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Month: March 2017

Content, Curation, and Community

StockTwits held the first-ever Cashtag Awards last night in NYC and I was honored to receive their “Person of the Year” award. .@howardlindzon and @ReformedBroker presenting first annual #cashtag awards #StocktoberfestEast pic.twitter.com/2mRWnqLzOs — Ian Rosen (@ianrosen) March 30, 2017 When people ask me about StockTwits, three words come to mind: content, curation, and community. In […]

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What’s More Important: Saving or Investing?

What matters more – your personal savings rate or your investing rate of return? Your instinct is probably to say the latter, as that is what gets far more attention. We are often thinking about how we can make a higher return; we rarely think about saving more. In reality, though, saving is far more […]

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Slides from our March Markets Webinar… Pension Partners – Markets Call – March 2017 Replay: This webinar is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or a recommendation regarding any securities transaction, or as an offer to provide advisory or other services by Pension Partners, LLC […]

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We’re closing out the first quarter and Emerging Markets are leading equities higher, with the MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) up 13.40% versus 4.95% for U.S. large caps (SPY) and 0.18% for U.S. small caps (IWM). After many years of lagging returns in Emerging Markets, this is a notable gap. The possible explanation? I wrote […]

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Where is the S&P 500 going to end the year? This is one of the most popular questions in financial media. Why? Because viewers are said to love nothing more than a prediction involving a precise level on a specific date. There are two ways to answer this kind of question… 1) The Prediction (based on […]

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