Major equity indexes inched higher during the week but gave into some light profit-taking pressures as Labor Day weekend approached. A lack of noteworthy developments overseas coupled with solid economic data releases at home left the doors open for the bulls; better-than-expected durable goods, consumer confidence, and an upbeat revision to U.S. GDP welcomed buyers during the week and kept the bears at bay [see also How the Homebuilders ETF Reacts to New Home Sales].
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While it is fair to say that the ETF industry as a whole has changed the investing world, there are also specific products that have changed the investing world forever. Here, we outline five ETFs that forever changed Wall Street upon their debut.
One of the most important indicators that investors rely on to gauge the health of the housing market is the new home sales report. Released at the end of every month by the U.S. Census Bureau, the new home sales report showcases the number of new single-family homes that were sold during the prior month. […]
Major equity indexes enjoyed another week in the green, as buyers prevailed yet again amid easing tensions surrounding Russia and Iraq. On the home front, investors enjoyed a slew of upbeat data from the housing market, while the Fed’s minutes release failed to rattle investors’ confidence like many had anticipated; the home builders’ index, housing […]
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Buyers returned to Wall Street as selling pressures from the prior week finally eased off and left the doors open for the bulls once again. Despite a lack of noteworthy developments, easing tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been enough to welcome back the bulls following a round of geopolitical-induced profit taking pressures. On the […]
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) debuted in 1993 and worked its way to becoming one of the most popular investment vehicles in the world. Over that two-decade period SPY has seen its fair share of market ups and downs including some historic bull runs and crashes. We took a look back at SPY over […]
The inevitable interest rate hike has prompted many investors to re-think their equity exposure, and perhaps more importantly, their allocation to bonds in recent weeks. Founded in early 2004, AltaVista Research recently announced the launch of its Fixed Income ETF Coverage via the firm’s ETF Research Center website, which is aimed at helping investors to more favorably […]
Selling pressures from the prior week have managed to persist in recent days, much to the bulls’ frustration. Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine have kept the doors open for profit-taking as investors’ sentiment has turned from optimistic to fearful in a matter of days. On the home front, little attention has been paid to […]
Major equity indexes traded sideways for most of the week as earnings and economic data reports flooded the scene. Much to the bulls’ surprise, steep profit-taking pressures permeated Wall Street on Thursday, sparking a wave of selling that sent virtually every asset class tumbling; the S&P 500 Index shed 2% on the day, effectively erasing […]
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 […]