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The jobs report, GDP and Fed will set tone for stocks this week - Jul. 27, 2014
Media moves: 21st Century Fox ( FOXA ) has sold its satellite TV operations in Italy and Germany to BSkyB ( BSYBF ), raising about $9 billion in cash as it stalks Time Warner ( TWX ). 2. Sanctions talk: EU ambassadors meet for a second day running to talk about how to escalate sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. A decision is not expected until next week.
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Stocks also fell on July 10, although to a lesser degree, following worries about the soundness of Espirito Santo International, a holding company that is the largest shareholder in a group of firms, including the parent of Portugals largest bank, Banco Espirito Santo. The specter of a European debt crises prompted investors to push down the stock market 0.4 percent and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds. And in June, after a breakaway al-Qaida group seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, threatening to destabilize the entire region, stocks managed a 1.9 gain for the month. In April, stocks plunged as investors dumped biotech and Internet stocks.
Premarkets: 6 things to know before the open - Jul. 25, 2014
In June, the government said 288,000 job s were added, bringing the total number of jobs added in the first six months of 2014 to 1.4 million. That was the strongest six months for job growth since 2006. Meanwhile, the unemployment rates stands at 6.1%, which isn"t far off from what many economists consider full employment. Yellen on human toll of unemployment But before the jobs report, Wall Street will get a first read on second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) Wednesday morning. GDP is the most comprehensive gauge of how the economy is doing, and a majority of GDP comes from consumer spending.
Stocks rise amid global turmoil - TriCities.com: National
fell .2 percent to $41.80 with 15,801,200 shares traded. NewLead Holdings Ltd. fell 19.8 percent to $.15 with 25,942,200 shares traded. PetSmart Inc. rose 12.5 percent to $67.28 with 14,084,000 shares traded.
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index ( FDN ) This is one of the most popular and liquid ETFs in the broad tech space with AUM of over $1.7 billion and average daily volume of more than 576,000 shares. The fund tracks the Dow Jones Internet Composite Index and charges 57 bps in fees per year. In total, the fund holds 42 stocks in its basket with Amazon taking the top spot with sites a 9.05% share. From a sector look, Internet mobile applications account for more than half of the portfolio while Internet retail makes up for 26%.
A Lyondell Lift for This Materials ETF - Yahoo Finance
Specifically, the fund managers determine quality through earnings stability, low debt/capital ratio and earnings accruals, or stocks that exhibit high operating cash flow relative to net income. [ Stock ETFs to Weather Market Volatility ] The active ETF shows a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.8 and a price-to-book of 2.0. In comparison, the S&P 500 index has a 17.4 P/E and a 2.4 P/B. Putting quality and value together is also a prudent approach because it may help the fund reduce its exposure to value traps, which are stocks that look cheap but may become cheaper, Bryan added. It may also help the fund avoid overpaying for quality. [ More Financial Advisors Using ETFs for Core Holdings ] Due to the ETFs selection methodology, it also includes a small 9% allocation toward small-caps, along with mega-caps 27.0%, large-caps 40.5% and mid-caps 23.4%. Sector allocations include consumer cyclical 12.5%, financial services 15.7%, telecom services 1.9%, energy 14.0%, industrials 8.3%, tech 13.5%, consumer staples 11.2%, healthcare 13.8% and utilities 8.6%.
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XLB is up 6.3% over the past 90 days as shares of Dow Chemical ( DOW ) are up 11% over the same period. XLB has also fought off weakness in DuPont ( DD ), which has fallen 2.2% over that time. Dow and DuPont combine for 20.2% of XLBs weight. [Resurgent Materials ETFs] XLB is flirting with a gain of 1% for July. The ETFs decent showing in the seventh month of the year is not surprising because XLB is, historically, the best of the nine SPDRs in July. A gain of 1% would fit with XLBs average July return dating back to 1999.
