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Correction Pressures Are Mounting

by on March 18, 2013

The bears swept in Monday morning after worrisome news from the Euro zone over the weekend prompted a rapid sell-off at Wall Street’s opening bell. Profit taking pressures were quick to emerge after it was reported that European policymakers proposed a tax on Cypriot bank deposits, leading many to worry that this policy change could spill over to larger nations in the debt-burdened currency bloc, namely Italy and Spain [see also How To Hedge With ETFs].

Weekly Outlook

Below, we highlight ETFs that may see an increase in trading activity as relevant market data is released and evaluated by investors:

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International investing has earned its place in portfolio construction, as both academic studies and real-world experience have supported the idea that investing outside the United States can improve returns and actually reduce risk and volatility. Investors have a wealth of choices when it comes to using ETFs for international exposure, as there are over 400 equity ETFs that focus on non-U.S. investments [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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In a global environment riddled with uncertainties and looming debt burdens, it isn’t always the biggest or fastest growing economies that lure investors. Going beyond gross domestic product data, international investors often find themselves flocking to destinations that boast “safe haven” reputations, and not necessarily the most attractive balance sheets. In an effort to more accurately pinpoint people’s sentiment [...]

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Fiscal Cliff Woes Set Volatile Tone

by on November 12, 2012

Markets are off to an encouraging start on Veterans Day as major equity indexes appear to be bouncing higher following last week’s nosedive, although light trading volumes may prove deceiving. Overseas, Greece is waiting for the green light to receive further aid as the country once once again flirts with bankruptcy. At home, the looming fiscal cliff remains at [...]

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Last week, President Obama claimed victory, locking in another four years at the coveted Oval Office. Though some were supportive of the President’s re-election, Wall Street made it quite clear who it had voted for as markets took a sharp nosedive in a post-election sell off immediately following the President’s victory. Though there were several better-than-expected economic [...]

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Wall Street was in for some volatile trading sessions last week, as mixed economic data and lackluster earnings had stocks dipping in and out of red territory. While the Fed reiterated its rather grim outlook for the economy during its FOMC meeting, investors welcomed better-than-expected GDP data, which showed a slight uptick from July to [...]

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To put it mildly, European stocks have had a rough couple of years, as the eurozone sovereign-debt crisis continues to plague the continent. And with many economies in the eurozone continuing to teeter on the edge of default (or forced bailouts), investors around the globe have remained understandably leery of any investments made within the shaky [...]

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Once again, Wall Street finds itself walking on eggshells, unwilling and unable to jump in full force into the markets. Last week, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from the last FOMC meeting, sending yet another strong signal that it is preparing to take action to boost the nation’s lackluster recovery. The issue that many have, however, [...]

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Anticipation was the name of the game last week, as investors waited for any news concerning central bankers’ future actions. With no significant headlines or economic reports, markets struggled to find a definitive direction, eventually ending slightly higher at Friday’s close. Markets are chock full of evidence pointing to the global economy being in a [...]

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As many economies in the Euro zone continue to teeter on the edge of default (or forced bailouts), investors around the globe remain understandably leery of any investments made within the shaky economy. After several years of painstaking measures and efforts made towards stabilizing the region, central bankers are still forced to piece together massive [...]

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The markets took a couple of hard hits last week as less than cheery news on the homefront and from overseas rocked investors’ confidence. After several weeks of anticipation, the Fed finally announced that it will continue its Operation Twist in an effort to prop up the U.S. economy. The news managed to ease some [...]

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One of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world, the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship kicked off late last week. Euro 2012 marks a milestone for first-time host countries Ukraine and Poland, and many are hoping that the soccer tournament brings prosperity and inspires hope in the debt-burdened continent. There are competing [...]

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