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  • Despite Softening Economic Data, Bullish Sentiment Increased Quarter Over Quarter
    Despite Softening Economic Data, Bullish Sentiment Increased Quarter Over Quarter

    Amid calls for a rate cut, many still think the economy remains healthy enough for a hike

    E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today announced results from the most recent wave of StreetWise, the E*TRADE quarterly tracking study of experienced investors.
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  • Milestone: S&P 500 Tops 3,000, Dow Exceeds 27,000
    Milestone: S&P 500 Tops 3,000, Dow Exceeds 27,000

    Powell: Uncertainties around global growth and trade continue to weigh on the outlook

    Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000, gaining 1.52% on the way. Additionally, the Nasdaq Composite wrapped up the week 1.01% higher.
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  • Understanding the Weight of Words in the Workplace
    Understanding the Weight of Words in the Workplace

    3 ways words work wonders in elevating professional performance

    by Jennifer Powers

    You can create an awesome shift in your business or professional career right now. One of the easiest ways to do that is with your words. Yes. Words. Your words have a direct influence over your results. All. The. Time.
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  • Cautious Institutional Investor Sentiment on the Rise Amid Slowing Growth
    Cautious Institutional Investor Sentiment on the Rise Amid Slowing Growth

    But few predict a U.S. recession in the next 12 months

    Corbin Advisors, a research and advisory firm specializing in investor relations (IR), today released its quarterly Inside The Buy-side® Earnings Primer report, which captures trends in institutional investor sentiment.
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  • How Stressed Is Your State?
    How Stressed Is Your State?

    2019’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America

    Stress is inevitable. Everyone experiences some type and level of it. But it’s not always a bad thing. Certain kinds of stress can have positive effects on a person’s well-being, at least in the right doses.
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  • How to Keep Your Employees Satisfied…
    How to Keep Your Employees Satisfied…

    Start with a Strong Retirement Plan

    With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in 50 years, competition for strong employees is high and employers are looking for ways to attract and retain good workers. New LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (LIMRA SRI) research suggests that “satisfied” employees are more likely to feel positive about their employer, their employer-sponsored retirement benefits, and…
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  • How Well Do Insurers Understand Their Customers?
    How Well Do Insurers Understand Their Customers?

    Insurers must take an outside-in focus to prepare for the future of insurance

    by Denise Garth

    Demographic pundits are curious about how Europe is going to survive economically in the year 2050. The population in all European countries will be in dramatic decline.
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  • Market Watch- Quarterly Report
    Market Watch- Quarterly Report

    On July 3, a record close for the S&P: 2,995.82

    For the week ended July 5, U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1.21%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.94%. Overseas, stocks in developed markets, tracked by MSCI's EAFE index, rose 1.43%.
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  • The Fifth Circuit Court Hears Arguments on the Future of the ACA
    The Fifth Circuit Court Hears Arguments on the Future of the ACA

    Three federal judges will decide whether the ACA’s individual mandate to have health coverage is “inseverable” from the rest of the health care law

    by Timothy S. Jost, writing for the Commonwealth Fund. Reprinted with permission. Visit here.

    The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the millions of Americans who depend on it, and, frankly, the American health care system, every part of which is touched by the ACA, were on the line in a federal courthouse in New Orleans on Tuesday. The Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals heard 106…
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  • MDRT Members and The Hunger Project Pioneer Partnership Against Global Hunger
    MDRT Members and The Hunger Project Pioneer Partnership Against Global Hunger

    The Premier Global Association of Financial Professionals Celebrates 60 years of Charitable Partnerships by Investing in People-Focused Strategies to Combat Hunger

    Every year, 821 million people– or one in nine – suffer from chronic malnourishment. Though hunger is a complex, global issue, there is a solution: empower individuals in impoverished communities to play leading roles in the fight against hunger.
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  • Marketing, Mick Jagger And The Continued Misperception Of Financial Products
    Marketing, Mick Jagger And The Continued Misperception Of Financial Products

    NAFA's Call To Arms In Defense Of The Annuity

    On July 9, NAFA submitted the following letter to the editor of Forbes Magazine regarding the article published by James Lange on July, 2. The article "The Most Unlikely Insurance Salesman: Meet the Rolling Stones" can be found HERE.
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  • Young Employees Place Pronounced Importance on Equity Compensation
    Young Employees Place Pronounced Importance on Equity Compensation

    While Gen Z and Millennials have outsized interest in stock plan benefits, many continue to grapple with award mechanics

    E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. today announced results from its annual survey of equity compensation plan participants.
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  • United Capital Partners with Girls Who Invest to Mentor Next Generation of Women in Finance
    United Capital Partners with Girls Who Invest to Mentor Next Generation of Women in Finance

    Internships look to provide hands-on experience in essential financial concepts

    United Capital Financial Advisers LLC (“United Capital”), the country’s first and largest financial life management firm, is partnering with Girls Who Invest (“GWI”), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry.
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