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This week shaped out to be quite dismal for equity markets as investors were reminded of looming eurozone debt drama and the painfully slow road to recovery at home. A fairly weak start to corporate earnings season only added to the already towering list of uncertainties plaguing the global economy as aluminum giant Alcoa and semiconductor manufacturer Applied Materials both missed analyst estimates. Amidst another chaotic week on Wall Street, IndexIQ made the announcement it would soon close the doors on its small cap South Korea ETF while United States Commodity Funds filed for its first currency fund [see also What Are Options? The Ultimate Beginners' Guide]. 

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