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Man in a Suit: Julian Wild, a sculptor who “doodles in 3D”, gets a two-piece worth modelling From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2014 THE MAN “You won’t pick up any Wi-Fi,” says Julian Wild, “but there are plenty of woodpigeons.”...
From: More Intelligent Life | Friday, July 11, 2014
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What happened when one investment firm abandoned individual decision-making.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Karen Firestone | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Daniel Kahneman deserved to win the Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to "behavioral economics." He and collaborator Amos Tversky (who died before he could receive the award) used psychological insights to explain "irrational" behavior that...
From: Aguanomics | By: David Zetland | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The Federal Reserve just released the minutes from its June 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The minutes show that the Fed said if the economy progresses as the FOMC expects, the final reduction of asset purchases would occur following...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Most stock mutual-fund managers don’t beat a benchmark index over time. But among those who do are highly active stock pickers....
From: MarketWatch | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Retail-cash inflows for high-yield funds totaled $107 million in the week ended July 9, with a $133 million inflow to the mutual fund segment dinged by an outflow of $26 million from exchange-traded funds, according to Lipper.
From: Forbes | By: Matthew Fuller | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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There were $49 million in inflows to loan funds for the week ended July 9, marking the first positive number in nine weeks. The previous eight-week outflow totaled $4.94 billion, representing the largest multiweek depletion since a run of outflows in...
From: Forbes | By: Joy Ferguson | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The stock market reached a record high last week, closing over 17,000 for the first time. Good news, of course. As President John F. Kennedy famously said, "A rising tide lifts all boats." But it sure helps if you own a boat. In this case, the "boat"...
From: Free Republic | By: Townhall.com | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Normally public and private market investors are two very different beasts. Recently, though, traditional public investors like hedge funds and mutual funds have been moving further downstream to make large bets into growth stage private companies amid...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments, the No. 2 U.S. mutual fund company, told employees this week it will cut about 460 jobs, or 1 percent of its workforce, at its printing and mailing operations in Kentucky and Texas....
From: Reuters | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large...
From: TheStreet | By: Roberto Pedone | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The SEC is poised to complete long-awaited rules intended to help prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis, when an investor stampede out of money-market mutual funds threatened to freeze corporate lending.
From: Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Investors in US-based mutual funds pulled $7.8 billion out of stock funds on fears of an early rate hike from the Fed.
From: CNBC | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Fidelity Investments plans to lay off about 400 people in Kentucky — about 10 percent of its workforce there — and 60 in Texas as the Boston-based company outsources printing and mailing operations to Broadridge Financial Solutions of New York. The...
From: Mass High Tech | By: Tom Demeropolis | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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  BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- It's official: We're kicking off another quarter of earnings season this week. Earnings season is a critical time for investors: It's the one chance each quarter to get full transparency on what's going on behind closed doors...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Stock funds broadly reported gains for the second quarter and the first half, though investors pulled away from U.S. stocks in favor of foreign investments and bonds. The average equity mutual fund returned more than 4 percent percent in the second quarter,...
From: Boston Business Journal | By: Matthew L. Brown | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Filed under: Media, Financial Advisors, Securities, Stock Markets, Investing Jonathan Fickies/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesMarc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, is a frequent CNBC guest. By Daniel Solin It has long been my view that...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Arun Jaitley’s first budget as India's finance minister should allow individual taxpayers to invest more money in vehicles such as government savings bonds, mutual funds and employee savings plans, and provide them with tax credits that would bolster...
From: Reuters | By: Sankalp Phartiyal | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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On Thursday finance minister Arun Jaitley gave investors and the mutual fund industry a jolt by increasing the longterm capital gains tax on debt mutual funds to 20 from 10 The definition of longterm has also been changed to 36 months for nonequity MFs...
From: Hindustan Times | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Fidelity Investments was late to the game, but the 10 ETFs it launched late last year have amassed more than $1 billion in assets, the company said. The Boston financial services giant said investors have poured more than $500 million into Fidelity ETFs...
From: Boston Business Journal | By: Matthew L. Brown | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Filed under: Wall Street Watch, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Stock Markets, Investing Alamy "You're riding high in April, shot down in May." Frank Sinatra made that lyric famous in his hit song "That's Life" nearly 50 years ago. It applies to life and to investing...
From: Daily Finance | By: Drew Trachtenberg | Friday, July 11, 2014
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