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FT Data Status API

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There are two things that define FastTrack: High quality dividend adjusted data and customer support. As a company, we see both on equal footing. Customer Support Enhancing the latter, we’re proud to announce the Data Status API. This is a simple API to programmatically verify you’re local copy of the FastTrack databases are the latest […]

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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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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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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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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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