ETFDesk Daily 12/03/2009 Top News and Investment Ideas

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Today’s market-moving headlines, macro trade ideas and more…

  • Goldman sees Chinese earnings and shares surging in 2010
  • Cast your fortunes with index funds
  • Web retail a bright spot in tepid U.S. holiday season
  • Goldman Sachs Sees ‘Rather Strong’ Growth in 2010-11
  • Morgan Stanley raises UAL, AMR to overweight
  • The Zweig Fund November Monthly Update
  • The Zweig Total Return Fund November Monthly Update
  • Housing Market Meltdown Not Over: Zandi
  • BofA Cheer Boosts Futures
  • Fears grow over US debt market
  • General Growth files exit plan, reworks more debt
  • U.S. chains miss sales views in weak holiday start
  • Global trade disputes Trading blows
  • Dave Rosenberg 12/3/2009 THE DOW IS BACK IN A BEAR MARKET
  • Pensions Eliminating Stocks Add $40 Billion to Corporate Bonds
  • Krugman Says He Plans to Sell Some Brazil Investments
Goldman sees Chinese earnings and shares surging in 2010

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 01:52 AM PST

Goldman Sachs is forecasting an upbeat year ahead for China, where the world’s fastest-growing major economy will be underpinned by the “tail winds” of aggressive monetary and fiscal policy stimulus and rebounding corporate earnings.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China Portfolio (PGJ)buy iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (FXI);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Cast your fortunes with index funds

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 02:10 AM PST

Investors who continue to send money to actively managed mutual funds in the hope that managers will be able to beat less-costly index funds are going to lose out almost all of the time, a new study finds.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy S&P 500 SPDR (SPY)buy iShares MSCI-EAFE (EFA);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Web retail a bright spot in tepid U.S. holiday season

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 03:26 AM PST

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. online shoppers spent 5 percent more this Cyber Monday than they did last year as more consumers flocked to the Web for holiday shopping but spent slightly less per person, analytics firm comScore Inc said on Wednesday.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Internet HOLDRS (HHH)sell SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Goldman Sachs Sees ‘Rather Strong’ Growth in 2010-11

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 03:59 AM PST

Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) — The global economy will expand 4.4 percent in 2010 and 4.5 percent the following year as the world recovers from the credit crisis, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Rydex British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB)buy Market Vectors Russia ETF Trust (RSX)sell WisdomTree Dreyfus New Zealand Dollar Fund (BNZ);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Morgan Stanley raises UAL, AMR to overweight

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 05:24 AM PST

The brokerage noted that Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR’s position was strengthened by its recent liquidity enhancing transactions, particularly at a time when industry trends were on the mend.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Claymore/NYSE Arca Airline ETF (FAA);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

The Zweig Fund November Monthly Update

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 05:35 AM PST

The Zweig Fund November Monthly Update

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Zweig Fund (ZF);

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The Zweig Total Return Fund November Monthly Update

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 05:41 AM PST

The Zweig Total Return Fund November Monthly Update

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Zweig Total Return Fund (ZTR);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Housing Market Meltdown Not Over: Zandi

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 08:45 AM PST

The meltdown of the U.S. housing market is not over yet, and home prices will soon start trekking downward again as a flood of foreclosures looms, a well-known economist said Wednesday.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy UltraShort Real Estate ProShares (SRS)sell iShares DJ US Real Estate (IYR)buy MacroShares Major Metro Housing Down (DMM);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

BofA Cheer Boosts Futures

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 10:51 PM PST

U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday as markets welcomed news that Bank of America reached a deal to repay bailout funds.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy KBW Bank ETF (KBE)buy iShares DJ US Financial Services (IYG);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Fears grow over US debt market

Posted: 02 Dec 2009 11:41 PM PST

“best-of-all-possible-worlds” assumptions

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell SPDR Lehman High Yield Bond ETF (JNK);

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General Growth files exit plan, reworks more debt

Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:08 AM PST

General Growth Properties Inc. reached agreements with additional lenders to extend loans on shopping centers and other properties and will ask a judge later this month to approve the plan that so far covers $9.7 billion of its secured debt.

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U.S. chains miss sales views in weak holiday start

Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:20 AM PST

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. retailers from Macy’s to Costco posted much weaker-than-expected sales for November as shoppers focused only on big bargains at the start of the key holiday selling season.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Global trade disputes Trading blows

Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:26 AM PST

Which countries make most trade complaints?

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund (UDN);
Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Dave Rosenberg 12/3/2009 THE DOW IS BACK IN A BEAR MARKET

Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:29 AM PST

That is correct. While the market did make a new high in ‘deflated dollar’ terms just a short two-days ago, in gold terms, the Dow actually peaked on August 27 and is down 13.5% since then.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund (UDN);buy streetTRACKS Gold Trust (GLD);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Pensions Eliminating Stocks Add $40 Billion to Corporate Bonds

Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:40 AM PST

The Plano, Texas-based retailer promised to “eliminate” uncertainty for shareholders caused by underfunded pensions, and will shift some of the money into investment-grade bonds, increasing fixed-income assets to the highest level in the plan’s history, J.C. Penney spokeswoman Darcie Brossart said.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy iShares GS $ InvesTop Corporate Bond Fund (LQD);buy Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

Krugman Says He Plans to Sell Some Brazil Investments

Posted: 03 Dec 2009 12:42 AM PST

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said he plans to sell some of his investments in Brazil on concern that asset prices are overvalued after record inflows made the real the world’s best performing major currency.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares MSCI-Brazil (EWZ)sell WisdomTree Dreyfus Brazilian Real Fund (BZF);

Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

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