Qem: A Higher Quality Emerging Market Etf? – Yahoo Finance

Average daily volume comes at under 1,000 shares, suggesting higher cost beyond the expense ratio (read: Three Quality ETF Launches from State Street ). Unlike Market Vector product, QEMM provides higher diversification benefits and is well spread out across various components. Each firm holds less than 3% of assets. Further, the top sector financials account for 23.6% of assets while information technology (17.6%), energy (11.2%), telecommunication services (11%) and consumer staples (10.3%) make up for a nice mix, suggesting better sector profile than QEM.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/qem-higher-quality-emerging-market-122135154.html

QEM: A Higher Quality Emerging Market ETF? – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

– ETF News And Commentary By Zacks.com , August 22, 2014, 01:00:01 PM EDT Subscribe Emerging markets have gained immense popularity in recent weeks on cheaper valuations and global political turmoil. Growing middle class population and additional reforms in key emerging markets like China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa are driving up the appeal for emerging stocks. Further, growth rates in emerging markets are expected to be much stronger than the developed countries. As per the International Monetary Fund (IMF), emerging markets will likely grow 4.6% this year compared with growth of 1.7% for the U.S. and 1.6% for Japan (read: 3 Top Performing Emerging Market ETFs ).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/qem-a-higher-quality-emerging-market-etf-etf-news-and-commentary-cm383104

Mid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Give Up Gains as Ukraine Tensions Rekindle; Draghi Speech Still Ahead – NASDAQ.com

At the end of July, BOND had a 38% weight to corporate bonds, which represented 28% of the ETFs duration, according to PIMCO data . Duration is the measure of a bonds sensitivity to interest rate changes. BONDs increased exposure to corporates has come at the expense of Treasuries. PIMCO has cut its allocation to U.S. government related debt in its Total Return Fund (PTTRX) to 45% in July, compared to 47% in June and 50% in May, reports Susanne Walker for Bloomberg .
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bill-gross-etf-gobbles-corporate-183348279.html

Bill Gross ETF Gobbles up Corporate Debt – Yahoo Finance

This marks the 5th year that YPRO the same dividend. At the current stock price of $25.04, the dividend yield is %. The previous trading day’s last sale of YPRO was $25.04, representing a -3.69% decrease from the 52 week high of $26 and a 1.01% increase over the 52 week low of $24.79. For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the YPRO Dividend History page.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/advisorshares-yieldpro-etf-ypro-ex-dividend-date-scheduled-for-august-25-2014-cm382911

Notable ETF Outflow Detected – IEV, MT, IHG, NBG – NASDAQ.com

Among the largest underlying components of IEV, in trading today ArcelorMittal SA (Symbol: MT) is down about 0.7%, InterContinental Hotels Group plc (Symbol: IHG) is trading flat, and National Bank Of Greece S A (Symbol: NBG) is higher by about 1.4%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of IEV, versus its 200 day moving main page average: Looking at the chart above, IEV’s low point in its 52 week range is $41.07 per share, with $50.72 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $46.48. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/notable-etf-outflow-detected-iev-mt-ihg-nbg-cm383013

AdvisorShares YieldPro ETF (YPRO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 25, 2014 – NASDAQ.com

AWH expects the deal will immediately add to its per-share earnings. It will fund the purchase with cash on hand, with plans on spending another $90 million to adequately capitalize the business on an ongoing basis. SPDR S&P International Technology Sector ETF (IPK) was flat. Among semiconductor ETFs, SPDR S&P Semiconductor (XSD) was up 0.11% while Semiconductor Sector Index Fund (SOXX) was up 0.01%.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/mid-day-etf-update-etfs-stocks-give-up-gains-as-ukraine-tensions-rekindle-draghi-speech-still-ahead-cm383087


Obama May Seek New Funds To Battle Islamic State: Senate Aide – Yahoo News


Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some – San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

