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How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Portfolio

By: Wayne Duggan It was no surprise to most investors this week when the Federal Reserve opted to issue its first interest rate hike of 2017. The Fed raised its target rate by 0.25% to a range of 0.75%—1.0%. It’s been quite a while since the Fed maintained a consistent schedule of interest rate hikes... Read more

The IPOX® Week, March 13, 2017

Ahead of FED and expiration, IPOX Indexes extend relative strength YTD. IPOX 100 U.S. dodges fall in U.S. small caps. The IPOX Indexes continued to trade well vs. the global benchmarks last week, with the IPOX Global (IPGL50) gaining +0.50% to +6.82% YTD, while benchmarks fell. Ahead of a big week for Spanish IPOs, relative.. Read more

Snap Traders Should Now Focus On Lock-Up Expiration

By: Wayne Duggan Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) made its highly anticipated IPO debut on Thursday. Whenever such a large tech company goes public, it’s an important milestone in the company’s history and an occasion to celebrate for insiders and investors. But a stock’s first trading day also serves as a transition point. Once that first.. Read more

The IPOX® Week, March 06, 2017

IPOX 100 U.S. Index (IPXO) first equity benchmark to track Snap (SNAP US), provides exposure to key Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/B) holdings. IPOX China Indexes (CNI, IPXUCHCP) record big relative performance jump. After strong week for global IPOs, more deals lined up. IPOX 100 U.S. Index (IPXO) first major equity benchmark to track Snap (SNAP US),.. Read more

How Retail Investors Can Invest In IPOs

By: Wayne Duggan IPOs can provide investors with some of the largest short-term gains in the market if shares are are priced correctly. As of February 2017, the last 100 IPOs have produced a total gain of 30.5% since inception. Quite often, much of that large gain happens on day one. For example, Twilio Inc.. Read more

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