We are recommending a new short  position for the month ahead, which looks to favorably position investors in the event of a broad market pullback. No one knows when the much-awaited correction will start, but when it does come around, this recommended short position could return a handsome profit. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.

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We are recommending a new long  position for the month ahead, which looks to take advantage of a recently beat down corner of the foreign equities market. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.

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ETF Scorecard – August 1st Edition

August 1, 2014

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 […]

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Direxion Launches Three 2X Shares; AdvisorShares Debuts Active Dividend Fund

July 31, 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?].

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What to do When the Market Doesn’t Believe the Fed

July 28, 2014

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 […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects: July 28th Edition

July 28, 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: July 28th Edition

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

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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Best & Worst Weekly Performers: July 26th Edition

July 26, 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 – July 25th Edition

July 25, 2014

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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More Volatility Ahead?

July 24, 2014

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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First Trust Launches Global Equity ETF; Van Eck Debuts China A-Shares ETF

July 24, 2014

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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