Dress Up Your Portfolio With Wearable Tech

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Through the improvement in technology over the past decade and the consumer demand to be digitally connected, you can now wear your computer on your wrist. Today, one in six consumers in the US are using wearables.1 These come in a varied number of form factors, ranging from fabrics that measure the skin temperature and activity trackers like Fitbit, all ... Read More »

4 Investment Strategies to Grow Wealth (Infographic)

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There’s no better time than now to start saving for the future. Retirement is becoming longer and more expensive with many costs likely to come out of your own pocket. Here are 4 investment strategies to get you on the right path and give yourself an edge toward meeting your retirement goals. (Click infographic to enlarge.) 4 Investment Strategies to ... Read More »

Apple Watch’s First Weekend Sets Pace for Wearable Tech

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Fitbit bands and GoPro cameras may have gotten there first, but for many people – and investors — the Apple Watch is the real flag-bearer for the popularity of the growing sector of wearable technology. This Friday, the first Apple Watches – ones that were preordered earlier this month – will begin to arrive to consumers, and a shortage of ... Read More »

Generic Drug Industry’s Contraction is Impacting Stock Prices

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The recent surge of merger activity in the pharmaceutical sector suggests that big drugmakers continue to crave as much of the generic market as they can get. That includes those firms that are already large players there – as the New York Times reported earlier this month, generic drug company Mylan made an unsolicited offer to acquire Perrigo for about ... Read More »

A Look At The History Of The Stock Market And The Three Main Indices

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The stock market has been busily in motion since long before we were born. But just how old is it, and why was it created in the first place? The first stock market emerged on the Amsterdam Exchange at the beginning of the 17th century. Prior to its creation, merchants who desired to significantly expand their businesses often didn’t have ... Read More »

How To Invest $1,000 or $10,000 Like George Soros

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Imagine having $24.2 million dollars. Now imagine having 1,000 times that amount. Well for George Soros, having a $24.2 billion net worth1 is a reality! While you may not be able to turn $10,000 into $140 million like Soros’ Quantum Fund,2 you can still pull together $1,000 or $10,000 and easily invest it with Motif Investing using some of Soros’ investment ... Read More »

Rate-Watchers Hopeful That Rise Is On Track

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Patience, it seems, is no small thing. Last month, the Federal Reserve dropped a single word – “patient” – from its official statement updating its monetary policy stance, which suggested to many Fed followers that the central bank could begin raising interest rates as early as this summer. That suggestion was buttressed days later by the Fed’s second-in-command, Stanley Fischer, ... Read More »

Buyback Wave Isn’t About to Wane

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It was quite a day last week for General Electric. The multi-industry behemoth announced to investors on Friday that it planned to focus its future in a modern-day version of its industrial past, with plans to restructure its finance unit and sell off a ton of real estate holdings. In addition, GE said it planned to repurchase $50 billion of ... Read More »

Beef’s Short Supply Leads Food Prices Higher

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Some bad news for consumers could be a windfall for both farmers and investors in stocks that might benefit from rising food prices. The price of ground beef, one of the most popular meat products in the nation, climbed to a record high last week as supply continues to lag behind demand.1 The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the average price ... Read More »

Investing Based on Seasonal Trends

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Stocks rise and fall based on a company’s performance and profitability, right? Well, not necessarily. Upon reading Roger Martin’s, Fixing the Game, one begins to understand that while profits and performance can lead to improvements in a company’s stock price, it is not the end-all-be-all. Instead, the volatility in the stock market has much more to do with perceptions and ... Read More »