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Trend Lines Are Mathematically Absurd
 
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SPDR SP 500: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SPY/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID IPATH SP 500 VIX SHORT-TERM FUTURES ETN: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/VXX/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID SPDR DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/DIA/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID POWERSHARES QQQ: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/QQQ/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID ISHARES RUSSELL 2000 ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/IWM/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID The most important lesson of the 2008 financial crisis for Wall Street was that risk models like VAR (value-at-risk) were fundamentally flawed and created a situation akin to children playing with matches -- in a fireworks factory. They were flawed because they were built on the simple mathematical construct of standard deviation, which was designed to measure the variance in physical domains, like animal height and weight, and populations of data with predictable patterns and margins of error, like test scores or Brexit polls. Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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If Volatility Rises, Be Careful With Momentum ETFs
 
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https://goo.gl/QPCkqk - Start earning with binary options like millions of traders do The momentum factor is one of a slew of investment factors that the smart beta boom has made more accessible via exchange-traded funds (ETFs). That group includes the popular iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM). MTUM turns four later this month and is up nearly 9 percent year to date. Home to 121 stocks, MTUM tracks the MSCI USA Momentum Index, which measures the performance of U.S. large- and mid-capitalization stocks exhibiting relatively higher momentum characteristics, before fees and expenses, according to iShares. This year, MTUM has been driven higher by quintessential momentum stocks, including Facebook, Inc. (FB) and Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN). That duo combines for 11 percent of MTUM's lineup, but those are the type of stocks that can languish if volatility rises. (See also: Momentum ETFs: A Good Bet?) Should volatility continue to rise, some segments of the market are more vulnerable than others, said BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) in a recent note. While so-called 'safe haven' bonds and gold are beneficiaries, particularly if growth expectations continue to moderate, there will also be relative winners and losers within equity markets. One of the more vulnerable segments: momentum stocks. (See also: Volatility Begins Falling Again.) For a dedicated momentum ETF, MTUM's three-year standard deviation of just over 10 percent is arguably low. Plus, some of the ETF's holdings are not typically associated with the momentum label, such as Dow components Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and The Procter & Gamble Company (PG). MTUM allocates 39.4 percent of its weight to technology stocks, a sector that typically looms large in momentum. (See also: Top Five Smart Beta Momentum ETFs.) That technology allocation is nearly triple MTUM's second largest sector weight, which is healthcare. MTUM's almost 9 percent weight to consumer discretionary names is perhaps light among momentum ETFs. Conversely, the ETF's nearly 10 percent weight to consumer staples is arguably high among momentum strategies. MTUM's healthcare and consumer staples exposure could help the ETF remain steady if volatility creeps higher, a scenario that has historically weighed on the momentum factor. From 1990 to the end of the financial crisis, monthly changes in volatility explained approximately 30 percent of the monthly variation in momentum returns, with momentum more likely to post negative returns when volatility is rising, according to BlackRock. In addition to hurting absolute returns, historically, momentum has tended to underperform less volatile styles, notably quality, during periods of heightened market stress. From 1990 to present, momentum typically outperformed quality during normal market conditions, defined as periods of falling, stable or gently rising volatility. (See also: Riding the Momentum Investing Wave.)
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Killik Explains: Why investors shouldn't confuse risk and volatility
 
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Stock market guru Warren Buffett has warned investors against mixing up the words risk and volatility. This week, a reminder about why.
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Exchange Traded Products as Building Blocks of Multi-Asset Portfolios
 
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Room 4: Liz Wright, Director - UK Intermediary Distribution - ETF Securities (UK)
🔴Bollinger Bands Measure Volatiltiy And ETF Trading
 
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Bollinger Bands Measure Volatiltiy And ETF Trading 12/12/13. The chart below shows the Bollinger Bands. Bollinger bands are volatility ranges positioned over and beneath a moving average. Volatility is determined using the standard deviation which fluctuates as volatility rises and shrinks. The ranges automatically expand when volatility swells and contract when volatility decreases. Bollinger Bands can be used for trading signals to identify the upper and lower strength of the trend when trading ETF funds.
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Mindful Money Webcast - How to build an efficient portfolio using ETFs
 
