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Outlook 18: Why This Is (Not Yet) the Summer of 1969

By Brent Schuttle via 160 Iris xyz What a difference a year makes It is hard to recall but at the turn of the calendar to 2017 investors were debating whether stronger economic growth would ever return largely because it had been so weak for much of late 2015 and 2016 Even as consumer
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Ideas to Help You Meet Some of Your 2018 Financial Objectives

By Ross Levin via 160 Iris xyz As I write my last column of 2017 I look ahead to the New Year not with resolutions but resolved to heed the advice of the poet Mary Oliver 160 Pay attention Be astonished Tell people about it Rather than set our sights on unrealistic goals that we
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Stocks vs. Real Estate: Retrain Your Thinking

By Andrew Rosen via 160 Iris xyz I find it interesting so many of us have strong opinions concerning stock investments vs real estate investments 160 Personally I blame most of the sentiment on the media Beyond that exposure however there is a stark difference on the way we value
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Are All Americans Becoming Wealthier, or Just The “Millionaire Class”?

By Rick Kahler via 160 Iris xyz A few weeks ago I wrote about the increasing use of the term Investor Class as an inaccurate and generally disparaging synonym for the rich The same day I wrote that piece a reader sent me an article by Christopher Ingraham that appeared December 7
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Here’s Your Ultimate New Year Financial Checklist

By Chad Smith via 160 Iris xyz Checklists make life easier 160 Research has demonstrated 160 the value of checklists in all industries from medicine to construction Often our financial to do lists are scattered tasks we think about often but struggle to complete due to the multiple
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Canada ETFs in Focus on Rate Hike

Bank of Canada BoC announced Wednesday that it was raising its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points the third time since July 2017 The key interest rate was hiked to 1 25 in the recent monetary policy meeting the highest since 2009 Following the central bank s decision Canada s
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Replace Emotions with a MATH-Based ETF Strategy

Investors seeking to diversify an investment portfolio away from the potential risks associated with market cap weighted indexing methodologies especially in a prolonged bull market run can also look to actively managed exchange traded funds For example the AdvisorShares Meidell
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Consumer Staples ETF Investing Guide

The Consumer Staples space looks quite well placed for this year given a stable U S economy With unemployment rate at its 17 year low favorable consumer spending healthy consumer confidence and increased business investments the economy appears to be in good shape Also the latest GDP
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Prepare for Bond Bear Market With These ETFs

The dream run of the prolonged bullish bond market finally seems to be approaching its end At least U S treasury yields recent northbound journey gives such cues Fed chief Yellen ECB and the Bank of Japan BoJ sent hawkish signals for their respective monetary policies The yield on
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U.S. ETFs in Focus as Market Cap Hits $30 trillion

The U S stock market added 6 9 trillion in market cap since President Donald Trump s inauguration Based on Russell 3000 market cap reached 30 6 trillion on Jan 18 Paul Hickey co founder of Bespoke told CNBC I think the performance in the first year has exceeded almost everybody
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