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Is Style Drift Increasing Your Financial Risk?

Do you own mutual funds? If you do, there’s a hidden trap called “style drift” that could be increasing the risk of your investment portfolio. How does style drift happen?

Style drift occurs when the fund’s portfolio manager begins to deviate from the fund’s investment objective.

For example,

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Posted in Asset Allocation, ETF, Financial Planning, Fox Feed, Investor Behavior & Psychology, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, SEC Market Regulation, Yahoo Feed
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Do Regulators Encourage Market Manipulation?

The latest episode of stock market cheating by high-frequency traders (HFT) has set in, yet unanswered questions remain. Do regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) encourage market manipulation?

Manipulation refers to the dishonest activity by individuals or institutions who try to game the price of a stock (NYSEARCA:IVV) or a certain market for their own financial gain.

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43 Questions for Regulators about High-Frequency Trading

Note to the reader: “High-frequency trading” also known as “HFT” is done by firms established for sole purpose of gaining an unfair advantage over other stock market participants. Please keep that in mind as you read on.

Why has the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) failed to abolish HFT?

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4 Bold-Faced Lies about High Frequency Trading

FULL DISCLOSURE: I was once in the camp of high-frequency trading (HFT) supporters. But that changed on May 6, 2010 after the U.S stock market’s “Flash Crash.”

After studying the arguments and facts, I’ve now come to realize the existence of HFTs is unlawful and is a direct threat to the fairness and stability of financial markets,

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Are Corporate Earnings Being Gamed?

Are corporate earnings really as great as the executives at the helm and Wall Street want us to believe?

Over 70% of S&P 500 (^GSPC) companies that have already reported beat analysts’ earnings estimates during the fourth quarter. Furthermore, 66% reported higher sales revenue, which is above four year averages,

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Posted in Dividend Income, Financial Planning, Fox Feed, Fundamental Analysis, Global Economy, NASDAQ Feed, Partner Feeds, Portfolio Management, SEC Market Regulation, Small Cap Stocks, U.S. Stock Market, Valuation, Yahoo Feed
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