From the monthly archives:

January 2014

New Highs & Lows January 25th Edition

by on January 25, 2014

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. [click to continue…]

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This week: Women are a rising force in finance. Get used to it. Embrace it. Grow with it. [click to continue…]

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U.S. equities were up-and-down during this holiday-shortened week, as mixed earnings and economic reports weighed heavily on the markets. In economic news, data showed China’s manufacturing activity contracting in January, which caused the CBOE Volatility index to spike 11% – its biggest one-day jump since December 11. On the corporate front, Verizon, Travelers, Norfolk Southern, […]

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Amidst a busy earnings season, investors welcomed a slew of new funds this week. Direxion added to its impressive lineup of leveraged funds, launching a pair of bull/bear ETFs targeting developed European economies. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management introduced two new currency-hedged funds: one focused on global equities outside the U.S. and another targeting South Korean equities. Van Eck also added to its […]

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With ETFs available for almost every financial niche imaginable, more and more traders are looking to technical analysis tools to help them trade the ETF universe. The Fibonacci Extension tool is available on most trading platforms and can help ETF traders establish profit targets and isolate potential price reversal areas. Like any indicator, it shouldn’t […]

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I’m big into New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s because I love fresh starts and clean slates.

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Diversity and innovation remain the driving forces behind the ETF industry’s impressive growth. With more than 1,500 ETFs available on the market today, investors have a plethora of strategies and asset classes to pick and choose from. Actively-managed and smart beta products have been shaking up the industry as more and more investors grow comfortable […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects January 21st Edition

by on January 21, 2014 | Updated February 3, 2014

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 […]

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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 a year emerging market equity investors would rather forget, as the impact of the global economic slowdown weighed heavily on these once rapidly growing economies. The emerging economies hit hardest were once the most promising investments, namely Brazil, Russia, India, and China – the BRIC nations. Despite the bump in the road, however, investors should not […]

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Wall Street was in for an up and down week as a mixed bag of earnings and economic reports weighed heavily on investors. In earnings news, JP Morgan, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo reported mixed quarterly results, while Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat the Street’s estimates. Corporate heavyweights GE and Intel, however, missed Wall […]

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High-Yield Prospects January 19th Edition

by on January 19, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%.

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