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S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
Mar. 14, 2017 - First Trust -  View from the Observation Deck
1. Today's blog post provides investors with a three-year look into the expected revenue growth rates of the companies that comprise the S&P 500 Index.
2. On 3/10/17,the S&P 500 Index stood at 2,372.60, or 0.97% below its all-time high of 2,395.96,set on 3/1/17, according to Bloomberg. The current bull market in stocks entered its 9th year after the close of trading on 3/9/17.
A Snapshot of U.S. Styles/Market Caps
Mar. 07, 2017 - First Trust -  View from the Observation Deck
1. Today's blog post is intended to expose potential opportunities within the growth and value styles of investing, as well as by market capitalization (market cap).
2. At any given time, the equities markets are likely being led up or down by one of the three market cap classifications (large-cap, mid-cap or small-cap).Often this leadership role can be held for a multi-year period.
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S&P 500 Index Top-Line Growth Estimates
Mar. 14, 2017 - First Trust -  View from the Observation Deck
1. Today's blog post provides investors with a three-year look into the expected revenue growth rates of the companies that comprise the S&P 500 Index.
2. On 3/10/17,the S&P 500 Index stood at 2,372.60, or 0.97% below its all-time high of 2,395.96,set on 3/1/17, according to Bloomberg. The current bull market in stocks entered its 9th year after the close of trading on 3/9/17.
The New CEFs on the Block
Mar. 09, 2017 - Morningstar, Inc. -  PIMCO made headlines last month when it launched an interval fund (PIMCO Flexible Credit Income) and registered to raise $1 billion in assets. The last closed-end fund, or CEF, to raise more than $1 billion in assets was Goldman Sachs MLP and Energy Renaissance Fund (GER) in the fall of 2014.
CEF Industry Reports
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (FAX)

Dec. 21, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  How has your positioning changed in light of the U.S. election?
Some months ago, we began to withdraw from some of the high-yield markets because they looked over-bought. The Asia premium - that is, the carry you get from taking the same risk in an Asian credit as you would in an equivalent U.S. or global credit - had been falling.
Rights Offerings
Aug. 26, 2016 - Wells Fargo Advisors -  An existing CEF may raise additional capital by offering rights, which gives existing shareholders the right (but not an obligation) to purchase additional shares of common stock at a discount to net asset value (NAV).
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Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (FAX)

Dec. 21, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  How has your positioning changed in light of the U.S. election?
Some months ago, we began to withdraw from some of the high-yield markets because they looked over-bought. The Asia premium - that is, the carry you get from taking the same risk in an Asian credit as you would in an equivalent U.S. or global credit - had been falling.
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (JEQ)
Jul. 30, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  How has the British vote to exit the European Union (Brexit) impacted Japan?
We believe it has driven investors to perceived safe havens such as the yen, which dipped below 100 to the U.S. dollar for the first time in three years.
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