ETF / Finance

Big Banks Are Ganging Up Against Mobile Payment Apps Like Venmo

Feb 22 10:34am ETF Daily News
The major banking giants in the U.S. aren’t going down without a fight when it comes to making mobile payments quicker and easier. As Bloomberg reports, a cabal of bankers are joining forces — which is very rare — to… Read more ›...
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Germanys Leading Stock Index Is Approaching A Critical Breakout Level

Feb 22 10:16am ETF Daily News
From Taki Tsaklanos: Stock markets in the U.S. are trading another all-time high. Momentum remains bullish in the U.S. In other parts of the world, however, stocks are mostly not at all-time highs. The DAX stock market index, a leader… Read more ›...
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Smart Money Investors Are Now Net Sellers Of U.S. Stocks

Feb 22 10:04am ETF Daily News
From Tyler Durden: Over the weekend, Goldman warned that “cognitive dissonance exists in the US stock market” as “investors must reconcile S&P 500’s performance with negative EPS revisions from sell-side analysts.” Specifically, Kostin notes that the “S&P 500 has returned… Read more ›...
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Oil Prices In Peril As U.S. Oil Exports Surge To Record Levels

Feb 22 8:33am ETF Daily News
From Michael McDonald: U.S. oil producers contributed a record 7 million barrels of crude oil to international markets during the Week of February 5th, 2017, approximately one million barrels per day. This is on the tail of OPEC strategically limiting… Read more ›...
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Analyst: SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) Will Be A Great Buy After A Major Correction

Feb 22 8:26am ETF Daily News
From Larry Edelson: In 2016, two powerful fundamental forces drove the rally in gold prices. Force #1: Negative real interest rates, as inflation accelerated while bond yields remained near record lows, and … Force #2: Massive money printing, not by… Read more ›...
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The Dow Is Now Extremely Overbought In The Near Term

Feb 22 8:15am ETF Daily News
Market technician Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial examines the state of the major U.S. indexes and finds very overbought conditions at current levels. The market got off to a strong start Tuesday and never looked back. There was little… Read more ›...
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Tech ETFs: One Year Later

Feb 22 8:00am ETF Trends
By Clayton Fresk, Stadion Money Management A little over a year ago now, the markets here in the US were looking very vulnerable. After languishing essentially sideways during the spring and early summer 2015, investors experienced the rampant August selloff. Then as the market moved higher again and a bit of calm reentered the market,…...
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Here Are Four ETFs To Play The Big Rally In Emerging Markets

Feb 22 7:01am ETF Daily News
From Zacks: Emerging market (EM) ETFs had a great run in the last one year (as of February 17, 2017) with iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) returning over 26\%. This year, the segment is doing well on improving global economic… Read more ›...
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The Natural Gas Price Recovery Is Officially Over

Feb 22 6:54am ETF Daily News
From Nick Cunningham: Natural gas prices plunged to their lowest level since November on mild weather in the U.S., which has caused storage levels to decline at a much slower pace than expected. Contracts for March delivery on the Nymex… Read more ›...
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A Better Way To Play The Chinese Markets

Feb 22 6:31am ETF Daily News
From Brad Hoppmann: The major U.S. indexes notched another trio of record closing highs on Tuesday. Year-to-date, the Dow Industrials are now up 5\%, the S&P 500 Total Return Index is up 6\% and the Nasdaq Composite is up 8.9\%.… Read more ›...
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Analyst: Expect Even More Losses For The Euro This Year

Feb 22 6:24am ETF Daily News
From Boris Schlossberg: To understand just how political currency markets have become, one needs to only look at the euro. Indeed, the currency is enjoying some of the best economic growth in years, yet remains mired within a few pennies… Read more ›...
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The Nasdaq 100 Is Putting In A Record Number Of Strong Closes

Feb 22 6:20am ETF Daily News
From Dana Lyons: The Nasdaq 100 has never had a run of strong closes like it is currently demonstrating. If it seems like the stock market has had a good run of it lately, you’re not imagining things. Stocks across… Read more ›...
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A Dividend ETF That Limits the Negative Effects of Rising Rates

