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  1. Some Cracks in the Q4 Armor? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2014
    The earnings backdrop for today's trading action is a little less reassuring than was the case the last few trading sessions.
  2. Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 16, 2014
    Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. A Disappointing Jobs Report: 3 Investing Takeaways

    January 15, 2014
    Despite a big drop in the unemployment rate, last Friday’s non-farm payroll report was a huge disappointment.The unemployment ...
  4. Positive Start to Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 15, 2014
    Thanks to the Finance sector, the Q4 earnings season is off to a strong start.
  5. Comparing Five Years of Alternative Weighting Methodologies

    January 15, 2014
    With more than 1,500 ETFs available on the market today, investors have grown comfortable with utilizing some of the more ...
  6. Bull of the Day: Havertys (HVT) - Bull of the Day

    January 15, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Havertys (HVT) - Bull of the Day
  7. Bear of the Day: Stage Stores (SSI) - Bear of the Day

    January 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Stage Stores (SSI) - Bear of the Day
  8. Will These 3 Laggard Stocks Outperform In 2014?

    January 14, 2014
    The best performing stocks in the S&P 500 in the past year have been Netflix, Micron Technology, Best Buy, Delta Airlines ...
  9. Playing The Latin American Divide

    January 14, 2014
    While investors tend to lump all of Latin America together into one cohesive unit, the truth is there is a pretty big divide ...
  10. A Reassuring Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 14, 2014
    The favorable retail reading is particularly notable as it maintains the persistent recent positive momentum.
  11. 4 Contrarian ETF Plays for 2014

    January 14, 2014
    After broad markets put in a phenomenal 2013, bullish sentiment prevailed on Wall Street and with investors. With that bull ...
  12. Bear of the Day: Rayonier (RYN) - Bear of the Day

    January 14, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Rayonier (RYN) - Bear of the Day
  13. Bull of the Day: Waddell & Reed (WDR) - Bull of the Day

    January 14, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Waddell & Reed (WDR) - Bull of the Day
  14. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  15. 3 Reasons the Dollar Should Strengthen This Year

    January 13, 2014
    Last week, the greenback posted its largest daily gain in five months, and now many investors are asking me about my outlook ...
  16. Stocks Need the Earnings Catalyst - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 13, 2014
    Investors need validation of the market???s strong gains last year through an improved corporate earnings outlook.
  17. Short Interest Swings In Semiconductor Stocks (BRCM, MXIM, MU)

    January 13, 2014
    Among the leading semiconductor stocks, Broadcom (NASDAQ: MU) saw the most significant swings in short interest between the ...
  18. ETF Winners & Losers from the Ben Bernanke Era

    January 13, 2014
    Though some may not agree with the central bank’s economic policies, there is no denying that Federal Reserve Chairman ...
  19. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XRT, XLI, XHB Hinge On Retail, Philly ...

    January 13, 2014
    U.S. equities ended on a sour note last week as worse-than-expected labor data weighed heavily on the markets. Nonfarm Payrolls ...
  20. Bear of the Day: Ruby Tuesday (RT) - Bear of the Day

    January 13, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ruby Tuesday (RT) - Bear of the Day
  21. Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day

    January 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day
  22. Celgene, Dendreon Lead Short Interest Trend In Biotechs (BMRN, ...

    January 11, 2014
    The number of shares sold short in leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical companies mostly declined between the December ...
  23. Jobs Report - Weather or Not? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 10, 2014
    This morning's surprisingly weak U.S. jobs report runs counter to all recent economic data.
  24. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 1/10

    January 10, 2014
    U.S. equities got off to a rocky start this week, as markets continued to struggle to find a definitive direction in the ...
  25. Oil: A Big Investment With Big Tax Breaks

    January 10, 2014
    Oil and gas investments can provide unmatched deduction potential for accredited investors.
  26. State Street Launches 3 New Active Equity ETFs (SYG, SYE, SYV)

    January 10, 2014
    This week has seen plenty of activity on the ETF front, with issuers lining up to make a splash in 2014. Earlier, EGShares ...
  27. Bear of the Day: Global Geophysical Services (GGS) - Bear of ...

    January 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Global Geophysical Services (GGS) - Bear of the Day
  28. Bull of the Day: Affymetrix (AFFX) - Bull of the Day

    January 10, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Affymetrix (AFFX) - Bull of the Day
  29. A Better Economy May Not Necessarily Be Better For Stocks

    January 9, 2014
    In a post last week, I explained why the interaction of two factors that defined the market last year – significant multiple ...
  30. The Importance Of The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)

    January 9, 2014
    The PMI is the headline indicator in the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business, an influential monthly survey of purchasing ...
  31. Jobs Numbers, Fed Minutes and Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 9, 2014
    All of this is prompting positive revisions to Q4 GDP estimates, which have moved up to almost +3%.
  32. EG Shares Launches Suite of Fixed Income ETFs; First Trust Debuts ...

