Yearly Archives: 2015

Top Five Market Headlines of 2015

European Quantitative Easing The European Central Bank (ECB) implemented a quantitative easing program in 2015 that benefited European equities, which rallied strongly despite a weakened euro headwind. From the announcement in January through implementation in March, the euro experienced an … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for December 28, 2015

Holidays will keep volume light this week. Some markets are closed today for Boxing Day (including the UK and Canada) and several European markets will be closed on December 31. The U.S. markets will be open for a full day … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 28, 2015

Click here to view the Global Momentum Guide for December 28, 2015 - Weekly Sector Perspective - Last week’s “Santa Claus” rally carried the S&P 500 Index back into positive territory for the year. A rebound in oil and industrial commodities lifted the energy and materials sectors, while ...more
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Market Perspective for December 26, 2015

A recovery in oil and commodity-related shares helped to propel the stock market higher during the holiday-shortened trading week. The Santa Claus rally also lifted the S&P 500 Index into positive territory for the year. Chevron (CVX), Exxon Mobile (XOM) … Continue reading »

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ETF Watchlist for December 23, 2015

WisdomTree Chinese Yuan (CYB) WisdomTree Bloomberg USD Bullish (USDU) CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) CurrencyShares Swedish Krona (FXS) CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar (FXC) WisdomTree Emerging Market Currency (CEW) WisdomTree Commodity Currency (CCX) PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish Index (UUP) The Canadian dollar, … Continue reading »

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ETF Investor Guide for December 2015

Click here to view the December 2015 issue. Market Perspective: Despite Market Worries, Economy Continues to Improve - The Federal Reserve pulled the trigger in December and hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. More rate hikes could be coming sooner than expected in 2016 if ...more
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Comparing BOND to TOTL

Most bond ETFs passively track particular underlying indexes in an effort to replicate and deliver the performance of the overall bond market. This passive investment philosophy had a near-lock on the ETF market until PIMCO introduced its Total Return Active ETF (BOND) in 2012. BOND enables ...more
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Market Perspective for December 21, 2015

Stocks opened to the upside on Monday, shaking off Thursday and Friday’s losses. The market is likely to hold or expand on those gains with a “Santa Claus rally” in stocks, though the window is short; the U.S. stock market … Continue reading »

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Global Momentum Guide for December 21, 2015

Click here to view the Global Momentum Guide for December 21, 2015 - Weekly Sector Perspective - Last week’s rate hike triggered a burst of stock buying, though energy weakness prevented a sustained rally. Equities finished the week slightly lower in reaction to interest rates and falling energy ...more
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Market Perspective for December 18, 2015

The Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by 25 basis points to fulfill most analysts’ expectations. Equities initially rallied on the news, but gave up those gains on Thursday and Friday. The market started the week off with a strong … Continue reading »

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