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Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Weaker Following Concerns Over Greece Election; Earnings, Fomc Meeting In Focus - Nasdaq.com

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United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was up 2.68%. Gold was down 0.53% while silver was down 0.9%. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NBY) was up 10.84% after it signed a nationwide distribution agreement with Cardinal Health (CAH), a pharmaceutical distribution company, through which CAH will carry and distribute NBY"s Avenova, a prescription lid and lash hygiene product. Combined with NBY"s previous distribution agreements with McKesson Corporation (MCK) and Vision Source, Avenova will now be available to more than 90% of the nation"s 67,000 retail pharmacies and to thousands of optometrists" offices. NBY plans to expand its sales force to 35 representatives in the field selling Avenova by early February. NBY expects to report modest but growing initial revenues for Avenova until mid to late 2015 when the full productivity of the expanded sales effort is expected to become evident.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ etf-preview-etfs-futures-weake r-following-concerns-over-gree ce-election-earnings-fomc-meet ing-in-focus-cm436545

QuantShares Rolls Out a High Yield Hedged ETF (DIVA) - ETF News And Commentary - Yahoo Finance

However, this unique approach will cost investors a bit more as the ETF looks a little pricier than other regular dividend-focused funds with a net expense ratio just below one percent. ETF Competition It is hard to point out the direct competitors of DIVA given the novelty of the latter. Still, investors should note that the product will face tough competition as far as dividend yield is concerned. We believe that high yield focus has been widespread in the space leaving risk hedge as the only attribute of DIVA to attract investors attention (read: 3 Top Performing Dividend ETFs to Watch in 2015). However, considering investors growing affection for high yield products, they should like products which come up with new approaches. As DIVA falls in this category, it should prove itself as an admired ETF if it is able to generate yield of around 5%.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ quantshares-rolls-high-yield-h edged-150003824.html

Schwab ETF OneSource Expands to Offer Investors Nearly 200 Commission-Free ETFs - Yahoo Finance

Investments in real estate involve additional special risks, such as credit risk, interest rate fluctuations and the effect of varied economic conditions. Fixed income investments are also subject to credit risk, the risk that the issuer of a bond will fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perceptions of the issuer"s ability to make such payments will cause the price of that bond to decline. While certain Funds attempt to limit credit and counterparty exposure, the value of an investment in those Funds may change quickly and without warning in response to issuer or counterparty defaults and changes in the credit ratings of the Fund"s portfolio investments. High-yield or "junk" bonds have lower credit ratings and involve a greater risk to principal. Investing in mortgage- and asset-backed securities involves interest rate, credit, valuation, extension and liquidity risks and the risk that payments on the underlying assets are delayed, prepaid, subordinated or defaulted on.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ wisdomtree-expands-offering-sc hwab-etf-160000370.html

WisdomTree Expands Offering on Schwab ETF OneSource(TM) - Yahoo Finance

The investment approach the JWB Group has planned for this year is expected to be attractive to stock market investors or others who are seeking higher returns apart from ETF commodities. "The rental market is now one source of income for some investors, and we"ve pioneered strategies that build monthly income through rentals," said one JWB company source. The advantages of purchasing real estate compared with standard stock investing is described briefly in the new video guide as well as what types of retirement accounts can be useful for investing. Investors who are seeking better returns in 2015 for IRA, 401K, Roth IRA or similar accounts can also benefit from the investment guide.
Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/ oil-etf-alternatives/real-esta te-investing/prweb12472341.htm

Oil ETF Alternatives Now Explored for Investors in 2015 at Investment Website Online

More information is available at www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com . 2014 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Member SIPC . (0115-0830) * Conditions Apply: Trades in ETFs available through Schwab ETF OneSource (including Schwab ETFs) are available without commissions when placed online in a Schwab account. Service charges apply for trade orders placed through a broker ($25) or by automated phone ($5).
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ schwab-etf-onesource-expands-o ffer-133000423.html

