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|U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Net Outflows From Money Market Funds Dominate the Week|
Thomson Reuters Lipper’s fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) had net outflows of $2.9 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, July 18. Money market funds (-$6.5 billion) were responsible for all the net-negative flows, while all the other fund asset groups experienced net-positive flows. Municipal bond funds (+$1.3 billion) had the largest net inflows, followed closely by taxable bond funds (+$1.2 billion) and equity funds (+$1.1 billion).
|Thomson Reuters Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series—July 11, 2018|
For the first week in five investors were net purchasers of overall fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting a little less than $23.4 billion for Thomson Reuters Lipper’s fund-flows week ended July 11, 2018. However, despite strong economic news reported during the week, fund investors were net redeemers of equity funds (-$1.8 billion), while trade concerns drove investor assets into money market funds (+$21.3 billion), taxable bond funds (+$3.3 billion), and municipal bond funds (+$651 million). Tom Roseen highlights the weekly flows trends for both conventional funds and ETFs in this video series.
|U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Despite a Market Rally During the Week, Investors Are Net Redeemers of Equity Funds|
For the first week in five investors were net purchasers of overall fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting a little less than $23.4 billion for Thomson Reuters Lipper’s fund-flows week ended July 11, 2018. However, despite strong economic news reported during the week, fund investors were net redeemers of equity funds (-$1.8 billion), while trade concerns drove investor assets into money market funds (+$21.3 billion), taxable bond funds (+$3.3 billion), and municipal bond funds (+$651 million).
|U.S. Fund-Flows Weekly Report: Funds Suffer Net Outflows for the Fourth Straight Week|
Thomson Reuters Lipper’s fund asset groups (including both mutual funds and ETFs) had net-negative flows of approximately $10.5 billion for the fund-flows week ended Tuesday, July 3. All the asset groups saw net money leave their coffers, with equity funds taking the biggest hit with net outflows of $8.3 billion. (This was the fifth straight weekly net outflows for the equity fund group.) The week’s outflows for taxable bond funds (-$1.8 billion) broke a string of three straight net-positive weekly flows, while municipal bond funds (-$189 million net) had a streak of eight straight weekly net inflows snapped. Money market funds had net-negative flows of $244 million for the week.
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POCKETBOOK: Week ending July 21, 2018
Trump Math - By now we’ve all learned that President Trump isn’t well-versed in a number of things including American history, manners, telling the truth and yes, even math. Last week he said that the stock market has gone up 40% since he was elected president. Better not take that to the bank never mind believe it.
(Source: allaboutfundsdotcom Blog)
POCKETBOOK: Week ending July 14, 2018
Millennial Yikes! - There’s a different world coming if you’re a believer in survey results. According to a recent 2018 Retirement Preparedness Survey commissioned by PGIM Investments, 31% of millennials aren’t saving for retirement at all BECAUSE they don’t see the point in preparing for it. They responded that “anything can happen between now and then.”
(Source: allaboutfundsdotcom Blog)
|The Importance of End-of-Life Estate Planning|
Jane Brown, a Wills and Estate attorney at Gunster in Palm Beach, FL talks about the importance of end-of-life estate planning along with common misperceptions and issues everyone needs to consider
|Tim Harris on Today's Health Care Shortage|
Tim Harris, FSA, MAAA and co-chairperson of the Society of Actuaries Committee on the Living to 100 Symposium, talks about today's healthcare shortage and America's shortage of doctor and nurses.
|Retirement and Working Longer|
Anna Rappaport, FSA, MAAA and president of Anna Rappaport Consulting, was one of the presenters at the Society of Actuaries "Living to 100" program held in Orlando earlier this year.
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TrumpBits #30:Help Wanted and a Trump Rent-a-House
It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago begins advertising for seasonal help at his resort where H-2B via helpers are preferred. Trump, as do other Palm Beach hoteliers, have a penchant for hiring foreigners over U.S. citizens. Their reasoning: not enough help available for their seasonal and low paying jobs.
(Source: allaboutfundsdotcom Blog)
|Photo Gallery: Palm Beach County Women’s March - New!|
Thousands of women — and a few good men–showed up for the Palm Beach County Women’s March –Local Rally– at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach.
|The Political Spectrum|
People generally put their political stance on a spectrum spanning left to right. The terms “Left” and “Right” originated in France during the French Revolution.
|US employers added solid 161,000 jobs in October|
US employers added solid 161,000 jobs in October, unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent.
|Obama administration confirms sharp rise in health care premiums and fewer insurers to choose from|
Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday.
|US adds 156,000 jobs as unemployment climbs to 5%|
Employers added 156,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate, which has been stuck at 4.9 percent since the spring, ticked up slightly to 5 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.
|Wells Fargo's CEO forfeits $41 million in fight to keep his job|
Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf, fighting to keep his job amid a national political furor, will forgo more than $41 million of stock and salary as the bank’s board investigates how employees opened legions of bogus accounts for customers.
|Federal Reserve keeps rates unchanged, signals one hike by year-end|
The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday amid tepid inflation and recent weak economic data, but could signal an increased likelihood of a hike by the end of the year.
|US households’ income shows biggest jump since recession, no change in income inequality|
Fresh yearly data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed median, inflation-adjusted household income rose 5.2 percent to $56,516 in 2015, the highest level since $57,423 in 2007, when the recession began.
|EU says Apple must pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes|
The European Union has ordered Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes and interest to Ireland after discovering Apple was receiving illegal tax benefits for over 11 years and had paid almost no taxes on its European profits.
|Bitcoin Drops Nearly 20% As Exchange Hack Amplifies Price Decline |
The price of the digital currency bitcoin fell sharply Tuesday as global market participants reacted to news that nearly $72 million worth of bitcoin was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong.
|The Cost of a Beer: Then and Now|
Cracking open a cold one has always been a common symbol of friendship and relaxation. Some believe beer has certain health benefits, and it is the favorite alcoholic drink of our current president. In many ways it is a staple of American diet and culture.
|See How the Cost of a Movie Ticket Has Changed Over Time|
Along with baseball, going to the movies is a treasured national pastime. The silver screen has been a place for innovation, comfort and escape.
|How Much a Home Would Have Cost You In 1971|
Purchasing a home is a major financial decision that isn't made on a whim.
|Tesla claims there is no safety defect in its S or X models|
Tesla Motors Inc said on Friday that there was no safety defect in its Model X or Model S.
|Counties Where Medicare Spends the Most per Patient|
n the next few years, the number of people with Medicare is going to boom. All thanks to, you guessed it, the aging baby boomers.
|Oil prices hit 7-month high|
Crude oil prices ticked up to approximately $48 per barrel on Tuesday, the highest level in the past seven months.
|Apple invests $1 Billion in China's Uber rival|
On Thursday, Apple announced a $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing Technology Co., Uber's largest ridesharing service rival in China. The investment is Apple's largest this year.
|Bank CD Rates - 45 Year Graph Average daily rate per month for the 6 month Bank CD is graphed.|
|Deficits forever. Stop freaking out: U.S. deficits are nothing new. Here's a graph that shows plenty.|
|Morningstar Chart: U.S. Market Recovery After Financial Crisis. Cumulative return of balanced portfolio after various events.|
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|College Savings/529 plans: Learn the differences between them.|
Hawks Prey on Bulls: A chart from Ibbotson
about the effects of war on the market.|
|Impact of Natural Disasters on the Market: Ibbotson has just put together a chart that illustrates the historical impact of natural disasters on the U.S. stock market.|
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