Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 2/1/2010

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ETF Pairs Trade Possibilities: Revenue and Equal Weighted vs. Market Cap Indexes

This article discusses ETF pairs trading possibilities using ETFs that are based on S&P indexes with the same underlying holdings, but different weighting methodologies (Market Cap weighted, Equal Weighted, and Revenue Weighted). The relevant ETFs are SPY, IVV, RSP, RWL, MDY, IJH, RWK, IJR, RWJ.

buy S&P 400 MidCap SPDR (MDY)

buy S&P 500 SPDR (SPY)

buy iShares S&P 500 (IVV)

buy iShares S&P MidCap 400 (IJH)

buy iShares S&P SmallCap 600 (IJR)

buy RevenueShares Large Cap Fund ETF (RWL)

buy RevenueShares Mid Cap Fund ETF (RWK)

buyRevenueShares Small Cap Fund ETF (RWJ);

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Goldman: Data supports a U-Shaped Recovery

Love them or hate them, when Goldman speaks you should listen. The Goldman Economic Research team, headed by Jan Hatzius has spoken out on Friday’s impressive GDP numbers. Hatzius notes the two recovery “camps” that have emerged among US economic forecasts.

buy UltraShort S&P 500 ProShares (SDS)

sell S&P 500 SPDR (SPY)

buy Ultra ProShort S&P500 ProShares (SPXU);

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BARRON’S ROUNDTABLE The New Normal

Bill Gross picking closed-end funds.

buy PIMCO Corporate Opportunity Fund (PTY)

buyReaves Utility Income Trust (UTG);

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Stuck in Neutral? Reset the Mood

hat is a widespread concern, as recent polls demonstrate. A USA Today/Gallup poll, for example, found this month that about two-thirds of Americans say they think that economic recovery won’t start for two more years, while 28 percent say it won’t begin for at least five years.

buy iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)

buy PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund (UDN);

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Euro Proving No Reserve Asset as Central Banks Shift

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) — Investors are pulling cash out of Europe at a record pace as central banks slow euro purchases, jeopardizing its status as a substitute to the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

buy PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP)

sell Rydex Euro Currency Trust (FXE)

buy ProShares UltraShort Euro (EUO);

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