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

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Wall Street was in for several up-and-down sessions last week, as worse-than-expected economic reports weighed heavily on the markets. In January, the ISM manufacturing PMI came in at 51.3, the lowest figure since May. In labor news, ADP said that 175,000 private sector jobs were created in January, which was below expectations of 193,000; weekly jobless claims, however, posted a larger-than-expected decline of 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000. The Labor Department also reported that 113,000 jobs were added in January, well below the 189,000 estimate. The unemployment rate fell from 6.7% to 6.6%.

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U.S. equities ended on a sour note last week as worse-than-expected labor data weighed heavily on the markets. Nonfarm Payrolls were reported at 74,000 for December, coming in far below analysts’ expectations of 197,000. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 6.7% from 7%, largely as a result of people leaving the workforce. On the earnings front, […]

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Following a holiday-shortened trading week, Wall Street will close once again this Wednesday in celebration of the New Year. After a whirlwind of a year, investors will more than likely turn their attention once again to the Federal Reserve, as the central bank begins tapering its bond-buying program. In January, the Fed will purchase $40 billion worth […]

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This year started off on a very strong note after equities exploded out of the gates on Wall Street following the successful resolution to the fiscal cliff on New Year’s eve. As budget woes passed and worries over the eurozone’s recovery eased up, domestic stocks took the lead and investors from around the world embraced […]

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U.S. equities dipped into red territory for four out of five sessions last week as investors weighed positive economic data against the prospects of a Fed taper. In labor news,  215,000 private sector jobs were added last month, up from 130,000 in October and above the expected 178,000. The Commerce Department also reported initial jobless […]

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The 2013 holiday season is just around the corner, and already the U.S. retail sector is gearing up for what could be another make-or-break year for many companies. Many retailers generate significant portions of annual revenues and profit during the holiday months of November and December, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales accounting for a significant portion of yearly […]

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Last week, Wall Street witnessed the Dow Jones Industrial Average pierce the 16,000 mark, closing above the level for the first time on Thursday. In economic news, the latest FOMC minutes showed that Fed policy makers will likely decide to begin tapering its bond buying purchases in the coming months. Also on the Fed front, the Senate Banking […]

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In the 20+ years that ETFs have been around, we have seen a number of economic shifts all over the world. Among those have been some of the strongest bull markets in investing history. As a result, a number of ETFs have turned in impressive performances. We took a look back at the annual performance […]

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U.S. equities pushed higher last week as Wall Street digested a slew of earnings and economic reports. Caterpillar (CAT)–one of the biggest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment–posted lower-than-expected quarterly results and cut its full year forecast. Microsoft (MSFT), 3M (MMM), and Ford Motor Company (F) beat analyst expectations, while telecom giant AT&T (T) also topped earnings […]

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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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On Wall Street, investors turned their attention to Washington last week, as Congress continues to struggle to come to a bipartisan budget agreement. Since Tuesday, the U.S. federal government has officially shut down, closing the doors on all “non-essential” operations. And though investors saw glimmers of progress in the talks to end the shutdown later last […]

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