Israeli Stocks Have Been Surprisingly Resilient Despite War With Gaza – Jul. 23, 2014

The conflict, which started on July 8, has so far claimed 664 Palestinian lives, while 32 Israeli soldiers and three civilians have been killed. President Obama and other world leaders have called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Wednesday in Israel to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. While there’s no sign the violence will end soon, investors in Israel have not been rushing for the exits. Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET.

XLK, AAPL, MSFT, GOOG: ETF Inflow Alert –

A link has been sent. Done U.S. gold ETF delivers first physical bullion coins; holdings grow 15 hours ago Done By Frank Tang NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) – Merk Gold Trust, a bullion-backed exchange-traded fund which allows its shares to be redeemed for physical gold, said on Wednesday it has made its first delivery in dozens of U.S. gold coins to an investor. The ETF, launched by Palo Alto, California-based Merk Funds in May to offer a liquid trading product with the benefits of physical gold bullion, has accumulated 40,000 ounces in two months even in a bearish gold market. However, many participants are warming to the idea that the product could bridge the gap between the physical and paper gold markets.

U.S. gold ETF delivers first physical bullion coins; holdings grow – Yahoo Finance

business. In addition, David Lichtblau has been promoted to chief operating officer. Prior to, he helped lead two venture-backed financial and technology startups, including equity analytics provider StarMine, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters. “Our expanded leadership team for both our board of directors and executive management will help realize its full potential,” said Wiandt.
Source: Announces New Board Members and Executive Team Appointments – Yahoo Finance

Winners and Losers Financial Select Financial Sector SPDRs (XLF) was up 0.33%. Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X shares (FAS) was up 0.88% while its bearish counterpart, FAZ, was down 0.82%. MarketAxess Holdings (MKTX) was up 5.68% after it reported Q2 net income of $18.2 million, or $0.48 per share, compared with the prior-year period’s $19.3 million, or $0.51. Revenue was $64.96 million, up 2.3% from $63.5 million in the same quarter last year.

ETF Outlook: SPDR S and P Transportation ETF (XTN) –

Among the largest underlying components of XLK, in trading today Apple Inc (Symbol: AAPL) is up about 2.6%, Microsoft Corporation (Symbol: MSFT) is up about 0.8%, and Google Inc (Symbol: GOOG) is relatively unchanged. The chart below shows the one year price performance of XLK, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, XLK’s low point in its 52 week range is $31.29 per share, with $39.82 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $39.81. 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”. site These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.

Mid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Turn Positive as S&P 500 Hits New Intraday High – Lowered IMF Guidance, Geopolitical Tensions Still Weigh –

Ryder made a new high yesterday while Amerco recently triggered a Relative Strength Buy Signal in Chaikin Analytics. Finally in the Railroad group, CSX Corp. ( CSX ) and Union Pacific ( UNP ) spiked up to new highs yesterday and show strong institutional buying based on the Chaikin Money Flow indicator. Over time, strong stocks in strong industry groups will outperform weak stocks in weak groups. A number of these stocks will be reporting earnings tomorrow and there is usually price volatility surrounding earnings reports. If there are short-term dips in stocks like Southwest Air (LUV), Jet Blue (JBLU) or Union Pacific (UNP), all of which report earnings before the opening Thursday July 24th, this may represent a decent buying opportunity.


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