Time is Right For U.S. Relative Weight ETF

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. As trade tensions run high, plenty of ex-US equity markets and the related exchange traded funds are languishing. Investors can profit from theme via the Direxion FTSE Russell US Over International ETF (NYSEArca: RWUI). RWUI tracks the Russell 1000®/FTSE All-World ex US 150/50 Net Spread Index. The aim of that index is to […]

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This is the sexiest accent in the U.S.

Y’all have the sexiest accent. Turns out, a Texan’s southern drawl turns more people on than any other American dialect, according to travel company Big 7’s new survey of 1.5 million social-media followers, which ranked the 50 most and least attractive accents in the U.S. The report describes the “typical” Texan’s twang as a southern accent “with a twist,” featuring […]

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Everything is on fire

It’s Monday, so naturally everything is on fire, including but not limited to: King’s Landing, Earth’s atmosphere and Felicity Huffman’s career (too soon? 😬). It’s Ashley. Here’s the news everyone’s talking about today. But first, the moon is shrinking: Yep. Scientists gave us the unsettling news Monday that the moon is legit shrinking. It’s lost at least 100 meters, so should we be worried? Felicity […]

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Discovery Is Ready to Spend Some Cash Again

Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCK) (NASDAQ: DISCA) (NASDAQ: DISCB) had some good news for investors in its first-quarter earnings report. The TV content giant met its Q1 growth targets both in the U.S. and across its international markets. And the $15 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks, which brought brands like HGTV and Food Network together with Animal Planet and Discovery Channel, is […]

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Is Social Security in Trouble?

Things aren't looking particularly rosy for Social Security. According to the latest Trustees Report, the program's trust funds targeting retirement and survivor benefits are set to run dry in 2035. Once that happens, the program will only have enough money to pay 80% of scheduled benefits unless Congress intervenes with a fix. For seniors who get the bulk of their […]

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Andrew McCarthy: Politics is front and center for Russiagate probe — and the farce has reached new heights

Andy McCarthy on Dems and the Mueller probe McCarthy on Nadler and House Dems; possible testimony by Mueller; the decision to subpoena Donald Trump, Jr. Politics is front and center for the Russiagate probe, which has reached previously unknown heights of farce – and that’s saying something. This week saw the spectacle of the House Judiciary Committee holding the attorney […]

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Is BlackBerry a Buy?

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB) lost nearly 90% of its market value over the past decade as iPhones and Android devices gutted its core smartphone business. Its global market share plunged from about 20% in the beginning of 2009 to nearly 0% at the end of 2016. But something remarkable happened. CEO John Chen, who took the helm in late 2013 after […]

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