QQQ : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. QQQ ETF in Focus as Nasdaq Announces Changes to the Index - ETF ...

    December 19, 2014
    The Nasdaq 100 ETF, QQQ, will see some changes thanks to an annual rebalancing.
  2. Is It Safe to Buy? - Video Blog

    December 17, 2014
    It's not 1998 all over again, so you want to be buying under S&P 2000
  3. Strong Jobs Report: Time to Worry? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 5, 2014
    Markets don't like Fed uncertainty, but that's exactly what they will get if the boom times are back.
  4. No Boost from ADP, Labor Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 3, 2014
    Stocks today were indicated to open essentially flat even before this morning's ADP report and the labor market report, which ...
  5. New Data Runs Counter - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 26, 2014
    No major surprises are expected from any of these readings, but this morning's reports run counter to the view that the economy's ...
  6. Good News: GDP Revised Higher - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 25, 2014
    A very good GDP report will add to the growing conviction that the U.S. economic outlook is on firmer footing.
  7. Chinese Bank Drives Friday Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 21, 2014
    The Chinese central bank is the main driver today, though positive commentary from Mario Draghi at the ECB is also adding ...
  8. Can You Say Goldilocks? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 7, 2014
    This is a very positive read from the labor market. It is good enough to show a still improving labor market, but the gains ...
  9. Post-Midterms, Toward Jobs - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 5, 2014
    Stocks today were indicated to open in positive territory even before a strong jobs report, but the favorable labor market ...
  10. Estimates for Q3 Earnings Lowered - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 6, 2014
    Will the coming round of negative revisions be any different than what we have been seeing in recent quarters?
  11. Fed Comments Should Spur Positivity - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 18, 2014
    The 'considerable time' phrase in the Fed statement told investors that the FOMC was in no hurry to start raising rates in ...
  12. Tepid Market Waters Across the Globe - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 15, 2014
    Headlines about the Scottish vote and weak data out of China are the only notable developments today, though the market's ...
  13. First Negative Week in a Month? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 12, 2014
    Concerns about the Fed outlook ahead of next week's FOMC meeting has emerged as a key overhang for stocks lately.
  14. I've Seen It, But I Don't Believe It - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 5, 2014
    The market seems to be cheering the surprisingly weak jobs report in the hope that it will lead to a more favorable Fed policy. ...
  15. ECB Finally Does QE - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 4, 2014
    The big news of the day is the ECB decision and its impact on global markets.
  16. Big Week for Econ Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 2, 2014
    This week's busy data docket will give us a good sense of the economy's momentum in the current period.
  17. Consumer Spending Kicks Off Econ Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 29, 2014
    The ball gets rolling with macro-economic indicators this Friday morning, kicking off what will be a shortened Labor Day ...
  18. Q2 GDP Revised Upward - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 28, 2014
    The positive GDP report this morning will likely not be enough to offset the overhang from Ukraine-centric worries in today's ...
  19. Will the Rally Continue? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 27, 2014
    How stocks do from here will depend a lot on what happens to bond yields.
  20. All Eyes - And Ears - on Jackson Hole - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 22, 2014
    Stocks are indicated to open modestly lower this morning ahead of a major speech by Janet Yellen at the Jackson Hole conference.
  21. Stocks Not Expected to Lose Steam - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 21, 2014
    Stocks didn't lose their winning stride in response to the Fed minutes on Wednesday and the trend is expected to continue ...
  22. BLS Jobs Report Perfect for Goldilocks - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 1, 2014
    This morning's not-too-hot-not-too-cold jobs reading will likely soothe some of the market fears over Fed policy.
  23. What Do Investors Expect from Q2 Earnings? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 9, 2014
    Earnings are expected to be up +5.6% in Q3 and +8.9% in Q4, with the growth pace expected to accelerate further in the following ...
  24. Welcome to the Second Half! - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 1, 2014
    The weather's pleasant, there's plenty of pent-up demand in many industries, housing is steadily improving — what's ...
  25. A Classic Case of Kick the Can - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 30, 2014
    Sheraz Mian has been articulating this narrative for around 8 solid quarters or more: growth expectations are hopeful, until ...
  26. Why Bad News May Not Be So Bad? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 26, 2014
    Another day, another weak read from the economy.
  27. What's Holding Housing Back? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 17, 2014
    Today's housing data came on weak side, with both Starts and Permits coming modestly shy of expectations.
  28. Stocks in Tentative Mood - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 16, 2014
    The bond market's recent strength has made it easier for the Fed to get out of the QE business without disrupting the market. ...
  29. Global Growth Questions - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 11, 2014
    Stocks today will likely reflect the weak global growth backdrop emerging from the World Bank report.
  30. Central Banks Flexing Muscle - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 10, 2014
    The gains we've been seeing are not restricted to the U.S.; markets across the pond are in as much a bullish mood.
  31. Good Jobs Numbers (Not Great) - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 6, 2014
    Yes, the economy has bounced back from the winter slump, but the rebound hasn't been as robust as some of the more aggressively ...
  32. Mario Draghi Walks the Walk - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 5, 2014
    The markets will breathe a sigh of relief that the European Central Bank (ECB) has finally come through with long-promised ...
  33. Weak ADP Numbers May Dampen Hopes - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 4, 2014
    If this morning's ADP report is a true reflection of underlying trends in the labor market, then expectations for Friday's ...
  34. Stable China vs. Wobbly Eurozone - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 3, 2014
    The soft European data could be interpreted in the "bad news is good news" category given widespread expectations ...
  35. Will May Strength Continue in June? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 2, 2014
    Beyond China, the U.S. manufacturing ISM reading is expected to improve to 55.5 from April's 54.9 reading.
  36. Is It Different This Time? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 30, 2014
    Hard to tell which asset class has a better grasp of ground realities, but bonds have historically had a better track record.
  37. Should We Listen to Stocks or Bonds? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 29, 2014
    Relative to the first look at Q1 GDP, investments and government spending turned to be even bigger drags on growth, while ...
  38. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    May 14, 2014
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well, and these ...
  39. Increase Exposure To Technology Using ETFs

