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With major U.S. equity indexes continuing to push into uncharted territory, 2013 has undoubtedly brought back bullish momentum in full force. As investors pile back into equities, certain corners of the market that were once hammered by the 2008 financial crisis are now finally showing signs of life. Cyclical industries in particular have benefited significantly from this year’s bull market, as investors shift their focus to riskier and more promising sectors of the market [see The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective].  [click to continue…]

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Up, Up, And Away

by on March 16, 2013

The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued its unprecedented rally as buyers kept the winning streak going for 10 straight days amid a flurry of encouraging economic data. Investors had few reasons to take profits last week as retail sales, weekly jobless claims and industrial production data all came in better than expected, adding fundamental fuel to the ongoing rally on Wall Street [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All- ETF Model Portfolios].

Actionable ETF Trade Ideas

Our picks from Monday’s Insider posted mixed performance results as buying pressures remained strongest in the equity market. Below, we highlight how our trade ideas fared during the week [sign up for a free trial of ETFdb Pro to get actionable ETF ideas every Monday, as well as access to more than 50 all-ETF model portfolios]. [click to continue…]

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Bears Lurking In Uncharted Territory

by on March 11, 2013

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing to all-time highs last week it’s no surprise to see the divide between the bulls and the bears reach extremes as well. While some investors are calling this the start of the next great bull-run, others are equally convinced that equities are long-overdue for a major correction. As such, the […]

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Wall Street kicked off the first day of November with a bang, as a slew of positive economic reports put some much-needed momentum back into the markets. According to the Institute of Supply Management, the pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector rose to 51.7 in October, a sign that the industry is finally expanding. Construction spending also […]

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Volatility has returned to Wall Street as the political gridlock in Greece has re-focused investors’ attention on the looming debt crisis overseas. With economic uncertainties spilling over on the home front, investors have also been prompted to reevaluate the health of the domestic recovery, which according to the latest Fed minutes is still sluggish at […]

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Global X Debuts Argentina ETF (ARGT)

by on March 3, 2011 | Updated April 25, 2013

Global X announced today the launch of the first pure play Argentina ETF, bringing to market another option for accessing South America. The Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (ARGT) will seek to replicate the FTSE Argentina 20 Index, a benchmark that includes the top 20 companies within the investable universe of Argentina-domiciled companies or […]

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Last year, the U.S. hit the bottom of one of the worst recessions in its history. Though the year started out on a sour note–stocks plunged for the first two months of 2009–markets finally bottomed out in early March, and then began a furious rally that saw many asset classes reclaim some of the ground […]

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Over the last several years the economic growth gap between the world’s emerging and developed markets has gradually widened, as the U.S. and Western Europe face mounting debt balances and rising unemployment while the BRIC countries continue to expand at an impressive clip. This discrepancy has prompted a fundamental shift in the asset allocation process […]

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Time To Buy A Steel ETF?

by on September 22, 2010

What was supposed to be a quiet summer in the steel industry has turned out to be rather eventful. With most analysts expecting prices to remain weak for the remainder of 2010, steel has shown signs of rallying in recent weeks as global supplies have eased and another showdown with China appears to have been […]

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As equity markets have surged in recent weeks, investors have grown increasingly bullish on the manufacturing and construction sectors of the economy. With strong readings out of the Chicago PMI and solid car sales, the immediate future is beginning to look bright for steel companies as the important commodity becomes more in demand. However, a slow […]

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What seemed to be a stable market recovery has encountered some turbulence in recent weeks, as lingering uncertainty in the euro zone has rippled throughout the global economy. Recent market volatility–the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) has posted a remarkable gain of 45.4% over the past month–has caused a variety of responses […]

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It’s difficult to put a finger on the exact cause of the recent surge in popularity of commodity investing. More than likely, the boom is attributable to a number of different factors. Correlation between international equity markets (and even between stocks and bonds) has surged in recent years, increasing both the importance and difficulty of […]

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