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What Nate and Clint Learned in Orlando

This past week, Nate and Clint went to the annual TD Ameritrade conference, called LINC 2020, held in Orlando, FL. The conference features a number of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, one-on-one training opportunities with TD Ameritrade staff, access to various vendors, and demonstrations of new technologies. Here are a few observations we came away with...

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Are You Ready to Lose $200k?

As we generally see market timing as futile, we have to spend some time looking at the reality of the stock market situation: this has been an expansion that has been long in duration in terms of years and also in the lack of meaningful volatility. However, we will, at some point, see the start of the next bear market.

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Did the "Market" Just Hit An All-Time High?

The U.S. stock market isn’t the only game in the world. U.S. stocks now represent only 40 (or so)% of the total market capitalization worldwide. Consequently, when the news says “Markets have hit all-time highs”-- they are really only talking about less than half of the market.

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Commission-Free Trading: Is It a Free Lunch?

In breaking news, Charles Schwab roiled markets by announcing that they will be eliminating web and mobile trading charges. The announcement sent shares of Schwab down 7% as markets wondered how Schwab might replace the approximately $90 million dollars of revenue generated by commissions.

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