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Retail Etf In Play As Handfuls Of Retailers Report Earnings – Yahoo Finance

This week, I took a look at the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund ( FBT ) . FBT follows an equal-weight approach to the biotech sector, providing exposure to some of the next breakthrough drugs that could hit the market. Click here to listen to the podcast. To access previous podcasts, take a look at our podcasts category . The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/biotech-etfs-capitalize-breakthroughs-163058932.html

Here is a look at retailers that reported earnings: Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD ) reported its second quarter results. The company lost $5.39 per share, more than double the loss of $2.63 per share analysts were expecting. Revenue of $8.01 billion also fell short of expectations of $8.13 billion. The Children’s Place Retail Stores (NASDAQ: PLCE ) reported its second quarter results. The company lost $0.37 per share, less than the $0.44 loss per share analysts were expecting.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/retail-etf-play-handfuls-retailers-184829913.html

Pharma ETF Investing 101 – Yahoo Finance

1 billion in dividends last year, and since 2009 have paid roughly $441 billion, according to the Independent . British firms accounted for 11% of the $1.03 trillion in global dividends paid last year. [The Case of U.K. Dividends] EFADs next largest country weights are 9.3% to Switzerland, 8.1% to Australia and 5.7% to Japan. Australian companies paid $40.3 billion in dividends last year, nearly double the amount paid in 2012. [Saying G’Day to Australian Dividends] The new ETFs largest sector weights are 22.4% to health care, 21.9% to consumer staples and 14.8% to consumer discretionary.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/proshares-launches-eafe-dividend-growth-153044844.html

ProShares Launches EAFE Dividend Growth ETF – Yahoo Finance

The in-licensing of promising mid-stage candidates by big pharma companies has gone up significantly this makes sense as it helps the companies cut down on the time and cost involved in developing a product from scratch. A major part of the in-licensing activity is focused on therapeutic areas like oncology, central nervous system disorders, diabetes and immunology/inflammation. The hepatitis C virus (:HCV) market is also attracting a lot of attention. (Read: Another recent trend is the divestment/monetization of non-core assets so that the companies may focus on their core areas of expertise. Biosimilars are (visit) also a focus area.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pharma-etf-investing-101-195317161.html

Thursday Sector Leaders: Financial, Technology & Communications – Forbes

Combined, BAC and STI make up approximately 6.7% of the underlying holdings of XLF. The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, up 0.4%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard ( NYSE: HPQ ) and eBay eBay ( NASD: EBAY ) are the most notable, showing a gain of 5.7% and 4.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which is up 0.5% in midday trading, and up 13.16% on a year-to-date basis. Hewlett-Packard, meanwhile, is up 33.70% year-to-date, and eBay is up 1.59% year-to-date.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/21/thursday-sector-leaders-financial-technology-communications/

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Obama Signs Veterans’ Health Care Overhaul – Yahoo News

http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war. Obama is speaking at a signing ceremony for a $16.3 billion measure allowing the Veterans Affairs Department to hire thousands of doctors, nurses and other health professionals at the VA’s nearly 1,000 hospitals and outpatient clinics nationwide. The president is speaking at Fort Belvoir, an Army base 20 miles south of Washington. Congress approved the measure last week before taking a five-week recess.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-signs-veterans-health-care-overhaul-161622844–politics.html

Obama Authorizes Iraq Air Strikes

The Yazidis, who follow an ancient religion with ties to Zoroastrianism, fled their homes after the Islamic State group issued an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a religious fine, flee their homes or face death. Mindful of the public’s aversion to another lengthy war, Obama acknowledged that the prospect of a new round of U.S. military action would be a cause for concern among many Americans. He vowed anew not to put American combat troops back on the ground in Iraq and said there was no U.S. military solution to the crisis.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-authorizes-renewed-airstrikes-iraq-021737249–politics.html

Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq – Yahoo News

Thousands have fled their homes as militants with the Islamist State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) sweep through northern Iraq, conducting a campaign of terror against non-Sunnis that has included abducting women and girls and conducting mass executions. In an address late Thursday, the president announced he ordered the U.S. military to step in. We can act carefully and responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide. That’s what we’re doing on that mountain. I’ve therefore targeted air strikes if necessary to help forces in Iraq as they fight to break the siege of Mount Sinjar and protect the civilians trapped there, said Obama.
Source: http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-authroizes-airstrikes-against-militants-in-iraq/2406754.html

Obama Speaks Out As FCC Releases Net Neutrality Comments | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq, says ‘America is coming to help’ | Fox News

