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Here Is Why And How Every Individual Investor Has A Chance Of Beating Wall Street

BackgroundThe regular releases of the S&P Index-Vs.-Active report card “SPIVA” show that over longer time periods, there are only 10-20% of mutual funds that can beat the index. The ones that just did, rarely do it again.Wall Street Pro may look brilliant on the first few sights. But after digging deeper, you may soon conclude […]

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Why the Feared Google-Facebook Duopoly Will Grow Faster Than Expected

Digital advertising giants Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) and Facebook Inc. (FB), thought to have limited growth because of their giant market shares, are now poised for dramatic gains in a market that’s much bigger than expected. According to Morgan Stanley, this bigger than expected surge in the two tech giants’ bread-and-butter businesses cold sharply boost their […]

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3 Reasons Big Investors Are Pouring Billions Into ETFs

Contrary to their reputation as an vehicle designed for retail investors, especially individuals with relatively small accounts, ETFs are finding increasing favor with large institutional investors. Indeed, ETFs represented 24.8% of institutional asset managers’ portfolios by late 2018, up from 18.5% in 2017, according to a survey conducted by financial data firm Greenwich Associates, as […]

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Dow Jones Led By Goldman Sachs, But Sellers Still Dictate The Action

Sellers were in the stock market again Friday, but the major stock index were off session lows. Top stocks in the Dow Jones today included Goldman Sachs (GS), up 1%. On the Nasdaq, Costco(COST) stock was a big earnings winner, up 5%.In late-afternoon trading, the S&P 500 cut its decline to around 0.5%. The Dow […]

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5 Dividend Aristocrats Where Analysts See Capital Gains

To become a “Dividend Aristocrat,” a dividend paying company must accomplish an incredible feat: consistently increase shareholder dividends every year for at least 20 consecutive years. Companies with this kind of track record tend to attract a lot of investor attention — and furthermore, “tracking” funds that follow the Dividend Aristocrats Index must own them. With […]

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Stock Indexes On Track For Technical Trouble

U.S. stock indexes headed toward technical trouble late Wednesday morning, even as the Shanghai composite climbed 1.5% on hopes of a trade deal with the Trump administration. China’s Shanghai composite rose for a fourth consecutive session.The Nasdaq slipped 0.7%, while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.5% and 0.6%, respectively. The small-cap […]

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ETFs and Buybacks Fuel 2019 Rally as Investors Avoid Single Stocks

The 2019 stock rally is being fueled by two largely overlooked catalysts: a 58% increase in stock buybacks and a 5-fold rise of inflows into ETFs in the last week alone, per data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Strikingly, this is happening as retail and institutional investors alike have been net sellers of shares, […]

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Market Is Missing The Growth Potential For This Tech Leader

Apple (AAPL) has lost over 30% of its value from October to Mid January due to concerns about the growth rate of iPhone sales. In turn, many of the company’s over 200 suppliers have seen their stocks crash in unison. Due to its immense size and the outsized media attention it receives, Apple tends to […]

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Protect Your Portfolio by Buying These Mega-Cap ETFs

After a strong start to 2019, many investors are looking for segments of the market that could protect capital from a significant pullback. While some are choosing to reduce their exposure to equities, others may want to consider a position in some of the largest companies as a way to mitigate the impact of a […]

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We Did The Math: The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF Can Go To $204

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself.  For the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF, we found that the […]

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