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Will a Donald Trump White House Be Good For The Stock Market?

Kevin O’Leary aka Mr. Wonderful on “Shark Tank” thinks that not only will Donald Trump win the election but a Trump POTUS will cause a furious move for a bull market. “The 69-year-old sometime-real-estate-developer is going to win the White House, and it’ll be fine. Stocks will “go straight up,” says O’Leary. We know Mr. Trump wants to construct a large wall to block entry from Mexico into the U.S. but if he wants Mexico to foot the bill, he’ll most likely have to “Buy local”....

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United States Headed for Short-Lived Bear Market

The United States’ bull market may be ending in the near future, yet there is no need to worry at this time. According to a CNNMoney survey of leading investment strategists, there is a nearly 50% possibility that stocks in the U.S. will dip into a bear market during this year. The good news is that the same survey revealed that many who predict the bear market also predict that it will not last for a sizeable amount of time. Kristina Hooper, a U.S. investment strategist at Allianz Global Investors...

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Disappointed by Stock Portfolio Return? Have A Look at the Alternatives

If your portfolio's return is disappointing and you are seeking for other choices, there are alternative investments and which normally means anything that falls outside traditional stock and bond investments to possibly rise when the broader markets fall. The aim is to mitigate portfolio volatility, hedge against decline and increase portfolio returns in a way that is uncorrelated to the stock market's acttion. The stock market gained a meager 1.2% in 2015, according to Standard & Poor's 500 index....

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Bridgewater Heir Exposed as Potential Successor, Greg Jensen Steps Back

Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio's chosen successor is to put down his recent role as co-chief executive, following divergences at the top of the world's largest hedge fund. Greg Jensen, who is also the co-chief investment officer of the fund, is to emphasize more on this role, after being recognized as a possible heir to Mr. Dalio for five years. Consequently, the duo's displeasure over each other's management of the succession plan has come to consideration. As part of the firm's exclusive culture,...

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Gold Rebounds as Declines in U.S. ISM Pressures the Dollar

On Wednesday Gold futures rebounded to their highest level in almost three months, as a fall in the U.S ISM services index pressured the dollar, heightening the yellow metal’s investment appeal. Prices had traded a bit lower early Wednesday following a report on U.S private sector hiring beat expectations even as it reported a slowdown in the rate of hiring. The data offers indications on the broadly followed U.S government employment report set to be released on Friday, which possibly will help...

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Best ETFs To Buy? Look At Gold Miners

The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, the largest and most heavily traded gold miners ETF, slumped again last year, but some analysts and strategists see an opportunity with gold miners as shareholders start to move to gold, restoring bullion's safe-haven position. Gold is seeing greater support from safe-haven demand after currency devaluations throughout Asia added to investment demand for a better store of value than paper currencies or stocks and bonds. Gold assets come off more suitable in a low-interest...

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Why Are Gold ETF’s A Good Bet?

With gold's current position as a safe-haven investment, it stands to reason that in turbulent markets, exchange-traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares, iShares Gold Trust and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares would illuminate a little brighter. That has been the case to start 2016 those gold ETFs have each posted gains of just over 2%.  It may not sound like much, but it is impressive when considering the S&P 500 is down more than 9% over the past 4 weeks. Gold futures and physically-backed...

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Have Mutual Funds Lost Their Juice?

Mutual funds with managers who choose securities instead of following an index – supposed actively managed funds - seem to have minimal to no ability to stay ahead of the competition, even for periods as short as five years. Less sizable investors may be better off investing with an index fund with low annual expenses instead of an actively managed one with higher fees. A measly two out of 703 domestically attentive stock funds stayed in the top 25% of performers for the 60-month period ending...

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Gold Puts On a Show to Inflate a Mini Rally

While much of the recent focus on the ETF phenomenon has centered squarely on their inflows and trading growth, they are quietly becoming the epicenter of the equity options market. ETFs now account for about 70 percent of all equity options volume, or $770 billion of the approximate $1.1 trillion traded per day, using a sample of the past 20 trading days. The option volume of ETFs relative to stocks is effectively the reciprocal of overall equity trading where ETFs make up about 30 percent...

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Knowing How to Use ETFs to Call Out Where Chinese Shares Will Open Can Be Harder Than it Looks

Looks can be deceiving when it comes to using U.S.-listed China exchange-traded funds to identify where Chinese stocks will open. While ETFs have become a go-to way of sorting out what investors think of international markets that are closed during U.S. hours, there is more than meets the eye in the situation of mainland China when it comes to using the funds to determine where stocks will open. Not only is China's domestic market almost entirely owned by local shareholders which can make it less...