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    What is an ETF?

    MarketWatch - 10/19/2019

    It may be a technical-sounding name, but ETFs are investor-friendly: low-cost, tax-advantaged, transparent, and more. 'ETFs,' or Exchange-Traded Funds, are pooled collections of investments, like stocks, bonds, or commodities. Like mutual funds, ETFs are packaged to allow investors access to a group of securities, offering more diversification than you'd get by buying, say, one company's stock, or bonds from one issuer.

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    Go on, cut your fees, BlackRock tells brokers: more ETF business for us

    MarketWatch - 10/15/2019

    BlackRock's (BLK) iShares has 39% of all ETF assets. The brokerage fee wars are a big plus for the exchange-traded fund arm of investment company BlackRock (BLK) as more investors turn to ETFs, the company's executives said Tuesday. BlackRock's (BLK) iShares has $1.6 trillion in ETF assets under management, and 39% of all market share, according to data from CFRA First Bridge.

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    As Schwab slashes commissions, can it get any cheaper to invest?

    MarketWatch - 10/14/2019

    How low can fees go? The race to the zero-bound is on. That's not an interest-rate policy development, but an investing fee trend.

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    What to watch in third quarter earnings from U.S. companies

    Reuters - 10/13/2019

    U.S. companies are preparing to report third-quarter results following a rocky few months in which they grappled with a U.S.-China trade conflict undermining the business environment and an overall economy that has been showing signs of struggling.

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    Markets dance to Trump's trade tunes

    Reuters - 10/10/2019

    The ebb and flow of trade tensions between the United States and China has roiled financial markets for months, and with the December deadline for higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods approaching fast no asset class is immune to trade-related risks. Markets' sensitivity to trade headlines was on stark display this week.

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    Welcome to the adult table: SEC sets new ETF rules

    MarketWatch - 10/09/2019

    More consumer choice, but about one-quarter of funds shut down. Exchange-traded funds are growing up-- and regulators are taking notice. On Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission passed a long-awaited ruling giving ETFs their own set of regulations, a step that will swell the ranks of funds available to investors by making it easier for issuers to launch funds.

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    In ETFs, the rich aren't getting much richer

    MarketWatch - 10/09/2019

    The 800- pound gorilla in the room, SPY, is $20 billion lighter. The 20 biggest exchange-traded funds together hold $1.33 trillion in assets: 60% of a total category of $2.3 trillion. But as analysts at Jefferies Equity Research point out, some of the biggest funds have seen outflows this year, while some small, niche products are picking up lots of interest.

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    Stocks with unequal voting rights may lose out on fund flows, Goldman says

    MarketWatch - 10/02/2019

    Seven of the 10 largest IPOs of 2019 included shares with unequal voting rights. In theory, everyone who owns stock in a company is equal to everyone else who owns the same stock. But in reality, some shareholders are more equal than others.

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    At 40 he had a job he hated, now he's worth half a billion dollars

    MarketWatch - 09/28/2019

    How the Fevertree co-founder hit the big-time with a big gamble. Twenty-two years ago Charles Rolls was a regular working stiff. He was just turning 40, and had no great successes to his name.

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    Trump calls Pelosi's impeachment move 'witch hunt garbage' and 'presidential harassment'

    MarketWatch - 09/24/2019

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon went on a Twitter tear after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against him. Trump characterized the congressional move toward impeachment as a distraction and "garbage":. "Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats purposely had to ruin and demean it with more breaking news Witch Hunt garbage.

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    Netflix's stock keeps falling, as previously most bullish analyst slashes target by 32%

    MarketWatch - 09/24/2019

    Shares of Netflix Inc. (NFLX) dropped 2.4% toward a nine-month low in morning trading Tuesday, after Pivotal Research analyst Jeff Wlodarczak slashed his price target by 32%, citing concerns over a "slower path to profitability." Wlodarczak, who was previously the most bullish on Netflix (NFLX) of the 40 analysts surveyed by FactSet, reiterated his buy rating he's had on the stock for at least the past three years but cut his target to $350--32% above Monday's closing price--from $515. He said...

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    SpiderRock Advisors Teams With State Street Global Advisors SPDRs To Serve Individual Retirement Accounts And Financial Advisors' Non-Taxable Business

    PR Newswire - 09/24/2019

    CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2019 SpiderRock Advisors, LLC, a rapidly growing asset management firm focused on providing customized option overlay strategies to advisors and institutions, today announced a new model offering "SpiderRock Advisors Qualified Solutions Portfolios.

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    Stay defensive with investments as others rotate, SPDR's Bartolini says

    MarketWatch - 09/19/2019

    It's a bit early for value stocks to take a' victory lap,' analyst says. There are seemingly as many explanations for what's caused the recent rotation in stocks as there are traders in the market. But you can count Matthew Bartolini, who runs SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, as among those unconvinced by the recent shift from momentum to value.

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    Running on empty? Energy is making up less and less of the S&P 500

    MarketWatch - 09/04/2019

    Energy stocks have gotten whacked this year. No place to go but up? Energy companies are making up less of the S&P 500 Index and investors in exchange-traded funds should keep a careful eye on what that means for their holdings, according to a research note out Tuesday.

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    Here's what bitcoin's relationship with the stock market and gold looks like over the past 90 days

    MarketWatch - 08/24/2019

    Bitcoin starting correlate with gold, stocks. The world's No. 1 cryptocurrency, bitcoin, has enjoyed a very loose relationship with other assets during its brief history, but that could be changing, a recent chart shows. A report from Digital Asset Data illustrates that over the past three months, bitcoin has moved in tandem with gold and has swung inversely to moves in the stock market.

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