Feb 21 5:23pm ETF Trends
Even in a rising interest rate environment, people will still seek out dividend stocks to generate yields. Exchange traded fund investors, though, can look to a targeted dividend strategy that specifically screens out areas vulnerable to rising rates. For instance, the Fidelity Dividend ETF for Rising Rates (NYSEArca: FDRR) is designed to reflect the performance…...
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A Smart Beta Bond ETF Strategy in a Rising Rate Environment

Feb 21 4:04pm ETF Trends
Traditional fixed-income index investments may expose investors to increased credit risks and lower yields. Consequently, more may turn to smart beta index-based exchange traded funds that may diminish risks and potentially enhance returns in a rising rate environment. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Martin Kremenstein, Senior Managing Director and Head of NuShares Nuveen,…...
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Whats the Difference Between ETFs and Mutual Funds?

Feb 21 3:21pm ETF Trends
Exchange traded funds have taken the financial industry by storm, experiencing phenomenal growth in the fund space. Many investors now consider ETFs as a valid replacement for traditional open-end mutual funds as strategies evolve. On the upcoming webcast this Wednesday, ETFs vs Mutual Funds: What’s the Difference?, Steven Vannelli, CEO and CIO of Gavekal Capital,…...
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An Outstanding Core Portfolio ETF Strategy

Feb 21 2:41pm ETF Trends
Investors considering a core investment portfolio position should look to an exchange traded fund strategy focusing on quality companies with wide economic moats that help provide long-term competitive advantages. The VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (NYSEArca: MOAT) tries to reflect the performance of the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index, which is comprised of attractively…...
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Gold Gets a Shot in the Arm from Inflation and China

Feb 21 2:34pm ETF Daily News
Inflation just got another jolt, rising as much as 2.5 percent year-over-year in January, the highest such rate since March 2012. Led by higher gasoline, rent and health care costs, consumer prices have now advanced for the sixth straight month.… Read more ›...
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BlackRock: Tech Sector Earnings Continue To Impress

Feb 21 2:31pm ETF Daily News
From BlackRock: Richard Turnill explains why we see earnings improving across the globe, and highlights the markets with the most potential for further earnings growth. Companies are reporting encouraging results around the world. We expect earnings to improve further, especially… Read more ›...
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Strong Earnings Help U.S. Stock ETFs Maintain Record Pace

Feb 21 2:07pm ETF Trends
U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds continued to hit new records as market optimism and strong retail earnings help support the momentum. The S&P 500 Index, along with related funds including the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: IVV) and Vanguard 500 Index (NYSEArca: VOO), were 0.4\% higher…...
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As Fed Rate Hike Odds Soar, So Does The Pressure To Signal The Decision Early

Feb 21 1:34pm ETF Daily News
Brett Wander, Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income at Charles Schwab Investment Management, today examines the rising odds of a March interest rate hike, which seemed almost impossible just a month or two ago. A lot’s changed lately Just a… Read more ›...
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Expect Volatility To Pick Up As 2017 Rolls Along

Feb 21 1:34pm ETF Daily News
Omar Aguilar, Chief Investment Officer of Equities and Multi-Asset Strategies at Charles Schwab Investment Management writes that despite the market’s seemingly relentless march higher, volatility will eventually creep back into the picture this year. Stocks are benefiting from tailwinds Fueled… Read more ›...
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Copper ETN Could be Ready for a Breather

Feb 21 1:05pm ETF Trends
The iPath Bloomberg Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) jumped more than 2\% last week, bringing its year-to-date to over 9\%, but some commodities market observers believe the red metal could be poised for a pullback. Copper prices are benefiting as investors anticipate greater demand out of China and increased infrastructure projects under President…...
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Leveraged Inverse Oil ETNs In Focus As Bullish Oil Funds Lose Assets

Feb 21 12:12pm ETF Daily News
In our fund flows recap today we mention evident position trimming in the two largest “Crude Oil” trackers in ETP land. Specifically, USO (United States Oil Fund, Expense Ratio 0.45\%, $2.9 billion in AUM) has lost more than $85 million… Read more ›...
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Bearish Long-Term Options Bets Seen In The XLF

