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New Highs & Lows August 17th Edition

by on August 17, 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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Beware Of Lingering Euro Fears

by on January 9, 2012

Equity markets hit the ground running last week as investors came back from the holiday weekend with a fairly optimistic outlook for 2012. U.S. stocks started off the year with a solid rally as investors’ confidence was bolstered by multiple better-than-expected economic data reports; consistent improvements in the housing market coupled with a downtick in the unemployment rate were enough to reignite bullish momentum on Wall Street. Gold inched higher last week, climbing back over $1,600 an ounce, although the precious metal continues to face headwinds given the looming uncertainty stemming from the Euro zone.

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Bulls Look To Stampede Over Euro Drama

by on November 7, 2011

Financial markets saw a whirlwind of activity last week as Euro zone debt woes swayed investor sentiment from euphoric to fearful. Equity markets came under serious selling pressures after news of a Greek referendum reignited default fears. Confidence in the currency bloc quickly returned however as the Greeks rescinded their referendum and bullish investors were […]

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Van Eck beefed up its lineup of international bond ETFs today, rolling out a product focused on Chinese debt traded in the “Dim Sum” bond market in Hong Kong. The new Market Vectors Renminbi Bond ETF (CHLC) will seek to replicate an index comprised of investment grade debt that is denominated in renminbi and available […]

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Can Earnings Trump Euro Drama?

by on October 10, 2011

Wall Street was able to close out the week in solid positive territory, although investor worries remain escalated over the uncertainty still plaguing the debt-stricken Euro zone. Waves of optimism and improvements in investor confidence, following a better-than-expected employment report at home, helped stocks climb higher last week. Gold prices remain range-bound although the yellow […]

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Rydex, the firm behind the CurrencyShares suite of exchange-traded products, made a splash with the latest addition to its product lineup on Tuesday. The recently-launched CurrencyShares Chinese Renminbi Trust (FXCH) will offer exposure to the official currency of the People’s Republic of China, bringing the total number of currency products offered by the company up […]

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One of the biggest stories in global finance over the past few months has been China and their unwillingness to revalue their currency to what many Western nations see as an appropriate level. Some analysts believe that the yuan is undervalued by as much as 40%, potentially giving the People’s Republic an unfair advantage in […]

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Guggenheim, the Chicagoland ETF issuer that has been a pioneer in the target maturity date  bond ETF space, may have plans to take its fixed income lineup international. The company recently made an SEC filing detailing plans for a China bond ETF. Details on the proposed fund were scarce–no ticker symbol, expense ratio, or even […]

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Emerging Market ETFs: Seven Factors Every Investor Should Consider

by on November 9, 2010 | Updated December 14, 2012

No matter where investors look in the developed world, the picture isn’t pretty. While the U.S. unemployment remains intolerably high, and uncertainty over the lasting effects of the latest round of QE and the coming fiscal cliff will continue to hang over stock markets. In Europe efforts to control surging deficits have been met with […]

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Earlier this summer, investors around the world cheered an unexpected announcement out of Beijing, when the Chinese government announced that it would allow its currency to become more flexible against the U.S. dollar. But since June 19, the date of the landmark currency decision, the Chinese yuan has moved little, and the frustration towards China […]

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When the global economy transitioned into “recovery mode” following the latest recession, the emerging markets of the world jumped into the lead and quickly left their developed counterparts in the dust. Although advanced economies have resumed expansion, growth rates in the U.S. and Western Europe lag far behind the impressive figures being put up by […]

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A week that got off to a hot start on news of a floating yuan came to a close on a relatively tame note on Friday, despite news of a financial overhaul that will fundamentally alter the way big banks do business. There was no shortage of action this week, as new twists emerged in […]

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