Mid-day Etf Update: Etfs, Stocks Firmer As Geopolitical Tensions Ease, Fischer Offers Dovish Comments – Nasdaq.com

The two analysts were expecting Q3 adjusted EPS of $0.39. Energy Dow Jones U.S. Energy Fund (IYE) was up 0.51%; Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was up 0.50%. Warren Resources (WRES) was up 3.7% after the company reported that Q2 sales were $35 million, just above the Thomson Reuters mean for $34.87 million. Adjusted EPS were $0.12, a penny above expectations. Its production guidance includes 1,003-1,097 MbOE for Q3 and 3,342-3,692 for the full year.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/mid-day-etf-update-etfs-stocks-firmer-as-geopolitical-tensions-ease-fischer-offers-dovish-comments-cm378908

Dialing up a Popular Telecom ETF – Yahoo Finance

Last week, telecom ETFs came under pressure on news Sprint (NYSE: S) was giving up on its effort to acquire T-Mobile ( TMUS ), the unit of Germanys Deutsche Telekom ( DTEGY ). The Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF ( VOX ) was among the affected funds, but VOXs story is not over just because Sprint and T-Mobile could consummate a deal. [ Sprint’s Slide Pressures ETF Telecom ETFs ] Dividends play a role in luring investors to telecom stocks, like Dow components AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon ( VZ ). The same holds true of ETFs like VOX. One reason some investors are drawn to telecom firms relates to dividends, as some large, best-in-class telecom firms have offered above-average dividend yields and have had the capital and cash-generating ability to meet their near-term obligations and maintain dividend payments. This funds dividend yield and annual payout have displayed some volatility during the past decade.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dialing-popular-telecom-etf-133020326.html

Fed Incompetence And The Financial Bubble Indicator – Forbes

stocks are at levels never before seen. Meanwhile, debt levels are higher than in 2007, with U.S. corporations borrowing record amounts far in excess of profit growth. For example, Bank of America has borrowed $7.6 billion this year.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/08/11/fed-incompetence-and-the-financial-bubble-indicator/

Use Options For a Chance To Buy DK at a 22% Discount – Forbes

Among the largest underlying components of IWB, in trading today Microsoft Corporation (Symbol: MSFT) is off about 0.4%, General Electric Co (Symbol: GE) is up about 0.7%, and Wells Fargo & Co. (Symbol: WFC) is relatively unchanged. The chart below shows the one year price performance of IWB, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, IWB’s low point in its 52 week range is $90.99 per share, with $111.25 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $108.56. 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.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/ishares-russell-1000-etf-experiences-big-inflow-cm378862

iShares Russell 1000 ETF Experiences Big Inflow – NASDAQ.com

Investors who did not participate in the offering but would be a buyer of DK at a cheaper price, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the January 2015 put at the $27.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 80 cents. That would result in a cost basis of $26.70 per share before broker commissions in the scenario where the contract is exercised. If the contract is never exercised, the put seller would still keep the premium, which represents a 2.9% return against the $27.50 purchase commitment, or a 6.7% annualized rate of return (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost).
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2014/08/11/use-options-for-a-chance-to-buy-dk-at-a-22-discount/

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