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Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Gets Top Stock Pick

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Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) ($39) has been picked by Standard & Poor’s Equity Research as its Focus Stock of the Week.  DIS carries S&P’s highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy.

“Our investment opinion reflects expectations that the company will be a major beneficiary of a continued macroeconomic rebound, as well as improving business fundamentals across virtually all of its globally diversified core businesses,” said Tuna Amobi, Media & Entertainment Equity Analyst at Standard & Poor’s Equity Research.  “Over the years, we believe Disney has refined an innovative strategy, predicated on a virtuous cycle of content creation that has spawned a veritable stable of franchises such as Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess, Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars and others for repeatable exploitation across multiple platforms.”

Amobi believes that Disney has remained at the forefront of embracing newer digital outlets, while fomenting further shifts in traditional distribution windows through increased content exploitation across emerging platforms, and credits a strong management team led by CEO Robert Iger.  Also reflecting Disney’s strategic priorities, Amobi says concerted efforts are underway to leverage continued advancements in digital technology, and to sustain an expansion into higher-growth international territories across emerging markets such as China, India, Russia, and Latin America.

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A Better Look At The Courses Of Options School

Whether you are looking forward to venturing into options trading or want to take your skill to the next level, the products and services offered by Options University is worth your consideration.

Established in 2004, the company is managed by Bret Fogle and Ron Ianieri, who are pro and experienced options floor traders themselves. The previous has a heavy experience in stocks and option trading while the second is without question one of the most seasoned and professionally trained option traders in the business. He has coached and coached some of the most renowned Wall Street traders over the years.

The courses being offered by the company is aimed at options dealers from all talent levels. If you’re a total amateur looking to leap into option trading or a professional trader who is planning to increase your profits, the company can certainly offer a course that may satisfy your requirements.

The official web site of the company provides you an high level view of their distance learning course as well as their net classes. Here’s a passing rundown of the assorted courses you can consider if you would like to find out more about trading options.

The Options 101 distance learning course is designed for the noob who would like to learn the ropes of trading options. It is among the best option trading courses that newbies can find in the market. The home learning course was designed by Ron Ianieri for helping greenhorn traders gain understanding of option dealing and teach them to utilize the established secrets the Corporation has been using over time.

Once amateurs have mastered the rudimentary talents in options dealing, the complicated Home Study Course carries on where Options 101left off. This course is designed for option traders who are prepared to take their newly bought trading experience to a higher level.

Sophisticated home learning course includes more complicated subjects like Greeks, Options Pricing Model, and Manmade Positions. Similarly , it focuses on particular subjects like condors, butterflies, straddles, and spreads which are subjects that you need to already be acquainted with if you’re keen with option dealing.

At the moment the course is being promoted as a very special offer when you purchase Options 101 Course, nonetheless it can still be bought as a separate product.

The Options Mastery Series completes the options dealing home learning course. This is designed for seasoned traders who wants to further hone their abilities or leap into pro floor trading. In 2007, Ron Ianieri mentored twenty-three greenhorns and transformed them into option trading professionals in a span of twelve weeks thru a collection of live web classes. Luckily, a corresponding material is now available to the general public. It is composed of twenty-seven CD distance learning courses.

The Options Mastery Series contains various topics which can be difficult to list down so you can check it out at the official website of the company.

The biggest advantage of both the Home Study and Advanced Courses is that you can participate in these classes without leaving the comforts of your home. From your computer, you can download the webinar platform that comes with a chatbox where you can communicate with your instructor.

The various courses of Options University offers convenience and ease of learning as you can take the classes at your own pace. With this technology, you need not attend a live event and worry about paying for the cost of travel and lodging.

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Azteca Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”)(OTCBB: AZTAU) announced today that it has closed its initial public offering for gross proceeds of $100,000,000. The Company sold 10,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. Each unit issued in the initial public offering consisted of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $12.00 per share. In addition the Company has granted the underwriter a 45 day over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 units.

The Company is a newly-organized blank check company formed for the purpose of acquiring or merging with an operating business.

