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Ian Young has been involved in the financial markets for over a decade, having worked as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, and a later a commodities trader and analyst. Ian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he got his start as a writer and editor for the Daily Bruin, transitioning to a content writer for Fox, and later earned an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

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ETF Building Blocks Channel

Financial Sector ETFs Advance Amid Big Bank Stock Gains

Financials are making big moves on Tuesday, helping to drive stock indexes to another day of...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Stock Index ETFs Jump After Holiday Weekend Amid Reopening Optimism

Investors returned from a long holiday weekend to find stocks had continued the push from Friday,...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Nasdaq Targets Positive Territory as Stock ETFs Rally

A plethora of industries are green today, as optimism over reopening the country seems to have...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Index ETFs Trade Mixed As ADP Curbs Reopening Hopes

A plethora of industries are green today, as optimism over reopening the country seems to have...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Crude Oil Futures & ETFs Tumble As Storage Is Limited

Crude oil prices are making an unprecedented drops this week, as the front month for crude...

Disruptive Technology Channel

Pinterest & Social Media ETFs Get Push Amid Quarantine

With so many states having issued quarantine orders as the United States and globe struggle to...

Thematic Investing Channel

Crude Oil Keeps Crushing As Short Oil ETFs Benefits

Crude oil has continued its barreling downdraft as Saudi Arabia is not backing down from the oil...

Thematic Investing Channel

Gold Ready For Its Next Big Move According To Expert

While gold couldn’t avoid the turmoil that surrounded financial markets earlier this month,...

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Hope for Muni Bond ETF As Fed Extends Buyback Campaign

An ETF that tracks munis, the PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active (MUNI B-), climbed 1.1%...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Oil Demand Drops And Oil ETFs Continue to Sink

Crude oil prices tanked 10% on Monday as the rapid dissemination of coronavirus cases worldwide...

Multi-Factor ETF Channel

Stocks Give Early Gains As Quadruple Witching Takes Over

While stocks attempted a rally early on Friday, they quickly gave up their earlier gains as...

Core Equity Channel

VIX Reaches New High, As Markets Short ETFs Spike

The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, closed at its highest level in history Monday when U.S. shares...

Multi-Factor ETF Channel

Consumer Staples & ETFs to Consider in Wake of Possible Quarantine

As the stock market, oil market, and gold market continue to be ravaged by the coronavirus...

Thematic Investing Channel

Airline Companies And ETFs Struggle Over Looming Travel Ban

With markets getting pummeled once again, in what is quickly becoming the most serious economic...

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Despite Its Fall, Gold Is Functioning As Intended

While gold prices plummeted roughly $80 as most asset classes are tanking after coronavirus panic...

Core Equity Channel

Big Bank Says Recession May Not Happen

With a rare historical event to start the week off, as futures markets were locked limit down in...

Multi-Asset Channel

Mortgage Refinance Demand Skyrockets As Rates Plummet

The lowest mortgage rates in years are causing a surge in mortgage refinances, with an incoming...

Thematic Investing Channel

Oil Surges Greatly Tuesday After Massive Drop Monday

Oil prices rocketed on Tuesday following rumors that ongoing talks between OPEC and its allies,...

Thematic Investing Channel

Gold Prices Push Higher As Investors Scramble For Safety

Gold prices scrambled above $1,700 on Monday, notching a seven-year high as stocks plummeted to...

Core Equity Channel

Futures Are Limit-Locked Overnight As Markets Sink

In a rare historical event, futures markets were locked limit down in overnight trading on...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Will A Fed Rate Cut Rescue Markets Longer Term?

Last week, the Federal Reserve announced an emergency rate cut of 50 basis points in response to...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

3 Inverse ETFs Taking Advantage of Stock Market Panic

With stocks falling apart in their worst four-day performance since December 2018, now in...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Crude Oil Prolongs Rally Off $50 Level

Since bouncing off the key $50 level, crude oil futures posted their highest settlement in nearly...

Disruptive Technology Channel

Tesla Is Electric Again As Stocks Roar Back

Tesla is rocketing higher once again, up more than 8% on Wednesday to $930 per share, as stocks...

Thematic Investing Channel

Transport ETFs Fall as GM Works to Control Ops in China

With the coronavirus contagion still continuing to spread, automakers like General Motors (GM)...

