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Buyers Catch Their Breath

by on March 23, 2013

Trading activity on Wall Street was fairly tame this past week as tensions between the bulls and bears eased up and equity markets drifted sideways for the most part. With no major economic data releases to hit the street, traders and investors had few reasons to buy or sell; nonetheless, optimism reigned supreme as upbeat housing starts and better-than-expected weekly jobless claims kept confidence levels afloat [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All- ETF Model Portfolios].

Actionable ETF Trade Ideas

Our picks from Monday’s Insider posted solid performance results while major equity indexes largely drifted sideways. Below, we highlight how our trade ideas fared during the week [sign up for a free trial of ETFdb Pro to get actionable ETF ideas every Monday, as well as access to more than 50 all-ETF model portfolios]. [click to continue…]

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Correction Pressures Are Mounting

by on March 18, 2013

The bears swept in Monday morning after worrisome news from the Euro zone over the weekend prompted a rapid sell-off at Wall Street’s opening bell. Profit taking pressures were quick to emerge after it was reported that European policymakers proposed a tax on Cypriot bank deposits, leading many to worry that this policy change could spill over to larger nations in the debt-burdened currency bloc, namely Italy and Spain [see also How To Hedge With ETFs].

Weekly Outlook

Below, we highlight ETFs that may see an increase in trading activity as relevant market data is released and evaluated by investors:

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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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The ETF boom has made it easier for regular retail investors to add various new asset classes, sectors and markets to their portfolios with a single trade. Features like intraday tradability, low expenses and access to foreign issued shares make them a great way for investors to build market beating portfolios. Overall, the use of […]

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Wall Street kicked off the first day of November with a bang, as a slew of positive economic reports put some much-needed momentum back into the markets. According to the Institute of Supply Management, the pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector rose to 51.7 in October, a sign that the industry is finally expanding. Construction spending also […]

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Sloppy Start To Earnings Season

by on October 13, 2012 | Updated October 15, 2012

The bears stole the spotlight at the opening ceremony for this earnings season on Wall Street. Corporate behemoths like Alcoa and Chevron were forced to revise their outlooks lower, which inevitably sent a wave of worry across the market. Stocks saw little relief even after weekly jobless claims data offered encouraging insights into the health […]

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Investors were in for another choppy trading session today as ongoing global growth worries overshadowed some better-than-expected earnings and economic reports. In macro news, the U.S. consumer sentiment jumped to its highest level in five years, bucking many analysts predictions. Financial bellwethers J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo also surprised investors, as both companies reported […]

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Trading Ideas For Earnings Season

by on October 8, 2012

After a positive finish last week, traders kicked off this session with profit taking as earnings jitters are undoubtedly setting in ahead of Alcoa’s performance report this Tuesday. Looming threats from Europe will continue to eat away at investors’ confidence at the first sign of trouble, although the ECB’s commitment to a low-rate policy has certainly served a major […]

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Euphoria in this type of market is obviously a short-lived phenomenon, as sour U.S. labor data practically derailed yesterday’s onslaught of bullish momentum. Markets zigzagged in a tight range throughout the day after the Labor Department announced that non-farm payrolls gained only 96,000 in August, coming in much lower than expected. Unemployment however, declined 20 basis points […]

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Definitive Guide To Broad-Based Mining ETFs

by on March 29, 2012 | Updated November 27, 2012

Exchange-traded funds offering exposure to Commodity Producers Equities have become a popular tool for those looking to make an indirect play on natural resource prices. These funds offer investors the ability to easily tap into the lucrative commodities market through a diversified basket of companies, while still reaping the cost efficiency benefits associated with the exchange-traded […]

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Was The Greek Bailout Priced In?

by on March 12, 2012

After back-and-forth price action throughout most of last week, equity indexes managed to end on a high note as good news from the Greek debt swap deal restored confidence in the debt burdened currency bloc. Bullish euphoria has remained strong on Wall Street thanks to an overwhelming majority of better-than-expected economic data releases in 2012. […]

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U.S. GDP Scares Off Bears

by on March 3, 2012

Wall Street ended Friday on a shaky note, although bullish momentum throughout the week pushed major indexes into positive territory. Investors digested a better-than-expected consumer confidence report coupled with robust GDP results; economic growth on the home front came in at 3%, which helped to clear up the clouds of uncertainty looming over ongoing recovery […]

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