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While The Stock Market Is Reeling, President Obama Should Announce Broad Capital Gains Tax Cuts In The State Of The Union

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behind him and force Republicans to the table for a grand bargain. He should borrow from the languageof Jude Wanniski who identified the point of intersection: Ted Forstmann may well be the most successful entrepreneurial financier of our time. It was Forstmann, now a man of immense wealth who began his career with nothing more than a good education at Yale and a trust fund that provided him $500 a month, who let me in on a secret. Men of wealth, he told me, are not interested in a lower capital gains tax, because their gains are behind them.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/cedricmuhammad/2014/01/26/while-the-stock-market-is-reeling-president-obama-should-announce-broad-capital-gains-tax-cuts-in-the-state-of-the-union/

Why a stock market correction should make you happy

Basically the inverse of what happened after the financial crisis, when the universe of prospective sellers dwindled. There could be a case that the recent market moves would spark new M&A, since assets are theoretically cheaper than they would have been just one month ago. But I don’t see it. Price-conscious buyers don’t want to pay discount retail today for what could be wholesale tomorrow.
Source: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/24/what-does-market-dip-mean-for-ma/

Stock Market Today: Futures Tumble as P&G and Honeywell Report Earnings

Pundits have been opining for months about how stocks are overbought and investors are too optimistic. Its about time stock prices turned south. Even a year without a meaningful correction is too long a stretch. Investors get comfortable; the markets proverbial wall of worry breaks down. Click to Play Esteves: Argentina is a special case Andre Esteves, CEO of BTG Pactual, tells WSJs Thorold Barker at the World Economic Forum that Argentinas problems should not infect other emerging markets.
Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-a-stock-market-correction-should-make-you-happy-2014-01-24

The Myth of a Stock-Picker’s Market

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The UK FTSE 100 also moved sharply lower, writes Sara Sjolin. The U.S. stocks are not far behind. Add a Comment Traders all over the world have been fleeing riskier assets on Friday, and emerging-markets currencies fall under the description.
Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/01/24/stock-market-live-blog-another-triple-digit-dive-for-dow-emerging-markets-in-pain/

What does stock market dip mean for M&A?

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It’s not that earnings and revenue have come in poorly. Pyle noted that beats on the revenue side are about 67 per cent (while) earnings were about 73 per cent in terms of beating expectations. However, he observed that it’s not good enough to prevent a correction on U.S. markets that haven’t experienced a serious setback in about 18 months and while the S&P 500 index soared 30 per cent last year.
Source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/tough-week-expected-stock-markets-emerging-market-worries-110010373.html

Tough week expected on stock markets on emerging market worries, Fed tapering

Here’s why they’re wrong. By Jan. 24, 2014 6:35 p.m. ET http://www.todayhotstocks.com Here we go again.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304856504579338800864733042

Dow drops 318 points for worst lost since June: stock market live blog recap

Revenue rose by a surprisingly high 8% in the fourth quarter, to hit $10.4 billion, as sales improved significantly in its automation and control and performance materials and technologies divisions. The company reaffirmed its guidance for 2014, saying that it sees sales growth of between 3% and 4% driving a 10% boost in earnings this year, to $5.35 a share. That leaves the stock valued at a reasonable 16 times this year’s earnings. Honeywell shares are unchanged in premarket trading. Finally, Bristol-Myers Squibb today beat quarterly earnings and sales estimates by logging $0.44 a share in profit on $4.4 billion in revenue.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/24/stock-market-today-futures-tumble-as-pg-and-honeyw.aspx

Could Qatar’s Stock Market Trump Dubai’s in 2014?

Dubais market is trading at a price to earnings multiple of about 16.4, according to Zawya.com, in comparison to Qatars P/E of 14.5 and a pan-GCC P/E of 14.6x. Analysts at London-based Noah Capital reckon there is an interesting opportunity for rotation. Dubai index heavyweights such as Emaar Properties have re-rated from excessively cheap, to reasonable, to overvalued, it noted. As the UAE moves out of frontier indices and portfolios and into EM mandates, I struggle to see incremental buying of Dubai at current levels, Emad Mostaque, a strategist, said in Noahs 2014 outlook, in which it rated U.A.E. as sell and had Qatar at buy.
Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/middleeast/2014/01/26/could-qatars-stock-market-trump-dubais-in-2014/

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I’m Frugal But My Student Loans Are Too Expensive

