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ETFDesk Top News and Investment Ideas 10/30/2009

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  • The Coming Collapse of the Municipal Bond Market
  • Register for Conference Call- Market Perspective Update with Russ Koesterich
  • SNAP ANALYSIS: Will Q3 U.S. GDP be as good as it gets?
  • F.D.I.C. Chief Criticizes Reform Plan
  • How The Home Buyer Tax Credit Inflated The GDP Number
  • Closed End Fund Conference Webcast
  • Highway Robbery NY State
  • US junk bond demand hits fresh record
  • Foodservice Traffic Declines for Fourth Consecutive Quarter
  • US health insurers
  • Why sovereign bond yields will explode
  • Municipal Bond Yields Rise as Week’s Sales Reach Six-Month High

The Coming Collapse of the Municipal Bond Market

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 02:10 AM PDT

Title is self explanatory 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund

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Register for Conference Call- Market Perspective Update with Russ Koesterich

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 02:27 AM PDT

Russ Koesterich is head of investment strategy for the U.S. market at Barclays Global Investors. He previously served as chief North American strategist for State Street Bank in Boston. He is a frequent contributor to major publications and has appeared often on CNBC and Bloomberg Television. 

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SNAP ANALYSIS: Will Q3 U.S. GDP be as good as it gets?

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 03:41 AM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It didn't take long for pessimism to creep back in following Thursday's surprisingly strong reading on U.S. economic growth. 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell DJIA DIAMONDSsell S&P 500 SPDRsell Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stockbuy iShares Lehman 10-20 Year Treasury Bond Fundsell iShares Russell 2000

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F.D.I.C. Chief Criticizes Reform Plan

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 06:16 AM PDT

“A prefunded Financial Company Resolution Fund has significant advantages over an ex-post funded system,” She's got a point. 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell SPDR-Financial

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How The Home Buyer Tax Credit Inflated The GDP Number

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 07:26 AM PDT

Is the economy really recovering or was today's GDP number just a sign of an economy on government life support?

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell DJIA DIAMONDSbuy UltraShort Real Estate ProSharessell S&P 500 SPDRsell Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stocksell iShares DJ US Real Estatesell iShares Russell 2000

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Closed End Fund Conference Webcast

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 08:24 AM PDT

The Altman Group's Closed End Fund Conference at the NYSE - webcasted replay Presenting Funds: Zweig Fund(NYSE:ZF) Zweig Total Return Fund(NYSE:ZTR) The Asia Pacific Fund(NYSE:APB) The Greater China Fund (NYSE:GCH) Japan Equity Fund, Inc.(NYSE:JEQ) Blue Chip Value Fund (NYSE:BLU) The Mexico Fund Inc.(NYSE:MXF) Adams Express/Petroleum & Resources (ADX/PEO)

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy Zweig Total Return Fundbuy Greater China Fund, Inc.buy Japan Equity Fundbuy Mexico Fundbuy Asia Pacific Fundbuy Zweig Fund

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Highway Robbery NY State

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 01:46 PM PDT

A new report by NY state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli entitled "Highway Robbery: State's ailing road and bridges robbed; State siphoned money to pay for operations and debt service" tells you all you need to know about just how prosperous the ailing economy really is. 

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares S&P New York Municipal Bond Fundsell Van Kampen Trust for Inv NY Munisell BlackRock New York Municipal Income Trust

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US junk bond demand hits fresh record

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 11:48 PM PDT

Sounds frothy- "The avalanche of money pouring into junk funds is creating a virtuous cycle: As cash pours in, shaky companies are able to refinance debt by selling new bonds, heading off defaults and adding fuel to the junk bond rally."

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Fundsell SPDR Lehman High Yield Bond ETF

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Foodservice Traffic Declines for Fourth Consecutive Quarter

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 11:51 PM PDT

Spending declines for second consecutive quarter, NPD reports

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio

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US health insurers

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 12:13 AM PDT

A more realistic scenario might be that the insurers survive in some form under Obamacare, but see their profitability curtailed. If cash flows are cut in half and never grow with inflation after 2013, the six large insurers still might be worth 40 per cent more than the market now assumes. The patient is in bad shape but should pull through.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: buy iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Providers Index Fund

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Why sovereign bond yields will explode

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 12:14 AM PDT

When will the bond bubble burst? During the current risk rally, central banks have been pumping liquidity into banks to the tune of 6-8 per cent of GDP. Instead of lending this money onto the real economy, banks have either hoarded it in excess reserves or invested it in government bonds. Risk-averse individuals have also been piling into government bonds. That keeps everyone happy: the politicians get cheap money, the commercial banks make money and the central banks keep the sys

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares S&P/Citigroup International Treasury Fund

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Municipal Bond Yields Rise as Week’s Sales Reach Six-Month High

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 12:20 AM PDT

State and local governments led by California sold more than $12 billion of fixed-rate bonds this week, the most in six months, pushing 20-year benchmark tax- exempt yields to their highest level since late August.

ETFDesk users see this as a potential opportunity to: sell iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund

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