Emerging Etf Falls As Ruble Tumbles Amid Currency Selloff

So, given the fact that emerging markets are still growing fast, given that they have low debt-to-GDP ratios, given that they have high foreign-exchange reserves, we believe that money will be flowing back in again to emerging markets. Brazils Ibovespa (IBOV) fell for the fourth time in five days as Itau Unibanco Holding SA slumped after announcing the acquisition of Corpbanca SA in Chile . Pulp producer Suzano Papel e Celulose SA SA rallied on the outlook for exports as the real dropped. The real retreated to the weakest level on a closing basis since Aug. 21. Russia, Turkey Russian shares had their longest losing streak since April as the rubles slide to a record low prompted investors to sell the cheapest emerging-market equities. OAO Sberbank, the nations biggest lender, slid to the lowest since Sept.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-29/emerging-currencies-rally-with-stocks-after-turkey-raises-rates.html

Remaking star fund managers to fit inside an ETF

stocks and emerging-markets ETFs briefly rallied after hours Tuesday after Turkey’s central bank hiked benchmark interest rates to 12% in an effort to stem the currency’s slide to record lows. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust was up 0.4% to $179.77 after briefly breaching the $180 mark. Copyright 2014 MarketWatch, Inc. Swelling concerns volatility in emerging markets will spill over into domestic markets put Wall Street under pressure Wednesday. Industries
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/01/28/us-stocks-turkish-etf-rise-on-turkish-rate-hike/

BMO ETF Report: Canada’s ETF Industry Will Continue to Evolve in 2014

If someone has an investment idea, it will be relatively easy to put it in an EFT format and have access to a universe of investors looking for an alpha strategy. Active ETFs are very important in the long run as a trend and part of the whole ETF story. Just don’t expect any blockbuster funds like an S&P 500. Kranefuss: Even in index funds, performance matters.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101367906

U.S. Stocks, Turkish ETF Rise On Turkish Rate Hike

( ALXN ) is up about 1.2%, Aon plc ( AON ) is up about 1.1%, and Cigna Corp ( CI ) is relatively unchanged. For a complete list of holdings, visit the IWR Holdings page Click here to find out which 9 other ETFs had notable inflows The chart below shows the one year price performance of IWR, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, IWR’s low point in its 52 week range is $119.46 per share, with $151.63 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $146.85. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like http://www.etftradingsignals.com stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
Source: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12279169/1/notable-etf-inflow-detected–iwr-alxn-aon-ci.html

Notable ETF Inflow Detected – IWR, ALXN, AON, CI

ETF Securities triple leveraged currency products saw record inflows, with approximately $130 million of new assets invested. Investors showed particular interest in leveraged exposure to the long US/short EUR pair. The providers short and leveraged equity products also saw positive inflows of $4m, driven primarily by pair trading in the DAX products, with $38m of new funds into the 2x short product offset by $18 million of outflows from the 2x long product. Apart from strong inflows into its leveraged silver ($82mm) and short gold ($71m) products, the providers short and leveraged commodity products saw net negative outflows of $92 million.
Source: http://www.etfstrategy.co.uk/etf-securities-registers-inflows-into-short-and-leveraged-etps-44256/

ETF Securities registers inflows into short and leveraged ETPs

BMO ETFs are managed and administered by BMO Asset Management Inc., a portfolio manager and investment fund manager and separate legal entity from Bank of Montreal. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange traded funds. Please read the prospectus before investing. Exchange traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. BMO Global Asset Management comprises BMO Asset Management Inc., BMO Investments Inc., BMO Asset Management Corp.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bmo-etf-report-canadas-etf-110000703.html

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Hot Products, Hot Stocks?

