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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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For investors, the last few months have been dominated by two words: fiscal cliff. The combination of automatic expiring tax breaks and across-the-board government spending cuts scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2013, has sent a shiver down the spine of market participants.  [click to continue…]

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Brief History Of ETFs

by on September 11, 2012 | Updated December 8, 2014

Exchange-traded products are ubiquitous in the world of investing. The more than 1,600 products have accumulated billions of dollars, and are widely used by all types of investors, from individuals with relatively small accounts and simple strategies to sophisticated hedge funds managing billions. So it may be hard to believe that the ETF industry is […]

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After a rather uneventful week, markets once again drifted into oblivion, straddling the flat line for most of the day. With little economic data, no corporate earnings, and a lack of headline-worthy news from Europe, trading volume has been razor-thin during this summer season. Analysts expect these depressed levels to continue for a while until […]

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Since SPY made its debut as the first exchange-traded fund in 1993, the ETF industry has sure come a long way with its lineup of over 1,400 products now available to all walks of investors. From plain vanilla funds to the more complex and intriguing funds like the new “Random Roger” ETF (RRGR), traders and investors alike can […]

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It’s All Greek To Me

by on November 5, 2011

Euro zone debt woes took investors for another roller coaster ride as uncertainty from overseas led to volatile trading across equity markets all over the globe. Investors were spooked early in the week after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced a proposal for a referendum to the three-pronged “bailout plan” proposed by EU leaders earlier […]

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Greek Drama Steals Spotlight

by on November 2, 2011 | Updated November 3, 2011

Stocks got off to a fairly weak start on Monday as investors took profits off the table given last weeks monster gains. Euro zone debt woes resurfaced on Tuesday, dragging down equity markets all over the globe, after Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, put the latest “bailout plan” to a referendum. Greek default fears returned […]

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Bulls Look To Sustain Momentum

by on October 31, 2011

Improving optimism over the Euro zone debt negotiations coupled with positive earnings and economic data releases at home pushed stock markets higher last week. Investor confidence improved considerably as domestic equity indexes climbed higher above key resistance levels and held onto gains the entire week. Bailout talks in the Euro zone reignited fears of inflation, […]

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Markets Clear Technical Hurdle

by on October 22, 2011

Earnings season is well underway and investors on Wall Street appear to be quite content with the latest round of corporate performance results from industry leaders. Debt-woes stemming from the Euro zone continue to dominate headlines as investors anxiously await for policymakers to agree upon a comprehensive plan in the near future. Domestic equity indexes […]

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Markets Take Cues From Europe

by on October 19, 2011

Wall Street started off the week in red territory following concerns that the euro zone debt-drama may take much longer to resolve than investors had originally anticipated last week. Euphoria was quick to return to the markets on Tuesday, however, as stocks soared in the last hour of trading, following an unofficial report that Germany […]

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Which Way Will The Bulls Run?

by on October 17, 2011

Stocks finished in bright green territory last week as investor worries over the Euro zone subsided, while corporate earnings at home gave the bulls a reason to come back to Wall Street. France and Germany pledged their full support  to the debt-stricken currency block and promised a concrete plan to ensure stability by November. Gold […]

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Thanks to the poor economic situation plaguing America, a number of proposals have been released in order to try to end this malaise. Massive stimulus was thrown at the market by leaders in D.C. while the Fed sought to do its part by embarking on multiple rounds of quantitative easing. These purchases of government bonds helped to […]

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