    January 9, 2014
    With Wall Street wrapping up its first full week of trading in 2014, the ETF industry is already gearing up for what hopefully ...
  33. Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day

    January 9, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day
  34. Mining (Ferrous & Non Ferrous) Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry ...

    January 9, 2014
    Mining (Ferrous & Non Ferrous) Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  35. Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day

    January 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day
  36. Fed’s Yellen Risks Inflation Spiral With Unemployment Target

    January 9, 2014
    The Fed may be treading on dangerous ground by lowering its unemployment target for determining when to end the central bank's ...
  37. How High Can US Stocks Go this Year?

    January 8, 2014
    2013 was a great year for stocks, but less so for earnings. As a result, equity valuations rose sharply. Given higher multiples ...
  38. Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen Data Looks Good, CANF Tumbles - ...

    January 8, 2014
    Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen Data Looks Good, CANF Tumbles - Industry Outlook
  39. Adding to the Optimism - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 8, 2014
    This morning's positive ADP jobs report confirms the recent run of favorable economic readings.
  40. 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 ...
  41. Bear of the Day: NQ Mobile (NQ) - Bear of the Day

    January 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: NQ Mobile (NQ) - Bear of the Day
  42. Bull of the Day: Herbalife (HLF) - Bull of the Day

    January 8, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Herbalife (HLF) - Bull of the Day
  43. A Look Ahead at 2014

    January 7, 2014
    Last week, I shared my annual look back at how my 2013 economic and investment calls fared. Now, as we head into 2014, it’s ...
  44. There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  45. Is the Growth Momentum for Real? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 7, 2014
    The monthly trade data isn't really a market mover, but that???s all we have on today???s data docket.
  46. 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 ...
  47. Bull of the Day: Amazon (AMZN) - Bull of the Day

    January 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Amazon (AMZN) - Bull of the Day
  48. Bear of the Day: Darden (DRI) - Bear of the Day

    January 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Darden (DRI) - Bear of the Day
  49. Q4 Earnings Season Gets Underway - Earnings Trends

    January 7, 2014
    Q4 Earnings Season Gets Underway - Earnings Trends
  50. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 7, 2014
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  51. What You Need To Know About Binary Options Outside The U.S.

    January 6, 2014
    Binary or digital options are a simple way to trade price fluctuations in multiple global markets.
  52. Looking For Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 6, 2014
    The market???s strong gains need to be validated by corporate earnings fundamentals.
  53. Private Equity ETFs in Focus After Record Year

    January 6, 2014
    Improving growth prospects at home and signs of recovery overseas brought bullish momentum into full force in 2013, allowing ...
  54. Titan Machinery (TITN) - Bear of the Day

    January 6, 2014
    Titan Machinery (TITN) - Bear of the Day
  55. Bull of the Day: First Bancorp (FBNC) - Bull of the Day

    January 6, 2014
    Bull of the Day: First Bancorp (FBNC) - Bull of the Day
  56. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWC, EWA, TLT Hinge on Trade Data and ...

    January 6, 2014
    Following another holiday-shortened trading week, Wall Street started off the New Year on a sour note. U.S. equity markets ...
  57. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of January 6: Alcoa And More

    January 5, 2014
    Quarterly reports from Alcoa (NASDAQ: AA) have long been considered the kickoff to a new earnings season, though its role ...
  58. New Mortgage Rules For 2014

    January 3, 2014
    New mortgage rules are set to take place next year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will make lenders screen ...
  59. How is the Fed Like E.F. Hutton? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 3, 2014
    Because when the Fed talks, people listen.
  60. 7 ETFs To Be Excited For In 2014

    January 3, 2014
    With 2013 in the books, the ETF industry looks to be gearing up for yet another year of growth and innovation. Last year, ...
  61. Bull of the Day: Broadridge Financial (BR) - Bull of the Day

    January 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Broadridge Financial (BR) - Bull of the Day
  62. Bear of the Day: VeriFone Systems (PAY) - Bear of the Day

    January 3, 2014
    Bear of the Day: VeriFone Systems (PAY) - Bear of the Day
  63. 2014 - One Trading Day at a Time - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 2, 2014
    Time to start slowly, and ratchet in our focus.
  64. Periodic Table of ETFs: What Popped and What Dropped in 2013

    January 2, 2014
    For most investors, 2013 was a very good year; stocks charged steadily ahead and a few bumps in the road did very little ...
  65. Bear of the Day: Ryanair Holdings (RYAAY) - Bear of the Day

    January 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ryanair Holdings (RYAAY) - Bear of the Day
  66. Bull of the Day: Bally Technologies (BYI) - Bull of the Day

    January 2, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Bally Technologies (BYI) - Bull of the Day
  67. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  68. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  69. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  70. The Best Performing ETFs of 2013

    January 1, 2014
    This year may have started off on shaky footing as our nation tiptoed near the fiscal cliff, but when we look in the rear ...
  71. Retirement in 2014: It’s Your Number that Counts

    December 31, 2013
    Big numbers capture the headlines – and our attention. Throughout 2013, there has been no shortage of stories about budget ...
  72. Can 2013's Market Laggards Become 2014's Leaders?

