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U.S. equity markets stormed back in Wednesday trading, reclaiming much of the ground lost in a massive sell-off sparked by S&P’s negative outlook for the U.S. earlier in the week. All major indexes finished sharply higher, with the S&P 500 gaining 1.4% and the tech-heavy NASDAQ climbing by 2.1%. The NASDAQ should start Thursday trading on a high note, thanks to another strong earnings report from Apple. The tech giant posted profit growth of 95% in its quarterly earnings report after the bell, and shares were up close to 3% in after hours trading. Apple makes up about 20% of the NASDAQ-100 Index, though that weighting is scheduled to be slashed in coming months [see QQQ Preps For Major Shift]. [click to continue…]

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U.S. equity markets managed to bounce back after Tuesday’s slide, with most major indexes finishing in positive territory as strength in the technology and some basic material names helped to carry equities higher. The Dow rose by a modest seven points while the S&P 500 finished flat and the Nasdaq led the way, posting a gain of 0.6%. Commodity markets also managed to rebound somewhat on the day as gold rose by $3 per ounce and oil prices finished just shy of $107/bbl. Some soft commodities came back in Wednesday trading as well, although results were much more mixed; coffee and lumber surged, but sugar and cotton both were off by more than 2.7% in the session. Despite this commodity resurgence, traders continued to seek refuge in the Treasury market as yields declined marginally across most maturity levels, suggesting that there is still demand for safe haven instruments in this market environment. [click to continue…]

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U.S. equity markets rose higher in Thursday trading as speculation over solid earnings reports in the coming days helped to boost investors sentiment. The Dow rose by 85 points while the S&P 500 gained 0.9% in the session, but both gains paled in comparison to the tech-heavy Nasdaq, which added 1.4% on the day due […]

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When considering the equity allocation of an investor portfolio, perhaps the most common bifurcation made is between developed and emerging markets. The distinction between developed and emerging markets has become a hot topic in recent years thanks to the tremendous gaps in growth and risk between the two groups. As developed markets have struggled to […]

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U.S. stock markets roared higher in Thursday trading as oil prices declined modestly and claims for unemployment surprisingly fell, putting Wall Street into an optimistic mood. The Dow gained 191 points on the session while the broader indexes posted more robust gains; the S&P 500 jumped by 1.7% and the Nasdaq rose by 1.8% thanks […]

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U.S. equity markets tanked to start the holiday shortened week as escalating protests in the Middle East sent investors running for safe havens. The Dow sank by 178 points while the broader indexes posted sharper losses as the S&P 500 declined by 2.1% and the Nasdaq fell by a 2.7% margin. Commodities were also weak […]

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American equity markets finished the week on a high note as investors bought up securities ahead of the three day weekend. The Dow lead the other major indexes thanks to its 0.6% gain, followed by a 0.2% jump in the price of the S&P 500 and a 0.1% move higher in the tech-heavy Nasdaq. Commodity […]

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Harvard University is perhaps the most prestigious college in the U.S. As the oldest institution of higher learning in the country, Harvard was also the first corporation chartered in the country. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the university is home to roughly 14,500 students who hail from all over the world. But aside from the obvious […]

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South Korean equities have been in focus as of late but for all the wrong reasons; rising tensions with the often volatile North finally bubbled over earlier this year as the communist regime shelled an island of their long-time South Korean rival. The South Koreans responded in kind, launching mortars of their own while scrambling […]

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South Korea is home to one of the world’s most unique and promising economies, thriving off of its status as a tech leader as well as proximity and strong relationships with many of Asia’s rapidly-expanding emerging markets. But constantly looming over South Korea is the unstable relationship with its neighbor to the north, one of […]

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ETFs For The “Next 11″ Economies

by on November 23, 2010 | Updated November 6, 2012

Interest in emerging markets has grown tremendously over the past few years, as the developing world has accounted for almost all of global GDP growth while the U.S., Western Europe, and other developed countries struggle to get back on track. Many investors have embraced ETFs as a means of overweighting the emerging markets, favoring the […]

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With the health of the global economy still riding in the balance, leaders from twenty of the most powerful and important economies in the world will meet in Seoul, South Korea this week to discuss a number of critical issues. The G-20 organization, which consists of 19 countries around the world as well as the […]

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