Monthly Archives: February 2014

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The Week Ahead: Will the Spring Thaw Push Stocks Even Higher?

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As the major averages made their lows in early February after a dismal January performance, it was hard to find all the bullish analysts that were dominant at the end of 2013. The Dow Industrials had lost 5.6% in January while the S&P 500 lost 3.6%… Continue reading

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Price Pullback Possible For Gold Next Week

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(Kitco News) – Gold prices ended the week on a softer note and some market participants suggest that the yellow metal could continue to pull back as it consolidates recent gains. Continue reading

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Friday’s ETF with Unusual Volume: ITOT

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The iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 532,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 103,000. Shares of ITOT were up about 0.7% on the day. Continue reading

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Friday’s ETF with Unusual Volume: ITOT

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The iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 532,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 103,000. Shares of ITOT were up about 0.7% on the day. Continue reading

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Friday’s ETF Movers: KRE, XBI

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In trading on Friday, the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 1.6% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of First Horizon National (FHN), up about 3.6% and shares of Umpq… Continue reading

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Survey Participants Turn Bearish On Next Week’s Gold Market Direction

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(Kitco News) – The majority of market participants in the weekly Kitco News Gold Survey forecast weaker gold prices for next week as several suggested gold is due for a pullback. Continue reading

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A Stockbroker Should Not Be Able To Call Himself A Portfolio Manager Or Investment Advisor

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SEC Chairman Mary Jo White said in late February: “We will intensify our consideration of the question of the role and duties of investment advisers and broker-dealers with the goal of enhancing investor protection.” Is a stock broker really a portfol… Continue reading

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ETF Inflows/Outflows: XHB, BIS, XLK, UCC

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Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB), which added 4 million units, or a 6.6% increase week over week. Among the … Continue reading

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Insiders Bullish on Certain Holdings of XME

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME) shows an impressive 15.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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Insiders Bullish on Certain Holdings of DES

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES) shows an impressive 10.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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