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See how many Sony products you purchased (or lust after) over the next year to determine if it can go much higher. Samsung What was once a low-rent brand in America is now almost as respected a brand as Sony. The company makes leading, expensive products in so many areas, but Im attracted to their newly released computer monitors like the 931BW. Im not sure what MagicSpeed technology is, but I know this monitor doesnt look out of place in your living room. For all the hoopla about computers and TV merging, few computer monitor companies make monitors that can stand up to an environment that doesnt include a Swingline stapler and an inbox.
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Source: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/hot-stocks-trading-today-adobe-systems-incorporated-alcoa-inc-citigroup-inc-general-electric-company-446311.htm

Stocks end red-hot 2013 at all-time highs

Bank Wealth Management. “We are ending 2013 in a good place,” says Sandven. “The global economy is in slow-growth mode. Interest rates are low.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2013/12/31/stocks-soar-in-2013/4204327/

Stocks to Watch: Microsoft and E*TRADE beat, Starbucks and Procter & Gamble mixed results

The days of profit margin destroying fare wars are long gone. This is an industry operating out of a position of strength, not desperation. Related: Can Boeing keep flying high in 2014? Of course, jet fuel prices and the global economic outlook in general are always the huge wild cards for the airlines. But as of right now, analysts expect Delta’s earnings to increase an average of 15% a year annually over the next few years.
Source: http://buzz.money.cnn.com/2014/01/21/airline-stocks-soaring/

HOT STOCKS TRADING TODAY: Adobe Systems Incorporated, Alcoa Inc, Citigroup Inc., General Electric Company

With the S&P 500 trading at a forward P/E of almost 16.3and U.S. economic data continuing to pick up, a great-value, low-beta stock with significant future potential could prove to be the hottest stock out there. One stock that fits that bill is Merck, which seems to offer a potent mix of great value and high quality, topped off with impressive future growth prospects. It trades at a forward P/E of just 13.9, well below the S&P 500’s P/E of over 16. This discount is vast: Merck currently trades at a 14.5% discount to the S&P 500 and appears to offer great value at a time when stocks offering such discounts appear to be rather thin on the ground.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/12/18/why-merck-is-a-hot-stock.aspx

Cars So Hot They’re Out Of Stock: 24/7 Wall St.

Starbucks ( SBUX ) late yesterday reported better-than-expected earnings. Profits rose 25%, beating estimates by $0.02. While revenue also increased, up 12%, it missed analysts estimates. Same store sales rose 5%, which was slower than in the previous quarter and missed expectations as well.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/hot-stock-minute/stocks-to-watch–microsoft-and-e-trade-beat–starbucks-and-procter—gamble-mixed-results–135756940.html

Why Merck Is a Hot Stock

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Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/26/hottest-cars_n_4669810.html

In Address, Obama To Focus On Economic Opportunity

He ought to practice his speech in the mirror and more info talk to himself about income inequality and look at his own horrible record, National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview. Republican Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state will deliver the partys nationally televised response immediately following Obamas speech. Mid-Term Election Obamas address will likely frame much of the debate for the November mid-term elections that will determine political control of Congress for his final two years in office and how much he can accomplish in his second term. Republicans won the House majority in 2010, and the result was a stalling of the agenda Obama laid out in his State of the Union address earlier that year. After lawmakers compiled one of their least productive legislative records last year, Obama has vowed to act on his own when possible. Where Congress is debating things and hasnt been able to pull the trigger on stuff, my administration is going to move forward, Obama said Jan.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-25/obama-rushes-to-keep-last-year-s-promise-before-address.html

GOP offers early rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union

Everyone who’s not in the 1% needs to rally behind the Prez. January 25, 2014 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm | Why should Obama wait for an incompetent obstructive GOP controlled house when we ALL know the GOP is going to get kicked out in November !!!!!! January 25, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm | Why should he wait, when we ALL know the GOP is going to lose the house in November and have NO power at all!!!!!! January 25, 2014 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm | Liz the First Good! time to be the strikebreaker-in-chief! the rethugs have refused to govern since his first inauguration and the country has suffered immeasurably for it.
Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/25/295567/comment-page-1/

Obama Rushes to Keep Last Year’s Promise Before Address

We’re experiencing a few technical issues. Try again By submitting you agree to our Terms of Service Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Michelle Obama to appear on Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ David Jackson, USA TODAY 9:23 a.m. EST January 24, 2014 Jimmy Fallon (Photo: Frederick M.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/01/24/michelle-obama-jimmy-fallon-the-tonight-show/4817539/

