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2013 has become the year of higher taxes as Congress continues to push through higher tax burdens on the public in an effort to control and bring down the nation’s astronomical debt pile. Earlier in the year, Congress implemented higher income taxes for those earning over $450,000, which is expected to reduce the deficit by some $620 billion over 10 years, far less than Obama’s $4 trillion in deficit reduction goal. And next on the list for Congress is targeting one of the largest and most popular markets: the Internet [see The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective]. [click to continue…]

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The technology sector is often associated with delivering lucrative returns, while at the same time having a rather risky reputation. Some even consider the industry as one of the last “growth” frontiers left in the market, as innovation continues to be the driving force behind rapid product development and a constant effort to boost efficiency. As such, investors have flocked to technology equities, hoping to capture the sector’s promising long-term potential [see also How To But The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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The 2013 first quarter earnings season is well on its way, with several bellwethers reporting both hits and misses. Already this week, oil-giant Haliburton (HAL) reported earnings that came in well above expectations, while Caterpillar’s (CAT) earnings missed the mark, though the stock gained after the company’s CEO was less pessimistic than expected in his conference call. […]

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In the quickly evolving world of technology, it’s hard to know what the next big thing will be and how to get ahead of the crowd. Forbes writer Eric Savitz recently highlighted research group Garner’s attempt at this guessing game with a list of their Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2013, featuring ideas that […]

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When it comes to the world of exchange-traded products, there are virtually no limits as to how investors can choose to play nearly every corner of the market. From compelling quant-based methodologies to hyper-targeted sector funds, there is an ETF to fit essentially every investor’s investment objective. But for those looking to gain access to some of […]

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Earnings euphoria fizzled today as heavy-hitter Google disappointed investors with their premature earnings announcement. Although the tech-giant was scheduled to report after today’s closing bell, it came out early to post earnings of $9.03 a share and a 20% decline in profit, well bellow the expected $10.65 a share forecast. Immediately following the announcement, Google’s […]

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AdvisorShares, one of the largest issuers of active ETFs, made another addition to its lineup this week with the debut of a fund that will seek to capture results of long/short hedge fund managers. The new QAM Equity Hedge ETF (QEH) will employ an active long/short strategy that will seek to outperform about half of […]

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Today is the day: Facebook finally becomes a public company, trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol FB. The highly anticipated ETF is expected to bring massive trading volumes, and interest should remain elevated for the next several sessions. The IPO also spurs some rebalancings and reconstitutions for ETFs that will include Facebook in […]

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After a miserable four day stretch, markets were able to open higher yesterday, as Alcoa started off earnings season with a positive report. For the next few weeks, the biggest and most important companies in the country will be shedding light on their performance in what was the best first quarter in roughly 14 years. […]

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UBS, the issuer behind one of the broadest lineups of ETNs available to U.S. investors, continued the aggressive expansion of its product lineup this week with the introduction of two unique offerings. The company rolled out a pair of blunt instruments designed to be used in high level “risk on / risk off” trades, a […]

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Three ETFs To Watch This Week: FXI, FDN, ALUM

by on October 10, 2011 | Updated October 14, 2011

Although stocks started off last week on a down note thanks to growing worries over Europe, markets staged a late session rally in Tuesday trading and carried this into Wednesday and Thursday as well. These gains came on hopes for government support for euro zone banks coupled with relatively solid data from American markets to […]

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The growth of the ETP lineup to 1,300 products and beyond has been fueled largely by the development–and success–of funds other than the “plain vanilla” offerings that offer exposure to well known stock and bond indexes. As the ETF industry has grown in size, it has also become more granular in nature; many of the […]

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