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Gold Is Having a Cooler February So Far

While U.S. stocks continue to charter record highs, the gold market has been languishing lately.

Tactical Allocation Channel

Can Bed Bath & Beyond Affect Home Goods ETFs?

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) is having a rough morning Wednesday, still down over 23% after...

Core Equity Channel

Is Another Fed Rate Cut Likely?

While the next FOMC meeting isn’t until March, investors and analysts alike are still considering...

Disruptive Technology Channel

Elon Musk’s Wealth Increases As Tesla Rockets Higher

Tesla (TSLA) has been leading the Nasdaq to fresh highs, as the stock soared last week....

Core Equity Channel

Is The Coronavirus Infecting Travel ETFs?

As the coronavirus death toll climbs ever higher, having crested more than 550 recently, with...

Thematic Investing Channel

Gold Gets Big Boost As Investors Seek Safe Haven

Despite an inflow of assets into gold over the last couple of days, as investors flee the stock...

Relative Value Investing Channel

How Likely will the Economy be Affected by the Coronavirus?

A coronavirus, which is an illness that causes a type of pneumonia, was thought to have...

Relative Value Investing Channel

How Likely Is A “Phase Two” Trade Deal in 2020?

After reaching a Phase One trade deal recently, which sent markets to fresh highs, business...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Walmart Makes Changes At the Top for 2020

One of the nation’s biggest retailers is changing things up in the management department, in the...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Boeing's New CEO Faces Tough First Week

It’s been a tough first week for Boeing with its new CEO at the helm.

Core Equity Channel

What Does A Phase One Deal Mean For Stocks & Commodities?

U.S. and China trade representatives are set to complete a saga of fierce bilateral negotiations...

Thematic Investing Channel

White Claw Tops Hard Seltzer Industry With Growing Sales

Hard seltzer has become a phenomenon, bursting onto the scene over the past few years with sales...

Core Equity Channel

Online Holiday Shopping Supports Rallying Stocks

With the end of year holiday rally continuing to drive stocks to new highs, markets continue to...

Core Equity Channel

U.S. Stocks Charter Has Fresh All Time Highs

U.S. stocks chartered new all-time highs on Tuesday and were on pace for their fifth straight...

Tactical Allocation Channel

ETFs Had One Of The Best Years On Record

While stocks have soared to fresh, all-time highs this year, making this the “most hated bull...

Core Equity Channel

Is a Trade Deal Crucial to Market Continuation?

As 2020 fast approaches, the bigger long term trade deal, the one between China and the United...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Defensive Plays May Get Better, Says Morgan Stanley

As markets move toward the close of the year, growth stocks with excessively high valuations in...

Core Equity Channel

Pet Retailer Chewy Jumps 6% on Lockup News

Shares of the online pet retailer, Chewy(CHWY), climbed over 6% last week, as the company...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Trump's Trade Tweets Send Market on Rollercoaster Ride

U.S. markets are posting gains on news that the U.S. and China are “very close” to a trade deal.

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Could Capitulation Actually Mean Getting Invested?

One unique aspect of markets is that they are driven by the human emotions of fear and greed....

Core Equity Channel

Millenials Could Help Drive Markets Higher, Says Analyst

2019 has been an impressive year for equities thus far, as the S&P broke the ominous 3000...

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Markets Stand Firm as FOMC Leaves Rates Unchanged

In the most recent FOMC meeting announcement on Dec. 11, the Federal Reserve held interest rates...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Two Popular Small Cap Leveraged ETFs

Leveraged ETFs aim to amplify and sometimes transpose the daily return of an underlying index or...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Could NAFTA Deal be Good for Markets?

U.S. markets are recovering some overnight losses on the heels of news that the House Democrats...

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The Fed's Former Chairman Paul Volcker’s Legend Lives On

Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald...

Core Equity Channel

May We Have Just Seen the Market Top in December?

Despite investors hesitant to jump on and ride this bull market, the longest bull run in history...

Core Equity Channel

Barclay's Confident 2020 Will Bring Fresh Highs For Stocks

U.S. markets broke to fresh highs once today, and now a more stable global manufacturing industry...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Cyclical ETFs May Get A Boost, Says Goldman Sachs

U.S. stocks have been on a tear lately, and Goldman Sachs now feels that the U.S. economy is...

