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Active Money Management with ETFs - Steve Savant’s Money- Part 4 of 5
 
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Sub Headline: Your Risk Portfolio May Benefit from ETFs Synopsis: Many retirees have some money in the market as an inflation hedge and as a growth strategy with discretionary retirement monies. ETFs (exchange traded funds) can provide both, and perhaps at a reduced cost compared to their mutual fund counterparts. You may want to include active money management from a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). Watch the interview with financial planner Sean Humeston. Content: Most ETFs are designed to track a particular market index, such as the S&P 500. Other ETFs follow market segments (small-, mid-, or large-cap stocks), individual countries, specific industry sectors, or commodities such as gold or oil. But keep in mind, you may need active money management from an RIA. ETFs don’t deal directly with individual investors, and use an institutional investor that can then sell the ETF shares to individual investors on the open market. If an individual wishes to sell shares, he or she can do so by selling to other individual investors on the open market. To complete the redemption, the fund does not have to sell anything; it simply distributes the underlying securities to the institutional investor and then dismantles the creation unit. Some of the advantages of an ETF fund: Usually lower expense loads: Because they do not have operational costs, many ETFs have low annual expense ratios. (Don’t forget to review the prospectus) Tax Favored: Low frequency trading may lead to some degree of tax efficiency. Trading: ETF shares are bought and sold on the open market, an investor can use trading tools such as limit or stop-loss orders, “sell short” the ETF shares, or even trade the shares on margin, using borrowed money. Generally, no required minimum investment: No minimum purchase requirements are needed to buy shares in an ETF. Some of the disadvantages of an ETF fund: Commission charges: Some ETFs offer non-commission ETF product lines, but many are traded with commission transactional costs. Client services: There may be limited services offered from the ETF manufacturer. Fee based RIAs may offer supplemental services for a fee. ETFs are an option to consider when you’re seeking a financial product that generally has lower costs, some tax efficiencies and can be traded on the open market. Keep in mind that potential purchasers of ETFs need to perform a risk tolerance test and confirm their time horizons for suitability to achieve their mid to long term goals. You may need active money management oversight from an RIA. Syndicated financial columnist Steve Savant interviews financial planner Sean Humeston. Steve Savant’s Money, the Name of the Game is an hour-long financial talk show for consumers distributed online in 5 ten-minute video press releases Monday through Friday to 280 media outlets, social media networks and industry portals. (www.lifesizesolutions.com) https://youtu.be/vy7CWNCxlNY
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Investing in the emerging markets consumer | Columbia Threadneedle
 
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Roughly three billion new consumers are driving growth in emerging markets, says Ed Kerschner, Chief Portfolio Strategist, But for investors looking for exposure to the consumer opportunity, Kerschner explains, buying the emerging markets benchmark may not be effective. To read our latest investment insights, click here: https://www.columbiathreadneedleus.com/blog For more videos from Columbia Threadneedle Investments: https://www.youtube.com/ctinvest_us To learn more about Columbia Threadneedle Investments, click here: http://www.columbiathreadneedle.com/us
7 Step Options Trade Entry Checklist
 
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Talking Major Market Risks, Gold, & Silver with Lynette Zang
 
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Note: This video originally appeared in an article that I wrote for Seeking Alpha, a major online investor publication. See that article here: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4229134-analyzing-key-market-risks-2019-40-year-market-veteran I stopped by Phoenix recently to have a meeting with one of my favorite market analysts, Lynette Zang. She is Chief Market Strategist for ITM Trading, a precious metals broker. Lynette Zang provides the latest economic update today based upon her research and she describes why 2008 was just a warning. Lynette's specialty is diving deep into the documentation for assets and investments that most of us don't read. If you invest at all in stocks or the bond market, you NEED to view this video. We discuss the major risks and issues with owning stocks through a regular broker, as well as what the bond market is telling us about the economy. We also discuss how to own precious metals as insurance, including which types of metals have the best overall risk protection. We examine the real estate market and why owning a lot of real estate right now is a risk to your wealth because pressures are already happening on prices, and eventually will catch up to rental incomes. We discuss how much time we have left before the financial reset, and how ITM Trading strategy for gold and silver can help you address your risks just before the crash. Lastly, we go over the advantages of gold and silver investing, whether it be in bullion or collectible coins. You can find more fine research from Lynette at ITM Trading: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/# ITM has an upcoming strategy workshop for accredited investors in Scottsdale on February 8-10, 2019. Find ITM events on their website here: https://www.itmtradingevents.com/ Find the full article on our website: https://goldsilverpros.com/2018/12/22/analyzing-key-market-risks-for-2019-with-a-40-year-market-veteran/ Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates: https://twitter.com/GoldsilverP
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The Hidden Value In Crypto (w/ Ari Paul) | Skin in the Game | Real Vision™
 
