Etf Spotlight: California Munis – Yahoo Finance

The average price for a gallon of gas nationally is $3.57 a gallon, which fell 3.3 cents in the past week. The price is down 10.7 cents per gallon in the last month and stands 10.4 cents per gallon lower from a year ago. Gas prices in Maine are 10.3 cents a gallon lower than they were one year ago. U.S.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/21/gas-prices-head-down-bit-in-maine/

Global Tech ETF Tempts – Yahoo Finance

The vote will take place on Monday night. The city’s planning board voted 6-1 last week to recommend the council approve the proposal. Nearly 500 people attended the council’s first vote on the subject. That vote resulted in preliminary approval.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/21/south-portland-city-council-set-for-final-vote-on-tar-sands-oil-ban-on-monday/

US stocks slip as more earnings roll in and traders worry about tensions over downed plane | Fox Business

Assets : $75 million Objective : The SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Barclays Managed Money Municipal California Index, which is comprised of publicly traded California municipal bonds, including state and local general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, insured bonds top etfs to own and pre-refunded bonds. Holdings : Top holdings include California St. Dept. of Water Resources 4 05/01/2019 3.0%, California St. Dept. of Water Resources 5 05/01/2019 2.8%, Los Angeles CA Dept.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-spotlight-california-munis-120013761.html

A must-know guide to interest rates and your investments – Yahoo Finance

Not only is that more than 530 basis points than IXNs weight to Microsoft ( MSFT ), that is one of the largest weights to the iPad maker of any ETF. [ Investors Return to Apple ETFs ] There are reasons to consider IXN beyond its Apple exposure and its 10.5% year-to-date gain. IXN, like several other more well-known tech ETFs, has benefited this year not only from its Apple exposure, but its exposure to suddenly resurgent old line tech stocks. [ Your Grandparents Would Like This Tech ETF ] IXNs combined weight to Microsoft, Intel ( INTC ) and Cisco ( CSCO ) is 15%. Those happen to be three of just six members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average that are up at least 10% this year. As for IXNs global element, investors are not incurring a significant in risk or volatility with this ETFs.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/global-tech-etf-tempts-140038146.html

South Portland City Council set for final vote on tar sands oil ban on Monday night | Fox Business

Inflation expectations The higher the current rate of inflation and the higher the expected future rates of inflation, the higher the yields will rise across the yield curve. The reason is investors will demandhigher yields to compensate for inflation risk. This leads to a fall in bond value. In a way, inflation erodes the purchasing power of a bonds future cash flows. Preference for shorter-term, more liquid securities Long-term bonds have a greater duration than short-term bonds. So, a given interest rate change will have a greater effect on long-term bonds than on short-term bonds.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/must-know-guide-interest-rates-143316195.html

Gas prices head down a bit in Maine | Fox Business

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell five points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,972. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 56 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,036. The Nasdaq composite slid four points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,426. European markets also fell. Germany’s DAX sank 1.1 percent and France’s CAC-40 lost 0.7 percent. Bond prices rose.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/21/us-stocks-slip-as-more-earnings-roll-in-and-traders-worry-about-tensions-over/

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