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Some MLP Funds Keep Holding Kinder Morgan — Big Time

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is now the top infrastructure stock in the energy sector. Its unit roll-up acquisitions and consolidations have been completed. In November and October it was ...
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Merger

What Will Dorsey, Wright Add to Nasdaq OMX?

The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) has announced that it will acquire Dorsey, Wright & Associates, which is a market leader in data analytics, passive indexing and smart-beta strategies. ...
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Can India Outperform Again in 2015?

India had a good year in 2014, with the Bombay Sensex recording its best performance in five years. Across the board, India made solid gains, from small caps to large ...
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New Biotech ETF Hits the Market

The ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF (NYSEMKT: SBIO) debuted on the market Wednesday, December 31, 2014. This exchange traded fund will track the Poliwogg Medical Breakthroughs Index (PMBI), which is designed ...
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Christmas 2015

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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Russia

Can Anything Save Russian ADSs, ETFs and Funds?

Despite efforts to stabilize the crumbling ruble, the Russia trade just seems to keep going from bad to worse. The carnage has gone to the point that a financial trade ...
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Silver

Despite Low Prices, Silver Demand Off the Charts

The prices of gold and silver have literally cratered from their highs. When most commodities get hammered, investors tend to lose interest if they own the commodity much higher. So, ...
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Greece Makes Itself Relevant Again, at Least for a Couple of Weeks

Greece is making itself temporarily relevant yet one more time. Greece’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, has called for a presidential election to be moved up to next week rather than ...
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The 7 Best Investments of 2014

Every year, new global trends emerge, old ones play out, and the financial markets adjust. This can offer new opportunities for investors to make money if their forecasts are accurate, their ...
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Loving the PIIGS: Ireland and Bank of Ireland Raised by S&P

With 10-year bond yields under 2% for much of the eurozone, and with inflation sliding into deflation, it is impossible to not notice when the ratings agencies actually upgrade a ...
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What to Expect From European Central Bank and Draghi on Quantitative Easing

Thursday is expected to bring word of expanded economic stimulus at the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, with the likely timing being early 2015. Mario Draghi has already gone as ...
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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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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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Buffet

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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