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Ari Paul, CIO and managing partner of BlockTower Capital, joins Real Vision's Ash Bennington for a wide-ranging conversation about the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Paul unpacks his views on the risks and opportunities in crypto-assets now, and discusses the ways in which he draws on his background as a traditional asset portfolio manager to make better decisions. Filmed on October 23, 2018 in New York. Watch more Real Vision™ videos: http://po.st/RealVisionVideos Subscribe to Real Vision™ on YouTube: http://po.st/RealVisionSubscribe Start a 14-day free trial: https://rvtv.io/2zSRjzq About Real Vision™: Real Vision™ is the destination for the world’s most successful investors to share their thoughts about what’s happening in today's markets. Think: TED Talks for Finance. On Real Vision™ you get exclusive access to watch the most successful investors, hedge fund managers and traders who share their frank and in-depth investment insights with no agenda, hype or bias. Make smart investment decisions and grow your portfolio with original content brought to you by the biggest names in finance, who get to say what they really think on Real Vision™. Connect with Real Vision™ Online: Linkedin: https://rvtv.io/2xbskqx Twitter: https://rvtv.io/2p5PrhJ The Hidden Value In Crypto (w/ Ari Paul) | Skin in the Game | Real Vision™ https://www.youtube.com/c/RealVisionTelevision Transcript: That's four in a row, right? I think so. All right, Ari. Thanks for joining us. Excited to talk about distributed ledger and cryptocurrency. But first, let's play a game. Thanks for having me, Ash. You know, in college, I was a semi-professional poker player. But I definitely wouldn't be semi-professional at Connect 4. I think that means I'm going to lose. We'll see how this goes. You're first. Guests go first. All right, that was-- that was going to be my move. So let's start at the very beginning. So we know that people have made a lot of money trading these assets. But what's a real world application for someone who's not been involved in the crypto space? How are these technologies potentially going to change the world? The first use case that was the vision of Satoshi was P2P electronic cash. That was actually the subtitle of the Satoshi white paper. And the idea was to have sound money, money that can't be depreciated by central banks, money that is resistant to censorship, meaning, let's say I want to send a transaction to a gambling site, or maybe something like Wikileaks. Currently, banks can censor me, or the SWIFT system can censor me. So central resistant, and then last, is also seizure resistant. So it's an asset that can't be confiscated, or is at least resistant to being confiscated, where in the US, that might not be that valuable to us. But you imagine a citizen in Russia, or China, or Venezuela, or Iran, or much of the world, where they have to be concerned about corrupt law enforcement or the government itself literally confiscating their assets. So cryptocurrency, the first use case was as money that is more secure kind of in every way than fiat. Since then, the scope of what cryptocurrency is trying to be has enlarged tremendously. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency and was really focused on that sound money use case. Ethereum captured a lot particularly Silicon Valley imagination as tackling a much broader landscape of use cases. So Ethereum is aiming to be kind of a world computer, a platform for decentralized applications. And I won't get too technical, but it's a Turing complete programming base, meaning you can program anything. So any application that can exist, you could theoretically build it. And so some of-- And build it in a distributed way. Right. And that's the key part. So something people in the crypto industry right now are puzzling through is what use cases makes sense to decentralize. So a few examples are, you know, something in the news a lot has been the privacy concerns around Facebook and other large data providers. So imagine a decentralized Facebook, where the user owns and controls their data, where, literally, I get the benefit of software from a company like Facebook that has all of these developers, but they never, ever see any of my data. So all of the data is encrypted. that's one example. Near term use cases, I think one that's powerful is remittances. So right now, people who are of any level of wealth, but it tends to be effectively a regressive tax-- people are paying $20 a transaction to Western Union, for example. They want to send $100 from the US to their parents in India, and they're paying outrageous fees. So cryptocurrency for remittance.
Views: 26386 Real Vision Finance
This One Thing Could Send Stocks Lower
 