Initially, the units will be the only security trading. The Company’s units began trading on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board quotation system under the ticker symbol “AZTAU” on June 30, 2011. The common stock and warrants comprising the units will begin separate trading on August 22, 2011 (or such earlier date as the underwriter may permit), subject to the Company’s filing a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission containing an audited balance sheet reflecting its receipt of the gross proceeds of the offering and issuing a press release announcing when such separate trading will begin.

The Company has deposited $100,500,000 (including $3,500,000 from a private placement of 4,666,667 warrants to the Company’s sponsor), or approximately $10.05 per share, into a trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as the trustee. The funds will not be released from the trust account except under certain limited circumstances as described in the prospectus relating to the offering.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. acted as sole book-running manager of the offering.

A registration statement relating to these units and the underlying securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 29, 2011. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction.  Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering can be obtained from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, a copy of the prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, NJ 07311 (Attn: Prospectus Department), (800) 503-4611, or email:  prospectus.cpdg@db.com.

Company Contact:

Gabriel Brener
Chief Executive Officer
(310) 553-7009

ETF Fund Declares Dividend

Global X Funds, the New York based provider of exchange traded funds, today announced the first monthly distributions for the Global X Canada Preferred ETF (CNPF) and the Global X SuperDividend™ ETF (SDIV). The funds started trading on May 25, 2011 and June 9, 2011 respectively. It is anticipated that future ex-divided dates will the first of the month. Please consult www.globalxfunds.com to verify pay dates.

CNPF is the first ETF to target Canadian companies that issue preferred stock. For investors seeking income, preferred shares are an asset class worth considering due to their unique combination of bond and equity characteristics. SDIV provides exposure to 100 companies worldwide that rank among the highest dividend yielding equity securities in the world.  It offers exposure to a broad range of countries and sectors.

The table below summarizes the distribution schedule for each ETF, as of July 1, 2011.

For all Funds: Ex-Date: 7/1/2011 Record Date: 7/6/2011    Payable Date: 7/13/2011

Ticker ETF Name Income Distribution Per Share
CNPF Global X Canada Preferred ETF $0.064906
SDIV Global X SuperDividend™ ETF $0.101054696*

*Note: This payment covers a partial month from inception June 9, 2011.

ABOUT GLOBAL X FUNDS

Global X Funds is a New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds that facilitates access to investment opportunities across the global markets. With $1.6 billion in managed assets as of June 30, 2011, Global X Funds currently offers exchange-traded funds that target Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodity Producers, Income Producers and Special Opportunities fund suites. The firm has been awarded “Most Innovative North American ETF Provider,” ETF Express 2011 Awards and “Most Innovative ETF- Americas,” 7th Annual Global ETF 2010 AWARDS®.  For more information, please visit www.globalxfunds.com

DISCLOSURE

To receive a distribution, you must be a registered shareholder of the fund on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date.  There is no guarantee that capital gains distributions will not be made in the future.  Your own trading will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions. Please consult your tax professional or financial adviser for more information regarding your tax situation.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. International investing may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuations in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, or from economic or political instability in other nations. Narrowly focused investments may be subject to higher volatility. High yielding stocks are often speculative, high risk investments. Companies may reduce or stop paying dividends at any time, which could have an adverse effect on performance.

Carefully consider the Funds’ investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Funds’ prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-888-GX-FUND-1 (1.888.493.8631), or by visiting www.globalxfunds.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Global X Management Company, LLC serves as an advisor to the Global X Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with Global X Management Company or any of its affiliates.

ETF Express awards were decided by the votes of ETF express subscribers, who include investors as well as managers and other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, custodians, advisers and distributors.

The 7th Annual Global ETF Awards were determined by votes sent out to ETP industry participants across the globe.

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Gold Market: Zacks Latest Highlights

Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses the Metals & Mining industry, including: Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX), Agnico-Eagle (NYSE: AEM), Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG), Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) and Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE: KGC).

