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A slew of better-than-expected economic reports helped bolster U.S. equities last week, though investors still kept their eye on commentary from Fed officials. Housing, consumer confidence, durable goods and employment data all topped analysts’ expectations. Meanwhile, U.S. GDP was reported to have grown by only 1.8% during the first quarter of 2013, revised downward from the previous reading of 2.4%. The revision, however, led many investors to believe the central bank will delay tapering even further. This week, investors will once again see many economic reports. Below, we outline three ETFs that should see a fair amount of activity during the week ahead [see also The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective]:

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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 did, however, surpass expectations, while the unemployment rate rose slightly to a disappointing 7.6% reading for May. This week, investors will once again see many economic reports. Below, we outline three ETFs that should see a fair amount of activity during the week ahead [see also The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective]:

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Wall Street was in for a rough start last week as selling pressures had major equity indexes posting their worst one-day drop in 2013. Markets, however, managed to stage a small rebound as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled that the central bank would continue its stimulus policies, quelling fears that the Fed would wind down or scale […]

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Last week started off with a rather slow “Cyber Monday,” with equities skimming along the flat line for the majority of the day. Following the pseudo-holiday, Wall Street shifted its attention once again to the Washington, as mixed commentary on the progress of the fiscal cliff talks dominated the markets. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid  first reported […]

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Last week, President Obama claimed victory, locking in another four years at the coveted Oval Office. Though some were supportive of the President’s re-election, Wall Street made it quite clear who it had voted for as markets took a sharp nosedive in a post-election sell off immediately following the President’s victory. Though there were several better-than-expected economic […]

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Support Levels In Sight

by on October 15, 2012

U.S. stocks fell into the limelight last week as mixed earnings and continuing worries over the global recovery intensified after a number of bellwethers revised their outlook lower. Performance reports will continue to dominate headlines on the home front this week although key overseas developments may also become the center of attention. The Euro zone […]

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Technicals Favor Stocks

by on October 1, 2012 | Updated October 5, 2012

Despite a number of choppy trading sessions on Wall Street last week, major equity indexes remain in an uptrend as buyers have returned on every dip. Mixed economic reports at home will continue to take a backseat to headlines from Europe as the debt crisis overseas remains a much more important catalyst for global markets. […]

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Markets took a roller coaster ride last week, as news from the eurozone and China dominated the media pipelines. The Spanish government unveiled a 2013 budget plan, which includes over $16 billion of spending cuts and tax increases aimed at persuading the European Union that the country is on track to meet its deficit-reduction targets. Meanwhile, China’s central bank […]

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Anticipation was the name of the game last week, as all eyes focused on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his speech at Jackson Hole on Friday. Investors flooded the market prior to the speech, spurring an early morning rally. But after Bernanke indicated that the central bank will not be taking immediate actions, but they […]

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Anticipation was the name of the game last week, as investors waited for any news concerning central bankers’ future actions. With no significant headlines or economic reports, markets struggled to find a definitive direction, eventually ending slightly higher at Friday’s close. Markets are chock full of evidence pointing to the global economy being in a […]

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Be Mindful Of Profit Taking

by on July 2, 2012

Equity markets are holding above key technical support levels while developments in Europe and mixed data on the home front continue to pave the way for back-and-forth trading; the S&P 500 Index is once again flirting with resistance near the 1,370 level after bouncing off 1,310 last week. U.S. Treasuries and gold continue to trade […]

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Institutional money managers, financial advisors, and investors of all walks have largely embraced the advantages offered by the exchange-traded product structure over traditional mutual funds. The rising popularity of indexing strategies makes it easy and affordable for investors to tap into virtually any asset class around the globe through the purchase of a single ticker. […]

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