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|U.S. Fund-Flows Report: Fed Bypasses a September Rate Hike; Fund Investors Embrace Bonds — September 23, 2016|
Despite trepidation regarding the upcoming FOMC two-day policy meeting, investors began the fund-flows week ended September 21, 2016, on a more committed note after learning that August retail sales declined for the first month in five and that weekly jobless claims rose slightly to 260,000. For many these events lowered the likelihood of the Fed’s hiking its key lending rate at its September meeting. While an Apple-inspired rally after the release of its new iPhone helped push the NASDAQ to new intraday highs, the uncertainty about what the Fed was going to do pressured financial issues, and a decline in oil prices weighed on energy stocks as traders expected an increase in oil exports from Libya and Nigeria.
|Despite a Late-Week Market Rally, Investors Are Still Sweet on Taxable Bond Funds — September 23, 2016|
Uncertainty surrounding central bank intentions and the upcoming U.S. elections kept many investors on the sidelines during the fund-flows week ended September 21, 2016. Despite relatively strong equity fund returns during the week (the average equity fund, excluding exchange-traded funds [ETFs], returned 1.94%), U.S. equity funds witnessed their twenty-eighth straight week of net outflows (-$2.1 billion this past week), bringing the year-to-date net outflows to $133.1 billion (the largest amount since 2008).
|Thomson Reuters Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Report – September 14, 2016|
Patrick Keon highlights the weekly flows trends in this video series.
|Thomson Reuters Lipper 2016 Q1 U.S. Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay|
Funds (including both mutual funds and ETFs) experienced overall net inflows of approximately $36.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2015. Money market funds (+$76.9 billion) and municipal bond funds (+$9.0 billion) both took in net new money while taxable bond funds (-$38.0 billion) and equity funds (-$11.3 billion) saw money leave their coffers..
|Thomson Reuters Lipper 2016 Q1 U.S. Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay|
Investors began 2016 on a nervous note, with concerns of stubbornly low oil and commodity prices, the strengthening U.S. dollar, and a possible recession and slowing global growth being ever...
|Thomson Reuters Lipper 2016 Q1 U.S. Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay|
In this quarter’s review Jeff Tjornehoj reflects on recent commodity-inspired volatility as well as the impact Fed statements are having on various bond sectors these days. The rise of high...
POCKETBOOK: Week ending September 24, 2016
October: Scary or not so much? – With September nearly over and the month that celebrates All Hallows Eve right around the corner, investors could be in for a treat.
(Source: allaboutfundsdotcom Blog)
POCKETBOOK: Week ending September 17, 2016
Guns and suicides – Where ever you stand on gun control, there is no denying the fact that guns kill. It’s like the reason they were created.
(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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|Federal Reserve keeps rates unchanged, signals one hike by year-end - New!|
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.
|The Most Fuel Efficient Cars|
Fuel efficiency has become increasingly important to today's car buyers. Not only does it help save money on gas, but it also reduces one's carbon footprint.
|What the Recent Fed Rate Hike Means for You|
The Fed's recent rate hike directly affects consumers like you, with upcoming changes to mortgage rates, savings account interest and inflation. Here's how.
|'Living wills' for 5 of 8 largest banks in the US dubbed insufficient|
|A Decade of Decline: Middle-Tier Median Income Household Income Declines Take a look at this chart showing the decline of middle-tier household income and net worth over the past decade. (Courtesy of Pew Research Center)|
|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
about the effects of war on the market.|
|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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