SPY : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Waiting For the Rebound - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 1, 2014
    Stocks ran up last year in anticipation of a rebound in economic and corporate earnings fundamentals, but we haven't seen ...
  2. 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.
  3. Bias Still to the Upside - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 25, 2014
    The recent sell-off in some of the hotter segments of the market reflect some nervousness, but overall bias still remains ...
  4. The Market's Positive Momentum - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 24, 2014
    The expectation is that the tone of U.S. economic data will improve as the weather effects start dissipating.
  5. 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.
  6. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For February 4

    February 4, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.comS&P 500 ETF: Pre-market data point to opening reboundPrior ...
  7. 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.
  8. ETF Outlook For Week Of January 27, 2014 (SPY, UNG, EEM, VXX)

    January 27, 2014
    ETF Outlook for Week of January 27, 2014. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) The S&P 500 fell by 2.1 percent on Friday, ...
  9. Active ETFs That Beat The Market In 2013

    January 8, 2014
    The ETF universe continues to expand in size and popularity as more and more investors have grown comfortable with utilizing ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. The United Kingdom Is Ripe For Stock Pickers

    December 6, 2013
    With the situation in Europe finally moving ahead, investors may want to focus on the United Kingdom. Stocks within the nation ...
  12. 7 ETF Types To Be Thankful For

    November 28, 2013
    This year has shaped up to be quite kind to investors as major equity indexes are holding onto double-digit gains ahead of ...
  13. IPO ETFs (FPX, IPO): A Better Way To Ride The Bull

    November 13, 2013
    The bull market rages on as optimism levels remain elevated thanks to the latest upbeat GDP and employment reports coupled ...
  14. The 10 Worst ETF Trades of All Time

    November 12, 2013
    When it comes to investing, hindsight is always 20-20. There are dozens of occasions when the “could have, should have” ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 5 ETF Underdogs Beating The Market

    October 30, 2013
    Though the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY‘s debut in 1993, there are still only a small percentage ...
  17. ETF Winners and Losers During the Shutdown

    October 21, 2013
    Late last week, President Barack Obama signed a bill to end the 16-day U.S. government shutdown and avoid a default. Over ...
  18. Private Equity For Retail Investors

    October 11, 2013
    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With ...
  19. The Hidden Costs of ETF Investing

    October 10, 2013
    One of the most appealing features of exchange-traded funds–aside from the ability to tap into a large variety of asset ...
  20. Government Shutdown is Here, Now What? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 30, 2013
    The question now is how long will it last and what does it tell us about the coming debt-ceiling fight.
  21. Five Reasons Not To Bite Into Potbelly's IPO

    September 25, 2013
    Potbelly Corporation set the terms for its IPO September 23. If you include the underwriters over-allotment, the Chicago-based ...
  22. Washington Drama in the Spotlight - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 23, 2013
    The partisan deadlock in Congress is increasing the odds of a government shutdown and another noisy debt ceiling fight.
  23. Has the Fed's Credibility Taken a Hit? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 20, 2013
    The market's Taper expectations reflected what investors heard from Bernanke and other Fed officials.
  24. Fed Muddies the Waters - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 19, 2013
    The Fed prepared the markets for the onset of Taper for months, but in the end decided to wait a bit longer.
  25. The 1% Are Looking Elsewhere For Returns

    September 18, 2013
    For the rich, stocks and bonds aren’t cutting it. They continue to add more alternative asset classes to their portfolios. ...
  26. Market Wrap For Monday, September 16: Investors Seem Oblivious ...

    September 16, 2013
    Despite monstrous looming economic hurdles, equity markets pushed higher. Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected ...
  27. Is Europe Faltering Again? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 12, 2013
    Weak economic data out of the Euro-zone raise questions about the sustainability in the region???s nascent recovery.
  28. Picture Edition: Major Asset Class Returns From The 2009 Bottom

    September 12, 2013
    The U.S. bull market rages on five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, although not everyone on Wall Street is convinced ...
  29. Has the Catalyst Played Out Already? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 11, 2013
    The market bounce reflected lower odds of U.S. military strikes and positive Chinese data.
  30. Is Jarden Burning The Candle From Both Ends?

    September 10, 2013
    On September 3 Jarden (NYSE:JAH) announced it was acquiring Yankee Candle Company for $1.75 billion. Almost all the media ...
  31. Global Growth Outlook Improves - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 9, 2013
    Positive data out of China and Japan help improve the global growth outlook.
  32. Is the Market Reading It Correctly? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 6, 2013
    The mildly disappointing jobs doesn't change the Fed Taper equation.
  33. It's Not About Syria - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 4, 2013
    Syria matters to some extent, but the primary unsettling factor for the market is the Fed.
  34. 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Leveraged ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds have found their way into countless portfolios, as investors of all types have embraced their cost-efficient, ...
  35. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  36. 5 Tweets That Shook the ETF World

    August 21, 2013
    As Twitter has become a more popular social media platform, its influence over the external world has been skyrocketing, ...
  37. Market Wrap for Wednesday, August 14: U.S. Stocks Fall Mid-Week; ...

    August 14, 2013
    The U.S. stock market fell for most of Wednesday's trading session, finishing near its worst levels of the day. The ...
  38. Busy Economic Calendar This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 12, 2013
    This week is the busiest on the economic calendar before the next jobs report early next month.
  39. Taper Fears Aren't Causing It - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 7, 2013
    Hard to claim that Taper isn't priced in already given how far interest rates have moved already.
  40. Dog Days of Summer - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 6, 2013
    Be mindful, however, that low volumes could exaggerate volatility in the short run.
  41. No Near-term Catalysts - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 5, 2013
    With the earnings season winding down and the top-tier economic data already out, we have entered a quite period for the ...
  42. Is Bad News No Longer Good News? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 2, 2013
    Today's jobs disappointment may not change the Fed's thinking on the Taper question.
  43. The Ever Friendly Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 1, 2013
    The Fed may have opened the door to delay the 'Taper', but QE has to end at some stage.
  44. Market Wrap For Wednesday, July 31: Stocks Mostly Unchanged Despite ...

