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Technology Stocks Have Delivered Strong Returns In The Current Bull Market

Apr. 04, 2017 - First Trust -  View from the Observation Deck
1. From 3/9/09-3/31/17 (current bull), all four of the technology-related indices featured in the chart outperformed the S&P 500 Index.
2. The average annualized total returns for the period were as follows: ISE Cloud Computing Index (+29.95%); Dow Jones Internet Composite Index (+27.72%); Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (+23.00%); S&P 500 Information Technology Index (+22.33%); and S&P 500 Index (+19.28%), according to Bloomberg.
WSJ Leak: Fed May Shrink Balance Sheet

Apr. 03, 2017 - First Trust -  If you read us regularly, and we hope you do, you know that we write each week about a topic we think is both important and timely. Last week, we were either clairvoyant, or extremely persuasive
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Technology Stocks Have Delivered Strong Returns In The Current Bull Market

Apr. 04, 2017 - First Trust -  View from the Observation Deck
1. From 3/9/09-3/31/17 (current bull), all four of the technology-related indices featured in the chart outperformed the S&P 500 Index.
2. The average annualized total returns for the period were as follows: ISE Cloud Computing Index (+29.95%); Dow Jones Internet Composite Index (+27.72%); Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (+23.00%); S&P 500 Information Technology Index (+22.33%); and S&P 500 Index (+19.28%), according to Bloomberg.
WSJ Leak: Fed May Shrink Balance Sheet

Apr. 03, 2017 - First Trust -  If you read us regularly, and we hope you do, you know that we write each week about a topic we think is both important and timely. Last week, we were either clairvoyant, or extremely persuasive
CEF Industry Reports
Broad universe, bright potential
Feb. 28, 2017 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  From Asia to Latin America, global emerging markets (GEM) comprise a broad universe and can offer good quality companies across sectors. A young workforce and growing middle-class population underpins its vast growth potential. Some countries, such as India and Indonesia, are stepping up their efforts on structural reforms, which bodes well for long-term growth. A wide choice of owner-operator businesses makes emerging markets particularly compelling.
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.
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Broad universe, bright potential
Feb. 28, 2017 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  From Asia to Latin America, global emerging markets (GEM) comprise a broad universe and can offer good quality companies across sectors. A young workforce and growing middle-class population underpins its vast growth potential. Some countries, such as India and Indonesia, are stepping up their efforts on structural reforms, which bodes well for long-term growth. A wide choice of owner-operator businesses makes emerging markets particularly compelling.
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.
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