As of now, the re-election that was due in July has been cancelled due to escalation in protests. Economic Aftershock Quite expectedly, persistent protests have left deep scars on the nations economic picture especially hurting government spending and the all-important Thai tourism industry (contributed 7% of the countrys GDP ). According to a Rodl & Partner report, in February, the Tourism Authority of Thailand predicted losses of Baht 90 billion in income if the political mayhem stretches another six months. In the final quarter of 2013, Thailands GDP nudged up 0.6 % from the year-ago period marking the slowest quarterly growth rate in almost two years hurt by the protests.
Equally telling, stock shares of high-end retailers like Tiffany ( TIF )and Nordstrom ( JWN ) have been skyrocketing on better-than-expected profitability. At the same time, brand-name corporations that serve http://www.etftradingsignals.com the middle class are witnessing an erosion in their share prices. This deterioration can be seen when one compares an exchange-traded fund like Market Vectors Retail ( RTH ) with a broader benchmark like the S&P 500. Retailer shares notwithstanding, the S&P 500 is notching record highs.One might think that the retrenchment in middle-class spending would give stock investors pause. After all, how many times do we hear that the consumer represents 70% of the domestic economy? Perhaps the greatest irony derives from the recent realization that overall consumer spending actually grew 3.1% between January and March.
The ‘Hotel California’ Flap: ETF Investors Should Take It Easy – Bloomberg
(ETF)] Is The Real Estate Recovery Real? Morpheus Trading: Going into todays session, we have two new potential ETF swing trades on ourwatchlist. First is the Real Estate Index ETF ($IYR), which broke out from a solid base at $69 in mid-April. The current consolidation above the 20-day EMA has been bullish, with volume well below average over the past two-weeks (light volume during consolidation is positive). A continuation breakout is a move from a short-term consolidation pattern of two to three weeks or so.
Growth? Value? Smart ETF Investors Get Both | InvestorPlace
Billions of dollars worth of ETF shares trade daily and account for about a quarter of all volume on the NYSE. Trading the vast majority of ETFs can be relatively easy regardless of market conditions. Alloway has a point with a small minority of days for a small minority of ETFs that track relatively illiquid markets. Generally speaking, an ETF’s only as liquid as its underlying holdings.