A synopsis of today’s Industry Outlook is presented below. The full article can be read at http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/56261/Metals+%26amp%3B+Mining+Stock+Outlook+-+July+2011

Global gold demand in the first quarter of 2011 totaled 981.3 tons, up 11% year over year from 881.0 tons in the first quarter of 2010. This was largely attributable to the widespread rise in demand for bars and coins, supported by an improvement in jewelry demand in key markets.

The quarterly average gold price hit a new record of $1,386.27/oz (London PM Fix), its eighth consecutive year-over-year increase. Despite a period of price consolidation in the early part of the quarter, it climbed to record highs throughout March and has continued to achieve new highs in April and May.

Gold remained a coveted asset given its long-term supply and demand dynamics and influenced by macro-economic factors. Concerns regarding economic growth in developed countries made gold an attractive and safe investment option. The European sovereign debt crisis made European investors use gold as a currency hedge. Pressure on the US dollar against various currencies coupled with higher inflation expectations in many countries, including India and China, also pushed up gold prices.

The value and wealth preservation attributes of gold continue to attract investors and consumers. Jewelry and investment demand in non-Western markets continues to rebound while industrial demand has started to recover in response to an improvement in economic conditions. India, which alone consumes nearly 45%−50% of the world gold production, should drive demand for gold along with China. The Chinese gold demand is expected to double in 10 years.

Even though gold price dropped 7% in January this year, it again recorded a rise in February. We believe gold demand and prices will strengthen in 2011. As China and India continue to grow rapidly, their demand for gold will also rise in tandem.

Higher prices bode well for gold producers, which should benefit giants such as Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX), Agnico-Eagle (NYSE: AEM) and Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG). However, gold producers like Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) and Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE: KGC) suffer from lower ore grades that subdue production levels, increase mining costs and offset the benefits of rising gold prices.

Overall, the stock prices of gold producers are not expected to benefit much from this favorable commodity-price backdrop. This is reflected in our overall long-term neutral views on the stocks. As major economies continue to recover, investors’ confidence will be restored to invest in stock markets, which could cause gold prices to fall. However this is not going to happen in the near future. We have a Zacks #3 Rank (Hold) on Barrick Gold, Agnico-Eagle, Goldcorp, Kinross Gold Corporation and Newmont Mining.

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From brokers to investment advisors to financial planners, there are many different types of investment professionals.  With an endless number of options and philosophies to compare, choosing the right investment professional can be daunting.  “At Filomeno Wealth Management, we are independent, fee-only advisors,” said Mike Tedone CPA / PFS, Managing Director, Filomeno Wealth Management.

Independent, fee-only advisors are compensated only for their advice and not for the investments they recommend.  Brokers, in contrast, are commonly compensated by commissions and sale of products.

“It seems like a simple distinction, but it is a powerful one.  As fee-only advisors, we are legally required to act as fiduciaries to our clients, which means we must put the client first, thus eliminating any conflicts of interest,” Tedone said.  “These are not just interchangeable titles – they really mean something quite different.”

5 Tips for Making the Right Decision

  1. Make sure you know how your advisor is being paid. Ideally, the fee should be a percentage of the amount of money the advisor is managing for you.  Your advisor should only receive payment from you and not from the investments selected on your behalf.  This way, payment is straightforward and transparent.
  2. Create a long-term individualized investment plan. Seek an advisor who will sit down with you and listen to your unique financial situation and goals and compose an investment plan that will help you to achieve them.  Your advisor should take the time to empower you through continuous communication and education while preparing and executing your plan.
  3. Retain custody of your assets. Your advisor should use a third-party custodian to ensure the security of your investments.  This will guarantee that your money is in a separate account with your name on it.  The custodian will send you statements independent of information you receive directly from your advisor.
  4. Coordinate tax planning with investment strategies. An integrated strategy that includes investment, tax and estate planning is the best way to achieve optimal results.  An advisor who understands the many moving parts and how they intersect and affect one another will be able to help you make informed decisions about the ‘big picture.’
  5. Understand the breadth of services offered. While some advisors only offer asset management, others are able to offer wealth management as well.  Those who can offer wealth management have a more complete picture of a client’s finances.

