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BlackRock Results Boosted by Strong ETF Inflows

2018-01-18 zacks
BlackRock Inc. (BLK - Free Report) reported adjusted earnings of $6.24 per share in the fourth quarter of 2017, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $6.08 and improving 21% from the year-ago quarter. Full-year adjusted earnings per share of $22.60 improved 17% year over year. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $22.47. A solid improvement in assets under management (AUM) seems to have spurred the earnings beat. (32-0)

Best Index Funds For 2018

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
This article contains some of the best passively managed funds you can add to your portfolio. (71-0)

Why You Should Never Short The S&P 500

2018-01-09 seekingalpha
As the ongoing bull market is poised to celebrate its 9th anniversary in two months, many investors think that a bear market is just around the corner.

The REIT That Capitalizes On The Scale Of The U.S. Government

2018-01-09 seekingalpha
The government's credit history reduces risk and offers assurance of payment, while adding additional growth avenues. (1-0)

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)

Dividend Growth 50: This 8.18% Raise Is A Great Birthday Gift

2018-01-04 seekingalpha
The DG50 grew income better than several benchmarks, but mutual fund VDIGX continued to perform well. (24-0)

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)

Comparing The DG50 To My Millennial Portfolio After 3 Years

2017-12-31 seekingalpha
For some, investing and maintaining a 50-stock portfolio for 30 years is not their idea of a fun time.

Dave Dierking Positions For 2018: Opportunities Ahead

2017-12-28 seekingalpha
Dave Dierking, CFA, and SA Editor Carolyn Pairitz Morris talk about 2017 and the year ahead for ETF investors. (13-0)

The Futility Of Forecasts And My Forecast For 2018

2017-12-28 seekingalpha
Macro, top down, is in for a major rebound in success and then popularity, if myself and some smarter people are correct.

2018 Will Be A Good Year For Passive Investing

2017-12-21 seekingalpha
U.S. businesses revenue has grown considerably over the past several years and shows no signs of slowing heading into 2018. (15-0)

Dividend Growth 50: It's A Happy 3rd Anniversary, Even As Mr. Market Gets Some 'Revenge'

2017-12-19 seekingalpha
Not long ago, one popular stock-market narrative was that McDonald's was in trouble because people were trying to eat healthier foods. It was going to be a slow death by a billion kale smoothies. (289-0)

November ETF Asset Report: U.S. Tops, Treasuries Flop

2017-12-04 zacks
Given how important November was with progress on tax reform, Powell’s selection as the next Fed chair and the OPEC output cut deal extension, it will be interesting to look back at how ETF investors behaved in the month. Overall, the month mostly witnessed positive events. (6-0)

4 Reasons Why Investors Love Passive ETFs

2017-11-20 zacks
While the ETF industry is growing by leaps and bounds, investors’ inclination toward passive ETFs is quite remarkable. There are about 1836 non-leveraged ETFs listed on U.S. indexes with an average market-cap of $3.29 trillion and average expense ratio of 0.57%, as per xtf.com. (12-0)

Victory Formation Long/Short Portfolio Update - November 2017

2017-11-20 seekingalpha
I have made some changes this week to my long/short portfolio example listed on Wall Street Survivor. I have basically reduced the long S&P 500 ETF exposure in exchange for some regular individual company longs, covered a few shorts in favor of better scoring ideas, and traded the long Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) position for Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares. The net-long posture has been reduced closer to net-neutral as a result of the shuffling, after subtracting the precious metals hedge stake. (628-1)

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