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Though investor confidence was somewhat tested this week after the latest developments in the eurozone, bullish sentiment still remains a dominant force on Wall Street, with equity indexes continuing into uncharted territory. With more investors getting in on the action, issuers are lining up to fill the product pipelines. Guinness Atkinson, known for its alternative energy and Asian-focused mutual funds, is now planning to enter the ETF race, a move that is bound to ramp up the industry’s competitive atmosphere. Meanwhile, industry veteran Vangaurd is making some changes to two of its popular global equity ETFs [see ETF Database Launch Center].  [click to continue…]

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The ETF industry continues to democratize asset classes, as mainstream investors can now access more corners of the global market than ever before in an easy, cost-efficient manner. In fact, the ETF landscape has grown so much that investors can now even choose between different approaches when it comes to establishing exposure to foreign markets. For example, someone looking to add exposure to European stocks can undertake a variety of approaches to accomplish this goal; for starters, investors can opt for a broad-based ETF that includes a portfolio of securities from a basket of countries. Digging further, investors can also choose a country-specific ETF if they wish to really focus on a particular market [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn].

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The ever-expanding ETF universe has spawned an array of instruments that have allowed investors of all walks and styles to shed their home country bias. Through the purchase of a single ticker, investors can now easily tap into dozens of markets overseas that were previously too difficult to reach for most. As a result, foreign […]

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Buy The Dips With Caution

by on February 11, 2013

Much to the bears’ frustration, buying pressures remain dominant on Wall Street as equity indexes continue to flirt with multi-year highs while every pullback has been short-lived and embraced by bargain shoppers. Political gridlock may soon resurface in the headlines as President Obama is slated to deliver his State of the Union address tomorrow night, with looming […]

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Mild selling pressures swept over Wall Street on Wednesday as the bulls found it hard to hold on to profits in the face of disappointing data. Major equity benchmarks slid lower on the day as U.S. GDP missed the mark; quarterly economic growth came in at negative 0.1%, falling short of the 1.0% estimate as a cutback […]

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S&P 500 Pumps Breaks Ahead Of Major Resistance

by on January 7, 2013

Bullish price action has persisted for much longer on Wall Street than many had anticipated; following the massive gap higher at the start of the new year, major equity indexes have held onto gains amid the looming uncertainties, perhaps hinting at the possibility for new highs in the coming weeks. What’s truly noteworthy is the fact that stocks […]

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Selling pressures intensified on Wall Street as major equity indexes tallied another session in red territory after failing to stay above major support levels. The S&P 500 Index sank past support at the 1,375 level as profit-taking pressures persisted through the closing bell after U.S. retail sales data disappointed; the October sales figure contracted by […]

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After enduring a sour finish to a shortened trading week, investors’ stress level has only climbed higher over the weekend in anticipation of the major events that are slated to take place this week. At home, all eyes are on Obama and Romney ahead of voting, with many anticipating a volatile reaction on Wall Street […]

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Buy On This Dip With Caution

by on October 22, 2012

After a very sour finale last week, domestic equity indexes appear to be holding their ground and are poised for a bounce back as bargain buyers stepped in Monday morning. Regional elections in Spain over the weekend sent yields on Spanish debt higher, however, the euro remained resilient as investors expressed their optimism over the […]

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The Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF (VGK) tracks the MSCI Europe Index and is one of the most cost effective ways to gain exposure to the leading companies based in Europe. Overall, developed European markets can offer a comparable risk and return profile to U.S. stocks, while still helping investors to geographically diversify their portfolio’s equity […]

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Be Wary Of A Steeper Correction

by on September 4, 2012

And so it begins. Regarded by many as perhaps the most dismal month for the stock market, investors on Wall Street welcomed September with a sell-off. Aside from historical performance pointing to tumultuous trading in the weeks ahead, investors’ confidence remains plagued by the looming debt drama in Europe. Furthermore, political debates are heating up on the […]

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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games have been a spectacle of fierce competition and a seemingly never-ending journey in pushing the limits of the human body. This year’s games, which began on July 27 and officially end on August 12, have effortlessly captured our attention as athletes from 204 nations have gathered to compete in 26 sports. With […]

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