“Earlier this week, one Iraqi in the area cried to the world, `There is no one coming to help.’ Well, today, America is coming to help,” Obama said. “We’re also consulting with other countries — and the United Nations — who have called for action to address this humanitarian crisis.” The announcements reflected the deepest American engagement in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war. Obama has staked much of his legacy as president on ending what he once called the “dumb war” in Iraq. Obama acknowledged that the prospect of a new round of U.S.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/08/obama-authorizes-air-strikes-against-militants-in-iraq/

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Stocks Rise, Nasdaq Leads: Here’s What You Need To Know – Yahoo Finance

Stocks bounce back to start week – NASDAQ.com

Kinder Morgan said the deal will create the largest energy infrastructure company in North America and the third largest energy company overall with an estimated enterprise value of $140 billion. Following the announcement, shares of each of Kinder Morgan’s publicly traded unit, Kinder Morgan, Kinder Morgan Management, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, and El Paso Pipeline Partners, all surged. BI’s Rob Wile has a full breakdown of the deal here . 2. Also in mergers and acquisitions, Chiquita Brands stock gained 30% after the company received a $13 per share joint takeover offer from agricultural giant Cutrale and Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-rise-nasdaq-leads-heres-200014757.html

( SWC ) and Zynga, Inc. ( ZNGA )are moving down. Michael Haden is an Options Analyst at InvestorsObserver . He hot stocks for under 10$ graduated from James Madison University in 1986 with a degree in Marketing.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-bounce-back-to-start-week-cm378664

Stocks Rise as Global Tensions Ease – Yahoo Finance

Market Stocks ended the session higher amid an easing of tensions in global hot spots and dovish comments by Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer. Relative calm in Ukraine, along with a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza, helped calm markets. Treasuries fell as fears abated, with the yield on the 10-year note up slightly, to 2.417%. (Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.) Also in focus were remarks by Fischer about reduced long-term expectations for U.S. growth on the part of many observers, including the Fed.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-rise-global-tensions-ease-202000761.html

Stocks race higher in morning trading – NASDAQ.com

Nasdaq Adv/Dec 1,769/629. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources] Julian Close has been a business writer since the first day of the twenty-first century, having written for PRA International and the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. He became a stockbroker in 1993, but now works for Fresh Brewed Media and uses his powers only for good.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-race-higher-in-morning-trading-cm378784

Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks – Yahoo News

Bank of America Corp. fell .9 percent to $15.89 with 33,516,900 shares traded. CBS Corp. B fell .7 percent to $63.82 with 22,905,700 shares traded.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/most-active-york-stock-exchange-220242820.html

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Tuesday Sector Laggards: Energy, Utilities – Forbes

Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF ( AMEX: XLE ), which is down 2.6% on the day, and up 8.29% year-to-date. Pioneer Natural Resources, meanwhile, is up 13.40% year-to-date, and Halliburton is up 32.61% year-to-date. Combined, PXD and HAL make up approximately 7.3% of the underlying holdings of XLE. The next worst performing sector is the Utilities sector, showing a 1.1% loss. Among large Utilities stocks, Ameren Ameren ( NYSE: AEE ) and AES ( NYSE: AES ) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.8% and 2.2%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Utilities stocks is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which is down 1.2% in midday trading, and up 9.06% on a year-to-date basis.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/05/tuesday-sector-laggards-energy-utilities-2/

ETF Spotlight: Fundamentally Weighted Emerging Markets – Yahoo Finance

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Holdings : Top holdings include Gazprom 4.2%, Petroleo Brasileiro 3.3%, China Construction Bank Corp 2.7%, Petroleo Brasileiro 2.7% and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 2.4%.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-spotlight-fundamentally-weighted-emerging-120018488.html

NASDAQ OMX Lists First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF – Yahoo Finance

The fund charges 38 basis points and has gained 3.4% in the past one week (read: Horizons Launches Korean Equity ETF ). WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity Fund ( DXKW ) For investors seeking exposure to Korean equities, while at the same time hedging for fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and the Korean won, one can consider DXKW. The fund tracks the WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity Index to provide exposure to 45 stocks. The fund, however, provides better diversification as Samsung occupies a relatively smaller portion at 11% of the total.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/korea-etfs-in-focus-on-stimulus-plan-interest-rate-speculation-revised-etf-news-and-commentary-cm377314

Compass Launches Small Cap Low Volatility ETF – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

To learn more, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com . Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX and its products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nasdaq-omx-lists-first-trust-123000747.html

