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Sell On The Pop Prospects: September 8th Edition

by on September 8, 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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We are recommending a new long  position for the month ahead, which looks to take advantage of a recently beat down corner of the foreign equities market. 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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When it comes to foreign equity exposure, many investors tend to dismiss, or simply aren’t aware of, the impact that foreign currency exchange fluctuations can have on their investments’ bottom-line returns. The fact of the matter is that in many cases a country’s currency can be a direct driver of stock market returns, while other […]

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Hedge Your Bullish Bets This Week

by on April 29, 2013

Scattered signs of deteriorating fundamentals are leading us to take a cautiously bullish stance on the markets this week. Looking back, worse-than-expected durable goods orders and GDP data were quickly ignored by the equity bulls last week, which could set the scene for a steeper correction this week as long as earnings results can rattle […]

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Fiscal Cliff Woes Set Volatile Tone

by on November 12, 2012

Markets are off to an encouraging start on Veterans Day as major equity indexes appear to be bouncing higher following last week’s nosedive, although light trading volumes may prove deceiving. Overseas, Greece is waiting for the green light to receive further aid as the country once once again flirts with bankruptcy. At home, the looming fiscal cliff remains at […]

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With the presidential election in the rear-view mirror, equity markets took a nose dive lower as the reality of the looming fiscal cliff at home set in. All major benchmarks on Wall Street gave into heavy profit-taking pressures following Obama’s re-election, although citing the election results as a catalyst for yesterday’s sell-off is pure speculation. To top […]

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The Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF (VGK) tracks the MSCI Europe Index and is one of the most cost effective ways to gain exposure to the leading companies based in Europe. Overall, developed European markets can offer a comparable risk and return profile to U.S. stocks, while still helping investors to geographically diversify their portfolio’s equity […]

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Major equity indexes oscillated throughout most of the day and ended up in mixed territory as Spain’s debt woes collided with positive economic data on the home ront. Spanish lawmakers caused concerns as they continued to debate whether or not the debt-burdened nation should seek a bailout. On Wall Street, investors cheered on the latest […]

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Major equity indexes tracked sideways with an upward bias for yet another trading session this week, helping to keep bullish sentiment levels elevated. Markets had little reason to move as trading volumes remain seasonally low while data releases offered no major insights; consumer prices at home stayed the same as higher food costs were offset […]

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Flirting With Resistance Is A Risky Game

by on August 13, 2012

Low trading volumes and sparse data releases have been recurring themes over the past two weeks, letting the bulls coast higher without much effort. The headlines are back this week however, and hopefully more traders from vacation, as a number of key GDP releases from the Europe are expected to come into the spotlight. The technical picture […]

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The financial crash of 2008 has forever changed the way investors approach the market. After seeing bottom-line returns crumble before their eyes, many are now understandably wary of particularly risky asset classes. Portfolio allocation strategies have now become a game of musical chairs, as investors shift their assets to and from various sectors trying to park […]

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Momentum Hinges On ECB Hopes

by on July 30, 2012

After enduring another choppy trading week, markets blasted off higher to end the week on a positive note, as investors’ reacted with great optimism that European lawmakers would step up and ensure stability in the financially fragile currency bloc overseas. Earnings at home remain a mixed bag, while housing market data has also turned from […]

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