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2013 was a great year for broad markets, as it was largely dominated by a relentless bull-run that saw equities touch all-time highs. However, while some assets prospered, the commodity world struggled. This was best evidenced by the DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC, A), which tracks futures on the 14 most popular commodities in the world; the fund sank more than 8% in 2013 while SPY jumped more than 26%. Many of the funds that struggled saw unfavorable supply and demand trends around the globe, while others suffered as investors rushed into white-hot equities. Still, a handful of products were able to come away with gains on the year. [click to continue…]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects October 21st Edition

by on October 21, 2013

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 popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects September 23rd Edition

by on September 23, 2013

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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Buy On The Dip Prospects September 16th Edition

by on September 16, 2013

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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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 […]

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In the world of commodity investing, there is perhaps no resource as critical as crude oil. While traders embrace the fuel’s inherent volatility and potential for lucrative returns, the rest of the world views crude oil as a crucial ingredient to everyday modern life. As such, the price movements of crude oil are closely watched […]

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Bears Still In Charge

by on August 20, 2011

The Wall Street roller coaster doesn’t seem to be running out of fuel as stocks endured yet another wild week. Investors remain very fearful of an impending “double dip”, while the deteriorating financial health of the Euro zone is putting additional downward pressure on global equity markets. Uncertainty continues to pave the way higher for […]

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Stocks Look For Support

by on August 17, 2011

It’s been a fairly tame week on Wall Street thus far, with investors keeping quiet as no significant economic data has been released. Positive GDP data from Japan pushed markets higher at the start of the week, although equity indexes were quick to give up gains on both Tuesday and Wednesday around noon time. The […]

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Beware Of A Dead Cat Bounce

by on August 15, 2011 | Updated August 18, 2011

Fear ran wild across every corner of the financial markets last week and nearly every asset class fell victim to brutally volatile trading. Friday was the only day during which the Dow Jones Industrial Average did not swing by more than 400 points, managing to regain some of the losses on Thursday and Friday and […]

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Oil ETF Investing: Five Ways To Play

by on August 2, 2010 | Updated December 8, 2014

Commodity ETFs have seen a tremendous surge in popularity in recent years, as the marriage of futures contracts the exchange-traded structure has democratized an asset class that was once accessible only to large, sophisticated investors. Oil ETFs have become particularly popular, as investors have embraced the opportunity to bet on one of the world’s most […]

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The latest industry figures from the National Stock Exchange are out, and despite a challenging market environment, ETFs keep rolling along. Total ETF assets fell during May from $846.7 billion to $798.0 billion, a decline of almost 6%. But that plunge was attributable primarily to declining asset values, which were partially offset by continued inflows […]

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The saga now unfolding in Europe has dominated financial headlines in recent weeks, as equity markets around the world have taken their cues from the the latest developments in the streets of Athens and the German Bundestag. Europe’s debt crisis has overshadowed a perhaps even more unlikely development; crude oil prices slipped below $70 per […]

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