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Stock Markets Around The World Plummet


For the last 6 years stocks have been rallying. This represents the DOW and S&P’s biggest one day percentage drop since 2011. There are market analysts that claim there are several reasons why this may be occurring and those are China, interest rates in the US, and or the drop in oil prices. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and ...

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Crime & Cash In Cuba


Robert Vesco was a notorious white collar criminal. A Wall Street’er that took off with $200 Million of investors money. With the SEC on his tail he took sanctuary in countries like Cuba where he managed to evade American authorities until his final breadth. The Chief Enforcement Officer of the SEC, was Ed Butowsky’s father. His father hunted Vesco for ...

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Hammering Trump


Both NBC and Macy’s announcing that they will no longer being doing business with the presidential contender Donald Trump after he said some tough things about Mexico and illegal immigrants. There may be more to this story than originally reported. The far left group Move On pressured Macy’s by delivering a petition to the company demanding that they sever their ...

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This clothing company whose CEO is richer than Warren Buffett is blowing the competition out of the water



By: Ashley Lutz Zara's business is on fire. Inditex, the fast-fashion retailer's parent company based in Spain, recently said profits in the first quarter jumped by a whopping 28%. Sales were up by an impressive 14%. Zara's mysterious founder, Amancio Ortega, is now the world's second-richest man — surpassing even Warren Buffet. The retailer, which sells trendy men's and women's clothing, is also opening hundreds of new stores, most notably in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The brand is also expanding in the US.
Fast-fashion brands like Zara are seeing sales explode, while other specialty retailers including Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Cr

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The hotel industry is sending a clear signal about the US economy


By: Myles Udland Want a sign that the economy is doing fine? Look no further than the hotel industry. First flagged by Bill McBride at Calculated Risk, in April all of the major metrics measuring the hotel industry hit all-time highs. Via Jan Freitag at HotelNewsNow: April had the h... Shared via Blog

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Deflate-Gate Sacks Advertisers?


  Deflate-Gate sacks again. With the recent punishment assessed to Tom Brady he is certainly not the first professional athlete involved in a professional athlete scandal and definitely not the worst. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses deflate-gate and how this rise in sports star misconducts are affecting endorsements and advertisers even ...

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Yellen Warns on Stocks


By: Jeff Kearns Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, surveying the financial landscape for signs of bubbles after more than six years of near-zero rates, warned that both stocks and bonds are richly valued. “I would highlight that equity-market valuations at this point generally are quite high,” ... Finance, Stocks Shared via Blog

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Millennials to financial advisers: #DoingitWrong


By: Jessica Lynne Rabe As a millennial who works in the financial services industry, I can tell you with complete certainty that financial advisers need to comprehensively change their business models and practices if they want to gain and hold individuals in my generation as customers. The ... advisers, Convenience, education, Fee-based, technology, Transparency Shared via Blog

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Professional Athlete Tackles Bank Of America


  A well known stat is 78% of professional athletes go broke within five years of retirement. In the financial world these guys are as vulnerable as tackling dummies and many of them are seeking financial help. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses the recent lawsuit by professional athlete Dwight Freeney against ...

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Are Robo-Advisors A Good Idea For Investors?


  Are robo-advisors a good idea for investors? The service is almost like putting your portfolio on auto pilot. All anyone has to do is answer some questions and the brokers computer builds a portfolio for you. First it was startup brokers, but retailer investor giants like Charles Schwab are are jumping into the robo game. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, ...

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