Active Large-Cap ETF That Targets Quality and Value - Yahoo Finance
[Dividends Lift Tech ETFs] A massive surge for this small biotechnology stocks sparked a biotech ETF rally. [Puma Pushes Biotech ETFs Higher] Danger for the Dow ETF. [Big Dow Stocks Have Some Issues] Global ETFs China ETFs: Better Than You Think. [China ETFs Are Looking Good] There is more upside to come for India ETFs . Bond ETFs Muni ETFs are dumping Puerto Rico bonds. [Some Muni ETFs Say Good-Bye to Puerto Rico] Investors are getting nervous about high-yield bonds .
other The Commerce Department classified United Shipbuilding Corp as a defense technology company. The new sanctions block the exports of specific goods and technologies to the Russian energy sector. The Commerce Department said it will deny any export, re-export or foreign transfer of items for use in Russia"s energy sector that may be used for exploration or production of deepwater, Arctic offshore or shale projects that have the potential to produce oil. Obama also formally suspended credit that encourages exports to Russia and financing for economic development projects in Russia. He warned there would be additional costs to Russia should Moscow not back down.
Obama to huddle with Hill leaders on foreign affairs - POLITICO.com
"And it doesn"t have to come to this. It didn"t have to come to this. It does not have to be this way." Read More EU agrees on economic sanctions against Russia American sanctions will have "an even bigger bite" for Russia because of their coordination with European sanctions, the president said, adding that Russia"s economy has already suffered at the hands of Western sanctions. Obama said that his administration had "made it clear that if Russia continues on its current path, the cost on Russia will continue to grow." "And today is a reminder that the United States means what it says," Obama added. In response to a question from the press pool, Obama emphasized that the sanctions do not represent a new Cold War, but are instead specifically tied to Moscow"s actions in Ukraine.
Obama: This is not a new Cold War with Russia
( Also on POLITICO: House votes to sue Obama ) Sens. %#&@$! Durbin (D-Ill.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), the party whips, are also expected to be there. The leader plans to attend the meeting at the White House,said Don Stewart, McConnells spokesman. Its likely now that any votes Thursday will be pushed into the afternoon or evening. But Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his House GOP colleagues facing a full series of votes, including a tough fight over a border security bill will not be traveling down Pennsylvania Ave. to meet with Obama, GOP sources said. Republican staffers insist the decision not to attend Thursdays meeting was not a snub of Obama or partisan gamesmanship, but instead reflects the time crunch they face as Congress wraps up its last day in session before the month-long August recess kicks off.
Obama: US trumps China for investment, Congress should "stop being mad"
"Our lead is growing." Larry Downing | Reuters President Barack Obama speaks at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, July 30, 2014. Obama also used the opportunity to lampoon Congress , openly laughing several times at its difficulty in passing bills and at Republican leaders" regular opposition to his political agenda. "Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on," Obama said. "I know they"re not that happy that I"m president, but that"s OK.
Obama to announce U.S. sanctions on Russia - Yahoo News
But Ryan is going even further to distance the party from the actions of the few. I see this as sort of a ridiculous gambit by the president and his political team to try and change the narrative, raise money, and turn out their base for an upcoming election that they feel is not going to go their way [The Republicans differences with the White House do] not rise to the high crime and misdemeanor level. In all honesty, the Democrats and the White House have used the threat of impeachment to change the narrative, raise money, and turn out their base. The problem is, the impeachment gambit has verifiably Republican origins. But the most interesting part of Ryans comment is the second half. Sarah Palin has been saint that more Americans would be screaming for impeachment if they only understood what impeachable offenses were.
Obama Impeachment: Paul Ryan Says No | WebProNews
Also listed on the Treasury designation is the United Shipbuilding Corp., which is based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ahead of Obama"s announcement, White House spokesman Josh Earnest welcomed the European sanctions. He said he expects the European penalties to track closely with sanctions imposed by the U.S. about two weeks ago targeting major Russian banks as well as energy and defense companies. The U.S.
Learn more... STOCKS SLIP TO END THE WEEK: Here"s What You Need To Know By Myles Udland 4 hours ago REUTERS/Dylan Martinez A "No" campaign poster is seen in a field after being vandalised by a "Yes" supporter on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland September 11, 2014. Stocks fell on Friday after retail sales data came in better than expected, while consumer confidence from the University of Michigan came in at its best level since July 2013. First, the scoreboard: S&P 500: 1,985.54, -12, (-0.6%) Nasdaq: 4,567.60, -24.2, (-0.5%) And now, the top stories on Friday: 1. Retail sales in August grew 0.6% according to the latest monthly report from the Census Bureau.
