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How Would A Hypothetical Marijuana Etf Do This Year?

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Morgan is expected to receive regulatory approval to begin marketing ETFs. As the seventh-largest mutual fund manager in the U.S. by assets with a focus on active investing, the financial firm has taken an interest in actively managed ETFs and is watching the nontransparent active ETF space, but Deutsch noted that they arent waiting for the SEC make up its mind before dipping into the ETF space. For instance, J.P. Morgan has filed for a smart-beta global equity ETF in October, 2013.
Source: http://www.etftrends.com/2014/ 02/jpmorgan-plans-to-enter-the -etf-arena-looks-to-active-spa ce/

Mid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Turn Negative as Weak Housing Starts Data Weigh on Sentiment

Among semiconductor ETFs, SPDR S&P Semiconductor (XSD) and Semiconductor Sector Index Fund (SOXX) were also flat after touching record highs Tuesday. In stock news, Science Applications International (SAIC) said it has won a $33 million task order from the U.S. Navy"s Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. SAIC will provide engineering, technical, and program management support services to the Quality and Systems Engineering Assurance division. Energy Dow Jones U.S.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ etf-preview-broad-market-etfs- decline-in-line-with-stock-fut ures-after-weakerthanexpected- data-cm327717

The list of potential marijuana stocks that could be included in the "McCall Marijuana ETF" is upwards of 25 stocks. However, not all stocks will be chosen to make up the ETF. To keep things simple, this hypothetical marijuana ETF has a total of 10 stocks related to the sector. The market caps range from $12 million to $763 million.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/mar kets/2014/02/19/how-would-hypo thetical-marijuana-etf-do-this -year/

JPMorgan's ETF expansion imminent

Energy Dow Jones U.S. Energy Fund (IYE) was up 0.86%, and Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was up 0.98%. In corporate news, Nabors Industries (NBR) climbed some 12% and hit a two-year high after it reported late Tuesday Q4 net income from continuing operations was $0.42 per diluted share and revenue was $1.6 billion. The Street consensus, if comparable, was for $0.20 per share on $1.5 billion http://www.etftradingsignals.c om/ in revenue, according to Capital IQ estimates. Commodities Crude was up 0.53%; United States Oil Fund (USO) was up 0.33%. Natural gas was up 2.55% and United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was up 3.2%.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ midday-etf-update-etfs-stocks- turn-negative-as-weak-housing- starts-data-weigh-on-sentiment -cm327902

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Obama To Sign Order Seeking To Speed Up Export Approvals

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To avoid another controversy about the character of Satan bearing a physical resemblence to President Obama in the upcoming religious film, the filmmakers have gone out of their way to http://www.obamastudentloanfor giveness.net/ edit the devil"s scenes out of "Son of God," which is based on the TV miniseries "The Bible." "It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor," producer Roma Downey told the Hollywood Reporter ."This is now a movie about Jesus, the son of God, and the devil gets no more screen time." PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "Son of God," which opens Feb. 28 from 20th Century Fox , is a two-hour film largely culled from the 10-hour miniseries, which originally aired on the History Channel last year. "The Bible" was a huge ratings hit, and it attracted further attention in March when a number of viewers, including conservative pundit Glenn Beck , noticed a resemblance between Obama and Mohamen Mehdi Ouzaani, the actor who plays Satan in the miniseries. In light of the popularity of "The Bible" among conservative Christians, as well as Obama"s relative unpopularitywiththe same demographic, some viewers wondered whether the film was making a political statement via its casting. In response, the History Channel issued a statement denying any link between Obama and Satan.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/enterta inment/movies/moviesnow/la-et- mn-satan-cut-from-son-of-god-o bama-lookalike-20140218,0,8907 80.story

When Obama"s appointee to Argentina, Noah Bryson Mamet, was asked by Republican Senator Marco Rubio if hed ever been there, he said he hadnt had the chance. Jon Stewart asked on "The Daily Show" if there was a rule against having an ambassador set foot in the country before being appointed so as not to ruin the surprise. The openness with which this practice takes place belies how crude and coarse an exchange it really is. Obama isn"t criticized for appointing so many lightweights. He"s criticized for exceeding the informal quota of 30 percent. In an earlier age, Congress acted against a reckless spoils system. In the 19th century, generals were chosen like ambassadors, not for their competence but by patronage.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ 2014-02-18/obama-scrapes-barre l-s-bottom-for-ambassadors.htm l

