Monthly Archives: January 2014

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The Week Ahead: Will the January Barometer Miss in 2014?

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As the S&P 500 closed 3.5% lower in January, the focus is likely to be on the January Barometer. The phenomenon was first discussed in 1972 by Yale Hirsch, founder of the Stock Trader?s Almanac. It simply states ?that as the S&P 500 goes in Jan… Continue reading

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Gold To Be Bookended By Chinese New Year, Jobs Report Next Week

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(Kitco News) – The gold market has two major influences next week — the continuation of the Chinese New Year at the beginning of the week and the monthly U.S. nonfarm payrolls data release at the end, with these two events acting as bookends for … Continue reading

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One High-Octane Pick

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The stock market showed good strength on Thursday with nice gains across the board. The Nasdaq 100 led the way with a 1.8% gain. The market internals were strong so the McClellan oscillator has turned higher but it normally goes well below the -170 are… Continue reading

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The Turkish Lira: Why Academics Make Bad Traders

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When it comes to markets, there’s academic theory—and then there’s the real world. Continue reading

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Survey Participants Lean Bullishly For Gold Market Direction Next Week

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(Kitco News) – Split views dominate the weekly Kitco News Gold Survey, although a nominal number of participants lean toward bullish for gold prices next week. Continue reading

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Friday’s ETF Movers: ITB, PSP

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In trading on Friday, the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.4% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Cavco Industries (CVCO), up about 5.5% and shares of Fortune … Continue reading

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ETF Inflows/Outflows: XLK, RSXJ, XLF, OIH

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Inflows
Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK), which added 3.4 million units, or a 0.9% increase week over week. Amo… Continue reading

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Investing Basics: Why Use ETF Funds

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The ETF industry has exploded in recent years, that’s for sure. In the early 1990s there were only a small handful and almost nobody used them. By one recent count, there are now 1,194 exchange-traded funds controlling $1.3 trillion in assets. Continue reading

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Vanguard Utilities ETF — Insider Buying Index Registering 12.6%

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Utilities ETF (AMEX: VPU) shows an impressive 12.6% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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Insiders Pile Into Holdings of XOP ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) shows an impressive 20.6% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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