Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Gold Sells Off Modestly in Wake of FOMC Statement that Showed No Surprises

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(Kitco News) – Gold prices were trading weaker in the aftermath of the latest monetary policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve. A weak near-term technical posture in gold allowed the bears to take control in afternoon trading Wednesday. How… Continue reading

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After Strong ADP Data, Gold Traders Bracing For Solid Nonfarm Payrolls Report

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(Kitco News) – Gold traders are bracing for a strong April nonfarm payrolls report from the U.S. Labor Department, which could mean weaker prices if the data show more people were hired for full-time employment. Continue reading

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Wednesday’s ETF with Unusual Volume: IWX

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The iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF (IWX) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, with over 1.2 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 41,000.  Shares of IWX were trading flat on the day. Continue reading

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Wednesday’s ETF Movers: EWD, GXC

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In trading on Wednesday, the iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 1.4% on the day.  A component of that ETF showing particular strength includes shares of Sandstorm Gold (SAND), up about 0.8%. Continue reading

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Deutsche Bank Targets BlackRock’s $7 Billion China ETFs

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Deutsche Bank takes BlackRock’s three main China iShares products, swirls them up in a pan, and comes up with this. Continue reading

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XOP, ALD: Big ETF Outflows

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Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP), where 3,900,000 units were destroyed, or a 26…. Continue reading

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XLF, RUSL: Big ETF Inflows

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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 Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), which added 15,100,000 units, or a 1.8% increase week over week.  Among th… Continue reading

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2 Dow Stocks That Survived Earnings

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The selling last Friday was heavy but seemed to be well controlled, unlike some of the prior sharp down days we have had in 2014. That does not mean we will not see more selling this week, but if the support levels outlined in Friday?s Week Ahead colum… Continue reading

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Insiders Buy the Holdings of VNQ ETF

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard REIT ETF (AMEX: VNQ) shows an impressive 18.7% 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 VIS

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Industrials ETF (VIS) shows an impressive 13.0% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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