    December 31, 2013
    By: Joel Elconin As trading comes to a close for 2013, many of the best performers for the year, were some of the worst ...
  73. 10 Most Shameful Bank Scandals Of 2013

    December 31, 2013
    This year brought a whirlwind of shocking announcements and news that would go on to affect every corner of the globe, including ...
  74. ...And a Prosperous New Year to You! - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 31, 2013
    There's no reason to think that any one thing has the power to end this trajectory of firming up the domestic market.
  75. The Worst Performing ETFs of 2013

    December 31, 2013
    Though this year was largely marked by an insatiable bull-run, not every ETF was able to prosper. There were a select few ...
  76. Bear of the Day: Edwards Lifesciences (EW) - Bear of the Day

    December 31, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Edwards Lifesciences (EW) - Bear of the Day
  77. Bull of the Day: Outerwall (OUTR) - Bull of the Day

    December 31, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Outerwall (OUTR) - Bull of the Day
  78. Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    December 30, 2013
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  79. 2013 in Review: Surprises from the ETF Industry

    December 30, 2013
    Despite continued volatility in the stock, bond and commodity markets, along with year-long speculation about the Fed’s bond ...
  80. Five Ways To Reboot Your Trading In 2014

    December 30, 2013
    It’s almost the New Year, and that means out with the old, in with the new, a new beginning and all of those other clichés ...
  81. Are We Siphoning Off Next Year? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 30, 2013
    What happens when traders finally get back to work once 2014 starts?
  82. 14 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2014

    December 30, 2013
    Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff ...
  83. Bear of the Day: Magellan Health Services (MGLN) - Bear of the ...

    December 30, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Magellan Health Services (MGLN) - Bear of the Day
  84. Bull of the Day: Kansas City Southern (KSU) - Bull of the Day

    December 30, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Kansas City Southern (KSU) - Bull of the Day
  85. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XRT, EWU, XLI Hinge On Consumer and Manufacturing ...

    December 30, 2013
    Following a holiday-shortened trading week, Wall Street will close once again this Wednesday in celebration of the New Year. ...
  86. Should You Invest In Stocks Or Commodities In 2014?

    December 27, 2013
    It's the dawn of a new year and investors are facing an array of fresh challenges. One of the intriguing investment parlor ...
  87. Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 27, 2013
    Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  88. The Fat Man Outdid Himself This Year - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 27, 2013
    "Santa Claus rallies" are nothing new, but this year the old guy simply outdid himself.
  89. ETFdb’s Top Stories of 2013

    December 27, 2013
    Wall Street was in for yet another whirlwind year in 2013, with several major U.S. equity indexes breaking new all-time record ...
  90. Bull of the Day: Tiffany (TIF) - Bull of the Day

    December 27, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Tiffany (TIF) - Bull of the Day
  91. Bear of the Day: Central Garden (CENT) - Bear of the Day

    December 27, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Central Garden (CENT) - Bear of the Day
  92. The Rally Continues - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 26, 2013
    Stocks appear in no mood to shift gears from this year's impressive rally.
  93. Looking Back at Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2013

    December 26, 2013
    As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. ...
  94. Are Short Sellers Finally Making Headway?

    December 25, 2013
    Short sellers are wrapping up another tough year, as a liquidity-fueled rally has helped to levitate even the most dubious ...
  95. How To Buy Virtually 'Bullet-Proof' Dividend Payers Every Time

    December 25, 2013
    Income investors have two equally important objectives when it comes to investing -- obtaining high amounts of income and ...
  96. ETFdb’s 2013 Holiday Portfolio Recap: XRT, KOL, IYT, CUT, COW

    December 25, 2013
    This year started off on a very strong note after equities exploded out of the gates on Wall Street following the successful ...
  97. Call The Fed's Bluff With These High-Yield Gold Stocks

    December 25, 2013
    The Federal Reserve is trapped and bluffing.While the market worries about the Fed reducing the size of its monthly bond ...
  98. Bear of the Day: Neogen (NEOG) - Bear of the Day

    December 25, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Neogen (NEOG) - Bear of the Day
  99. Bull of the Day: G-III Apparel (GIII) - Bull of the Day

    December 25, 2013
    Bull of the Day: G-III Apparel (GIII) - Bull of the Day
  100. Election News Is A Huge Positive For Indian Equities

    December 24, 2013
    After a few years of disappointment, change may be coming to India. A major election win could finally be the spark that ...
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