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Debt drama is back on the forefront with the government shutdown in focus as policymakers on Capitol Hill are now paying the consequences for kicking the can down the road last year. With domestic equity indexes on edge amid the debt-ceiling debate, many are starting to look to overseas markets for more attractive growth opportunities; bargain shoppers are wary of jumping back into U.S. stocks amid renewed debt woes coupled with uncertainty over the looming Fed Chairman appointment [see 3 ETF Trades To Make Before The Congress Showdown].

Deutsche Bank expanded its suite of currency-hedged ETFs on Tuesday with the launch of three new funds that offer investors a creative way to tap into foreign markets without having to deal with the nuances of foreign exchange-rate fluctuations. [click to continue…]

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In recent years, bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street. Across the globe, however, this has not necessarily been the case. With funds flowing out of emerging market equities, and the euro debt crisis weighing heavily on several developed economies, certain corners of the world have not fared as well. Despite this, investors have still managed to capture lucrative returns from the foreign equities space [see 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013].  [click to continue…]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects July 22nd Edition

by on July 22, 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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Wall Street was in for some volatile trading sessions last week, as a mixed bag of economic reports weighed heavily on the markets. The Institute for Supply Management’s index of manufacturing activity unexpectedly contracted in May, marking its first decline in six months, while the ADP private sector jobs report grossly missed analyst expectations. Non-farm payrolls […]

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It was a volatile session on Wall Street today, fueled by concerns over potential Fed policy changes and disappointing data from China. Overnight, Japan’s Nikkei Stock average plummeted over 7%, sparking a broad global sell off and a brutal open in the U.S.. Stocks did, however, manage to recover some earlier losses after several better-than-expected economic readings were reported; […]

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After a lackluster trading session, U.S. equities finished flat, though the S&P 500 briefly touched a new all-time high. Helping support stocks was a better-than-expected retail sales report; U.S. advanced retail sales came in at 0.1% for the month of April, compared to the expected -0.3% decline. In a separate report, U.S. business inventories came […]

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Following the early release of the Fed Minutes this week, Wall Street has enjoyed a strong upward trend, encouraging ETF issuers to fill the pipeline with new funds. In total, five different firms approached the SEC with proposals for 10 new ETFs to enter the market as early as this fall [see ETF Database Launch Center].

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Interest in foreign equity ETFs has been on the rise as more and more investors have come around to embrace the ease-of-use and cost-efficiency benefits offered through the exchange-traded product wrapper. Japan ETFs in particular have come under the spotlight for countless investors looking to geographically diversify their portfolio’s equity component. While some have embraced […]

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While Washington’s budget talk session ended in a stalemate, Wall Street charged ahead with equities rallying on upbeat economic data. According to the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index reading, the U.S. factory sector expanded at a faster pace last month, exceeding analysts’ exceptions for a slight slowdown. The Thomson-Reuters and University of Michigan’s consumer-sentiment […]

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In yet another choppy trading session, stocks wiped out most of the day’s earlier losses to finish flat as investors remained reluctant to jump in. With no new domestic economic reports today, investors shifted their focus to corporate earnings; media giants Walt Disney (DIS) and Time Warner (TWX) both posted Q4 earnings that exceeded analysts […]

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The new year has been quite kind to equity markets, however, savvy investors have been reluctant to get too comfortable, given the largely uncertain global economic outlook. With 2012 in the history books, it’s that time of year again to peer into the future and devise strategies suited for the unpredictable road ahead. Financial behemoth […]

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This past year shaped out to be quite the roller coaster ride for many investors; equity markets persevered through tumultuous, and seemingly never-ending, eurozone debt drama, while the economic recovery at home remains slow and steady at best.  Heading into 2013, clouds of uncertainty continue to threaten investors’ confidence as the outcome of the much feared “fiscal cliff” has […]

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