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Bears Lurking In Uncharted Territory

by on March 11, 2013

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing to all-time highs last week it’s no surprise to see the divide between the bulls and the bears reach extremes as well. While some investors are calling this the start of the next great bull-run, others are equally convinced that equities are long-overdue for a major correction. As such, the bulls continue to cite the string of upbeat economic data that has been hitting the street while the bears are eyeing the stellar run-up thus far on the year as an opportunity to profit from an imminent pullback [see also How To Hedge With ETFs].

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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Stocks Brace For Rate Decisions

by on March 4, 2013

Last week gave the bulls a scare as profit taking pressures swiftly knocked down major indexes at the start of the week, however, buyers poured in and helped the market regain its footing by the closing bell on Friday. After failing to post fresh highs last week and enduring volatile trading, U.S. equity indexes could face stiff headwinds this week ahead of resistance levels as investors digest several central bank interest rate decisions from around the globe [see also How To Hedge With ETFs].

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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ETFs continue to open up the doors to international markets that were previously too difficult, or costly, to access for mainstream investors. Those looking for the most direct exposure to a foreign economy often choose to invest in the local currency rather than equity or bond funds, especially when looking for a risky but potentially […]

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The bull train continues full steam ahead as major equity indexes have enticed buyers after every minor pullback over the last month. The optimistic price action on Wall Street is undeniable, and it truly showcases the sheer eagerness among investor looking for their share of the action. Even in the face of lackluster economic data, stocks have […]

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Eurozone drama and economic uncertainty had equity markets in a volatile ride last week, with stocks posting their worst one-day drop this year last Monday. Though bullish momentum has undeniably been a dominant force on Wall Street since the new year, controversies surrounding a criminal investigation into Italian banks and a scandal concerning Spanish Prime Minister Mariano […]

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Keep An Eye On Bargain Buyers

by on February 4, 2013

The bull train continued its ascent on Wall Street last week as profit taking pressures were short-lived amid the improving economic outlook. Worrisome GDP results did manage to spook some, however, market sentiment overall remains undeniably bullish as each minor pullback has welcomed eager buyers [see 3 Economic Charts Bears Love To Ignore]. This week will remain busy […]

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Wall Street had a volatile session last week as investors digested a mixed back of earnings and economic data. In the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy announcement, the central bank indicated that it will continue purchasing $85 billion each month of long-term Treasury and mortgage-backed securities, stating that economic activity has “paused in recent months.” Confirming their sentiment, U.S. GDP came in […]

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ETFs For Top Currency Trends In 2013

by on January 21, 2013 | Updated January 22, 2013

With equity markets starting off the new year with a bang, investors are now looking to see which corners of the market are poised to perform well in 2013 and which investments they need to stay clear of. Though bonds and equities are usually an investor’s main focus, currency plays are often overlooked as many […]

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Earnings season jitters evaporated from Wall Street as upbeat results in the first round bolstered major equity indexes higher on Wednesday. First to report, aluminum giant Alcoa set a positive tone for the season after sales topped estimates, while Seagate Technology invited the bulls to the tech sector as quarterly revenues topped analyst forecasts. Looking […]

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The first week of the new year saw a quiet rally of the market, as the President and Congress reached an agreement on fiscal cliff discussions and signed a bill into effect earlier this week. The United States also reported the addition of 155,000 jobs in 2012. While this number is not really that high, […]

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Gridlock And Optimism Sway Stocks

by on December 11, 2012

Price action has been undeniably positive over the last few weeks on Wall Street, however, with no real progress being made in regards to the “fiscal cliff” it won’t be terribly surprising to see stocks take a nasty tumble at the first sign of worrisome headlines. Despite the largely unchanged fundamentals on the home front, investors overseas […]

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Optimism returned to the stock market after it was reported that several dozen Republicans are joining a bipartisan call to break the budget impasse in Congress. Despite the generally upbeat price action on Wall Street, shares of Apple managed to drag down the entire technology sector as the industry giant shed upwards of 7% on the day. […]

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