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  • Fri, Jan. 2, 12:08 PM
    • "Safety used to mean gold, US treasuries, and blue chip stocks. Now it means Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook," says high-profile VC Fred Wilson while offering his 2015 predictions. Though believing rising interest rates and low oil prices will trigger "a noticeable flight to safety," he sees major tech firms continuing to have easy access to capital.
    • On the other hand, Wilson is cautious on the near-term outlook for the budding wearables market (John Legere feels differently). "Apple Watch will not be the homerun product that iPod, iPhone, and iPad have been. Not everyone will want to wear a computer on their wrist. Eventually, this market will be realized as the personal mesh/personal cloud, but the focus on wearables will be a bit of a headfake..."
    • He also expects virtual reality to "hit some headwinds" after getting hyped in 2014 following the Facebook/Oculus (NASDAQ:FB) deal. "Oculus will struggle to ship their consumer version and competitive products will underwhelm. The virtual reality will eventually catch up to the virtual hype, but not in 2015."
    • He forecasts cybersecurity budgets "will explode in 2015 as every company, institution, and government attempts to avoid being Sony’d." But Wilson also thinks "the hacks will continue because on the open internet there is no such thing as an impenetrable system." Cybersecurity plays: FEYE, PANW, FTNT, IMPV, QLYS, PFPT.
    • Wilson, a long-time Bitcoin (COIN, OTCQB:BTCS) believer, once more defends the cryptocurrency. "The horrible year that bitcoin had in 2014 will be a wakeup call for all stakeholders. Developers will turn their energy from creating the next bitcoin (all the alt stuff) to creating the stack on top of the bitcoin blockchain. Real decentralized applications will start to emerge..."
    • Tech ETFs: QQQ, XLK, PSQ, TQQQ, QID, VGT, SQQQ, QLD, TECL, IYW, ROM, FTEC, TECS, RYT, QQEW, QTEC, IGM, QQQE, FXL, MTK, REW, QQXT
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  • Fri, Jan. 2, 7:26 AM
    • Major stock index futures are all higher by about 0.4% ahead of manufacturing PMI numbers set for 10 ET.
    • Europe's mixed as its PMI data shows continued stagnation, and Mario Draghi makes more noises about launching QE. Much of Asia was closed overnight.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is up three basis points to 2.20%, gold is down $2 per ounce, and crude oil is off modestly to $53 per barrel.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 31, 2014, 5:08 AM
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  • Dec. 30, 2014, 7:09 AM
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  • Dec. 30, 2014, 4:46 AM
    • After nearly 15 years, the Nasdaq is looking like it could finally regain its March 10, 2000, high of 5,048.62.
    • Given the index's 15% gain this year, another 5% gain in 2015 should not be too difficult.
    • So far, the other major indexes — the Dow, S&P 500 and Russell 2000 — have all surpassed their recent highs, setting all-time new records.
    • The Nasdaq Composite ended at 4,807 yesterday, basically unchanged on the day. Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQ) futures are now down 0.2%
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  • Dec. 29, 2014, 7:38 AM
    • U.S. stock futures are pointing to a lower open today, with the DJIA at risk of losing its 18,000 handle it reached last week.
    • Dow futures are down 0.2%, setting it on track to break a seven-day winning streak. Futures for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq slipped 0.1%.
    • European shares fell in morning trade as Greek politicians failed to elect a president, triggering a snap election in early 2015.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is down 2 bps at 2.23% and gold is lower by $2 per ounce to $1,193.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 26, 2014, 5:54 AM
    • U.S. stock-index futures are climbing, suggesting a higher start for Wall Street today, as markets reopen after the Christmas holiday.
    • Both the S&P 500 and the Dow reached records this week after posting their biggest five-day rally in three years. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% in the past three days, and the Dow added 1.3%, closing above 18,000 for a second day on Dec. 24.
    • The Dow is up 8.8% this year, while the S&P 500 has risen 13% in 2014.
    • Dow and S&P 500 futures up 0.2%; Nasdaq up 0.3%.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is flat at 2.26% and gold is up $13 per ounce to $1,187.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 24, 2014, 6:51 AM
    • Shares in Europe and Asia mostly pushed higher today on yesterday's strong U.S. growth data, with the dollar holding near its highest point in almost nine years against a basket of currencies.
