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More than five years have passed since the 2008 crisis nearly undermined our entire financial system, and yet some corners of the market are still struggling to make up lost ground. Though financials were one of the hardest hit sectors during the crisis, there were several other industries that fell victim to the collapse. The automotive industry, which prior to the crisis was on the rise, took one of the biggest hits as automakers felt the pressure of a tumbling economy, skyrocketing oil prices, and declining sales [see 5 Big ETFs That Still Aren't Back To Pre-Crisis Levels]. [click to continue…]

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New Highs & Lows August 3rd Edition

by on August 3, 2013

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over 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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After a disappointing jobs report came out, with the market falling along with its release, Tuesday’s auto sales data were one of the few strong points in the U.S. market. Ford, General Motors and Toyota carried the blue chips through the day after beating analyst expectations. Even with a poor jobs report, when Monday’s ISM […]

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Six months have passed in 2013 and the financial world has had plenty to buzz about. From a bull run in U.S. to worries over the stability of the global economy, the first half of the year has been one of the most memorable stretches the investing world has seen in a long time. Already, […]

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After 10 years of business, Tesla is finally starting to gain traction in the U.S. market and will be posting profits for the first time since going public. There have been strong words on both sides about Tesla’s second production vehicle, but after the Model S won Motor Trend Car of the Year earlier this […]

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With major U.S. equity indexes continuing to push into uncharted territory, 2013 has undoubtedly brought back bullish momentum in full force. As investors pile back into equities, certain corners of the market that were once hammered by the 2008 financial crisis are now finally showing signs of life. Cyclical industries in particular have benefited significantly from this […]

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Data Heavy Week Could Spur Volatility

by on April 1, 2013

U.S. equity indexes extended their gains last week as Cyprus bailout woes took a backseat and buying pressures returned on Friday after a brief profit taking period. With the S&P 500 now sitting on 5-year highs, bears are once again lurking and will surely look to take profits at the first sign of pessimistic news […]

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Since President Obama’s re-election the prevailing market sentiment on Wall Street has seemingly shifted from one of uncertainty to undeniable euphoria. With fiscal cliff drama off the table and improving manufacturing data from China, investors saw little reason to stick with safe haven assets in the new year. Equity markets have been rallying strong in […]

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Bears At The Gates

by on January 28, 2013

Buying pressures were alive and kicking last week as upbeat earnings results and encouraging employment data on the home front kept confidence levels afloat. The coveted S&P 500 Index managed to settle past the psychologically significant 1,500 level last week, while the grandfather of the ETF industry, SPY, celebrated its 20th birthday [see S&P 500 Visual History]. […]

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The Cliff Becomes Reality

by on December 31, 2012

Everyone is hoping for a last minute deal, however, given the running track record of stiff gridlock in Congress, it’s highly unlikely that an agreement will be reached. It won’t be terribly surprising to see policymakers push forth a plan which somehow “kicks the can down the road”, after all, we didn’t find ourselves standing over the […]

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Technicals Favor Stocks

by on October 1, 2012 | Updated October 5, 2012

Despite a number of choppy trading sessions on Wall Street last week, major equity indexes remain in an uptrend as buyers have returned on every dip. Mixed economic reports at home will continue to take a backseat to headlines from Europe as the debt crisis overseas remains a much more important catalyst for global markets. […]

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Global X to Close 4 ETFs

by on September 26, 2012

Global X, the New York-based issuer of many international and specialized funds, announced recently that it will close out four of its ETFs that have not attracted assets compared to their other popular funds like the SIL and GXG. October 18 will be the last day of trading for these ETFs:

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