Self Directed Investor Inc
SDI: "Empowering investors with ideas and education"
Symbol Lookup »  
Topics:ChinaETFsEarningsEconomyEnergyForexGoldIncomeLessonsIdeasTrading

  • Other news: News from PR Newswire
| More

ETF Insider: Debt Drama Spoils Confidence

Mon, Nov 26, 1:35 PM ET, by Michael Johnston

Holiday cheer sent markets soaring last week, although it appears that debt drama on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean has resurfaced and is once again plaguing investors’ confidence. Overseas, Greece is slated to receive support funds although the details of the aid plan have yet to be determined and policymakers and IMF officials continue to butt heads. The situation at home remains largely unchanged as well with Congress still undecided as to exactly how it will avert the much-feared “fiscal cliff” [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All-ETF Portfolios].

Weekly Outlook

Below, we highlight ETFs that may see an increase in trading activity as relevant market data is released and evaluated by investors:

  • Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI, A+): Domestic industrial stocks will come into the spotlight at the opening bell tomorrow as durable goods orders data hits the street. XLI may face headwinds if analyst estimates prove accurate, which are predicting for the October figure to have contracted by 0.5% following a 9.9% increase the previous month.
  • Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund (ITB, A-): Following a string of very upbeat housing data releases, investors are sure to keep a close watch on new home sales data due out on Wednesday. ITB could be in for a volatile day as analysts are expecting for the October figure to come in at 385,000 versus the previous reading of 389,000.
  • SPDR Gold Trust (GLD, A): Gold prices may face serious pressures on Thursday as investors digest the latest U.S. GDP report. If analyst estimates of 2.8% growth prove true, the precious yellow metal could see accelerated selling pressures.
  • Market Vectors Retail ETF (RTH, A): Retail stocks may come into the spotlight as investors gain insights into the health of the domestic consumer following the release of consumer spending data. RTH could jump in either direction on Friday as analysts are expecting for this figure to come in flat following its previous reading of 0.8%.

Last week’s price action was quite bullish on Wall Street as equity indexes bounced off major support levels, and now appear poised to continue their rebound higher; approach this positive momentum with caution, however, seeing as how trading volumes were quite thin. From a technical perspective, the S&P 500 Index is the only benchmark ripe for conservative bulls at the moment; this index is back above its 200-day moving average while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq are both flirting with resistance along their respective moving averages. Support for the S&P 500 Index lies around the 1,375 level while profit taking pressures may come in at the 1,420 mark.

Below, we have highlighted three trading ideas for the upcoming week. Note that most of these recommendations require active management as they are only relevant for a very short period of time. As always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking techniques.

Actionable ETF Idea #1: Long XLU

Pro Membership Required to Continue Reading ETFdb Pro

To continue reading this article, you must be an ETFdb Pro member. Please login or begin your 7-day free trial to continue reading. There are several benefits to becoming an ETFdb Pro member today:

  • Register on ETFdbAccess to 50+ All-ETF model portfolios. Whether you're a long-term, buy-and-hold investor or a more active trader looking to establish a tactical position, our collection of ETFdb Portfolios has something for everyone.
  • ETFdb Realtime Ratings show you exactly where each fund stacks up next to the competition. Get objective, in-depth, custom research on every ETF.
  • Pro members have Unlimited Excel Download capabilities across the entire database; users can easily download more than 200 data filled paged and also export results to Microsoft Excel from every tool.
  • Get Actionable ETF Investment Ideas every week with access to ETF Insider, the 2x weekly newsletter that combines technical and fundamental ETF analysis to identify compelling opportunities.
  • ETFdb Analyst Picks offer investment recommendations suited for longer-term traders; each Analyst Pick includes a fundamental rationale as well a suggested stop-loss and price target.

Begin Your Free 7-Day Trial Now

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.


SDI Glossary: "Analyst" Definition
SDI Glossary: "price" Definition
SDI Glossary: "ETFs" Definition
SDI Glossary: "GDP" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Sector" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Support" Definition
This Article's Word Cloud:   Actionable   Below   ETFdb   Free   Gold   Index   Jones   October   Portfolios   Retail   although   both   come   continue   could   data   estimates   every   exactly   expecting   figure   following   fundamental   have   into   investors   levels   member   moving   only   pressures   previous   price   prove   quite   reading   relevant   spotlight   stocks   support   taking   that   their   this   time   trading   very   week   will   with

| More

Becton, Dickinson Takes Over #114 Spot From CSRA
Fri, Feb 12, 11:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of ...

PCEF Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Fri, Feb 12, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Friday, shares of the PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio ETF (PCEF) entered ...

GLD: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Fri, Feb 12, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: GLD Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

MDY, JAH, MTD, RE: Large Outflows Detected at ETF
Fri, Feb 12, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: MDY, JAH, MTD, RE Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

The Math Shows IXN Can Go To $108
Fri, Feb 12, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

Implied SPHQ Analyst Target Price: $25
Fri, Feb 12, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

Implied FXO Analyst Target Price: $25
Fri, Feb 12, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

RHS's Underlying Holdings Imply 10% Gain Potential
Fri, Feb 12, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

iShares MSCI USA Value Factor (VLUE) Enters Oversold Territory
Thu, Feb 11, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF (VLUE) entered ...

DFJ Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Thu, Feb 11, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund ETF (DFJ) entered ...

Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (MDIV) Enters Oversold Territory
Thu, Feb 11, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund ETF (MDIV) entered ...

EFG Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Thu, Feb 11, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF (EFG) entered into ...

GWX Crowded With Sellers
Thu, Feb 11, 3:54 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF (GWX) entered ...

Mondelez International Moves Up In Analyst Rankings, Passing Red Hat
Thu, Feb 11, 12:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of ...

IWP Crowded With Sellers
Thu, Feb 11, 11:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares Russell Mid-Cap Growth ETF (IWP) entered into ...

IJR Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Thu, Feb 11, 11:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) entered into ...

PFF Crowded With Sellers
Thu, Feb 11, 11:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF) entered into ...

SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth (SLYG) Enters Oversold Territory
Thu, Feb 11, 11:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (SLYG) ...

SPDR S&P Insurance (KIE) Enters Oversold Territory
Thu, Feb 11, 11:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the SPDR S&P Insurance ETF (KIE) entered into oversold ...

REZ Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Thu, Feb 11, 11:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (REZ) entered ...

EFV Crosses Critical Technical Indicator
Thu, Feb 11, 11:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV) entered into ...

SPDR Dow Jones REIT (RWR) Enters Oversold Territory
Thu, Feb 11, 11:44 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) entered into ...

iShares U.S. Real Estate Getting Very Oversold
Thu, Feb 11, 11:35 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) entered into ...

PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio Getting Very Oversold
Thu, Feb 11, 11:35 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio ETF ...

Vanguard Information Technology ETF Experiences Big Outflow
Thu, Feb 11, 11:35 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: VGT, TEL, GLW, HPQ Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

Vanguard Mega Cap Growth (MGK) Enters Oversold Territory
Thu, Feb 11, 11:35 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Thursday, shares of the Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK) entered into ...

The Math Shows IJJ Can Go To $130
Thu, Feb 11, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

Add Up The Parts: IYR Could Be Worth $83
Thu, Feb 11, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

How The Pieces Add Up: HDV Targets $81
Thu, Feb 11, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

Implied IWO Analyst Target Price: $170
Thu, Feb 11, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

IWN's Underlying Holdings Could Mean 27% Gain Potential
Thu, Feb 11, 8:14 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

Shares of IPAC Now Oversold
Wed, Feb 10, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF (IPAC) entered into ...

Shares of HEWJ Now Oversold
Wed, Feb 10, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (HEWJ) entered ...

Shares of EWJ Now Oversold
Wed, Feb 10, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) entered into oversold ...

BLV: ETF Inflow Alert
Wed, Feb 10, 11:24 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: BLV Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

DIA, GS, BA, UNH: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Wed, Feb 10, 11:24 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: DIA, GS, BA, UNH Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

IWD, AIG, MDLZ, WBA: Large Outflows Detected at ETF
Wed, Feb 10, 11:24 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: IWD, AIG, MDLZ, WBA Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

QID: ETF Inflow Alert
Wed, Feb 10, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: QID Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

SCPB: ETF Outflow Alert
Wed, Feb 10, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: SCPB Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

SPLV, PSA, XL, CB: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Wed, Feb 10, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: SPLV, PSA, XL, CB Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

VTI: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Wed, Feb 10, 10:54 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: VTI Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

FDM's Holdings Imply 24% Gain Potential
Wed, Feb 10, 9:34 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

We Did The Math FTY Can Go To $51
Wed, Feb 10, 9:34 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

Add Up The Pieces: BIZD Could Be Worth $19
Wed, Feb 10, 9:34 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

Analysts See 32% Gains Ahead For EMIF
Wed, Feb 10, 9:34 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

YCS Crowded With Sellers
Tue, Feb 9, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the ProShares UltraShort Yen ETF (YCS) entered into oversold ...

RXI Crowded With Sellers
Tue, Feb 9, 4:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF (RXI) entered into ...

See How United Technologies Ranks Among Analysts' Top Dow 30 Picks
Tue, Feb 9, 12:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that United Technologies Corp (UTX) ...

VFC Achieves #71 Analyst Rank, Surpassing Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
Tue, Feb 9, 12:14 PM ET, by ETF Channel

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of ...

FXG, STZ, HRL, DPS: ETF Outflow Alert
Tue, Feb 9, 11:24 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: FXG, STZ, HRL, DPS Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

  More articles:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next »

ABOUT US »   ADVERTISE »   CONTACT US »   TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY »

ETF Insider: Debt Drama Spoils Confidence | Self Directed Investor | Copyright © 2008 - 2016, All Rights Reserved

Any ideas and opinions presented in Self Directed Investor content are for informational and educational purposes only, and do not reflect the opinions of BNK Invest, Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or partners. In no way should any content contained herein be interpreted to represent trading or investment advice. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. All site visitors agree that under no circumstances will BNK Invest, Inc,. its subsidiaries, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained. Read Full Disclaimer.

SDI is associated with: ValueForum.com -- a subscription-based online social networking forum of serious individual investors. | MarketNewsVideo.com -- videos appearing on SDI are produced by Market News Video. | TickerTech.com -- stock quote content appearing on SDI is at least 20 minutes delayed and is powered by Ticker Technologies. | GoldStockStrategist.com -- Edited by Scott V. Nystrom, PhD, Gold Stock Strategist provides analysis on gold mining companies.