One Man’s Opinion: Will The Federal Reserve Continue With Rate Increases?

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The latest US-made durable goods reading was disappointing for the economy and showed businesses were pulling back even further than investors anticipated going into 2016, said Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel Fixed Income. Beyond the headline number, the details were more disappointing as capital goods orders, excluding aircraft and defense, a proxy used by investors for business investment, were …

New ETFs On The Block: Elkhorn FTSE RAFI US Equity Income ETF (ELKU)

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Elkhorn Capital Group, the exchange-traded fund issuer founded by former PowerShares’ veteran Ben Fulton, launched its second fund recently with an eye on high-dividend paying US companies. The newly launched Elkhorn FTSE RAFI US Equity Income ETF (ELKU) employs an investment strategy created by Research Affiliates, one of the pioneers of the so-called smart-beta investing. ELKU tracks the FTSE RAFI …

ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For January 29, 2016

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ETF/No Load Fund Tracker StatSheet ————————————————————- THE LINK TO OUR CURRENT ETF/MUTUAL FUND STATSHEET IS: https://theetfbully.com/2016/01/weekly-statsheet-for-the-etfno-load-fund-tracker-newsletter-updated-through-01282016/ ———————————————————— Market Commentary A BITTER SWEET END TO A GRIM JANUARY [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets The Dow, posting its worst January since 2009, ended up nearly 400 points to cap a turbulent month on an upbeat note after a surprise …

Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 01/28/2016

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ETF/Mutual Fund Data updated through Thursday, January 28, 2016 If you are not familiar with some of the terminology used, please see the Glossary of Terms.   1. DOMESTIC EQUITY MUTUAL FUNDS/ETFs: SELL — since 11/13/2015 Our main directional indicator, the Domestic Trend Tracking Index (TTI-green line in above chart) has recently crawled above its long term trend line (red) …

Oil Feeds The Markets

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks ended higher in choppy trading as oil prices rose for a third straight day and moved above $33 a barrel. The major indexes posted gains early as strong corporate earnings reports provided a boost which quickly evaporated before equities mounted another comeback. In earnings news, Amazon (AMZN) missed Wall Street expectations, …

Volatility Slams Markets; Facebook Keeps Face

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks dove sharply into negative territory after the Federal Reserve signaled that it has not ruled out another interest rate hike at its March meeting despite noting that it is “closely monitoring” recent turbulence in financial markets and the global economy. All major indexes fell at least 1.1% today, with the Nasdaq …