    April 30, 2014
    If the bull market continues, increasing exposure to technology companies may prove a solid bet. Here are a few suggestions. ...
  40. Will the Rest of the Year Be Any Different? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 31, 2014
    Many expect the rest of the year to be better, but Q1 was likely a sign of things to come the rest of this year.
  41. Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 28, 2014
    The market is looking for validation of these expectations and appears to be getting a bit nervous about it.
  42. Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, the sector offers some of the best and quickest growing yields around.

    Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  43. Will the Uncertainty Last? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 14, 2014
    Ukraine is likely a temporary worry, but the economic questions may have more staying power.
  44. Market Willing to Wait, for Now - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 13, 2014
    The market appears to be fairly accommodating at this stage, but may not be as patient if the trend doesn???t improve going ...
  45. Why the Loss of Momentum? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 11, 2014
    It is the lack of data, and not anything else, that is making it difficult to sustain recent momentum.
  46. Are Growth Fears Justified? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 4, 2014
    The growth question has take center stage for stock market investors in a way that few of us could have foreseen.
  47. 13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013

    January 7, 2014
    2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year ...
  48. Best and Worst Sector ETFs of 2013

    December 18, 2013
    This year shaped up to be quite kind to investors, as bullish forces prevailed despite a number of bumps in the road. 2013 ...
  49. What To Expect This Week? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 4, 2013
    This week packs a number of top-tier economic reports that will give us a sense of how well the economy is doing in the fourth ...
  50. China’s burgeoning tech sector could lead to outsized gains in the years ahead. And there’s plenty of ways to profit.

    A Dragon-Sized Play In Chinese Tech

    October 21, 2013
    For tech investors, China’s growth story is just getting started. The nation is quickly becoming a hot bed of internet and ...
  51. 3 Sectors ETF Investors Should Buy And Hold For The Mid-Cycle ...

