Observations and Perspectives: Passive ETF Investing & Sleepy Markets. Stay Alert!

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”, quipped Mark Twain after being told a newspaper had published his obituary when he had fallen ill. The death of active management has also been prematurely announced and is rooted in the herds of investors pouring money into passive ETF funds mimicking indexes.

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Reuters

Clouds over Trump tax plan may curb appetite for U.S. stocks

Wall Street has tempered its expectations for sweeping U.S. tax cuts in the wake of President Donald Trump's stinging healthcare defeat, a move that could push investors to embrace cheaper global stocks after the heady U.S. rally of recent months.

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Sierra Investment Management Appoints Colin Barber Senior Key Accounts Director

Mr. Barber will oversee home office relationships for all the firm’s third-party broker/dealer focused businesses

Santa Monica, CA, March 7, 2017 -- Sierra Investment Management today announced that industry veteran Colin T. Barber has been appointed as Senior Key Accounts Director for the firm’s third-party broker/dealer focused businesses, Sierra Mutual Funds and Ocean Park Asset Management, Inc.

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Wright: For 10% Bond Returns, Look to Munis

Barron's Video| 3.28.2017

It's time to take profits in high-yield corporate bonds and buy high-yield municipals, says Sierra Strategic Income Fund co-manager David Wright.

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