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said he also wants to change immigration laws and issued Republican principles that, among other things, would permit those immigrants to gain legal status in the U.S. But he has since indicated that any legislation has little chance of passing before this years November congressional elections. Obama will likely face questions from Pena Nieto on the prospects for passing such an overhaul because of the economic effects of immigration on both sides of the border. This is one issue which is probably more relevant to the U.S.-Mexico relationship than to the Canadian-U.S. relationship but which may come up in the summit because again labor mobility is such an important issue, said Arturo Sarukhan, a former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ politics/congress/obamas-n-ame rican-agenda-hits-congressiona l-drag/2014/02/19/34e3927e-993 f-11e3-b1de-e666d78c3937_story .html

Indeed, Mr. Obama in recent weeks has boasted of how 2014 will be a year of action in which hell work without Congress wherever possible, and denied that he is abusing executive authority. There is no question that this president has been judicious in his use of executive action, executive orders, White House press secretary Jay Carney said last week, correctly pointing out Mr. Obama has issued fewer executive orders than former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton did at this point in their presidency. Critics charge its the not the number of actions, but rather the type and scope, with Mr.
Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com /news/2014/feb/18/obama-orders -new-mileage-standards-big-rig s/

Somali traffic police try to restore order MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) "Stop!" a police officer in Somalia"s capital yells as a traffic light flashes red. Most of the cars keep going. Angered, he steps into the middle of the road and gridlock follows. Mogadishu recently began installing road signs for the first time, trying to end a culture of "anything goes" on the streets. Associated Press Minimum wage study replenishes both sides of debate WASHINGTON (AP) Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress" nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-si gn-order-seeking-speed-export- approvals-110438650.html

Obama to sign order to cut red tape for exporters

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Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/ theoval/2014/02/19/obama-expor t-executive-order-mexico/55951 55/

Fink Touting Emerging Stocks Fails To Stem Outflows

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IT stocks

Debasis is at&t a good stock to buy Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein said in a Bloomberg TV interview on Feb. 11 that emerging markets can withstand an investor retreat better than in 1998, when currency turmoil prompted international bailouts. UBS AG CEO Sergio Ermotti said in a Feb.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ 2014-02-13/fink-touting-emergi ng-stocks-with-mobius-fail-to- stem-outflows.html

Japan's GPIF Should Own $600 Billion of Stocks, Ito Says

Charter"s offer of roughly $133 a share in cash and stock has been rejected by Time Warner Cable as it held out for a price of $160, which it has said is reflective of where an asset of its size and scope should trade in a deal. Patrick Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images A field technician for Time Warner Cable, prepares to clean and check the connection for a WiFi hotspot. While there are no caps on the ownership of cable subs, Comcast had been thought to be lukewarm to a deal to buy all of Time Warner Cable due to its concern about being subjected to an onerous consent decree from the FCC similar to the one it signed upon acquiring NBC Universal. Comcast, which is widely considered under-leveraged in the cable industry, will nonetheless use no cash in the acquisition, which is expected to be officially announced Thursday morning U.S. time.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/1014128 15

Top Pharma and Biotech Stocks to Buy From Key Investor Conference

biotech ( NBIX ) continues to report success partnering with AbbVie on the Elagolix trials, which are now in Phase III. The company reported that the data from the trials were clinically and statistically meaningful. The company believes the Phase III trials Elagolix endometriosis trials are over after two large studies. It also said efficacy looks solid.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ top-pharma-biotech-stocks-buy- 154011426.html

Comcast set to buy Time Warner Cable in all-stock deal

And they are diversified across the globe rather than over-concentrated in their home country. GPIFs Mitani has argued that Japans deflationary environment called for a different investment strategy and the funds returns werent especially lower than peers once price changes were taken into account. The November report from Itos panel also recommended that the fund be made independent from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, which oversees GPIFs budget, investment strategy and hiring. Changes Soon Changes in the law governing GPIF should be completed as early as the fall of 2014, and enacted by April next year, Ito said last week. The health ministry wont move quickly to revise the legislation, so efforts are needed to ensure it happens, Kozo Yamamoto , an LDP lawmaker, said in December.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ 2014-02-16/japan-s-gpif-should -own-600-billion-of-stocks-ito -says.html