Active ETF Takes Gets Tactical in Hunt for Income - Yahoo Finance

government debt, including a 6.9% weight to short-term Treasuries. Defined-maturity bond funds typically buy bonds that mature in the year the ETF will terminate, ensuring that investors can collect the .. [read more] bonds face value at maturity, along with a steady income stream along the way. Investors are meant to buy-and-hold these securities until maturity. In contrast, a regular bond ETF runs the risk of losing its original principal if interest rates go up, depending on the bond ETFs effective duration. [ How Defined Maturity ETFs Fit Into a Portfolio ] WBII has outperformed the funds blended benchmark by 1.59% (1.10% vs.-0.49%). From inception (8/27/14) through year-end (12/31/14) WBII also outperformed the funds blended benchmark 0.66% vs.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ active-etf-takes-gets-tactical -132019489.html

Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Weaker Following Concerns Over Greece Election; Earnings, Fomc Meeting In Focus - Nasdaq.com

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United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was up 2.68%. Gold was down 0.53% while silver was down 0.9%. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NBY) was up 10.84% after it signed a nationwide distribution agreement with Cardinal Health (CAH), a pharmaceutical distribution company, through which CAH will carry and distribute NBY"s Avenova, a prescription lid and lash hygiene product. Combined with NBY"s previous distribution agreements with McKesson Corporation (MCK) and Vision Source, Avenova will now be available to more than 90% of the nation"s 67,000 retail pharmacies and to thousands of optometrists" offices. NBY plans to expand its sales force to 35 representatives in the field selling Avenova by early February. NBY expects to report modest but growing initial revenues for Avenova until mid to late 2015 when the full productivity of the expanded sales effort is expected to become evident.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ etf-preview-etfs-futures-weake r-following-concerns-over-gree ce-election-earnings-fomc-meet ing-in-focus-cm436545

QuantShares Rolls Out a High Yield Hedged ETF (DIVA) - ETF News And Commentary - Yahoo Finance

However, this unique approach will cost investors a bit more as the ETF looks a little pricier than other regular dividend-focused funds with a net expense ratio just below one percent. ETF Competition It is hard to point out the direct competitors of DIVA given the novelty of the latter. Still, investors should note that the product will face tough competition as far as dividend yield is concerned. We believe that high yield focus has been widespread in the space leaving risk hedge as the only attribute of DIVA to attract investors attention (read: 3 Top Performing Dividend ETFs to Watch in 2015). However, considering investors growing affection for high yield products, they should like products which come up with new approaches. As DIVA falls in this category, it should prove itself as an admired ETF if it is able to generate yield of around 5%.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ quantshares-rolls-high-yield-h edged-150003824.html

Schwab ETF OneSource Expands to Offer Investors Nearly 200 Commission-Free ETFs - Yahoo Finance

Investments in real estate involve additional special risks, such as credit risk, interest rate fluctuations and the effect of varied economic conditions. Fixed income investments are also subject to credit risk, the risk that the issuer of a bond will fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perceptions of the issuer"s ability to make such payments will cause the price of that bond to decline. While certain Funds attempt to limit credit and counterparty exposure, the value of an investment in those Funds may change quickly and without warning in response to issuer or counterparty defaults and changes in the credit ratings of the Fund"s portfolio investments. High-yield or "junk" bonds have lower credit ratings and involve a greater risk to principal. Investing in mortgage- and asset-backed securities involves interest rate, credit, valuation, extension and liquidity risks and the risk that payments on the underlying assets are delayed, prepaid, subordinated or defaulted on.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ wisdomtree-expands-offering-sc hwab-etf-160000370.html

WisdomTree Expands Offering on Schwab ETF OneSource(TM) - Yahoo Finance

The investment approach the JWB Group has planned for this year is expected to be attractive to stock market investors or others who are seeking higher returns apart from ETF commodities. "The rental market is now one source of income for some investors, and we"ve pioneered strategies that build monthly income through rentals," said one JWB company source. The advantages of purchasing real estate compared with standard stock investing is described briefly in the new video guide as well as what types of retirement accounts can be useful for investing. Investors who are seeking better returns in 2015 for IRA, 401K, Roth IRA or similar accounts can also benefit from the investment guide.
Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/ oil-etf-alternatives/real-esta te-investing/prweb12472341.htm

Oil ETF Alternatives Now Explored for Investors in 2015 at Investment Website Online