View photo A Kurdish fighter keeps guard while overlooking positions of Islamic State militants near Mosul in northern By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants’ beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq. A Senate Democratic aide on Friday said the Obama administration could detail by early to mid-September the amount of additional money it wants for the military operations, although the aide did not estimate the size of the possible funding request. The administration has indicated it does not want to put combat troops into the region, although it has said it is evaluating all options on how to deal with Syria. The request would come as some influential members of Congress call on Obama to step up U.S.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-could-seek-funds-battle-islamic-state-senate-203535861.html

By contrast, there are no photos of him playing basketball or during his regular gym workout. With the U.S. engaged militarily in Iraq, and struggling to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza and ease tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the White House released photos of Obama early in the vacation being briefed by top aides, including national security adviser Susan Rice and Attorney General Eric Holder. Other images captured him on the telephone with world leaders. Obama’s aides counter criticism of his vacations by saying he travels with what essentially is a mini-White House. The entourage comes complete with top advisers and senior staff, and communications equipment needed to do the job from wherever he may be.
Source: http://www.cbs8.com/story/26346985/obamas-vacations-in-line-with-us-average

Obama Again Faces Tug of Military Action in Syria – ABC News

interests, should change his cautious calculus. Pressure is coming from his own military leaders to go after the Islamic State inside Syria. But he must weigh that against his aversion to the risks that could come with plunging the United States into a country torn apart by an intractable internal conflict. Syrians Return to Battle-Scarred Homes White House officials have suggested that airstrikes in Syria are an option, though the officials say specific military proposals has not yet been presented to the president. “We’re actively considering what’s going to be necessary to deal with that threat, and we’re not going to be restricted by borders,” said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-faces-tug-military-action-syria-25095885

Obama and Holder hone their messages on race issues – CNN.com

A child of the civil rights era, Holder told his own stories of racial profiling — his car being searched during a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike; police officers stopping him as he ran to a movie theater in Washington’s tony Georgetown neighborhood. “At the time that he stopped me, I was a federal prosecutor,” Holder said. “I wasn’t a kid. … I worked at the United States Department of Justice.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/21/politics/obama-holder-ferguson-race-issues/index.html

Obama considering airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State – Washington Times

Rhodes said. We will do whats necessary to protect Americans and see that justice is done for what we saw with the barbaric killing of Jim Foley. Weve shown time and again that if theres a counterterrorism threat, well take direct action against that threat if necessary. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said the videotaped beheading of Mr. Foley was a savage act of terrorism. It stands out because [the Islamic State] is trying to further political goals and is using this beheading for political purposes, Col.
Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/22/obama-considering-airstrikes-syria-islamic-state/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Obama Needs Tougher Stance On Islamic State: Hormats: Video – Bloomberg

I think he did not handle and has not handled syria very well at all. Numerous mistakes there. I do think he understands now that he has to a much tougher position on the islamic state because it is a threat to the united states and to the region. The problem is that the american people do not see a narrative, they do not see strategy, they see a lot of reaction. I think by bombing i.s.i.s., that was a good thing, and he has to keep it up.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/hormats-obama-needs-tougher-stance-on-islamic-state-JsGpYET2QrqjpROkOyy80w.html

Obama’s Ferguson rhetoric: How are blacks, whites reacting? (+video) – CSMonitor.com

Crack open this overall finding, however, and youll find that different demographic or ideological subgroups have viewed Obamas response with more feeling. Video Obama sends federal mediators to Ferguson Self-described Democrats were largely supportive as well. Sixty-one percent said they approved of Obamas moves on Ferguson. Only 25 percent of Republicans, and 36 percent of independents, agreed. It isnt surprising these groups should feel this way. Blacks and Democrats are far more approving of Obamas job performance in general than are whites and Republicans.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Buzz/2014/0821/Obama-s-Ferguson-rhetoric-How-are-blacks-whites-reacting-video

“That’s the main part of this trip. We want to hear about issues you all are dealing with and see if there are ways in which we can help.” Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson Many black political thinkers say President Obama himself needs help connecting on this issue and that his Monday remarks on Ferguson fell flat. They say this is the moment that he needs to be “the black president,” not just a president who happens view to be black. Mary C. Curtis is a contributor to The Washington Post’s “She The People” column.
Source: http://www.npr.org/2014/08/22/341935015/obamas-reaction-to-ferguson-raises-questions-about-presidents-role?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us

