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Sony and Microsoft both announced earlier this Spring that the companies will be releasing new editions of their popular gaming consoles. The Xbox One from Microsoft was announced in late May and has already faced harsh backlash from consumers for a number of changes to the system, but it has also been praised for the new games assigned onto the system. Sony’s PlayStation 4 was recently unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo and while first reactions are more positive than the Xbox’s, not as many details have been given on this updated console. Neither gaming system is set to launch before the end of the summer, instead aiming for the busy holiday shopping season at the end of the year, but this will leave plenty of time for investors to pick their side in the console war [for updates on ETF investing, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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After suffering through the biggest two-day slump of the year, stocks rebounded on corporate earnings news and some better-than-expected economic reports. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) reported a quarterly profit that topped analysts’ expectations, while AIG (AIG) announced it swung to a loss, but posted operating profits in certain segments that exceeded expectations. On the economic front, German business confidence increased significantly more than expected for the month of February. Elsewhere, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard emphasized that the central bank’s stimulus plans will remain in place for quite some time yet [Be sure to check out the real estate news, trends, tips and tricks over at Dividend.com].

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Ultimate Guide To TDIV

by on January 28, 2013

One of the common historical criticisms of tech stocks is that they by and large do not pay dividends. That has changed dramatically in recent years, as the blue chip tech stocks of the 1980s and 1990s have matured and accumulated more cash than they can effectively reinvest. With numerous tech stocks now offering dividends, […]

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This week poor earnings reports from both technology and materials sectors  lead the downward charge for indexes overall, as analysts try to decide what this will mean for the market overall. Tech has often been seen as the “canary in the coal mine” for future market conditions, causing many to exit early on Friday. Overseas, […]

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With countless investors shifting assets to dividend-paying securities in lieu of chasing after capital gains amid the current low-rate environment, it appears that many have entirely devoted their efforts to finding attractive sources of yield. Luckily, the ETF universe is vast and investors have options when it comes to generating current income; one particularly innovative fund from […]

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The summer months might have seen low trading volumes in the stock markets, but the ever evolving ETP industry kept investors on their toes. August alone saw the end of more than a handful of products, but with the promise of many more to come this fall.  Last month saw the beginning of five new ETFs […]

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First Trust, the company behind the popular suite of AlphaDEX ETFs, has become the first ETF at the crossroads to two red hot investment trends: technology stocks and dividends. The new First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund (TDIV) will seek to replicate the NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index, a benchmark that includes tech and telecom stocks listed […]

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Low trading volumes have allowed the bulls to coast higher all week, while a string of better-than-expected data reports on the homefront has also helped to restore investors’ confidence. The product development front continues to heat up despite the summer slowdown; however, EG Shares rolled out EMDD, which focus on consumer-centric stocks in emerging markets, and […]

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