Stocks decline on Fed speculation after retail sales climb - Business - NorthJersey.com
retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. (Associated Press/Toby Talbot) Customers may have to wait three to four weeks to get their hands on Apple"s iPhone 6 Plus, after a record number of orders for the company"s latest smartphones strained available supply.Business http://www.todayhotstocks.com Wire Stock market update: Stocks fell modestly today and extended the week"s losses as the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor"s 500 posted their first negative week in six weeks. The Dow Jones dropped 61.49 points to 16,987.51, the S&P 500 index fell 11.91 points to 1,985.54 and the Nasdaq Composite lost 24.21 points to 4,567.60. ( USA Today ) European stocks were unchanged, after swinging between gains and losses, as a jump in U.S.
Are the Casino Stocks a Gamble? - Forbes
Many of the indicators I have used for years, such as Gerry Appell"s MACD and Welles Wilder"s RSI, have subsequently gained wide popularity. This page is devoted to sharing my insights and techniques in order to help you become a smarter trader/investor. Over the past twenty years I have traveled around the world several times, visiting all of the major financial centers as he taught professional traders and money managers my approach to the financial markets. My method of stock selection starts with a proprietary scanning method to select a group of individual stocks for more extensive analysis. This includes an in-depth study of the volume patterns that I use to determine the strength of a stock"s trend.
Stocks extend week"s losses; U.S. retail sales increase; iPhone 6 pre-orders strain available supply: P.M. Business News Links | cleveland.com
stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poors 500 index its first weekly drop in more than a month, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than estimated after retail sales climbed at the fastest pace in four months. Energy shares in the S&P 500 fell 1.5 percent, extending losses for the week to 3.7 percent. Caterpillar Inc. lost 0.5 percent for its sixth straight decline.
double inverse bond etf list Financial Services ETF (IYG) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 0.8% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of JP Morgan Chase (JPM), up about 3.7% and shares of Cash American International (CSH), up about 1.9% on the day. And underperforming other ETFs today is the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI), down about 3.3% in Tuesday afternoon trading. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing on Tuesday were shares of Exelixis (EXEL), lower by about 7.6%, and shares of Infinity Pharmaceuticals (INFI), lower by about 6.9% on the day.
Sprott Gold Miners ETF Launches on NYSE - Yahoo Finance
This does not seem much of a concern, as a busy job market, gradual economic recovery and a still-accommodative policy built up enough strength to cross several hurdles heading toward this earnings season (read: 3 Promising Sectors ETFs Ahead of Q2 Earnings Season ). Though most of the stocks are expected to post stronger earnings for Q2, some are even likely to ride higher with a double-digit earnings beat. Zeroing in on those ETFs with large allocations to stocks that have a high chance of surprising in their upcoming release would therefore be a good idea. How to Select ETFs?
Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done India ETF receives vote of confidence By Mike Yamamoto (firstname.lastname@example.org om) 6 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done A trader is betting that the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund will hold current levels through early next year.
India ETF receives vote of confidence - Yahoo Finance
The Fund will be concentrated in the gold and silver mining industry. As a result, the Fund will be sensitive to changes in, and its performance will depend to a greater extent on, the overall condition of the gold and silver mining industry. Also, gold and silver mining companies are highly dependent on the price of gold and silver bullion. Funds that emphasize investments in small/mid cap companies will generally experience greater price volatility. Funds investing in foreign and emerging markets will also generally experience greater price volatility. There are risks involved with investing in ETFs including the loss of money.
Bargain Hunting in Europe: Consider the Poland ETF (EPOL) - Forbes
The chart below shows the one year price performance of EWJ, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, EWJ"s low point in its 52 week range is $10.79 per share, with $12.25 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $12.12. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ""shares"" investors are actually buying and selling ""units"". These ""units"" can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed).
Noteworthy ETF Inflows: EWJ - NASDAQ.com
This ETF has managed to rise within an upward-sloping trading channel since bottoming out in mid-2012. With shares currently trading near the bottom half of their longer-term channel, investors can favorably position themselves in anticipation of the uptrend resuming course while still keeping a close watch on downside risk. Under the Hood: EPOL EPOL was launched at the end of May 2010 and since then the fund has amassed upwards of $340 million in assets under management: Expense Ratio:0.61% # of Holdings:45 Allocation to Top 10 Holdings:63% This ETF is very liquid as well as shortable, making it a viable trading instrument. For investors, however, EPOL is a less-than-ideal vehicle; the fund is by no means inexpensive and its shallow, top-heavy portfolio makes it more susceptible to stock-specific declines. From a sector breakdown perspective, EPOL is heavily tilted towards financial services with basic materials and utilities accounting for the next two biggest chunks of exposure.
