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Robotics And Cheap Energy Are Making U.S. Manufacturing Great Again
Many believe the U.S. cannot compete with China on a manufacturing basis. While the U.S. is unlikely to employ as many manufacturing workers as it did in the 1970s, it is much stronger — and competitive — than most assume.
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Bonds May No Longer Provide A Hedge Against Stocks, Warns Jim Bianco
News headlines proclaimed a strange anomaly in the financial markets this week as both stocks and bonds fell together. Typically, when stocks crash, money moves into the bond market and other safe-haven assets to protect capital.
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Panic Borrowing In China
Corporate borrowing and credit are expanding at the fastest pace since 2013, however, it remains to be seen whether this new credit will offset the impacts from the latest round of tariffs.
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Estate Planning In Politically Unstable Times
We’re in the midst of a favorable environment when it comes to taxes and estate planning, but just because it’s good now doesn’t mean it will be good forever.
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The Tech Sector Is About To See A Major Reshuffling
In addition to the next anticipated fed rate hike, there’s a lesser-known factor set to take effect later this year that may impact markets, and may even cause a flash crash.
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Market Concentration Signals Need For Caution
We’re currently in the longest bull market in history. Where do we go from here?
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ACP Avenue Income Credit Strategies Fund
ACWF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Global
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund
ADRU BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund
ANGL Mkt Vector ETF Shs Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF
ARDC Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund, Inc.
BITE The Restaurant ETF
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
BNO UNITED STATES BRENT OIL FUND
BUNL PowerShares DB German Bund Futures ETN
BUNT DB 3x German Bund Futures ETN
BWX SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond ETF
BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
CHN The China Fund Inc.
CIF MFS Intermediate High Income Fund
CIK Credit Suisse Asset Management Income Fund, Inc
CLAW Direxion Daily Hmbldrs&Supls Bear 3X ETF
CN Deutsche X-trackers Harvest MSCI All China Equity ETF
CNDF iShares Edge MSCI Mltifctr Cnsmr Dcrtnry
CNSF iShares Edge MSCI Mltfctr Cnsmr Stpls
CPER United States Copper Index Fund
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund
CUPM Barclays Bank PLC
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF
CXSE WisdomTree China ex-State-Owd Entpr ETF
DBE PowerShares DB Energy Fund
DBEU Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Europe Hdgd Eq
DBEZ Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EMU Hedged Eq
DBO PowerShares DB Oil Fund
DBUK Deutsche X-trackers UK Hedged Equity ETF
DDM ProShares Ultra Dow30
DEZU iShares Adaptive Ccy Hdgd MSCI Euroz ETF
DFVL iPath US Treasury 5-year Bull ETN
DFVS iPath US Treasury 5-year Bear ETN
DGL PowerShares DB Gold Fund
DGLD VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN
DGP PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN
DGT SPDR DJ Global Titans ETF
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN
DHG DWS Dreman Value Income Edge Fund, Inc.
DHY Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DNO United States Short Oil Fund LP
DOG ProShares Short Dow30
DSU BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund Inc.
DTO DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN
DTYL Barclays Bank PLC
DTYS Barclays Bank PLC
DWTI VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN
DXD ProShares UltraShort Dow30
DXPS WisdomTree UK Hedged ETF
DZZ PowerShares DB Gold Double Short ETN
EAD Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund
EEA The European Equity Fund Inc.
EEH ELEMENTS Linked to the SPECTRUM Large CAP U.S. Sector Momentum Index
EGF BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund Inc.
