Stocks gapped down yesterday but closed well off session lows on light trade. All five major indices ended the session in the red. The small-cap Russell 2000 led the decline, as it fell 1.5%. The S&P MidCap 400 slid 1.1% while the Nasdaq posted a 1.0% loss. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Zacks ETF Research: Uncertainty in the U.S. markets, the ongoing euro-zone debt crisis, has shaken investors’ confidence in some developed nations. As such, investors are looking for the opportunity to purchase securities elsewhere—namely in emerging nations-- which have potentially higher returns with
Eric Dutram: The first quarter of 2012 was an excellent time to be in the stock market as the S&P 500 had its best start to the year in more than a decade. Quality data points along with an improved jobs outlook help to make many investors feel better about the economy, pushing the key benchmark to a 12% gain
Zacks ETF Research: Southeast Asian countries have had a long tradition of enticing investors from all over the globe. This is because the market is an attractive destination for domestic and foreign, investors thanks to solid growth rates, booming populations and generally good governance.