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ETF Topper: Merger Talks Boost Telecom Stocks

Telecommunications exchange-traded funds climbed nearly 2% on Tuesday

Bitcoin: Buy the Dip?

Fundstrat's Thomas Lee explains why the sell-off is a buying opportunity. Hint: Bitcoin is 'the gold investment of the millennial generation.'

P&G: ‘Mr. Peltz Has No Magic’

The maker of Tide detergent released a hefty report Tuesday taking aim at Trian Investment's Nelson Peltz.

Energy: Past the ‘Pessimistic Extreme’?

West Texas crude is struggling to stay above $50 per barrel so far Tuesday, but one exchange-traded fund strategist just called an energy sector rebound based on the price momentum of those stocks. Photo by the Texas Energy Museum/Newsmakers Energy is still the worst-performing sector in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index so far this […]

ETF Topper: Natural Gas Surges on La Nina Anticipation

Natural gas prices rose more than 4% on forecasts for a colder winter.

ETF Flopper: Volatility Pulls Back, go With the ‘Mullet Trade’

The CBOE Volatility Index didn't budge. Short-term VIX futures-tracking exchange-traded products declined more than 4%.

CEF ARPS: Redemptions Continue, but Slowly

Closed-end fund auction-rate preferred shares outstanding have declined 93% in the last decade.

U.S. Asset Management: 5 Positives ‘Underappreciated’ by Investors

Credit Suisse's Craig Siegenthaler discusses everything from Phase 2 of the DOL Rule implementation to key court cases.

Aerospace and Defense ETFs Rocket Higher

Aerospace and defense stock ETFs are rising on news of Northrop Grumman's $7.8 billion bid for Orbital ATK.

Small Stocks Suffer ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

Jefferies analyst Steven DeSanctis digs into why small company earnings growth was so much weaker relative to large and why large-cap stocks will continue to dominate.

U.S. Asset Management: It’s not That Bad

Credit Suisse analyst Craig Siegenthaler thinks that fee pressure and the active-to-passive rotation in the U.S. will abate in the coming years.

Energy, Consumer Staples Make Rare Gains In Barron’s 400 Rebalance

The twice annual rebalance of the Barron's 400 Index saw a number of well known stocks come in and out.

2017 Will See The Most Money Shift To Passive Investing, Due Largely To Fees

The two big passive ETF managers, BlackRock and Vanguard, are benefitting from this trend.

Berkshire Hathaway: How Long Can Buffett Keep Going?

In starting Berkshire Hathaway with an Outperform rating, one analyst considers what could happen when Warren Buffett steps down.

Suntrust to Pay $1.1 mil SEC Fine for Fiduciary Breach

Memo to mutual fund sellers: "always recommend the best deal for your clients."

McAfee Rebuts Dimon: Crypto-Currencies ‘Not a Fraud’

John McAfee, the legendary security technology pioneer, rebuts claims by J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon that bitcoin, the virtual currency, is a fraud. McAfee contends bitcoin will continue to rise in value, reaching half a million dollars in value in three years' time, and that crypto-currencies in general have staying power because of things such as ease of use.

ETF Price War Is Heating Up; That’s Bad News for Some Fund Firms

With a Goldman smart beta ETF set to charge just 9 basis points, the ETF price war is heating up.

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