Posts Tagged ‘Tom Essaye’

Regional Banking ETFs Are In A Great Position To Benefit From A Housing Recovery

March 27th, 2013

community-bankTom Essaye: Most of the focus in recent weeks has been on Europe, first the Italian political crisis and then the Cyprus drama. Meanwhile, the market has somewhat ignored the steady flow of strong economic numbers here in the U.S. Read more…


This ETF Could Benefit From The Political Turmoil In Venezuela: iShares MSCI Brazil Index

March 13th, 2013

brazilian-mapTom Essaye: Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died last week after a lengthy fight with cancer. Reactions to his passing have run from despair in the poor sections of Caracas to jubilation in the ex-pat Venezuelan communities in Miami. Read more…


The Anti-Austerity and Anti-Europe Movement Is Growing In Italy: ProShares UltraShort MSCI Europe ETF

March 7th, 2013

europeTom Essaye: I’m surprised how quickly tensions have calmed regarding Italy’s election results last week. Whenever the market reacts differently than I expect, I always try to find out why. That way I can judge whether the market’s reaction signals a trend change or a short-sighted move by traders. Read more…


What Warren Buffett Is Signaling About The Economy: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR, H.J. Heinz Company

February 27th, 2013

Economy recessionTom Essaye: Two weeks ago, Warren Buffett made big news when he announced his company, Berkshire Hathaway, was purchasing H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ), the famous ketchup and food producer. The deal was announced during a busy week for mergers: That same week the American Airlines/ Read more…


Citi Economic Surprise Index (CESI) Throws Up Big Red Flag For Markets

February 7th, 2013

market cautionTom Essaye: Recently a little-followed economic index flashed a warning sign for equity prices. And I wanted to point it out to you today given the general sense of bullishness in the U.S. markets right now. Read more…


Another Bullish Factor For Japan ETFs (DXJ, YCS, FXY, EWJ, VWO)

January 24th, 2013

investingTom Essaye: There has been a tremendous focus on the Japanese economy and the Japanese yen since former Prime Minster Shinzo Abe regained power in December. Most of the attention has been on his determination to break the back of deflation, which has been a decades-long problem in Japan. Read more…


Unemployment In Europe Hits A New High; How To Play It (EUO)

January 16th, 2013

europeTom Essaye: At his press conference last week, ECB President Mario Draghi threw cold water on the prospects for rate cuts in Europe any time soon. This followed the ECB decision to keep rates on hold. The rate decision was expected, but the relatively upbeat assessment of the European economy wasn’t … Read more…


Shinzo Abe’s Victory In Japan Is Bullish For Uranium Miners (URA, CCJ, UUU, DNN, URZ)

January 3rd, 2013

Tom Essaye: Last week, I wrote about Shinzo Abe’s victory in Japan. And I explained how many observers are focused on the monetary policy switch that will occur now that Abe is prime minister and the Liberal Democratic Party is in charge. Read more…


Look Abroad For Clarity and Outsized Returns With This ETF (EFA)

January 3rd, 2013

Tom Essaye: House Speaker John Boehner made a huge political miscalculation that put the fiscal cliff negotiations basically at a standstill. And at this point, the prospects for a grand bargain are very low. The most likely scenario is some sort of a smaller deal to reduce the effect of the cliff (the tax hikes). Read more…


What’s In Store For The Japanese Yen? (EWJ, YCS, FXY)

December 19th, 2012

Tom Essaye: Along with the regular holiday cheer that comes each December, investors and traders also receive previews looking at the year ahead from just about every major brokerage firm. I’ve spent the last few weeks reading many of these previews. Read more…


Green Shoots In The European Economy? (VGK)

December 8th, 2012

Tom Essaye: The market’s attention is currently focused on the fiscal cliff. Meanwhile, the area of concern for most of the year, Europe, has quietly seen some positive signals. Read more…


Take Advantage Of Slow Growth With This Commodity ETF (DBC)

November 29th, 2012

Tom Essaye: Since Election Day, when the correction in equities started accelerating in earnest, commodities have outperformed stocks. Today let’s look at why this trend looks Read more…


How To Ride The Trend of The World’s Next Top Oil Producer (XLE, CQP, CVX, COP)

November 25th, 2012

Tom Essaye: Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2012. This annual report provides a long-term view of the global energy market. Read more…


Why This $3.6 Billion Deal Signals Opportunity In Beaten-Down Sector (KCE, JEF, LUK)

November 20th, 2012

Tom Essaye: Over the past week, the market has focused mostly on the new political reality in Washington and the upcoming negotiations designed to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff.” So investors are right to focus on it, too. Read more…


How To Follow The Smart Money Betting On More Gridlock (TBF)

November 7th, 2012

Tom Essaye: The election has come and gone. And while all the media focus remains on the results, the market’s focus will almost certainly immediately shift to the major hurdle to overcome this year: The Fiscal Cliff. Read more…


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