In addition to garnishing wages, they are also allowed to garnish tax refunds, Social Security checks, and any other government payments. Because student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, it is usually recommended that former students come up with some way to make payments on the loan. If making the minimum monthly payments is too difficult, it might be time to consider loan consolidation. Through this process, student loans are essentially refinanced. Its possible to get a lower interest rate, a longer payment period, and better loan terms through consolidation. Do not make the mistake of expecting to get out of your student loans by filing bankruptcy.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/student-loans-and-bankruptcy

Student loan repayment troubles? Don’t delay

Michael White’s Liberty Street Brass Band dances in front of McAlister Auditorium on the campus of Tulane University after the the freshman convocation opening the new term at the campus in New Orleans in 2006. Louisiana’s graduating college seniors with student loans had an average debt load of $22,789 in 2012. . (Andy Nelson/Staff/File) 10. Louisiana Average debt: $22,789 Proportion of students with debt: 48 percent State averages for student loans varied widely in 2012.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2014/0120/Student-loans-a-worry-10-states-with-the-lowest-student-debt/Louisiana

Student loans: Cuomo to set up NY watchdog

In his budget proposal Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, he’s expected to outline a watchdog group that would aim to protect New Yorkers from rip-offs on student loans. Mike Groll/AP/File ALBANY, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to establish a watchdog group to protectstudentsfrom predatory lenders. The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition The so-calledStudentProtection Unit, expected to be detailed in the governor’s budget proposal Tuesday, would keep an eye onstudentloancompanies and other financial firms.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0121/Student-loans-Cuomo-to-set-up-NY-watchdog

Student loans and bankruptcy

I generally recommend it only when a person’s consumer debt is more than their annual income and they don’t see any way to pay the debt in the foreseeable future. Bankruptcy costs too much in time, money and future consequences to be used as anything other than a last resort. Another problem with bankruptcy is that it probably won’t get rid of your student loan debt. Long ago, students could finish their education, have student loans discharged in bankruptcy while they were still young and broke, and then start their careers unencumbered by debts for the education that made those careers possible. Now, unfortunately for you, the rules have changed. Student loans are generally not discharged in bankruptcy.
Source: http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/student-loan-bankruptcy-wage-garnishement-1294.php

Student loans a worry? 10 states with the lowest student debt

Unfortunately, average salaries for young people have not. In fact, since 2000, the average salary for young people has decreased by 10 percent . It’s no wonder that we are seeing millennials delaying starting families, making car purchases and buying homes . 5.) Your Student Loans Could Make You Unemployable With seven million Americans defaulting on their student loans, http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net this also means that seven million Americans will have their personal credit plummet and be deemed unhireable by many employers as a result. Once a borrower has defaulted on a student loan, this can also result in automatically becoming ineligible for some government jobs .
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html

10 Fun Facts About the Student Debt Crisis

I wish I’d stayed in the military a long time ago, had not got married, etc, etc. I can’t change what happened, but unlike other debt you can get rid of or get refinancing, a student loan is hanged around your neck and you forced to carry it around like a sign that has “kick me” on it. I was better off before I ever got a so-called, better education. And I know I am not the only one. Randall Click here to get my free my weekday email newsletter with the latest tips and advice on how to beat debt and do better financially.
Source: http://www.wral.com/i-m-frugal-but-my-student-loans-are-too-expensive/13322191/

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Post-volcker, Trading At The Big Banks Is Up

Goldman did not return a request for comment. Even at Wells Fargo ( WFC ), which isn’t known to be a Wall Street powerhouse, trading assets are up 44% in the past four years to $62 billion. None of this says anything about risk, which could still be going down, even as the size of the banks’ trading operations continues to grow. The point of Volcker was to make the banks less risky by limiting the banks’ ability to buy and sell investments with their own, and their depositors’, cash. This was supposed to bring down the overall risk of the banks’ trading operations. But that doesn’t always appear to be the case.
Source: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/24/volcker-trading-banks/

First Week of March 22nd Options Trading For Garmin (GRMN)

Click here to find out the Top YieldBoost Puts of the Nasdaq 100 Below is a chart showing the trailing twelve month trading history for Garmin Ltd., and highlighting in green where the $45.00 strike is located relative to that history: Turning to the calls side of the option chain, the call contract at the $46.00 strike price has a current bid of $1.61. If an investor was to purchase shares of GRMN stock at the current price level of $45.60/share, and then sell-to-open that call contract as a covered call, they are committing to sell the stock at $46.00. Considering the call seller will also collect the premium, that would drive a total return (excluding dividends, if any) of 4.41% if the stock gets called away at the March 22nd expiration (before broker commissions). Of course, a lot of upside could potentially be left on the table if GRMN shares really soar, which is why looking at the trailing twelve month trading history for Garmin Ltd., as well as studying the business fundamentals becomes important.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2014/01/24/first-week-of-march-22nd-options-trading-for-garmin-grmn/

