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New Highs & Lows October 26th Edition

by on October 26, 2013

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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After what seemed like endless months of frustrating negotiations, Congress finally signed off on a last minute deal cobbled together by Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden. For the first time in nearly two decades, income-tax rates for those earning over $450,000 were raised. The tax hikes are expected to reduce the deficit by some $620 billion over 10 years, far less than Obama’s $4 trillion in deficit reduction goal [Download Free 7 Simple & Cheap All-ETF Portfolios].  [click to continue…]

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Corporate earnings season is upon us once again and many investors are likely looking for ways to favorably position themselves in anticipation of volatility. With major equity indexes sitting on hefty gains since the October 4th, 2011 lows, some are getting worried that any disappointment arising from corporate performance results could make way for profit taking pressures […]

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This year started off strong, as it looked like the economic recovery was finally gaining some steam. Major indexes trended upwards for the first seven months of the year, with the S&P 500 hitting 1,370 at its peak. It marked good progress as we exited the “Lost Decade” where most indexes finished where they were […]

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After announcing earlier this month that it plans to shutter ten ETFs by the end of the year, PowerShares continues to push ahead with plans for additional innovations in the ETF space. The Wheaton, Illinois-based firm recently filed details with the SEC for a line of ETFs linked to S&P indexes built around various investment […]

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A group led by financial services firm Guggenheim Partners, which bought Lisle, Illinois-based ETF issuer Claymore last year, has reached a deal to acquire Security Benefit Corp., the parent company of ETF issuer Rydex SGI.The group led by Guggenheim will make an investment of approximately $400 million for a controlling interest in Security Benefit. According […]

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Five Defensive ETFs To Own When The Market Corrects

by on February 10, 2010 | Updated July 9, 2014

Investors who got on board after the 2008 financial crisis benefited from a long bull run, but there were many others who were spooked by the possibility of a double dip. The psychological battle between fear of loss and anxiety over the potential regret of missing out on another rally plays out differently for different […]

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March 9 may very well go on to become a day that lives in infamy, the point at which the U.S. stock markets bottomed out and the economy turned the corner. To this point, it looks to be the point at which investors finally put the worst recession in a generation behind them and a […]

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Time For A Defensive ETF?

by on September 21, 2009

Following a furious market rally that has seen major market indexes rise more than 50% from their March lows, some investors are beginning to worry that stock prices have run ahead of fundamentals, and that the recovery we’ve seen to date is too good to be true. A closer look at the “good news” that […]

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