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Are Small Cap Stocks Better Than Large Caps Again?

With the bull market now six years old, and the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fighting to stay in positive territory for 2015, it is important to ...
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Apple Added to the DJIA: What You Need to Know Now

There is big news for you indexers out there. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will be the next addition to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). This is a major development, ...
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Bull and Bear

Is the Stock Market Correction Taking Hold — or Just an Oversold Bargain Again?

The old saying for investors each year is "as goes January, so goes the year." We will leave the almanac figure analysis up to others, but investors are starting to ...
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Has the Santa Rally Already Eaten Too Much Into 2015 Price Targets?

As we draw closer to ringing in the New Year, analysts are already looking ahead to predict what the markets will do. Some expected headwinds are market-wide, such as the ...
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ETF investing

Equity ETFs See Massive Inflows, but Not Gold and Bond ETFs

2014 is turning out to be another great year for equities, and that has translated into new assets piling into exchange traded funds (ETFs). Before getting universally excited across all ...
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The Stock Market Joke of October: What Sell-Off?

The end of September brought a sell-off in stocks that went well into October. The first half of October was a month in which many investors started to wonder if ...
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ETF Companion Guide for the 10 Best Economies in the World

After seeing a recent report from the World Economic Forum on national competitiveness ratings, 24/7 Wall St. used several metrics to determine which nations had the best economies in the ...
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Five Ways to Protect Your Portfolio From a 20% Market Correction

As we have looked through research from the firms that we cover on Wall Street, we find that almost everybody expects a pullback. Some see one that is more significant ...
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Bull and Bear

ETFs Strategies for the Top Ten 2014 Predictions of Bob Doll

Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager of Nuveen Asset Management, is out with his ten predictions for 2014. His predictions are followed by many, and he scored ...
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Credit Suisse Sees These Stocks as Likely Additions to the S&P 500

One of the reasons that investors look for stocks that may be added to the S&P 500 is that those that are added are immediately bought by portfolio managers who ...
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ETFs Taking In, and Losing, the Most New Capital in September 2013

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) almost undoubtedly have unseated mutual funds in their importance in the daily swings in the stock and bond markets. Mutual funds are still important to the markets, ...
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Morgan Stanley Turns into Extreme Stock Market Bull

This year already has been a great one for stocks. The S&P 500 Index is up almost 16% after Wednesday's gains to 1,654 as of mid-day, and the bull market may ...
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Five Ways Hedge Funds Brace for a Stock Market Crash, and You Can Too

Investors almost always worry about a stock market crash, but when headwinds start to look stronger than the positive forces, they really start to worry that the rug can get ...
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Traders

Stock Market Crash Talk Gains More Steam

What is a stock market crash? The short answer is that it depends on your risk profile. The financial media covers a one-day drop of 4% as though it were a ...
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ETF investing

Top Hedge Funds Using Exchange Traded Funds to Boost Gains and Lower Costs

The hedge fund industry sure seems and looks different now when compared to a decade or two ago. We recently wrote about how the 2% and 20% pricing strategy long ...
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