ETFs and Mutual Funds

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NYSE Gives Bitcoin a Serious Leg to Stand On

As the market continues to reach new highs, investors are looking for more areas to invest in, grow or diversify. A new index will to some extent break the fourth wall in terms ...
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4 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Interest Rates Increases

It’s the old adage when it comes to the discussion on interest rates. It’s not a matter of if, but when. There may be a major difference this time. In ...
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Major Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have released the official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway as of March 31, 2015. For years now, 24/7 Wall St. has released ...
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Key Dalio and Bridgewater Position Changes: Alcoa, Apple, CenturyLink, Cisco, Gilead, Emerging Markets

Bridgewater Associates is one of the most widely followed and most renowned hedge funds in the world. After all, it is also one of the financial giants, and it is ...
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Why Municipal Bond Funds Are Still Solid for High Tax Bracket Investors

The Merrill Lynch RIC Report always has some interesting figures and observations along with its monthly outlook. For investors, it also comes with many near-term and long-term assumptions for its ...
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4 ETFs to Buy to Protect Against Huge Market Losses

It has now been six years since the depths of the Great Recession and the ensuing stock market sell-off. The S&P 500 is up over 200% in that period, and ...
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Why a Key Short Seller Is Pounding Harley-Davidson

Through time, millions of people have owned motorcycles. With Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) being the top motorcycle company out there, you might wonder why a short seller is so aggressive ...
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Is a Pakistan ETF Launch for You?

Investors have been investing in emerging markets and frontier markets for years now. After all, these international markets represent the largest growth opportunities for the generations ahead. One nation's stock market ...
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Will Amgen Earnings Shape Biotech for the Rest of 2015?

After markets close on Tuesday, Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) is scheduled to announce its first-quarter results. Among biotech companies Amgen is the second-largest measured by market cap, trailing only Gilead ...
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China ETF Plunges 4% in a Day

Issues of margin trading, a surge of individual investors into local shares, a ballooning stock market and a slowing of the world's second largest economy sent the largest China exchange ...
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3 Stocks to Buy as Active Mutual Funds Give Way to ETFs

In the late 1980s and through the 1990s, active mutual funds and their managers dominated in the halcyon era. Managers like Peter Lynch and Bill Miller beat the market benchmarks ...
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Crude Oil Price Gains Despite Another Large Inventory Build

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 8.17 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Short Sellers Going Against Warren Buffett and His Top Stocks

Short sellers are often viewed by the investing public as more than just an interesting breed. Sometimes, particularly in bear markets or during market corrections, short sellers are simply hated. After ...
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Buybacks and Dividends at All-Time High in 2014, Even More Seen in 2015

If you are an investor, chances are high that you are among the millions who like to see dividends and stock buybacks. These two strategies have contributed handily to investors' ...
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What the Top Fund Portfolio Managers Are Buying and Selling Now

Six years into a bull market, many investors are wary, and rightfully so. Huge stimulus in the form of three rounds of quantitative easing and super-low interest rates have propped ...
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