Neena Mishra: ETFs have gained tremendous popularity in recent years due to several advantages that they offer to the investors, including low costs, tax efficiency and transparency. As of the end of February 2012, assets in US listed ETFs totaled approximately $1.2 trillion, up 14% year-over-year
Sy Harding: It’s an old market maxim that the stock market often climbs a wall of worry. In the current rally the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) has gained 29% since its October low, and the wall of worry it climbed has been impressive. Reports in October showed the economic slowdown in the first half of the
Przemyslaw Radomski: On Tuesday gold (NYSEArca:GLD) prices continued to break down, falling for a fifth consecutive day breaking below the 200-day moving average. On February 6th we suggested getting out of the speculative long positions, and reiterated it yet once again just a day before the crash.
Jeff Harding: There is a lot of good news to buoy the markets and give cheer to the public. We hear that new jobless claims are down another 15,000 to 358,000, the ninth week of declines out of the last ten, finally breaking below the 400,000 mark. A reduction in unemployment is a very positive sign