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Over the past few years, the world economy has undeniably struggled against significant headwinds after the unprecedented financial crisis rocked the markets in 2008. But while the U.S. has seemingly stayed on track to economic recovery, the eurozone has struggled to overcome its debt burdens. Until recently, most investors have remained understandably bearish on the currency block, but recent data has shown some glimmers of hope in the eurozone’s ability to bounce back [see Single Country ETFs: Everything Investors Need To Know]. [click to continue…]

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U.S. markets drifted lower last week, as investors turned their attention to looming concerns over the Fed tapering its bond buying program and this quarter’s mixed earnings season. On the corporate front, oil giant Marathon Oil (MRO) missed earnings estimates, while Devon Energy (DVN) and Prudential Financial (PRU) beat analysts’ expectations. This week, investors will once again see a slew of economic reports. Below, we outline three ETFs that should see a fair amount of activity during the week ahead [see also How To Take Profits And Cut Losses When Trading ETFs]:

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Wall Street endured several up and down sessions last week, as investors digested a slew of mixed earnings and economic reports last week. In economic news, retail sales greatly missed the mark in June, while weekly jobless claims, business activity in the Mid-Atlantic region and industrial production came in better-than-expected. On the earnings front, beverage giant […]

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Volatility returned on Wall Street last week, as investors digested a slew of economic news and data. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services raised its outlook for the nation’s credit from negative to stable, leading many to once again speculate when the central bank might scale back its bond-buying program. Meanwhile, the Labor Department reported that weekly jobless […]

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Investors kicked off the trading week on a mixed note as profit taking pressures were challenged by upbeat U.S. retail sales data. After soaring to all-time highs last week, major U.S. equity benchmarks took a breather on Monday as many locked in profits despite encouraging economic data; April retail sales posted a 0.1% increase, marking a modest […]

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It was a relatively quiet week on Wall Street last week, as no major economic data was released. Overseas, however, equities pushed ahead, helping bolster U.S. stock markets; on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the milestone 15,000 level for the first time. Elsewhere on the homefront,  initial jobless claims declined to 323,000, the lowest level since […]

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To put it mildly, European stocks have had a rough couple of years, as the eurozone sovereign-debt crisis continues to plague the continent. And with many economies in the eurozone continuing to teeter on the edge of default (or forced bailouts), investors around the globe have remained understandably leery of any investments made within the shaky […]

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The ETF industry continues to democratize asset classes, as mainstream investors can now access more corners of the global market than ever before in an easy, cost-efficient manner. In fact, the ETF landscape has grown so much that investors can now even choose between different approaches when it comes to establishing exposure to foreign markets. For example, someone looking […]

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Clouds of uncertainty have plagued Europe since late 2009 as the region’s financially fragile state has taken its toll on investors’ confidence. While many of the currency bloc’s member nations have demonstrated great resilience in finding their way back to prosperity, economic powerhouses like Italy and Spain continue to pose a threat to the region’s financial […]

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The bears swept in Monday morning as developments in the eurozone over the weekend ignited worries, and profit-taking pressures quickly followed. Traders took some profits off the table after it was reported that European policymakers could impose a tax on Cypriot bank deposits, which inevitably sent a wave of worry across the debt-burdened currency bloc [see Visual History Of The Dow […]

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Wall Street was in for some choppy trading sessions last week, as investors seemingly took a breather following a slew of mixed domestic and international economic reports. While small business optimism, U.S. retail sales, and domestic labor data all came in better than expected, equities pulled back after a report showed a disappointing reading in consumer confidence. This […]

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Much to the bears’ frustration, U.S. equity markets opened in red territory to kick off the week only to regain their footing and stage a rally as the trading session progressed, posting yet another green day on top of the hefty gains accumulated year-to-date. Stocks initially sold off as investors fretted over data from China, […]

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