IIROC Trading Halt / Suspension de la négociation par l’OCRCVM – Concordia Resources Corp., CCN

Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. L’OCRCVM peut prendre la decision d’imposer une suspension provisoire http://www.etftradingsignals.com des negociations sur le titre d’une societe cotee en bourse, habituellement en prevision d’une annonce importante de la part de la societe. Les suspensions de negociations sont imposees suivant le principe que tous les investisseurs devraient avoir un acces egal et simultane a l’information importante au sujet des societes dans lesquelles ils investissent.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/iiroc-trading-halt-suspension-la-141300675.html

STI trading within tight range for past eight months

Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at Reyl Singapore, said: “The rest of the Asian markets have traded in a range as well over the last quarter of last year and the start of this year. “So you just compare Singapore to Malaysia, to Thailand, to the Philippines, to Indonesia, to the Chinese market, Korean market — they have all basically moved in step with each other. “And broadly speaking, one of the main reasons for that is that investor appetite is still more pro-developed markets, as opposed to Asia and emerging markets.” Most Asian and emerging markets closed 2013 in the red or saw modest gains. The Shanghai Composite and the Thai stock market were down around 6.7 per cent, Singapore closed flat, while developed markets like the US and Japan posted high double-digit gains of 29.6 per cent and 56.7 per cent respectively. But some analysts have said the tide could turn, especially if first-quarter earnings of Singapore corporates surprise on the upside.
Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore/sti-trading-within-tight/966996.html

Germany, France attack EU plan to curb bank trading: document

Next week, the European Commission will unveil a blueprint to challenge the power of big banks, tackling one of the biggest risks exposed by the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The paper does not bear an author’s name but five financial industry and government sources told Reuters that Germany and France, together with Italy, were behind it. It sends a warning shot from the euro zone’s top economies to Brussels not to overstep the mark in a way that could challenge their national champions, such as Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) or BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA). It also underlines growing tensions with Brussels on financial reform, weeks after a proposal from Brussels to set up a system of banking union was watered down by EU members states, including Germany.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-eu-banks-idUSBREA0M19U20140123

Vinny Prospal to retire; trading Mike Green; drunk goalie (Puck Headlines)

For all the heat thats being put on fixed-income and commodities, theyre going to have a better year in 2014, Gorman said today in a Bloomberg Television interview with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland . Last year was tough, but thats not the end of the story. Morgan Stanley generated $4.2 billion from trading bonds, currencies and commodities in 2013, a 25 percent drop from a year earlier and less than half any of the New York banks biggest U.S. competitors. Gorman, 55, has said hes concerned with the returns of the business, not the size. Were not ever going to be one of the mega rates and foreign-exchange businesses like the big global commercial banks are, Gorman said. That doesnt mean we cant have a strong fixed-income and commodities business. Gorman set out a goal last year of boosting the fixed-income divisions return on equity, a measure of profitability, to 10 percent.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-22/gorman-says-fixed-income-trading-will-perform-better-in-2014.html

Gorman Says Fixed-Income Trading to Rebound From 2013 Slump

Drunk goalie attempting to play beer league hockey. [ Yahoo ] Here’s a great fundraising effort to help benefit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. [ Pensburgh ] CeeLo Green will be playing his vast catalogue during next week’s Stadium Series games at Yankee Stadium in New York. [ NHL ] Somehow, Sweden’s reserve team for the Olympics doesn’t include Victor Hedman . [ @puckarinen ] The reporter who threatened her WHL boyfriend has been charged with one count of felony harassment with domestic violence. Her bail was set at $50,000.
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/vinny-prospal-retire-trading-mike-green-drunk-goalie-200153877–nhl.html

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Stock Market Today: Investors Predict Movement

The pessimistic attitude seemed to spread throughout all segments of investors, although the overall percentage was very low. On Jan. 15, the S&P 500 reached yet another record high, and the financial sector analysts are predicting the best profit growth in the fourth quarter. Overall earnings for the S&P 500 companies are expected to top 6 percent versus the fourth quarter last year, which is reflected in the high numbers among the indexes in the stock market today. About the Author Kent McDill kmcdill@spectrem.com Kent McDill is a staff writer for Millionaire Corner. McDill spent 30 years as a sports best stocks to buy today writer, working for United Press International and the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill. From 1988-1999, he covered the Chicago Bulls for the Daily Herald, traveling with them every day through the nine-month season.
Full story: http://millionairecorner.com/Content_Free/Millionaire-Corner-Investors-Predict.aspx