Obama and ‘History’ – Yahoo News

Absolutely in the long term we want to see an organization like ISIL defeated, Mr. Rhodes said, after defining Obamas strategy for confronting IS in Iraq with three terms: evict, squeeze, and push out. The more near-term objective is to evict IS fighters from the territory they have grabbed in recent weeks as they have advanced toward Iraqi Kurdistan, he said, then to squeeze them back into a contained area. Ultimately the aim will be to push them out of that space, he added, with the US backing the Iraqi and peshmerga forces on the ground. This is going to have to be a team effort, he said. The White House comments came a day after Gen.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-officials-talk-defeating-islamic-state-steps-us-002448213.html

Obama officials talk of ‘defeating’ Islamic State, but what steps will US take? – Yahoo News

airstrikes against the group in Iraq that began earlier this month. It wasn’t clear when Foley was killed. U.S. officials believe he was killed in Syria. Obama authorized a rescue mission of Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria. The attempt early this summer failed when U.S.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-consider-strikes-syria-against-182630705.html

Obama to Consider Airstrikes in Syria Against Terror Group – Yahoo Finance

“History” is not an actor with a point of view and a direction. You cannot be on its “wrong” side. Progressives tend to believe that the world is evolving, through some unseen but inexorable force, toward greater peace, equality, prosperity and justice. The great task for a leader of the United States, Obama appears to believe, is to get out of history’s way. That’s why it’s a good idea to reduce our army to its smallest size since 1940, and to reduce the Marines by 8 percent.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-history-070000866.html

Stocks Climb For Week As Stimulus Bets Offset Ukraine – Bloomberg

http://www.todayhotstocks.com/ The central bank remains on pace to wind down its monthly bond purchases in October. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said officials will keep its benchmark interest rate low for a considerable time after the bond buying ends. Big Risk Were in a pretty good shape here in the U.S. — youre looking at the jobs market thats improving materially, youre looking at the low inflation environment, low interest rate environment, Dean Junkans, the Minneapolis-based chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank, which oversees $170 billion in client assets, said via phone.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-15/stocks-climb-for-week-as-stimulus-bets-offset-ukraine.html

Kiev says separatists shoot down Ukrainian warplane – Yahoo News

U.S. Treasury yields remained close to recent lows, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note at 2.405 percent in Asia, not far from its U.S. close of 2.398 percent on Thursday. A week ago, it fell to 2.349 percent, a level not seen since June 2013.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/asian-shares-tread-water-track-weekly-rise-002937127–business.html

Stocks higher, but for the wrong reason – NASDAQ.com

Industries doing well today include beverages, Life Sciences and Building Products. Industries showing weakness include Multiline Retail, Automobiles and Healthcare Technology. The VIX is down 2.7% to 12.08 after closing on Thursday 12.42. Apple ( AAPL ) options are the most actively traded today, with 20,812 September 101 calls changing hands. The put-call volume ratio is 0.75, (721,053/540,430).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-higher-but-for-the-wrong-reason-cm380468

Asian shares tread water, on track for weekly rise – Yahoo News

He did not specify where the vehicles would come from. The renewed fighting and rebel claims of reinforcements from Russia was certain to be broached at a meeting scheduled in Berlin later on Sunday of Ukrainian, Russian, German and French foreign ministers. France said the meeting could be a first step towards a peace summit. Moscow has come under heavy Western sanctions over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and accusations it is supporting the separatists with fighters, arms and funds. Russia denies those charges.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/kiev-says-separatists-shoot-down-ukrainian-warplane-094615856–business.html

Barron’s Recap: Schlumberger Drills For Profits – Yahoo Finance

The energy services giant has stepped up its game and is focusing more of its world-class services in North America. The article discusses this Houston-based company’s aggressive push to gain share among onshore exploration-and-production companies in North America and how it has become a leader in extracting liquids from shale basins via the booming hydraulic fracturing business that is reshaping the industry. See how recent acquisitions are helping to shape Schlumberger and how the company compares to smaller rivals Halliburton and Baker Hughes. And see why its shares are not yet reflecting the prospects for sharp earnings gains.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/barrons-recap-schlumberger-drills-profits-204200205.html