    • U.S. stock index futures are all up about 0.1%, after the Dow roared above 18,000 for the first time yesterday.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is flat at 2.26% and gold is lower by $1.10 per ounce to $1,176.90. Oil's down about $1 per barrel at $56.14.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 23, 2014, 7:19 AM
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  • Dec. 22, 2014, 7:13 AM
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  • Dec. 19, 2014, 10:43 AM
    • PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) announces quarterly distribution of $0.3868.
    • Payable Dec 31; for shareholders of record Dec 23; ex-div Dec 19.
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  • Dec. 19, 2014, 7:10 AM
    • Trying to pack a couple of months of advance into the year's final days, futures are pointing to more gains at the open, with the major ones higher by about 0.25%.
    • Europe's giving back a chunk of its gains, but is still set for maybe its best week of the year, and Asia was sharply higher overnight.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield was eyeing a 1% handle 72 hours ago, but is now all the way back to 2.21%, and gold is little-changed at $1,196 per ounce. Oil's up $1 per barrel to $54.93.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 19, 2014, 6:01 AM
    • World markets are ending their last full week of the year on a high, as Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 and European shares headed for their strongest week of the year.
    • The gains came amid the Fed's "patient" approach to raising interest rates and as investors began to see the advantages of lower oil and fuel costs that should ultimately help global growth.
    • Brent crude is above the key $60 mark, up 1.5% at $60.14 a barrel. WTI is also up 1.5% at $54.90.
    • U.S. futures are also pumping higher: Dow +0.4%, S&P +0.3%, Nasdaq +0.5%.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, ONEQ, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 18, 2014, 7:12 AM
    • Dow and S&P 500 futures are up 1.1% and Nasdaq 100 futures are up 1.3% amid a strong global rally as oil gains another 2% to $58 per barrel.
    • Europe's up over 2% as the Swiss central bank - defending its CHF1.20 floor against the euro - introduces a negative deposit rate. The Nikkei gained 2.3% overnight, though Shanghai slipped marginally.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is up four basis points to 2.18% and gold is up $13 per ounce to $1,206.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 17, 2014, 2:18 PM
    • The Fed walks a fine line in its latest releases, making a rate hike in 2015 a near-certainty, but noting too-low inflation as making the pace of tightening slower than previously thought.
    • Stocks like the news, with the Dow (DIA +1.6%), S&P 500 (SPY +1.9%), and Nasdaq 100 (QQQ +1.6%) all popping to session highs.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield jumps nine basis points to 2.14%, and the dollar (UUP +0.4%) has given up some of its gains.
    • TLT -1%, TBT +2%
    • Ahead more than 3% ahead of the decision, WTI crude oil (NYSEARCA:USO) is now up 1.5% at $57.26. Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) is up marginally following the news, now sitting at $1,200 per ounce.
    • Janet Yellen's press conference begins at 2:30 ET
    • Previously: "Patient" replaces "considerable time" in FOMC statement (Dec. 17, 2014)
    • Previously: Employment outlook improves, inflation outlook weakens in Fed projections (Dec. 17, 2014)
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  • Dec. 17, 2014, 7:18 AM
    • Will or won't the Fed remove the "considerable time" language from its policy statement today? What seemed like a slam dunk to remove the wording a few weeks ago isn't so much today after a crash in the price of oil and the resultant jittery stock market. The FOMC statement is set for 2 ET, followed by a Janet Yellen press conference.
    • U.S. stock index futures are higher in the area of 0.75% as oil renews its slide, down 1% to $55.38 per barre.
    • Europe's broadly lower and China was a winner again overnight in Asia.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is up four basis points at 2.10% and gold gains $7 per ounce to $1,201.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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PowerShares Capital Management LLC is passionate about our goal of delivering the highest quality investment management available through one of the more benefit-rich investment vehicles ever created, the exchange-traded fund.PowerShares QQQ™, formerly known as "QQQ" or the "NASDAQ- 100 Index Tracking Stock®", is an exchange-traded fund based on the Nasdaq-100 Index®. The Fund will, under most circumstances, consists of all of stocks in the Index. The Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market based on market capitalization. The portfolio is rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted annually.
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