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Seeing Stars

Standard and Poor's (S&P) revealed new indexes tied to its popular stock ranking system, known as the STARs. The S&P U.S. STARS Index and the S&P Europe STARS Index contain the top-ranked stocks in Europe and Japan as rated by S&P's team of equity analysts.

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5 Most Scandalous Areas of Financial Services

Everyone has been picking on ETFs lately, but if you want to REALLY see scandalous behavior, here's where to look.

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Bubonic Plague

I love a good quote, and they don't get much better than this. The Wall Street Journal ran an article today about pension fund managers rethinking plans to invest in hedge funds, given all the problems we've seen in recent weeks.

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Once In a Light Year

I woke up this morning to read a New York Times story (free registration required) showing that the national housing price average had dropped for the first time ever.

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Do You Speak ETF?

I've been studying the linguistic patterns of ETF-ese, Jim, and there are some real curiosities. For instance, there is no past tense: the words "has," "have" and "in the past" have vanished from the lexicon.

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Do You Speak Hedgie?

Unfortunately, the 6 a.m. blog was NOT on for today, because we were having technical problems with the Web site. But we're on for 6 a.m. in Hawaii maybe.

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A New Boom In Hong Kong

China -- and Chinese ETFs -- are getting a lot more interesting. And that, of course, is saying something.

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5 ETFs I LIKE

There's been a whole lot of press attention on those big bad ETFs that are going to get you. When did we lose sight of the fact that just about ALL ETFs are better than just about ALL actively managed mutual funds?

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One Exchange To Rule Them All

Here's a question for the crowd: What's the fallout of all this exchange merger activity?