New ETFs On The Block: ALPS Enhanced Put Write Strategy ETF (PUTX)

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Investment managers often resort to derivatives trading to enhance portfolio yields. A frequently used income generation strategy involves selling call or put strategies when the investment manager is reasonably sure about the market’s direction after analyzing the macros. However, if the timing is wrong, the premium collected from put options could prove insufficient to offset the losses suffered due to …

US Equities End Mostly Lower As Japanese GDP Disappoints; Europe Slips On German Lawsuit

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US equties mostly declined Monday after six straight up sessions as weak Japanese Q2 GDP reading weighed on investors despite a successful auction of Italian bonds that somewhat eased market concerns on Europe. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials ended the day modestly lower as investors rushed to take profits while the NASDAQ recovered …

US Stocks Inch Up On Europe, Housing Data; DBA Pops, VIXY Slips

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US stocks finished higher Tuesday as investors turned slightly bullish on signs of improvement in the housing market, although clouds continue to hang over the markets ahead of the EU summit meeting scheduled for Thursday and Friday this week. Treasuries retreated as risk sentiments improved over speculation that European leaders were progressing over resolving the ongoing …