    July 31, 2013
    The U.S. stock market closed mixed on Wednesday despite upbeat economic data and a dovish FOMC statement. The advanced GDP ...
  45. GDP + ADP = Fed Taper - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 31, 2013
    The Fed may not show its hand today, but these reports indicate that 'Taper' should be coming in the next few months.
  46. ETF Plays As The End Of QE Nears

    July 31, 2013
    Investors have been enjoying a stimulus fueled rally on Wall Street and their concerns about the end of this historically ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Daily ETF Roundup: BJK Slumps After Wynn Resorts Earnings, XLE ...

    July 29, 2013
    Wall Street started off the week on a sour note as investors remained cautious ahead of a slew of economic news slated for ...
  49. 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.
  50. Do Earnings Justify Record Stock Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 26, 2013
    It is hard to square the earnings picture emerging from Q2 results and company guidance with where the market???s current ...
  51. Daily ETF Roundup: PNQI Pops On Facebook Earnings, XLB Rises ...

    July 25, 2013
    It was another choppy session on Wall Street today as investors digested yet another slew of mixed earnings reports. Conglomerate ...
  52. Daily ETF Roundup: XLE Drops As Crude Retreats, IYW Pops On Apple ...

    July 24, 2013
    The summer slump continued on Wall Street, as investors weighed a slew of mixed earnings reports against strong housing data. ...
  53. Market Wrap for Wednesday, July 24: Stocks Largely Lower Despite ...

    July 24, 2013
    Despite a report which showed that new home sales in the U.S. are at a 5-Year high, the stock market was largely lower on ...
  54. Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

    July 24, 2013
    Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  55. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Finish Flat, XLK Tumbles On Microsoft ...

    July 19, 2013
    U.S. equities ended essentially unchanged in Friday’s lackluster trading session, as investors weighed a batch of underwhelming ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Taking Pulse of the Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    July 18, 2013
    Taking Pulse of the Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  58. Daily ETF Roundup: XLU Pops, EWZ Rallies Alongside Petrobras

    July 15, 2013
    U.S. equities got off to a strong start this week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 logging in record ...
  59. Daily ETF Roundup: UCO Pops As Crude Tops $106, IBB Rallies

    July 10, 2013
    U.S. equities ended the day barely changed as investors turned their focus to the the latest FOMC minutes and Ben Bernanke’s ...
  60. Is Taper No Longer an Issue for Stocks? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 10, 2013
    The stock market's gains will be sustainable only if they reflect a realistic assessment of QE.
  61. Daily ETF Roundup: XLI Pops, XHB Rallies On Foreclosure Data

    July 9, 2013
    U.S. equities ended in positive territory once again today after the second quarter earnings season kicked off on a relatively ...
  62. Daily ETF Roundup: FDN and XLP Pop Ahead Of Unofficial Start ...

    July 8, 2013
    Following a holiday-shortened week, U.S. equities logged in their three-session win streak ahead of the unofficial kickoff ...
  63. Does the Jobs Report Guarantee Tapering in September? - Ahead ...

    July 5, 2013
    Given this momentum in the labor market, the Fed could afford to step back from the level of stimulus it has been providing ...
  64. June Non-Farm Payrolls Blow Away Estimates, Boosted By Summer ...

    July 5, 2013
    Non-Farm Payrolls rose faster than expected in June as teenagers began to take summer jobs. The unemployment rate remained ...
  65. U.S. Vs. U.K. ETFs: 4th Of July Edition

    July 4, 2013
    Since their inception, ETFs have made their way into countless portfolios, giving investors access to nearly every corner ...
  66. VelocityShares Launches Two Hedged ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    July 3, 2013
    Investors now have two new large cap risk-hedged options from VelocityShares.
  67. Daily ETF Roundup: EPGT Rallies On Turmoil In Egypt, XLI Slumps

    July 2, 2013
    Despite a relatively good start to the month, U.S. equities slid into red territory during today’s volatile and thin ...
  68. No Fireworks in Today's Session - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 2, 2013
    Markets will likely remain in a tentative mode ahead of Friday's jobs numbers and the holiday on Thursday.
  69. 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013

    July 2, 2013
    Six months have passed in 2013 and the financial world has had plenty to buzz about. From a bull run in U.S. to worries over ...
  70. Daily ETF Roundup: XHB Jumps On Construction Data, IBB Pops

    July 1, 2013
    Wall Street started off the month of July with a bang, with bullish momentum returning full force on upbeat economic data. ...
  71. Market Wrap for Monday, July 1: Stocks Rise, But Finish Off Session ...

    July 1, 2013
    The U.S. stock market continued its near-term rally on Monday as the major averages look to make back losses from two weeks ...
  72. Lots of Data in Holiday-Shortened Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 1, 2013
    Volumes will likely be light in this holiday-shortened week, which could exacerbate volatility.
  73. Market Having Second Thoughts on Tapering? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 27, 2013
    Markets seem to be hoping that the Tapering decision may not be so imminent after all.
  74. Daily ETF Roundup: XLV Rallies, PBW Pops On Obama’s Energy Plans

    June 26, 2013
    U.S. equities closed higher once again today, as investors weighed today’s GDP report against the possibility of the ...
  75. Does the GDP Cut Mean Anything? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 26, 2013
    The present and future economic conditions are far more important than what has happened already.
  76. Daily ETF Roundup: Equities Recover, IYR And XHB Rally On Upbeat ...

    June 25, 2013
    A slew of better-than-expected economic reports helped U.S. equities erase most of the previous session’s losses during ...
  77. Fundamentals Will Matter in Post-QE World - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 25, 2013
    Investors have been on an extended vacation from reality due to the Fed's QE program.
  78. How Low Can It Get? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 24, 2013
    Markets are in for a rough ride over the coming days and weeks.
  79. When Will the Dust Settle? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 21, 2013
    We are in for a bumpy ride this summer, as the market squeezes out the QE inspired excesses.
  80. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Nosedive, VXX Spikes and XLP Tumbles

    June 20, 2013
    U.S. equities took a steep nosedive today, marking their biggest one-day drop of the year. Investors’ anxiety of Fed ...
  81. Bernanke Shows His Hand, Market - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 20, 2013
    Investors wanted clarity from the Fed, they got it. But they don't like what they see.
  82. 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, ...
  83. Daily ETF Roundup: XLI Rallies Alongside Industrials, VOX Pops

    June 18, 2013
    Bullish momentum returned on Wall Street today, pushing equities to the highest levels in almost three weeks as the Federal ...
  84. Can the Fed Afford to Keep the Suspense? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 18, 2013
    We may not get a direct answer tomorrow, but the Fed can't afford to keep the market guessing about its future course.
  85. Daily ETF Roundup: XHB Pops On Homebuilder Data, EWG Jumps On ...