Korea ETFs in Focus on Stimulus Plan, Interest Rate Speculation (revised) – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

CSF in Focus The fund tracks the performance of the CEMP U.S. Small Cap 500 Long/Cash Volatility Weighted Index to provide exposure to U.S. small cap stocks by hedging downside risk (read: 3 Small Cap ETFs Outperforming the Russell 2000 Index ). The index attempts to include companies that have a market cap of less than $3 billion and having generated consistent net earnings in its four most recent quarters. The stocks filtered out are then given weightings according to their individual volatility –stocks with lower volatility receive a higher weight and vice versa. Presently, the index holds a well-diversified portfolio of 497 stocks, with Cleco Corp, Empire District Electric and Avista Corp.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/compass-launches-small-cap-low-volatility-etf-etf-news-and-commentary-cm377168

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Tuesday Sector Laggards: Energy, Utilities – Forbes

Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF ( AMEX: XLE ), which is down 2.6% on the day, and up 8.29% year-to-date. Pioneer Natural Resources, meanwhile, is up 13.40% year-to-date, and Halliburton is up 32.61% year-to-date. Combined, PXD and HAL make up approximately 7.3% of the underlying holdings of XLE. The next worst performing sector is the Utilities sector, showing a 1.1% loss. Among large Utilities stocks, Ameren Ameren ( NYSE: AEE ) and AES ( NYSE: AES ) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.8% and 2.2%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Utilities stocks is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which is down 1.2% in midday trading, and up 9.06% on a year-to-date basis.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/05/tuesday-sector-laggards-energy-utilities-2/

ETF Spotlight: Fundamentally Weighted Emerging Markets – Yahoo Finance

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Holdings : Top holdings include Gazprom 4.2%, Petroleo Brasileiro 3.3%, China Construction Bank Corp 2.7%, Petroleo Brasileiro 2.7% and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China 2.4%.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-spotlight-fundamentally-weighted-emerging-120018488.html

NASDAQ OMX Lists First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF – Yahoo Finance

The fund charges 38 basis points and has gained 3.4% in the past one week (read: Horizons Launches Korean Equity ETF ). WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity Fund ( DXKW ) For investors seeking exposure to Korean equities, while at the same time hedging for fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and the Korean won, one can consider DXKW. The fund tracks the WisdomTree Korea Hedged Equity Index to provide exposure to 45 stocks. The fund, however, provides better diversification as Samsung occupies a relatively smaller portion at 11% of the total.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/korea-etfs-in-focus-on-stimulus-plan-interest-rate-speculation-revised-etf-news-and-commentary-cm377314

Compass Launches Small Cap Low Volatility ETF – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

To learn more, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com . Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX and its products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nasdaq-omx-lists-first-trust-123000747.html

Korea ETFs in Focus on Stimulus Plan, Interest Rate Speculation (revised) – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

CSF in Focus The fund tracks the performance of the CEMP U.S. Small Cap 500 Long/Cash Volatility Weighted Index to provide exposure to U.S. small cap stocks by hedging downside risk (read: 3 Small Cap ETFs Outperforming the Russell 2000 Index ). The index attempts to include companies that have a market cap of less than $3 billion and having generated consistent net earnings in its four most recent quarters. The stocks filtered out are then given weightings according to their individual volatility –stocks with lower volatility receive a higher weight and vice versa. Presently, the index holds a well-diversified portfolio of 497 stocks, with Cleco Corp, Empire District Electric and Avista Corp.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/compass-launches-small-cap-low-volatility-etf-etf-news-and-commentary-cm377168

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Obama Pledges Justice In Visit To Dutch Embassy – Yahoo News

Done Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy 3 hours ago View gallery . WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader. At the embassy, Obama said he wanted to assure the Dutch people that the U.S. will work with them to recover the bodies of their loved ones, to ensure a proper investigation and to bring those responsible to justice. Adding his inscription to a condolence book, Obama said the sorrow Americans feel over the tragedy is made even more acute by the deep ties between the U.S. and the Netherlands.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-pledges-justice-visit-dutch-embassy-160203506–politics.html

Obama Fundraises In Hancock Park Amid Escalating Crisis In Ukraine, Israel « CBS Los Angeles

The declaration means the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will coordinate disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the fires, including the Carlton Complex Fire which is the largest wildfire in recorded state history. Obama was in Seattle for fundraisers on Tuesday and spoke to Gov. Jay Inslee about the wildfires.
Source: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Obama-federal-disaster-WA-wildfires-268277122.html

