign currencies have suffered mightily over the past week as the dollar has made new multi-month highs on a broad basis. Low volatility stocks have also suffered. On the winning side of the equation, steel producers have surged over the past few days,...

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Charles Schwab’s Experts Share Their Insights on Smart Beta and Smart Beta Trends

During our time at the Morningstar ETF Conference last month, we sat down with two experts from Charles Schwab, Tony Davidow and Mike Savage. During our conversation, Tony and Mike discussed smart beta, Schwabs’ suite of fundamental index ETFs, and...

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Bespoke’s Country Trading Range Screen

With a new trading week upon us, below is a look at where global equities stand using our trading range screen for the 30 largest country ETFs.  For each ETF, the dot represents where it’s currently trading within its range, while the tail...

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Bespoke Morning Lineup

Highlights S&P 500 futures +41 bps M&A not excessive, but getting busier (Overview) Strong overnight Flash Manufacturing PMIs (USD) Solid night for Chinese equities (Asia) Banks lead on a strong session in equities (Europe) Busy start to...

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The Eight Elements of Extended Care Riders

Here are eight of the major distinguishing features of extended care riders offered on life insurance contracts. All include some combination of the eight elements. This allows you to find the right formula for each...

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Santoli: ETF shakeout ahead

CNBC's senior market commentator Mike Santoli explains how the exchange-traded funds industry is producing far too many gimmicky or copycat funds for them all to...

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ETF Update — Dangerous Market

The post ETF Update — Dangerous Market appeared first on Monty Pelerin's World. An ETF update is issued based on closing prices on Fridays. This ETF update is intended to be informational only. Actionable updates are once per month and...

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Bespoke Brunch Reads: 10/23/16

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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MiB: Bill McNabb, Vanguard Group

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Bill McNabb, chief executive officer and chairman of Vanguard Group. McNabb is one of our few repeat guests; you can hear the prior conversation here. He just...

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HI/LO Indicators: iShares MSCI Philippines (EPHE)

You can follow our pithy comments on twitter and like us on facebook. The Philippines ETF (EPHE) sees a rally this week which is probably counterintuitive which is likely to confound many Read more... ...

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ETF Trends: International – 10/21/16

Anything metals-related – gold producers, steelmakers, and metals and mining – rallied significantly over the past week. Many emerging markets also climbed, while natural gas, the insurance industry, and New Zealand lead to...

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ETF Deathwatch for October 2016: Closures Causing Count to Decline

ETF Deathwatch membership declined for the second month in a row as sponsors close ailing funds at a record pace and some struggling ETFs start to gain a foothold. Twelve additions, 13 removals due to improved health, and 15 removals due to closure...

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Baron Funds Comments on The Charles Schwab Corp

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ETF Scorecard: October 21 Edition

To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s...

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Five Biotech ETFs Posting Strong Second-Halfs: From ALPS Medical Breakthroughs (SBIO) To The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

2016 has been a tough year for the biotech sector, as drug pricing became a very popular topic among politicians and media outlets, which dubbed many of the industry’s practices as “price gouging”. Controversies around Mylan NV...

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HI/LO Indicators: SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

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BlackRock says its ETF business crosses $100 billion sales mark

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc's iShares exchange-traded fund business has taken in $100 billion in new cash this year, a pace faster than its record-setting 2015 haul, the fund company said on Thursday on Twitter. ...

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Bespoke’s Sector Snapshot — 10/20/16

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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the Bespoke 50 — 10/20/16

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ETF Trends: US Sectors & Groups – 10/20/16

In something of a flip, natural gas has been down the most over the past week and junior gold miners have been up the most – a reversal of what was true for several weeks. South Africa, the Philippines, and Brazil have all continued to rally...

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Vanguard Sways Financial Advisers to Bring $1 Trillion on Board

Charles Stein Financial advisers who once shunned Vanguard Group because it didn’t pay commissions are now among the fund giant’s best customers. read...

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Three Tips for Reading an ETF Prospectus

A prospectus can be an intimidating document for investors to read. ...

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Proposed Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Amends Filing, Names State Street as ETF Administrator

Digital currency entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have filed another amendment to their proposed bitcoin-based ETF, naming State Street as the still-pending vehicle's administrator and changing how its custodian will prove control over the...

