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The evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has opened up the doors to the foreign exchange market in ways that were previously impossible. Through the use of a single ticker, investors can now seamlessly, and in a cost-efficient manner, establish exposure to the most traded currencies around the globe.

As with any asset class, every currency is bolstered by a unique set of price drivers in addition to being influenced by overarching macroeconomic conditions, which is why investors must understand the inherent risks and nuances before jumping into a position. Our Ultimate Guide To Currency ETF Trading offers a great starting point for those looking to familiarize themselves with the products that offer exposure to this lucrative asset class. [click to continue…]

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When it comes to foreign equity exposure, many investors tend to dismiss, or simply aren’t aware of, the impact that foreign currency exchange fluctuations can have on their investments’ bottom-line returns. The fact of the matter is that in many cases a country’s currency can be a direct driver of stock market returns, while other times the relationship between the two can be unexpectedly uncorrelated if not altogether inversely-related [see Foreign Currency Risk 101: What Investors Need To Know]. [click to continue…]

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Contrarian investing is a well-known strategy in which an investor takes a position contrary to the majority of the investing world or against any prevailing trends. The methodology was perhaps stated best by Warren Buffett, who told investors to “be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” While it can often […]

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With domestic equity indexes soaring to all-time highs in recent months, many have become infatuated with the stock market and the countless opportunities it offers both at home and abroad. As a result, the commodity and bond markets have come under pressure in light of improving economic growth expectations. One particular asset class, however, remains […]

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Major U.S. equity indexes marched sideways most of last week as complacency over looming GDP data and FOMC policy hints prompted many to hold steady or wait on the sideline altogether. Much to everyone’s surprise, better-than-expected GDP data failed to ignite a rally while dovish comments from the Fed resulted in a muted sell-off. Amid […]

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Stocks oscillated near the flat line all of Wednesday morning in anticipation of FOMC minutes, which ended up being very anti-climatic compared to previous releases which are infamous for sparking volatile trading on Wall Street. Overall, major equity indexes ended in shallow green territory after Fed Chairman Bernanke reassured investors by noting that “There will not […]

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It was a volatile session on Wall Street today ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated U.S. employment report. In economic news, the Labor Department reported that initial claims for unemployment benefits declined last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, in line with expectations. A sharp drop in the dollar against the Japanese yen sent equities into […]

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How To Play Earnings This Week

by on April 22, 2013

China growth fears and earnings jitters will remain key themes this week as investors look to decipher fundamental data releases, both at home and abroad, amid the bull market on Wall Street. In Europe, news of Giorgio Napolitano staying in office spurred a confidence rally in the bond market, although the eurozone as a whole still remains […]

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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits […]

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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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Buy The Dips With Caution

by on February 11, 2013

Much to the bears’ frustration, buying pressures remain dominant on Wall Street as equity indexes continue to flirt with multi-year highs while every pullback has been short-lived and embraced by bargain shoppers. Political gridlock may soon resurface in the headlines as President Obama is slated to deliver his State of the Union address tomorrow night, with looming […]

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The bulls dominated Wall Street today, as markets started off the holiday-shortened week with several better-than-expected earnings. DuPont (DD), one of the leading diversified manufacturers, posted fourth-quarter profits that fell less than analyst expected and reported positive earnings forecasts for the second half of the year. Travelers (TRV) reported earnings significantly higher than expectations, surprising many who believed […]

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