    June 17, 2013
    U.S. equities got off to a relatively strong start as investors turned their attention to the Federal Reserve meeting later ...
  86. Taper May Not Mean The End of QE, But....... - Ahead of Wall ...

    June 14, 2013
    The shift in Fed policy will be a vote of confidence in the economy, even though it will result in higher rates.
  87. Daily ETF Roundup: FXG Pops On Safeway Acquisition, XLF Rallies

    June 13, 2013
    Wiping out the previous session’s losses, U.S. equities rallied to close near session highs today following several ...
  88. Time to Focus on Small Cap ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    June 13, 2013
    Why investors may want to tilt their portfolios to small cap ETFs at this time.
  89. Strong Data Keeps Taper Talk Alive - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 13, 2013
    This morning's strong Retail Sales and Jobless Claims data is reassuring enough to keep the Taper talk firmly on the table.
  90. Daily ETF Roundup: Dow Falls Below 15,000, XLY Slumps, TUR Jumps

    June 12, 2013
    It was another choppy trading session on Wall Street today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting its first three-day ...
  91. Volatility is Back - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 12, 2013
    Uncertainty about the Fed's future course is threatening to remove the anchor of stability.
  92. Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Spikes On BOJ Worries, KBE Slumps

    June 11, 2013
    U.S. equities were in for a wild ride today, as investors digested the Bank of Japan’s latest monetary policy decision. ...
  93. Building A Portfolio BRIC By BRIC

    June 11, 2013
    When Jim O'Neil first came up with the acronym of BRIC, the four nations were the cream of the emerging market crop. A decade ...
  94. Will Bernanke Show His Hand Next Week? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 11, 2013
    Bernanke may not have that much time left on the Fed to secure his legacy.
  95. Taper Remains Very Much on the Table - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 10, 2013
    Friday's jobs report does not remove the taper option off the table.
  96. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks End Week On A Strong Note, XLI Rallies

    June 7, 2013
    U.S. equities ended the week on a strong note as investors weighed labor data against the possibility of the Fed maintaining ...
  97. Daily ETF Roundup: FXY Pops As Dollar Tumbles, XLU Rallies

    June 6, 2013
    It was a volatile session on Wall Street today ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated U.S. employment report. In economic ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. Market Wrap for Tuesday, June 4: Stocks Retreat as Uncertainty ...

    June 4, 2013
    Stocks fell on Tuesday, although a late day rally lifted share prices off of their worst levels of the session. The move ...
  100. 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 ...
  101. S&P 500's Ten Most Overbought Stocks

    March 19, 2013
    Given the S&P 500’s impressive gains so far this year, it is not surprising that there are quite a few overbought ...
  102. The Week Ahead: Will Overseas Markets Lead the Way

    February 22, 2013
    Most investors were expecting a correction after the enormous surge in 2013, but evidence from Europe indicates that the ...
  103. Do Large Cap ETFs Signal Trouble Ahead? - ETF News And Commentary

    February 15, 2013
    All current discussion about stocks centers on whether stocks can continue their climb upwards. While there have been countless ...
  104. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks End Mixed

    February 13, 2013
    Strong pullbacks in several bellwether stocks had markets struggling for a definitive direction today, with thebulls and ...
  105. How Well Do The 5 Biggest ETFs Track Their Indexes?

    February 8, 2013
    ETFs are excellent building blocks for long-term portfolios given the inherent cost-efficiency and transparency benefits ...
  106. How To Use A Breakout Trading Strategy For ETFs

    February 6, 2013
    Breakout strategies appeal to all traders and investors, from those trading one-minute charts to daily or weekly charts. ...
  107. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Bounce Back

    February 5, 2013
    Equity markets bounced back today, after yesterday’s sharp pull back had stocks posting their worst one-day performance of ...
  108. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Post Worst One-Day Drop In 2013

    February 4, 2013
    As many investors feared, stocks pulled back sharply today, posting their first triple-digit drop and worst one-day performance ...
  109. Daily ETF Roundup: Bulls Return On Encouraging Labor Data

    February 1, 2013
    The bulls charged ahead on Wall Street today, starting off the month of February with bang. Encouraging U.S. data sent the ...
  110. Forensic Accounting ETF (FLAG) Hits the Market - ETF News And ...

    February 1, 2013
    While a broad market approach is a popular investment style for many, some like to take a more concentrated look at large ...
  111. Thursday's ETF Chart To Watch: MSCI Canada Index Fund (EWC)

    January 31, 2013
    Mild selling pressures swept over Wall Street on Wednesday as the bulls found it hard to hold on to profits in the face ofdisappointingdata. ...
  112. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Pull Back On Fed And Lackluster GDP

    January 30, 2013
    Today’s Federal Reserve monetary policy announcement and upsetting economic data put selling pressures back on Wall Street, ...
  113. Fiscal Cliff ETF Rally Still Hot

    January 25, 2013
    Almost as soon as the confetti stopped falling on election night, the popular news media began focusing almost incessantly ...
  114. Keep Your Eye on Treasury Rates

    January 23, 2013
    Could a near-term rise in yields finally break the bond bull and send money flowing into stocks? MoneyShow's Tom Aspray ...
  115. 2 Bullish Charts You Need to See - Cook`s Kitchen

    January 22, 2013
    For several months, I've been watching two indexes that I like to call "the other 2,400 stocks." One is the Russell 2000 ...
  116. 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 ...
  117. 2 Bottoming Stocks in Top Sector

    January 18, 2013
    These two health-care stocks not only have room to run if the sector continues to rise, but the youth of their rallies ...
  118. Forget Mutual Funds -- Try This Simple, Low-Cost Alternative ...