Despite Default, Argentina Etf Sees Big Inflows – Yahoo Finance

That is up $1 million from July 30, the day Argentina officially defaulted. [Argentina ETF Shrugs Off Default Woes] Last month, Third Points Dan Loeb said he believes Argentina will reach an agreement with its creditor and noted he is bullish on YPF ( YPF ). The energy company is ARGTs second-largest holding at a weight of nearly 12%. Other hedge funds are snatching up shares of Argentine companies, as well. According to regulatory filings, the hedge funds have acquired holdings in U.S.-listed Argentine shares, including YPF S.A.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/despite-default-argentina-etf-sees-143008874.html

Bet On This Top Ranked Medical Device ETF – Yahoo Finance

Sector-wise, Medical Equipment occupies the bulk of exposure with three-fourths allocation, followed by 15% allocation to Medical Supplies and 10% original site allocation to Pharmaceuticals (see: all the Healthcare ETFs here ). IHI charges a reasonable 43 basis points as expenses. The product has a modest dividend yield of 0.54% but has a good performance track record. IHI has returned 10% in the year-to-date frame, 22% in the past one year and a compounded 67% in the past three years. Thus, given its impressive track record, solid fundamentals in the space coupled with a favorable Zacks ETF Rank, the fund is expected to continue its winning streak and outperform the broader markets in the near term. Investors can consider adding this fund to their portfolio for a more diversified approach.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bet-top-ranked-medical-device-111510089.html

SLV: ETF Inflow Alert – NASDAQ.com

The malaise spread to the entire continent with the biggest European ETF FTSE Europe ETF ( VGK ) losing about 3.5% last week. However, the bailout announcement lent a helping hand to the stock market. The day after Portugal announced the bailout relief, PGAL added more than 1% on August 4. Euro zone financials were up more than 1% while the victims – Portuguese banks -added 6%, though BES shares are still shelved.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/where-will-europe-etfs-go-after-portugal-banking-woes-etf-news-and-commentary-cm378133

Where Will Europe ETFs Go After Portugal Banking Woes? – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

The chart below shows the one year price performance of SLV, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, SLV’s low point in its 52 week range is $17.91 per share, with $23.84 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $19.19. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/slv-etf-inflow-alert-cm378258

Obama Authorizes Airstrikes, Airdrops Of Aid In Iraq – The Denver Post

Azad Jalil, a pesh merga commander in the area, describing withdrawals from Qaraqush and nearby Bartella, bringing the Islamists to within 40 miles of Erbil. He said there were no casualties because the pullback took place “without a fight.” “Our capability is limited,” said a Kurdish official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. “We do not have the ammunition; we do not have weaponry.” In a statement, the Islamic State listed what it said were 17 military advances against the Kurds over the past five days. It said it had launched the offensive to avenge alleged shelling by the Kurds on Mosul, which the Islamic State seized in June. The Washington Post contributed to this report. Who are the Yazidis?
Source: http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_26297461/obama-authorizes-airstrikes-airdops-aid-iraq?source=rss

Obama Doesn’t Want to Send the Secret Ebola Serum to Africa Anytime Soon – Yahoo News

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama Doesn’t Want to Send the Secret Ebola Serum to Africa Anytime Soon By Russell Berman and David Ludwig 11 minutes ago 0 shares View photo Obama Doesn’t Want to Send the Secret Ebola Serum to Africa Anytime Soon President Obama held a news conference on Wednesday evening to tout the success three day U.S. African Leaders Summit , but what reporters really wanted to know about was Ebola. Obama said it was premature for him to say whether the U.S. would send an unapproved, experimental drug to Africa or whether he would support fast-tracking its approval in the U.S.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-doesnt-want-send-secret-ebola-serum-africa-224124052.html

Obama Is Walking A Fine Line By Going Back Into Iraq – Yahoo Finance

Everything that has happened over the last three months has forced him to throw out a way. It is difficult because they cannot keep a long, broad term policy. That is the long game. What will happen 12 years from now. These are crises that can be put off.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/obama-pulled-back-into-iraq-on-genocide-threat-pKyFtqh9TIyc4GB_XKaRSw.html

