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Buy On The Dip Prospects August 26th Edition

by on August 26, 2013

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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U.S. equities slid today after a highly-anticipated labor report came in below expectations. Though buyers stepped in to snatch up downtrodden shares later in the session, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq still logged their worst one-week declines this year. Weighing heavily on the market, the report from the Labor Department showed employers added 88,000 jobs in March, well below the 200,000 forecast. The unemployment rate, however, notched lower to 7.6%, large due to people dropping out of the work force [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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All eyes were on Ben Bernanke today, as the Fed Chairman delivered his commentary after the central bank’s latest policy announcement. As was expected, the Fed extended its bond-buying program in effort to boost the jobs and the economic recovery. Though the central bank stressed that they are by no means putting monetary policy on […]

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After much anticipation and speculation, investors were relieved with today’s rather upbeat government jobs report. According to the Labor Department, the U.S. added 146,000 jobs last month, up from the previously recorded 138,000 increase in October. The latest unemployment figure also bucked analyst’s expectations, dropping to 7.7%, compared with economists’ forecasts for the rate to […]

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The proliferation of exchange-traded products has opened up the investing landscape to participants of all styles and experience levels. Virtually anyone with a personal brokerage account can now tap into any number of global asset classes; whether its domestic or foreign stocks, commodities, or bonds, there’s more than likely several ETFs covering the space. While […]

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As we approach the halfway point of 2012, we are on track for yet another period of tremendous growth for the lineup of ETFs. More than a hundred new funds have begun trading already this year, and dozens of issuers continue to plan aggressive expansions of their product lineups.  While the blistering pace of expansion […]

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Gear Up For Turbulence

by on April 23, 2012

Investors got an unfriendly reminder of the looming Euro zone debt woes last week as resurfacing fears surrounding rising yields on Spanish government bonds paved the way for profit taking across the board. Earnings season at home remains a “mixed bag” judging by Wall Street’s movement last week, although surprises have been predominantly upbeat. As […]

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Investors have seemingly brushed aside looming debt woes on both sides of the Atlantic ocean as improving growth expectations have helped pave the way higher for equity markets around the globe. Bullish momentum has undoubtedly prevailed on Wall Street thus far in 2012, although many are fearful that a steep market correction is just around the corner. […]

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ProShares announced last week an expansion to its lineup of 3x leveraged ETFs, rolling out a fund that delivers -3x daily exposure to long-term U.S. Treasuries. The new UltraPro Short 20+ Year Treasury (TTT) will seek to deliver daily results that correspond to -300% of movements in the Barclays Capital U.S. 20+ Year Treasury Index, a […]

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How To Play A Treasury Bubble With ETFs

by on March 19, 2012 | Updated March 21, 2012

U.S. Treasuries were the talk of the town in 2011 as this asset class shielded investors from the rampant volatility that ripped through equity markets as debt woes on both sides of the Atlantic ocean intensified. However, encouraging economic data releases on the home front have paved the way higher for stocks in recent months, leading some […]

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Inflation ETF Special: 25 ETF Ideas To Fight Rising Prices

by on July 20, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Inflation has always been a particularly frustrating topic among investors, as a spike in prices can be a nasty surprise for investors who are not amply prepared.  Its effects can reduce your real return on an annual basis and make it much more difficult to keep up with your standard of living. Inflation, however, has not […]


Inside The 8x Leveraged ETN

by on July 12, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Innovation has been on display in the ETF industry in recent years, as various issuers have been active on the product development front in their efforts to bring new and exciting products to market. One area that has seen tremendous growth is the leveraged ETF space; investors have embraced the exchange-traded structure as an efficient […]

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