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Bespoke Short Interest Report: 7/27/16

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Gold Bullion Jumps Before Fed Rate Decision on 4% Plunge in US Durable Goods Orders, But Top ETF Shrinks Again

GOLD BULLION rose in a tight trading range Wednesday in London, regaining last week’s close of $1325 per ounce after new US data – released before today’s July interest-rate decision from the Federal Reserve – showed...

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This Weeks ETF Launches: A Major Indexer Goes Responsible

Most investors equate “mutual fund” and “ETF powerhouse” with indexing. After all, the investment manager invented the concept. But it’s not the only game in town. Manager Northern Trust is no slouch either. Originally, an...

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Navigating ETF Premiums and Discounts

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Fidelity launches new robo as Schwab's hits $8.2 billion in assets

The Boston giant differs in its promise to keep cash holdings at less than 1% and in having a published fee -- albeit a floating one Scott Smith: They're a late entrant but we're still early in this...

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Fidelity launches new robo as Schwab hits $8.2 billion in assets

The Boston giant differs in its promise to keep cash holdings at less than 1% and in having a published fee -- albeit a floating one Robert Beauregard: There is not a cap [on fees]. In what amounts to...

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Bespoke Stock Scores: 7/26/16

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Jerome Dodson Comments on Charles Schwab

Guru stock highlightCheck out Jerome Dodson Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Jerome Dodson (Updated on …7/—5/—…–6)Related...

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An ETF Public Service Announcement Regarding Liquidity

We are roughly one year removed from the flash crash of Aug. 24,...

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ETF Stats for June 2016: More Teeter-Totter Failures

Thirty-two new ETFs and ETNs came to market in June, and three closed up shop.  The net increase of 29 puts the listed count at 1,931 (1,729 ETFs and 202 ETNs) at the end of June.  Assets climbed by $30.6 billion, with $19.3 billion coming from...

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ETF Trends: US Indices & Styles – 7/25/16

Below is our daily list of the twenty best and twenty worst performing ETFs over the last five trading days.  It was another tough day for commodities, as the stronger USD contributed to both the gold and oil ETFs’ drops. Turkey was...

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Bespoke Stock Seasonality – 7/25/16

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ETF Assets Set Records in June

Fixed income exchange-traded funds and products led asset gathering in first half, according to...

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Top Portfolio Products: ARK Investment Management Launches 3D Printing ETF

The PRNT ETF tracks the Total 3D-Printing Index which includes 40 stocks in 3D printing and related businesses such as computer-aided...

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Bespoke Brunch Reads: 7/24/16

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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Bespoke’s S&P 500 Weekly Chart Book: 7/23/16

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ETF Trends: Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities – 7/22/16

Below is our daily list of the twenty best and twenty worst performing ETFs over the last five trading days.  The biotech ETFs and semiconductors continued to rise to claim the top three spots. Healthcare providers also had a strong run the...

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Bespoke Dividend Income Model Portfolio: 7/22/16

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ETF Scorecard: July 22 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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Bespoke’s Sector Snapshot — 7/21/16

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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Wirehouse ETF Use to Rise 3% Over Next 2 Years: Cerulli

Meanwhile, Morningstar reports that flows into gold ETFs propped up commodities in...

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the Bespoke 50 — 7/21/16

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Fidelity, Schwab, NPT Report Strong Giving From Donor-Advised Funds

Organizations focused on education, cancer research, human services and feeding the hungry were among the main recipients of grants recommended by...

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This Hidden Cost Could Be Eating Into Your ETF Returns

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are generally seen as a low cost way to build a diversified portfolio of assets, but new research published in IIJ has highlighted a big hidden cost that often goes unnoticed by investors. Seemingly small bid-ask spreads for...

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At World’s Largest Hedge Fund, Sex, Fear and Video Surveillance

Christopher Tarui’s complaint and interviews with former employees of the world’s largest hedge fund firm describe an atmosphere of surveillance that silences those who don’t fit the...   Read More >

Today’s FOMC Statement

Here’s today’s statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market strengthened and that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate rate. Job gains were strong...   Read More >

An unintended consequence of minimum wage hikes: more crime

A slightly edited and shorter version of my op-ed in today’s WSJ (with Michael Saltsman), “The Fight for $15 Will Hit North Philly Hard“:Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, but...   Read More >

Trump Won't Release His Taxes, Says Top Aide

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will not be releasing his tax returns, his top aide said Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.” “Mr. Trump has said that his taxes are under audit and he will not be releasing...   Read More >

Facebook Advertisers Can Create Custom Audiences Based on Time Spent on Websites

Facebook has added time spent on websites to the list of criteria for creating custom audiences. Reader Chris Ruberg, digital marketing specialist at OneCommand, shared the screenshots below with SocialTimes. Advertisers can narrow down their target...   Read More >

Twitter, Sky Sports Reach Deal for Premier League Highlights, Goals

Live video streaming was a key point of discussion during Twitter’s second-quarter-2016 earnings call Tuesday, and it didn’t take the social network long to ink another pact. Sky News reported that Twitter reached an agreement with Sky...   Read More >

Tesla Model 3 Could Generate $20B Per Year: Musk

Tesla’s Model 3 could create $20 billion in revenue per year and an annual gross profit of about $5 billion, said CEO Elon Musk. At a press conference on Tuesday at Tesla’s Gigafactory in the Nevada desert, Musk told reporters,...   Read More >

Tumblr advertising push could bring it back in favor with Verizon's help

Soon, Tumblr will have a new parent, and soon, it will help pay more of the bills. The blogging site, owned by Yahoo (which is in the process of being acquired by Verizon), is introducing a new advertising program that will place ads on each one of its...   Read More >