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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 to hemorrhage assets. Meanwhile, the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) has managed to attract inflows despite a poor performance, as investors appear more comfortable with the cheaper precious metal [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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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 Russian troops had begun to pull out of Ukraine, although the reaction in the markets was fairly muted [see also Annual GDP Growth: A Good Predictor of Single-Country ETF Returns?].

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Major equity indexes traded sideways during the shortened week despite a string of upbeat data releases on the home front. Given the steep rise seen throughout August, most benchmarks struggled to inch higher even after good news hit the street; ISM and construction spending came in above expectations on Tuesday, while upbeat factory orders and […]

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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.

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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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Buy On The Dip Prospects: August 18th Edition

by on August 18, 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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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 […]

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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 […]

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In this piece, we’ll take a look at some of GLD’s most active sessions, highlighting the fund’s 10 best single trading days.

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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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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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Major equity indexes inched higher to kick off the week only to make way for the bears in later trading sessions as uncertainty returned to the market. The Volatility Index (VIX) skyrocketed more than 30%, and the S&P 500 Index sank 1.18%, on Thursday after news of a downed passenger airplane over Ukraine raised concerns over […]

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