Feb 21 12:02pm ETF Daily News
Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today includes continued inflows in a popular financial ETF (along with contradictory bearish options bets there), more inflows into major equities funds, and outflows in some… Read more ›...
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ETF Trends Tom Lydon on CNBC: Market Performance, Fed & Trump Rally

Feb 21 11:11am ETF Trends
ETF Trends publisher/editor Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC Tuesday to discuss market performance, the Fed and interest rates and whether the “Trump rally” will continue. Click here to watch the video on CNBC.
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Odds Say The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF Has Just A 36% Chance Of Approval

Feb 21 10:55am ETF Daily News
The proposed Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF (NASDAQ:COIN) is one of the most widely anticipated ETFs of all time, but according to the betting odds, it only has a slightly better than 3-to-1 chance of getting approved by regulators. Believe it… Read more ›...
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Silver ETFs Keep Their Shine Amid Rate Hike Concerns

Feb 21 10:47am ETF Trends
The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) nudged higher last week, bringing their year-to-date gains to about 13\%. Even amid concerns that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates in March, silver appears poised for more near-term upside. Silver and other precious metals enjoyed safe-haven demand as the equities…...
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Traders See More Upside for Brazil ETF

Feb 21 10:40am ETF Trends
The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ), the largest exchange traded fund tracking Brazilian equities, surged last year and is off to a fine start in 2017 with a gain of over 18\%. Even with that, some market observers believe Brazilian stocks can keep soaring. Some investors are reevaluating Brazilian stocks, something that has…...
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Oil Services ETFs Look to Pump Higher

Feb 21 10:37am ETF Trends
The SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (NYSEArca: XES), an equal-weight spin on oil equipment and services stocks, has traded slightly lower to start 2017, but a rally in crude prices could boost XES and rival oil services exchange traded funds. As crude oil prices rebound, shale hydraulic fracturing companies could increase spending…...
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Why Theres Still Value in Value ETFs

Feb 21 10:30am ETF Trends
The recent out-performance in value-oriented stocks has put renewed focus on the asset category after the growth style took center stage in recent years, but value equities and related exchange traded funds have proven to enhance returns over the long run as well. The value factor experienced some rough times during the heyday of the…...
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This Technical Signal Suggests Stocks Are Overbought

Feb 21 10:07am ETF Daily News
From Chris Ciovacco: On February 17th the S&P 500’s weekly RSI reading closed above 70, which may appear to be a red flag for the stock market based on common terms associated with RSI. From stockcharts.com: “Developed J. Welles Wilder,… Read more ›...
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Dennis Gartman Just Put Out A Big Bullish Call On Oil

Feb 21 9:30am ETF Daily News
From Tyler Durden: While Goldman has been aggressively warning about the upside risks to the market in days most recently over the weekend, so far none other than Dennis Gartman has been proven right with his recent call for a… Read more ›...
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Dow Jones Industrial Average Due For A Pullback Amid Overbought Technicals

Feb 21 8:21am ETF Daily News
Market technician Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial kicks off the shortened trading week with a look back at how the major averages are faring as of late, and updates the important technical levels for investors to consider. The market… Read more ›...
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India ETFs Are a Hot Emerging Market Play

Feb 21 8:20am ETF Trends
Among the best performing areas of the emerging markets, India country-specific exchange traded funds have made a drastic surge since the start of the new year. Specifically, the India ETFs that focus on small capitalization stocks have been among the best performers in the emerging markets category year-to-date, with the Columbia India Small Cap ETF…...
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Is Yesterdays Hedge Fund Strategy in Tomorrows ETF?

Feb 21 8:00am ETF Trends
By John Lunt, President, Lunt Capital Management, Inc. I was recently part of a conversation with a group investment industry professionals. The discussion was wide-ranging, covering industry trends, fee compression, and the performance of various investment strategies. The conversation was spirited, with multiple points of view and strong opinions. In the midst of the conversation, someone…...
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Dont let uncertainty lead clients astray

Feb 21 8:00am Vanguard Blog for Advisors
Vanguard Chairman and CEO Bill McNabb discusses ways to help clients understand the importance of focusing on the long-term amid uncertainty.
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Experts Are Becoming Increasingly Bearish On China

