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(Source: Student Energy) Investment thesis The Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3x Shares ETF (GASL) tanked in the past week, following milder-than-expected temperatures for this time of the year that dented gas demand expectations. Gas-fired power generation advanced considerably since the end of summer, partly counterbalancing abundant U.S. gas storage and historic high domestic
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iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has been moving in the right direction lately, mostly because the risk of an aggressive healthcare reform that could dramatically affect pricing power for biotech stocks has significantly declined in recent months. Moving forward, the ETF still has a lot of room to recover in the years ahead, the fundamentals
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Author’s note: This article was initially released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory members on Nov. 7, 2019. Chemist’s Closed-End Fund Report Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 500-plus closed-end funds [CEFs] for further due diligence and investigation. Previous editions of the Report can be searched using the keyword “cefrep.”
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The closed-end fund (“CEF”) marketplace is a niche area of the public securities market that has been garnering more attention in recent years. A decade ago, investors could invest in bank CDs and generate income of 5% or more. Those days are long gone and unlikely to be coming back anytime soon. In the last
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ETF Overview Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIGI) focuses on large and giant-cap international stocks with dividend growth. The fund seeks to track the Nasdaq International Dividend Achievers Select Index. The fund includes stocks that have consistently increased their dividends for 7 consecutive years. This approach reduces the exposure to lower quality companies and focuses
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Recent action in iShares Silver Trust (SLV) has proven once again that traders need to be so careful when using options to put long deltas to work. The intermediate decline in silver is now almost 3 months old. You can bet that many traders have been early to this trade as plenty of false bottoms
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On a year-to-date basis, shares of the Invesco DB Energy ETF (DBE) have performed well by delivering a 15% return. In this piece, I will argue that DBE is likely to continue heading higher due to strength in the petroleum markets which is outweighing the weakness in natural gas. Understanding DBE If you’ve ever looked
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Vanguard Value ETF (NYSE:VTV) with $87 billion in total assets is one of the largest exchange traded funds offering investors diversified exposure to a basket of large-cap U.S. ‘value’ stocks with an industry low 0.04% expense ratio. Value stocks are typically defined as shares in companies that trade with lower valuation multiples relative to the
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Investment thesis Welcome to Orchid’s Palladium Weekly report, in which we discuss palladium prices through the lenses of the Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF (PALL). PALL has experienced a violent sell-off since November 8, driven by long liquidation in the palladium futures market on hefty trading volumes. While this defies our Q4-19 bullish view,
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Thesis In this regular note, we provide a discussion on the degree of fundamental tightness/looseness across the industrial metals, with a special focus on copper, zinc, and aluminium, in order to formulate a clear view on the Invesco DB Base Metals Fund (DBB). DBB, which includes copper, aluminium, and zinc, has continued to grind higher
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In this article, we examine the significant weekly order flow and market structure developments driving XLK price action. As noted in last week’s XLK Weekly, the highest probability path for this week was for price discovery higher, barring buy-side failure at key resistance, 82.50s-83s. This primary expectation did play out, as buy-side continuation begun in
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Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (NYSE:PDI) as an investment option at its current market price. PDI is a fund I have recommended many times, most recently in mid-July. In general, I like the makeup of the fund, as it is invested heavily in non-agency mortgages
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Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index ETF (TDIV) as an investment option at its current market price. TDIV has been on my radar for a while, and is a good option for income-oriented investors who want to capture technology exposure. While the yield is
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Note: This report was released to members 1 month ago. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. Chemist’s “High-High-Low” Closed-End Fund Report Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 500+ closed-end funds [CEFs] for further due diligence and investigation. The “High-High-Low” report was inspired by a member of
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(Source – Pexels/Tom Fisk) Over the past decade, the Indonesian economy has seen a robust economic growth rate of about 5% per year. The average Indonesian has seen their income rise by just over a third due to the doubling of the country’s services sector. Despite the growth, the Indonesian stock market has gone nowhere
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Investment thesis In our last release on the S&P GSCI Heating Oil Index Spot (SPGSHO), our bullish view on the complex emerged slightly and the Index gained 2.72% to $237.33 per share, following a tightening of distillate fundamentals. Going forward, the distillate storage picture is still favorable for the complex, given that U.S. storage is
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