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Even Trump Can’t Make Goldman Sachs Popular

Having pulled off the monumental achievement of getting elected with zero help from Wall Street, President Trump is at risk of throwing it all away. He seems to be turning his White House over not only to liberal Democrats, but to the very type of …

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Nobody to Blame But ETFs

The market’s resilience in 2017 is indeed remarkable. Consider that we’ve only hit a few speedbumps all year on the road to a series of new-high mile markers. One of those speedbumps was hit Tuesday, as market leadership in the large-cap tech issue helped the …

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Drone Exchange-Traded Fund Soars to New Heights

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) PureFunds Drone Economy Strategy ETF (IFLY) focuses on the emerging commercial drone market. IFLY invests in global equities related to the drone industry, including manufacturers and suppliers. Drone technology has risen to the forefront of public awareness in the last few …

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This Country’s Economy and Stock Market is Trouncing China

Last week, I attended the exclusive Lalcap India conference held in the ornate Guildhall in the City of London, an annual event organized by the polished and articulate Deepak Lalwani. For over 17 years, Lalwani has authored the influential “India Report,” a must-read for key …

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Selling Covered Calls on Sizzling Software Earnings

When earnings season comes into full bloom, it gets investors’ juices up as they wait and watch with bated breath for which companies are going to outperform analyst forecasts to propel their stocks higher. Earnings season typically kicks off the second week of January, April, …

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Make America Less Great: Support Ethanol Subsidies

President Donald Trump’s June 20 rally in Iowa was well attended, and after two Republican candidates won special elections the previous day to fill seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, one wonders if the low poll numbers about the country’s commander-in-chief are truly accurate. …

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Wholly Cow! Jeff Bezos Joins John Mackey in Creating a Whole New Brand of Capitalism

“It’s absolutely essential that the people who work for a company need to feel that they’re part of something bigger — that it’s not just a job.” — John Mackey One of my long-time friends is John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, …

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Big Data Shoots for Big Future Returns

The world’s first big data and analytics exchanged-traded fund is the PureFunds ISE Big Data ETF (BIGD). “Big data” is a recent concept that refers to extremely large data sets that may be analyzed by computers to reveal important patterns and trends. The concept is …

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ETFs and the Music of the Markets, Part III

I love music, and I love exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Both allow us to hear the “music of the markets” play out in real time. In the third and final installment of our series, ETFs & the Music of the Markets, we look at the tune being …

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What Sir John Templeton Would Say About Today’s Stock Market

“To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are avidly buying requires the greatest of fortitude and pays the greatest ultimate rewards.”                                                                         — Sir John Templeton The news surrounding the U.S. stock market today is schizophrenic. The disconnect between the …

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