While the timing may not be known for certain, one of these days, the Federal Reserve is going to raise key benchmark interest rates. The decision to move even a quarter of percentage point will be a landmark one. Since the credit crisis, the Fed has... (full story)
Buying stocks on margin is not something new; people have been doing it for a long time. Just before the great depression in the 1930s, investors were allowed to buy stocks with just 10% margin (meaning you put in $1,000 if you wanted exposure of... (full story)
ProShares recently launched four S&P 500 Ex-Sector ETFs . Each offers the S&P 500 but without the exposure to certain sectors such as energy, financials, technology and health care.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with ProShares’... (full story)
Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Fri Oct 02, 4:50PM CDT
Investors should take a look at buyback exchange traded funds as the markets head toward one of the busiest periods of the year for company stock repurchases.
November is the busiest month of the year for buybacks among S&P 500 companies,... (full story)
This post Australia’s Bread and Circuses appeared first on Daily Reckoning .
With Australia’s economic performance in serious decline, Greg Canavan reports on those who are too distracted by the bread and circuses to give a hoot...
The... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Fri Oct 02, 2:54PM CDT
U.S. equities have typically enjoyed a good run during the fourth quarter the year, with technology stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds usually taking the lead.
Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, calculated that... (full story)
Dave Gonigam - Daily Reckoning - Fri Oct 02, 2:47PM CDT
This post Back to Normal (Uh-Oh…) appeared first on Daily Reckoning .
It’s a normal world again, and that’s very bad for stocks. And the news gets worse as more signs of stress emerge in junk bonds... Dave Gonigam reports...
The post ... (full story)
Anyone prudent or lucky enough to have cash sitting in their account has been rewarded during the past two months as virtually every asset class has suffered. However, history suggests that the clock might be ticking when it comes to putting your... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Fri Oct 02, 1:45PM CDT
Real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds have become overpriced as investors flocked to yield-generating assets in a low rate environment. However, after the recent selling pressure, the asset class may be more attractively... (full story)
Bill Bonner - Daily Reckoning - Fri Oct 02, 1:24PM CDT
This post Are you Prepared for “Financial Prohibition”? appeared first on Daily Reckoning .
Like the Temperance League’s attitude toward alcohol, the feds are afraid that cash is a pernicious temptation, leading to sin and suffering.... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Fri Oct 02, 1:15PM CDT
Precious metals miners-related exchange traded funds surged Friday, along with gold and silver prices, after the weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data added to speculation that the Federal Reserve would hold off on tightening its monetary policy.
On... (full story)
Stephen Petranek - Daily Reckoning - Fri Oct 02, 1:00PM CDT
This post Don’t Worry so Much About Your Memory Loss appeared first on Daily Reckoning .
Are you concerned about your memory loss, about how much you forget? Then get a little happier, because your awareness of memory problems probably means... (full story)
Michael Covel - Daily Reckoning - Fri Oct 02, 11:07AM CDT
This post The Psychometric Paradigm of Risk Perception appeared first on Daily Reckoning .
Michael Covel hosts Paul Slovic to discuss risk perception and the concept of affect heuristics on the latest episode of Trend Following Radio...
The... (full story)
Charles Hugh Smith - Daily Reckoning - Fri Oct 02, 10:04AM CDT
This post The Dangerous Illusion That Risk Can Be Offloaded Onto Others appeared first on Daily Reckoning .
Charles Hugh Smith explains why the confidence in central banks raises a pernicious systemic risk...
The post The Dangerous Illusion... (full story)
This post A Jobs Jamboree Friday appeared first on Daily Reckoning .
It's a Jobs Jamboree Friday, so all focus is on the Jobs print this morning. That, along with the hit to Global Growth from weak PMI's yesterday, have the dollar with the conn... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Fri Oct 02, 8:30AM CDT
The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP ) and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU ) have steadied after the Federal Reserve declined to raise interest rates last month.
... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Fri Oct 02, 8:00AM CDT
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA ) follows the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index and while DIA is often overshadowed by other broad market exchange traded funds, the ETF is worth keeping an eye on in the near-term as the... (full story)
ETFtrends.com - ETF Trends - Fri Oct 02, 7:20AM CDT
While equity-based emerging markets exchange traded funds continue to stumble while falling victim to some of the largest outflows since the global financial crisis, emerging market bond ETFs look significantly less bad.
The iShares J.P. Morgan... (full story)