Wednesday Sector Laggards: Healthcare, Utilities – Forbes

One ETF closely tracking Utilities stocks is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which is down 0.3% in midday trading, and up 13.13% on a year-to-date basis. Duke Energy, meanwhile, is up 8.30% year-to-date, and PPL is up 15.07% year-to-date. Combined, DUK and PPL make up approximately 13.5% of the underlying holdings of XLU. Click here to find out 10 ETFs With Stocks That Insiders Are Buying Comparing these stocks and ETFs on a trailing twelve month basis, below is a relative stock price performance chart, with each of the symbols shown in a different color as labeled in the legend at the bottom: Heres a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Wednesday.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/20/wednesday-sector-laggards-healthcare-utilities/

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Experiences Big Inflow – NASDAQ.com

In fact, Russia accounts for 10% of Finlands exports and is the Nordic countrys third-biggest export market. The Russian import ban is expected to primarily hurt milk-based products from Finland. Finland has already warned that these sanctions might lead to a crisis-like situation if they continued for a year and they may worsen its struggling economy. The countrys economy shrank 1.2% last year and 0.4% during the first three months of the year , as key industries including mobile phones struggled amid weak demand (read: Nordic ETF Investing 101 ). In fact, many believe that Finland is facing a severe economic crisis following the decline of Nokia, one of the largest companies in the nation. Finlands paper and pulp industry is also languishing.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/finland-etf-focus-russian-sanctions-151745860.html

Noteworthy ETF Inflows: EWG – NASDAQ.com

The chart below shows the one year price performance of EWG, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, EWG’s low point in its 52 week range is $25.58 per share, with $32.38 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $28.78. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also best eft portfilo be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like 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.nasdaq.com/article/noteworthy-etf-inflows-ewg-cm382105

Finland ETF in Focus as Russian Sanctions Escalate – Yahoo Finance

The chart below shows the one year price performance of LQD, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, LQD’s low point in its 52 week range is $110.73 per share, with $120.18 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $119.32. 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 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.nasdaq.com/article/ishares-iboxx-investment-grade-corporate-bond-etf-experiences-big-inflow-cm382138

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