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Daily “Ways-to-Play” The News Before the Moves 1/26/2010

|Includes:AFK, EFA, GLD, GS, IEV, Morgan Stanley (MS), PGM, RTH, SDS, SPXU, SPY, VGK, XRT
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Rosenberg: Strip Out The Banks, And Revenue Growth Is 0% Over Last Year's Depression Levels
In the midst of this month's flurry of quarterly earnings reports, analyst David Rosenberg sheds some light on the true state of earnings growth. buy UltraShort S&P 500 ProShares (NYSEARCA:SDS); sell S&P 500 SPDR (NYSEARCA:SPY); buy Ultra ProShort S&P500 ProShares (NYSEARCA:SPXU); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
Car Crazy in China
Car Crazy in China buy Asia Pacific Fund (NYSE:APB); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
Interesting Notes from GALLUP Poll: 7/10 continue to cut spending
Some interesting observations from a new Gallup poll published on Jan 21. If you are in the “New Normal” camp, you might want to take a closer look at some of these findings.. sell Retail HOLDRS (NYSEARCA:RTH) sell SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
Platinum Overtaking Gold as Metal of Choice on Autos
Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Even after a record 57 percent rally last year, platinum is cheap relative to gold, signaling more gains as demand grows from carmakers and exchange-traded funds. sell streetTRACKS Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) buy iPath Dow Jones AIG Platinum Total Return Sub Index (NYSEARCA:PGM); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
S&P cuts Japan outlook to ‘negative’
Japan’s sovereign credit rating outlook was on Tuesday cut to “negative” by Standard & Poor’s over the dimming prospects for reducing the country’s swelling debt load. Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
Davos Special Report: Africa rising
Switzerland (Reuters) - With the stoicism demanded of all who hope to make money in Africa, Beauty Chama sits in her empty hair salon in a leafy town in northern Zambia's Copper Belt and looks forward to better times. buy Market Vectors-Africa Index ETF (NYSEARCA:AFK); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
Morgan Stanley's Teun Draaisma Joins Goldman's O'Neill On Bear Train
The most notable sell-side development over the past 24 hours is that Morgan Stanley's head of European Strategy, Teun Draaisma, has now joined the bearish team, with his January 25 report titled "Sell into strength as the tightening phase has started" - the title is pretty self-explanatory. sell Vanguard European ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK); sell iShares S&P Europe 350 Index (NYSEARCA:IEV); sell iShares MSCI-EAFE (NYSEARCA:EFA); Check out how others are using ETFs to capitalize on this news or add your own opinion
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