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ETFs For The Week Ahead: Hoping For Some Calm

Last week was a wild one on Wall Street as stocks experienced one of the worst two day declines in several years only to give way to a two day rally, the likes of which had not Source
Posted On 02 Sep 2015

Swiss Miss: Switzerland Skirts Recession, But ETFs Struggle

A large number of diversified developed markets exchange traded funds have exposure to Swiss stocks, with Switzerland often being one of the largest country weights following the U.K. and Japan in those funds. So, it should be good news Source
Posted On 02 Sep 2015

Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Lower; Big Lots Earnings Top Views

Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded down 0.30 percent to 16,605.56 while the NASDAQ declined 0.18 percent to 4,803.91. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.14 percent to 1,984.92. Leading and Lagging Sectors In Source
Posted On 30 Aug 2015

Frontier Markets: Venezuela, Going From Bad to Worse

Venezuela on Thursday asked OPEC to convene an emergency meeting in order to come up with a plan to stabilize the falling price of oil. The market, of course, immediately spiked and was up about 10% at the close of business. That’s the largest one day rise since 2009. So why is...
Posted On 30 Aug 2015

Blame China If Your Treasury ETF Is Falling

It sounds like a conversation one might have with his or her irascible grandfather or Donald Trump The United States owes China a lot of money by way of all the U.S. Treasurys China has gobbled up over the Source
Posted On 30 Aug 2015

Why Bitcoin Supporters Should Push for International Regulation

For many supporters and owners of Bitcoin, the word “regulation” is anathema. The very idea of government at any level imposing rules and restrictions on a concept that was designed, at least in part, to avoid them, gives them the heebie-jeebies. That unease increases for many...
Posted On 30 Aug 2015

Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Burlington Stores Gains On Strong Results; Dollar General Shares Slip

Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded up 0.80 percent to 16,415.38 while the NASDAQ climbed 1.03 percent to 4,745.97. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.98 percent to 1,959.58. Leading and Lagging Sectors Source
Posted On 28 Aug 2015

Emerging Markets: The Singapore Elections

Another general election taking place in the developing world that may be of interest to foreign investors is the one taking place in Singapore on September 11, 2015. Why is there significance attached to this election? After all, Singapore is one of those countries that most...
Posted On 28 Aug 2015

Why Saudi Arabia Wont Cut Oil Production

By Nick Cunningham for Nine months after OPEC decided to leave its production target unchanged and pursue market share instead of trying to prop up prices, the group is facing a set of complex problems and decisions going forward. At first blush, the collapse of oil...
Posted On 27 Aug 2015

Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Surges Over 400 Points; Cameron Shares Climb On Acquisition News

Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded up 2.62 percent to 16,076.46 while the NASDAQ climbed 2.68 percent to 4,627.06. The S&P also rose, gaining 2.59 percent to 1,915.90. Leading and Lagging Sectors Source
Posted On 27 Aug 2015