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By James Zdralek, Senior Usability Design Expert, SAP What if the world ran on new classes of digital currency that are inflation resistant, create price stability, discourage bubbles and deflationary spirals? What if they could protect citizen’s savings without reducing liquidity when they save rather than spend? Rapid change will continue due to ongoing digital transformation.
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At long last, Brazil is back and it will blow Mexico away next year as a relatively safe bet for growth in 2018, analysts from Morgan Stanley suggested in a report dated Dec. 8. Mexico’s been doing quite well, thanks to the strong U.S. economy that it depends on for nearly all of its exports.
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Watch Now Jon Maier, Chief Investment Officer, Global X sat down with Julie Cooling, Founder & CEO, RIA Channel to discuss their suite of income, thematic, country funds, and factor-based ETFs. Maier moved to Global X from Merrill Lynch to offer his experience and knowledge of ETF model portfolio management. As the due diligence manager and gatekeeper
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When I started cold calling for prospects at the Dean Witter Reynolds office on 17th Street in Denver in the early 80s, the 30-year municipal bonds I was pitching yielded 14%+ tax-free — without checking, I believe this was substantially more than is paid these days. I’d passed the securities exam and had just returned
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For some, moments like these on Wall Street were made for the risk takers. National economic advisor Larry Kudlow warned the Fed about an inverted yield curve and what it means for the economy: in short, it means recession. The Fed is hiking. The market is thinking the economy will slow, and that’s pushing Treasury
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Global markets were volatile again last week. Here are some of the major movers and indicators that investors should be watching. As you read through, note that the breakdown in historical relationships between different markets can be just as important as a new high or low in price or value. Gold & U.S. Real Yields
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History shows investors will stick with their mutual fund and Exchange Traded Fund holdings in the next downturn, Investment Company Institute Chair Ted Truscott asserted today. It’s a myth these investors are prone to panic when the markets go against them force and force funds to dump securities onto the market at fire-sale prices, Truscott
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That’s “big dividends” in the relative sense. With the U.S. 10-year Treasury rate at 2.7%, then stocks paying more than a 4% dividend yield are of interest. An equity has more risk intrinsically than a government bond — if you’re willing to accept that, then you may find the higher yield a more attractive choice.
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For years Boyar Research has offered up winning stock picks for value investors to study during the holidays when it publishes a list of 40 forgotten companies set to surge in the new year. Since Boyar Research began hunting for its so-called Forgotten Forty stocks, these picks have handily beaten the S&P 500 Index. The
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Warren Buffett, the jocular Midwestern billionaire best known for his appearances in business magazines and on CNBC, has joined Twitter. Yes, that’s right, the online bastion of starlets and rappers and millions of ordinary teenagers is now an outlet for probably the most anti-technology curmudgeon of modern times. His first tweet? “Warren is in the
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A lot of hair has been pulled over the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote. Sure, there were a couple of days when there was extreme volatility, but there are more important investment truths that need to be heeded. It’s easy to take your eye off the ball when so much turmoil is dominating the business headlines. You want
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So much for Britain’s vote to leave the European Union creating an immediate earnings headache for America’s largest banks. On Thursday morning, JPMorgan Chase shrugged off June’s Brexit vote, posting better than expected second quarter results, led by stronger than forecast trading activity and continued growth at the bank’s consumer business. The results augur well for banking
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The retail investor is tip-toeing into the market this week as expected. Last week, in an interview with Forbes, Allan Conway, a fund manager for Schroders in London told me that he expected the retailer to return to the market within the next few weeks, but that flow would not last for long. “Most of
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If you want to charge the maximum possible price for anything, the strategy is simple — reduce supply. The Rolling Stones, always keen on presenting themselves as working-class louts who get paid to misbehave, nevertheless understand economics. They’re doing just four “50th Anniversary” shows, two in London, two in the United States in New Jersey.
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As part of our ongoing Best Ideas 2013 coverage, which was initiated in our recent Investment Guide, I offer you the best and worst idea from Adviser Investment’s Jeff DeMaso. Jeff works with one of the most trusted names among mutual fund and ETF money managers , Dan Wiener. Dan and Jeff produce a newsletter
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A banner with Twitter’s logo in front of the New York Stock Exchange on the day of the social… [+] network’s IPO. (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) Young and profit-less Twitter is a risky investment. At $42.90 a share it’s not a particularly cheap investment either. ETF issuer Global X Funds is betting it
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Manisha Thakor |44 Hometown: Columbus, IN Alma Mater: Harvard M.B.A.; Wellesley College B.A. Specialty: Indexing Day Job: Director of Wealth Strategies for Women, Buckingham and The BAM Alliance Cred: After 20 years managing money at firms like Fayez Sarofim, SG Warburg,  and Atalanta/Sosnoff Capital, Thakor started MoneyZen Wealth Management in 2012 to build portfolios of
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