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For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest in, as this corner of the market goes through periods of rapid revolutions, booms, and busts. But for those willing to stomach the risk, technology investments are some of the most promising, as developments made by these companies can impact a wide array of industries, making them more efficient and ultimately more profitable. The key to successfully capturing the industry’s success is to stay on top of all the latest tech news and developments, including even the more “far-fetched” innovations [see The Best (And Worst) Performing ETFs For Every Quarter]. [click to continue…]

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After a long holiday weekend, U.S. equities got off to a relatively good start last week, though a mixed bag of economic data weighed heavily on the markets. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City home price index and the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index topped analysts expectations, while an unexpected increase in weekly jobless claims, a decline in consumer spending,  and an underwhelming U.S. GDP report led many to change their expectations of monetary policy. Considering the data, many are now speculating that the Fed will continue its massive bond-buying program, at least in the near future. This week, investors will once again see many economic reports. Below, we outline three ETFs that should see a fair amount of activity during the week ahead [see also The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective]:

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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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Although the economy remains extremely weak, some investors have pointed to recent data as a reason to at least not be overly pessimistic on the short term future. One item that investors hung their hats on in yesterday’s session was the Chicago PMI report which beat analyst expectations. Although the key report fell, it only […]

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As the year rolls on, investors will be looking for indicators of the direction of the economy for the fourth quarter of an up-and-down year. September brought gains of more than 7% for many equity benchmarks–the best September since the 1930s for the Dow–and has helped to buoy investor spirits despite a lack of solid […]

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