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Google’s 10% monthly drop makes it Nasdaq 100 worst

Google’s 10% monthly drop makes it Nasdaq 100 worst | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Amid the hoopla of how fantastic January was for stocks -- the best January in percentage terms since 1997 for the...
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Total Return: Why Dividends Matter for ETFs - ETF Trends

Total Return: Why Dividends Matter for ETFs - ETF Trends | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
ETF TrendsTotal Return: Why Dividends Matter for ETFsETF TrendsDividend ETFs are more volatile than bonds, but some investors like the combination of yield and chance for capital appreciation.
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WARREN BUFFETT: The Investment You Think Is 'Safe' Is Actually The Riskiest In The World

WARREN BUFFETT: The Investment You Think Is 'Safe' Is Actually The Riskiest In The World | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Hiding in cash? Be afraid....
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The Bond King Kicks Off ’12 With a Bang

The Bond King Kicks Off ’12 With a Bang | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Bill Gross stemmed a spate of outflows from the world's largest bond fund in January and rewarded his new investors with a market-beating performance that could erase memories of his ill-timed bets last year.
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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Poised for Taxpayer Hall of Fame

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Poised for Taxpayer Hall of Fame | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
In the great scheme of problems, a huge tax bill resulting from a financial windfall has to be one of the best headaches to have.
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MF Global trustee has traced most missing funds

MF Global trustee has traced most missing funds | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
A trustee seeking to distribute customer securities overseen by bankrupt MF Global says that a majority of the cash that disappeared from the commodities broker has been found.
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Treasury ETFs Set Records, Stocks Cool (TLT, IEI, IEF, SPY) | Wall ...

Treasury ETFs Set Records, Stocks Cool (TLT, IEI, IEF, SPY) | Wall ... | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it

U.S. Treasury bond ETFs rose again to record levels as signs of a slowing economy and concern over Greece cooled stocks and ETFs. 

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Prime is the Prime Culprit in Amazon’s Tumble; Just Shy of $1 Billion in Free 4Q Shipping

Prime is the Prime Culprit in Amazon’s Tumble; Just Shy of $1 Billion in Free 4Q Shipping | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it

If only Amazon (AMZN) would use the U.S. Postal Service more – my Amazon boxes always seem to come via United Parcel Service (UPS) – maybe taxpayers wouldn’t have to bail out the post office, after all.

 

Amazon spent just shy of $1 billion -- $935 million to be precise – to give customers free shipping during the fourth quarter, a 66% increase over a year earlier, and a clear culprit in the company’s plunging net income.

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India’s gold-tariff hike may fail to boost rupee Market Extra

India’s gold-tariff hike may fail to boost rupee Market Extra | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
The government of India slaps its first import duty increase on gold in two years amid calls that India’s appetite for the precious metal weighs on the rupee. But history shows such a move unlikely to help the beleaguered currency.
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Why This Famous Bear Is Now Bullish - Motley Fool

According to Forbes, in the first 11 months of 2011, investors stuffed $889 billion into low-yielding checking and savings accounts, more than eight times as much as the $109 billion that flowed into stocks...

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Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Jumps With Uncertainty, VGK Drops On Greek Woes - ETF Database

Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Jumps With Uncertainty, VGK Drops On Greek Woes - ETF Database | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Wall Street Sector SelectorDaily ETF Roundup: VXX Jumps With Uncertainty, VGK Drops On Greek WoesETF DatabaseStocks tipped to the downside as the US dollar appreciated in the currency markets; the S&P 500 led the way lower with a 0.25% loss on the...
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Atlanta Fed president is quite the stock trader

Atlanta Fed president is quite the stock trader | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
The president of the Atlanta Fed, Dennis Lockhart, on Tuesday disclosed like the other Fed presidents his financial holdings for 2010. But what makes Lockhart unique is that he seems to be quite the trader.
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Samsung Rises to Record as Sales of Smartphones Surge

Samsung Rises to Record as Sales of Smartphones Surge | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics Co. jumped to a record in Seoul trading after surging smartphone sales boosted profit and helped Asia’s largest consumer-electronics company keep pace with Apple Inc.
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'Linsanity' Knows No Bounds; Analysts' Comments Push MSG To Record

'Linsanity' Knows No Bounds; Analysts' Comments Push MSG To Record | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
"Linsanity" has pushed shares of MSG up 15 percent on the year and to their highest level since it was spun out of Cablevision two years ago.
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Focus on Stocks That Aren't That 'Sexy,' Analyst Says

Focus on Stocks That Aren't That 'Sexy,' Analyst Says | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
The next year is likely to bring a period of tepid growth for businesses, and investors should stick to defensive plays even though they are not that sexy, Barry Dixon, head of research at Irish wealth management company Davy told CNBC.
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The New Bond Market

The New Bond Market | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Changes in the way bonds are traded pose big risks for investors. Here's how to steer clear of trouble.
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Global X Debuts First “Permanent ETF”

Global X Debuts First “Permanent ETF” | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Global X announced today the launch of the Permanent ETF ( PERM ), a new fund that will offer one stop exposure to a number of core asset classes. The new ETF will be linked to the Solactive Permanent ...
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Score one for the Keynesians Outside the Box

Score one for the Keynesians Outside the Box | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
While President Obama’s Keynesian prescriptions are slowly pulling the U.S. economy back to health, austerity programs in Europe have helped mire the continent in recession, writes Jarad Vary.
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Smartphone Shipments Top PCs For The First Time Ever - Forbes

Smartphone Shipments Top PCs For The First Time Ever - Forbes | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Image via Wikipedia 2011 marked the beginning of a major shift toward mobile computing. Smartphone shipments topped PCs for the first time ever last year, by 73 million units, according to figures published by research firm Canalys on Friday.
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You Don't Have to Be Rich to Build Wealth

You Don't Have to Be Rich to Build Wealth | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Assuming a typical 60%/40% stock/bond mix, you could construct this portfolio for less than $1000. Schwab ETFs trade commission-free at Schwab—which typically requires a $1000 account minimum. Non-Schwab ETFs cost $8.95.
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Getting back to the gold standard Portfolio Insights by Brett Arends

Getting back to the gold standard  Portfolio Insights by Brett Arends | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
OK, so Wall Street legend Jim Grant may not succeed Ben Bernanke any time soon. But he says gold, not paper currency, is the future, writes Brett Arends.
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The baffling world of bonds explained - Globe and Mail

The baffling world of bonds explained - Globe and Mail | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Globe and MailThe baffling world of bonds explainedGlobe and MailReturns are so puny that they're a provocation to anyone living on investment income, and yet every time the stock markets plunge it's bonds that keep disaster at bay in a portfolio.
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Wall Street Rant: Who Owns The World's Financial Assets? And Why Are U.S. Households So Fascinated With Stocks?

Wall Street Rant: Who Owns The World's Financial Assets? And Why Are U.S. Households So Fascinated With Stocks? | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
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The Bookstore’s Last Stand

The Bookstore’s Last Stand | Investing: Decoded | Scoop.it
Inside the great publishing houses — grand names like Macmillan, Penguin and Random House — there is a sense of unease about the long-term fate of Barnes & Noble, the last major bookstore chain standing, the New York Times reports.
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