    January 17, 2013
    As the stock market surged ever higher in the 1990s, many investors were content to let mutual fund managers find the right ...
  119. Diamond ETF: An Investor's Best Friend in 2013? - ETF News And ...

    January 16, 2013
    The new Diamond/Gemstone ETF (GEMS) from upstart PureFunds is off to a solid start since its recent debut. The product has ...
  120. 2 Bottoming Stocks in Top Sector

    January 16, 2013
    These two health-care stocks not only have room to run if the sector continues to rise, but the youth of their rallies ...
  121. Signs Point to an Overextended Bull Market That Could Sell-Off

    January 15, 2013
    The stock market consolidated its gains last week while waiting for news. Earnings announcements this week could push prices ...
  122. 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" ...
  123. Focus on Earnings with These ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    January 9, 2013
    The vast majority of ETFs currently on the market utilize market capitalization levels for their weighting schemes. This ...
  124. Q4 ETF Asset Report: Broad Market ETFs Reign - ETF News And Commentary

    January 8, 2013
    The fourth quarter of 2012 was a mixed bag for the equity markets. It was a quarter marked by certain domestic as well as ...
  125. Sector Relativity - Cook`s Kitchen

    January 7, 2013
    As the economy rolls through its much-anticipated waves of expansion and contraction, portfolio managers tend to rotate money ...
  126. Why SPY Has No Love For Buffett And Berkshire

    January 7, 2013
    In addition to being one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world, the S&P 500 also serves as the basis for the ...
  127. Daily ETF Roundup: Jobs Report Boosts Markets

    January 4, 2013
    The first three trading days of 2013 are officially in the books, and markets have gotten off to quite the start. Though ...
  128. Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors

    December 28, 2012
    The ETF boom has made it easier for regular retail investors to add various new asset classes, sectors and markets to their ...
  129. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 21, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 2%; the S&P 500 has declined 1.9%; ...
  130. ETFs Then And Now

    December 19, 2012
    As the calendars get ready to flip to 2013, another chapter in the relatively short history of ETFs will be written. Next ...
  131. Checking In On the 10 Largest ETFs Year To Date

    December 14, 2012
    2012 has been a hectic year around the world, but the U.S. has been especially busy this year. We saw two new QE programs, ...
  132. The 5 Most Important Chart Patterns For ETF Traders

    December 5, 2012
    Chart patterns are a very useful tool because they occur regularly—providing you with lots of trade candidates—and also provide ...
  133. 5 Charts for a Bull-Bear Debate - Cook`s Kitchen

    November 30, 2012
    Let's take a look at some charts you don't see every day. They may tell us something about the underlying strength of this ...
  134. Big Banks Hitting a Brick Wall

    November 29, 2012
    Several large money-center banks have rallied up to longer-term resistance, and the weakness in their volume analysis makes ...
  135. 4 Top Plays from a Market Leading Sector

    November 29, 2012
    Materials stocks have been leading the recent rebound, and MoneyShow's Tom Aspray looks at the charts of four of the sector's ...
  136. Are UITs Better Than ETFs?

    November 26, 2012
    The term “ETF” is used by many investors to refer to a wide range of financial structures that aren’t technically 1940 Act ...
  137. Breaking Down The S&P 500 ETF Price War

    November 21, 2012
    The S&P 500 is one of the most widely-followed indexes in the world, offering exposure to a basket of U.S. stocks that includes ...
  138. Daily ETF Roundup: Bargain Shopping Euphoria Sparks Rally

    November 19, 2012
    Bargain shoppers finally stepped in after a long week of profit-taking pressures on Wall Street. Major equity indexes soared ...
  139. Ultimate Guide To Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)

    November 19, 2012
    Real estate has long been a popular asset class as it tends to offer excellent long-term returns with relatively low correlation ...
  140. Daily ETF Roundup: Another Day, Another Sell-Off

    November 15, 2012
    Stocks tallied yet another session in red territory as looming “fiscal cliff” worries and sour economic data proved too pessimistic ...
  141. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Sink, Greece Cuts A Deal

    November 13, 2012
    Major equity indexes tallied another session in red territory as pessimismcontinuesto reign supreme on Wall Street. Despite ...
  142. Daily ETF Roundup: Flat Close On Fiscal Cliff Woes

    November 12, 2012
    Major equity indexes kicked off the week with an encouraging pop at the open following last week’s pullback, although loominguncertaintiesprevailed ...
  143. Least Correlated Country ETFs To S&P 500

    November 12, 2012
    ETFs continue to find their way into countless portfolios as investors of all styles have embraced these innovative tools ...
  144. Biggest Veteran ETF Winners Since Inception

    November 12, 2012
    Since SPY made its debut as the first exchange-traded fund in 1993, the ETF industry has certainly come a long way. Investors ...
  145. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Big Movers In Financial on November 7, ...

    November 7, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq is down 2.7%; the S&P 500 has fallen 2.6%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  146. ETF Daily Roundup: Markets Rally Prior To Election Results

    November 6, 2012
    Finally it’s here. The 2012 presidential election is upon us, and most people are just excited to be free from the onslaught ...
  147. Daily ETF Roundup: Housing Soars, Earnings Miss

    October 17, 2012
    Markets rallied today, as strong readings on the U.S. housing sector boosted stocks. According to the Commerce Department, ...
  148. Don't Give Up on Apple or Tech

    October 13, 2012
    As the technology sector and Apple continue to drop, MoneyShow’s Tom Aspray points out the seasonal and technical ...
  149. Charts Can Warn of Earnings Misses

    October 10, 2012
    Will this week’s earnings reports confirm the prevailing view of a deteriorating economy? And what action should ...
  150. Daily ETF Roundup: Jobs Optimism Bolsters Stocks

    October 4, 2012
    The presidential debates are underway and U.S. markets are looking to close out another week in bright green territory. Bullish ...
  151. 4 Global Growth Casualties