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Subscribe to stay up to date with the latest videos ► https://www.sbry.co/YTNeW The Investors MarketCast: Episode 12 – This One Thing Could Send Stocks Lower Washington DC’s relationship with Wall Street seems to be weighing on investors. Is market volatility telling the Fed to be more dovish or hawkish with interest rate hikes? John declares an inverted yield curve is all but inevitable at this point unless something happens soon with 2-year Treasuries. What could be the market catalyst that send stocks lower? Energy was a huge mover last week. John describes the new evil plan from Saudi Arabia and Russia that calls for $100 oil and asks Scott to breakdown the recent IMF meeting. Greg reveals why he never trades oil and the one huge advantage China has over the US in any trade negotiations. Scott tells you what to watch this week with 42% of S&P 500 companies reporting earnings, and the ECB interest rate announcement. A listener writes in with a question about trading volume and Greg tells you about the inaugural trade and 25% one-day gain in his brand new Ten Stock Trader service. Be sure to click here to never miss an episode ↓ GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC ► https://www.sbry.co/dzzKq APPLE ITUNES ► https://www.sbry.co/GoCV0 STITCHER ► https://www.sbry.co/s86p1 Download the NewsWire app for more expert market updates throughout the day: GOOGLE PLAY APP ► https://www.sbry.co/NOgkj APPLE ITUNES APP ► https://www.sbry.co/z8IIy ———————————— Follow us on Twitter ► https://www.sbry.co/cIZHu Join our Facebook Community ► https://www.sbry.co/cadxP Check out our website ► https://www.sbry.co/CcszZ Check out Health and Wealth Bulletin ► https://www.sbry.co/NwRmD Check out Stansberry Investor Hour ► https://www.sbry.co/NeWIh Check out Extreme Value ► http://www.sbry.co/NwEvI ————————————
Views: 1568 Stansberry NewsWire
How This STI-Beating Fund Manager Picks Dividend Plays
 
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Evelyn Ong, Investment Manager, Amundi Singapore Limited, shares what she looks for when choosing dividend stocks
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Diagnosing Dividend-Paying Healthcare Stocks *** INDUSTRY FOCUS ***
 
