ETFDesk Daily 12/10/2009 Top News and Investment Ideas

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

  • AK Steel Announces Price Increase for Carbon Steel Products
  • Albert Edwards: The Leading Indicators Foretell The Next Leg Down
  • Neiman Enlists Designers in Cost-Cutting Plan
  • Long-Term Tax-Exempts Gain as Build America Bonds Sap Supply
  • The Coming Wave Of Debt Defaults
  • Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations
  • Job Openings and New Hires Fall
  • American Dream 2: Default, Then Rent
AK Steel Announces Price Increase for Carbon Steel Products

Posted: 09 Dec 2009 02:03 AM PST

AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that it will increase spot market prices for its carbon steel products by $30 per ton for all new orders accepted for shipment

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Market Vectors Steel Index Fund (SLX);

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

Albert Edwards: The Leading Indicators Foretell The Next Leg Down

Posted: 09 Dec 2009 04:23 AM PST

SocGen’s uber-bear Albert Edwards has new, fascinating report on about the next leg down in stocks. What makes it particularly interesting is his allusion to trading patterns in Japan.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell DJIA DIAMONDS (DIA)buy UltraShort S&P 500 ProShares (SDS)sell S&P 500 SPDR (SPY)sell Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (QQQQ)sell iShares Russell 2000 (IWM);

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

Neiman Enlists Designers in Cost-Cutting Plan

Posted: 09 Dec 2009 09:32 AM PST

Burton Tansky, the 71-year-old rag-trade journeyman who has led Neiman Marcus Group for nearly a decade, is quietly refashioning the upscale department store chain for an age of more belt-tightening and less conspicuous consumption. Mr. Tansky pressed suppliers to produce lower-priced versions of key designer styles in a stark reversal for a chain long labeled “Needless Markup” by more frugal-minded shoppers

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

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

Long-Term Tax-Exempts Gain as Build America Bonds Sap Supply

Posted: 09 Dec 2009 11:23 PM PST

Tax-exempt bonds with long maturities are gaining more in price this month than those due in less than 10 years as states and cities sell taxable Build America Bonds with federal interest-rate subsidies.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Market Vectors High Yield Muni (HYD);

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

The Coming Wave Of Debt Defaults

Posted: 09 Dec 2009 11:31 PM PST

The trouble in the commercial real estate markets is getting ugly, as the precarious situation of Dubai World has made all too clear.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares DJ US Real Estate (IYR)sell iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG);

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

Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations

Posted: 10 Dec 2009 12:07 AM PST

There are two cartel wars currently raging in Mexico that have combined to produce record levels of violence in 2009. The first war is the struggle between the government of Mexico and the drug cartels. The second, a parallel war, is the fight among the various cartels as they compete for control of lucrative supply routes.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares MSCI-Mexico (EWW);

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

Job Openings and New Hires Fall

Posted: 10 Dec 2009 12:15 AM PST

The labor market is showing tentative signs of improvement, but reports released Tuesday suggest competition for jobs remains fierce as companies large and small are wary of adding positions.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell SPDR-Consumer Discretionary (XLY)sell S&P 500 SPDR (SPY)sell First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund (FXD);
Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion

American Dream 2: Default, Then Rent

Posted: 10 Dec 2009 12:33 AM PST

PALMDALE, Calif. — Schoolteacher Shana Richey misses the playroom she decorated with Glamour Girl decals for her daughters. Fireman Jay Fernandez misses the custom putting green he installed in his backyard.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB)sell iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund (ITB)sell iShares DJ US Real Estate (IYR);

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

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