    October 3, 2012
    These four well-known stocks were hit last quarter by weakness in emerging markets, but technical analysis points to upcoming ...
  152. 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 ...
  153. FlexShares Debuts Two International ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    September 28, 2012
    Northern Trust continues to expand its ETF lineup under its 'FlexShares' brand and for good reason given how popular its ...
  154. VelocityShares Fills Pipeline

    September 28, 2012
    Investors endured another slow trading week with mixed economic data releases on Wall Street, paving the way for another ...
  155. Will Earnings Trigger More Selling

    September 25, 2012
    Earnings could pressure the market this week, writes MoneyShow’s Tom Aspray, and owners of these three stocks should ...
  156. Don't Chase These 4 Top Country ETFs

    September 22, 2012
    Some of these market leading global ETFs could be good buys in the near future, but they look increasingly vulnerable right ...
  157. Are May's Top Groups Still Leading

    September 22, 2012
    A look at four sectors that led the market in the spring shows us not only which industry groups have long-term staying ...
  158. Ultimate Guide To VTI

    September 19, 2012
    Cheap and easy diversification are two staples of the exchange-traded product structure, which have helped make this the ...
  159. 15 Most Overbought S&P 500 Stocks

    September 18, 2012
    The weekly scan of S&P 500 stocks reveals not only those stocks that are vulnerable to profit taking, but also highlights ...
  160. The Week Ahead: How Sorry Will May Sellers Be

    September 15, 2012
    Mantras can be prophetic until they aren't, and those who "sold in May" have already lost out on solid gains. ...
  161. Daily ETF Roundup: Big Ben's Rally Holds

    September 14, 2012
    There was a sense of anxiety concerning whether or not yesterday’s QE rally would hold, or if it was a one time buying spree. ...
  162. Two Telecom ETFs Outperforming the S&P 500 - ETF News And Commentary

    September 14, 2012
    Telecom ETFs have, as of late, turned out to be huge winners this year amidst the ongoing broad market turmoil. In fact, ...
  163. Brief History Of ETFs

    September 11, 2012
    In 2012, exchange-traded products are ubiquitous in the world of investing. The more than 1,400 products have accumulated ...
  164. The Major Trend Favors Tech, But...

    September 7, 2012
    A broad-based look at the technology sector indicates that the positive signals from 2009 are still intact, but MoneyShow’s ...
  165. The 10 Most Oversold Dow Stocks

    September 5, 2012
    Looking at the charts of these blue-chip dividend payers pulls up a quartet of names that may be solid buys on the next ...
  166. First Trust Debuts “Tail Hedge” S&P 500 ETF (VIXH)

    August 31, 2012
    First Trust announced this week the launch of a new ETF that will combine exposure to one of the world’s most widely-followed ...
  167. Three ETFs Up 100% (And More) In 2012

    August 30, 2012
    With two thirds of 2012 in the books, the year is on track to be a relatively solid stretch for most investors. Despite an ...
  168. Daily ETF Roundup: Isaac Strikes, Beige Book Tells Mixed Story

    August 29, 2012
    The release of the Fed’s Beige Book today left investors even more leery ahead of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech on Friday. ...
  169. Buy the Dips... If We Get One - Cook`s Kitchen

    August 17, 2012
    This is one of those rallies that frustrates lots of traders. Why? Because they spend so much time doubting it, or shorting ...
  170. First Trust Launches Technology Dividend ETF (TDIV)

    August 17, 2012
    First Trust, the company behind the popular suite of AlphaDEX ETFs, has become the first ETF at the crossroads to two red ...
  171. Top Sectors for the Rest of 2012

    August 7, 2012
    Identifying the best-performing sectors can often give you an edge in selecting the stocks that are most likely to outperform ...
  172. Daily ETF Roundup: Fiscal Olympics – Fed And ECB Facing Hurdles

    August 7, 2012
    Anticipation was the name of the game today. Investors across the globe continued to place bets on central bankers picking ...
  173. Treasury Yields Can Still Go Lower

    August 4, 2012
    Investor distrust of equities and fear of another recession has caused a steady flow of funds to the Treasury market, despite ...
  174. Stay Away from This Weak Sector

    July 28, 2012
    There has been one major market sector that has been lagging the Spyder Trust (SPY) all year and MoneyShow’s Tom Aspray ...
  175. The Week Ahead: Did The ECB Put a Floor Under Stock Prices?

    July 28, 2012
    All it took was a few words from Europe's top banker to turn stocks around, but can the momentum last? MoneyShow's Tom ...
  176. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  177. 5 ETFs With Wild Five-Year Returns

    July 24, 2012
    Bull or bear market, it’s undeniable that the ETF universe has grown like a weed. The exchange-traded product lineup is quickly ...
  178. What Mexico's New President Means For EWW

    July 16, 2012
    While most investors remain focused on the seemingly never-ending debt drama in the eurozone or the sluggish U.S. economic ...
  179. What's Holding Apple Up? - Real Time Insight

    July 13, 2012
    There are a few stocks I really look forward to earnings from. Caterpillar (CAT) and Cummins (CMI) tell us about China/EM ...
  180. 17 ETFs For Day Traders

    July 13, 2012
    Investors of all walks have embraced ETFs as the investment vehicle of choice when it comes to accessing virtually any asset ...
  181. ProShares Adds 3x, -3x Financials ETFs

    July 12, 2012
    ProShares added a pair of products designed for investors looking to bet on the short term performance of the often volatile ...
  182. The Week Ahead: Can Stocks Ignore the World's Problems?

    July 7, 2012
    Technical action in most markets seems to show this week's downswing was only a temporary pullback, which means buying ...
  183. 10 Surprising ETF Stats From Mid Year ETF Data

    July 5, 2012
    Earlier this week, the ETF Industry Association released its June 30 batch of ETF data, providing an interesting snapshot ...
  184. Q2 ETF Asset Report: Bond Funds Lead the Charge - ETF News And ...