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Funds To Back If European Stock Markets Boom Like Japan’s

We explain how investors can profit Japanese factory automation firms are among the countrys unappreciated bargains, one stock picker said Our special report [ see it in Investing here ] explains that struggling Europe may soon need to follow Japan’s example and order a massive money-printing programme. As in Japan, that should send share prices soaring, but the currency tumbling. If investors want to back that scenario, they should follow our action points: Dont just track the Nikkei Many professionals say Japans stock market has room to stocks to buy know climb further, despite last years surge. But it may be best to resist any temptation to invest across the whole market using a simple low-cost index-tracking fund, which will just rise and fall in line with the Nikkei index. This is partly because the policy of forcing the yen lower benefits some companies the exporters more than others.
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/funds/10562931/Funds-to-back-if-European-stock-markets-boom-like-Japans.html

Stock market’s slow start may bode ill for 2014

Central banks have whittled away some of the debt burden. Eurozone optimists say its bond markets are calm again. Ireland has carried out a clean exit from its bail-out. Yet there have been such false dawns before.
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/shares/10562884/Will-Europe-follow-Japan-and-send-its-stock-market-soaring.html

1 Stock to Buy in 2014 and Hold for 20 Years

The last time the index fell over that stretch was in 2008 when the S&P 500 slipped 5.3 percent as the stock market reeled in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The index ended the year 38.5 percent lower as the Great Recession took hold. Others prefer to give the market more time before assessing a trend. As goes January, so goes the year, is the classic Wall Street adage.
Source: http://www.boston.com/business/news/2014/01/08/stock-market-slow-start-may-bode-ill-for/fIhXfqUzyuSf1z3EzuKmIK/story.html

3 stock market ‘myths’ debunked

Some stocks are P80 and the board lot is 10, so thats only P800. For P800, you get to be a shareholder, Germo further said. You need to be an analyst to invest Germo said you dont necessarily have to be a stock analyst to be a trader, but he stressed the importance of building your knowledge on the stock market. If you study and build your foundation, stocks will be easy, he said.
Source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/01/11/14/3-stock-market-myths-debunked

Will Europe follow Japan and send its stock market soaring?

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Patrick Morrisowns shares of American International Group, Bank of America, and U.S. Bancorp. John Maxfield owns shares of Bank of America. Alexander MacLennan is long January 2015 $40 and $45 Citigroup calls.The Motley Fool recommends American International Group, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of American International Group, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo and has the following options: long January 2016 $30 calls on American International Group.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/11/1-stock-to-buy-in-2014-and-hold-for-20-years.aspx

Stock Market Update from Briefing.com

Week in Review: Spinning Wheels On Monday, the S&P 500 was unable to log its first gain of 2014 despite staging an afternoon rally. The benchmark index registered its third consecutive loss, shedding 0.3% as six of ten sectors finished in the red. Equities began the day on a modestly higher note, but the early gains evaporated during the opening hour as the broader market followed the Nasdaq Composite into the red. The tech-heavy index was hit with widespread selling pressure that weighed on many top components and biotechnology. Tuesday’s session saw the S&P 500 settle higher by 0.6%.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-market-briefing-com-141443709.html

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Obama Administration Is Dumping Contractor Over Healthcare.gov Debacle

White House officials are upset about the book . But they should use it as an opportunity to examine the deeper question of how the foreign policy process got so damaged and what they can do to repair it. If anything, the situation is worse now than when Gates was at the Pentagon: He was part of the famous team of rivals that also included other strong, confident leaders such as Hillary Rodham Clinton at State, Leon Panetta at the CIA and then the Pentagon, and Gen. David H. Petraeus in Kabul and, later, at the CIA. At the center of this process was Tom Donilon , the national security adviser, disliked by Gates as a political commissar but effective at maintaining order among a team whose members, as Gates makes clear, were often seething.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-only-obama-can-fix-his-broken-foreign-policy/2014/01/10/d0cb9c9a-797d-11e3-b1c5-739e63e9c9a7_story.html

Obama: A Promoter at Heart but Not Good for the Country!

TheCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)is getting ready to sign a $90 million, 12-month contract with Accenture, one of the biggest IT consultancies in the country, after months of problems with the healthcare.gov website and its underlying systems. The site rolled out October 1 and pretty much fell on its face. Subscribe to gigaom.com In a statement to USA Today ,Aaron Albright, spokesman for the CMS, said: We are working with our contract partners to make a mutually agreed upon transition to ensure that HealthCare.gov continues to operate smoothly for consumers We continually evaluate our needs and remain focused on ensuring consumers have access to affordable, quality coverage, and more than 1.1 million already have enrolled in a private plan in the federal marketplace. Its been a rough couple of months for CGI Federal, which is also f acing states over their own insurance web sites. While there have been apparent improvements to the sites performance, the whole rollout was a huge PR problem for President Obama, who made healthcare reform a priority for his second term. Related research and analysis from Gigaom Research: Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can this one be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/gigaom/articles/2014_01_10_obama_administration_is_dumping_congractor_over_healthcare_gov_debacle.html

President Obama Congratulates Jimbo Fisher

The point of today’s lesson is that Obama is a promoter and Romney was not. Most conservatives are not promoters. It is not in their nature to lie about such basic fundamental ideas. For example if we tax the rich, we will get rid of poverty and the national deficit. They have been taxing the rich for years and we have more poverty and more debt then we have ever had. But let’s keep taxing the rich!
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-a-promoter-at-heart-but-not-good-for-the-country

Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats

He has worked at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund , and he was vice chairman of banking behemoth Citigroup Inc. from 2002 to 2005. Fischer was Bernanke’s doctorate advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught both Lawrence H. Summers, a former Treasury secretary, and Mario Draghi , the European Central Bank ‘s president. Obama said Fischer was “widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading and most experienced economic policy minds” and that he and Yellen would “make a great team.” Alex Cukierman, an economics professor at Tel Aviv University, agreed.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fed-nominees-20140111,0,3128401.story?track=rss

Lawmakers: Obama Weighing Changes in NSA Policy

Todays Fed nominations are, well, better. New Fed vice-chairman Stanley Fischer will, if confirmed, replace the new chairman, Janet Yellen, who was confirmed earlier this week by the Senate. Jerome Powell has been nominated for a second term a few weeks before his current one expires. And Lael Brainard (Woo! Wesleyan and the College of Social Studies — I was two years behind her in the program) has been picked to fill a seat vacant since August. Obama still hasnt announced a replacement for board member Sarah Bloom Raskin, whom he nominated to become Deputy Treasury Secretary back in July.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-10/obama-finally-getting-his-act-together-on-nominations.html

Obama Finally Getting His Act Together on Nominations

Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) issued a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday demanding the department remove DOJ trial attorney Barbara Bosserman from the case, saying her involvement is highly inappropriate and has compromised the administrations investigation of the IRS. More from the Fed Page Gates of Wrath Al Kamen Bob Gatess new memoir is an important lesson for any president picking top officials to serve in his first term cabinet. The American Center for Law and Justice, which represents 41 groups suing the IRS over its controversial screening methods, also criticized the appointment of Bosserman to lead the probe. Appointing an avowed political supporter of President Obama to head up the Justice Department probe is not only disturbing but puts politics right in the middle of what is supposed to be an independent investigation to determine who is responsible for the Obama administrations unlawful targeting of conservative and tea party groups, ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow said in a statement Thursday.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/obama-donor-leading-justice-departments-irs-investigation/2014/01/09/980c010a-796a-11e3-8963-b4b654bcc9b2_story.html

Only Obama can fix his broken foreign policy

Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said the meeting focused in particular on the telephone data program and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The president also met this week with his top intelligence advisers, many of whom oppose changes to the NSA programs, and a review group appointed by Congress that is working on a report focused on the surveillance systems. Privacy advocates met with senior White House staff Thursday afternoon, and technology companies have been invited to a meeting on Friday. The president’s decisions will test how far he is willing to go in scaling back the NSA’s broad surveillance powers. A presidential commission handed him more than 40 recommendations, many of which were more sweeping than expected. However, Obama is not obligated to accept any of the panel’s proposals.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-expected-curb-nsa-access-phone-records-21471742

Obama donor leading Justice Department’s IRS investigation

Obama told Fisher he’s looking forward to welcoming the team to the White House to celebrate the championship. Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 on Monday night in the BCS championship game to finish the season 14-0. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/president-obama-congratulates-jimbo-fisher-21494973

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3 Lessons Learned In 2013 From Etf Fund Flows

