Monthly Archives: May 2014

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The Week Ahead: A Portfolio That Won’t Ruin Your Summer

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Investors came back from the long weekend ready to buy as the S&P 500 closed above the 1900 level in impressive fashion. Nevertheless, many analysts and TV pundits still point to the number of reasons why stocks should not be this high and can?t go… Continue reading

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Bull Market Continues But Cash Will Be King By Summertime

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Is it that enough positive economic reports are shining through the preponderance of dismal reports to keep the market’s spirits up? Or is it that irrational exuberance has reached the stage where the market has stopped looking at reality and bel… Continue reading

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Brazil Weaker Than Expected

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Markets cutting Brazil’s growth outlook as FIFA World Cup fails to lift investors and consumer spirits. Continue reading

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Gold Market Looks To ECB Meeting, U.S. Jobs Data

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(Kitco News) – The highly anticipated meeting Thursday of the European Central Bank could set the tone for the gold market next week, with expectations that the ECB will take some action to combat persistently low inflation and credit growth in th… Continue reading

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Regulations Are The Next Step For Bitcoin — Montreal Economic Institute

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(Kitco News) – The fact that Bitcoin was able to survive the bankruptcy of MtGox, the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, demonstrates the virtual currency is resilient; however, more needs to be done if the sector is going to become a mainstream f… Continue reading

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Friday’s ETF with Unusual Volume: FXR

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The First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXR) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 568,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 190,000.  Shares of FXR were off about 0…. Continue reading

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Friday’s ETF Movers: THRK, XME

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In trading on Friday, the SPDR Russell 3000 ETF (THRK) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 0.6% on the day.  Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of NPS Pharmaceuticals (NPSP), up about 16.9% and shares of Big Lots (… Continue reading

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EWJ, GGOV: 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 iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ), where 17,400,000 units were destroyed, or a 1.5% decrease week over week.  Continue reading

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TZA, SRTY: 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 Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares (TZA), which added 11,800,000 units, or a 35.6% increase week over week.  Continue reading

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Insiders Bullish on Certain Holdings of FYT

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A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (FYT) shows an impressive 10.9% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Continue reading

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