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Obama backs new sanctions to pressure Russia on truce - Yahoo News
The White House has maintained they did not need congressional approval to do so because the strikes were at the invitation of the Iraqi government and in part intended to protect U.S. personnel. But President Obama is now contemplating expanding that mission to a broader offensive campaign against ISIS, and also weighing whether to launch strikes in Syria. During a press conference last week, the president said Congress has to have some buy-in as representatives of the American people as those efforts progressed, but stopped short of saying he would seek a vote authorizing further military action. Throughout this process, weve consulted closely with Congress, and the feedback Ive gotten from Congress is, is that were doing the right thing, Obama said. Now, as we go forward and look at a broader regional strategy with an international coalition and partners to systematically degrade ISILs capacity to engage in the terrible violence and disruptions that theyve been engaging in not just in Syria, not just in Iraq, but potentially elsewhere if we dont nip this at the bud, then those consultations with Congress for something that is longer term I think become more relevant. Sen.
Obama, Hill leaders to meet on Iraq | TheHill
(Read about Stonehenge in National Geographic magazine .) Archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson and his colleagues at the Stonehenge Riverside Project, whose research was funded in part by the National Geographic Society, have unearthed some clues about the site. (Take a Stonehenge quiz .) Watch a video on the religious significance of Stonehenge. For instance, we now know that Stonehengea UNESCO World Heritage Sitewas the largest cemetery of its day , and that it had held religious significance for a long time. The location was a huge settlement area for hunters and gatherers, and it seems to have been occupied on and off for something like 4,000 years before Stonehenge itself was ever built, Pearson told National Geographic in 2013. (See our 3-D interactive of Stonehenge .) "We think that long before Stonehenge, this location was already a special place," he said. "These hunters and gatherers may have been the people who first recognized this special feature in the land where the Earth and the heavens were basically in harmony." Obama seemed to have also been taken with the place: "It"s spectacular," he told the average student loan interest rate press pool.
Obama: We"ll impose more sanctions on Russia - Washington Times
View photo Smoke billows from the outskirts of the key southeastern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine on September 5, 2014 (AFP Photo/Philippe Desmazes ) Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) - US President Barack Obama said Friday that EU and US sanctions against Russia would likely still be imposed despite a ceasefire in Ukraine, but could be lifted if it holds. "Today, the United States and Europe are finalising measures to deepen and broaden our sanctions," Obama said after the end of a NATO summit in Newport in Wales. The sanctions, due to be announced on Friday, would target the defence, energy and financial sectors. These measures should be applied in a way that pressures Russia to ensure "follow-through" on the ceasefire, Obama said. "The only reason that we"re seeing this ceasefire at this moment is because of both the sanctions that have already been applied and the threat of further sanctions," he said. Obama said that "Europeans are discussing at this point the final shape of their sanctions" measures".
Obama administration sets briefings for Congress on Islamic State - Yahoo News
View photo U.S. President Barack Obama greets audiences at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, September 3, 2014. By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama"s administration is dispatching senior intelligence officials and Secretary of State John Kerry to brief members of Congress and staff about the Islamic State militant group in the coming weeks, congressional aides said on Thursday. Kerry will testify to members of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee during the week of Sept. 15, an aide said. And officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Counterterrorism Center will brief congressional staff on Friday, before Congress returns on Monday from its August recess.
Obama Visits Stonehenge, Whose Monoliths Still Hold Mysteries
Obama said the best path forward is to impose a new round of sanctions now, then roll them back if and when Moscow demonstrates it is serious about peace. Actions have consequences. Today the U.S. and Europe are finalizing measures to deepen and broaden our sanctions across Russia s financial, energy and defense sectors, the president said before turning his attention to the recent cease-fire agreement. Were hopeful, but based on past experience also skeptical that, in fact, the separatists will follow through and the Russians will stop violating Ukraine s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Mr.