    July 3, 2012
    The second quarter was, despite the overall market turmoil, a pretty solid one for the broad ETF industry. A handful of new ...
  185. The Five Best ETFs over the Past Five Years - ETF News And Commentary

    July 2, 2012
    In the last five years, investors have witnessed a variety of market conditions. Stocks were relatively strong in the middle ...
  186. 5 Dividend ETFs for the Second Half

    July 2, 2012
    It was a tumultuous second quarter for equities as the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) fell almost 3.2 percent, but dividend ETFs ...
  187. Fighting Inflation Beyond TIPS

    June 28, 2012
    In light of TIPS continued negative yields, investors may want to explore other options for inflation fighting. Here are ...
  188. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  189. Long Term Oil ETFs

    June 14, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  190. Long Term Oil ETFs

    May 29, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  191. A Familiar Neighbor

    May 24, 2012
    There are numerous superlatives regarding the Mexican economy. It's one of the largest U.S. trading partners. In 2011, it ...
  192. The Week Ahead: Will Europe Spoil Apple's Party?

    April 28, 2012
    If this surprisingly good week makes you want to jump back into stocks with both feet, be patient, writes MoneyShow’s ...
  193. Oil ETFs For the Long Term

    April 24, 2012
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  194. The Week Ahead: Will Earnings Revive the Rally?

    April 21, 2012
    Despite recent gains, critical market internals suggest the correction is not yet over, but more upside earnings surprises ...
  195. The Most Overbought S&P 500 Stocks

    April 17, 2012
    The market’s correction and these stocks’ close proximity to technically overbought levels could cause them to ...
  196. The Week Ahead: Buckle Up...More Turbulence to Come

    April 14, 2012
    The rough week has caused quite a bit of damage, and a deeper correction is likely. It pays to be defensive right now, but ...
  197. 2 Markets Where Big Volume Rules

    April 13, 2012
    Moby Waller of BigTrends.com explains that while stock trading volume is stagnant, the flow of capital into options and ETFs ...
  198. The Week Ahead: Risk Never Takes a Holiday

    March 31, 2012
    Risk of a deeper correction remains high despite a holiday-shortened week. Watch for technical warning signs, as well as ...
  199. Buy These ETFs During A Pullback

    March 26, 2012
    Here are four ETFs that are due for a pullback.
  200. 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 ...
  201. A Big Bet On "Spicy" Utilities

    March 19, 2012
    For investors, betting on growth-oriented utility firms could alleviate the anticipated underperformance of the sector.
  202. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  203. The Week Ahead: Don't Bet Against the Stock Market, Part II

    March 17, 2012
    The market’s strength this week surprised many investors, and certain sectors have still more potential, writes MoneyShow ...
  204. The Week Ahead: Should You Switch Sectors?

    March 10, 2012
    Technical evidence is mounting that seasonal sector rotation is taking place right now, and it is crucial for investors to ...
  205. Building a Strong Stock Portfolio

    March 9, 2012
    Using real market examples, Tom Aspray discusses how to identify high-relative-strength stocks to buy and manage risk by ...
  206. 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, ...
  207. The Week Ahead: Will Crude Oil Crush the Recovery?

    February 28, 2012
    Select buying opportunities remain, but the combination of rising oil prices and latest deterioration in the financial sector ...
  208. 2 Good Energy Bets

    February 22, 2012
    Seasonal strength in the energy sector means good opportunity in select oil and gas stocks as winter melts into spring. ...
  209. The Week Ahead: Does This Headline Scare You?

    February 19, 2012
    Bullish magazine headlines have been the death of many a rising market, and in fact a correction is expected, says MoneyShow ...
  210. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  211. The Week Ahead: Stocks Need Some Bad News

    January 30, 2012
    Markets are due for a bull-scaring correction that would open more opportunities, but until then investors should stick with ...
  212. The Week Ahead: The Path to Profits in 2012

    January 9, 2012
    The year has started off well, but some sectors and strategies have the potential to pay off even better in coming weeks. ...
  213. Slow And Steady ETFs Outperforming

    January 3, 2012
    Low volatility ETFs lead the way in 2011.
  214. Slow Growth? No Problem For Mid-Caps

    December 26, 2011
    With many analysts predicting slow growth for the new year, investors may want to consider mid-cap stocks for their portfolios.
  215. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  216. The Week Ahead: Will the Grinch Steal Christmas?

    December 20, 2011
    The warning flags are up, and time is running out for a solid rally. Be careful, and watch these key indicators over the ...
  217. The Two Worst Big Bank Stocks

    December 2, 2011
    New credit downgrades to a number of banks by S&P and still-negative chart patterns mean Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup ...
  218. The Week Ahead: Don't Be Late for the 'January Effect&rsqu

    November 30, 2011
    The annual fire sale of small-cap stocks may be happening several weeks early, which could give savvy investors a ground-floor ...
  219. The 4 ETF Starter Portfolio

    November 24, 2011
    Build a basic portfolio with four ETFs from different asset classes.
  220. The Week Ahead: Will the Supercommittee Sink the Markets?

    November 22, 2011
    It could be a couple of weeks until we know the true effect of the latest US debt debate in the markets, but there are still ...
  221. The Week Ahead: Can the Bulls Stay in Charge?

    November 7, 2011
    Tuesday’s drop gave investors an excellent entry point for what looks like a sustained rally. Of course, certain groups ...
  222. Is "Dr. Copper" A Quack?

    October 3, 2011
    Don't jump to conclusions about what copper's recent demise means for the market.
  223. Central Banks Take Another Kick At The Can

    September 21, 2011
    Central banks take another kick at the can.
  224. The Week Ahead: The Market Doesn't Need Another Storm

    August 28, 2011
    Hurricane Irene looks tough enough, but the barrage of economic news next week could be even more of a problem for the ...
  225. The Week Ahead: Bear Markets Take Time

    August 21, 2011
    We won’t know for a while whether the bulls have been truly slaughtered, so investors would do wise to wait for the ...
  226. The Week Ahead: Another Ride on the Rollercoaster?

