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In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue to present themselves. And with more and more investors adopting higher risk tolerances, bullish momentum has undoubtedly become a dominant force on Wall Street, pushing equity markets into uncharted territory. And though across the board, most corners of the equity market have flourished in recent years, there have been certain sectors that have continuously outperformed while others have missed the mark [see 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013]. [click to continue…]

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The financial sector has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs, but the enduring volatility of this sector has done little to diminish its appeal to investors. While those with a long-term focus may have avoided financials, the increased volatility has attracted more active investors who are counting on strong movements in these funds. While there are many Financial Equity ETFs, there are two particularly interesting funds that are worth digging into: SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE, A) and SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF  (KRE, A-) [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Bull Train Hits Resistance Again

by on October 20, 2012 | Updated October 22, 2012

The bulls kicked off trading on Wall Street, but the bears certainly got the last laugh as major indexes settled just about where they started the week by Friday’s closing bell. Encouraging retail sales and housing market data collided with an uptick in weekly jobless claims along with a string of sour earnings from bellwethers […]

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Support Levels In Sight

by on October 15, 2012

U.S. stocks fell into the limelight last week as mixed earnings and continuing worries over the global recovery intensified after a number of bellwethers revised their outlook lower. Performance reports will continue to dominate headlines on the home front this week although key overseas developments may also become the center of attention. The Euro zone […]

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Mixed Data Welcomes Choppy Trading

by on June 16, 2012 | Updated June 18, 2012

Equity markets were fairly range-bound all week as investors were quick to buy on optimism and even quicker to take profits given the looming uncertainties at home and overseas. Concerning economic data releases on the homefront spooked investors while at the same time bolstering hopes for additional stimulus in the coming week. On the international front, investors […]

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Buy On The Dip With Caution

by on June 11, 2012

Equity markets have kicked off the week on a positive note although profit taking pressures continue to lurk around the corner as analysts scrutinize the Spanish bank-bailout plan proposed over the weekend. Domestic major equity indexes appear to have regained their footing; the S&P 500 Index has bounced off support at the 1,275 level and […]

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The past few weeks have seen violent behavior in equity indexes as a slew of negative news and data led to some of the most volatile trading days since the 2008 crash. The problems largely began with the debt debate that took longer than expected, while the solution reached seemed to do little to convince […]

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The summer months generally bring a slowdown in trading activity on Wall Street, so it isn’t surprising that product development activity has seemingly slowed a bit in the ETF industry as of late. After dozens of new product launches in previous months, just ten new ETFs debuted in July according to the ETF Launch Center. […]

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Over the past two years, the financial sector has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs. After being pushed to the brink of complete collapse after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, financials recovered to reclaim big chunks of the ground lost and finish 2009 as one of the year’s best performers. The financial […]

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ProShares continues to be one of the most active ETF issuers of 2010, announcing the launch on Thursday of the first inverse and leveraged ETFs offering exposure to regional banks. The Ultra KBW Regional Banking (KRU) will seek daily returns equal to 200% of the return on the KBW Regional Banking Index, while the Short […]

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Direxion Files For Non-Leveraged ETFs

by on April 19, 2010 | Updated April 25, 2013

Direxion, one of the leaders in the rapidly-expanding leveraged ETF space, has filed for approval on 36 new ETFs, including two non-leveraged products. The Direxion Auto Shares would seek to match the performance of the Indus Global Auto & Auto Suppliers Index, a benchmark that consists of approximately 30 companies engaged in the manufacturing, maintenance, […]

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The Obama presidency took a turn towards increased government intervention in the private sector last week when the president stepped up his campaign against Wall Street and announced a far-reaching proposal for tougher regulation of the country’s biggest banks. Backed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, Obama put forth a plan designed to limit […]

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