 

“Beyond these five points it is critical that the advisor you choose shares your investment philosophy and works to nurture a trusting relationship with you,” Tedone said.  “After all, finances affect how you live your life, how you achieve your goals and what is most important to you.  This is personal – yet essential – information and you should feel comfortable sharing information with your advisor.”

About Filomeno Wealth Management

At Filomeno Wealth Management, we are compensated only for our advice, and not for the investments we recommend.  Therefore, we offer clients the peace-of-mind that they are receiving unbiased counsel as we develop and execute long-term individualized investment plans focused on asset allocation, diversification, expenses & taxes. Through its affiliate, Filomeno & Company, clients are offered a wide range of services including: individual tax or strategic tax, accounting & auditing, business advisory, business valuations, corporate tax, qualified plans and fraud prevention. Located in West Hartford, CT, the company’s mission is to ‘passionately serve our clients, our community, our firm and each other.’  For more information, contact Filomeno Wealth Management at 860-760-7017 or visit www.filomenowealth.com.

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Investors expect to increase commodity investments over the next 12 months, even though short-term uncertainty is keeping them on the sidelines for now, according to a new survey by Credit Suisse.

Credit Suisse conducted the survey as part of its inaugural 2011 New York City Commodities Day on Tuesday, June 28, with a gathering of nearly 400 clients covering a wide cross section of institutional investors, retail distributors, mutual funds and hedge funds.

The survey found that 36% of investors classified themselves as currently “underweight” in commodities, with a further 10% having zero exposure. However, when asked about their expected investment level over the next 12 months, 40% expected to become “overweight” commodities and only 3% as still having zero exposure.

Two-thirds ( 65%) of respondents believe that commodities prices in 12 months will be around current levels or higher, with roughly half of those expecting prices to be at least 10% higher. That compares with only 13% that expect prices to be at least 10% lower, but a significant proportion (23%) admitted to having “no idea”.

Despite the recent moderation in oil prices, investors remain bullish on crude oil, with 76% believing that the oil price has yet to peak. Dismissing a dominant role of market speculation in determining oil prices, 72% said they believe energy prices are primarily driven by market fundamentals. Copper remains the favorite base metal, with 59% seeing it has having the best 12-month outlook of the group. However, the price path for commodities is expected to remain challenging, with 55% expecting realized price volatility to increase over the next 12 months.

The survey also examined the trend away from broad market benchmarks into more specialized products for commodity exposures. 45% of respondents said they view commodity ETFs as likely to receive the greatest asset flow, while 40% saw active indices and fundamentally based directional trading as the key growth areas. In comparison, only 5% said beta benchmarks will be growth products within commodities. In a separate question about Dodd-Frank regulatory changes, 74% said they expect no significant impact on their commodities investment activities.

“Overall sentiment towards commodities as an asset class is constructive, but investors are under allocated due to concerns about short term direction and volatility,” said Oscar Bleetstein, Head of Commodity Investor Sales for the Americas at Credit Suisse.  “However, the survey confirmed our views that if and when confidence starts to return, investors are likely to increase exposure significantly and find managers or products that can accommodate this new environment.”

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as ‘Credit Suisse’). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 50,100 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.

Investment Banking

In its Investment Banking business, Credit Suisse offers securities products and financial advisory services to users and suppliers of capital around the world. Operating in 57 locations across 30 countries, Credit Suisse is active across the full spectrum of financial services products including debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, investment research, and correspondent and prime brokerage services.

Asset Management

In its Asset Management business, Credit Suisse offers products across a broad spectrum of investment classes, including hedge funds, credit, index, real estate, commodities and private equity products, as well as multi-asset class solutions, which include equities and fixed income products. Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business manages portfolios, mutual funds and other investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from governments, institutions and corporations to private individuals. With offices focused on asset management in 19 countries, Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business is operated as a globally integrated network to deliver the bank’s best investment ideas and capabilities to clients around the world.

