From ETFs to Teslas: Calculating Cost of Ownership Matters

From Chris Buck, Head of Capital Markets at ROBO Global: The idea of total cost of ownership--or TCO--is fascinating. Not because of what TCO represents, but because of how little it seems to impact most purchasing decisions. Buying a Tesla is a perfect example.
NASDAQ:ROBO September 21, 2018 6:35am

Are Mega Cap Tech Stocks Bottoming?

From Chris Vermeulen: Recent downside pricing pressure on Technology and FANG stocks have kept investors wary of jumping back into the market while we wait to see where the bottom may form.
NYSE:XLK September 19, 2018 6:13am

The Most Vulnerable ETFs In Trump’s Trade Wars

From Zacks: The U.S.-China trade tensions flared up all over again with the Trump administration levying more tariffs on Chinese goods worth of $200 billion starting next week. This will likely push up prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires, per the source. The tariffs will start at 10%, beginning Sep 24, and then shoot up to 25% on Jan 1.

Global Elections Take Center Stage

From Invesco: The next few months will be critical for several countries as they hold elections that could either significantly change their leadership or endorse the status quo. In this blog, I preview the choices ahead for Japan, Brazil and the US.
NASDAQ:QQQ September 18, 2018 6:28am

Investors Beginning To Flee Hard-Hit Semiconductor ETFs

From Zacks: iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX - Free Report) , the most popular semiconductor ETF, had record outflows of $393 million in the week ended Sep 7. Of this $259 million was pulled out on the day alone, the most since its inception in July 2001.
NASDAQ:SOXX September 13, 2018 6:29am

Keep A Close Eye On Semiconductors

From Chris Kimble: Since the 2009 lows, Semiconductor ETF (SMH) has gained nearly 50% more than the S&P 500 (see upper left chart).
NYSE:SMH September 11, 2018 6:25am

Trade Remains The Top Concern For The Markets

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From Invesco: Every week I hope that there are no new trade developments, so that for at least one week I can spare you all from a trade discussion in this blog. Unfortunately, this is not that week -- there were many trade developments over the past few days, and I feel compelled to discuss them because I firmly believe the trade situation poses a significant risk to the economy and markets.

Time To Buy The Dip In Technology ETFs? (XLK)

From Zacks: The hot and soaring technology sector lost its momentum with the start of September. This is especially true as the ultra-popular Select Sector SPDR Technology ETF (XLK - Free Report) has dropped about 2.3% so far this week.
NYSE:XLK September 10, 2018 6:36am

Nasdaq 100’s Inflation-Based Returns Not Very Impressive (QQQ)

From Jill Mislinski: This update is in response to a standing request for real (inflation-adjusted) charts of the S&P 500, Dow 30, and Nasdaq Composite. It includes the latest monthly close data.

The Biggest Issues For Investors To Watch In September (QQQ)

From Invesco: Trade tops the list of issues facing markets this month, as the US is threatening to kill the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and leave the World Trade Organization (WTO).
NASDAQ:QQQ September 5, 2018 6:10am

Nasdaq Nears Best August Performance Since Dotcom Bubble (QQQ)

From Tyler Durden: Since China intervened mid-month (ahead of the US-China trade talks), the Yuan strengthened and US equities soared (until decoupling the last few days).
NASDAQ:QQQ August 30, 2018 6:41am

Are Semiconductors Still A Buy? (SMH)

From Gary Tanashian: We began tracking this negative divergence in NFTRH last year as the leadership of two premier Semi Equipment companies began to decelerate vs. the broad sector.
NYSE:SMH August 29, 2018 6:23am

What Are Central Banks Telling The Markets? (QQQ)

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From Invesco: Last week gave us a look into the thoughts of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) as Fed Chair Jay Powell gave a widely anticipated speech, and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released the minutes from its most recent meeting.
NASDAQ:QQQ August 28, 2018 6:45am

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