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Buy On The Dip Prospects: November 24th Edition

by on November 24, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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With major U.S. equity indexes sitting at all-time highs and emerging markets still in a very deep hole, many on the sidelines have been left wondering which asset class is still ripe with opportunity. The bulls continue to favor cyclical sectors well-positioned for rising rates, including technology, industrial, and financials; while the bears remain wary as looming seat changes on the Federal Reserve board could inspire the next correction. The clouds of uncertainty looming over Wall Street have prompted us to look to the past for clues as to what asset classes may drive the next rally as the summer seasons winds down [see Visual Guide: Major Index Returns By Year].  [click to continue…]

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In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue to present themselves. And with more and more investors adopting higher risk tolerances, bullish momentum has undoubtedly become a dominant force on Wall Street, pushing equity markets into uncharted territory. And though across the board, […]

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Wiping out the previous session’s losses, U.S. equities rallied to close near session highs today following several upbeat economic reports. The Labor Department reported that weekly jobless claims declined 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, the lowest level in nearly five years. In a separate report, retail sales in May increased 0.6%, marginally higher than […]

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Bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street since the start of 2013, despite several minor pullbacks. And though Q1 endured two major political episodes–the fiscal cliff and the sequester–investors seemingly shrugged off Washington’s drama and instead focused on the overwhelmingly encouraging domestic economic data. Closing out the quarter on a high note, the […]

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Consider Consumer Staples

by on March 7, 2013 | Updated April 1, 2013

During the past few years, markets have suffered losses not seen since the Great Depression, with hardly any sectors left untouched by the tidal wave of economic uncertainty. Some of the only firms to survive the crisis with only a few bruises were consumer staples; companies that manufacture or sell recession-proof necessities, or goods that consumers rely […]

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As 2012 draws to a close, we’ve been recapping some of the best and worst ETF performers over the past year. Today, we’re taking a look back at the biggest winners and losers of the previous year–2011– to see how they followed up their impressive (or depressing) years in 2012.  Many of the asset classes […]

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After a rather sour start, U.S. markets made a comeback late in the day following encouraging comments on fiscal cliff talks and positive signs that the Fed will continue its stimulus package next year. During a White House event, President Obama emphasized that his hope “is to get this agreement done before Christmas.” House of […]

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Stocks Simmer As Fed Twists Again

by on June 23, 2012 | Updated June 29, 2012

Stocks markets endured another week of back-and-forth trading as stimulus hopes collided with looming threats from Europe and concerning economic data releases on the homefront. The much anticipated FOMC announcement was rather anticlimactic as markets seemed apathetic to the Fed’s decision to extend Operation Twist. Chairman Bernanke did leave some hope on the table as […]

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Stimulus Hopes Take Center Stage

by on June 18, 2012

After a week of worse-than-expected economic reports and ongoing tensions over Europe’s financial hopes, investors are looking ahead to this week’s FOMC meeting in hopes of a stimulus announcement. Elections in Greece have restored a bit of confidence nonetheless as early results over the weekend show the pro-austerity party in the lead. Despite this encouraging development, investors […]

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This time last year, investors were generally thrilled with the performances of their portfolios, which had continued to bounce back nicely from the devastating recession that hit in 2008. Unfortunately, few are feeling the same sense of accomplishment as 2011 draws to a close; this year has been frustrating in that a few large, swift […]

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As the economy has continued to weaken in recent months, investors have pushed towards safer choices in a number of sectors of their portfolios. Generally speaking, funds in a few select, defensive sectors tend to benefit in this environment, namely those in the health care, utilities, and consumer staples niches. Yet, while some sectors have held up pretty well […]

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