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Set Your Stops And Targets Tight

by on August 20, 2012

Rain clouds gathered over the bull parade this weekend as Germany’s Bundesbank reiterated its concerns over the European Central Bank’s proposal to buy back government bonds. Profit taking pressures kicked off trading as uncertainty returned back to the markets after seemingly fading away in the last two weeks. Overseas markets will look for a definitive plan from the ECB while investors at home will digest Fed minutes and July durable goods orders, setting the scene for a potentially choppy trading week on Wall Street [see also ETF Technical Trading FAQ].

Weekly Outlook

Below, we highlight ETFs that may see an increase in trading activity as relevant market data is released and evaluated by investors:
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Rate Cuts Fail To Stir Optimism

by on July 7, 2012

Stocks kicked off the week to a strong start although profit-taking pressures swept over in the second half just as we warned investors in our Monday edition of ETF Insider. Interest rate cuts from the European Central Bank as well as China’s prompted a surprisingly bearish reaction in the markets; investors gave into selling pressures in the last two days of the week, perhaps suggesting that the most recent rate cuts were interpreted as signs that the global economy is in a much more dire situation than previously thought [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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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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The growth of the ETF industry has spawned numerous tools that bring forth previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market at the fingertips of mainstream investors. The evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has not only become the preferred vehicle for investors looking to achieve cost-efficient diversification, this instrument has also struck a chord with active traders. ETFs […]

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U.S. GDP Scares Off Bears

by on March 3, 2012

Wall Street ended Friday on a shaky note, although bullish momentum throughout the week pushed major indexes into positive territory. Investors digested a better-than-expected consumer confidence report coupled with robust GDP results; economic growth on the home front came in at 3%, which helped to clear up the clouds of uncertainty looming over ongoing recovery […]

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Stocks tacked on gains last week although trading activity on Wall Street was quite muted considering all of the encouraging economic data releases. Indexes ended the week on a high note after a better-than-expected consumer sentiment figure, which bolstered investors’ confidence. The real challenge comes this week however, as investors prepare to digest several key […]

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AdvisorShares added to its rapidly-growing lineup of active ETFs today with the debut of the Accuvest Global Opportunities ETF (ACCU), which utilizes country-specific ETFs with the goal of generating excess returns relative to benchmarks such as the MSCI All Country World Index. Accuvest, the portfolio manager of the new ETF, utilizes a proprietary country ranking […]

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One of the biggest stories in the investing world over the past few years as been the rise of emerging markets. These countries continue to grow at an impressive clip and are in a much better position from a fiscal perspective than their developed market counterparts. Furthermore, the countries often have more favorable demographics than […]

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Maybe The World Isn’t Ending

by on July 23, 2011

The last week was a busy one for investors; the combination of several major earnings reports and advancements in debt discussions on both sides of the Atlantic gave traders plenty to digest. Apple was once again the highlight; the company blew way past analyst expectations, pushing AAPL higher and giving a boost to many tech […]

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Debt Woes Subdue Equities

by on July 20, 2011

Wall Street started the week in red territory as investors ran from equity markets after sky-high yields on Greek bonds sent waves of panic across all corners of the market. As expected, gold opened higher to start the week and the precious metal continued its upward march past $1,600 an ounce in the days following. […]

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Picky Bulls, Broad Bears

by on July 18, 2011

Wall Street continued its wild ride last week as equity indexes sank lower after a discouraging downgrade of Ireland to junk status and ongoing worries about the debt ceiling on the home front. Alcoa started the week with upbeat results and Google left investors smiling on Friday as shares soared upwards of 10% after the […]

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Investors have become familiar with the term “contagion” in recent years, but most are accustomed to hearing the phenomenon discussed in relation to sovereign debt defaults in Europe or across U.S. municipalities. But in recent days the Middle East has seen a wave of revolutionary protests and rallies spread across the region, as what began […]

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