    October 16, 2013
    The seemingly endless tug of war between the bulls and bears on Wall Street can be frustrating for even the most patient ...
  52. Bear of the Day: Perfect World (PWRD) - Bear of the Day

    October 15, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Perfect World (PWRD) - Bear of the Day
  53. What an Apple/China Mobile Deal Would Mean for ETFs

    August 19, 2013
    Apple has long been one of the most talked about securities on the market, as its meteoric rise took the investing world ...
  54. Daily ETF Roundup: MOO Tumbles After Russian Potash News, VOX ...

    July 30, 2013
    Most U.S. equities ended narrowly mixed today, though technology stocks charged higher, as investors digested a mixed bag ...
  55. Tentative Market Ahead of the Fed, GDP, and Jobs - Ahead of Wall ...

    July 29, 2013
    The market is expected to remain tentative ahead of the Fed meeting, GDP report and jobs reading this week.
  56. Bear of the Day: Google (GOOG) - Bear of the Day

    July 25, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Google (GOOG) - Bear of the Day
  57. Daily ETF Roundup: KBE Pops On Morgan Stanley, XLE Jumps As Oil ...

    July 18, 2013
    U.S. equities traded higher today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 logging in fresh highs, following ...
  58. Tesla Motors to Replace Oracle in Nasdaq 100, QQQ ETF Next? - ...

    July 10, 2013
    Oracle is switching to the NYSE and that is leaving a spot open for Tesla Motors (TSLA) in the Nasdaq 100 Index.
  59. Inside the Surging China Technology ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    July 9, 2013
    Not all China ETFs are in a slump; ones focusing on technology have held up better than most.
  60. Daily ETF Roundup: Fed Hints At Future Taper, XLU And IBB Tumble

    June 19, 2013
    U.S. equities slid into the red today as investors digested the highly anticipated FOMC press conference. Contrary to expectations, ...
  61. Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Spikes On Fed Concerns, XLB Tumbles

    June 5, 2013
    Wall Street endured a steep sell-off today, as another round of disappointing economic reports and concerns over when the ...
  62. Place Your Chips On The Chip Makers

    May 10, 2013
    By adding the semiconductor producers, investors have a chance to play the backbone of technology and right now they are ...
  63. The Week Ahead: Did Wall Street Strategists Jinx Stocks

    March 22, 2013
    Increasingly daring market forecasts should unpleasantly remind savvy investors of the exuberance of Y2K, and the truth is ...
  64. 3 ETFs To Play The Semiconductor Rally

    February 12, 2013
    These ETFs are a great way to profit from the semiconductor rally.
  65. One Bad Apple Could Spoil A Whole ETF Bushel

    February 5, 2013
    While you may not directly own Apple stock, odds are that your ETF has some Apple exposure in it.
  66. Daily ETF Roundup: S&P 500 Tops 1500

    January 25, 2013
    After yesterday’s Apple(AAPL) upset, investors sentiment picked up after a round of better-than-expected earnings report. ...
  67. Keep Your Eye on Treasury Rates

    January 21, 2013
    Could a near-term rise in yields finally break the bond bull and send money flowing into stocks? MoneyShow's Tom Aspray shares ...
  68. How to Hedge Your Portfolio Against a Market Sell-off

    January 9, 2013
    Chances are you likely had a successful year in the stock market.  Despite all the gloom and doom ranging from "Fiscal Cliff" ...
  69. Key Criteria to Know Before Buying an ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    December 12, 2012
    The exchange traded fund industry has expanded at a rapid pace over the past few years, allowing investors to tap into a ...
  70. The Apple Effect and Nasdaq ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    October 10, 2012
    The rise of Apple Inc (AAPL) has been nothing short of extraordinary over the past few years. The company went from a tiny ...
  71. The Week Ahead: What Do Sectors Say About the Economy

    September 29, 2012
    Troubling technical signals appear to be confirmed by recent movements in key sectors, driving up the possibility of a deeper ...
  72. Global X to Close 4 ETFs

    September 26, 2012
    Global X, the New York-based issuer of many international and specialized funds, announced recently that it will close out ...
  73. 5 Leveraged ETFs With Huge 52 Week Returns

