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3 Conservative ETF Ideas For a Market Correction
Stocks suffered through their worst day of 2017 Tuesday with the S&P 500 sliding 1.2 percent. One day doesn't always result in a new trend, but investors should always be prepared. Exchange traded funds offer investors myriad avenues with which to prepare for equity market retrenchments. Here are some ideas from the world of ETFs for investors looking to hedge
Sears and Kmart Don't Seem Long For the World
Once the world's largest retailer - with its ubiquitous,  iconic catalog that was basically the gold standard of the retail business - Sears Holdings Corp. has warned in its latest annual report that "substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern," as the Wall Street Journal reports. The holding company, which also owns Kmart, has seen
Hedge Funds Double Down On "Widow Maker" Trade
Hedge Funds
A trade once nicknamed the “widow maker” by analysts at JP Morgan seems to be back in vogue with hedge funds this year. According to research from Ihor Dusaniwsky, Head of Research, S3 Partners, an independent Financial analytics firm, hedge funds’ short interest in Australian banks ticked higher last month as managers continued to speculate that Australia’s housing boom is
The Biggest Trends in Family Wealth
Family wealth has emerged as the financial-industry topic of this decade, akin to what estate planning was in the ‘70s, investment planning in the ‘80s, financial planning in the ‘90s, and wealth management in the ‘00s. Today family wealth advisors serve 35,000 households that all together account for more than $5 trillion in assets. Also known as family office services
How to Make Sense of Tech Policy in the Trump Era
FinTech
For a tech industry guided by data and judged by reliable metrics, the unpredictability of the Trump administration is generating plenty of headaches. At the largest companies, executives are still trying to figure out what’s next, and some of them outlined their strategies and expressed their feelings about that sense of unease at a SXSW panel called Tech Policy Outlook
Apple Stock Still Trading at 'Much Larger Discount' Than 3 Years Ago
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares currently trading at “about the same absolute multiple it peaked at in mid-2014 ahead of iPhone 6 launch,” according to Cowen’s Timothy Arcuri. The analyst believes that on a relative basis, the stock is still trading “at a much larger discount to the market even at the same absolute P/E today vs mid 2014.” Arcuri
New Yorkers Are Having Their Data Breached More Than Ever
Lifestyle
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office received close to 1,300 reported data breaches in 2016 - exposing the personal records of 1.6 million New Yorkers - and representing a 60 percent jump over the previous year for the state. Shneiderman points to an analysis conducted by his office that shows the breached data "consisted
Report: Millennials Are to Blame For Recent Foreign Exchange Flash Crashes
Millennials - those young whippersnappers with their Snapchat and their selfies - will sometimes complain that they get unfairly stereotyped as lazy, entitled underachievers who just don't have the same ability to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make it in this world the way their parents and their parents' parents did before them. But while we believe millennials are
Asian Insurtech Is in for a Bumpy Ride
FinTech
Insurtech has been on a tear lately. According CB Insights, deal activity in the sector has been expanding at a rapid rate. In 2016 alone, the total number of insurtech deals surged over 40%, while total funding dollars pushed the $2 billion mark. And that’s just startups. Matt Streisfeld, a VP at venture capital firm Oak HC/FT, says that overall
Korean Fintech: The Secret Is Out
FinTech
If Korea isn’t on your radar, you might be missing out. At what Ryan Moon, Co-CEO of Newsystock.com called “The biggest pure fintech gathering I’ve ever seen in Seoul,” startup entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and more gathered at D.CAMP in the hip Gangnam district. The startup hub saw over 120 fintech players come together with an international audience. “Fintech startups in