1. Yield Spread Effect on Bond and Equity Markets

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    May 31, 2015 by Ivan V. Sichkar

    What will happen to fixed income and equity markets when the Fed starts raising its short-term interest rate? History shows …
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  2. Forecasting the Future S&P 500 Index for the Year-End 2015


    December 17, 2014 by Ivan V. Sichkar

    Based on the analysis and forecast described in detail further in this article, I expect the S&P 500 Index to close between 1,905 and 1,935 on December 31st, 2015. This forecast is based on the expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States which is calculated to be between $18,187 and $18,363 billion for the year 2015.

  3. Passively Managed Funds and Heuristic Biases: New Challenges and Opportunities


    July 8, 2014 by Ivan V. Sichkar

    The structure of financial markets has changed with the rapid growth and popularity of passively managed funds. Passively managed funds …
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  4. Forecasting the Future Stock Market Performance for the Year-End 2014

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    December 8, 2013 by Ivan V. Sichkar

    It is the Holiday Season and we would like to make a new tradition here at ECNFIN by reviewing the …
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  5. Fair Use of Revenue Sharing in a 401(k) Plan

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    November 18, 2013 by Ivan V. Sichkar

    Today, plan sponsors and fiduciaries of retirement plans have knowledge of all the fees being charged to their 401(k) or …
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  6. Gross Domestic Product Behind the Stock Market Performance


    March 25, 2013 by Ivan V. Sichkar

    The U.S. economic growth measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has significant influence on the U.S. stock market performance …
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  7. Outcome of Social Security Tax Increase on GDP Growth in 2013

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    January 17, 2013 by Ivan V. Sichkar

    Starting at the beginning of 2013, withholding for Social Security tax increased to 6.2% from 4.2% that an employee used …
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