    September 10, 2012
    Thus far,2012 has proven to be a rather rocky year, with equities exhibiting up and down performances and struggling to find ...
  74. Market Outlook: Unique Signals Point to Higher Prices

    September 6, 2012
    The last week of August ended with big moves on Thursday and Friday. Stocks look ready to break out of their dull trading ...
  75. Upside Targets for Apple and Amazon

    August 31, 2012
    Using monthly and weekly charts, MoneyShow's Tom Aspray analyzes these two tech giants to find out not only their near-term ...
  76. Apple Vs. Samsung: Q&A With Scott Freeze

    August 24, 2012
    Consumer electronics giants Apple and Samsung have stolen the tech-sector headlines as the two behemoths have been waging ...
  77. 5 Equity ETFs In Steady Uptrends

    August 6, 2012
    Unresolved eurozone debt drama and mixed economic data releases on the homefront continue to drive markets, showcasing how ...
  78. Red Flags Warn of Weak Rally

    August 3, 2012
    Although the market is susceptible to news from Europe or the Fed that could still push the major averages higher, not enough ...
  79. Have the Bulls Been Trapped?

    July 26, 2012
    The technical health of the stock market has deteriorated and knowing the key technical levels will allow you to be better ...
  80. Where Are Inex Funds Now?

    June 19, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  81. Undiscovered Tech Play

    June 8, 2012
    When it comes to technology ETFs, the PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ), the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLK) and a ...
  82. Signs of Life?

    June 1, 2012
    To say the PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ) is an important fund within the ETF landscape is an understatement. Home to over ...
  83. NASDAQ's Top YTD Performers, Ex-Apple

    May 10, 2012
    The past week has been none too kind to the PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ), also known as the NASDAQ 100 tracking ETF. QQQ ...
  84. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    April 30, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  85. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    March 30, 2012
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  86. China's Booming E-Commerce Market

    March 29, 2012
    China’s rapidly growing consumer story is spreading to its e-commerce sector as well. Given the nation’s huge population ...
  87. The Most Overbought Nasdaq 100 Stocks

    March 28, 2012
    Close proximity to technically overbought levels makes these strong Nasdaq 100 performers high-risk buys at current levels, ...
  88. The Week Ahead: Don't Worry About China's Growth

    March 24, 2012
    Economic news from China last week overshadowed improving technicals for in many parts of the market, including the specific ...
  89. The Week Ahead: Individual Investors Not Buying

    March 3, 2012
    There’s lots of cash on the sidelines of this aging rally, but investors should not get caught up in the hype. Instead, stay ...
  90. Trade Review: Big Money Option Spread

    December 28, 2011
    Recent options data shows how a big institution likely went about executing a spread trade on the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ), ...
  91. Big Dividends In The Semiconductors

    October 21, 2011
    Many of the semiconductor firms offer strong dividend payments and can provide a great income opportunity at current levels. ...
  92. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    July 29, 2011
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well. These ...
  93. Option Trading a Range-Bound Market

    July 13, 2011
    This real trade example shows two particular option strategies—a strangle and a calendar spread—can be used in range-bound ...
  94. 3 Steps to Hedging with LEAPS Options

    June 23, 2011
    Using a simple three-step process and LEAPS options, longer-term investors can limit downside risk while still capitalizing ...
  95. Embracing Tech With Israel

    April 13, 2011
    Israel is an emerging tech giant that could give the U.S. a run for its money, in the near future.
  96. Index Funds: How Well Did They Do In 2010?

    January 7, 2011
    Many portfolio have index funds as their core holdings. Check out how well they performed in 2010.
  97. Technology Tumbling

    August 17, 2010
    The fates of these three companies largely depends on economic recovery.
  98. The Best And Worst Stocks For The Year

    August 2, 2010
    Ten stocks have climbed 200% since New Year’s, while more than 25 have lost over half their value.
  99. Chinese Sector Investing With ETFs

    July 15, 2010
    Investing in sectors in China just became easier with Chinese sector ETFs.
  100. Internet Tech Stocks That Think It's Still 1999

    May 31, 2010
    Two tech stocks power higher in a down market and face shareholder lawsuits.
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