From the monthly archives:

July 2014

This week, Wall Street digested the latest U.S. GDP data, which came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.0% in the second quarter. For the first half of 2014, the economy managed to eke out positive growth, expanding at a 0.9% pace [see How Well Do Defensive ETFs Actually Work?]. [click to continue…]

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As an investor, you may or may not pay much attention to every statement issued from the Federal Reserve, but I wanted to highlight how key points from Janet Yellen’s latest Congressional testimony don’t necessarily align with what is priced into the market. Let’s separate the commentary from the numbers, and explore what this may mean for you. [click to continue…]

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Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects: July 28th Edition

by on July 28, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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High-Yield Prospects: July 27th Edition

by on July 27, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%.

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Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.

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Major equity indexes quietly inched higher all week as a quiet scene on the economic data reporting front left the door open for the bulls following last week’s short-lived tumble. With no major developments taking place overseas, investors’ confidence returned as they were able to focus more on earnings season at home; upbeat earnings across […]

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Last week, rising geopolitical tensions finally derailed the 2014 rally. Though U.S. stocks finished up for the week, the tragic downing of a Malaysian civilian airliner over Ukraine and worsening conflict in the Middle East sparked a market rout on Thursday that brought an unusually quiet period for financial markets to an end. Since then, […]

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As earnings season unfolds, markets continue to flirt with all-time highs. Despite skeptics looking for any reason to sell, the bull market has continued as benchmarks inch their way higher. Though most eyes have been fixated on the reports of some of the largest companies in the world, two new ETFs made their debut this […]

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While U.S. inflation remains at historic lows, it has ticked up recently, leaving many investors fearing that it’s time to prepare portfolios for rising prices. Some fears are primal. For investors, particularly those old enough to remember “The Great Inflation” of the 1970s and early 1980s, inflation is one of them. This fear is reinforced […]

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Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects: July 21st Edition

by on July 21, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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