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Sam Bourgi is contributing writer for ETFdb.com, where he brings more than seven years of progressive experience in economic research, market analysis, and public policy. A published author in peer-reviewed literature, industry research and financial media, Sam has produced authoritative reports covering the financial markets, labor market, and industry verticals. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from McMaster University, with a focus on economic policy and global political economy.

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Six Investing Tips for New College Grads

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NAFTA's Effect on North American Trade Over the Past 20 Years

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ETF Scorecard: July 14 Edition

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ETF Scorecard: July 7 Edition

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What the DOL Fiduciary Rule Means for You

Up until recently, the fiduciary standard of care was an alien concept to many in the financial...

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Implications of the Escalating ETF Fee Wars

The growth and widespread adoption of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has created intense...

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Competition Heating up Among Global ETF Exchanges

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High-Yield Prospects: April 16 Edition

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High-Yield Prospects: April 9 Edition

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High-Yield Prospects: April 2 Edition

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