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New FT Comm Out Today

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New FT Comm v5.0.1.10 A new FT Comm update is out today. Click the “upgrade” button when you open FT Comm to download version 5.0.1.10. Check out the manual here: https://investorsfasttrack.com/ft-comm-manual/ Improved Backup Strategy In this update, we’re rolling out a handful of improvements. The most notable is our improved file back up feature. In the […]

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What’s in the FastTrack Stocks Database?

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We’ve posted in the past about the decreasing number of investible stocks in the US (https://investorsfasttrack.com/is-passive-active/). Per the post, there’s about 3,000 investible companies listed in the US. But, FastTrack has approximately 4,500 stocks in the database. What makes up the difference? First, FastTrack tries to include every stock listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ […]

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Smart Beta and High Yield

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We’re highlighting smart beta and actively managed ETFs again this week. While still a small portion of the overall market (see the attached article), increased market volatility and rising interest rates are bringing investor interest back to active. For now, mostly in bond products, but re: the attached article, international and emerging market products are […]

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How to Choose an Benchmark – Market Indexes

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We get lots of questions about indexes, specifically what are the appropriate indexes to use on the spreadsheet benchmark field. The short answer is… for US Equities use an US equity benchmark (SP-DA – S&P 500 div adjusted) and bonds use a bond benchmark (AGG-X – Barclays Aggregate Bond Ix) . But, if you’re doing […]

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How are low volatility ETFs holding up?

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Over the past 5+ years a variety of low volatility equity ETFs have launched with rapid growth. In light of the recent market volatility, how are the funds holding up? The top three are listed below and have a combined AUM of $24 billion: SPHD – PowerShares ETF S&P 500 High Div Low Vol SPLV […]

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Translating GDP Declines into Investment Advice

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All over the web we see economic indicators reaching new highs and lows, but investors often confuse economic information with investment information. There is a major disconnect between the economy and the stock market and its easy to see with FastTrack charts. Ignorance has no bounds . . . the story in 5-years will be […]

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