EPS WisdomTree Earnings 500 Fund
EPV UltraShort MSCI Europe ProShares
EQL ALPS Equal Sector Weight ETF
ESGW Columbia Sustainable Global Eq Inc ETF
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund
EURL Direxion Daily FTSE Europe Bull 3x Shares ETF
EUSA iShares Inc
EWU iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund
EXT WisdomTree Total Earnings Fund
EZU iShares MSCI EMU Index Fund
FALN iShares US Fallen Angels USD Bond
FCA First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX Fund 2
FDIS Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary ETF
FEEU Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Europe 50
FEP First Trust Europe AlphaDEX ETF
FEU SPDR DJ Stoxx 50
FEUZ First Trust Eurozone AlphaDex ETF
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund
FEZ SPDR DJ Euro Stoxx 50
FHY First Trust Strategic High Income Fund II
FIBR Sorrento Networks Corp
FIEE UBS AG FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN
FIHD UBS AG FI Enhanced Global Yield ETN
FKU FstTr ET AlDx2 Shs First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund
FLQG Franklin LibertyQ Global Equity ETF
FSTA Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF
FTT Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund
FTXD First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF
FWDD Madrona Domestic
FXB CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust
FXD First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund
FXG First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
FXP ProShares UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China 25
GBB iPathSM GBP/USD Exchange Rate ETN
GCH The Greater China Fund Inc.
GEUR AdvisorShares Trust
GGM Guggenheim Credit Allocation Fund
GIM Templeton Global Income Fund Inc.
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold
GLQ Clough Global Equity Fund
GOVT iSh Brc US TrBd Shs
GSY GUGGENHEIM ENHANCED ULTRA-SH
GTU Central GoldTrust
GXC SPDR S&P China ETF
GYEN AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen ETF
HBU ProShares Ultra Homebuilders & Supplies
HBZ ProShares UltraShort Homebuilders & Supl
HDMV First Trust Hrzn MgdVolatil Dev Intl ETF
HEDJ WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF
HEWU iShares Currency Hedged UK ETF
HEZU iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EMU ETF
HFEZ SPDR EURO STOXX 50 Currency Hedged ETF
HFXE IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Europe ETF
HGEU ProShares Hedged FTSE Europe
HIX Western Asset High Income Fund II Inc.
HOML Etracs Monthly Reset 2xLeveraged ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN
HOMX Etracs ISE Exclusively Homebuilders ETN
HUSV First Trust Hrzn MgdVolatil Domestic ETF
HYDD Direxion Daily High Yield Bear 2X ETF
HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund
HYLD Peritus High Yield ETF
HYLS First Trust Tactical High Yield ETF
HYT BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI Inc.
HYXE iShares iBoxx $ HY ex Oil & Gas Corp Bd
IAU iShares COMEX Gold Trust
IBUY Amplify Online Retail ETF
IEF iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IEI iShares Barclays 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Fund
IEIL iShares Enhanced International Large-Cap ETF
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe
IEV iShares Europe
IGOV iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Bond Fund
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund
ITE SPDR Lehman Intermediate Term Treasury ETF
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF
IVV iShares S&P 500 Index Fund
IWL iShares Trust
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
IYC iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Services Sector Index Fund
IYK iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Sector Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. Total Market Index Fund
JFC JF China Region Fund Inc.
JHMC JHancock Multifactor Cnsmr Discret ETF
JHML JHancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF
JHMS JHancock Multifactor Consumer Stapl ETF
JJC iPath Dow Jones-AIG Copper Total Return Sub-IndexSM ETN
JJE iPath Dow Jones-AIG Energy Total Return Sub-IndexSM ETN
JKD iShares Morningstar Large Core Index Fund
JNK SPDR Lehman High Yield Bond ETF
JQC Nuveen Multi-Strategy Income and Growth Fund 2
JSD Nuveen Short Duration Credit Opportunities Fund
LLSC Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 1.25X ETF
LLSP Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 1.25X ETF
MCHI iShares MSCI China
MCI Babson Capital Corporate Investors
MENU USCF Restaurant Leaders (
MHY Western Asset Managed High Income Portfolio Inc.
MPV Babson Capital Participation Investors
NAIL Direxion Daily Hmbldrs&Supls Bull 3X ETF
NHS Neuberger Berman High Yield Strategies Fund Inc
OILB iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
OILD ProShares UltraPro 3x Shrt Crude Oil ETF
OILU ProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF
OILX ETRACS S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN
OLEM Barclays Bank PLC
OLO PowerShares DB Crude Oil Long ETN
ONG Barclays Bank PLC
OTPIX Nasdaq-100 Profund Investor Class
OUNZ Van Eck Merk Gold ETF
PBJ PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio
PCF Putnam High Income Securities Fund
PEJ PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio
PEZ PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary Sector Portfolio
PGJ PowerShares Gldn Dragon Halter USX China
PHF Pacholder High Yield Fund, Inc.
