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Buy On The Dip Prospects: August 25th Edition

by on August 25, 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 popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects February 24th Edition

by on February 24, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below 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 December 2nd Edition

by on December 2, 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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With the government shutdown upon us, many have once again turned to overseas markets in search of uncorrelated, and potentially more attractive, returns. Even though the debt drama at home can surely spill overseas and inspire volatile trading around the globe, investors have been hesitant to jump into broad-based U.S. equity funds given their stellar […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects July 22nd Edition

by on July 22, 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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Consider Consumer Staples

by on March 7, 2013 | Updated April 1, 2013

During the past few years, markets have suffered losses not seen since the Great Depression, with hardly any sectors left untouched by the tidal wave of economic uncertainty. Some of the only firms to survive the crisis with only a few bruises were consumer staples; companies that manufacture or sell recession-proof necessities, or goods that consumers rely […]

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The new year has been quite kind to equity markets, however, savvy investors have been reluctant to get too comfortable, given the largely uncertain global economic outlook. With 2012 in the history books, it’s that time of year again to peer into the future and devise strategies suited for the unpredictable road ahead. Financial behemoth […]

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Emerging market ETFs have seen a surge in interest in recent years, as U.S.-based investors have embraced this asset class as a core components of any long-term, growth-focused strategy. With most developed markets still trying to recover from the financial crisis, the growth potential of emerging markets has been even more appealing. Vanguard recently shook […]

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The world is always ending, according to someone out there. The current environment is full of those who think the end is nigh–at least for the robust global economy to which we’ve grown accustomed. Let’s suppose that our economy is about to fall off a cliff, resulting in general chaos, what’s the average investor supposed […]

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Interest in emerging markets has surged in recent years, and investors have embraced ETFs as the preferred means of accessing this asset class. Emerging markets have been established as the clear leaders of global GDP growth, while the economies of the United States and much of Europe have stalled. Developed markets are facing stubbornly high […]

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So far in 2011 more than 200 new exchange-traded products have debuted, taking the ETF lineup close to the 1,300 mark. Over the past several years, the exposure accessible through ETFs has become increasingly granular; while some of the new products debuting are “plain vanilla” funds linked to well known indexes (such as the recent […]

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When considering the equity allocation of an investor portfolio, perhaps the most common bifurcation made is between developed and emerging markets. The distinction between developed and emerging markets has become a hot topic in recent years thanks to the tremendous gaps in growth and risk between the two groups. As developed markets have struggled to […]

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