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We are recommending a new short  position for the month ahead, which looks to favorably position investors in the event of a broad market pullback. No one knows when the much-awaited correction will start, but when it does come around, this recommended short position could return a handsome profit. 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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Buy On The Dip Prospects: June 23rd Edition

by on June 23, 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 popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Traders and investors of all walks have embraced ETFs over the years for their ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, and the sheer diversity in offerings that continues to grow. The benefits of exchange-traded products over their mutual fund counterparts extends beyond the well-known laundry list that makes them the preferred investment vehicle for many; more specifically, the intraday liquidity of ETFs allows […]

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The democratization of asset classes has been one of the main driving forces behind the ever-expanding ETF universe. In fact, with the U.S. bull market recently turning five years old there has been a variety of funds crossing major milestones, both in terms of assets under management as well as age [see also How Markets React […]

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Making the right call on whether we’re headed for a bull or bear market is only half the battle; knowing which sectors are poised to outperform, given the prevailing economic conditions, is how many professional money managers “beat the market.” Commonly referred to as sector rotation, this timeless investing approach revolves around picking market leaders […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects April 7th Edition

by on April 7, 2014 | Updated April 14, 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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Since the depths of the financial crisis over five years ago, one of the most debated topics remains the efficacy of the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented stimulus program. Only hindsight will reveal whether or not the era of “free money” was a success or a great blunder, but whatever the case may be years from now, […]

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4 Yellen-Friendly ETFs

by on January 28, 2014

After eight years of serving at the helm of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke’s term will expire on Saturday, when his successor Janet Yellen will take over. Yellen (who is currently the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve) will be the first woman to hold the position of Chairperson of the Federal Reserve, making February […]

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Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) and Ford Motor Company (F) topped analyst earnings and revenue expectations, while telecom giant AT&T (T) also beat earnings estimates, though revenues fell in line with expectations. Caterpillar (CAT)–one of the biggest manufacturers of construction and mining […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects October 7th Edition

by on October 7, 2013

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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Major domestic equity benchmarks drifted sideways with a downward bias for most of yesterday as bullish momentum failed to catch on given the mixed data releases on the day; weekly jobless claims came in at 305,000 compared to last week’s reading of 327,000, although pending home sales dipped 1.6% compared to last month’s contraction of […]

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Investors returned to the street in a buying mood this week ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC meeting coming up in September. Bullish pressures kicked off trading on Monday morning as investors weighted the possibility of the Fed delaying tapering after durable goods data missed the mark; July’s new orders figure contracted by 7.3%, marking […]

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