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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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Wall Street got off to a bumpy start last week as budget talks and the looming debt ceiling deadline weighed heavily on U.S. equities. But after the White House announced that Janet Yellen–a staunch proponent of Bernanke’s easy-money policies–would be nominated as the next Federal Reserve Chairman, markets got somewhat of a reprieve. Investors also saw some glimmers of progress being made in Washington after House Republicans unveiled a six-week debt-ceiling increase. Meanwhile, Alcoa kicked off the third quarter earnings season, reporting earnings that exceeded analysts’ expectations. This week, investors will once again see a slew of earnings and economic reports. Below, we outline three ETFs that should see a fair amount of activity during the week ahead [see The Best (And Worst) Performing ETFs For Every Quarter].

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Buy On The Dip Prospects September 30th Edition

by on September 30, 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 […]

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Domestic equity indexes struggled to rebound yesterday following their bearish start at the beginning of the week. Profit taking pressures stuck around as lackluster economic data on the day gave investors little reason to buy back in; the consumer confidence index came in at 79.9, falling short of last month’s reading of 81.8 [see 3 ETF Trades […]

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Wall Street saw U.S. equities rallying to all-time highs last week, after the Federal Reserve announced that it would not begin tapering its bond purchases. Following the FOMC meeting, the Fed stated that “The tightening of financial conditions observed in recent months, if sustained, could slow the pace of improvement in the economy and labor market. The [Fed] […]

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Major U.S. equity indexes rallied to all-time highs as investors rejoiced over the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold off from tapering bond-repurchases this time around. Bullish momentum swept over Wall Street as fears of cutting back on stimulus seemingly evaporated after Chairman Bernanke affirmed the Fed’s “accommodative” stance [see Picture Edition: The Complete History of the […]

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Wall Street finally welcomed back bullish momentum last week, as easing tensions in Syria and relatively positive economic news pushed major U.S. equity indexes higher. In China, exports were reported to have risen 7.2% in August from a year prior; the country’s industrial output also rose 10.4% in August from a year earlier. On the labor […]

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The summer slump on Wall Street continued last week, leaving investors in for yet another round of lackluster trading. Though investors kept the Fed in focus throughout the week, the latest policy minutes shed essentially no light on what the central bank plans to do next. The minutes stated that few officials favored tapering bond purchases […]

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Stocks quietly retreated into shallow red territory on Wednesday as investors expressed their concerns over the potential Fed taper in September, while the latest Bank of England minutes revealed gridlock among policymakers overseas. Surprisingly, the bulls failed to take notice of the eurozone GDP report, which marked the first positive quarter in 18 months for […]

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Wall Street was in for several lackluster trading sessions last week, as a mixed bag of earnings and economic reports kept equities trading in a narrow range. Travelers (TRV), Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) beat both earnings and revenue estimates, but fast-food giant McDonald’s (MCD), Hasbro (HAS)  and Haliburton (HAL) missed analyst expectations. On the economic front, existing-home sales fell […]

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Selling pressures swept over Wall Street on Wednesday as mixed earnings on the day and upcoming economic data releases prompted many to lock-in profits. Investors rejoiced as Apple beat analysts’ estimates and rallied +5% on the day, although a worse-than-expected forecast from Caterpillar sent a wave of worry across the market as investors interpreted the […]

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After a week of both hits and misses, the second quarter earnings season is well on its way and the week ahead will be filled with yet another round of reports. Last week, beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) reported weaker-than-expected sales, while Goldman Sachs (GS) posted earnings per share of $3.70, well past the $2.82 estimate. Continuing the […]

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