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We are recommending a new long  position for the month ahead, which looks to take advantage of overseas valuations in light of a potential stimulus announcement in the near future. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.

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Following a stellar finish in 2013, major U.S. equity benchmarks finally gave way to bearish forces during the final stretch of January. Profit taking pressures overwhelmed the bulls on the 23rd of last month after worrisome PMI data out of China signaled a contraction in the nation’s manufacturing sector for the first time in six months. In light of the stock markets run-up at the time, selling pressures swiftly permeated the scene, triggering more stop-losses along the way and further exacerbating the sell-off [see How To Beat The S&P 500 with Style ETFs].  [click to continue…]

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Since the financial crisis of 2008, the global economy has faced several significant headwinds. Though the U.S. has showed signs of economic progress–as exemplified by the Fed’s decision to begin tapering–the eurozone continues to recover from its debt-crisis. In 2013, however, the eurozone finally managed to log in its first positive GDP reading after 18 months of […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects January 6th Edition

by on January 6, 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 […]

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As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. While few could have predicted just how far 2013′s bull-run would take us, we placed our ideas in various corners of the market to give investors of all shapes and […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects December 16th Edition

by on December 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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The ever-expanding ETF universe has spawned an array of instruments that have allowed investors of all walks and styles to shed their home country bias. Through the purchase of a single ticker, investors can now easily tap into dozens of markets overseas that were previously too difficult to reach for most. As a result, foreign […]

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In a global economy, where what happens in one country can have ripple effects around the world, investors are discovering the value of investing outside the United States. Emerging markets are countries that are in a strong growth phase, as opposed to more established nations that see more gradual growth. There are several benefits to […]

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No Rest For Buyers

by on March 2, 2013

This week got off to a worrisome start as selling pressures ripped through Wall Street right from the opening bell on Monday morning, leading many to believe that the much-awaited correction had finally arrived. Much to the bears’ frustration, however, equity markets were quick to regain their footing in the days following as eager buyers didn’t hesitate to take […]

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This year has proven to be a rather successful yet volatile year on Wall Street; equities managed to come out on top after tumultuous rounds of eurozone debt drama, fiscal cliff talks and spotty economic data. Despite the bumps in the road, many investors were rewarded quite handsomely, as certain corners of the market exhibited […]

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For the first time in years, a U.S. ETF was one of the highest yielding of the year, as Dow Jones US Construction Index Fund (ITB) surged ahead of the pack. While home-building in the United States is the first sign of a recovery in the domestic market, elsewhere in the world there were positive […]

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This past year shaped out to be quite the roller coaster ride for many investors; equity markets persevered through tumultuous, and seemingly never-ending, eurozone debt drama, while the economic recovery at home remains slow and steady at best.  Heading into 2013, clouds of uncertainty continue to threaten investors’ confidence as the outcome of the much feared “fiscal cliff” has […]

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