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Margin migraine (historical media appearances)

The next stock-market Armageddon is just around the corner. Market bears see today’s ballooning NYSE margin debt — a record $420 billion — as a precursor to a heart-thumping correction. “It’s always been a warning sign,” former NYSE margin regulator Steven Levine told The Post. “History repeats itself, it always does.” The margin debt of investors — which is buyin
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Wealth Preservation for Millionaires and Billionaires Still Rules The Day!

(historical media appearances) In one of my recent appearances on CNBC with Maria Bartiromo we discussed whether the wealthy were sitting in cash instead of putting it to work in the equities market. A recent trust company’s survey—polled people worth $3 million or more (one-third of respondents had $10 million or more)—and it showed that 88 percent of respondents feel financially secure today and 70 percent feel confident about their financial security in the future.  The
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Mark Martiak appears on CNBC’s Closing Bell 6/3/2013

(historical media appearances)Mark discusses retirement savings with the author of “Deal With Your Debt”, Liz Weston, on CNBC’s Closing Bell. Weston suggests that you should start saving for retirement in your 20s. Mark indicates that it’s never too late to start saving for retirement if you haven’t already, but you must be more aggressive and make the most use of your maximum contributions. Mark also suggests that you need to have a plan and monitor it closely your
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10 things billionaires won’t tell you : What happens when so few control

(historical media appearances) For original article click here 1.“We just get richer and richer.” In 2013, the wealth of the world’s billionaires reached a record high — helped by 200 newcomers like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The 2013 Forbes Billionaires List names 1,426 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion, up a whopping 17% from $4.6 trillion last year. And that doesn’t include royalty
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The Traits of a Good Investor and How Women Can Make the Most of Them

(historical media appearances) Women are increasingly taking responsibility for managing their own money. That includes those who in the past may have left investing to a spouse because they were busy raising a family or had no interest in the subject, but who have since found that divorce, a spouse’s death, or the need to help a parent have forced them to learn some investment basics. However, many women, including high-level professionals who are experts in their field,
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Why You Need a Financial Advisor (historical media appearances)

Professional financial help goes far beyond picking stocks. Hiring an advisor arms you with expertise and resources with which to approach planning your financial future; especially as you increase your income and take on more responsibilities and investments. This coaching and support can help you to smoothly endure and make the most of the circumstances in your life – career, marriage, children, assets, liabilities, etc. Financial plans constructed by ...
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Midday Movers: Q3 Earnings Breakdown(historical media appearances)

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Reuters: Mark Martiak on the Fed minutes impact on the Markets

(historical media appearances) Premier Wealth First Allied's Mark Martiak talks with Bobbi Rebell about the FOMC November meeting minutes and the outlook for U.S. stocks.
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Midday Movers: Stocks set to notch 6-week winning streak

(historical media appearances) Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) push higher as earnings continue to roll in. The financial (XLF) and technology (XLK) sectors are most in the green while the consumer staples (XLP) sector is most in the red. To discuss the big stories of the day, Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous joined by Myles Udland and Mark Martiak, Senior Wealth Strategist at Premier Wealth First A
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Midday Movers: Dow notches fifth consecutive record high as crude oil plunges

(historical media appearances) Today on Midday Movers, we talk about: Under Armour shares plunge after earnings reportMixed US economic data in focusOutlook for US economy and stocksGreenspan: We’re in a bond bubbleFord, GM auto sales disappoint for JulySoundcloud’s fall from graceBitcoin cryptocurrency splitsUber hitches a ride with BarclaysSoda consumption falls to 31-year low ...
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Why Private Equity Firms Should Focus On Dealership Income Development

Private equity firms have taken notice of the automotive industry’s success over the past few years in the form of car sales. Having made a huge jump from 10.4 million car sales in 2009 to 17.5 million sales in 2016, the car industry is looking at another banner year in 2017. These private equity firms are looking for the best return on their investment dollar, and they see it can come from the automotive industry.
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Midday Movers: Stock selloff intensifies as fear begins to grip Wall Street

(historical media appearances) Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are selling off at the midday mark, with the financial (XLF) sector leading the way down and the utilities (XLU) sector still the least in the red. Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear, joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange. To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Fin
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Game Changer - Trump’s First 200 Days (historical media appearances)

“The stock market has reached record levels since Trump's election in anticipation of pro-growth policies”  Trump delivered his address to a joint session of Congress on March 2nd after the market’s close.  The U.S. President appeared to be composed and “presidential” when he asked Congress to approve a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure spending, and promised “massive tax relief” for th
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2018 State Of The Market

Up until February 12th, the stock market during February experienced a wild month. With the recent sell-off and spike in volatility, what does that mean for the rest of the year?   U.S. stocks fell sharply on Monday February 5th, as the S&P 500 slumped over 5% for its largest weekly slide since January 2016, ending a record stretch of extremely low volatility. Investors’ inflation fears were the
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