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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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From boom to bust to bubble, the ups and downs on Wall Street have proven to be a blessing for some investors’ portfolios and a curse for others. Calling the tops and picking the bottoms in the market is an easy chore, only in retrospect of course. While it’s true that past performance is no guarantee of future returns, there are still valuable lessons to be learned from the tumultuous times on Wall Street [see Visual Guide: Major Index Returns by Year from 1970]. [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 21st Edition

by on January 21, 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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2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year in over a decade. But while many were focused on the gains of broad benchmarks, a number of funds and securities were having quite an interesting year – some good, some […]

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S&P 500 Inches To 5-Year Highs

by on March 30, 2013

The tug of war continued on Wall Street this past week as choppy trading proved to be a dominant theme amid a fairly quiet landscape on the news and data front. The bulls ultimately prevailed, as buying pressures on Friday bolstered the coveted S&P 500 Index past recent resistance, hitting the 1,570 level and settling at a […]

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U.S. equity markets finished an impressive first quarter on a high note today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average logging in its best quarter in 15 years and the S&P 500 breaking a six-year old high to mark a new all-time new record. Bolstering investor confidence was news of further developments in the euro zone; […]

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European Tensions On The Horizon

by on March 25, 2013

U.S. equity markets kicked off the week with a whimper as Cyprus bailout woes over the weekend rightfully took a bite out of investors’ confidence. The exact terms of Cypriot bailout remain hazy, however, one thing for certain is that it may set a dangerous precedent for the next bailout(s) in the European currency bloc as policymakers […]

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Profit taking pressures swept across Wall Street today after troubling news from the euro zone over the weekend prompted a broad sell-off. According to reports, Cyprus is considering plans to impose a tax on bank depositors, a precondition for receiving a $13.08 billion bailout form the European Commission, the ECB, and the IMF. Many fear […]

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When it comes to portfolio allocation strategies, foreign investments are certainly one of the main go-tos as investors look to various corners of the market for more meaningful and stable returns. Adding exposure to equities from around the globe not only provides great diversification benefits, it also has the to potential to produce uncorrelated returns that may […]

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Looking Back At Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2012

by on December 18, 2012 | Updated February 26, 2013

This time of year is when many choose to reflect on what they have done over the last 12 months, and what they hope to achieve in a new year. Here at ETFdb we are doing the same, by looking back at our 12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012 and what we expected from […]

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From the most basic portfolio building blocks to specialized funds that give investors access to niche markets, ETFs cover them all, and with the constant launches and filings of new ETFs it is easy to forget about some “older” funds on the market. Although there are numerous new funds already in the pipeline, taking a step […]

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