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Top clicks this week on Abnormal Returns

Abnormal Returns

Also on the site At a certain age it's time to just say no to more stuff. (abnormalreturns.com) There is no holy grail in investing. (abnormalreturns.com) It may take time, but markets eventually work. (abnormalreturns.com) Top clicks this week A look at five new finance books including "The Trading Game" by Gary Stevenson. (axios.com) Why you should diversify internationally.

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What’s Driving the Stock Market Returns?

A Wealth of Common Sense

There’s a cohort of people who think the stock market is rigged. They assume it’s a casino where only certain people win and everyone else loses. Or everything is manipulated by the Fed and the results are fake. If it weren’t for the bailouts or falling interest rates or government spending or the Taylor Swift Eras Tour, the whole house of cards would collapse.

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Talk Your Book: Putting a Floor on the Nasdaq 100

The Irrelevant Investor

Today’s Talk Your Book is brought to you by Innovator Capital Management We had Co-Founder and CEO Bruce Bond back on the show to discuss their latest defined income and outcome products. On today’s show, we discuss: The AUM growth for Innovator How market prices affect investor behavior, and buffer ETF fund flows Who Parametric is and the product that Innovator launched with Parametric How equity floor ETFs work Wh.

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Get prospects to like you first: Meet people through volunteering

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)

By Bryce Sanders Everyone wants high-net-worth clients. The challenge becomes letting them know who you are and how you can help them. One way to get on their radar is to be the lowest-cost provider. I wouldn’t recommend that. Another way is to meet them socially, which you can do by becoming active in a local nonprofit where they are already involved.

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Register Now: Sneak Peek Into Close Automation SkyStem Web Demo

Technology is rapidly changing the way accountants perform and manage month-end activities. Spreadsheets, email, and shared drives no longer have to slow us down. Join us as we present a "sneak peek" recorded demo of SkyStem's month-end close solution – ART. In under four weeks, your team can start reaping the benefits of month-end close automation by vastly reducing spreadsheets, cut down on reconciliation work, speed up the month-end close, and better manage your remote team.

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These Are the Goods

The Irrelevant Investor

Articles There is no statistical record of any other period in U.S. history when people have spent more time on their own. (By Derek Thompson) VR blows everyone away when they try it, but it seems to have a hard time hooking people for the long run. (By Tim Urban) If you start something, you should finish it. Unless the costs are high and the benefits are low.

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Hotels: Occupancy Rate Decreased 2.7% Year-over-year

Calculated Risk

From STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 10 February U.S. hotel performance increased from the previous week, while year-over-year comparisons remained mixed, according to CoStar’s latest data through 10 February. 4-10 February 2024 (percentage change from comparable week in 2023): • Occupancy: 56.2% (-2.7%) • Average daily rate (ADR): US$160.96 (+6.8%) • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$90.40 (+3.9%) emphasis added The following graph shows the seasonal pattern for the hotel occupanc

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Craftsman Automation: A Strategic Analysis of India’s Manufacturing Pioneer

Trade Brains

Craftsman Automation : India is increasingly becoming a focal point for global manufacturing, drawing attention from boardrooms worldwide. This shift is driven by two key factors: first, escalating geopolitical tensions prompting diversification of sourcing bases among global players, and second, China’s ageing population and rising costs diminishing its competitive edge over the next 5-7 years.

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Choose Your Own Economy

Advisor Perspectives

If you’re a parent or grandparent, you may know of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” storybook series. Written in second person, they make “you” the hero.

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Fundamental Analysis Of Poly Medicure – Financials, Future Plans & More

Trade Brains

Fundamental Analysis Of Poly Medicure: Medical devices were critical in tracking, identifying, and curing diseases in humans. During the pandemic, diagnostic tests and ventilators were critical in reviving patients. These measures aided doctors and healthcare workers in overcoming the crisis. In this article, we will look at Fundamental Analysis Of Poly Medicure , a company that works in the medical industry.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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Apples and Oranges: Understanding Lifetime Income Options

Advisor Perspectives

Secure lifetime income is a top wish-list item for defined contribution plan participants, and it has benefits for plan sponsors too. But there are very different ways to deliver it.

