Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Case Schiller Shows Real Estate Revival Continues

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The Case Schiller Index of Home Prices continues to improve and is now up 23% from its low in 2006. It is still 20% below previous peak prices.. Future gains are likely to be moderate as long term history shows is realistic. However, mortgage lending i… Continue reading

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Tuesday’s ETF with Unusual Volume: IJK

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The iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF (IJK) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 509,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 163,000. Shares of IJK were up about 0.5% on the day. Continue reading

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Tuesday’s ETF Movers: GDXJ, DWAS

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In trading on Tuesday, the Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.4% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of OceanaGold (OGC.CA), up about 6.7% and shares of Bear Creek Mining (BCM… Continue reading

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Tuesday’s ETF Movers: GDXJ, DWAS

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In trading on Tuesday, the Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.4% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of OceanaGold (OGC.CA), up about 6.7% and shares of Bear Creek Mining (BCM… Continue reading

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Tuesday’s ETF Movers: GDXJ, DWAS

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In trading on Tuesday, the Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.4% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of OceanaGold (OGC.CA), up about 6.7% and shares of Bear Creek Mining (BCM… Continue reading

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Tuesday’s ETF Movers: GDXJ, DWAS

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In trading on Tuesday, the Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.4% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of OceanaGold (OGC.CA), up about 6.7% and shares of Bear Creek Mining (BCM… Continue reading

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This ETF Holds Stocks Insiders Want to Own

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR) shows an impressive 10.3% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF — Insider Buying Index Registering 13.1%

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (AMEX: VDC) shows an impressive 13.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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14.8% of FDM Holdings Seeing Recent Insider Buys

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (AMEX: FDM) shows an impressive 14.8% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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Rising Vietnam: Foreign Ownership Limits, Stability, Economic Growth And Markets

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Dragon Capital is the largest private shareholder of stocks in Vietnam’s stock market. I spoke with Bill Stoops, Dragon’s Chief Investment Officer for his take on investment opportunities in Vietnam. The first part of this interview reviewed import… Continue reading

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