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This week, Wall Street got off to yet another sour start, with major equity indexes closing in the red. On Wednesday, stocks took a small breather after two straight down days. The third quarter earnings season also kicked off this week, with aluminum producer and bellwether Alcoa (AA) posting its results on Wednesday after the closing bell [see also Under the Hood of the Internet ETF (FDN)]. [click to continue…]

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There is no denying that the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY’s debut in 1993. With over 1,500 products to choose from, the possibilities are essentially endless for investors, as the low-cost and efficient ETF wrapper allows investors to tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe [see Foreign ETFs: How Other Countries Stack Up]. [click to continue…]

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In 2013, investors saw a slew of big-name companies going public, including Twitter (TWTR), The Container Store (TCS), Potbelly (PBPB), and Noodles & Co. (NDLS). While some of these IPOs had somewhat of a rough start, others have displayed very promising signs for investors. Already, several well-known companies have announced their plans to go public sometime […]

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With 2013 nearly in the books, the ETF industry has wrapped up yet another year of impressive product development and innovation. More than 140 exchange-traded products debuted this year, slightly less than last year’s 165. Investors were also introduced to several new first-to-market products, such as the FTSE Portugal 20 ETF (PGAL), the Nashville Area ETF […]

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The bull market rages on as optimism levels remain elevated thanks to the latest upbeat GDP and employment reports coupled with supportive monetary policy on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean; the Fed’s decision to start tapering remains on hold, while overseas the European Central Bank cut its benchmark rate to a record low of […]

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In 140 characters or less: today is the day of the Twitter IPO. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWTR, Twitter is one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the year. However, after last year’s Facebook IPO disaster, some investors are understandably leery. The fact that Twitter […]

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In true Washington D.C. fashion, politicians managed to strike a deal less than 24 hours before the looming debt-ceiling deadline. Stocks opened higher yesterday so news of the government reopening mid-day failed to deliver the stellar boost that many had hoped for in light of the clouds of uncertainty scattering. Amid the return of optimism […]

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