More information is available at www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com . 2014 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Member SIPC . (0115-0830) * Conditions Apply: Trades in ETFs available through Schwab ETF OneSource (including Schwab ETFs) are available without commissions when placed online in a Schwab account. Service charges apply for trade orders placed through a broker ($25) or by automated phone ($5).
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ schwab-etf-onesource-expands-o ffer-133000423.html

Active ETF Takes Gets Tactical in Hunt for Income - Yahoo Finance

government debt, including a 6.9% weight to short-term Treasuries. Defined-maturity bond funds typically buy bonds that mature in the year the ETF will terminate, ensuring that investors can collect the .. [read more] bonds face value at maturity, along with a steady income stream along the way. Investors are meant to buy-and-hold these securities until maturity. In contrast, a regular bond ETF runs the risk of losing its original principal if interest rates go up, depending on the bond ETFs effective duration. [ How Defined Maturity ETFs Fit Into a Portfolio ] WBII has outperformed the funds blended benchmark by 1.59% (1.10% vs.-0.49%). From inception (8/27/14) through year-end (12/31/14) WBII also outperformed the funds blended benchmark 0.66% vs.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ active-etf-takes-gets-tactical -132019489.html

Stocks Hold Gains After Ecb Move - Yahoo Finance

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Capital One also became the latest credit-card issuer to miss consensus because of bad-loan provisions. E*Trade Financial, however, rose more than 6 percent on strong top- and bottom-line numbers. General Electric reported mixed results this morning and is little-changed. Honeywell gained 1 percent after profit and revenue surpassed consensus estimates.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ stocks-hold-gains-following-ec b-131110086.html

Stocks mostly fall, curbing first weekly advance in 4

Composite volume cleared 3.6 billion.

Need to fix our broken tax code: Jack Lew

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, shares his views on tax reform.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude futures for March delivery wavered between gains and losses before closing at $45.59 a barrel, off 72 cents, or 1.6 percent. The February gold contract fell $8.10, or 0.6 percent, to $1,292.60. The U.S. dollar strengthened against other global currencies, including the euro, with concern that an anti-austerity party would claim victory in Greece elections on Sunday intensifying the currency"s drop after the European Central Bank expanded stimulus.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/1023634 83?__source=yahoonews&par=yaho onews

Stocks Experience Choppy Trading Following Recent Strength - U.S. Commentary - NASDAQ.com

Japan"s Nikkei 225 Index advanced by 1.1 percent, while Hong Kong"s Hang Seng Index shot up by 1.3 percent. The major European markets have also moved to the upside on the day. While the U.K."s FTSE 100 Index has edged up by WHAT STOCKS IS GOOD TO BUY 0.2 percent, the French CAC 40 Index and the German DAX Index are jumping by 1.5 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. In the bond market, treasuries are moving sharply higher, offsetting the weakness seen in the two previous sessions.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ stocks-experience-choppy-tradi ng-following-recent-strength-- us-commentary-20150123-00436

Stocks fall at midday as investors absorb quarterly results - seattlepi.com

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 62 points to 17,751. The Nasdaq bucked the trend. It rose six points to 4,756. The large cost of ensuring timely deliveries hurt UPS during the holidays and the company cut its annual outlook. Its shares fell 10 percent, one of the biggest drops among S&P 500 stocks.
Source: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/ article/Stocks-fall-at-midday- as-investors-absorb-6035467.ph p

Obama Says He Wants To Partner With Mayors To Make Progress - Abc News

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Obama hosted mayors at the White House Friday during the 82nd winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In the midst of Washington gridlock, the president says cities have been the place where change happens fastest. He cited the increase in the minimum wage in several cities across the country. Congress has refused to take up his call to raise the federal minimum wage. Obama says mayors "don"t have the luxury of just yakking instead of doing." Obama then said he would answer questions from the mayors, but the media had to leave the room first.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics /wireStory/obama-address-natio ns-mayors-discuss-city-federal -ties-28423502

