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. [click to continue…]

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I come from a large family, and through my older siblings I have a growing number of nieces and nephews who are entering their 20s. What often strikes me when talking with them is their tendency to believe that when it comes to investing, they should take as much risk as they can. After all, if they are saving to buy a house, or for the more long-sighted ones thinking about retirement, they figure that more risk means more return, so why not reach as far as possible? [click to continue…]

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Three Investing Implications of an Uneven Global Economy

September 18, 2014

As last week’s non-farm payroll report illustrated, the recovery – both in and outside the United States – remains a grudging, disappointing one. That said, it’s still a recovery, albeit an uneven one. Economic growth is strengthening in some parts of the world, while it’s slipping in others. In other words, as I mentioned in […]

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Citi Launches Income ETN; Source ETFs Makes U.S. Debut

September 18, 2014

Two ETFs made their trading debut this past week, with one continuing the trend of income for investors while another seeks similar exposure from an unfamiliar face. Below, we highlight these two new ETFs and what investors need to know about each [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup].

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Sell On The Pop Prospects: September 15th Edition

September 15, 2014

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: September 15th Edition

September 15, 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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Investors Favoring SLV Over GLD

September 15, 2014

The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) was in for a wake-up call in 2013. Until that calendar year, the ETF had never suffered an annual loss, only to see 2013 drag the fund down by nearly 30%. GLD has bounced back this year, but investors still appeared to be spooked, as the precious metal ETF continues […]

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High-Yield Prospects: September 14th Edition

September 14, 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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Best & Worst Weekly Performers: September 13th Edition

September 13, 2014

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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ETF Scorecard – September 12th Edition

September 12, 2014

Major equity indexes traded sideways over the last week, with a slight downward bias amid a generally quiet landscape that saw few data releases and a lack of any major developments. On the home front, the NFIB index came in better-than-expected, offering some encouragement for small businesses. Overseas, geopolitical tensions eased up after it was reported that […]

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State Street Launches First Active Fund (RORO); First Trust and PowerShares Launch 2 Funds (FTLS, LDRI)

September 11, 2014

U.S. equities got off to a sour start this week, with Monday and Tuesday seeing major indexes end in the red. Stocks finally stabilized on Wednesday, even though economic data came in worse-than-expected: wholesale inventories rose 0.1% in July versus analyst expectations of a 0.5% rise. In corporate news, all eyes were on Apple after […]

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Three Reasons Financial Stocks Offer Good Value

September 8, 2014

In recent months, I’ve been advocating that investors focus on those market segments that are more reasonably priced with an emphasis on certain cyclical sectors. Six years after the 2008 financial crisis, there are a few cyclical sectors that seem to offer particularly good value. One is the financials sector.

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