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Is Government Shutdown a Bull Market Threat? ETFs in Focus

2018-01-22 zacks
The U.S. government finally shut down on Friday midnight as dispute over immigration between Democrats and Republicans lead to the failure of a last-minute deal to fund government operations. The shutdown has stretched for three days after the Senate failed to strike a deal to break an impasse before the working week starts in Washington. This is the first U.S. government shutdown since 2013, when the shutdown lasted for 16 days. (12-0)

Pick 'Em: Las Vegas Sands Vs. The VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF

2018-01-10 seekingalpha
Gambling, it’s your thing. Modern portfolio theory, again you’re reading this article because it’s your thing. The two are not mutually exclusive. Finally, volatility, the wrecking ball of all good ideas. The theme of this article is to address these three points by way of either Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) or the VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF (NYSE:BJK). While none of us own a casino, we can all get paid like one. (26-0)

What The Philadelphia Phillies And U.S. Stocks Have In Common In 2018

2018-01-10 seekingalpha
While the performance of stocks and the baseball club varied greatly in 2017, I see similarities for each in 2018, and it’s all good. (179-0)

The Buffett Indicator Is Fatally Flawed And Kept Followers From Enjoying The Bull Market

2018-01-05 seekingalpha
This metric doesn’t account for the shift in mix of profits favoring overseas economies in recent decades. (7-0)

National Planning Corp - All Holdings - 13F 13D 13G Filings - Fintel.io

2018-01-04 fintel.io
National Planning Corp has disclosed 703 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 1,198,603,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). National Planning Corp's top holdings are SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) , Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (NYSE:VTI) , PowerShares QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) , iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:IVV) , and iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSE:EFA) . (7-0)

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd - All Holdings - 13F 13D 13G Filings - Fintel.io

2018-01-04 fintel.io
Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd has disclosed 65 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 4,140,543,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd's top holdings are Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:VOO) , SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) , SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF (NYSE:XLF) , db-X MSCI Japan Currency-Hedged Equity Fund (NYSE:DBJP) , and iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) . (15-0)

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. (220-1)

2018 And A Market Rally That Won't Stop

2018-01-02 seekingalpha
The strong and consistent market rally in 2017 stood in sharp contrast to the market's sluggish uncertainty in 2016. (7-0)

Most Loved and Hated ETFs of 2017

2018-01-02 zacks
For the global stock market, 2017 was a banner year, having added $9 trillion in value thanks to booming economic growth in developed countries, strong corporate earnings, and central banks' go-slow approach to ease financial support. Notably, MSCI All-World Index gained nearly 22% last year (read: Top & Flop Zones of 2017 and Their ETFs). Trump’s tax overhaul and a spending spree bolstered the optimism in the world’s largest economy while China, the world’s second-largest economy, is holding up well. (33-1)

The QE Unwind May Not Be Occurring As Planned

2017-12-28 seekingalpha
At the September 2017 FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve indicated it would start to reduce its $4+ trillion balance sheet beginning in October 2017. The Fed accumulated such a large balance sheet by buying Mortgage Backed Securities (“MBS”) and Treasurys in the quantitative easing programs. (7-0)

Brigade Capital Management, Lp - All Holdings - 13F 13D 13G Filings - Fintel.io

2017-12-27 fintel.io
Brigade Capital Management, Lp has disclosed 54 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 1,232,129,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Brigade Capital Management, Lp's top holdings are Vistra Energy Corp. (OTC:VSTE) , Liberty Media, Bond 3.75%, Due 2/15/2030 (530715AL5) , iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSE:IWM) , SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) , and Liberty Media, Bond 4%, Due 11/15/2029 (530715AG6) . (32-0)

International Markets Beat US in 2017: 3 Best Country ETFs

2017-12-26 zacks
This has been a banner year for stocks across the globe. This is especially true, as the global stock market has climbed every single month in 2017, for the first time in the 30-year history of the MSCI AC World Index, according to Charles Schwab. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, all 45 countries are on track to grow this year and are expected to continue the momentum in 2018. (15-0)

New Highs For Stocks Do Not Constitute A Bubble

2017-12-25 seekingalpha
The S&P 500 keeps surging to new highs, and the rally has gained steam. The index closed the year 2016 at 2239, and with the close of 2683 on trading for December 23, 2017, the index is up 20% YTD. However, a good part of the gains came in the last 2 month as tax reform went from merely being quite probable in September, to having just been signed into law by President Trump. (7-0)

Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. - Current Holdings - Fintel.io

2017-12-20 fintel.io
Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. has disclosed 55 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 9,144,996,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C.'s top holdings are SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) , SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) , The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) , Cheniere Energy, Inc. (48-1)

Tourbillon Capital Partners, L.P. - Current Holdings - Fintel.io

2017-12-18 fintel.io
Tourbillon Capital Partners, L.P. has disclosed 53 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Portfolio manager(s) are listed as Jason Haber Karp. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 4,127,783,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Tourbillon Capital Partners, L.P.'s top holdings are SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) , Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (151-0)

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