Obama seeks to leverage ties with India"s Modi during visit - Yahoo News

President Obama sat for interviews Thursday with three YouTube stars, including GloZell, who is best known for getting in a tub with cereal and milk. Conservative media jumped on Obama for demeaning his office. By Linda Feldmann 14 hours ago Done Has President Obama gone too far? Thursday night, Mr. Obama sat for interviews with three YouTube stars Hank Green, Bethany Mota, and, most curiously, a Hollywood comedian named GloZell Green, who goes just by her first name. She may be best known for a YouTube video of herself sloshing around in a bathtub full of milk and Froot Loops, and then eating some of the cereal.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-i nterview-glozell-undignified-s mart-outreach-172735177.html

Obama"s interview with GloZell: undignified or smart outreach? - Yahoo News

Obama sat for interviews with three YouTube stars Hank Green, Bethany Mota, and, most curiously, a Hollywood comedian named GloZell Green, who goes just by her first name. She may be best known for a YouTube video of herself sloshing around in a bathtub full of milk and Froot Loops, and then eating some of the cereal. Really . In her interview with Obama, a flustered GloZell accidentally referred to the first lady as Obamas first wife when she presented him with a gift for Michelle Obama and their daughters GloZells signature green lipstick. That made headlines .
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/D C-Decoder/2015/0123/Obama-s-in terview-with-GloZell-undignifi ed-or-smart-outreach-video

Obama"s interview with GloZell: undignified or smart outreach? (+video) - CSMonitor.com

The president and first lady Michelle Obama arrive in New Delhi early Sunday for a three-day visit that also includes a fresh round of bilateral meetings with Modi, an economic summit with U.S. and Indian business leaders and a visit to India"s famed Taj Mahal. Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit India twice while in office; he also traveled there in 2010 for an economic summit. The president"s visit is expected to be heavy on symbolism and lighter on substantive advances, though climate change, economics and defense ties are all on the agenda. Indian political commentator Ashok Malik said expectations for concrete deliverables during the visit are "below the standards usually set by U.S.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-he ading-india-hoping-improve-tie s-201309805.html

Obama administration livid at Bibi's planned visit to Congress | New York Post

The visit, arranged by House Speaker John Boehner without the consultation of the White House, is a major snub to Obama, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported. He spat in our face publicly and thats no way to behave, a senior American official said. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price. Obama warned the Israeli leader in a Jan. 12 phone call to stop urging US lawmakers to back sanctions against Iran and that hed veto any such bill because it could sabotage nuclear negotiations with the country.
Source: http://nypost.com/2015/01/24/o bama-administration-livid-at-b ibis-planned-visit-to-congress /

Obama heading to India, hoping to improve ties - Yahoo News

U.S. officials say they hope the improving relationship between Obama and Modi will have payoffs in the policy arena. The White House plans to push India on climate change, particularly after reaching a sweeping agreement with China on limiting carbon emissions. The president will also be accompanied on his trip by several U.S. business leaders in hopes of forging new partnerships with India. The centerpiece of Obama"s visit will be Monday"s celebrations, which are partly a Soviet-style display of India"s military visit their website hardware and partly a Macy"s Thanksgiving Day-type parade with floats from across the country highlighting India"s cultural diversity.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-se eks-leverage-ties-indias-modi- during-visit-052222518.html

Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Turn Positive On Better-than-expected Nonfarm Jobs Data - Nasdaq.com

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E2open (EOPN) was down 40.14% after it said late Thursday that for Q3, or the quarter ended Nov. 30, 2014, its loss was narrower than expected, while revenue just beat analysts" expectations; it also provided guidance for Q4 and fiscal 2015 below Street estimates. The provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions reported Q3 GAAP net loss of $9.1 million or $0.31 loss per share, compared with the prior-year period"s $7.4 million or 0.28 loss per share. Non-GAAP net loss was $4.7 million or $0.15 loss per share, versus $4.4 million or $0.16 loss per share in the same quarter the previous year. The Capital IQ analyst estimate is for $0.18 loss per share. Revenue was $20.8 million, an increase of 10% compared to $18.9 million in the same quarter last year.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ etf-preview-etfs-futures-turn- positive-on-better-than-expect ed-nonfarm-jobs-data-cm430977