Feb 21 7:55am ETF Daily News
From Tyler Durden: Considering that in the past 3 months the only daily topic of relevance for the media has been “Donald Trump” both in the US and abroad, one would assume that when it comes to global policy uncertainty… Read more ›...
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The Low-Vol Concept Applied to High-Yield Bond ETFs

Feb 21 7:49am ETF Trends
The low-volatility factor has been a popular way for investors to achieve improved risk-adjusted returns in the equities market, and IndexIQ recently applied the concept to a newly launched high-yield bond exchange traded fund. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Salvatore Bruno, Executive VP and Chief Investment officer of IndexIQ, at the Inside ETFs…...
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Tesla Shares Primed For A Huge Move After Earnings This Week

Feb 21 7:09am ETF Daily News
From Zacks: Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to report fourth-quarter 2016 results after the market closes on Feb 22. In the last quarter, this electric car maker posted a positive earnings surprise of 112.28\%. Let us see how things are… Read more ›...
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Gold Miners Might Be Ready For A Correction Soon And Thats A Good Thing

Feb 21 6:31am ETF Daily News
From Taki Tsaklanos: So far, we get sufficient signs that our Gold Price Forecast For 2017 remains bearish, at least for the first period of 2017. Our most bearish target is 890 USD later this year. If this comes true,… Read more ›...
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Gold Continues To Attract Investors As Faith In Trumponomics Wanes

Feb 21 6:26am ETF Daily News
From John Ross Crooks III: Investors are putting their faith in gold because they fear what’s coming for stocks. At least, per an article I just read. Now, we can verify that their faith in gold has helped prices rise… Read more ›...
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Record Gasoline Glut Could Cause The Next Big Oil Price Crash

Feb 21 6:19am ETF Daily News
From Nick Cunningham: Oil prices are stuck in a holding pattern, waiting for more definitive data on what comes next. OPEC compliance is helping keep prices afloat, but rising U.S. oil production is acting as a counterweight. A new problem… Read more ›...
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Silver Looks Set To Resume Its Rise This Week

Feb 21 6:11am ETF Daily News
From Keith Weiner: Last week, the prices of precious metals mostly moved sideways. There was a rise on Thursday but it corrected back to basically unchanged on Friday. This will again be a brief Report, as yesterday was a holiday… Read more ›...
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Has the Market Overreacted to the Potential of Trumps Phenomenal Tax Plan?

Feb 20 11:00am ETF Trends
By Christopher Versace via Iris.xyz With little in the way of economic data last week amid the continued earnings announcements maelstrom, the driver of the market’s climb was more political than fundamental. On Thursday, Feb. 9, President Donald Trump said that in the coming weeks he would announce something “phenomenal” in terms of tax, although he offered no further details. We are all for tax…...
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Dont Be Like Most Advisors Who Wont Realize Their Business Vision

Feb 20 10:00am ETF Trends
By Julie Littlechild via Iris.xyz We work in an industry in which two-thirds of advisors say they are NOT on track to realize their business vision. I find that sad, if not surprising. It’s sad for obvious reasons. It’s not entirely surprising because I’ve lived in the data for so long, digging deep into how advisors…...
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Advisors: Three Ways to Increase Profitability

Feb 20 9:00am ETF Trends
By Jennifer Goldman via Iris.xyz If something takes longer to do than it should, you: – Won’t do it – Will spend more $$$ on labor – Will be LESS responsive to clients – Will under utilize your staff and they will quit, either mentally or physically This is why contact segmentation, business servicing modeling, and…...
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The 7 Drivers of Enterprise Value

Feb 20 8:00am ETF Trends
By Louis Diamond via Iris.xyz Announcements of mergers and acquisitions continue to dominate the headlines as private equity firms, banks, consolidators, regional RIAs and the like capitalize on the significant headwinds facing standalone independent firms and RIAs. The reality is that we are in the midst of a “seller’s market”, and as such, there are plenty of…...
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The Historic Rally Continues For Brazilian ETFs

Feb 20 7:23am ETF Daily News
From Zacks: Brazilian stocks and ETFs have been a tear with large-cap Brazil fund iShares MSCI Brazil Capped (EWZ) adding over 100\% in the last one year (as of February 14, 2017) and advancing about 17\% so far this year.… Read more ›...
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BlackRock: European Equities Looking Attractive, Despite Uncertainties