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Recession Probability Climbs to 20%
 
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Market breadth is rolling over and the economic data isn’t getting much better since my last recession calculation. (Read the original article here: http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/185194/recession-probability-climbs-to-20) Apple: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/AAPL?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Google: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/GOOGL?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID SPDR SP 500: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SPY/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card Powershares QQQ: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/QQQ/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/TLT/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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IFA.tv - The Value of the Right Advisor. IFA Quote of the Week #66
 
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http://ifa.com/quoteoftheweek/index66.asp - IFA.com: http://ifa.com - Take the Risk Capacity Survey: http://ifarcs.com - Complete the Retirement Analyzer: http://ifa.com/ra ---- Wall Street is littered with the bones of those who knew just what to do, but could not bring themselves to do it. - William Bernstein By now, you realize the benefits of an indexing strategy, and more importantly, the expensive false promises of active management. So the next logical question is, Why should I seek the help of an advisor when I can just create a portfolio of indexes on my own using index funds at a place like Vanguard or purchase ETFs through a low cost broker like Charles Schwab? For those with very limited resources, funds from Vanguard or iShares offer an excellent assortment of index mutual funds for an investor to build a portfolio. However, once an individual has about $100,000 or more to invest, they need access to a broader mixture of asset classes. As economic research has shown, asset class allocation is the most important factor in determining a portfolios expected return level. In fact, asset allocation is 100% responsible for the variance in investment performance, according to a comprehensive study entitled, Investment Policy Explains All, which appeared in the Summer 1999 issue of The Journal of Performance Management. IFA most frequently advises its clients to invest in mutual funds offered by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). Among other advantages, DFA provides unequaled access to a broad selection of asset classes. Their value indexes are more valuable, and their small-cap indexes are smaller. These two advantages provide far higher risk-adjusted expected returns than a portfolio built with Vanguard. And for those asset classes that it shares with Vanguard and others like it, DFA just does a better job. In part, DFAs indexes adhere to rules of construction that provide slightly greater latitude for allocating resources toward specific companies and the timing their inclusion within the indexes. This increased freedom enables DFA to avoid paying premiums for annual reconstitution or chasing stocks. DFA funds provided by IFA also engage in a rigorous and highly profitable securities lending process, the proceeds of which go directly to the returns of the funds holding those shares. Continued at: http://ifa.com/quoteoftheweek/index66.asp http://ifarcs.com
What is Index Fund? | Definition & Explanation of Index Fund
 
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What is Index Fund? | Definition & Explanation of Index Fund: An index fund (also known as index tracker) is a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund (ETF) designed to follow certain preset rules so that the fund can track a specified basket of underlying investments. Those rules may include tracking prominent indexes like the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average or implementation rules, such as tax-management, tracking error minimization, large block trading or patient/flexible trading strategies that allows for greater tracking error, but lower market impact costs. Index funds may also have rules that screen for social and sustainable criteria. An index fund’s rules of construction clearly identify the type of companies suitable for the fund. The most commonly known index fund, the S&P 500 Index Fund, is based on the rules established by S&P Dow Jones Indices for their S&P 500 Index. Equity index funds would include groups of stocks with similar characteristics such as the size, value, profitability and/or the geographic location of the companies. A group of stocks may include companies from the United States, Non-US Developed, emerging markets or Frontier Market countries. Additional index funds within these geographic markets may include indexes of companies that include rules based on company characteristics or factors, such as companies that are small, mid-sized, large, small value, large value, small growth, large growth, the level of gross profitability or investment capital, real estate, or indexes based on commodities and fixed-income. Companies are purchased and held within the index fund when they meet the specific index rules or parameters and are sold when they move outside of those rules or parameters. Think of an index fund as an investment utilizing rules-based investing. Some index providers announce changes of the companies in their index before the change date and other index providers do not make such announcements. The main advantage of index funds for investors is they don't require a lot of time to manage as the investors don't have to spend time analyzing various stocks or stock portfolios. Many investors also find it difficult to beat the performance of the S&P 500 Index due to their lack of experience/skill in investing. One index provider, Dow Jones Indexes, has 130,000 indices. Dow Jones Indexes says that all its products are maintained according to clear, unbiased, and systematic methodologies that are fully integrated within index families. ………………………………………………………………………………….. Sources: Text: Text of this video has been taken from Wikipedia, which is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License Background Music: Evgeny Teilor, https://www.jamendo.com/track/1176656/oceans The Lounge: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/jazz Images: www.pixabay.com www.openclipart.com
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176-Practical Asset Allocation and Asset Location for Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Goals
 
