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MLP Monthly Report: January 2018

2018-01-17 seekingalpha
The January MLP Monthly Report can be found here offering insights on MLP industry news, the asset class's performance, yields, valuations, and fundamental drivers. (37-0)

Tax Reform Impact On MLP C-Corp Funds

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed a sweeping tax reform bill with wide-ranging implications for individuals and businesses across the country. The headline aspect of the new bill includes a cut to the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. (1-0)

MLP Funds: Taxes And Path Dependency

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
A fund with over 25% of its assets invested in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) does not qualify as a Regulated Investment Company (RIC) and instead, is structured as a 'C-Corporation' (C-Corp). As a result, these funds, which include ETFs, Mutual Funds, and Closed End Funds, must accrue corporate level taxes on the appreciation of the fund's holdings. As the fund accrues a 'tax liability' in a bull market, the performance of the investment vehicle will lag its underlying components. (1-0)

What's Ahead For Argentina In 2018?

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
Last year, we looked at Argentina's pro-market president Mauricio Macri's impact on the economy. While some progress had been made in removing isolationist policies and taming the country's runaway inflation, 2018 could prove to be a critical year for Argentina as voters and investors demand tangible results. (1-0)

MLP Funds: Taxes & Path Dependency

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
A fund with over 25% of its assets invested in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) does not qualify as a Regulated Investment Company (NYSEMKT:RIC) and instead, is structured as a 'C-Corporation' (C-Corp). As a result, these funds, which include ETFs, Mutual Funds, and Closed End Funds, must accrue corporate level taxes on the appreciation of the fund's holdings. As the fund accrues a 'tax liability' in a bull market, the performance of the investment vehicle will lag its underlying components. (1-0)

Greece's Banks: What's Behind The Struggle?

2018-01-04 seekingalpha
It's no secret that Greek banks have been under pressure for the better part of a decade, contending with the effects of a deep economic recession as the country works through its excessive debts. While the Greek equity markets have managed to rally over 20% so far in 2017, returns for the nation's banking sector are largely flat and have demonstrated intense volatility around news of potential asset quality reviews or stress tests. (1-0)

Top 5 Silver Stocks For 2018

2018-01-03 seekingalpha
2017 was a pretty tough year for silver stocks in general, and I admit that my top picks have not done very well. (29-1)

MLP Monthly Report: December 2017

2017-12-26 seekingalpha
The December MLP Monthly Report can be found here offering insights on MLP industry news, the asset class’s performance, yields, valuations, and fundamental drivers. (31-0)

Episode #87: Mike Venuto, “I Would Suggest Seeking Out High Active-Share, Global Growth Themes” | Meb Faber Research - Stock Market and Investing Blog

2017-12-20 mebfaber
Guest: Michael Venuto. Mike is an ETF industry veteran with over a decade of experience in the design and implementation of ETF-based investment strategies. He is the Managing Director of Tidal Growth Consultants as well as Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Toroso Investments, LLC. Previously, he was Head of Investments at Global X Funds where he provided portfolio optimization services to institutional clients. (4-0)

What Does Disruptive Growth Look Like?

2017-12-20 seekingalpha
Our recent blog post on the differences between structural and cyclical themes discussed how those that are structural in nature tend to be one-off shifts that change existing paradigms, while cycle trends ebb and flow over time. In this post, we dig into how these disruptive one-off shifts tend to emerge and expand upon the characteristics of structural themes. (9-0)

Where Might The Markets Go In 2018?

2017-12-17 seekingalpha
When I look at the markets today and think about where they may go in 2018, I believe there are reasons for optimism. Deregulation and tax cuts would seem to set the stage for another friendly investment environment in 2018. But it's never that easy. Washington machinations often defy logic and a number of factors could conspire to make for a rather extraordinary set of circumstances. (1-0)

ETFs: Relationship To Capital Markets & Total Cost Of Ownership

2017-12-17 seekingalpha
This post is the third post of a multi-part series of pieces designed to provide education around ETFs. For the full publication, click here. (1-0)

GURU November 2017 Rebalance Report

2017-12-07 seekingalpha
On November 27th, the Global X Guru Index ETF (NYSEARCA:GURU) underwent its quarterly rebalance. The November 2017 GURU Report can be found here. (1-0)

MLP Insights: Q4 2017

2017-11-30 seekingalpha
In this quarter’s MLP Insights, we tackle the following topics that we believe are particularly relevant to MLP investors as we head into year-end: (7-0)

Electric Vehicle Timeline

2017-11-28 seekingalpha
Electric vehicles and the technology surrounding them have been changing by the year as automobile manufacturers have continued to advance the technology behind clean energy vehicles. Check out our timeline on electric vehicles. (1-0)

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