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For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest in, as this corner of the market goes through periods of rapid revolutions, booms, and busts. But for those willing to stomach the risk, technology investments are some of the most promising, as developments made by these companies can impact a wide array of industries, making them more efficient and ultimately more profitable. The key to successfully capturing the industry’s success is to stay on top of all the latest tech news and developments, including even the more “far-fetched” innovations [see The Best (And Worst) Performing ETFs For Every Quarter]. [click to continue…]

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Volatility returned on Wall Street last week, as investors digested a slew of economic news and data. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services raised its outlook for the nation’s credit from negative to stable, leading many to once again speculate when the central bank might scale back its bond-buying program. Meanwhile, the Labor Department reported that weekly jobless claims declined to the lowest level in almost five years. This week, investors will once again see many economic reports. Below, we outline three ETFs that should see a fair amount of activity during the week ahead [see also The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective]:

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3 ETFs To Watch This Week: FXI, XHB, VIS

by on April 15, 2013 | Updated April 16, 2013

Bullish momentum somewhat returned on Wall Street last week, pushing major U.S. stock indexes into uncharted territory once again. Investors welcomed an encouraging labor report, which showed that initial jobless claims fell more than expected, to 346,000, marking the first decline in four weeks. Meanwhile, disappointing reports on retail sales and consumer sentiment weighed heavily on the market on […]

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Strong pullbacks in several bellwether stocks had markets struggling for a definitive direction today, with the bulls and bears seemingly reaching a stalemate amidst a lack of significant market catalysts. Meanwhile, investors attempted to digest last’s night State of the Union address, where President Obama expressed his desire for Washington to come to a bipartisan agreement on […]

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Fiscal Cliff Woes Set Volatile Tone

by on November 12, 2012

Markets are off to an encouraging start on Veterans Day as major equity indexes appear to be bouncing higher following last week’s nosedive, although light trading volumes may prove deceiving. Overseas, Greece is waiting for the green light to receive further aid as the country once once again flirts with bankruptcy. At home, the looming fiscal cliff remains at […]

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Bears Are Lurking

by on September 24, 2012

The grind continues on Wall Street as pre-election jitters at home coupled with the ongoing gridlock in the Euro zone have done little for restoring investors’ confidence. Markets will look to recoup last week’s shallow losses as trading activity is expected to pick up around major economic data releases; on the home front, U.S. GDP […]

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Set Your Stops And Targets Tight

by on August 20, 2012

Rain clouds gathered over the bull parade this weekend as Germany’s Bundesbank reiterated its concerns over the European Central Bank’s proposal to buy back government bonds. Profit taking pressures kicked off trading as uncertainty returned back to the markets after seemingly fading away in the last two weeks. Overseas markets will look for a definitive […]

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Buy On The Dip With Caution

by on June 11, 2012

Equity markets have kicked off the week on a positive note although profit taking pressures continue to lurk around the corner as analysts scrutinize the Spanish bank-bailout plan proposed over the weekend. Domestic major equity indexes appear to have regained their footing; the S&P 500 Index has bounced off support at the 1,275 level and […]

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Be Wary Of A Dead Cat Bounce

by on May 21, 2012

After taking a beating last week, equity markets appear to be holding at key technical support levels at the start of this week. More specifically, watch for the S&P 500 Index as it fluctuates around the 1,300 mark; a break below this level could accelerate selling pressures and sink the benchmark to to anywhere from […]

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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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Do Fundamentals Justify The Wall Street Rally?

by on March 26, 2012 | Updated March 30, 2012

Stock markets retreated last week as sparse economic data releases paved the way for profit taking. This week will see a host of important fundamental news on the home front as investors digest durable goods orders, GDP, and consumer spending data. Markets are off to a hot start as Ben Bernanke’s speech on Monday morning lifted hopes […]

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Bears Are Lurking Around The Corner

by on January 30, 2012 | Updated February 3, 2012

After an up-down performance across equity markets last week, investors will look to revive bullish momentum on Wall Street as earnings season continues full speed ahead. The spotlight will also turn to Fed Chair Ben Bernanke as he is set to testify before Congress on Thursday, an event that usually comes away with a detailed […]

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