Theres probably going to be some kind of compromise, and Greece is less a systemic issue now than it used to be. Syriza, which has been leading polls, plans to seek a writedown on Greeces debt, an option that German lawmakers have said is not on the table. But they are ready to discuss relief with Greeces next government. The ECB is expected to announce a quantitative-easing program on Jan. 22, three days before the Greek election. European stocks fell last week on speculation the central banks stimulus measures will fail to shore up the economy. Its really difficult because youve got the next ECB meeting just before the Greek election, said William Davies, the London-based head of global equities at Threadneedle Investments, which manages about $140 billion in assets.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ 2015-01-11/greek-contagion-con cerns-attract-bears-to-spain-i taly.html

Obama to propose laws on data hacking notification, student privacy as he previews address | Fox Business

A White House official says Obama will unveil the proposals Monday during a speech at the Federal Trade Commission. The announcement is part of the White House"s efforts to preview components of the president"s State of the Union address in the lead-up to the Jan. 20 speech. The official was not authorized to be named and insisted on anonymity to discuss the proposed legislation ahead of Obama"s announcement.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/tec hnology/2015/01/11/obama-to-pr opose-laws-on-data-hacking-not ification-student-privacy-as-p reviews/

China arrests more than 110 people for selling pork from diseased pigs, tons of meat seized | Fox Business

The Public Security said in a statement Monday that more than 1,000 tons of contaminated pork and 48 tons of cooking oil produced from the meat had been seized in the operation visit this site that began last year across 11 provinces. The ministry said the suspects belonged to 11 different syndicates who purchased pigs that had died of disease from farmers at cut-rate prices then processed them into bacon, ham and oil. It said the producers sourced the pigs by bribing government livestock insurance agents, several of whom were also sent for prosecution. A series of scandals in China have deeply undermined public trust in food safety.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/mar kets/2015/01/11/china-arrests- more-than-110-people-for-selli ng-pork-from-diseased-pigs-ton s/

Stocks Surge Again; Apple's Best Day Since April

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STOCKS RALLY, DOW SURGES 320: Here"s What You Need To Know - Yahoo Finance

Composite volume surpassed 3.8 billion. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude-oil futures for February delivery wavered before ending up 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $48.79 a barrel. Gold futures shed $2.20, or 0.2 percent, to $1,208.50 an ounce. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/1023212 82?__source=yahoonews&par=yaho onews

Stocks rally again before payrolls - Yahoo Finance

Several major catalysts are coming as well--namely non-farm payrolls tomorrow morning and the start of corporate earnings season next week. Initial jobless claims are also scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET today. That agenda will likely shift attention back to the strong domestic economy, which continues to face a goldilocks scenario of steady improvement and low interest rates. Yesterday, ADP"s private-sector payrolls report showed better-than-expected job growth, while minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting showed no pressing need to raise interest rates.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ stocks-rally-again-payrolls-13 1535092.html

Stocks jump for 2nd day, helped by optimism | New Hampshire

Main Slide Image 5 About 7.1 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges, above the 6.7 billion average for the last five sessions, according to BATS Global Markets. Biotechs were among the most active shares. Bind Therapeutics shares surged 37.1 percent to $7.06, a day after the company said it enrolled its first patient in a mid-stage trial for its lung cancer drug.
Source: http://www.unionleader.com/art icle/20150108/NEWS02/150109186 &source=RSS

Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Ahead of Friday"s jobs report, we got some labor best new stocks to buy data from the weekly report on initial jobless claims, which fell slightly from last week to 294,000 from 298,000 . This was higher than the 290,000 expected by economists, though the four-week moving average of claims did tick lower, and Ian Shepherdson at Pantheon Macro said the trend is claims is consistent with "very big payroll gains." 3. The December jobs report is set for release on Friday morning, with Wall Street expecting payrolls grew by 240,000 while the unemployment rate ticked lower to 5.7%. Brian Jones at Societe Generale is the most bullish analyst, expecting payrolls grew by 305,000 in December, while David Mericle at Goldman Sachs takes a more measured approach, looking for a 230,000 print. 4. The decline in oil prices has been the biggest story in markets, and as prices remain at multi-year lows, the impacts will begin to make their way into the broader economy.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ stocks-rally-dow-surges-300-21 0033172.html

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