Looking to capitalize on the appeal of these nuclear-tipped trading weapons, Direxion added six new triple ETFs last month. While interest in the new round of ETFs has so far been limited, I predict at least one of the triple ETF pairs has a bright future. My candidates for stardom are the pair of emerging markets ETFs: the 3x bull (EDC) and the -3x bear (EDZ).
Bernanke is living up to his reputation as helicopter drops of cash will rain on markets until his academic research is vindicated. It's as most have been saying, "when push comes to shove politicians and officials will choose to inflate." Theoretically, barring heavy central bank sales, investors have been given the green light to buy gold and hold it until the Fed reverses course.
he vast majority of analysts have emphasized that the U.S. entered its recession before other countries entered their respective doldrums. They also expressed a belief that the United States will come out of the painful contractions first and, by extension, the U.S. markets will be quicker to witness investment gains.
There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding the surge in volatile late-day trading that has occurred since the summer sell-off and fall credit-crisis began to unfold. In November alone, an average of 26.2 percent of trading volume in S&P 500 stocks took place in the final hour of trading, with 17.1 percent of the trading occurring in the final 30 minutes (see WSJ article).
Interest in NYSE, Euronext Only Serving to Boost Shares (NYX)
The M&A rumor mill has been in full effect over the past 48 hours (ah, the memories…) over the prospects for a merger between Deutsche Boerse AG and NYSE Euronext (NYX), first reported by German magazine Der Spiegel.
As with all good M&A rumors, the most important effect is that the companies involved get their shares re-evaluated in the market...
Gold is respected throughout the world for its value and rich history, which has been interwoven into cultures for thousands of years. Coins containing gold appeared around 800 B.C., and the first pure gold coins were struck during the rein of King Croesus of Lydia about 300 years later. Throughout the centuries, people have continued to hold gold for various reasons.
Recession is on the way, but don’t join the stampede out of the market. There are still ways to beat the bear. Martin Denholm has a simple five-point investment plan to profit in this downturn. 1) Go short. 2) Buy put options. 3) Sell call options. 4) Use bearish mutual Funds. 5) Buy reverse ETFs on vulnerable sectors.