Josh Brown

The Takeawayblog

The Reformed Broker, Josh Brown, distills the best of the web each day – and offers some sage advice on social media along the way.

The Takeaway: Merrill's profit skyrockets

Jan 17, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

By Josh Brown

Portfolio

Frank Holmes (US Global Investors): Most investors underestimate the markets and themselves. (Business Insider)

Analyst picks semiconductor sector for 2013, here are some ETFs to play the space: (Focus On Funds)

Sell-side is still too bearish on stocks. (The Big Picture)

Target date funds got the job done last year. (Morningstar)

The Biz

Merrill Lynch profits more than double to $578 million while revenue climbed 6.3 percent to $4.2 billion. (Baltimore Sun)

How about brokerage dispute mediation by telephone? (Advisor One)

The ETF turns 20 years old this month. A look at its rapid ascent. (Rick Ferri)

Outliers

Citigroup Goal Is To Stop Shareholder Capital Destruction – This is Not a Joke (Kid Dynamite)

***

Disclaimer: Joshua Brown is an investment advisor representative with Fusion Analytics. The content above is for informational purposes only, nothing here should ever be construed as investment advice or a solicitation to trade any securities. Mr. Brown or his firm may be long or short securities mentioned above for client or personal accounts at any time.

0
Comments

What do you think?

View comments

Recommended for you

Sponsored financial news

Featured video

INTV

Women's retirement needs and the opportunity they present for advisers

Assistant managing editor Lorie Konish speaks with contributing editor Mary Beth Franklin about the unique planning considerations for women as they prepare for income needs later in life.

Latest news & opinion

Cetera broker-dealers to pay back $3.3 million to clients overcharged for mutual funds

Over an eight-year period, the B-Ds failed to properly supervise sales charge waivers to clients in retirement plans and charitable organizations.

Fiduciary advocates press CFP Board for specifics on standards changes

Meanwhile, few brokerages and their trade associations, which blasted the DOL's fiduciary rule in comment letters, are responding to the CFP Board's proposal.

Big gains attract new money to emerging markets, but should investors stay?

An estimated $6.7 billion has flowed into emerging-market stock funds and ETFs so far this year, according to Morningstar.

Attorney blasts Finra after regulator loses insider trading case

Lawyer says it was 'slimy' of Finra to publicize the case while it was still being litigated.

Will Jeffrey Gundlach's Trump-like approach on Twitter work in financial services?

The DoubleLine CEO's attacks on Wall Street Journal reporters is igniting a discussion on what's fair game on social media.

X

Subscribe and Save 60%

Premium Access
Print + Digital

Learn more
Subscribe to Print