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Bubbles, sell-offs, and bear markets have become a part of our everyday vocabulary as the financial world has taken investors, as well as innocent bystanders, for quite the roller coaster ride this past decade alone. Whether you’re a stock guru or not, it’s no surprise that Wall Street has experienced some turbulent times over the years, but it’s a bit more frightening when you realize that there has been a growing number of technical difficulties plaguing the very exchanges that investors, both big and small, rely on [see 5 Tweets The Shook The ETF World].  [click to continue…]

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Stock markets had a rather uneventful start to the week as more of the same eurozone threats and uncertainties surrounding corporate earnings season at home continue to weigh down on confidence. On Wall Street, economic releases remain a mixed bag at best; the Empire state index beat expectations while June retail sales came in at -0.5% versus the previous reading of -0.2%, sparking a wave of profit-taking across the consumer discretionary sector. Earnings season continues full steam ahead this week, including performance results from Goldman Sachs (GS), Coca Cola (KO) and Intel (INTC) later today [see also ETF Insider: Earnings, The Fed, And Spain Oh My!] .

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With a number of major banks and brokers reporting earnings, the investing world will get an objective glimpse at exactly how all of the overseas turmoil has affected bottom line returns for some of the biggest financial firms in the world. Yesterday investors watched Citigroup announce an 11% dip in quarterly profit, sparking a massive […]

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Despite solid earnings reports after the bell last night from IBM and Apple, equity markets struggled in Wednesday trading thanks to weakness from American Express and Goldman Sachs today. However, boosted by IBM, the Dow finished the day lower by just 0.1%, far outpacing the S&P 500 which lost 1%, and the Nasdaq which tumbled […]

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Equities across the globe rose higher for the most part last week, with Portugal’s bond sale easing debt worries, and upbeat earnings reports sending the S&P 500 to new multi-month highs. Meanwhile, gold took a tumble as the conservative safe-haven lost its luster despite continued weakness in the dollar. Treasurys marched upwards on Friday, after […]

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Socially responsible investing is by no means a new concept; mutual funds that limit holdings deemed to companies deemed to be good corporate citizens have been around for nearly 40 years. Socially responsible or “sustainable” investing has been slow to make its way into the ETF industry, but there are signs of that changing; last […]

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Although news of SEC charges against Goldman Sachs became the dominant story on Wall Street on Friday, the focus on investors for much of the past week was on the handful of companies that kicked off another critical earnings season. With the market recovering much of the ground lost during the recent recession, many investors […]

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Legislation overhauling regulation of the U.S. financial system, some 18 months in the making, took another step towards becoming a reality on Monday when Senator Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, unveiled a draft bill outlining the framework for new regulatory infrastructure. Several components of the latest bill presented more stringent than had […]

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