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|Thomson Reuters Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series—March 15, 2017|
For the first week in eight fund investors were net redeemers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]), withdrawing $15.0 billion. While investors were net redeemers of money market funds (-$10.7 billion), taxable bond funds (-$5.1 billion), and municipal bond funds (-$0.1 billion), they were net purchasers of equity funds (+$0.9 billion). Tom Roseen highlights the weekly flows trends for both conventional funds and ETFs in this video series.
|U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Fund Investors Give Bond Funds a Cold Shoulder for the Week|
Despite some angst ahead of the Federal Reserve Board’s March policy meeting, the major broad-based indices managed to post plus-side returns for the fund-flows week ended March 15, 2017. Investors took a cautious stance during the week after learning of a better-than-expected February nonfarm-payrolls report, which virtually insured the FOMC would hike interest rates during its meeting. Investors took a wait-and-see approach ahead of the Fed statement, anxious to see if the Fed would tip its hand about the timing and pace of future rate hikes.
|Thomson Reuters Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series – March 8, 2017|
Thomson Reuters Lipper’s fund macro-groups (including both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]) recorded net inflows of over $23.1 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, March 8. This was the seventh consecutive week of overall net inflows, during which U.S. funds grew their coffers by over $84 billion. Money market funds (+$11.8 billion) took in the most net new money this past week, while equity funds (+$8.5 billion) and taxable bond funds (+$2.8 billion) both contributed to the total net inflows. Municipal bond funds were the only fund macro-group suffering net outflows for the week (-$73 million). Pat Keon, Thomson Reuters Lipper Senior Research Analyst, speaks to the highlights in this week’s video.
|U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: U.S. Funds Extend Their Net-Inflows Streak to Seven Weeks|
Thomson Reuters Lipper’s fund macro-groups (including both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]) recorded net inflows of over $23.1 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, March 8. This was the seventh consecutive week of overall net inflows, during which U.S. funds grew their coffers by over $84 billion. Money market funds (+$11.8 billion) took in the most net new money this past week, while equity funds (+$8.5 billion) and taxable bond funds (+$2.8 billion) both contributed to the total net inflows. Municipal bond funds were the only fund macro-group suffering net outflows for the week (-$73 million).
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Only one word accurately describes the Trump administration’s proposed budget: Disastrous. Ironically, while that is one of president’s most frequently used words when he has honed in on criticising/describing any one of a variety of previous administration’s programs, it is the one word that best describes his first-go-at-it re a budget—-particularly when you look at some of the details.
(Source: allaboutfundsdotcom Blog)
POCKETBOOK: Week ending March 18, 2017
Social Security and your taxes - It has been estimated that each day 10,00 Baby Boomers retire. Many, while not all, then begin looking forward to and accepting their well-earned Social Security checks. But that new income isn’t always tax-free. No, no Nanette. A lot depends upon the age at which you begin collecting, the state in which you live and of course any other work-related income.
(Source: allaboutfundsdotcom Blog)
|The Importance of End-of-Life Estate Planning|
Jane Brown, a Wills and Estate attorney at Gunster in Palm Beach, FL talks about the importance of end-of-life estate planning along with common misperceptions and issues everyone needs to consider
|Tim Harris on Today's Health Care Shortage|
Tim Harris, FSA, MAAA and co-chairperson of the Society of Actuaries Committee on the Living to 100 Symposium, talks about today's healthcare shortage and America's shortage of doctor and nurses.
|Retirement and Working Longer|
Anna Rappaport, FSA, MAAA and president of Anna Rappaport Consulting, was one of the presenters at the Society of Actuaries "Living to 100" program held in Orlando earlier this year.
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|Photo Gallery: Palm Beach County Women’s March - New!|
Thousands of women — and a few good men–showed up for the Palm Beach County Women’s March –Local Rally– at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach.
|The Political Spectrum|
People generally put their political stance on a spectrum spanning left to right. The terms “Left” and “Right” originated in France during the French Revolution.
|US employers added solid 161,000 jobs in October|
US employers added solid 161,000 jobs in October, unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent.
|Obama administration confirms sharp rise in health care premiums and fewer insurers to choose from|
Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday.
|US adds 156,000 jobs as unemployment climbs to 5%|
Employers added 156,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate, which has been stuck at 4.9 percent since the spring, ticked up slightly to 5 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.
|Wells Fargo's CEO forfeits $41 million in fight to keep his job|
Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf, fighting to keep his job amid a national political furor, will forgo more than $41 million of stock and salary as the bank’s board investigates how employees opened legions of bogus accounts for customers.
|Federal Reserve keeps rates unchanged, signals one hike by year-end|
The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday amid tepid inflation and recent weak economic data, but could signal an increased likelihood of a hike by the end of the year.
|US households’ income shows biggest jump since recession, no change in income inequality|
Fresh yearly data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed median, inflation-adjusted household income rose 5.2 percent to $56,516 in 2015, the highest level since $57,423 in 2007, when the recession began.
|EU says Apple must pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes|
The European Union has ordered Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes and interest to Ireland after discovering Apple was receiving illegal tax benefits for over 11 years and had paid almost no taxes on its European profits.
|Bitcoin Drops Nearly 20% As Exchange Hack Amplifies Price Decline |
The price of the digital currency bitcoin fell sharply Tuesday as global market participants reacted to news that nearly $72 million worth of bitcoin was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong.
|The Cost of a Beer: Then and Now|
Cracking open a cold one has always been a common symbol of friendship and relaxation. Some believe beer has certain health benefits, and it is the favorite alcoholic drink of our current president. In many ways it is a staple of American diet and culture.
|See How the Cost of a Movie Ticket Has Changed Over Time|
Along with baseball, going to the movies is a treasured national pastime. The silver screen has been a place for innovation, comfort and escape.
|How Much a Home Would Have Cost You In 1971|
Purchasing a home is a major financial decision that isn't made on a whim.
|Tesla claims there is no safety defect in its S or X models|
Tesla Motors Inc said on Friday that there was no safety defect in its Model X or Model S.
|Counties Where Medicare Spends the Most per Patient|
n the next few years, the number of people with Medicare is going to boom. All thanks to, you guessed it, the aging baby boomers.
|Oil prices hit 7-month high|
Crude oil prices ticked up to approximately $48 per barrel on Tuesday, the highest level in the past seven months.
|Apple invests $1 Billion in China's Uber rival|
On Thursday, Apple announced a $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing Technology Co., Uber's largest ridesharing service rival in China. The investment is Apple's largest this year.
|Bank CD Rates - 45 Year Graph Average daily rate per month for the 6 month Bank CD is graphed.|
|Deficits forever. Stop freaking out: U.S. deficits are nothing new. Here's a graph that shows plenty.|
|Morningstar Chart: U.S. Market Recovery After Financial Crisis. Cumulative return of balanced portfolio after various events.|
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|College Savings/529 plans: Learn the differences between them.|
Hawks Prey on Bulls: A chart from Ibbotson
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|Impact of Natural Disasters on the Market: Ibbotson has just put together a chart that illustrates the historical impact of natural disasters on the U.S. stock market.|
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