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Bearish pressures stuck around on Wall Street as the lack of resolution on Capitol Hill prompted investors to remain on the sidelines during the third day of the U.S. government shutdown. Economic data releases were mixed on the day, though investors paid little attention to these reports; weekly jobless claims were better-than-expected while ISM non-manufacturing came in short of analysts’ estimates [see The Biggest Technical Glitches On Wall Street].

Our chart to watch for today is the State Street SPDR Gold Trust (GLD, A-), which will look to rebound off a key support level and potentially take on “safe haven” appeal amid all of the political uncertainty on Wall Street.  [click to continue…]

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The U.S. bull market rages on five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, although not everyone on Wall Street is convinced that we’re out of the woods just yet. The stock markets’ stellar run-up since the March 2009 bottom is undeniably encouraging, but stagnant growth in the domestic labor market coupled with a lackluster outlook for Europe and China has left many questioning the health of the global economic recovery [see Visual Guide To Major Index returns by Year]. [click to continue…]

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It is an undeniable fact that the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since the first ever ETF hit the streets in 1993. With over 1,400 products to choose from, investors can now easily and cost-effectively tailor exposure to nearly every corner of the investable universe. From plain vanilla funds to ETPs that [...]

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The Complete History of the GLD

by on August 13, 2013 | Updated April 21, 2014

The SPDR Gold Trust is the oldest commodity ETF, and perhaps one of the best known exchange-traded funds in the world. Here’s a quick primer on the history of GLD, by the numbers:

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U.S. equities drifted lower this week as looming concerns over Fed tapering weighed heavily on the markets. On the economic front, the Labor Department reported a rise in initial jobless claims to a seasonally adjusted 333,000 in the most recent week, coming in slightly better than expected. As the second quarter earnings season draws to [...]

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This week has proven to be quite uneventful as corporate earnings have offered no major surprises while investors had a fairly muted reaction to better-than-expected GDP data. Nonetheless, the bull train continues its ascent as the S&P 500 Index was able to peer above the 1,700 mark for the first time in history yesterday as [...]

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U.S. equity indexes remain near all-time highs as largely upbeat corporate earnings and a lack of “bad news” from overseas markets have given investors few reasons to sell amid the euphoria. Furthermore, investors’ confidence was bolstered by the latest GDP report, which showed economic growth of 1.7%, considerably better than the previous reading of 1.1% [see [...]

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Investors have been enjoying a stimulus fueled rally on Wall Street and their concerns about the end of this historically ultra-low rate environment has rightfully rattled their confidence. The debate between whether or not the stock markets’ run-up is entirely a result of the Fed’s unprecedented monetary policy rages on; bearish pundits point out that [...]

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The SPDR Gold Trust has long been one of the most popular ETFs in the world. For a brief moment in 2011, it even held the crown for the largest exchange traded product by assets, but quickly relinquished the throne to . Though the fund has yet to turn in a negative annualized performance, it [...]

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Market Radar Week of July 29th

by on July 29, 2013 | Updated August 21, 2013

Stocks are off to a quiet start this week as more earnings reports and FOMC comments on Wednesday set the scene for a potentially wild week of trading on Wall Street. Furthermore, investors have their eyes set on the July employment numbers, which are slated to hit the street on Friday at the opening bell [...]

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Lackluster trading and mixed earnings reports had U.S. equities trading in a narrow range this week. Fast-food giant McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings and revenues that disappointed Wall Street expectations. Toy-maker Hasbro (HAS) also reported lower-than expected earnings, while Haliburton (HAL) missed earnings forecasts but reported higher revenues. Travelers (TRV) earnings rose 85%, while tech giant Apple (AAPL) [...]

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Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

by on July 24, 2013 | Updated February 25, 2014

Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial instruments for their ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, and unparalleled transparency.

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