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Are Short-Term Treasury ETFs a Good Bet?

2018-04-09 zacks
U.S. Treasury yields have been somewhat seesawing as multiple factors are impacting the markets at the moment. Despite relatively strong economic fundamentals, trade war fears have made investors question their portfolio allocations and reallocate their assets to counter high volatility.
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U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Investors Continue To Flee Equity Funds

2018-04-07 seekingalpha
Thomson Reuters Lipper's fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) suffered net outflows of $6.4 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, April 4. Equity funds (-$11.6 billion) were responsible for the overwhelming majority of the week's net outflows. It was the group's third straight week of negative net flows during which time its coffers shrank $35.6 billion. Taxable bond funds (+$3.
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Are We On The Cusp Of A Bear Market?

2018-04-02 seekingalpha
Stocks reached extremely overextended prices in late January (14.2% above their long-term mean) followed by an extremely volatile correction.
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Top ETF Stories of January

2018-02-02 zacks
The first month of 2018 was upbeat for the broader market with SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY - Free Report) , SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA - Free Report) and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ - Free Report) adding about 4.8%, 5.1% and 6.4% as of Jan 30, 2018. There were several developments in the investing backdrop and asset classes.
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The Perfect Bond Portfolio Hedge For The Perfect Storm

2018-01-23 seekingalpha
Long-term rates have developed a solid long-term bottom in a very short time and are threatening to explode to the upside.
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Beddow Capital Management Inc - All Holdings - 13F 13D 13G Filings -

Beddow Capital Management Inc has disclosed 45 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 245,399,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Beddow Capital Management Inc's top holdings are Mesabi Trust (NYSE:MSB) , Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) , TimkenSteel Corporation (NYSE:TMST) , Nestle S.A. (OTC:NSRGY) , and International Business Machines Corp.
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Sword Of Damocles: Unintended Consequences Of Federal Tax Reform And Monetary Policy

2018-01-02 seekingalpha
The big economic events that just took place were the passage of the Trump tax cut, the rate hike of 0.25% by the Fed with projections to make three more next year, and the ramping up of balance sheet reduction at the Fed. All will have either a dramatic new impact or will add dramatically to prior actions. On the one hand, we have added liquidity into our economy, and on the other hand we have reduced liquidity.
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Beating The Market With A Simple ETF Rotation System

2017-12-20 seekingalpha
Measuring relative strength for different asset classes and making investment decisions accordingly can be a far more effective and consistent approach.
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Are You Behind The (Flattening) Curve?

2017-12-20 seekingalpha
Back before Thanksgiving, we examined a couple of ways to trade the flattening Treasury yield curve. We were, in retrospect, a trade short.
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The Incredible Shrinking Yield Curve

2017-11-23 seekingalpha
Even though the Federal Reserve hasn't tinkered with the Fed Funds target rate since June, interest rates have been ratcheting upward in anticipation of the next reset. Fed Funds are at the extreme left end - the short end - of the yield curve. The rate applies to overnight interbank loans of excess reserves.
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You Have 10 Years Left To Retire: John And Lisa Retirement Series - Part 2

2017-10-28 seekingalpha
Previously, we had presented a retirement planning case study on our hypothetical couple - John and Lisa – who had 10 years left to retire.
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U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Investors Inject Net New Money Into Funds Ahead Of The Q3 Earnings Season

2017-10-17 seekingalpha
For the second week in three investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $6.9 billion. Investors padded the coffers of taxable bond funds (+$3.5 billion), equity funds (+$2.9 billion), money market funds (+$464 million), and municipal bond funds (+$44 million). They remained cautiously optimistic ahead of Q3 2017 earnings season after Congress passed a budget resolution early in the fund-flows week-which many viewed as a precursor to tax-reform legislation.
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Dual Momentum October Update

2017-10-16 seekingalpha
Scott's Investments provides a free "Dual ETF Momentum" spreadsheet, which was originally created in February 2013. The strategy was inspired by a paper written by Gary Antonacci and available on Optimal Momentum. Antonacci's book, Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk, also details Dual Momentum as a total portfolio strategy.
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Counsel Portfolio Services Inc. - Current Holdings -

Counsel Portfolio Services Inc. has disclosed 294 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 1,010,802,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Counsel Portfolio Services Inc.'s top holdings are iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE:SHY) , SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE:BWX) , Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE:VWO) , Toronto-Dominion Bank (ON) (NYSE:TD) , and Bank of Nova Scotia (Halifax, NS) (NYSE:BNS) .
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Retirement: How To Earn 6% Income With Half The Risk

2017-08-04 seekingalpha
The market is at all time high and keeps going higher. What should an investor do?
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