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Be Mindful Of Profit Taking

by on July 2, 2012

Equity markets are holding above key technical support levels while developments in Europe and mixed data on the home front continue to pave the way for back-and-forth trading; the S&P 500 Index is once again flirting with resistance near the 1,370 level after bouncing off 1,310 last week. U.S. Treasuries and gold continue to trade sideways although both assets classes appear poised for further upside as they have bounced off near-term support levels [see also The Definitive Guide To The American Eagle Coin].

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Though the second quarter has gotten off to a rocky, investors are turning their eyes to earnings season to continue the bull run that has defined 2012. The past few days have seen markets all over the board, as Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a bang, leading many investors to muster up optimism for the coming few weeks. Q1 of this year was the strongest opening quarter in nearly 14 years, but many feel that the good times are just about over, and that markets are due for a steep correction sooner or later. But with one of the strongest three-month spans in recent history, earnings season figures to continue the high momentum, as a number of companies likely enjoyed a strong quarter [see Free Report: Seven Simple & Cheap ETF Model Portfolios]. [click to continue…]

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Although uncertainty continues to linger across financial markets, investors’ confidence in the global economic recovery has without a doubt improved considerably going forward, shaking off much of last year’s pessimism. Debt negotiations in the Euro zone have played a key role in ensuring stability, while better-than-expected economic data releases on the home front have helped […]

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High Hopes, Big Gains

by on December 3, 2011

Equity indexes finished the week in bright green territory thanks to a spectacular rally on Wednesday. Euphoria swept over equity markets all over the world last week after major central banks, including the Fed and the European Central Bank, collaborated to lower the cost of dollar funding in an effort to improve liquidity and restore […]

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UBS, the issuer behind one of the broadest lineups of ETNs available to U.S. investors, continued the aggressive expansion of its product lineup this week with the introduction of two unique offerings. The company rolled out a pair of blunt instruments designed to be used in high level “risk on / risk off” trades, a […]

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