Live From the Super Bowl of Indexing 2011…

The 2011 Super Bowl of Indexing has started on a cool day in Phoenix. It gathers asset managers, academics, financial advisors, stock exchanges and product providers together to dialogue about markets. I am in attendance and will moderate two panels this week — the first centers on emerging markets, “The Rise of China and India.” The other panel will focus on the not so almighty  dollar, “The Weakening U.S. Dollar.” Should be some great discussion around timely topics…

Thus far there seems to be a fair amount of bullishness towards U.S. equity valuations from the likes of Goldman Sachs’ Abbey Joseph Cohen and Vanguard’s Head of Equities, Sandip Bhagat. Vanguard feels the next 10 years will be Continue Reading

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News Release: PAIR Digital Platform Officially Launches

Magoon Capital is proud to announce the official launch of PAIR Digital and its first two properties, and For more information, please read the news release.

News Release: PAIR Digital Officially Launches

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Time Is Now For Improved ETF Naming

Yesterday Congress heard testimony from a few sources, including Blackrock, who advocated more precise naming conventions for the hodgepodge of what today is commonly referred to as ETFs. This move will benefit investors and all companies in the space. Here’s why… Continue Reading

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Apple iPad 2: Three Next Gen ETFs

As important as Apple’s iPad has been for Apple and its consumers, the iPad 2 has the potential to raise the stakes. Innovation is constant from Apple and many believe a more powerful processor, the addition of  cameras and a slimmer body will make this device more useful and popular than ever. In the ETF world a variety of second generation ETFs have launched over the last few years that have refreshed and updated older ETFs in the marketplace. Three ETFs covering popular asset classes specifically stand out as they provide advances remarkably similar to those that Apple is delivering in the iPad 2. Here’s a chart to get this analysis started. More to come after the break.

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Inside ETFs Conference: ETF Industry Rolls On (part 1)

Anyone who spent the last few days in Miami attending the world’s largest ETF conference witnessed a healthy industry bustling with new players, innovation and energy. Index Publications, parent of industry leading publications ETFR (Exchange Traded Funds Report), Journal of Indexing and ETF web portal IndexUniverse, held their annual U.S. ETF conference at the Western Diplomat Resort and Spa this past Sunday through Tuesday. Attendance was close Continue Reading

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