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4 Alternative ETFs to Buy for Ultimate Diversification

By Aaron Levitt, InvestorPlace Contributor Diversification is still one of the best ways to protect and grow your portfolio in a variety of market environments. By having a mixture of asset... Read >>

Global Growth Fears Looking to Dominate Sessions - Economic Highlights

Japan will remain the dominant theme in today's session this prompted a big sell off in Japan that carried into Europe and will have a bearing on our markets today as well, particularly at the... Read >>

Peter Kohli

Thailand's Tiger Economy Is No Longer Roaring

This has not been a good year for the once Tiger economy of Thailand. While the country has been mired in dubious political ventures which culminated in another coup last May, its economy has... Read >>

Olson Global Markets

Will Transportation Stocks Take A Detour?

Since the low of March 2009, the rally in the Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJT) has been spectacular, rising 6,990 points to 9,062 by close of Friday. That monumental move represents a... Read >>


U.S. Economy: The Disconnect between Reality and Perception

By most measures, the U.S. economy is improving. Recent economic reports revealed two encouraging facts The United States just experienced the best back to back quarters of growth since 2003... Read >>

Positive Retail Sales & Soft Eurozone GDP Provide Today's Backdrop - Economic Highlights

The positive Retail Sales report this morning has helped improve sentiment that was earlier showing a mixed picture due to the soft GDP read out of Europe. This morning's economic readings... Read >>

Steven Hansen

Is Credit Fueling Economic Growth?

Last week when the relatively soft consumer credit data was released by the Fed, I recalled a rather humorous post in Forbes  Credit Gets You a TV, Not Economic Growth  which... Read >>


The Economic Implications of Oil’s Drop

The sharp, greater than 20% drop in crude oil prices from its highs in June reflects dramatic changes in the marginal supply of oil, shifting expectations for demand and, critically, a change in... Read >>

Ryan Issakainen

Technology Dividends: A Missing Ingredient in Your Equity Income ETF

Over the past 5 years, few themes have more consistently resonated with ETF investors than equity income. Since 9/30/2009, equity income ETFs have collectively gathered over $50 billion in net... Read >>

Markets Sentiment To Remain Positive - Economic Highlights

Stocks likely won't do much in today's session either, kind of a rerun of the Wednesday session. But overall sentiment remains positive and the trend remains to the upside. The rebound from the... Read >>

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