Mid-day Etf Update: Etfs, Stocks Recover From Early Losses Focus Shifts To Trade Deficit Data, Upbeat Earnings – Nasdaq.com

Revenue rose to $254.23 million from $225.95 million, coming in ahead of the $245.14 million consensus estimate. Reported net income nearly doubled to $15.7 million or $0.13 per diluted share from $8.3 million or $0.07 a year ago. Commodities Crude was down 0.05%; United States Oil Fund (USO) was down 0.36%. Natural gas was website up 0.95% and United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was up 1.03%. Gold was up 1.76%, and silver was up 0.94%.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/mid-day-etf-update-etfs-stocks-recover-from-early-losses-focus-shifts-to-trade-deficit-data-upbeat-earnings-cm377506

Why a Monkey Throwing Darts Could Boost Your Returns – Forbes

ETFs have shares that trade like stocks. Junk funds reported a third straight week of outflows, with $1.5 billion leaving the funds in the week through July 30, according to Lipper. Thats the longest stretch of redemptions since May 2013. To contact the reporters on this story: Sridhar Natarajan in New York at snatarajan15@bloomberg.net ; Mary Childs in New York at mchilds5@bloomberg.net To contact the editors responsible for this story: Shannon D.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-06/etf-backed-by-swaps-offered-for-investors-leery-of-junk.html

ETF Outlook: Consumer Staples Select SPDR ETF (XLP) – NASDAQ.com

A link has been sent. Done Espirito Santo Still Haunting Portugal ETF By ETFtrends.com 21 minutes ago 0 shares Content preferences Done Some hedge funds are loving the collapse of Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo. The Global X FTSE Portugal 20 ETF ( PGAL ) is, obviously, not a hedge fund nor is it taking news of Espirito Santos demise well. London-based hedge fund Marshall Wace LLP shorted Espirito Santo at 99 euro cents, a prescient call considering the stock was halted today in Lisbon at 12 euro cents, reports Laurence Fletcher for the Wall Street Journal . If that position has been closed, Marshall Wace made $36 million, according to the Journal.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/espirito-santo-still-haunting-portugal-170020839.html

ETF Backed by Swaps Offered for Investors Leery of Junk – Bloomberg

The Consumer Staples Sector has been underperforming the overall stock market since mid-June and broke its Chaikin long-term trend line in mid-July. It broke down sharply in last weeks sell-off, following the Industrial Sector ( XLI ) to new 3 month lows, and lagged the market in the bounce off Fridays lows. As we pointed out last week, the strength in the U.S. Dollar has put pressure on stocks which derive a majority of their revenue from markets outside the United States. The Consumer Staples Sector, along with the industrials, is most vulnerable in this scenario with so many multi-national companies like Colgate ( CL ), Proctor & Gamble ( PG ) and Kraft Food Group ( KRFT ). The strength in the Dollar vs.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-outlook-consumer-staples-select-spdr-etf-xlp-cm377304

Gain An Inside Edge In Your ETF Portfolio – Yahoo Finance

So the blindfolded monkey is bound to capture more of that risk and return than the trained professional operating under constraints such as the need to deploy large hordes of investor cash. In summary, because a monkey throwing darts is more likely to hit unknown small cap stocks, the monkey, on average, will do better than the average money in the market which invests proportionally in large cap stocks. Put another way, by definition most of the money in the market is invested in where most of the money is invested, since that is what makes large cap stocks large. They have a large capitalization. We call this bias (to invest in large cap U.S.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmarotta/2014/08/06/why-a-monkey-throwing-darts-could-boost-your-returns/

Espirito Santo Still Haunting Portugal ETF – Yahoo Finance

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Gain An Inside Edge In Your ETF Portfolio By David Fabian 1 hour ago 0 shares View photo . Active investors are always looking for a unique way to gain an edge in their portfolios, and following stocks with insider activity can be one way to highlight strong company conviction.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gain-inside-edge-etf-portfolio-194146498.html

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