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Gravita India’s Astounding Stock Rise of 2013%; What Does Their Future Look Like?

Trade Brains

Gravita India : Investors often seek out the potential for significant returns, sometimes investing in speculative “story stocks” that lack revenue, let alone profitability. However, the truth is that consistently losing money can eventually prompt investors to withdraw their investments. Loss-making companies can become a drain on capital, so investors should be wary of continuing to invest in such ventures.

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[cdata[ Travel Tips That Fit Your Budget in 2024 ]]

oXYGen Financial

![CDATA[ Traveling on a budget in 2024 doesn't have to mean sacrificing the quality of your experience. With careful planning and savvy decision-making, you can explore new destinations without breaking the bank. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first adventure, these tips will help you make the most of your budget while satisfying your wanderlust.

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Fed Expands Shock Scenarios for Banks in Annual Stress Test After SVB Collapse

Advisor Perspectives

The Federal Reserve will test banks’ abilities to withstand a broader array of hypothetical shocks this year after the collapse of multiple regional lenders.

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Banking on Loyalty: Holistic Financial Advice for Unparalleled Business Growth

Speaker: Joe Buhrmann, MBA, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® Senior Financial Planning Practice Management Consultant eMoney Advisor

During an era of evolving consumer preferences, the banking sector is undergoing a profound shift. As customers continue to broaden their perspectives, banking professionals must support their customers' financial wellness by providing holistic financial advice that aligns with individual goals and circumstances. Without adapting, financial institutions will find that loyalty may crumble amid uncertainty.

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Working In Retirement; WSJ Readers Have Opinions

Random Roger's Retirement Planning

The Wall Street Journal had an article comprised of a bunch of anecdotes from retirees who went back to work for various reasons. The work seemed mostly like gigs as opposed to second careers, one guy got his CDL and drives a school bus which is more of gig to me. There was a former nurse who did a couple of things after retiring from nursing and then went back to it which seems more careerish.

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US Housing Starts Drop to Slowest Pace in Five Months

Advisor Perspectives

US new-home construction fell in January, indicating the recovery in the housing market will be gradual as many buyers await a further decline in mortgage rates.

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Sunday links: leading layoffs

Abnormal Returns

Strategy Why you need to further investigate high dividend yields. (wsj.com) Why it takes time to come to appreciate a company. (flyoverstocks.com) A great company need not make for a good stock. (mrzepczynski.blogspot.com) Crypto Seven lesson learned from crypto including 'Be fearful when you feel invincible.' (mr-stingy.com) We are still waiting for the adoption of crypto in the real world.

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The Magnificent Seven (Plus or Minus a Few)

Advisor Perspectives

With added excitement surrounding artificial intelligence, the Magnificent Seven may be one of the easiest ways to play this trend without investing in obscure small-cap stocks.

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Transforming Lending: Understanding the Power of Digital Platforms

Digital platforms can provide you with plenty of solutions, yet many are still intimidated by them. It's time to end that worry and embrace what could make a major difference for your bank. Understanding how they work and how to best utilize them for your banks is key toward success. In this article, Biz2X breaks down all things digital platforms, including the many advantages of embracing them.

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10 Sunday Reads

The Big Picture

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • Palm Beach Is Having a Category 5 Identity Crisis : The aura of a sandswept playground of like-minded people of means. The appeal of a mild winter. (Annual average: more than 230 days of sunshine.) Lower taxes. The promise of a pandemic-era refuge from all the COVID restrictions up north.

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An ETF to Consider as Demand for Corporate Debt Heats Up

Advisor Perspectives

A record month of issuance in January and still relatively high yields could be prime drivers of demand for corporate debt in the current market environment. With that, an all-encompassing approach to corporate debt is available in the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF ETF Shares (VTC).

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Demographics Are Not Destiny

Advisor Perspectives

More than just demographics, Head of Franklin Templeton Institute Stephen Dover and Investment Strategist Kim Catechis think education and government policy are of critical importance to economic growth.