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It’s financial literacy month, do you know where your retirement is? CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman rings the NASDAQ opening bell today to kick off the special month, created in 2003 to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Americans can sure use help with retirement. Baby boomers, in particular, have not saved
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It’s the triumph of indexing: Fund managers continue to trail their benchmarks. Active managers who claim that they would do better during periods of heightened volatility are going to have to find another argument. This week, S&P Dow Jones Indices released its annual report on how actively managed funds performed against their benchmarks. The conclusion
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sidestepped a verbal hand grenade in his Congressional testimony on Tuesday. Sen. John Kennedy, R-LA, asked Powell where he stood on recent trial balloons to restrict the ability of corporations to buy back stock. Powell reflected for a moment and said that the allocation of capital has always been left
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The Inside ETF conference, the world’s biggest gathering of ETF professionals, is underway in Hollywood, Florida. Some 2,500 providers, registered investment advisors and media have gathered to discuss the latest trends in the investment world. The U.S. exchange-traded funds business expanded again last year, despite the down market, and now has $3.6 trillion in assets.
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