7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 8/9

by on August 9, 2013 | ETFs Mentioned:

U.S. equities drifted lower this week as looming concerns over Fed tapering weighed heavily on the markets. On the economic front, the Labor Department reported a rise in initial jobless claims to a seasonally adjusted 333,000 in the most recent week, coming in slightly better than expected. As the second quarter earnings season draws to a close, only a handful of companies reported results this week; oil giant Marathon Oil (MRO) missed earnings estimates, while Devon Energy (DVN) and Prudential Financial (PRU) beat analysts’ expectations [see 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013]. 

Below, we highlight seven insightful articles circulating around the financial space this week:

  1. How often is there a 10% pullback in a bull market? (Avondale Asset Management)7 Must Read Articles
  2. What the decline in inventories held by gold ETFs (GLD) mean for investors (Acting Man)
  3. A closer look at companies decreasing dividends (Political Calculations)
  4. How to calculate risk in a rising rate environment (Institutional Investor)
  5. Solar power benefiting from international trade (VOX)
  6. The best and worst performers this earnings season (Think B.I.G.)
  7. How the U.S. is beating the global market (Charts etc.)

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