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Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff in the nick of time. The bull train chugged along full steam ahead with little interruption until late May when Federal Reserve officials rudely reminded investors that they are considering scaling back on stimulus measures. Needless to say, the Fed delayed the much-feared taper and the bulls returned to the driver’s seat without hesitation for the rest of the year.

Some of the biggest developments that inspired volatile trading along the uphill ride this past year included geopolitical tensions in Syria, rampant sell-offs across emerging markets, Europe emerging out of recession, and Japan’s shift to a loose monetary policy of their own. Amid the frenzy of headwinds and catalysts, U.S. markets proved resilient and we expect for the broad-based bull trend to continue into the year ahead [see Looking Back At Our Rapid Fire Ideas for 2013].

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This year started off on a very strong note after equities exploded out of the gates on Wall Street following the successful resolution to the fiscal cliff on New Year’s eve. As budget woes passed and worries over the eurozone’s recovery eased up, domestic stocks took the lead and investors from around the world embraced the United States’ improving economic growth prospects. The second half of 2013 proved to be more tumultuous, however, after the Federal Reserve hinted that it would soon start to scale back on stimulus measures; investors initially reacted with fear, although as volatility simmered, the bull trend resumed with full force and many were prompted to rotate out of defensive equities and into growth-sensitive, cyclical ones [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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New Highs & Lows September 14th Edition

by on September 14, 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 […]

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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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Equities rebounded today, recovering from yesterday’s worst one-day drop in 2013, as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testified on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report before the Senate Banking Committee. In his testimony, Bernanke signaled that the central bank would continue its stimulus policies, quelling fears that the Fed would wind down or scale back its bond-buying program […]

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Tumultuous trading and clouds of uncertainty on all fronts were dominant themes this year. However, despite all of the pessimism surrounding the global recovery, U.S. markets appear poised to settle comfortable in green territory as 2012 draws to a close. The Santa Claus rally hit Wall Street a bit early this year, as optimism surrounding “fiscal cliff” negotiations […]

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Over the last few years, issuers have been waging their own little war in the ETF industry: the battle of the ticker symbol. Some of the most popular and intriguing funds are being caught on investors’ radars simply because of their cleverly named ticker symbols. And with over 1,400 products to choose from the exchange-traded fund lineup, […]

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101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn

by on May 23, 2012 | Updated June 12, 2014

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have burst on to the scene in the late 2000s and early 2010s, raking in hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and prompting a major shift towards indexing strategies in the process. ETFs have empowered financial advisors (FAs), registered investment advisors (RIAs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), money managers, and retail investors […]

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After a strong close to last week–the Dow jumped by more than 150 points in the last two sessions–U.S. stock markets will have to wait until Tuesday to try to continue the positive momentum. Major exchanges are closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day, which this year falls two days before the anniversary of […]

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Global X, one of the fastest growing ETF issuers in the world, announced further proposals to expand its lineup last week with an SEC filing for five new ETFs. The proposed products look to give investors access to highly specialized corners of the market, following in the footsteps of funds such as the company’s Lithium ETF (LIT), […]

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Inflation ETF Special: 25 ETF Ideas To Fight Rising Prices

by on July 20, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Inflation has always been a particularly frustrating topic among investors, as a spike in prices can be a nasty surprise for investors who are not amply prepared.  Its effects can reduce your real return on an annual basis and make it much more difficult to keep up with your standard of living. Inflation, however, has not […]

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While reports of jobless rates in the U.S. or the pace of inflation in China occasionally pop to the top of the headlines, the last several months have seen the spotlight focused on European markets as the continent continues to battle a debt crisis that has threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery. While the […]

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