Don’t Get Caught In A Bear Trap

market correction bearDavid Fabian: The market has been decidedly weak so far in December and despite an upbeat jobs report, we are seeing a consolidation in prices across most of the major indices.  This consolidation can be healthy given the height of the market
NYSE:SDS December 12, 2013 4:32pm

Is This Bull Market Still Intact?

bullish buyDavid Fabian: There is no denying the resilience of this stock market over the last year.  Every modest pullback is bought in earnest as investors throw caution to the wind and demonstrate a voracious appetite for stocks. 
NYSE:DIA November 22, 2013 2:39pm

S&P 500: I Am Cautiously Optimistic About The Balance Of The Year

market outlookDavid Fabian: Without a doubt the market loves a good crisis.  Whether it is the shutdown of the federal government, the looming debt ceiling deadline, or the ever-present debate over when the Federal Reserve will taper their asset purchase program. 
NYSE:DIA October 11, 2013 4:33pm

4 Trends To Watch Into Year End

octoberDavid Fabian: The first days of October bring with them a combination of chilly temperatures, a frozen federal government, and a cooling commodity complex.  On the flip side, we are seeing a renewed surge in the fixed-income sector combined

S&P 500: Buy The Market At All-Time Highs?

buy-and-holdDavid Fabian: Recently the Federal Reserve gave the market exactly what it wanted by electing to forgo tapering its asset purchase program in favor of continued quantitative easing. This sent stocks, bonds, and commodities soaring
NYSE:GLD September 26, 2013 12:47pm

Two ETFs To Invest Like George Soros, Carl Ichan and John Paulson

george sorosNeena Mishra: The Federal Reserve has decided to keep its $85 billion bond buying program in place and the stock market which was in the consolidation mode for the last few weeks, has resumed its upward march. With the punch bowl
NYSE:ALFA September 24, 2013 4:15pm

How To Strengthen Your Portfolio Core With ETFs

portfolioDavid Fabian: In strength training and investing, your core is everything.  It’s the foundation or base from which you build upon to reach new levels of success.  Without a solid core, you are doomed to underachieve because you don’t have
NYSE:AGG September 18, 2013 5:17pm

How To Build A Low Cost ETF Portfolio

new etfsDavid Fabian: The quest for ETF providers to offer the lowest fees and total expenses is without a doubt beneficial for index investors. Generally this involves dropping the expense ratios on competing ETFs to rock bottom levels in order to attract
NYSE:BJK September 17, 2013 4:11pm

S&P 500: A Risky Summer Ahead For Stocks

bearbullDavid Fabian: Summer is one of the best times of the year here in Southern California when the sky’s clear, the ocean warms up, and the BBQs get hot. However, it is also one of the most volatile times of the year when it comes to the stock market.
NYSE:DIA June 18, 2013 4:18pm

Top Ranked Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF In Focus (XLE)

oil gasThe energy sector, after facing a terrible 2012, is finally on the rebound in 2013 largely due to a rise in oil production in the U.S. The sector started the year on a strong note but lost its momentum later. However, it seems that the sector has again
NYSE:XLE May 29, 2013 2:55pm

Two Banking ETFs Looking For More Gains In Q2

bankThe broad U.S. benchmarks are now at all-time highs, buoyed by improving economic fundamentals and a loose monetary policy. As such, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY), tracking the broad S&P 500 index, is up 9.3% year-to-date.
NYSE:KBE March 29, 2013 12:57pm

Forget The SPDR S&P 500 Trust, Focus on Mid and Small Cap ETFs (SPY, IWM, IJH)

new etfsEric Dutram: Improving consumer confidence and a continued rise in the employment rate gave the U.S. a good start to the year, sending all indexes to near all time highs. The S&P 500 index crossed its $1500 level
NYSE:IJH March 10, 2013 11:15am

Confidence Will Drive The S&P 500 Index To 1,700 Level

stock price surgeNo matter what efficient market theorists say, there is no "correct" value for assets. No matter how sophisticated a valuation model is, the whims of human nature can render it useless. According to Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, an improvement in our collective
NYSE:SPY February 4, 2013 3:28pm

Three Ways To Play The S&P 500 Index Rally With ETFs

bullish buyEric Dutram: With nearly 72% of corporate earnings beating estimates and the decision of Republicans to vote on a four-month extension of the debt ceiling, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) had no
NYSE:IVV January 27, 2013 2:35pm

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