All businesses of Credit Suisse are subject to distinct regulatory requirements; certain products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types.

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The Editorial Advisory and Securities Review Committee of BetterInvesting Magazine today announced V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) as its September 2011 “Stock to Study” and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) as its September 2011 “Undervalued Stock” for investors’ informational and educational use.

“The committee chose V.F. Corporation for its well-diversified apparel lines and growth potential internationally and in the direct-to-consumer market,” said Adam Ritt, editor of BetterInvesting Magazine. “For the Undervalued selection, the committee expects JPMorgan Chase to be one of the primary beneficiaries of eventual improvements in the industry environment.” Check BetterInvesting Magazine’s September issue for more details about these selections.

Committee members are Robert M. Bilkie, Jr., CFA; Daniel J. Boyle, CFA; Philip S. Dano, CFA; Donald E. Danko, CFA; Maury Elvekrog, CFA; Walter J. Kirchberger, CFA; Marisa Lenhard, CFA; and Paul McVey, CFA.

As stated, the BetterInvesting committee’s Stock to Study and Undervalued Stock choices are for the informational and educational uses of investors and are not intended as investment recommendations. BetterInvesting urges investors to educate themselves about the stock market so they can make informed decisions about stock purchases. For more information about investment education tools available to individual investors and investment clubs visit www.betterinvesting.org.

BetterInvesting Magazine is published monthly by BetterInvesting.
BetterInvesting is the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, a national, nonprofit association with members consisting of individual investors and investment clubs. Founded in 1951 and with headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich., BetterInvesting is considered the voice of the individual investor, as well as the pioneer of the modern investment club movement. BetterInvesting is dedicated to providing a sound program of investment education and information to help its members become successful long-term, lifetime investors. For more information about BetterInvesting, visit its website at www.betterinvesting.org or call toll free (877) 275-6242. For additional BetterInvesting data and news releases, visit the Media Center at www.betterinvesting.org/mediacenter.

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Real-Time Stock Picks on Android App Debuts

First App to Include Stock Prices, Socially Curated News from Hundreds of Sources, Trending Tickers and Real-Time Ideas on the Fastest Growing Mobile Platform

StockTwits for Android

Quote start“StockTwits for Android is the best way to see stock prices, trending news headlines and real-time ideas for specific stocks, while keeping up with new ideas in the market through Trending Tickers on StockTwits” – Howard Lindzon, CEOQuote end

StockTwits®, a real-time social idea network for the investing community and creator of the $(TICKER) tag for the widest syndication of investment information, today announced the availability of StockTwits for Android, making the app available on millions of mobile devices around the world. StockTwits for Android is the only mobile app for the Android platform that provides mobile users a place for stock prices, financial news from across the web curated and filtered by a community of investors and traders, trending tickers and real-time ideas from the StockTwits stream. The StockTwits Android app is available today at http://stk.ly/stdroid.

According to The Nielsen Company, more than one-third of consumers plan to make their next smartphone purchase an Android handset. With its rise in popularity and number of Android-powered handsets on the market today, StockTwits will give millions of consumers access to timely investing information on their smartphones. Unlike other Android finance and stock apps, the StockTwits app provides investors with everything they need to see real-time trends, news and ideas about the stocks they are interested in – and the opportunity to learn from talented investors and traders who are members of the StockTwits community. The app also allows users to share ideas directly from their phone, reaching the StockTwits community as well as the StockTwits distribution network of top social media and financial sites, including Yahoo! Finance, Bing Finance, CNN Money, Reuters, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Key Benefits of StockTwits for Android Include:

  • Access to real-time stock quotes from the mobile phone
  • Headlines and links to the most important financial and stock news curated by the largest social network of investors and traders
  • The ability to create a “Watchlist” to quickly and easily access specific investments or ideas on the go
  • Stay on top of the market with the “Trending” view of stocks, which is a list of stocks being discussed most frequently
  • View and share real-time investment ideas by accessing the StockTwits network from anywhere

“The Android platform is growing exponentially, and with the new StockTwits app, we’re able to give millions of investors a new way to stay in touch with the market from their mobile phones,” said Howard Lindzon, co-founder and chief executive officer at StockTwits. “The app is the best way to see stock prices, trending news headlines and real-time ideas for specific stocks, while keeping up with new ideas in the market through Trending Tickers on StockTwits – features not found in any other mobile app.”