Obama declares federal disaster for WA wildfires |
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Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role in the show, is among the hosts. In the capital, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell faulted Obama for not being in town while Congress debates vital legislation. “I’m not going to give him advice about how to allocate his time, but he’s certainly not spending the kind of time with the people he needs to pass legislation and convince people who have a vote, who were sent here to legislate, of the virtues of whatever position he has,” McConnell said. White House officials say Obama is more than able to carry out all his duties and attend to crises while on the road. “In terms of fundraising, it’s a responsibility that presidents in both parties for generations have been responsible for,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-fundraising-trip-west-coast-223736426–politics.html

Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree – Yahoo News

KCAL9s Dave Bryan spoke with residents about the presidents visit amid the escalating conflicts abroad. Some people in Larchmont Village criticized the president for diverting three days away for a cross-country fundraising trip at this time. I think the obvious answer that theres a lot of stuff going on, and maybe his time isnt as well spent fundraising in Hancock Park, one young woman said. I hope hes focused enough on whats going on with the Middle East, and Gaza, and the Ukraine. Things are really awful right now, so I assume hes working on that, another woman said.
Source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/07/23/obama-fundraises-in-hancock-park-amid-escalating-crisis-in-ukraine-israel/

Obama, in Silicon Valley for http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net fundraisers, touts accomplishments – ContraCostaTimes.com

Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, were at the luncheon, as well as Democratic House candidates Michael Eggman and Amanda Renteria. Tickets for the event went for $10,000 a person, including a photo opportunity and lunch, or $32,400 a couple, including a VIP photo opportunity and lunch. Protesters gathered near Wednesday’s fundraiser to urge Obama to support “net neutrality,” keeping the Internet open to all data at the same speeds and prices. Demonstrators also focused on the Gaza invasion and immigration. “We thought that Obama was going to support us,” said Elena Pacheco, a 57-year-old teacher from Mountain View, among those protesting Obama’s immigration policies. “He won because of the Latino vote.
Source: http://www.contracostatimes.com/rss/ci_26203030?source=rss

Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast – Yahoo News

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree 2 hours ago Content preferences Done LOS ANGELES (AP) President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-talk-economy-amid-fundraising-spree-070331379–politics.html

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Tech Stocks From Briefing.com – Yahoo Finance

This Is Why Shorting Stocks Is So Brutal – Yahoo Finance

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Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done July 4, 2014 11:55 AM 0 shares Content preferences Done Synnex (SNX) reported second quarter earnings of $1.52 per share, which is better than expected and $1.34-1.38 guidance; revenues rose 33.3% year/year to $3.45 billion which is better than expected. Technology Solutions: Revenue was $3.16 billion, up 24.2% YoY.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tech-stocks-briefing-com-155520118.html

STOCKS TUMBLE, AMAZON TANKS, CYNK CRASHES: Here’s What You Need To Know – Yahoo Finance

Investors have closely watched Visa ever since the company went public in 2008. Credit cards that use Visa’s payment system are in nearly person’s pocket, and each time a consumer buys a product with a Visa card the company takes a small percentage. To see Visa give a cautious outlook is worrisome, Krosby said. “Visa represents the consumer and the consumer is one of the most important pieces for the future of this economic recovery,” she said. Amazon’s quarterly results didn’t help boost investor sentiment either.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/visa-amazon-pull-stock-market-lower-24712540

Big Short Interest Swings In These 3 Solar Stocks – Yahoo Finance

Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done STOCKS TUMBLE, AMAZON TANKS, CYNK CRASHES: Here’s What You Need To Know By Myles Udland 7 hours ago 0 shares . REUTERS/Rafael Marchante Members of Vila Franca forcados group perform during a bullfight at Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-tumble-amazon-tanks-cynk-200004585.html

Worries About US Consumers Drag Stocks Lower – ABC News

If someone is long the same stock, the most they can lose is the capital they’ve put at risk, whether it’s $1 million or $100. But if a stock doubles or triples in value, those who own the stock get to enjoy all those profits. If you’re short, you can lose multiples of the capital you risked. (On paper, at least.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-shorting-stocks-brutal-162829785.html

GT Advanced Technologies This Nashua, New Hampshire-based company saw short interest grow more than 12 percent in the first weeks of the month to about 46.38 million shares. That was the second highest number of shares sold short so far this year. Days to cover was to about three. Short interest is more than 34 percent of the float. During the period, speculation grew that this crystal growth equipment provider for the solar and electronics industries might be dropped as an iPhone 6 component maker.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/big-short-interest-swings-3-174718193.html