More Bad Economic News = More Gains in the Market

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] The bulls simply don’t know how or when not quit as stocks ended Tuesday’s session on a modestly higher note in the face of another day of mushy global economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 21 points (or 0.1%) to 14,839, the Nasdaq Composite gained 22 points (0.7%) to 3,329, and the Standard …

Markets Hit New Record Though It Was A One-Sided Affair

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Stocks climbed throughout the session today to kick off the week with solid gains despite mixed economic data. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 11 points to 1,594 surpassed its previous record close set earlier this month. Growth-oriented stocks, including energy and technology, lead the way to the index’s sixth rise in the past seven …

ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 4/26/2013

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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 includes 398 ETFs, of which currently 343 (last week 322) of them are hovering in bullish territory. The second report …

One Man’s Opinion: Why Has The US Economic Recovery Been So Choppy?

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The latest inflation number has been quite low at an annual pace of 1.2 percent, but it’s a lagging indicator and will probably keep the Fed on hold for longer, meaning bond proxies and income orientation that has worked well thus far will continue to do so in future, said David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff & …

New ETFs On The Block: ishares Defined Maturity Corporate Bond ETFs

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iShares, the world’s largest manager of exchanged traded funds and a business arm of New York-based BlackRock Inc, recently launched four iShareBonds Corporate ex-Financials Term ETFs. The new products are designed to offer you bond-like features such as a range of defined maturities while offering the benefits of ETF diversification and liquidity. The ETFs provide you access to a diversified …