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The Year of the ETF

The Year of the ETF

  A lot of money flowed into financial products in 2021, but investors made it clear which investment vehicle they preferred the most: the ETF. As our chart above reveals, ETFs saw a record $880 billion inflow of new money this year, beating the previous record...

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The Harder You Fall

The Harder You Fall

  Our good old friend, the VIX Index, is the focus of our featured indicator this week.  But what is the VIX Index, you might ask? It’s a real-time market index that uses option pricing on the S&P 500 Index to determine what market participants think...

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Financial Focus – December 29th, 2021

Financial Focus – December 29th, 2021

Listen to this week’s Financial Focus as Jake Woodcock and Mike VanZuiden discuss the tax implications of mutual fund capital gain distributions as well as the differences between the structure of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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ETFs are Eating the World

ETFs are Eating the World

As 2021 wraps up David Nelson spends time with Local 4 News. He shares what is standing out in the money management world that maybe isn’t getting the attention it deserves in the mainstream media.

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Yield Curve

Yield Curve

Most bonds and financial assets that are sensitive to rising interest rates have had a rough year in 2021. John Nelson joins Local 4 News to share an update on the bond market and discuss the implications for a flattening yield curve.

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Bull Market Fuel

Bull Market Fuel

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks sold off last week, with the more growthy sectors of the market taking a beating.   The tech-heavy Nasdaq slid 2.95%, while the S&P 500 fell 1.94% and the Dow dropped 1.68%. Internationally, we saw emerging market stocks decline 1.8%,...

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This Time Is Different

This Time Is Different

  This week the Federal Reserve announced their intent to dial back bond purchases and perhaps raise rates up to three times next year.  What’s weird, though, is that this is happening at a time when the yield curve is as flat as it is. The chart above shows the...

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Synchronized Swimming

Synchronized Swimming

  The one sport in the Olympics that never ceases to amaze me when I see it is synchronized swimming, also known as water ballet. The way the athletes bob and weave through the water so effortlessly is pretty astonishing. I think it’s one of the most underrated...

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