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Understanding the anatomy of great dividend paying healthcare stocks, including what to look for and what to avoid. For our best dividend stock ideas, go to dividends.fool.com. This podcast was recorded on 11/18/2015. Imagine owning Amazon.com (up over an insane 4,000% since 2001) when Internet sales rendered big-box retailers obsolete... Now an industry 99% of us use daily is set to implode... And 3 established companies are positioned to take advantage. Click http://bit.ly/1zQXjzy for a stunning presentation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Subscribe to The Motley Fool's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheMotleyFool Or, follow our Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/+MotleyFool/posts Inside The Motley Fool: Check out our Culture Blog! http://culture.fool.com Join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/themotleyfool Follow The Motley Fool on Twitter: https://twitter.com/themotleyfool
Views: 217 The Motley Fool
Brand Value Comes to Life in an ETF
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do There are direct correlations between brand recognition and brand value and the performance of publicly traded companies with venerable brands. It is not a coincidence that Apple Inc. (AAPL), a company with enviable brand recognition and intense brand loyalty among consumers, is the largest U.S. company by market value. Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) and Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) also have strong brands. Put simply, brand awareness matters in financial markets, and a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) reflects that theme. The Brand Value ETF (BVAL) debuted Tuesday courtesy of Michigan-based Exponential ETFs. BVAL tracks the BrandTransact 50 Index, which equally weights 50 members of the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index that exhibit a discount of brand and intangible asset value to market cap. In short, this index seeks to identify companies with unrealized brand value that have high potential for margin expansion, according to a statement issued by Exponential ETFs. (See also: Why Is Brand Equity Considered an Intangible Asset?) Back-tested back to 2007, the BrandTransact 50 Index has topped the S&P 500, S&P 500 Value Index and the Russell 1000 Index, among other major U.S. equity benchmarks, according to Brandometry data. In real time, the index is almost one year old. Brands have value, which is why a polo shirt costs $65 in one part of the mall and $15 in another part of the mall, said Exponetial ETFs CEO Phil Bak in an email exchange with Investopedia. What we have done is find a way to quantify that value, and deliver that value to investors in a way that enhances their overall portfolios. (See also: What Impact Does Brand Equity Have on Profit Margins?) BVAL's top 10 holdings include Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY), Bank of America Corporation (BAC), Morgan Stanley (MS), Tiffany & Co. (TIF) and Apple. The new ETF has the feel of a growth fund at the sector level, as the consumer discretionary and technology sectors combine for nearly two-thirds of the fund's weight. Financial services and industrial stocks combine for another 28 percent. Private company valuations include significant allocations towards brand value, said Bak. This is the first time that there is a tool for investors in the public markets to be able to capitalize on unrealized brand value. BVAL charges 0.65 percent per year, or $65 on a $10,000 investment. Exponential ETFs is also the firm behind the growing American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF (ACSI). (See also: What Are Some Examples of Companies or Products That Have Outstanding Brand Equity?)
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USMV vs. FVD  Comparing Smart Beta Funds
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do Smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) seek to generate positive alpha while reducing risk through diversification. Smart beta ETFs mix actively and passively managed strategies. These ETFs have an active investment approach, since they seek to provide enhanced returns and outperform a benchmark index. However, they are also passively managed because they implement rules-based strategies to help minimize the annual net expense ratio. The iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSEARCA: USMV) and the First True Value Line Dividend Index Fund (NYSEARCA: FVD) are two smart beta funds that have similar characteristics but different investment objectives and strategies. IShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF The iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF was issued on Oct. 18, 2011; as of September 6, 2016, the fund had grown its total net assets to $14.62 billion. The fund seeks to provide investment results corresponding to those of the MSCI USA Minimum Volatility USD Index, its benchmark index. The index aims to measure the performance of the top 85% of U.S. equity securities, as ranked by market capitalization, with a lower degree of volatility compared to that of the broader U.S. equity market. The fund implements a passive representative sampling strategy to achieve its investment objective. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 90% of its total net assets in equity securities comprising its benchmark index and may invest up to 10% of its total net assets in certain derivative securities. As of September 6, 2016, the fund had 177 holdings, and its top five sector allocations were 19.83% financials, 19.29% health care, 15.37% consumer staples, 14.71% information technology and 8.82% utilities. Based on trailing three-year data, the fund had an average annual standard deviation of 8.82% and a return of 14.52% as of September 6, 2016, while the S&P 500 Index had an average annual volatility of 10.88% and return of 12.30% over the same period. Based on trailing three-year data, when measured against the S&P 500 Index, the fund had an alpha of 5.42, which indicated that it had outperformed the index by an average annual 5.42% on a risk-adjusted basis. Additionally, the fund had a beta of 0.70 when measured against the S&P 500 Index. First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund The First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund seeks to track the investment results of its benchmark index. Under normal market conditions, the First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund invests at least 90% of its total net assets in equity securities comprising its benchmark, the Value Line Dividend Index. The benchmark index consists of U.S. equity securities with above-average dividend yields compared to those of the S&P 500 Index, and the potential for capital appreciation. As of September 6, 2016, the fund had a 30-day SEC yield of 2.30% and a trailing 12-month dividend yield of 2.94%. Similar to the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Vo
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Starbucks Released Earnings After the Bell That Beat Estimates and Broke Records
 
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Starbucks (SBUX) reported earnings after the bell that beat records and were $0.01 higher than analysts’ expectations for the company's third quarter of fiscal 2015. The luxury coffee retailer reported earnings of $0.42 a share on revenue of $4.88 billion. According to Reuters, estimates came to $0.41 a share on revenues of $4.85 billion. The reported earnings of $0.42 shows a 24% increase over last year's third quarter earnings of $0.34 a share. In the release, Starbucks said that comparable store sales rose 7% globally, with an 11% rise in China and global revenues rose 18% over the same period last year. The company also said that their non-GAAP operating margins increased 100 basis points to 19.5%. Moments before the numbers were out, Starbucks also announced that they will be buying back an additional 50 million shares of the company's common stock in addition to the 11 million available under its current share repurchase program. Shares of Starbucks are trading 38% higher than they were at the beginning of the year. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet