ETFDesk Top News and Investment Ideas, weekend addition

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  • German Experts Criticize Country Over Tax Cuts
  • Bill Gross Says Value Diminishing in Credit Markets
  • DEBT DYNAMICS WILL HOLD BACK THE ECONOM
  • Bubbles at a Discount for Consumers Trading Down
  • No Matter How Expensive Oil Gets, Emerging Markets Will Demand More And More Of It
  • Schwab’s no-commission ETFs may spark a price war

 

German Experts Criticize Country Over Tax Cuts

Posted: 13 Nov 2009 01:36 AM PST

“…the German economy is still in a deep economic valley,” the council said in its report. “The slightly positive signals for the year 2010 give no reason for euphoric assessment such as with regard to spending leeway of public budgets…”

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares MSCI-Germany;

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Bill Gross Says Value Diminishing in Credit Markets

Posted: 13 Nov 2009 02:46 AM PST

Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — Bill Gross, who runs the world’s biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., said value is diminishing in credit markets and that relative yields may rise.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares Lehman MBS Fixed-Rate Bond Fundbuy iShares GS $ InvesTop Corporate Bond Fundsell iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fundsell SPDR Lehman High Yield Bond ETFsell SPDR Barclays Capital Mortgage Backed Bond ETFbuy PIMCO 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund;

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DEBT DYNAMICS WILL HOLD BACK THE ECONOMY

Posted: 13 Nov 2009 07:15 AM PST

Government Debt could Double While Private Debt could be Cut in Half We believe that U.S. government and private debt levels will diverge over the next four or five years as the authorities attempt to use government debt to replace the private debt that is almost certain to decline substantially. U.S. total debt is presently just under $55 trillion, comprised of public (government) debt of about $15 trillion and private debt (U.S. corporations and individuals) of about $40 tri

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy UltraShort S&P 500 ProShares;

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Bubbles at a Discount for Consumers Trading Down

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 04:09 AM PST

ÉPERNAY, France — For generations of French Champagne makers, the threat of calamity has been a constant companion, whether it is winter freezes or spring frosts, phylloxera parasites or Nazi occupiers.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell Claymore/Robb Report Global Luxury Index ETF;

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No Matter How Expensive Oil Gets, Emerging Markets Will Demand More And More Of It

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 10:28 AM PST

There’s no slowing demand down in non-OECD nations

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy PowerShares DB Oil Fundbuy SPDR-Energybuy SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETFbuy United States Oil Fund LPbuy iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETNbuy United States 12 Month Oil Fund, LP;

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Schwab’s no-commission ETFs may spark a price war

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 11:05 AM PST

Last week’s decision by The Charles Schwab Corp. to offer its own ETFs commission-free could result in less product education for financial advisers and investors, say rival ETF providers.

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