How to Save When You’re Young

It’s hard to save money when you’re young. If you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not flush with cash. With a glut of young and talented job seekers, companies have little pressure to offer generous starting […] Continue Reading…

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EWP: Cheap and Unloved, Spanish Stocks are a Buy

In the last month of 2014, investors have two chief concerns: lackluster Black Friday sales and the sudden collapse in crude oil prices. On the surface, neither of these should be causes of major concern. Retail sales came in […] Continue Reading…

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iBillionaire Index: What’s In and What’s Out

The Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF (IBLN) is about to get a quarterly overhaul. Its underlying index announced it latest rebalancing last month based on the latest 13F filings by financial billionaires. 14 of IBLN’s 30 holdings are being replaced.

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What’s Holding Back the Retail Sector?

Behind the Numbers had some interesting comments on the retail sector in this week’s Thursday Thoughts:
Tuesday’s front page article in the WSJ did a nice job explaining how rising costs and shifting spending habits are stifling the consumer’s discretionary […] Continue Reading…

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Holiday Shopping: Olaf Dethrones Frosty While Elsa Reigns Supreme

Last month, I wrote that pre-holiday shipments of Frozen merchandise pointed to a blowout year for Disney (DIS). Today, I have some updated numbers to share from global trade site Panjiva.

Some points worth noting:

Olaf is the new Frosty. Olaf […] Continue Reading…

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