The Global X Guru Index ETF primarily invests in equities, which means that it does not exactly copy the holdings of hedge funds. Hedge funds may hold a very diverse selection of investments, ranging from debt securities, equity options, currencies and commodities; and so the performances of the ETF and the underlying hedge funds may vary significantly. But, that does not necessarily mean that the ETF will necessarily underperform the underlying hedge funds, and the ETF still benefits from the insights of the select group of hedge funds. The Global X Guru Index ETF charges a 0.75% management fee, which may not be the lowest ETF fee. The Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF ( SCHB ), which tracks the performance of U.S.
Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1935741-global-x-guru-index-etf-hedge-fund-returns-but-without-the-20-percent-performance-fee

Global X Guru Index ETF: Hedge Fund Returns, But Without The 20% Performance Fee

17,766,650 ounces of gold exited the vaults of GLD in 2013. In just one week in April, 1,503,272 ounces was pulled out. All the while GLD traded without interruption or a significant premium or discount. Gold bulls may not have liked the result, but neither did the ” your ETF might collapse ” conspiracy theorists.
Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1935871-3-lessons-learned-in-2013-from-etf-fund-flows

AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF (HYLD) Earns 5-Star Morningstar Rating(TM)

Analysts downgrades and the predictable concerns regarding the stocks valuation have sent the shares tumbling 7.4% since the start of 2014. The Global X Social Media Index ETF ( SOCL ) , one of the first two ETFs to allow Twitter into its lineup, is going about its business. [Social Media ETF Allocates 4.5% to Twitter] Twitter entered SOCL in mid-November with a weight of 4.5%, making the stock the ETFs eleventh-largest holding. The ensuing rise in Twitters market value means it is now SOCLs fifth-largest constituent with a weight of almost 5.7%, according to Global X data , but the ETF is hardly feeling a pinch as shares of Twitter tumble.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/social-media-etf-trumps-twitter-185632551.html

Social Media ETF Trumps Twitter

___ Airlines go on a record new jet shopping spree Airlines are on the largest jet-buying spree in the history of aviation, ordering more than 8,200 new planes with manufacturers Airbus SAS and The Boeing … Associated Press26 mins ago The Federal Trade Commission says it is cracking down on deceptive advertising by auto dealers. The agency said Thursday that it has reached agreements with nine auto dealers nationwide to settle deceptive … Associated Press Just as you suspected: Your boss is probably happier than you. Los Angeles Times The bottom line in the debate over the Fed’s QE moves is that investors are not scared of a market meltdown, activist hedge fund manager Dinakar Singh tells CNBC.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/corn-etf-wilts-stockpiles-close-202057896.html

Time for This Top Ranked Industrial ETF – ETF News And Commentary

But, they generally held their positions in commodities excluding gold. In the case of gold, the AUM reflects the combination of the price of commodities and metal held in storage. Both took a hit in 2013, as gold fell sharply and total ETP gold holdings declined to 56.67 million ounces at year-end from 84.62 million as of the end of 2012. ETF Securities estimated that of the roughly $71 billion gold AUM decline, 46% was caused by a 28% fall in the gold price and 54% by investor outflows. Gold ETP outflows peaked in second quarter, when AUM plunged by a record $49 billion, ETF Securities said. Forty-eight percent of all gold ETP outflows in 2013, and 63% of the years AUM decline, occurred in the second quarter. Gold ETP AUM rose in the third quarter but fell back again in the fourth as investors anticipated the tapering of the U.S.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kitconews/2014/01/07/etf-securities-commodity-etp-assets-decline-in-2013-mainly-due-to-gold/

ETF Securities: Commodity ETP http://www.etftradingsignals.com Assets Decline In 2013 Mainly Due To Gold

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Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/advisorshares-peritus-high-yield-etf-hyld-earns-5-star-morningstar-ratingtm-2014-01-08

Corn ETF Wilts As Stockpiles Close in on 20-Year High

The fund is currently hovering near its 52-week high level. The product has a Zacks ETF Rank of 1 or ‘Strong Buy’ rating with a ‘Medium’ risk outlook. Bottom Line FXR can be a clear winner in 2014 buoyed by the strength in its underlying sector, stronger job growth across the economy, the fund’s favorable characteristics like equal-weighted scheme and the value notion. Though the Fed Taper in a phased manner is a hiccup in the 2014 calendar, we don’t expect that to cause much disruption, as tapering implies a solid economy which in turn means booming industrial activity, a situation which can only be good news for FXR.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/time-for-this-top-ranked-industrial-etf-etf-news-and-commentary-cm316991