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Creating Leveraged Investment Portfolios

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FastTrack has a very vocal user base and we get hundreds of feature/update requests a year. The latest enhancement is one of the most exciting features to make the cut in a long time. Starting with v3.0.9.1, you can model leverage portfolios using static models. Leverage is a popular concept where you borrow money to […]

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Energy MLPs – What’s the deal?

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Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have been all over the news lately. Oil and natural gas are down significantly this year, and in return, MLPs have been clobbered. (The popular AMLP – Alerian MLP is down over 35% year to date.) MLPs operate a toll road business model and produce large, dependable dividends. With interest rate […]

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Correlation Study – Investing in Fear

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We had a great tech support call come in today. A long time FastTracker has been “tracking the VIX” and looking to get direct exposure to the index. He asked, “what’s the ticker to buy the VIX?” Well, the answer is simple, but first let’s go through some background. The VIX is an index, more […]

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New Families – Smart Beta

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Its hard to open a newspaper (or news app) these days and not see something about “smart beta,” “liquid alternative,” “strategic beta,” etc etc. There’s hot… Red hot right now. As such, we’ve created a FT Cloud family grouping for these funds. (see the instructions below to find the new family) So, what is a […]

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Sieve Practical Example

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In this post, I’ll walk through a typical use case of a fund sieve. Investors Question: “I have a Fidelity retirement account. Where do I start?” For this really simple example, we’re going to load all the funds in the Fidelity family. Then remove all funds that are not in the Giant family. Then we’ll remove all funds that […]

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Why Do Dividends Adjustments Matter?

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FastTrack has been the premier provider of quality dividend adjusted ETF, fund, and stock data for many years. Serious investors know why dividends are critical. But, here’s a quick crash course in a few charts. The 10 year chart below demonstrates the difference between dividend adjusted return vs non dividend adjusted return for VUSTX (Vanguard […]

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New Strategy Video Out Today

We’ve got a great new strategy video that details how a simple 4 trades a year bond momentum model will vastly outperform a buy and hold bond strategy. Check it out here:  http://youtu.be/YzC49u4CPYU

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New Videos Up Now

We just added two new videos. Check them out here: http://ow.ly/wKYLv and http://ow.ly/wKYQe. The first video highlights that static model and the second highlights the trade optimizer tab.

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New Basic Skills Videos

If you’re new to FT Cloud, these 3 videos will help get you started. Check them out on our youtube channel: http://youtube.com/investorsfasttrack/

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Use Momentum to Improve Investment Returns

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Introduction Investors FastTrack and FastTrack strategies have been around for a long time and have a great track record. For 25 years we’ve been training money managers and wealthy individuals how to increase returns and reduce volatility with FastTrack products. This paper discuses a typical investors profile (derived from the years of speaking with investors), […]

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