Mid-day Etf Update: Etfs, Stocks Give Up Gains As Ukraine Tensions Rekindle; Draghi Speech Still Ahead – 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%. Salesforce.com (CRM) was up 9.24% after it reported Q2 adjusted EPS of $0.13, a penny ahead of the analyst consensus on Capital IQ.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/mid-day-etf-update-etfs-stocks-give-up-gains-as-ukraine-tensions-rekindle-draghi-speech-still-ahead-cm383087

Retail ETFs Surging on Improved Q2 Earnings – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

Think of active funds as long-term, core holdings. Most investors realize that timing markets, i.e. trying to trade in and out of stocks or bonds in an attempt to minimize losses, is difficult. So is trying to time active performance. In other words, if you have an active manager, give them a fair chance.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/blackrock-active-passive-blend-aspects-120028587.html

BlackRock: Active or Passive? How to Blend Aspects of Both – Yahoo Finance

The company lost $0.37 per share, less than the $0.44 loss per share analysts were expecting. Revenue of $384.60 million was also better than expected as analysts were projecting revenue to be $379.01 million. The Buckle (NYSE: BKE ) reported its second quarter results. The company earned $0.51 per share, falling short of the $0.53 analysts were expecting. Revenue of $235.70 million was better than the $235.45 million that analysts were expecting. Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ: BONT ) reported its second quarter results.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/retail-etf-play-handfuls-retailers-184829913.html

Friday Sector Laggards: Energy, Industrial – Forbes

Combined, RIG and COG make up approximately 2.2% of the underlying holdings of XLE. The next worst performing sector is the Industrial sector, showing a 0.3% loss. Among large Industrial stocks, Western Union Western Union ( NYSE: WU ) and Iron Mountain ( NYSE: IRM ) are the most notable, showing a loss of 1.6% and 1.6%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Industrial stocks is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI), which is down 0.2% in midday trading, and up 4.64% on a year-to-date basis.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/22/friday-sector-laggards-energy-industrial/

GLD: ETF Inflow Alert – NASDAQ.com

SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT ) This product tracks the S&P Retail Select Industry Index, holding 103 securities in its basket. It is widely spread across each component with none holding more than 1.19% of total http://www.etftradingsignals.com/ assets. About 61% of the portfolio is dominated by small caps while the rest have been split between the other two market cap levels (read: Guide to Small Cap Growth ETFs Investing ). In terms of sector holdings, apparel retail takes the top spot with one-fourth share in the basket while specialty stores, automotive retail and Internet retail round off the next three spots. The fund has amassed about $740.4 million in its asset base and trades in heavy volume of more than 2.5 million shares per day.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/retail-etfs-surging-on-improved-q2-earnings-etf-news-and-commentary-cm383135

Retail ETF In Play As Handfuls Of Retailers Report Earnings – Yahoo Finance

The chart below shows the one year price performance of GLD, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, GLD’s low point in its 52 week range is $114.46 per share, with $137.55 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $122.90. 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/gld-etf-inflow-alert-cm383036

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