Michelle Obama to appear on Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

He’s promoting a White House task force he’s created to address the problem on college campuses. Obama is telling victims that they’re not alone. He says, quote, “I’ve got your back.” Obama says government has a role in ending sexual assault. But he says it’s up to everyone to teach young people to help put an end to the crime. In the Republican address, Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says Obama’s economic policies are hurting poor Americans.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-sex-assault-victims-ive-back-21754631

Obama: Step up efforts to combat sexual violence

Presidents ought to aim high.” Obama has been tinkering with the speech in his typical fashion, writing out notes long-hand on yellow legal pads and scribbling edits on drafts typed out by his speechwriting team. The White House has heavily promoted the address on social media sites like Instagram, posting photos of Obama working in the Oval Office with lead speechwriter Cody Keenan. Aides are also working on an interactive version of the speech that will run online and feature charts and statistics about the president’s proposals as he’s speaking. While each of Obama’s speeches to Congress has centered on the economy, the challenges have changed as the nation has moved away from the deep recession. Corporate profits and the financial markets have reached record highs, but many Americans are grappling with long-term unemployment and stagnant salaries. Obama has struggled to gain traction on Capitol Hill for many of the economic initiatives he supports, including reinstating unemployment insurance for more than one million Americans who have been out of work for a long period of time.
Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20140125-in-address-obama-to-focus-on-economic-opportunity.ece

White House: Obama “will not wait for Congress”

If all he has to offer is more of the same – or if he refuses to acknowledge that his own policies have failed to work – the president is simply doing what many failed leaders have done before him: trying to set one group of Americans against another group of Americans. Blunt blamed several of the administrations policies for inhibiting economic growth. Per usual, exhibit A was Obamacare, which the Missouri Republican said was adding uncertainty and cost to the health care market. This isnt the result of some website glitch, he said. Its a law thats fundamentally flawed. And its hurting the very families who need affordable coverage and good-paying, full-time jobs the most. He also criticized the presidents indecision on approving the Keystone XL pipeline to transport oil from Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, saying the pipeline would create tens of thousands of jobs at no cost to taxpayers. This projects been stalled for more than five years, he said. Its time for President Obama to approve truly shovel-ready projects like Keystone to encourage private-sector job creation. On Friday,in a show of GOP unity before the State of the Union,every Republican in the Senate signed a letter to Mr.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-offers-early-rebuttal-to-obamas-state-of-the-union/

Obama to Sex Assault Victims: ‘I’ve Got Your Back’

An estimated 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted at college and thats totally unacceptable, he said. So Ive created the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.Were going to help schools do a better job of preventing and responding to sexual assault on their campuses. Despite signs of progress, President Obama says the U.S. has more to do to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, announcing the creation of… The president first announced the creation of the task force Wednesday when he convened the White House Council on Women and Girls to step up the administrations efforts to prevent sexual assault. He also nodded at the ongoing push by Congress and the administration to curb the problem of sexual violence in the armed forces, vowing to keep up the fight.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-step-up-efforts-to-combat-sexual-violence/

Are The Bulls Back? S&p 500, Nasdaq Notch First Gains Of The Year

Nasdaq Briefly Halts Some Options Trading — Update

CNNMoney’s new Tech 30 Index , which is designed to give investors a snapshot of 30 tech industry leaders around the globe, advanced 1%, with BlackBerry ( BBRY ) leading the way. Investors were somewhat encouraged following a report that showed U.S. international trade gap narrowed in November. The smaller-than-expected trade deficit bodes well for stronger economic growth for the fourth quarter. Related: Check out CNNMoney’s new Tech 30 index of the most important tech stocks Still, traders are likely to remain cautious before key economic reports due later this week.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/07/investing/stocks-markets/index.html

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About NASDAQ OMX Group: NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq: NDAQ ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/kraneshares-to-ring-the-nasdaq-stock-market-closing-bell-20140110-00314

Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

The Nasdaq Options Market was the sixth-largest of 12 U.S. options exchanges by trading volume in 2013, according to data from options clearinghouse OCC, with 7.9% of options trading volume last year. Nasdaq OMX’s Philadelphia-based trading venue PHLX was the second-largest exchange, with nearly 17% of volume. The Chicago Board Options Exchange tops the list with 26% of trading volume.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20140110-708663.html

