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Billionaire and hedge fund manager Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates said during a CNBC interview on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland, that investors should be buying this market rather than seeking safety in cash. Cash is trash, said the billionaire hedge-fund legend, who founded Bridgewater in 1975. This simple yet powerful statement sums up the current
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I keep seeing bullish articles on the short volatility trade. This strategy outperformed the markets in 2019, but I felt the need to bring some balance to the discussion. Specifically, we will look at the ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (SVXY), which is the most well-known of the surviving short volatility ETPs following the
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iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has been moving in the right direction lately, mostly because the risk of an aggressive healthcare reform that could dramatically affect pricing power for biotech stocks has significantly declined in recent months. Moving forward, the ETF still has a lot of room to recover in the years ahead, the fundamentals
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The closed-end fund (“CEF”) marketplace is a niche area of the public securities market that has been garnering more attention in recent years. A decade ago, investors could invest in bank CDs and generate income of 5% or more. Those days are long gone and unlikely to be coming back anytime soon. In the last
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ETF Overview Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIGI) focuses on large and giant-cap international stocks with dividend growth. The fund seeks to track the Nasdaq International Dividend Achievers Select Index. The fund includes stocks that have consistently increased their dividends for 7 consecutive years. This approach reduces the exposure to lower quality companies and focuses
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In this article, we examine the significant weekly order flow and market structure developments driving XLE price action. The primary expectation for this week’s auction was for price discovery lower, barring failure of 60.40s as resistance. This week’s primary expectation did play out as buyers trapped early week within key supply, driving price lower to
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Recent action in iShares Silver Trust (SLV) has proven once again that traders need to be so careful when using options to put long deltas to work. The intermediate decline in silver is now almost 3 months old. You can bet that many traders have been early to this trade as plenty of false bottoms
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Vanguard Value ETF (NYSE:VTV) with $87 billion in total assets is one of the largest exchange traded funds offering investors diversified exposure to a basket of large-cap U.S. ‘value’ stocks with an industry low 0.04% expense ratio. Value stocks are typically defined as shares in companies that trade with lower valuation multiples relative to the
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Investment thesis Welcome to Orchid’s Palladium Weekly report, in which we discuss palladium prices through the lenses of the Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF (PALL). PALL has experienced a violent sell-off since November 8, driven by long liquidation in the palladium futures market on hefty trading volumes. While this defies our Q4-19 bullish view,
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Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF (ICF) as an investment option at its current market price. Over the past few months, real estate has taken a bit of a breather, after helping drive market gains over the last year and a half. While funds
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Despite the U.S. broad-based indices hitting new closing highs last week and the average equity mutual fund returning 19.03% year to date, equity mutual funds (including ETFs) continue to suffer from net redemptions. Year to date (YTD) through the week ended November 6, 2019, investors have redeemed a net $149.9 billion from equity funds. And
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Source: Stanford Earth Investment thesis Since our last publication on the United States Oil Fund LP (USO), our bearish recommendation on the ETF has not materialized, with the underlying advancing 7.22% to $11.8 per share. Going forward and in spite of this advance triggered by the optimism of a nearing agreement between the U.S. and
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Note: This article was released to members Oct. 18 The Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup will be put out at the start of each week to summarize recent price movements in closed-end fund [CEF] sectors in the last week as well as to highlight recently concluded or upcoming corporate actions on CEFs, such as tender offers.
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