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Gold Breaks Out To A New All-Time High As The U.S. Dollar Drops
Historically, there have been periods when the correlation between gold and the U.S. dollar was significantly negative. Current market conditions are ripe for the strength of negative correlation we are seeing in 2020.
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Getting Up To Speed With The Essentials Of Index Construction
Indices offer a wide range of options whereby their calculation methods might vary. Most equity indices are market-cap weighted and float-adjusted, where each stock’s weight in the index is proportional to its float-adjusted market value.
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Active Managers’ Outperformance In Brazilian Bond Funds – Skill Or Price Distortion?
Despite the positive results in the short term, fund performance worsened over longer horizons, as 84.8%, 92.0%, and 95.8% of Brazil Corporate Bond Fund managers underperformed the benchmark over the 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods, respectively.
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The Beat Goes On For The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats
The bottom line for the Dividend Aristocrats appears to be that they will pay through Q3 2020, and absent a downturn (cash flow), they will also pay through Q4 2020.
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Latin American Equity Markets Staged Recovery In Q2 2020 Despite Continuing Battle With COVID-19
Among S&P Latin America BMI sectors, Information Technology (63.2%), Consumer Discretionary (47.6%), and Energy (41.2%) were the best performers for the quarter.
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Impact Of Inflation Expectations On Retirement Income
The cost of retirement income rose above USD 25 for most vintages, the first time any such measure recorded a quarter-end reading above USD 25 (based on data since January 2016).
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BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
CAPX Elkhorn S&P 500 Capital Expenditures Portfolio ETF
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value Opportunities AlphaDEX Fund
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value Index Fund
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
IVW iShares S&P 500 Growth Index Fund
PPLC PortfolioPlus S&P 500 ETF
RPG Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF
RPV Rydex S&P 500 Pure Value ETF
RSP Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF
RYARX Rydex Series Fds Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Fund
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SPDN Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 1X ETF
SPLX UBS ETRACS M Reset 2xLvg S&P 500 TR ETN
SPUU Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF
SPVU PowerShares S&P 500 Value
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 ex-Energy
SPXL Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 ex-Financials
SPXS Direxion Daily S&P500 Bear 3X ETF
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 ex-Technology
SPXU ProShares Trust
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 ex-Health Care
SPY SPDR S&P 500
SPYG SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500
UPRO ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF
VFINX Vanguard Index Trust 500 Index Fund
VOO VANGUARD FIVE HUNDRED INDEX
VOOG Vanguard Admiral Funds Inc
VOOV Vanguard Admiral Funds Inc
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