    August 14, 2011
    Next week should prove quieter, but with all the uncertainty weighing on the markets, it’s probably best to get defensive ...
  227. The Week Ahead: Waiting for QE3

    August 7, 2011
    After a week like this one, it seems like the markets have nowhere to go but up…and although a rally is likely this ...
  228. 2 Great European ETFs

    August 5, 2011
    Because of the solid Greece debt-resolution deal and because the US can’t seem to get its act together to solve its ...
  229. The Week Ahead: More "Bizarro World"

    July 31, 2011
    It’s all about the debt-ceiling debate right now, and mounting fears have caused technical damage that will take ...
  230. The Week Ahead: For Stocks, The Debt Ceiling's the Limit

    July 24, 2011
    The markets would probably be much more bullish if not for the debt-ceiling debate in Washington, and in fact last week's ...
  231. 3 Sizzling Summer Sectors

    July 22, 2011
    Strong market performance this week has set up favorable risk/reward buying opportunities in top-performing sector ETFs tracking ...
  232. The Week Ahead: Are Hedge Funds Bailing Out?

    July 17, 2011
    It’s possible that big-time redemptions caused several would-be rallies last week to sputter and die. A short-term ...
  233. The 4 ETF Starter Portfolio

    July 11, 2011
    Build a basic portfolio with four ETFs from different asset classes.
  234. The Week Ahead: How Far Will Stocks Correct?

    July 10, 2011
    Friday’s downturn should continue into next week, but technical analysis shows the sell-off should be much less painful ...
  235. The Week Ahead: Will Stocks and Rates Continue Higher?

    July 3, 2011
    Like markets sometimes do, fortunes changed nearly overnight, and a rally took firm hold all last week. So firm, in fact, ...
  236. The Top Sector/Market Cap For The Next 12 Months

    July 1, 2011
    After more than a two-year hiatus from the rally, these stocks are finally revving their engines, with a lot of ground to ...
  237. Week Ahead: Fireworks Coming Early?

    June 26, 2011
    Something's got to give as we approach Independence Day, as the quixotic action last week hurt both quick-hit traders and ...
  238. 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 ...
  239. The Week Ahead: Is the Worst of the Selling Over?

    June 21, 2011
    Indicators are mixed, and any number of events next week could tip the scales to the bears or bulls, but sideways trading ...
  240. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  241. Earn Huge Dividends with Preferred Stock ETFs

    January 5, 2011
    If you are looking for huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  242. Ratcheting Up The Income In Your Portfolio

    December 22, 2010
    The ETF boom has opened many higher-yielding asset classes to the retail world.
  243. 3 Companies With Growing Dividends

    December 15, 2010
    These companies have big dividends that are growing each year and stocks that are on the move. Does it get any better than ...
  244. 2010's Highest Performing S&P500 stocks

    December 15, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing S&P 500 stocks.
  245. The Booming Business Of Container Leasing

    December 13, 2010
    Railroad and shipping volume has been steadily on the rise.
  246. The Perfect Starter Portfolio With Just 4 ETFs

    November 10, 2010
    We build an investing foundation with a portfolio of four ETFs from different asset classes.
  247. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  248. Eyeing The Exchanges

    November 3, 2010
    Exchanges offer investors a chance to benefit from transaction fees and additional insight into market trading activity.
  249. 7 Reasons To Pick ETFs Over Stocks

    November 1, 2010
    As a cost-effective way to achieve a broadly diversified portfolio, including hard-to-own (but worthwhile) assets, ETFs are ...
  250. 3 Stocks Hammered By Earnings Season

    October 29, 2010
    These stocks recently felt the rath of investors. Can you profit from discounted share prices?
  251. The Best Health Care For Your Investment Dollar

    October 26, 2010
    The healthcare sector is looking like a strong area of the economy, and potentially a very lucrative investment.
  252. A Dose Of International Dividends

    October 14, 2010
    With a depreciating dollar and interest rates around zero, investors should take a look at adding international dividends ...
  253. 6 High-Flying S&P 500 Stocks

    October 12, 2010
    Check out six S&P 500 stocks that are returning more than 60%.
  254. Utilities Rising

    September 28, 2010
    In a sector whose moves are akin to watching paint dry, comes three companies sporting impressive growth.
  255. ETFs Causing Volatility? Here's The Real Problem

    September 17, 2010
    It's not buying and selling of an ETF's underlying stocks that cause market volatility. Rather, it may be that widespread ...
  256. Interested In The Short Interest Leaders?

    September 15, 2010
    For those with a bullish tilt, this data series can prove to be most valuable.
  257. 3 Attractive International Consumer Staple Stocks

    September 9, 2010
    One of the best places to ride out economic uncertainty is in the customer staples group.
  258. The Best Global High-Income ETFs

    September 2, 2010
    The message is simple: if you want income, you have to go global.
  259. Comparing Canada And America

    August 19, 2010
    Just how equal are the markets and economy in Canada and the United States?
  260. 3 Stocks That Shocked The Market

    August 18, 2010
    Negative earnings surprises were once considered a death knell for stocks, but not for these survivors.
  261. Technology Tumbling

    August 17, 2010
    The fates of these three companies largely depends on economic recovery.
  262. 3 Hearty Healthcare Investments

    August 6, 2010
    Should the broad market find its legs, look for these issues to outperform.
  263. 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.
  264. Finding Yield With Utilities

    July 27, 2010
    Income investors are at impasse, and the need for higher income yields can be found in the utility sector.
  265. 3 Stocks For Every Kind Of Investor

    July 27, 2010
    Stocks with six months of rock-solid price appreciation, high dividend yields and low P/E and P/B ratios.
  266. Foreign Energy ADRs For The Contrarian Investor

    July 20, 2010
    Sometimes miserable headlines and a falling stock market conspire to create great buying opportunities.
  267. 3 Stocks With Great Growth And High Yields

    July 9, 2010
    Some of the best market performers hail from the most conservative sectors.
  268. The 5 Best Stocks From This Bear Market

    July 8, 2010
    To buck a 15% correction in the market and rise in value is a feat only the best companies can achieve.
  269. 3 Stocks Institutional Investors Love

    July 5, 2010
    Find out what the professional investor craves, and which stocks are likely to deliver.
  270. Financial Sector Contrarians Hit 52-Week Highs

