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The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting concludes at 1:00 pm CT. Will they announce a taper or push it out to later this year, asks Bill Baruch of Blue Line Futures?
After months of record highs, red flags in the stock market have appeared, states Bob Lang of Explosive Options.
Oil prices were hit hard on stormy seas as macroeconomic fears have overcome concerns about a supply shortage, at least for yesterday, says Phil Flynn of the PRICE Futures Group.
China Evergrande Group. Ever heard of it? Unless you live in China...or invest actively in Chinese markets...chances are the answer is “No,” at least not until the last few weeks, explains Mike Larson, editor of Safe Money Report.
Enviva Partners, LP (EVA) plays a unique role in the world's efforts to fight global warming and move away from fossil fuels, explains income expert Rida Morwa, editor of High Dividend Opportunities.
Baxter International (BAX) was founded in 1931 by Dr. Don Baxter to make and distribute intravenous solutions; it has since developed innovative medical products and solutions for nearly 90 years, notes Ingrid Hendershot, value-focused money manager and editor of Hendershot Investments.
Garmin (GRMN) taps into the consumer's love for digital gadgets; the company makes GPS-enabled products used by athletes, hikers, boaters, pilots, drivers, and even dog trainers, asserts Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts.
Selloffs, downturns, pullbacks, corrections and even bear markets are events that equity investors have always had to endure on the way to the best long-term performance of any of the financial asset classes, asserts John Buckingham, value-oriented money manager and editor of The Prudent Speculator.
Quadruple witching and the first half of September, often a challenging time for the market, are complete, states Bonnie Gortler of bonniegortler.com.
Starbucks (SBUX) showed up on the unusual options volume page last week for the first time in quite a while, says Jay Soloff of Investors Alley.

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John De Goey will be talking about a challenge to advisors and investors alike - Optimism Bias. It is just one of many behavioral quirks that we all fall prey to, but one that might do the most harm in the current high-valuation environment. The term he uses to describe the industry's mindset is Bullshift - a cheeky portmanteau that combines the unbridled optimism of bullishness with the industry's unwavering ability to shift attention toward good news - no matter what the circumstances tell us.
Goals-based investing is the most appropriate way to manage money for investors who must save and plan for life's events, from college for the kids to vacations and retirement. Improving the likelihood of achieving goals on time presents a unique problem for investment professionals-not one of simple return maximization. ETFs make goals-based investing approachable for everyone.
Technology was growing exponentially before the pandemic, and had to grow even faster as a result of it. Tune in to find out why there is still more to get excited about, and what TD ETF offers a global pure-technology solution.
ETFs give individual investors flexibility, access to various exposures and instant diversification. However, with so many options for even the same type of exposure it can be overwhelming to sort through all the options. This session will help investors know what factors to pay attention to when comparing ETFs and how to pick ETFs that complement their respective portfolios.
With so many ETFs on the market today, and more launching every year, it can be tough to determine which product will work best in your portfolio. In this panel discussion, you will hear from some of Canada's leading female ETF experts on how investors should evaluate the ever-expanding ETF landscape and walk away with simple strategies to help you get started.
Timing the market with perfection is next to impossible. It has always been about balance for most investors. Historically, the risk mitigation (the protection part) of your portfolio came from fixed-income. This asset class is severely impaired with the colossal amount of debt in the world. Inflation pressure makes this asset class even more challenging. Larry Berman will highlight what his macro risk models are suggesting about market opportunity, where we need to be cautious, and how advisors can protect and participate in markets without using traditional fixed-income to provide the new 60:40 balance portfolios will need in the future.
You can outperform any ETF or index by selecting the best stocks in that ETF or index. The Buffett and Beyond Clean Surplus Finance model has outperformed the S&P 500 by almost 3 to 1 on a compounded basis since 2003. When this methodology is applied to ETFs, we can outperform almost all industry and index ETFs. Over a 5-year period, Buffett and Beyond model portfolios have outperformed some ETFs by as much as a 3 to 1 margin. If you want to differentiate yourselves in the ETF marketplace, this is the strategy for you.
<p>Participating in innovation is exciting, and you can do so right here at home with Canadian-listed ETFs. As Canadian investors you have access to the US-listed ETFs, meaning that you have access to top-performing and famous innovation strategies. However, if that same innovation strategy is available to you in Canadian-listed form why are you still buying US? You can participate in innovation in Canada through Canadian-listed ETFs.</p><p>Lisa Langley, CEO and founder of Emerge Canada, Inc., will be discussing the importance of allocating and investing in innovation and also the importance of how you are investing in innovation. She believes that it's time to buy local&#8212;buy Canadian&#8212;buy Canadian-made ETFs.</p>
As the world moves forward following the economic disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic, seasonal investing can offer a strategic approach focused on investing based on historically demonstrated seasonal trends. Join Brooke Thackray, research analyst at Horizons ETFs, as he explores the seasonal investing lessons of the past year and the sectors, asset classes, and commodities that could benefit through 2021 and beyond.
Can the economy function alongside the virus? Should we lose sleep over inflation? Where are interest rates headed? Can the job market operate normally alongside government support? What should we expect when governments stop spending? Who will pay down that debt? What's reasonable to expect from the housing market? Among other topics, the session will discuss the nature and sustainability of economic recovery and identify winners and losers.

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