KraneShares to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

As of Dec. 31, short interest declined to about 7.580 billion shares, compared with 7.837 billion shares as of Dec. 13. Investors who sell securities ‘short’ borrow shares and then sell them, expecting the stock to fall so they can buy the shares back at the lower price, return them to the lender and pocket the difference. Shorting can also be part of a hedging strategy.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/10/markets-shortinterest-nasdaq-idUSN9N0JI01S20140110?type=companyNews&feedType=RSS

Nasdaq short interest down 3.4 pct in late Dec

Inteliquent fell 9.2 percent to $10.19. Adept Technology Inc. fell 9.1 percent to $15.02. Ambarella Inc. fell what are the best stocks to invest in 8.9 percent to $29.31.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20140110/nasd-percentage-laggards-final-glance/

Nasdaq reopens options trading after brief halt

Nasdaq OMX said it has reopened trading at its Nasdaq options market after a brief halt that affected trading in stocks A through M. At approximately 11:42 am ET, Nadsaq OMX experienced an issue with options pricing data that affected one of the exchange group’s three U.S. options markets, Nasdaq Options Market (NOM), for trading in symbols A through M. Nasdaq identified that the problem was a hardware issue related to inbound options pricing data.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101323483

5 Things Student Loan Lawyers Ask Borrowers Who File For Bankruptcy

“Colleges are not subjected to free-market pricing conditions, as they have been granted a pass to set unreasonable prices, and then introduce annual increases over and above the cost of living,” Traitz says. “Their pricing actions are completely independent of free-market pricing pressures.” In a recent interview, Matt Taibbi, political reporter for Rolling Stone, echoed those thoughts. At the same time, says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of financial-aid resource sites Fastweb.com and FinAid.org, “Progress in paying back student loans is only about 7% of the student-loan volume. One step forward and two steps back. It’s always been like that.” What can that mean, and what does that process create? Well, according to New York Fed measurements, this year some 17% of borrowers are past due by 90 days or more, up from 10% in 2004.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/07/student-loans-a-financial-bubble-in-the-making.aspx

If you can pay more than your monthly payment, pay down principal by adding a written note with your payment specifying that the surplus should be applied to your principal. Check out more information on paying more than your monthly requirement here . 3. Check out programs like public service loan forgiveness to see if you’re eligible. There are eight different federal loan forgiveness programs.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ethan-senack/student-loans-got-you-dow_b_4564481.html

Fewer than 1,000 people try each year. Those who do are required to file a lawsuit against their lenders and then convince a bankruptcy judge that theyre so poor theres no hope of ever repaying the loans. Lawyers for the U.S. Department of Education, which guarantees most of the roughly $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, have been criticized for making unreasonable arguments to sway judges that struggling borrowers can afford their monthly student loan payments. Here are five of them.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/07/student-loan-lawyers-bankruptcy_n_4557032.html

sovereign rating, defaults and basis risk account for the majority of the risk embedded in FFELP student loan transactions. Additional defaults and basis shock beyond Fitch’s published stresses could result in future downgrades. Likewise, a buildup of CE driven by positive excess spread given favorable basis factor conditions could lead to future upgrades. Initial Key Rating Drivers and Rating Sensitivity are further described in the presale report published on Feb. 08, 2013.
Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fitch-maintains-negative-rating-watch-on-south-carolina-student-loan-corp-2013-1-2014-01-09

Having money moved automatically is effective because it’s forced savings, Katz says. It enables people to set aside money to grow what otherwise would be spent on TVs or iPhones, Katz says. Just make sure to set up an account that will be used only for paying back your college debt. Don’t use checking or savings accounts you already have because you might use that money for something other than your loan. When you create the account, you can tie it to mutual funds, saving accounts, annuities and stocks that offer dividend reinvestment plans. The most effective way to ensure that the money saved multiplies is link to let the money grow until it accumulates into a lump sum and then transfer it a chunk at a time to pay off the loan balance.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2014/01/09/5-fastest-ways-to-repay-your-college-loans/