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Tonight’s Agenda • Announcements • ETF’s • Earnings • Market Outlook
Announcements • Dues &Shirts
Competition • $10 to enter • Starts Tomorrow at market open • $9.99 commission for trades • No Margin/ No Options • 5 min delay on trades • $1 minimum on stock share price • 50% diversification rule • 1% interest on cash
ETFs • ETF stands for Exchange Traded Fund • A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange *ticker symbols FAZ, TNA, SPY • ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold
Benefits to holding ETFs • You get the diversification of an index fund *Generally less risk than buying into a single company • Ability to sell short, buy on margin and purchase as little as one share • Expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund *Commission is similar to all other regular orders
More Benefits • ETFs can provide easy access into different investing markets *Bonds , Currencies, International markets, Leveraged trading
Who Manages these ETFs • Sponsors- The company or financial institution which creates and administers an exchange-traded fund. • Big Sponsors: ProShares, iShares, Direxion,Vanguard
Popularity • 2010: Top 9 ETFs accounted for 18% of daily trading volume • SPY alone accounted for around 10% of daily trading volume in July, 2010 • Comparison: The top 6 largest companies only accounted for 10% of daily trading volume in July, 2010
ETFs Examples • Currency: Euro (ULE, EUO) Yen (YCL, YCS) • Commodities: Dow Jones (CMD), Gold (GLL), Silver (ZSL) • International: China (PGJ, FXI), Emerging Markets (ADRE, FRN) • Leverage: FAZ, FAS, TNA, TZA,
Terms • Bull/ Long – follows the market trends • Bear/ Short – Follows the market inversely
Terms • Ultra/ Double – Leveraged 2:1. Attempt to double the returns of a benchmark • Triple/ 3x – Leveraged 3:1
Leveraged ETFs • A leveraged ETF does not amplify the annual returns of an index; instead it follows the daily changes • For example, let's examine a leveraged fund with a 2:1 ratio. This means that each dollar of investor capital used is matched with an additional dollar of invested debt. If one day the underlying index returns 1%, the fund will theoretically return 2%.
The Market Last Week • S&P up 6% on the week • Better news out of Europe • Earning Results • Decent Economic Data
JPM Earnings • “Best in Breed” for banks • This is a bad sign for forthcoming bank earning reports
Fri 14 Oct 11 | 03:30 PM ET Does this Rally have legs?
Christian Thwaites • More Bullish in short term • He is Accumulating stock • Claims we are in a Range-Bound Market • S&P 1250 on the upside of range • Doesn’t see a catalyst that will take market out of range by end of Earnings Season
Recall from last meeting…. • The video clip we watched claimed the trading range for S&P was 1100-1200 • S&P (now at 1224) broke out above this range • What does this mean.
David Darst • More Bearish • Taking money off the table • Two main issues concern him: • He perceives higher risk of recession than general consensus • The non-transparent political environment is not favorable to investors
David Darst • Avoiding Commodities & REITs • Avoiding Consumer Discretionary Investments • Autos/Housing/Retail • Staying confident with Utilities/Consumer Staples • QCOMM • AAPL • IBM • INTC
Consumer Discretionary: A sector of the economy that consists of businesses that sell nonessential goods and services. - Retailers - Consumer durables - Apparel companies - Automobiles Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: VCR http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/consumer-discretionary.asp#ixzz1ayXCN7NM
Consumer Staples: The industries that manufacture and sell things people need - Food/beverages - Tobacco - Prescription drugs - Household products. Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: VDC http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/consumerstaples.asp#ixzz1ayZ63PtY
Fri 14 Oct 11 | 12:42 PM ET Tim Seymore: Trading China Stop at min 3:00
Video Summary • GMCR at $91…. Analysts have a $112 target • Chinese CPI (Consumer Price Index) has cooled • Could lead to Chinese policy easing • Seymore is Bullish on China
Video Summary • Rumors that China sees less future demand on Copper and Coking Coal • Seymore sees differently, says companies like Rio Tinto (RIO) are at record production
Freeport-McMoRan • Copper and Gold miner • Market Cap: $32 Billion • Hit 52 week low last Tuesday