Within that, markets will try to understand the contours of the FD, which is likely to be pegged at below 4.8%. Moreover, any indirect-tax benefit to any sector may have an impact on the corresponding stock prices: Kotak Securities Expert IST The stock of Blue Star Infotech, a small cap IT player, has lost over 10% in the past one month following selling in the broader market during the period. It however retains over 28% gains on a horizon of the past three months. Expert IST Bharti Airtel?s stock fell by 2.9% to Rs 306 on Monday following the commencement of the 2G auction process. Reporter IST Illegal cannabis worth around Rs 5 crore seized from Siliguri adjoining Fulbari area in Indo-Bangladesh border on Thursday early morning by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and West Bengal police.
Source: http://economictimes.indiatime s.com/topic/IT-stocks

Winklevosses' Lawyer In Talks With Sec Over Bitcoin Etf

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The Winklevosses owned about $10 million in Bitcoins, or 1 percent of the outstanding amount, when they filed their initial application. Bitcoin is a software protocol for issuing and moving money across the Internet. It has gained traction with merchants selling everything from Sacramento Kings basketball tickets to kitchen mixers on Overstock.com to illegal narcotics. Created five years ago by a person or group using the name Satoshi Nakamoto, the value of Bitcoins has varied.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ 2014-01-30/winklevosses-lawyer -in-talks-with-sec-over-bitcoi n-etf.html

Mid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Continue to Slip Lower as Weak Earnings Overshadow Mixed Economic Data

As always, I am happy to answer any of your questions about ETFs, so do not hesitate to send me an e-mail . You may see your question answered in a future ETF Talk. In case you missed it, read my ETF Talk from last weeks Eagle Daily Investor about big-picture commodities fund DBC . I also invite you to comment in the space provided below my Eagle Daily Investor commentary. Best, Doug Fabian Doug Fabian has continued to uphold the reputation of the Successful Investing newsletter as the #1 risk-adjusted market timer as ranked by Hulberts Investment Digest.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ etf-talk-state-street-started- it-all-cm322529

ETF Talk: State Street Started It All

Energy Fund (IYE) was down 0.79%, while Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was down 0.78%. In corporate news, Chevron (CVX) was down 3.19% after posting Q4 earnings of $4.9 billion ($2.57 per share - diluted) for the fourth quarter 2013, compared with $7.2 billion ($3.70 per share - diluted) in the 2012 fourth quarter. The Street was looking for $2.58, according to Capital IQ. Sales and other operating revenues in the fourth quarter 2013 were $54 billion, compared to $56 billion in the year-ago period. This is a good way below the analyst consensus of $71.2 billion.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ midday-etf-update-etfs-stocks- continue-to-slip-lower-as-weak -earnings-overshadow-mixed-eco nomic-data-cm322638

5 ETF myths that keep investors away

"Different products have different structures, and they include different securities," Nadig said. Consider this: An ETF that claims to invest in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) may actually not have any Russia exposure. "Often, people investing in the emerging markets are looking for exposure to emerging market consumer stocks, but it is important to note that broad-based emerging market ETFs usually have less than 20 percent exposure to the emerging markets consumers," said Robert Holderith, president of ETF provider Emerging Global Advisors. "So if you are focusing on something and only getting 20 percent of what you are focusing on in the fund, that means 80 percent of the activity of the fund is outside your strategy." 3. They"re just http://www.etftradingsignals.c om/ another index fund option.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/1013776 21

January ETF Performance Report

[ Silver ETFs Shine With Miners Taking Charge ] GRN tries to track the performance of the most liquid carbon related credit plans, including both the European Union Emission Trading Scheme and Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism. The carbon markets are strengthening after shrinking 38% in 2013 on low carbon targets, according to The Guardian . January started off on uncertain footing, with enthusiasm over improving economic data tempered by the strong likelihood of Fed tapering. Moreover, weak fourth quarter earnings put selling pressure on the stock market. With speculation of Fed tapering, emerging market currencies sold off, with notable drops in the Turkish Lira, Argentine peso and South African rand. [ Tapering Bets Send EM Currencies Reeling ] Moreover, uncertainty over emerging market growth, notably in China, the second largest economy in the world, compounded pressure on equities.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ january-etf-performance-report -183750579.html

China leads big drop in Asia ETF inflows

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