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Today I want to share a very simple concept with you regarding practical asset allocation. If you plot your goals on a simple matrix and plot all of your investments on the same matrix, you'll more easily be able to select an appropriate investment to fund each goal. Here's the matrix: home-run dollars aggressive dollars safer dollars ------------------- short-term ----- mid-term ----- long-term Enjoy the show! Joshua Support the show as a patron: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com/patron
American Depository Receipts
 
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http://www.CandlestickForums.com - American Depository Receipts America depository receipts (ADR fs) represent ownership of shares of a non-United States company that trades in United States financial markets. Many foreign stocks trade on US stock exchanges as level II or III ADR fs. Through the purchase of American Depository Receipts US investors can buy shares of promising foreign companies without needing to change to foreign currencies, collect dividends in foreign currencies, and deal with a stock broker in a foreign language. Owners of American Depository Receipts receive dividends in US dollars, buy and sell just like buying stock and selling stock of American companies. In addition traders can follow these foreign stocks with technical analysis tools such as Candlestick analysis just like they do with US stocks. American Depository Receipts are issued by one of four US depository banks, the Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank, Deutsche Bank or JPMorgan. ADR fs represent a share, multiple shares, or a part of a share of the foreign stock in question. The owner of an American Depository Receipt can, in fact, request and receive the foreign stock that the ADR represents but that really defeats the purpose and ease of trading an ADR. The American Depository Receipt tracks the price of the foreign stock in its home market, adjusting for currency rate variation. As an ADR represents a foreign stock both fundamental analysis of the foreign company and technical analysis of market pricing in the USA are valuable in trading these replacements for foreign stocks. It is level II American depository receipts that are typically traded on US stock exchanges. Unsponsored shares and level I ADR fs are traded over the counter. This is a convenient way for many foreign companies to have their stocks traded in the USA. However, foreign stocks below the level II cutoff have minimal reporting requirements and the trader or investor dealing in these has many of the same problems as with penny stocks investing on the OTC market. Level II ADR fs must meet SEC filing requirements and are delisted from stock exchanges if they fail to do so. Level III ADRfs are typically from companies that are raising capital in the USA by selling stock. They are subject to much more strict reporting requirements, similar to American companies. Thus those interested in trading ADR fs or interested in long term investing in foreign companies will be able to trade level II and III American Depository Receipts on a US stock exchange. Trading stocks through the use of American Depository Receipts allows US citizens access to promising means of picking offshore investments. Level II and III ADR fs provide sufficient information for investors and traders to do adequate fundamental and technical analysis of these stocks. It will be possible to not only determine a foreign stock fs margin of safety and intrinsic stock value but to be able to follow profitably with Candlestick patterns as well. Application of Candlestick trading tactics is possible with ADR fs as well as other US based stocks trading on US exchanges. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHfhRC7ipYQ
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An introduction to AJ Bell Youinvest
 
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Take a tour of the features of your AJ Bell Youinvest account, including your portfolio, buying and selling shares, topping up your account, our research pages, and much more.
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Sunspots, Meteorology and the Commodities Market
 
