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A Surprise Turnaround for Europe, Italy ETFs After Referendum Vote

As opposed to the risk-off selling that many expected from the highly anticipated “No” result for the Italian referendum vote, Italy and broader Europe ETFs strengthened Monday with an appreciating euro currency. “What people thought would be a bad outcome for markets is turning positive for the third time this year,” after Brexit and the election…

Natural Gas ETFs Are Heating Up

Natural gas-related ETFs surged Monday, with gas prices nearing two-year highs, as traders bet on rising demand in response to cooler weather forecasts. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) gained 5.2% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) rose 7.0% as natural gas futures jumped 5.7%…

Technology

A Peru ETF Up 62.2% Year-to-Date

Up 62.2% year-to-date, the iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EPU) is one of 2016’s best-performing emerging markets single-country ETFs. Thanks to rebounding gold and silver prices and favorable results in the country’s recent presidential election, Peru is giving global investors reasons to give the South American economy another look and that should help…

Retirement

The Expanding Mismatch Between Reality & Market Expectations

Last week closed the books on November, and what a month it was! The most widely used index for the investment community, the S&P 500, rose 3.4 percent during the month, while the industrial and financial heavy Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.4 percent. Both were overshadowed by the 11 percent move by the small…