Aerospace & Defense ETFs Rise As Trump Inks Arms Deal With Saudis (ITA)

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The iShares Dow Jones US Aerospace & Defense ETF (NYSE:ITA) was on the rise Monday morning, amid President Trump's new arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
NYSE:ITA May 22, 2017 10:30am

Ford Motor Company (F) Fires, Replaces CEO Amid Stock Price Plunge

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From Tyler Durden: Confirming weekend rumors of a dramatic management shakeup at Ford, late on Sunday Forbes reported that Ford would replace CEO Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, the former head of office-furniture maker Steelcase who joined the auto maker in 2016.
NYSE:F

SEC Reconsiders Approval Of First-Ever Quadruple Leveraged ETFs

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From Zacks: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been reluctant toward approving the first quadruple leveraged ETF. The SEC put off its recent decision to okay an exchange-traded fund that looks to offer four times the daily price changes of S&P 500 futures contracts.
NYSE:SSO

SPY Weekly Preview: Recent Volatility Spike Nothing To Worry About, For Now

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From Chris Vermeulen: The broad U.S. stock market last week took a tumble sending a massive wave of fear through investors’ minds. On Wednesday May 17th the S&P 500 index plummeted 1.7% causing the fear index to jump a whopping 48% in a single session.
NYSE:SPY

Strong Fundamentals Lacking In Recent S&P 500 Rally

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The stock market rally of 2017 is rather weak, says InvestingHaven’s research team. That is because stock market internals are weakening on the rally, and that is fundamentally not good.
NYSE:IVV May 21, 2017 7:24am

Recent Technology Sector Dividend Growth Has Been Very Impressive

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From Contrarian Outlook: Income investors often ignore the technology sector. That’s a shame, because tech stocks have been one of the best sources of dividend growth over the past few years.
NYSE:XLK

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Ends The Week With Only A 0.38% Loss

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From Jill Mislinski: The S&P opened Friday below Thursday's close and rose until about midday when it leveled off. It closed with a 0.68% daily gain and a 0.38% weekly loss after Wednesday's largest daily loss since September.
NYSE:SPY May 20, 2017 6:41am

Are Massive Tech Fund Inflows Indicating A Potential Bubble?

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From Tyler Durden: As one would expect, in a week that saw the biggest one-day drop in US equities since last September, retail investors bailed on US stocks resulting in what BofA dubbed "risk-off flows" as $1.6 billion was pulled from global equities.
NYSE:XLK May 19, 2017 9:06am

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Will Likely Recover Quickly From This Week’s Losses

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From Streetwise Reports: Technical analyst Clive Maund analyzes Wednesday's drop in U.S. stock markets amid concerns over political turmoil in Washington.
NYSE:SPY

Deutsche Bank Ran “International Criminal Organization,” Says Italian Court

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From Tyler Durden: Having been accused, and found guilty, of rigging and manipulating virtually every possible asset class, perhaps it was inevitable that Deutsche Bank, currently on trial in Milan for helping Banca Monte dei Paschi conceal losses (as first reported last October in "Deutsche Bank Charged By Italy For Market Manipulation, Creating False Accounts") is now facing accusations that it was actually running an international criminal organization at the time.
NYSE:DB May 18, 2017 10:16am

Banks Are Finally Leveraging A.I. To Improve Offerings

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From Jon Markman: Soon, you can manage your finances like a pro with the help of your very own personal digital assistant.
NYSE:XLF

Insurance ETFs Continue To Underperform, Despite Favorable Environment

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From Zacks: After a stellar ride early in 2017, the insurance industry has lost its momentum despite the fact that it tends to flourish with a rise in interest rates.
NYSE:KIE

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust Suffers Biggest Loss In Six Months

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From Jill Mislinski: The S&P opened well below yesterday's close and fell continuously all day, ending with a 1.82% loss, its largest loss since September 9.
NYSE:SPY

Forget “Sell In May,” Try “Switch In May” Instead

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From Grant Wasylik: Last year was another cruddy year for active equity managers.
NYSE:IWM May 17, 2017 4:14pm

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