Feb 20 7:12am ETF Daily News
From BlackRock: Head of Investment Strategy for U.S. iShares Heidi Richardson discusses the case for eurozone equities, despite the abundance of political uncertainties. With U.S. markets rallying and considerable political uncertainty across Europe, the only thought many U.S. investors may… Read more ›...
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Oil Behemoths Are Underestimating The Electric, Driverless Car Revolution

Feb 20 7:07am ETF Daily News
From Nick Cunningham: Companies like Tesla, Uber and Google have sparked a lot of interest in the roll out of autonomous vehicles (AVs), or driverless cars, and while it is still early days, the transition to AVs could have enormous… Read more ›...
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Four Life Stages of an Advice Business

Feb 20 7:00am ETF Trends
By Stewart Bell via Iris.xyz When I was much younger, I used to sail boats up in Gosford. They were called Sabots, small, snub-nosed craft which at first I sailed with another kid, then later on my own. One of the first lessons I learned in sailing was around equipment. You see, these little boats ended…...
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How Much Longer Can The Commodity Rally Last?

Feb 20 6:53am ETF Daily News
From Taki Tsaklanos: We recently observed inflection points in leading markets, as explained in 5 Leading Markets At Major Inflection Points. Crude oil was one of those leading markets, among several other commodities. Interestingly, emerging markets are also trading right… Read more ›...
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This Biotech ETF Looks Primed To Rally Again

Feb 20 6:42am ETF Daily News
The biotech sector has gotten a lot of attention lately both in the financial markets and in Washington. The sector, which was one of the worst performing areas of the market in 2016 posting a loss of more than 20\%,… Read more ›...
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Reinvigorate Your Financial Life With Laser Focus on Market Risk and Shortfall Risk

Feb 19 11:00am ETF Trends
By James E. Wilson via Iris.xyz The financial world is noisy and it’s easy to become distracted from your most important long-term goals. One way to cut through the noise is to focus on just the two factors that ultimately determine your approach to everything else in your financial life; namely, Market Risk and Shortfall Risk. Market Risk is…...
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How the Benefits of the DOL Fiduciary Rule Have Already Taken Root

Feb 19 10:00am ETF Trends
By Lauren Klein via Iris.xyz When Linda and Bill came into my office, I could sense their hesitancy right away. And when they told me their story, I could understand why they were so apprehensive about meeting with a financial advisor. They had, quite simply, learned not to trust. Like many people, they’d realized they…...
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Whats Wrong With Earning a Commission From the Sale of a Financial Product?

Feb 19 9:00am ETF Trends
By Rick Kahler via Iris.xyz What’s wrong with earning a commission from the sale of a financial product? Nothing. It isn’t any more inappropriate than a car salesperson earning a commission when you buy a vehicle. Yet there’s one important difference. When you buy a car the roles are clear. You know going in that…...
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The Real Reason Why Clients Choose You

Feb 19 8:00am ETF Trends
By Megan Carpenter via Iris.xyz Some advisors say they want to stand out from the crowd—but they’re fibbing. They really want to look and sound like everybody else. We can help them define their target market, identify clear points of differentiation, and craft a targeted message. They don’t want any of it. They just want…...
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Emerging Markets Continue To Look Attractive In 2017

Feb 19 7:02am ETF Daily News
From Zacks: In recent days, emerging markets have garnered a major position in the global investment space. As per a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, developing-world assets have been among the biggest winners so far in 2017. This… Read more ›...
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Where to Start if You Dont Have a Retirement Plan Yet

Feb 19 7:00am ETF Trends
By Michael Kay via Iris.xyz When it comes to retirement and planning, I’ve heard them all: “I love what I do. I can’t imagine doing anything else.” “I’ll never have enough money to retire, so I’ll work until I die.” “I have no hobbies, so I might as well work.” “I’d be bored outta my…...
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Ignore The Robotics Revolution At Your Own Risk

Feb 19 6:53am ETF Daily News
From Jon Markman: They have done it again. Boston Dynamics just released another terrifying video of a bipedal robot. Somebody really needs to tell the industrial robot designer the way to public hearts and minds in the new Gilded Age… Read more ›...
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