Regional Banking ETFs Are In A Great Position To Benefit From A Housing Recovery

community-bankTom Essaye: Most of the focus in recent weeks has been on Europe, first the Italian political crisis and then the Cyprus drama. Meanwhile, the market has somewhat ignored the steady flow of strong economic numbers here in the U.S.
NYSE:KRE March 27, 2013 2:00pm

This ETF Could Benefit From The Political Turmoil In Venezuela: iShares MSCI Brazil Index

brazilian-mapTom Essaye: Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died last week after a lengthy fight with cancer. Reactions to his passing have run from despair in the poor sections of Caracas to jubilation in the ex-pat Venezuelan communities in Miami.
NYSE:EWZ March 13, 2013 2:47pm

The Anti-Austerity and Anti-Europe Movement Is Growing In Italy: ProShares UltraShort MSCI Europe ETF

europeTom Essaye: I’m surprised how quickly tensions have calmed regarding Italy’s election results last week. Whenever the market reacts differently than I expect, I always try to find out why. That way I can judge whether the market’s reaction signals a trend change or a short-sighted move by traders.
NYSE:EPV March 7, 2013 2:54pm

What Warren Buffett Is Signaling About The Economy: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR, H.J. Heinz Company

Economy recessionTom Essaye: Two weeks ago, Warren Buffett made big news when he announced his company, Berkshire Hathaway, was purchasing H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ), the famous ketchup and food producer. The deal was announced during a busy week for mergers: That same week the American Airlines/
NYSE:XLP February 27, 2013 4:00pm

Citi Economic Surprise Index (CESI) Throws Up Big Red Flag For Markets

market cautionTom Essaye: Recently a little-followed economic index flashed a warning sign for equity prices. And I wanted to point it out to you today given the general sense of bullishness in the U.S. markets right now.
NYSE:DIA February 7, 2013 3:55pm

Another Bullish Factor For Japan ETFs (DXJ, YCS, FXY, EWJ, VWO)

investingTom Essaye: There has been a tremendous focus on the Japanese economy and the Japanese yen since former Prime Minster Shinzo Abe regained power in December. Most of the attention has been on his determination to break the back of deflation, which has been a decades-long problem in Japan.
NYSE:DXJ January 24, 2013 6:02pm

Unemployment In Europe Hits A New High; How To Play It (EUO)

europeTom Essaye: At his press conference last week, ECB President Mario Draghi threw cold water on the prospects for rate cuts in Europe any time soon. This followed the ECB decision to keep rates on hold. The rate decision was expected, but the relatively upbeat assessment of the European economy wasn’t …
NYSE:EUO January 16, 2013 3:26pm

Shinzo Abe’s Victory In Japan Is Bullish For Uranium Miners (URA, CCJ, UUU, DNN, URZ)

Tom Essaye: Last week, I wrote about Shinzo Abe’s victory in Japan. And I explained how many observers are focused on the monetary policy switch that will occur now that Abe is prime minister and the Liberal Democratic Party is in charge.
NYSE:URA January 3, 2013 12:32pm

Look Abroad For Clarity and Outsized Returns With This ETF (EFA)

Tom Essaye: House Speaker John Boehner made a huge political miscalculation that put the fiscal cliff negotiations basically at a standstill. And at this point, the prospects for a grand bargain are very low. The most likely scenario is some sort of a smaller deal to reduce the effect of the cliff (the tax hikes).

What’s In Store For The Japanese Yen? (EWJ, YCS, FXY)

Tom Essaye: Along with the regular holiday cheer that comes each December, investors and traders also receive previews looking at the year ahead from just about every major brokerage firm. I’ve spent the last few weeks reading many of these previews.
NYSE:EWJ December 19, 2012 2:38pm

Green Shoots In The European Economy? (VGK)

Tom Essaye: The market’s attention is currently focused on the fiscal cliff. Meanwhile, the area of concern for most of the year, Europe, has quietly seen some positive signals.
NYSE:IEV December 8, 2012 12:12pm

Take Advantage Of Slow Growth With This Commodity ETF (DBC)

Tom Essaye: Since Election Day, when the correction in equities started accelerating in earnest, commodities have outperformed stocks. Today let’s look at why this trend looks
NYSE:DBC November 29, 2012 1:39am

How To Ride The Trend of The World’s Next Top Oil Producer (XLE, CQP, CVX, COP)

Tom Essaye: Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook 2012. This annual report provides a long-term view of the global energy market.
NYSE:XLE November 25, 2012 9:30pm

Why This $3.6 Billion Deal Signals Opportunity In Beaten-Down Sector (KCE, JEF, LUK)

Tom Essaye: Over the past week, the market has focused mostly on the new political reality in Washington and the upcoming negotiations designed to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff.” So investors are right to focus on it, too.
NYSE:KCE November 20, 2012 2:46pm

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