    July 2, 2010
    The financials may be headed into a death spiral, but some outfits are looking clean and profitable.
  271. 3 Utilities With A Decade's Double-Digit EPS Growth

    June 25, 2010
    These three stocks pay dividends as good as (or better than) than a 10-year treasury.
  272. 3 Materials Stocks That Rocketed Off The Bear Market Bottom

    June 17, 2010
    The success of these three stocks could signal a material resurgence.
  273. 3 Righteous Stocks In A Wrong-Way Market

    May 28, 2010
    Even a down market can produce great individual stocks.
  274. The Year's 3 Best Stocks Have Negative Earnings

    May 12, 2010
    Who said negative earnings have to weigh on a stock's price?
  275. Buying Stocks For Pennies On The Dollar

    May 6, 2010
    We check out some old funds that are trading at attractive discounts to their underlying holdings.
  276. The Best Way To Play Oil Shares

    April 16, 2010
    Big oil is now paying big dividends – so long as you go offshore to buy it.
  277. 3 Homebuilder Stocks To Watch

    April 15, 2010
    These companies have great momentum, strong franchises and appear poised to push higher.
  278. 3 Stocks The Analysts Love

    April 9, 2010
    When Wall Street raises the grade, look for the momentum-investing crowd to rush in.
  279. 3 Financial Heavyweights Eyeing New Highs

    April 8, 2010
    Will improving economic conditions spur the banking sector to record highs?
  280. 3 Healthy Healthcare Stocks

    April 6, 2010
    Strong dividends offer additional safety to investors concerned about the bull market's sustainability.
  281. 3 High Flying Consumer Discretionary Stocks

    March 30, 2010
    Will this sector continue to lead the field in 2010?
  282. 3 Portfolio Staples

    March 24, 2010
    Market history states that after a year of big gains, paltry returns are to follow. Dividend stocks can help enhance those ...
  283. And The Next Hot Sector Is

    March 19, 2010
    The theorists were right about the sectors that would lead the bull market to date. Are they also right about which groups ...
  284. Market Review For February 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010
    Technically speaking, the financial markets seem to have put in a fresh low and look vulnerable to a continuation move lower.
  285. Gluttony Amidst The Market Gloom

    February 18, 2010
    What’s cooking with the food stocks?
  286. Invest To Help Haiti

    January 25, 2010
    You can your portfolio based on companies and regions of the world that give to those in need.
  287. Market Cap Valuations For 2010

    January 15, 2010
    How do the P/E ratios for the major market caps stack up against one another, and against themselves, for 2010?
  288. 2009 Worst To Be 2010 Best?

    January 7, 2010
    The last year has been dissappointing for utilities and telecom but the last four weeks suggest 2010 could be much better.
  289. Adding A Healthy Dose Of Dividends

    January 5, 2010
    Dividends are making a comeback. We look at three of the top yielders for 2010.
  290. Hedge Funds For Everyone

    December 2, 2009
    Using ETFs to gain quantitative strategies for your portfolio.
  291. November 20, 2009: Market Summary

    November 20, 2009
    A closer look at the week's movements in the financial markets
  292. Use Equity ETFs To Avoid The CFTC Hassle

    November 4, 2009
    Use these equity ETFs to gain natural resource exposure.
  293. Stocks Loved On The Short Side

    November 3, 2009
    Short-selling can be good for our markets. However, it's a bet that has unfavorable risk/reward scenarios that many often ...
  294. ETFs For A Low-Cost, Long-Term Portfolio

    October 28, 2009
    While ETFs are a great tool for exploring sectors, they can form the basis of a great long term portfolio.
  295. Mid-Cap ETFs Making A Comeback

    October 14, 2009
    Mid-cap ETFs are at all-time lows; is it time for investors to get in on these profitable funds?
  296. Buy-Write ETFs That Provide Protection

    October 5, 2009
    We look at some buy-write ETFs that provide downside protection.
  297. Watch For Falling Stocks

    August 28, 2009
    The stock market's rally continues to be impressive, but insiders are running for the exits.
  298. Eyeing The Exchanges

    July 21, 2009
    Exchanges offer investors a chance to benefit from transaction fees and additional insight into market trading activity.
  299. Tempted By AIG

    April 6, 2009
    If AIG is on your mind, consider these other insurance options before putting future rewards ahead of present risk.
  300. No Blindfold Needed: Coke Wins Over The S&P 500

    March 25, 2009
    Coca Cola's geographic diversification wins out over the broader S&P 500.
  301. Banking On Customer Service

    March 13, 2009
    Follow customer recommendations while building your investment portfolio.
  302. Searching For Support

    February 9, 2009
    Searching for support is harder than dollar-cost averaging your way into an index fund.
  303. International ETFs By Foreign Direct Investment

    February 4, 2009
    The downward trend for FDI continues, but a select group of regions is showing resiliency despite tight credit markets and ...
  304. Mickey's Hanging Tough

    October 23, 2008
    Disney's strong revenue over the first nine months of the year signals promising fourth quarter results
  305. Preferred Stock ETFs

    October 20, 2008
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs to see why they have fared so poorly as of late.
  306. Healthcare's Balanced ETF

    October 6, 2008
    The Rydex S&P Equal Weight Health Care ETF has outperformed many rival funds by taking a balanced approach to the sector.
  307. 5 Active Stocks To Watch On October 2

    October 2, 2008
    The liquidity crunch is creating opportunity for investors with an eye to the future. We explore Warren Buffett's GE stake.
  308. Top Volume Stocks For October 1

    October 1, 2008
    A look at five of the most active stocks in the market, with a focus on steel pipe maker Tenaris.
  309. Sizing Up Vanguard's ETFs Post Split

    September 12, 2008
    Vanguard's low cost funds offer investors an even better opportunity to invest after their split and the pullback of the ...
  310. The Perfect Portfolio With Just 4 ETFs

    September 10, 2008
    We build an investing foundation with a portfolio of four ETFs from different asset classes.
  311. Winners and Losers - Feb. 26th to March 2nd (HYSL, SPY, DIA, ...

    March 2, 2007
    A look at some of the market's big winners and losers for the week of February 26th.
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