PHT Pioneer High Income Trust
PHYS Sprott Physical Gold Trust
PKB PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio
PLW PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio
PMR PowerShares Dynamic Retail Portfolio
PSCC PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Staples Portfolio
PSCD PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio
PSL PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples Sector Portfolio
PSQ ProShares Short QQQ
PST ProShares UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury ETF
QID ProShares UltraShort QQQ
QLD ProShares Ultra QQQ
QQEW First Trust NASDAQ
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
QQQE Direxion Trust
QQXT First Trust NASDAQ - 100 Ex
RA RailAmerica Inc.
RCD Rydex S&P Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF
RETL Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3X Shares
RFEU First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Eurp ETF
RGRO RevenueShares Global Growth ETF
RHS Rydex S&P Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF
RINF ProShares Inflation Expectations ETF
RJN ELEMENTS Rogers Energy ETN
RSP Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF
RTH Market Vectors Retail ETF
RWL RevenueShares Large Cap ETF
RWM ProShares Short Russell2000
RWV RevenueShares Navellier Overall A-100 Fund
RYARX Rydex Series Fds Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Fund
RYRSX Rydex Dynamics Fds Russell 2000 2X Strategy Fun
SBEU ETFS Diversified-Factor Developed Eurp
SBUS ETFS Diversified-Factor US Large Cap
SCAP AdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF
SCC ProShares UltraShort Consumer Services ETF
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF
SCHR Schwab Fixed-Income ETFs
SCHX SCHWAB US LARGE CAP ETF
SCO ProShares UltraShort DJ-AIG Crude Oil
SDOW ProShares Indices
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500
SFLA iPath Long Extended S&P 500 TR ETN
SGOL ETFS Physical Swiss Gold
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SJB ProShares Indices
SLV iShares Silver Trust
SMLL Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 2X ETF
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
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
SQQQ ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ
SRTY ProShares Indices
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500
SYE SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF
SZK ProShares UltraShort Consumer Goods
SZO PowerShares DB Crude Oil Short ETN
TAPR Barclays Inverse US Treasury Aggt ETN
TBX ProShares Indices
TBZ Toy Biz Inc
TDF Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TNA Direxion Small Cap Bull 3x Shares
TOTS Direxion Daily Total Market Bear 1X Shares
TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000
TYD Direxion Daily 10 Yr Trs Bull 3X Shares
TYNS
TYO Direxion Shares ETF Trust
TZA Direxion Small Cap Bear 3x Shares
UBG E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold ETN
UBN E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Energy ETN
UCC ProShares Ultra Consumer Services ETF
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
UDBI Legg Mason US Diversified Core ETF
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
UDOW ProShares Indices
UDPIX Ultra Dow 30 Profund Investor Class
UGE ProShares Ultra Consumer Goods
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold
UGLD VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN
UJB ProShares Trust
UPRO ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF
UPV ProShares Trust
URTY ProShares UltraPro Russell2000
USA Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
USDU WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish ETF Fund
USL United States 12 Month Oil Fund, LP
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
USSD WisdomTree Strong Dollar US Equity ETF
UST ProShares Ultra 7-10 Year Treasury
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
UWM ProShares Ultra Russell 2000
UWTI VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN
VCR Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF
VDC Vanguard World Funds
VFINX Vanguard Index Trust 500 Index Fund
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate
VGK VANGUARD EUROPEAN ETF
VLT Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II
VOO VANGUARD FIVE HUNDRED INDEX
VT Vanguard Total World Stock ETF
VTI VANGUARD TOT STK MKT ETF
VTSAX Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fd Admiral Shs
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF
VV Vanguard Large-Cap ETF
WFHY WisdomTree Fundamental US Hi Yld Corp Bd
XHB SPDR S&P HMBLDRS IDX FND
XLP Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF
XLY Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF
XPP ProShares Trust
XRT SPDR S&P RETAIL ETF
YANG Direxion Daily China 3x Bull
YAO Guggenheim Shares China All-Cap ETF
YINN Direxion Daily China 3x Bear
YXI ProShares Trust
ZF The Zweig Fund Inc.
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