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ETFDesk Daily 12/08/2009 Top News and Investment Ideas

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Today's market-moving headlines, macro trade ideas and more...

  • Dave Rosenberg 12/7/2009 THE SWEET SPOT IS OVER
  • CF Industries Boosts Offer for Terra to $4.58 Billion
  • Khiem Do - CNBC interview 12/4/09
  • Japan Releases 7.2 Trillion Yen Economic Package
  • MXF Declares Distribution
  • US airlines passenger numbers up
  • Millions in U.S. Drink Dirty Water, Records Show
  • Moody’s Says U.K., U.S. Aaa Ratings Relatively Weaker
  • Japan Releases Stimulus Package as Recovery Weakens
  • Muni CEFs Bring Home the Bacon
  • Government 'Out of Bullets,' Consumers in Trouble: Whitney

Dave Rosenberg 12/7/2009 THE SWEET SPOT IS OVER

Posted: 07 Dec 2009 01:44 AM PST

Below are 10 reasons why we believe this:

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 sell S&P 500 SPDR (NYSEARCA:SPY); sell iShares Russell 2000 (NYSEARCA:IWM); buy iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXZ);buy iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXX); 

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CF Industries Boosts Offer for Terra to $4.58 Billion

Posted: 07 Dec 2009 04:50 AM PST

CF Industries Holdings Inc. increased its offer for rival Terra Industries Inc. to about $4.58 billion as it seeks to end an almost 11-month pursuit of the nitrogen- fertilizer maker. 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 buy Market Vectors--Agribusiness ETF (NYSEARCA:MOO); 

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Khiem Do - CNBC interview 12/4/09

Posted: 07 Dec 2009 05:48 AM PST

Khiem Do - CNBC interview 12/4/09 Re: US Nonfarm Payroll Data & The Economy 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 buy Asia Pacific Fund (NYSE:APB); 

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Japan Releases 7.2 Trillion Yen Economic Package

Posted: 07 Dec 2009 11:13 AM PST

The Japanese government unveiled a 7.2 trillion yen ($81 billion) economic spending package

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 buy iShares MSCI-Japan (NYSEARCA:EWJ); buy Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund (NYSEMKT:FAX); 

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MXF Declares Distribution

Posted: 07 Dec 2009 11:49 AM PST

MXF Declares Distribution

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 buy Mexico Fund (NYSE:MXF); 

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US airlines passenger numbers up

Posted: 07 Dec 2009 11:00 PM PST

Four of the US’s biggest airlines saw passenger numbers increase last month compared to November 2008.

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

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Millions in U.S. Drink Dirty Water, Records Show

Posted: 07 Dec 2009 11:56 PM PST

More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 buy PowerShares Water Resource Portfolio (NYSEARCA:PHO); 

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Moody’s Says U.K., U.S. Aaa Ratings Relatively Weaker

Posted: 08 Dec 2009 12:10 AM PST

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Moody’s Investors Service said its top debt ratings on the U.S. and the U.K. may “test the Aaa boundaries” because their public finances are worsening in the wake of the global financial crisis.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 buy UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury ProShares (NYSEARCA:PST); buy Direxion Daily 30-Yr Treasury Bear 3x Shares (NYSEARCA:TMV); sell PIMCO 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund (NYSEARCA:TENZ); 

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Japan Releases Stimulus Package as Recovery Weakens

Posted: 08 Dec 2009 12:33 AM PST

Hatoyama’s first stimulus plan includes 3.5 trillion yen to help regions, 600 billion yen for employment and 800 billion yen on environmental initiatives, the Cabinet said today in a statement in Tokyo. The measures had been delayed because of haggling within the coalition government. 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 sell First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (NASDAQ:FYX); buy ProShares UltraShort Yen (NYSEARCA:YCS); 

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Muni CEFs Bring Home the Bacon

Posted: 08 Dec 2009 12:35 AM PST

Most analysts who cover the industry agree the party is over. Investors next year should not expect the 34% returns municipal closed-end funds have delivered so far this year, they say. However, closed-end funds may still be worth buying because they offer meaty dividends at a time when such income is hard to find.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 buy Nuveen Performance Plus Municipal Fund (NPP); buy Van Kampen Advantage Municipal Income Trust (NYSEMKT:VKI); 

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Government 'Out of Bullets,' Consumers in Trouble: Whitney

Posted: 08 Dec 2009 12:53 AM PST

The government is running out of ways to help the economy as the US faces major issues regarding credit and employment ahead, banking analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to:
 sell SPDR-Financial (NYSEARCA:XLF); sell SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT); sell S&P 500 SPDR (SPY); 

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