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Buy On The Dip Prospects January 6th Edition

by on January 6, 2014

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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Stocks Brace For Rate Decisions

by on March 4, 2013

Last week gave the bulls a scare as profit taking pressures swiftly knocked down major indexes at the start of the week, however, buyers poured in and helped the market regain its footing by the closing bell on Friday. After failing to post fresh highs last week and enduring volatile trading, U.S. equity indexes could face stiff headwinds this week ahead of resistance levels as investors digest several central bank interest rate decisions from around the globe [see also How To Hedge With ETFs].

Weekly Outlook

Below, we highlight ETFs that may see an increase in trading activity as relevant market data is released and evaluated by investors:

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Stocks were mixed on the day as bullish pressures cooled off following yesterday’s massive run-up. Momentum from last week’s better-than-expected employment report appears to still be carrying investors’ sentiment since no major data releases are expected to hit the street this week. The willingness of the ECB to step in and buy government bonds has also restored […]

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Beware Of Bargain Shopping

by on May 14, 2012

Stock markets headed south last week as uncertainty over the political situation in Greece led many investors to question the health of the fragile currency bloc as a whole. Amidst the flurry of volatile trading on Wall Street, profit taking pressures also spread to commodities; futures prices for gold and oil both traded lower, settling […]

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Did Wall Street Forget About Greece?

by on March 5, 2012

Bullish euphoria bolstered equity markets higher last week as better-than-expected economic data stole the headlines. Investors were more than happy to see a big jump in consumer confidence as well as an encouraging GDP report, both of which boosted confidence in the recovery. The biggest surprise on Wall Street was Ben Bernanke’s testimony before Congress; […]

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Growth and evolution have been recurring themes in the exchange-traded universe in 2011, as investors are now faced with a diverse product lineup of  over 1,400 ETPs. More than 300 of those are new additions in 2011, a year that broke the previous record for extent of product development. And while many of the new […]

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2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts

by on December 6, 2011

2011 has been arguably one the busiest ever for the ETF industry, as we are on pace to break through 300 new launches for the year. As we rapidly approach 1,400 total funds in the space, it can be a daunting task to try and keep up with the tidal wave of new products that […]

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Will The Supercommittee Surprise?

by on November 21, 2011

Resurfacing Italian debt woes paved the way for persistent volatility in the markets last week, further deteriorating the economic outlook of the financially fragile currency bloc. Selling pressures overwhelmed the bulls on Wall Street, despite a host of better-than-expected economic data releases on the home front, including surprisingly strong retail sales, new home starts, industrial […]

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Expect More Volatility

by on November 14, 2011

After another up-down week dominated by Euro zone debt drama, domestic equity indexes managed to clinch a gain amidst the volatility. Investor sentiment swayed wildly as the anticipation of Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi’s resignation coupled with ongoing Italian debt woes sparked sell-offs one day and rallies the next, across virtually every corner of the global […]

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Despite a dismal month for most equity benchmarks, ETF assets climbed past the $1.1 trillion level in July thanks to another strong round of inflows into exchange-traded products. More than $13 billion flowed into ETPs last month, led by strong demand for U.S. equities and commodities. Domestic equity funds accounted for about $4.4 billion of […]

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July was another hectic month for equities, as the world struggled to deal with numerous debt crises that put downward pressure on global markets. In our first full month off of the quantitative easing program, rumors have already sprung up that a QE3 may be in store, as markets have failed to establish a strong […]

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Earnings season kicked off last week , but even corporate performance wasn’t enough to distract investors from the financial woes at home and overseas. Moody’s downgrade of Ireland to junk status sent waves of panic across the financial markets as investors speculated that Italy would be the next. Ben Bernanke’s testimony to Congress sparked a […]

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