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Have You Checked Your 401K Lately?

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With the volatility in the markets recently analysts are saying we may be in for even more wild swings this month. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox Business Varney & Co. to discuss how the volatile ride of the stock markets could impact investment portfolios like your 401K. Related articles across ...

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Unemployment Rate Drops Below 6% For First Time Since 2008

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The nation’s unemployment rate dropping below 6% for the first time since 2008. The Labor Department says 248,000 jobs were created in September, but the same department says the labor force participation rate fell to a three decades low of 62.7% and wages still need to rise significantly. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment ...

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Dichotomy Between Hong Kong And China

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Have you been watching what is going on in Hong Kong? People are in love with capitalism which ironically goes hand in hand with Democracy. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins The Blaze TV to discuss the dichotomy between Hong Kong and the rest of China. Related articles across the web Ed ...

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Finra Charges SWS with Improper Supervision of VA Transactions

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By: Darla Mercado Finra on Monday charged SWS Financial Services Inc. with green-lighting numerous variable annuity applications with no principal review for suitability. In its Sept. 29 complaint, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.'s department of enforcement alleged that f... #Finra, #SWS, #VA Shared via Blog

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Gross Gives Janus Much-Needed Shot in the Arm

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By: Jeff Benjamin

Just like that, Janus Capital Group Inc. has become a fresh new face in the bond fund universe with the abrupt and unexpected signing of Pimco co-founder and fixed-income guru Bill Gross.

“The market sees this as a huge shot in the arm for Janus,” said Jeff Tjornehoj, head of Lipper Americas Research, citing the early 35% spike in Janus’ stock price today.

With just $13 billion in total bond fund assets, compared with $67.8 billion in equity fund assets, Janus is still small potatoes for Mr. Gross, who is used to dealing in trillions at Pacific Investment Management Co. But the trend is certa

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Didn’t get in on the Alibaba IPO? These ETFs did

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tumblr_n5zh9vgx6k1tubinno1_1280 By: Jeff Benjamin With the dust still settling around last week's historic stock offering by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA), two exchange-traded funds have tweaked their policies to include the new stock earlier than normal. Financial advisers showed little interest in chasing the hot stockfor their clients, but some ETF managers are hoping Alibaba adds some appeal to their funds. The $29 million Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO) has fast-tracked the record-setting stock offering to include Alibaba this Friday, five market days after the $25 billion IPO. Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital, said the standard policy is to add newly public comp

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California Earthquake for Hedge Funds

By Barry Ritholtz
This was the big news yesterday out of California:
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) today announced that it will eliminate its hedge fund program, known internally as the Absolute Return Strategies (ARS) program, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce complexity and costs in its investment program. The staff recommendation, supported by the Investment Committee, will exit 24 hedge funds and six hedge fund-of-funds valued at approximately $4 billion.
Though this move may shock some people, it was one of the most-telegraphed actions that the nation’s biggest pension fund has made. The seeds for this were planted last year, when Calpers moved the authority over hedge funds from its equity desk to its fixed-income group. Bond investors look at the world very differently from equity investors. The crit

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What Does The Jobs Number Mean To The Government

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In an article published September 4th, 2014 on Fox News Ed Butowsky explains that jobs, while important for our families, are more important to the government. Why? Because jobs is how the government generates revenue to pay for programs our country needs to sustain and expand itself. Like clockwork every first Friday of the month at 8:30am the Department of ...

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Ed Butowsky Reviews Different Companies In The Sector Report

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Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox Business Varney & Co. to discuss various industry sectors like high tech sectors dealing with Snapchat and Apple, Retail sectors dealing with Walmart, Sears and even Target, and the Pharmaceutical sector. Related articles across the web Ed Butowsky Talks Consumer Spending On The Real Halftime ...

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Study: 70 Percent Of Americans Say Recession’s Impact Is Permanent

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There is another problem surfacing, just as the President leaves to raise money, it’s the economy. Government bean counters say that the economy in the U.S. will grow at a mere 1.5%. April through June appeared that maybe the economy was on track for a 4.2% growth, but overall investors and analysts are pessimistic at the economy. Moreover, 7 out ...

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