About StockTwits
With offices in San Diego and New York, StockTwits is a real-time, social idea network for the investing community and creator of the $(TICKER) tag for the widest syndication of investment information. It provides a specialized environment created specifically for investors where users can customize information and networks based on interests and investments, and corporations can easily monitor, disseminate and manage communication within the social media environment. StockTwits was named “One of the Best Websites, 2010” by Time Magazine, and was listed as one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web” by Fast Company.

The 401K Generator made its debut at last months Million Dollar Round Table Conference in Atlanta. Financial professionals from across the country got a chance to see this game changing educational tool that will literally alter the course of business for them. Buy, hold and pray is dead, the American Wealth Investing Institute developed the 401K Generator as a risk management tool that provides financial professionals the necessary education to help them manage client’s 401k portfolios.

Quote start“The most amazing thing I’ve seen for a long time in the financial world. I have new clients calling me about this all hoiurs of the day, I have never had clients calling me about Insurance or Annuities” Dean Vagnozzi – Financial professional, PAQuote end

It is an investors responsibility to apply some form of risk management to ones retirement portfolio, it time to take charge and select the Mutual Funds your 401K is invested in. Buy, hold and pray is dead, the 401K Generator risk management tool provides financial professionals the necessary education to help their clients 401k portfolios. This tool developed by the American Wealth Investing Institute, gives financial professionals an advantage to grow and build a business with new leads with the benefit of additional revenue streams.

Since 2008 Americans have suffered a stock market crash, a busted mortgage bubble, a real estate disaster and loss of jobs due to huge layoffs. These fallout’s have created a recession that many did not expect or have seen the likes of since the 1930s’. Furthermore, with the crisis facing our Social Security benefits and pensions being almost a thing of the past, many Boomers are now facing the ugly reality that they will outlive their retirement savings.

A recent 2011 [Gallup Poll confirms that the top concern for two-thirds of Americans is that they will not have enough money for retirement, 13% up from 10 years ago. Gallup says that 74% of non-retiree investors plan to rely on a 401K, IRA or other retirement savings in the declining absence of Social Security.

Another survey conducted by the Boston Consulting Group found that investors find retirement planning overwhelming and confusing, 89% want help finding the right formula to manage this process.

Most Americans are busy with family, jobs and other personal activities. As a result they do not want to take the time or be interest to become experts in planning for retirement. Many confess that because of a lack of knowledge, they fall into the buy, hold and pray trap with a 401K plan. Unfortunately, many are not able to get financial professionals help in-spite of the fact that for most Americans, 401Ks represent the second largest investment they will make in life next to buying a home.

The American Wealth Investing Institute developed the 401K Generator which consist of three components; the Mutual Fund Analyzer: a tool that analyzes in seconds, the performance of over 22,000 mutual funds through the use of a proprietary SPX signal created from the S&P 500 Index. The signal includes looking at how fundamental, technical, statistical and seasonal investors look at the market. This knowledge is used to formulate a bullish stance on the market with a risk management bear signal in place. An SPX Bull/Bear Market Newsletter provides an analysis tool and allows users to not only sort by profit and loss on buy and hold but also by their performance had they followed the SPX Bull/Bear Market Newsletter. The third component is email and text message alerts that notify subscribers of a change in the newsletters stance on the market, allowing users to not have to log on every day to find out when things change.

The 401K Generator made its debut at last months Million Dollar Round Table Conference in Atlanta. Financial professionals from across the country got a chance to see this game changing educational tool that will literally alter the course of their business.

For more information or to subscribe to the 401K Generator go to 401kgenerator.com

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