ETF Insider: 2011 Ends With A Whimper
Wall Street was fairly tame these last few trading days of the year as light volume trading and an uncertain economic backdrop gave way to a less-than-spectacular finale to one of the most volatile years in financial history. Amongst the major domestic equity indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was the only one to finish 2011 in positive territory; both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq posted minor losses on the year. Developed and emerging market equity indexes have endured a tougher year as risk-aversion has played a key role in funneling capital towards “safer” U.S. stocks. Despite recent headwinds, gold still came out on top in the end, clinching gains of 10% amidst a volatile trading year abundant with uncertainty. Actionable ETF Trade Ideas Last Week’s Actionable ETF Ideas Ticker Position Performance ECH Long -0.8% EWJ Long 1.2% GUR Long -1.9% Our picks from Monday’s Insider posted a mixed [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: ETF Insider: Slick Picks For Year End Bulls World Cup Of ETFs: Plays On All 32 Countries Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (EWJ) Daily ETF Roundup: UNG Soars On Surprising Data, EWJ Falls On Japanese Budget Three ETFs To Watch This Week: EWJ, TVIX, VGK
Wall Street was fairly tame these last few trading days of the year as light volume trading and an uncertain economic backdrop gave way to a less-than-spectacular finale to one of the most volatile years in financial history. Amongst the major domestic equity indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was the only one to finish 2011 in positive territory; both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq posted minor losses on the year. Developed and emerging market equity indexes have endured a tougher year as risk-aversion has played a key role in funneling capital towards “safer” U.S. stocks. Despite recent headwinds, gold still came out on top in the end, clinching gains of 10% amidst a volatile trading year abundant with uncertainty. Actionable ETF Trade Ideas Last Week’s Actionable ETF Ideas Ticker Position Performance ECH Long -0.8% EWJ Long 1.2% GUR Long -1.9% Our picks from Monday’s Insider posted a mixed [...]

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