Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dow Closes At Record Level For The First Time This Year

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving The Markets Volatility was still the name of the game on this last day of April just as it has been for quite some time. All the major indexes gained while the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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Equities Continue To Climb On Positive Earnings Announcments

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving The Markets Stocks continued to move higher today, driven by continued positive earnings announcements. The major indexes climbed as the chart shows but the Nasdaq led with a gain of 0.73% on the day. … Continue reading

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Market Sways—But Closes In Positive Territory

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving The Markets The market swayed back and forth today, but finished in positive territory across the board with the exception of the Nasdaq. And, despite today’s intraday volatility and chaotic price action, many major … Continue reading

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ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 04/25/2014

Below are the latest ETF Cutline reports, which show how far above or below their respective long-term trend lines (39 week SMA) my currently tracked ETFs/MFs are positioned. The first report covers the ETF Master List from Thursday’s StatSheet and … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Could China Be The Biggest Market Threat This Year?

The asset-allocation rotation that was witnessed over the past few weeks seems to be over now and the question whether that presaged something more broadly in the market investors really needed to worry about, no longer seems to be the … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (EDOG)

Exchange traded fund issuer ALPS launched a new emerging market-focused fund, the ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (EDOG), to expand its so-called dividend dog suite of funds. EDOG, like its predecessors ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG) and ALPS … Continue reading

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