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Stocks oscillated cautiously yesterday ahead of the anticipated FOMC press conference, which ended up being quite anti-climatic after policymakers announced no changes, and major equity indexes surprisingly dropped in the final hours of trading. Many were preparing for a major sell-off, assuming that the Fed was going to announce plans to scale back on bond-repurchases; much to everyone’s surprise, however, Chairman Bernanke highlighted “diminished” risks surrounding the domestic recovery while affirming the Fed’s plans to taper at some point later in the year through the middle of 2014 [see The Best Dividend ETF For Every Investment Objective]. [click to continue…]

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As European nations begin to regain control of their economies, many investors who avoided the short-term effects of the recession are now left looking for a way to recoup their loses, even with slowly developing market growth. Currency ETFs offer a direct route to the health of a country, with three Guggenheim funds creating an effective picture of the past five years in European markets: CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (FXE, A), the British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB, A-) and the Swiss Franc Trust (FXF, B+).

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As the world becomes more connected every day, investors continue to find new ways to trade around the world and gain exposure to countries they may never even get to visit. Exchange-traded funds offering exposure to Global Currencies have become a popular tool for those looking to make a direct play on a country, using the country’s […]

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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits […]

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The bull train continues full steam ahead as major equity indexes have enticed buyers after every minor pullback over the last month. The optimistic price action on Wall Street is undeniable, and it truly showcases the sheer eagerness among investor looking for their share of the action. Even in the face of lackluster economic data, stocks have […]

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Was The Greek Bailout Priced In?

by on March 12, 2012

After back-and-forth price action throughout most of last week, equity indexes managed to end on a high note as good news from the Greek debt swap deal restored confidence in the debt burdened currency bloc. Bullish euphoria has remained strong on Wall Street thanks to an overwhelming majority of better-than-expected economic data releases in 2012. […]

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Investors Shopping For Hope

by on November 28, 2011

Investors were left empty handed before the Thanksgiving Holiday; the Euro drama theme dominated financial markets last week as ongoing debt woes stemming from overseas overshadowed a host of positive economic data releases on the home front, including a surprise to the upside in durable goods orders. We anticipate for the spotlight to remain fixated […]

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Equity markets have taken investors for a wild ride over the past three months with chaotic trading dominating virtually every nook and corner of Wall Street. Amidst the volatility, investors have been seeking out refuge and fleeing to “safer” asset classes; although rational, this approach inevitability overlooks certain corners of the market that may in […]

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The Dust Has Yet To Settle

by on September 12, 2011

Global equity markets went on a wild ride during the month of August, and judging from September’s roaring start, many investors are probably scratching their heads in disbelief. At home, economic data indicators have started to show a trend of deceleration,while the debt crisis overseas seems to dominate headlines and spark sell-offs of all sorts […]

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This past week featured yet another wild ride for equities as a number of factors combined to jolt markets up and down. The euro-zone saw heightened fears of default early in the week, as major indexes abroad lost more than 4% to open trading. Late in the week, one of the top ECB leaders stepped […]

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Over the past few months, the Swiss franc has attracted considerable interest from traders and long term investors alike as concerns continue to mount over other major currencies such as the dollar and the euro. Thanks to this, the value of the franc has surged against the euro, up to all-time high levels. While many […]

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This past year has been marked by uncertainty and instability; what started off as a strong 2011, quickly turned into a wild ride for investors. As equities have been tossed back in forth in recent weeks, investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy. […]

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