How The ECB’s Actions Could Boost U.S. Markets [Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF, iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)]

europeMoe Zulfiqar: Not too long ago, the European Central Bank (ECB), to fight the economic slowdown in the eurozone, lowered its benchmark interest rates. The hope with this move was the same as it was in the U.S., England, Japan, or other countries
NYSE:TLT September 24, 2014 4:05pm

Growth Stocks Are Now In Bear Market Territory [Amazon.com, Inc., Twitter Inc, Tesla Motors Inc, 3D Systems Corporation]

manufacturing growthMoe Zulfiqar: You can’t deny it: there are outright signs of stress on the key stock indices. We see investors are worried, and they just don’t like risk.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 14, 2014 11:29am

Do Fundamentals and Technical Analysis Still Matter? [PowerShare Buyback Achievers Fund (ETF)]

technical chart lookMoe Zulfiqar: Over the weekend, I met with a friend of mine. He’s been a stock market investor for some time now, and over the last few years—especially since 2012 and 2013—he has done phenomenally well when it comes to his portfolio performance.
NYSE:PKW April 2, 2014 11:08am

Consumer Spending Growth In February Bad Sign For Investors? [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF), Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

credit card spendingMoe Zulfiqar: The United States Census Bureau reported consumer spending in the U.S. economy—adjusted for price fluctuation—increased by 0.2% in February from the previous month. In January, consumer spending increased by 0.1% after seeing a decline in December.
NYSE:XLP April 1, 2014 11:39am

How To Profit From ECB’s Attempts To End Economic Slowdown [Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro Trust, Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro Trust]

europeMoe Zulfiqar: Remember what happened in the U.S. economy when the financial system was about to collapse? The banks weren’t lending to each other, businesses, or even consumers. The U.S. economy was in a deep economic slowdown.
NYSE:FXE March 31, 2014 11:45am

SPDR Gold Trust (ETF): Reasons To Be Bullish On Gold [iShares Gold Trust(ETF), ETFS Gold Trust]

price increase in goldMoe Zulfiqar: Earlier in the year, gold bullion prices were going higher, and we heard the skeptics say, “They will decline. Don’t buy the precious metal; it’s useless.” They turned out to be very wrong. Now, gold bullion prices are seeing a minute pullback.
NYSE:GLD March 27, 2014 9:43am

A Great Buying Opportunity In Copper? [Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Southern Copper Corp, Rio Tinto plc (ADR)]

copperMoe Zulfiqar: By now, you have probably noticed one phenomenon: the speculations regarding China’s growth are increasing each day. Turning on the TV or flipping through the pages of the newspaper, you’ll likely hear and read all about how
NYSE:COPX March 26, 2014 12:29pm

Will The Canadian Dollar Continue To Fall? [Guggenheim CurrencyShares Canadian]

canada bubbleMoe Zulfiqar: Problems in the Canadian economy are growing and whispers of an economic slowdown are looming in the air. If an economic slowdown does occur, the Canadian dollar will be the primary victim—and investors can profit heavily from this scenario.
NYSE:FXC March 25, 2014 12:36pm

The Fundamentals Haven’t Changed In Natural Gas [United States Natural Gas Fund, LP, Chesapeake Energy Corporation]

naturalgasmoneyMoe Zulfiqar: One of the most important investing lessons I have learned over time is to be careful when the price of an asset goes up significantly in a very short period of time—it usually doesn’t end well. Prices increasing very quickly tell me that speculators
NYSE:FCG March 24, 2014 12:41pm

Increasing Profits As Monetary Policy Tightens [ProShares Trust, ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Yr(ETF), iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)]

market bondsMoe Zulfiqar: The verdict is in…
NYSE:TBT March 21, 2014 12:29pm

Time To Consider Emerging Markets ETFs [iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF), Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF]

etfs etfsMoe Zulfiqar: Investors are asking one question these days: should you be buying emerging market stocks (NYSEARCA:EEM) or will they decline further?
NYSE:EEM March 20, 2014 2:08pm

SPDR Gold Trust (ETF): This Will Make You Bullish On Gold [iShares Gold Trust(ETF), ETFS Gold Trust]

gold timeMoe Zulfiqar: Since the beginning of the year, gold bullion has gained a significant amount of attention. The precious metal has increased about 14% in value and has become one of the best-performing asset classes. Key stock indices, on the other hand, are down.
NYSE:GLD March 19, 2014 10:49am

ETF To Play The Anemic YOY Change In Retail Sales [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF), J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Target Corporation]

retail etfMoe Zulfiqar: Since the beginning of the year, we have been seeing economic data that suggests consumer spending in the U.S. economy is in trouble—we have seen menial growth, if not negative growth. If this trend continues, it could be very dangerous,
NYSE:XLP March 18, 2014 10:58am

Why I’d Stay Away From Bitcoin [SPDR Gold Trust (ETF), iShares Gold Trust(ETF), ETFS Gold Trust]

bitcoinMoe Zulfiqar: “I think the stock market is getting into the overbought territory. Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) is due for a pullback. To be honest, I don’t see many opportunities out there other than bitcoins.” These were the words of wisdom from my good old friend
NYSE:GLD March 17, 2014 12:53pm

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