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Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from 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 positions. [click to continue…]

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Over the last few years, gold has become one of the most polarizing assets in the investing world. After surging to new highs in mid 2011, the precious metal had investors and analysts alike clamoring for more gains. The commodity suffered a correction in 2013, finally ending a 12-year bull-run while invoking the interest of many who hope to time the bottom. For those looking to invest in gold, we outline 25 ETFs that take varying approaches to the metal and help you add gold exposure to your portfolio [for more gold ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Though this year was largely marked by an insatiable bull-run, not every ETF was able to prosper. There were a select few segments in the market that struggled to stay afloat, dragging down a number of ETFs in the process. More specifically, precious metals and volatility had a pathetic outing in 2013, as a handful […]

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In the spirit of recapping the highlights and lowlights on Wall Street as 2013 draws to a close, today we’re taking a look back at the biggest winners and losers in the ETF space from 2012 to see how they have fared following their impressive, or in some cases dismal, performances.

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The last six months have seen both the highest and lowest points in a variety of markets, and a flurry of economic data and announcements have promised to keep the rest of the year just as interesting. As we approach the halfway point for 2013, investors should take a moment to look back at the best […]

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Wall Street seemingly took a breather today, with stocks reversing their earlier gains in the last minutes of trading to close lower. The Dow rallied earlier in the day, reaching just 20 points shy of its all-time closing high; the rally, however, was short-lived as anemic trading volumes and lack of momentum led blue chips […]

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Stocks struggled to find a definitive direction today as slumping energy stocks offset better-than-expected economic readings. New York factory activity was reported to have expanded this month, the first major uptick seen since July. Consumer sentiment also topped analysts’ expectations in a preliminary reading for February, while U.S. industrial production fell, but lower than forecasted. Meanwhile, […]

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Despite a relatively active day on the earnings front, Wall Street was in for a rather lackluster trading session today as investors digested the latest earnings and remained wary of upcoming fiscal talks in Washington. Among today’s bellwether reports, Goldman Sachs (GS) rallied after the company posted fourth quarter earnings that nearly tripled expectations. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) […]

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While most enjoyed 2012′s rather impressive track record, other not-so-lucky investors fell pray to those corners of the market most affected by the global economic slowdown. Some of the worst performers were the usual subjects, namely volatile commodities and alternative energy equities, but others might have been somewhat surprising. From the frustrating natural gas market […]

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Though nothing compared to recent years, this past year has still been marked by uncertainty, prompting investors to return in droves from safe haven accounts to the U.S. stock market. Investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy, but another judge of market sentiment […]

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The idea behind contrarian investing is certainly nothing new, as many investors – including some legendary ones – have been “going against the crowd” for decades. Warren Buffett was famously quoted saying  “be greedy when others are fearful;” the now well-known mantra that has defined the very foundation of this investment strategy. Contrarian investors look for […]

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This year has proven to be somewhat of a difficult year for gold, as this precious metal has struggled to maintain its footing amidst global economic uncertainty. It seems as though eurozone turmoil and a disappointingly slow road to recovery for the United States has become commonplace in today’s market. Nearly everyday, investors are bombarded with headlines from […]

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