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Sunspots, Metereorology and the Commodities Market
UN Deputy Spox Haq Dodges on CARcrisis, Gives 2 Qs to 1 Media, Only 1 to Press, Ends UNanswered
 
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UN Spox Takes Only 1 Press Q, Dodging on CAR, Nothing on Union: FUNCA By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, April 4 -- How should the UN Spokesperson's Office function? On April 2 the Office gave answers on the takeover of Kassab in Syria to other media but not Inner City Press which asked about Kassab on April 2 (video here). On April 4 the same spokesperson allowed Inner City Press only one question in the April 4 noon briefing, after calling on another media twice in a row. Video here at Minute 4:49 and 7:06, when Haq said, "Back to you, we're going round robin a bit." But Inner City Press was only allowed to ask one question, about the Central African Republic, on which Haq despite a damning report from High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay earlier in the day repeatedly said, we have to wait, it is preliminary, you have acknowledged, you've used the formulation "some have said." The question, still not answered, was whether given the abuse ascribed by the UN's Pillay to the Chadian military, UN Peacekeeping under Herve Ladsous will continue to use Chadian soldiers in Mali, or will seek accountability. Note that Ladsous decided to allow the Chadian Army into the Mali mission despite it being on the UN's own list of child soldier recruiters. When after a mere 12 minutes Haq said the briefing was over, Inner City Press - on behalf of the Free UN Coalition for Access, if it must be said -- protested, saying that more questions existed. Haq said he he been standing up too long -- he didn't have to stand -- and then came and asked Inner City Press what its next question was. Inner City Press explained, and followed up with this e-mail minutes later: Attached as you requested is the document I asked about, as Inner City Press' second question of today's noon briefing after the briefing, despite Inner City Press having four questions to ask, was ended. A variation of the first page, but with the same draft SG Bulletin, has been widely circulated among UN staff, "in coordination with the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council." Please confirm or deny this proposal at the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund and respond to the criticisms in the attached cover page. Inner City Press has other questions but there remain long-outstanding unanswered questions, for example the March 13 question below on the dollar a year USGs (said to be on the "to do list"), and about the Qatar sponsored event held in the North Lawn building, March 21-1, first one below. When will those be answered? Beyond Haq, this was sent to lead Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, who had said the $1 a year / envoy question was from March 13 was on his "to do" list. But four hours later at 5 pm there had been no answer, not even an acknowledgement. And so Inner City Press and the Free UN Coalition for Access asked, how should the UN Office of the Spokesperson be allowed to operate? Still unanswered: what is the UN policy on postponing its noon briefings in deference to particular countries? To whom does the Office of the UN Spokesperson answer? ... On March 27 arriving there at 12:10 pm, the briefing was already over. Inner City Press went and told deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, "I wish you'd delayed it" to allow coverage of both Churkin's stakeout and the noon briefing. Haq replied that there had been seven to eight people in the briefing room, so he began. (Actually, as the UN video shows, it was nearly empty and Haq joked, "Full house, I see" - click here to view: http://webtv.un.org/watch/daily-press-briefing-sg-in-greenland-sg-travels-security-council-darfur-south-sudan-afghanistan-myanmar/3399472188001/ ...When new / old UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric phoned in a briefing from Moscow on his eleventh day on the job, the questions Haq chose for him all pointed in one direction, the type of favoritism growing ever worse at the UN. Dujarric's deputy Farhan Haq, who ended his truncated eight minutes of Q&A on the "rest of the world" by chiding Inner City Press for asking too many questions -- actually, only South Sudan and a UN Staff Union protest against Ban Ki-moon's mobility plan -- selected for Dujarric only one type of question. In fact, the questions were repetitive, trying to get a statement from Ban even if only spokesperson-mediated that the Crimea referendum was illegal. Haq called on a series of executive committee members of the old UN Correspondents Association, which previously lobbied Dujarric to try to get Inner City Press thrown out of the UN. Several of these, it has been noted there is no record of them writing or reporting about Ukraine. But this is how the UN works, or doesn't work, now. InnerCityPress.com
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