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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 popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects April 7th Edition

by on April 7, 2014 | Updated April 14, 2014

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 popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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The energy sector is among the fastest-moving market segments in the world, as its make-up changes significantly as the years go on. The rapid development of technology and new sources of energy has helped this segment remain one of the hottest investing spaces for decades. Energy ETFs have especially taken off in recent years, as […]

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When it comes to commodity investing, there is perhaps no corner of the market more popular than crude oil. Whether exposure is captured via futures or equities, this volatile yet often rewarding sector has become one of investors’ favorite tactical (and sometimes long-term) tools. And thanks to the ETF industry, there are now several ways […]

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Short-term traders and long-term investors alike have flocked to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in large part because of the exposure they provide to different segments of the economy, including stock sectors, commodities, bonds, real estate and global markets. Investors can now buy a single ETF providing diversified exposure to a specific area of the global economy, […]

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Strong labor market data coupled with bullish momentum had the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallying once again to fresh highs; for the first time ever, the blue-chip index closed above 14,300. Bolstering today’s third-straight advance was a better-than-expected labor report, which showed that initial jobless claims came in at 340,00 last week, compared to the […]

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Equity markets bounced back today, after yesterday’s sharp pull back had stocks posting their worst one-day performance of the year. Following relatively good earnings and economic reports, bullish momentum came back to the forefront, as has been the trend thus far in 2013. In corporate news, Computer Sciences (CSC) jumped after the company reported better-than-expected […]

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While some American’s continued Obama’s victory celebration today, Wall Street certainly made clear who it had voted for as stocks took a sharp nosedive in a post-election sell off. With the re-elected President’s win, concerns over the looming fiscal cliff escalated, leaving investors uncertain about the split Congress coming up with a resolution. To add […]

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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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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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Once again markets traded in a tight range for the majority of the session, dipping in and out of red territory. A pair of mixed economic reports kept trading volumes at painfully low levels as investors weighed the latest news. For the first time in two years, U.S. home prices rose in June as more […]

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Energy stocks have struggled mightily so far in 2012, as soft demand for petroleum products and progress towards alternative sources of energy have weighed on this sector. Despite the recent challenges, allocations to energy stocks remain a key component of many investing strategies, and this sector is well represented in the portfolios of both buy-and-hold […]

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