Obama Pulled Back Into Iraq on Genocide Threat: Video – Bloomberg

Most significantly for the U.S., Americans in some Iraqi regions have now been directly threatened by ISIS’ advances. About 150 U.S. military advisers are in Erbil, as well as several U.S. diplomats. Senior U.S. officials said ISIS gains in battles last Saturday and Wednesday “changed the dynamic” in Iraq and forced Obama’s hand. Last Saturday night, ISIS launched an offensive spanning hundreds of kilometers in northern Iraq, which an official called “swift,” “effective,” and with “tremendous military proficiency.” That led to what one official referred to as a “historic” effort of coordination between the Kurdish peshmerga and the Iraqi air force. But ISIS countered education loan forgiveness that with another offensive Wednesday night that set the stage for advances toward Erbil. And it’s likely that airstrikes alone will not be enough to stop ISIS from making advances in Iraq. “Airstrikes are very much needed to support both the Kurds and the government in Baghdad, but in the end the fighting will come down to ground troops against ISIS,” GarrettKhoury , the director of research at The Eastern Project, told Business Insider in an email.”Both the Kurds and the main Iraqi military need proper training and equipment if they are going to be in any way successful.” For the past two months, Obama has been even reluctant to conduct airstrikes in Iraq as the U.S.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-walking-fine-line-going-171700557.html

Abu Dhabi Shares Drop, Tracking Emerging Markets; Dubai Gains – Bloomberg

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Muscats MSM30 Index was up 0.3 percent. Egypts benchmark index was down less than 0.1 percent at 8,820.51. The countrys Ministry of Investment is seeking financial advisers to value 124 public-sector companies as part of a plan to restructure some of them, Al Mal newspaper reported today, citing Investment Minister Ashraf Salman. In Israel, the benchmark TA-25 Index was up 0.1 percent at 1,393.82, as the government said it will press on with its military offensive to stop attacks from the Gaza Strip .
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-03/abu-dhabi-shares-decline-tracking-emerging-markets-dubai-gains.html

Stocks Extend Losses on Data Deluge, Geo-Political Worries – NASDAQ.com

averages were reeling Thursday in the face of an Argentine debt default, ongoing tension with Russia and massive losses from a Portuguese bank. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 195 points, 1.2%, at 16,685 nearing noon, while the S&P 500 dropped 27 points, 1.4%, to 1,943, falling below its 50-day moving average. The Nasdaq, home to many of the high-multiple stocks that have acted like yo-yos in 2014 , was the worst of the trio with a decline of 1.7%, sliding 76 points to 4,387, while small caps were also crushed with the Russell 2000 down 1.9%.. Thursdays action was largely attributed to issues outside the U.S., coming a day after the latest reading on economic growth that showed a big rebound from the first-quarters dismal figure as GDP grew 4% in the second quarter. The tremors started late Thursday when talks between Argentina and its creditors hit a stalemate and Standard & Poors declared the country had entered selective default. (See Why Everyones A Loser In Argentinas Default. ) Early Thursday in Europe ,Portugals Banco Espirito Santo recorded a $4.7 billion loss that may severely impede its ability to raise needed capital.
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Stocks Run Red As Argentina Default, Portugal Bank Blow Add To Concerns – Forbes

A small pop in the futures market this morning following a below-consensus gain in non-farm payrolls coupled with a small gain in the jobless rate evaporated soon after the open as selling pressure that started yesterday continues to plague equities. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Copyright (C) 2014 MTNewswires.com. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-extend-losses-on-data-deluge-geo-political-worries-cm375950

were hit, including Pampa Energy . Read More Argentina defaults but eventual deal possible “We’re a worldwide economy, so the credit of one country effects other countries, and a lot of the bond holders were U.S. based,” said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. “I think it’s just a function of we had a terrific rally, and there are some things breaking down under the hood,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG LLC.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101883444?__source=yahoonews&par=yahoonews