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THE NEXT BIG THING IN CROWDFUNDING: POOLED ASSETS

September 23rd marks the first anniversary of Title II Crowdfunding. The number of portals has grown exponentially but most or all portals continue to offer investments in single deals, e.g., an apartment building in Austin. 342 more words

Crowdfunding

And August's most popular ETF is...

A bond fund. No, really.

The iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) pulled in $1.47 billion in net new cash in August. And so far this year, the fund has pulled in almost $4 billion. 198 more words

Pro Talk

Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs

Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $0.80, or 0.78%, to close at $103.30, a new all-time closing high. Apple’s previous all-time closing high stood at $102.50, set on August 29, 2014. 220 more words

News

tuesday update

SHORT TERM: new highs then pullback, DOW -31

Overnight the Asian markets gained 0.6%. Europe opened higher and gained 0.1%. US index futures were higher overnight, and the market opened at a new high SPX 2006 but immediately started to pullback. 288 more words

Elliott Wave

The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

September 2, 2014: Among the 31 stocks making new 52-week lows today were the following companies:

Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) dropped nearly 31% on Tuesday following an announcement that the company is lowering its forecast. 225 more words

Investing

The 4 Stocks That Dragged Down the Dow

September 2, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Tuesday with the blue chips spending most of the day in the red. The energy and basic materials sectors took a beating today as crude oil futures dipped below $93.00 at one point and are down more than 3% for the day. 288 more words

Investing

I invest a portion of my portfolio in TIPS because . . .

My retirement portfolio comes more or less straight from the Vanguard playbook. It’s mostly indexed. My mix of broadly diversified stock and bond funds is consistent with what you’d find in a Vanguard Target Retirement Fund designed for someone two decades or so from retirement. 437 more words

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