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Index funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors is a documentary based on the book that is changing the way the world invests by replacing speculation with an education. Slick Wall Street sales pitches and fear tactics are cleverly designed to make your broker rich, not you. This film reveals how the stock market works, and how to build a portfolio of low-cost index funds so you...
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Fidelity Investments is the online trading brokerage of choice, offering IRAs, retirement planning, mutual funds, ETFs, and more to help meet your goals. †Fidelity commissioned Corporate Insight to study bond pricing, available online, for self-directed retail investors from five brokers that offer corporate and municipal bonds. The study compared online bond prices for over 20,000 municipal...
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Index Fund Advisors is a fee-only independent fiduciary financial advisor that specializes in risk-appropriate portfolios of index funds. Look for a firm that is a fiduciary (legally requiring them to always act in the best interest of the client) and is only compensated by clients with no...
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IndexMundi contains detailed country statistics, charts, and maps compiled from multiple sources. You can explore and analyze thousands of indicators organized by region, country, topic, industry sector, and type. Explore, visualize, and compare over 1200 indicators published by the World Bank....
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By: Catherine Yoshimoto, Sr. Index Product Manager The first six months of 2016 was a wild ride that left market participants looking for any means to steady themselves as the world shook around them. In times like this, I find myself thinking of the song “Steady, As She Goes” by the Raconteurs....
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MSCI's All Country World Index (ACWI) is composed of 2,400 constituents, ten sectors, and is the industry’s accepted gauge of global stock market activity. It provides a seamless, modern and fully integrated view across all sources of equity returns in 46 developed and emerging markets. Learn about the index ». From “Index Provider of the Year” to “Best Sell-Side Risk Market Risk Product of...
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ETF University is a complete series of articles that walks you through the basics of ETFs, teaching you everything you need to know to get started with these powerful investment tools. ETF Report asked some of the issuers and index providers helping to drive smart beta forward why their respective methodologies are the best choice for investors. Smart beta is an ‘umbrella’ term that covers a...
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BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager guiding individuals, financial professionals and institutions in building better financial futures. Explore more. While the Fed may hold off on a rate increase following Donald Trump's surprise election win, a lot can happen between now and the next Fed meeting. A quarter-point hike in December is still likely, if markets are stable and labor...
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Welcome to Direxion. Your Home for Leveraged ETFs, Inverse ETFs, and Alternative Mutual Funds. Take advantage of up to Daily 3x leverage, Bull and Bear funds. Direxion builds products for investors who want more than the status quo. Our index-based products deliver directional options, magnified exposure, and long-term, rules-based strategies. Founded in 1997, the company has approximately...
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Mutual Fund resources from SSGA, a global leader in investment management. State Street Target Retirement 2015 Fund State Street Target Retirement 2020 Fund State Street Target Retirement 2025 Fund State Street Target Retirement 2030 Fund State Street Target Retirement 2035 Fund State Street Target Retirement 2040 Fund State Street Target Retirement 2045 Fund State Street Target Retirement 2050...
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Domini Social Investments. Socially responsible mutual funds. Responsible, sustainable investing combining ESG standards with shareholder activism and community development investing. Performance data quoted is past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment return, principal value, and yield will fluctuate. Your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their...
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An investment in FlexShares is subject to numerous risks, including possible loss of principal. Fund returns may not match the return of the respective indexes. The Funds are subject to the following principal risks: asset class; commodity; concentration; counterparty; currency; derivatives; dividend; emerging markets; equity securities; fluctuation of yield; foreign securities; geographic;...
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This individual investor book, by Lawrence Russell has been written with his objective and in-depth knowledge concerning what really works in personal financial practices and retirement investment methods. He is a knowledgeable fee only financial planner in the Pasadena and LA, California area. His stated objective is “to improve people’s knowledge and improve their capability in managing their...
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No Load Bond Fund Information for Corporate, Convertible, Government, Tax-free, Municipal, and US Bonds and Fixed Income Securities. In addition, note that there can be a reasonable justification to pay a short-term, back-end redemption charge. If a fund has a longer average maturity and wishes to discourage shorter-term trading behavior, a redemption charge could be assessed for some limited...
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"In spite of the marketing of mutual funds it is proven in the scientific litterarture that mutual funds does not beat index. And if you count their fees they even is worse than index over time.". M. Dahlqvist, S. Engström och P. Söderlind, Performance and Characteristics of Swedish Mutual Funds, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 35:409-423 (2000) (Wikipedia). Interview with Urban...
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Over time, traditional market-cap weighted indexes such as the S&P 500 and the Russell 1000 have been shown to outperform most active managers. However, market cap weighted indexes suffer from a systematic flaw. The problem is that market-cap weighted indexes increase the amount they own of a particular company as that company's stock price increases. As a company's stock falls, its market...
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This no load S&P 500 index fund website provides information on certain no load index funds that track the Standard and Poors 500 composite index. Brokers and investment advisors typically offer you only A Class, B Class, and C Class shares. A, B, and C Share Classes add front-end loads and/or back-end loads, and these share classes often carry much higher annual management fees. Then, a .25%...
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A fee-only financial advisor, with almost $2.7 billion under management (as of 12/31/2015), has declared April 1 Index Funds Day, to expose what they believe is the biggest hoax played on investors every day - one to rival the BBC's 1957 Swiss Spaghetti Harvest hoax. The active money management "you can beat the market" hoax, however, is far more dangerous because it has fooled investors into...
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