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The Bespoke Market Calendar — 2016/2017

The Bespoke Market Calendar — 2016/2017 is now available for purchase!   Whether it’s for you or someone that you’re trying to find the perfect gift for, the Bespoke Market Calendar is a must-have for...

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ETF Trends: Hedge – 10/19/16

Gold miners continue to slowly recover from their catastrophic selloff of the last couple months, while Brazil, the Philippines, and South Africa have all gained in the past week. On the loosing side of the ledger, biotech continues to decline along with...

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Vanguard’s McNabb Says Cost of Investing Will Keep Falling

Charles Stein William McNabb, chief executive officer of Vanguard Group, said the cost of investing will keep falling as more money shifts to passive investments and competition...

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Video: The Scientific and Ethical Elements of Human Enhancement

Human enhancement may be just around the corner. How do Americans view these emerging technologies that may one day enhance our human...

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This Week’s ETF Launches: Booze, Real Estate & A “Raconteur” Get New Funds

With the fourth quarter commencing, exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsors have been hard at work launching new products. While the pace of fund launches has slowed as we enter the fourth quarter, the innovation has not. This week featured plenty of...

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19Oct/Harmonisation of critical OTC derivatives data elements (other than UTI and UPI) - second batch, consultative report

G20 Leaders agreed in 2009 that all over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives contracts should be reported to trade repositories (TRs) as part of their commitment to reforming OTC derivatives markets with the aim of improving transparency, mitigating systemic...

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19Oct/Harmonisation of critical OTC derivatives data elements (other than UTI and UPI) - second batch, consultative report issued by CPMI-IOSCO

Press release about CPMI and IOSCO issuing consultative report on "Harmonisation of key OTC derivatives data elements (other than UTI and UPI) - second batch", 19 October...

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HI/LO Indicators Chart of the Day: PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF (DBA)

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ETF Stats for September 2016: Big Month for Active Management

Forty-one new ETFs and ETNs came to market in September, the largest quantity since the 48 launches of February 2012. Twenty-three died, but only 22 of them were “buried” thanks to Deutsche Bank’s (DB) decision not to liquidate one of...

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Bespoke CNBC Appearance (10/18)

Below are links to yesterday’s clips from yesterday’s appearance by Paul Hickey on CNBC’s Closing Bell. Netflix Beats Wall Street Expectations IBM Beats on Top and Bottom Line   GET FREE ACCESS TO ALL OF...

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SPDR Financial ETF surges 1.1% premarket, after Goldman Sachs results beat expectations

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Chris Stapleton to receive Vanguard honor at 54th ASCAP Country Music Awards

Chris Stapleton to receive Vanguard honor at 54th ASCAP Country Music AwardsChris Stapleton will be honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The acclaimed singer/songwriter will receive the award, which honors...

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Samsung rushed Note7 replacement, debated ignoring early concerns, report says

The tragic saga of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 has come to an end, but in the aftermath, new details have emerged that reveal more about how the company fumbled what turned into the biggest smartphone failure ever.  SEE ALSO: 5 awesome Android...   Read More >

Markets in everything when the Turing test is cracked

Even more inventive computer crooks have used online pornography as a reward for human web surfers who break the Captcha… Here is the John Markoff NYT piece, very interesting throughout.  Imagine an evil AI agent that can mimic your voice...   Read More >

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, T, TWX, AMTD, COL, BEAV)

Here is what you need to know. Markets Insider launches. Markets Insider, a real-time global markets data extension of Business Insider, is live. MI will feature constantly updating data from individual stocks, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds,...   Read More >

GOOGLE 'flying car' spotted hovering in flight...

GOOGLE 'flying car' spotted hovering in flight...(Second column, 18th story, link) ...   Read More >

Alibaba Wants China To Build Spielberg’s “Minority Report” System

Alibaba’s Jack Ma urged China’s top security bureau to use big data to prevent crime. The Chinese billionaire was endorsing China’s nascent effort to build unparalleled online surveillance of people. Ma and the ruling body of China,...   Read More >

And I thought the hoax was perpetuated by the Chinese*

I'm pretty sure this hurts the credibility of scrupled researchers: A global warming research center at the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn’t perform, an...   Read More >

Global Stocks Inch Up Ahead of Data

Global stocks started the week with gains ahead of closely watched economic data including third-quarter growth figures from the U.S. Spanish stocks and bonds led gains in Europe after the country’s political deadlock was...   Read More >