Core Equity Channel

US Markets Roar Back For Trade Deal Confidence

U.S. markets are testing all-time highs once again this week amidst optimism that a phase one...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Should Bitcoin Climb Higher to be ETF Ready?

Could cyrptocurrency ETFs be too small to get SEC approval? That is what one crypto expert...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Markets Combine Amidst Impeachment and Fed Hearings

After struggling to reach new highs once again Wednesday, markets are pulling back some Thursday...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Is Coiled Volatility Suggesting Big Stock Move?

Options bets suggest that traders may be a bit too unnerved about the risks facing the stock...

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Crypto ETF: Will New Bitcoin Options Pave the Wave?

While Bitcoin ETFs have struggled with regulatory approval, the new year will usher in fresh...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Is The Stock Rally Just Getting Warmed Up?

The S&P 500 has rallied to fresh all-time highs today on the back of a new streaming service...

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Disney Plus: Is Disney Biting More Than It Can Chew?

On the launch day for Walt Disney Co.’s Disney+ (DIS) streaming service, the company already...

Core Equity Channel

Do Commission-Free ETF and Stock Trades Mean No Profits?

In its latest efforts to compete with other brokerage firms and to attract Millennials, a younger...

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Big Boeing 737 News Lifts Aerospace ETFs

Shares of Boeing (BA) climbed nearly 4% in early afternoon trading, adding more than 94 points to...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Markets Get Nervous After Trade War Winds Change

U.S. stocks sold off early Friday as optimism that had risen about the prospects of the U.S....

Core Equity Channel

T-Mobile Slides On Talks of CEO Leaving

Shares of T-Mobile (TMUS) slid 3% on the news that WeWork is conducting a search for a CEO and...

Thematic Investing Channel

Why The Greece ETF Can Keep Pushing Higher

The Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK C) has pulled back in recent days, but the lone Greece ETF...

News

A Maritime ETF For Eco-Friendly Investors

With ecological conservation a more active force than ever, organizations have sought to...

Core Equity Channel

Markets Bounce Back & Close Week Near Record Highs

U.S. markets closed near record highs for the week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.1%...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Could A Democratic President Be Bad For Markets?

While President Trump has affected markets with tweets and posturing, is it possible a Democratic...

Core Equity Channel

ETFs Reaching Natural Resistance Levels is Normal

Last week, U.S. stocks reversed all the gains from Wednesday, to trade back below Thursday’s...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Surprise Oil Build, Pipeline Delay Sends Market Lower

Crude oil prices are dropping today after the EIA released inventory data on Wednesday, showing...

Core Equity Channel

Amazon Drops on Earnings News But Cramer Says Buy Soon

(AMAZON) sorely disappointed analysts’ expectations in its latest earnings report, and now it has...

News

Is Apple (APPL) Stock Still a Good Buy?

Apple (APPL) reported fourth-quarter earnings that bested analyst expectations on Wednesday, as a...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

The S&P 500 Posts Yet Another New High

With expectations of easier monetary policy and further progress in trade negotiations the...

News

Healthcare ETFs Are The Top Performers for October

While the healthcare ETFs like the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB B+) are pulling back...

News

Beyond Meat Sinks On End Of Lock-Up

Wall Street was generally bullish on Beyond Meat (BYND) after the alternative meat producer...

Core Equity Channel

Tesla Rockets Higher on Unexpected Earnings Beat

American automotive and energy company, Tesla (TSLA), delivered a robust third-quarter earnings...

Thematic Investing Channel

Bitcoin Tumbles In The Middle Of Regulatory Issues

Bitcoin tumbled last week as members of Congress strove to underscore the downsides of the...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Boeing Tracks Trade War After Aircraft Production Cuts

Boeing (BA) has been closely watching the ongoing U.S. trade war with China, as heightened...

Core Equity Channel

Is the Market Storing Energy to Create New Highs?

There’s been no shortage of news regarding the trade war, Brexit, and impeachment investigations...

News

Biotech ETF Rallies on Alzheimer Treatment Report

Shares of Biogen Inc. rocketed higher on Tuesday, headed for their strongest performance in 20...

