ETFs and Mutual Funds

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How MLP Funds and ETFs Will Treat Kinder Morgan Holdings Post-Merger

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is just about to hold its special meeting to vote on a monumental merger. The Kinder Morgan operating company is about to roll up its ...
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How Nasdaq 4,700 Compares to All-Time High of 5,132 Back in 2000

The bull market is in full swing and the panic of late September and early October seems like a distant memory. The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high above ...
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Significant Changes in Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, 2014. Warren Buffett’s portfolio has recently undergone some radical changes on the surface, some of ...
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Jana Partners Increases Its Activist Stakes Handily

Jana Partners is a very well-known activist fund, and it has a solid track record of effecting change in some of the companies it gets involved in. Its latest 13F ...
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New ETF Launches for China Bond Market Access

Van Eck Global is rolling out a new exchange traded fund (ETF) that allows U.S. investors access to the Chinese onshore bond market. Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (NYSEMKT: ...
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2 Great Stock Buyback ETFs With Approaches Different as Night and Day

Investors love dividends, and they often love buybacks just as much or more. The reality is that both corporate governance strategies are the most common methods of returning capital to ...
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5 Major Midterm Election ETF Winners for 2015 and Beyond

Change is in the air after the midterm elections have swung the balance of power back to the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Change of ...
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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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Why WisdomTree Is Back!

WisdomTree Investments Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF) may seem like an unusual bull market barometer, considering how many investment management firms there are, but Wisdom Tree is back. The company may be ...
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5 Tax-Loss Selling Stock Candidates Could Be a Huge Buying Opportunity

One of the most difficult things for investors to do in any long running secular bull market is to know when to take profits on high-flyers, but still stay long ...
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Are MLPs Bottoming Out? (Update)

Being an investor in the sector of master limited partnerships, or MLPs, has been extremely rewarding for years and years. Suffice it to say that the last drop in oil ...
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Bull and Bear

Is That 10% Stock Market Correction Finally at Hand?

Investors have become nervous again, and rightfully so. We have seen investors willing to step up to the plate on weakness and buy value or oversold stocks, but there is ...
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Counter Take: Are Investors Getting Too Confident?

If you are a contrarian, you want to be cautious when everyone else is euphoric. Warren Buffett has said to be fearful when others are greedy, but be greedy when ...
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Bill Gross Offers First Investment Outlook at Janus

Bill Gross recently created a massive stir in the bond market and in the financial media when he jumped from PIMCO to Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: JNS). The move ...
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Hedge Fund Assets Nearing All-Time Pre-Recession Highs

BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research announced Tuesday in a report that the hedge fund industry took in $18.4 billion in August. This marks the highest inflow in three months and ...
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