Relative Value Investing Channel

US Companies Face Beijing Hostility for Shared Opinions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that it is “completely inappropriate” for China...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Yale Economist Says Trump Is Good For Market

With the constant back-and-forth of markets this year due to fluctuating news headlines, a...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Mixed Data Has Markets Trade Lower On Brexit Uncertainty

Markets are down slightly Wednesday and trading in a relatively narrow range so far, as investors...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Is The Fed Likely To Cut Rates At Next Meeting?

New evidence has been mounting that the Federal Reserve could soon take a break in its latest...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Rental Property Increase Fuels Home Buyer Demand

A large jump in interest rates last year, combined with all-time high home prices has made...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

How Might Divergence Impact Stocks, ETFs?

With earnings season off to a strong start and markets moving up handily once again this week,...

Core Equity Channel

Looking Under the Hood For Bank ETFs

One trend that has been happening lately in the ETF space is bigger banks have been out...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Consumer-Based ETF Options Amid Trade Uncertainty

With the broad market in constant vacillation recently do to trade war news, investors have been...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

US and China Could Have Different Definitions of ‘Deal’

U.S. markets rallied fiercely last week after President Donald Trump tweeted that “good things”...

Thematic Investing Channel

Are 5G Phones The Next Big Thing?

Despite their hype, consumers are not likely recognize an improvement in their phones when using...

Core Equity Channel

What The New SEC Rule Means For ETF Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced late last month that it is has decided to...

News

Healthcare, Technology Sectors Are 2019 Top Performers

While markets have had a choppy week, 2019 has revealed some outstanding performers in certain...

News

Gold Looks Shiny for 4th Quarter, Say Experts

The third quarter of 2019 saw heavy inflows into defensive sectors of the market, especially into...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

3 Inverse Oil ETFs Gaining On Lowering Oil Prices

After rallying to over $62 a barrel 10 days ago, WTI crude oil prices slumped even more mid-week...

Core Equity Channel

Consumer Discretionary Continues To Drive Economy

With revised GDP numbers, the consumer discretionary sector, which has been driving the economy...

Core Equity Channel

2 Online ETF Plays for a Brick & Mortar Retail Slump

While Target, with its stellar second quarter earnings, is one of the few shining lights in...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Crude Oil's Steep Fall On Global News, Inventory Build

Oil prices fell nearly 2% on Thursday, extending the previous session’s 3% drop, to trade a...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Take-Two Is Reinvigorating the Video Game World

After taking a bashing toward the end of 2018, Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) stock has floated...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

U.S. Markets Surge as U.S. Delays Some China Tariffs

U.S. markets surged in early trading Tuesday with the Dow up 420 points (1.62%), the S&P 500...

Thematic Investing Channel

Good News for Cannabis Industry Ahead of Tilray, Canopy Earnings

While earnings season has been in the news, capturing investors’ attention as much of the broader...

Core Equity Channel

Look to These Sectors if Fed Cuts Interest Rates

With most investors anticipating a Federal Reserve rate cut this week as likely a sure thing,...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Could the VIX Be About to Explode?

After a monstrous rally in June and July so far, as the market recovered all of its May losses...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Majority of FANG Set to Report Earnings This Week

The majority of the FANG stocks, Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), and Alphabet (GOOGL), which...

Core Equity Channel

Prime Day Spurred Competition for Amazon

Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Day, the annual shopping holiday that’s exclusive to Prime subscribers, has...

Core Equity Channel

ProShares Retail ETF Could Be the Best Prime Day Deal

The online retail sector has taken off with companies like Amazon and Alibaba becoming household...

Thematic Investing Channel

Bitcoin Falters on Libra Comments

With U.S. governmental hearings on Facebook’s (FB) Libra cryptocurrency on July 16 and 17,...

Core Equity Channel

Amazon to Invest in Employee Development

Amazon (AMZN), which is getting ready to move thousands of its employees from its headquarters in...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Key Resistance Could Reveal True S&P Strength

It’s been looming up there for some time. The big one: 3,000. I’m talking about the S&P 500...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Equities And EMs Could Get A Boost From Rate Cuts

With all the back and forth in recent months due to global trade issues and generalized economic...

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