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October 29, 2014
Weekly ETF Report

The Fed Says Bye Bye to QE Before we get into the details of the Fed’s decision to end its bond buying program, and what that means going forward, I want to make an exciting announcement. The Weekly ETF Report is moving to a new day, Friday. The change will start next week on Friday, Nov. 7. We will no longer be publishing each Wednesday. One big reason for this change has to do with the schedule of my weekly podcast, Doug Fabian’s ETF Strategies. That podcast is broadcast Friday mornings, so along with the new publication day for the Weekly ETF Report, you’ll get an audio link to the latest 30-minute-plus recap of what’s going on in the markets, as well as all of the action in the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). So, be sure to mark your calendars, as next week you’ll be receiving your Weekly ETF Report on Friday, not on Wednesday. Now, let’s focus on the Fed. As was widely anticipated, today the Federal Reserve announced the end of its massive bond-buying program. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced that it would no longer purchase mortgage-backed and Treasury assets, also known as quantitative easing (QE), although it did so basically by omission. While I think the Fed getting out of the money-printing business is a good thing for the overall health of the economy, when it comes to the short- and medium-term effect on the equity markets, things may not be so healthy. Consider […]

October 24, 2014
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October 22, 2014
Weekly ETF Report

Snap Back: Is the Correction Over? After last week’s severe drubbing in stocks, the mass of buy-and-hold investors out there is starting to let out a huge sigh of relief. I can’t say that I blame them, especially after last Wednesday’s huge 460-point intraday Dow drop. Since then, the market has made a notable comeback, but does this mean that the correction is over? I dare say not. In fact, it’s typical to see a “snap back” rally in markets, particularly after a sharp correction that’s taken the major indices down below their long-term, 200-day moving averages. It should go without saying that markets rarely go straight down, so to see a settling and a subsequent rebound in this market is something to be expected. To put things into perspective, consider the chart here of the Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT). As you can see, equities have seen a nice rebound off of last week’s lows. However, we also can see that stocks remain in a downtrend, trading below key support at the 200-day moving average. One thing that helped markets gain a bit of ground last week was chatter from Federal Reserve officials hinting that there could be a continuation of quantitative easing (QE). One official even suggested that the market pullback could be a reason to keep printing more money. My fear here is what this market is going to do if and when the Fed finally does end QE and when interest rates finally start to creep […]

October 17, 2014
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How the Federal Reserve's Ending of Quantitative Easing will Impact the Market

October 29, 2014

The Fed Says Bye Bye to QE Before we get into the details of the Fed’s decision to end its bond buying program, and what that means going forward, I want to make an exciting announcement. The Weekly ETF Report is moving to a new day, Friday. The change will start next week on Friday, Nov. 7. We will no longer be publishing each Wednesday. One big reason for this change has to do with the schedule of my weekly podcast, Doug Fabian’s ETF Strategies. That podcast is broadcast Friday mornings, so along with the new publication day for the Weekly ETF Report, you’ll get an audio link to the latest 30-minute-plus recap of what’s going on in the markets, as well as all of the action in the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). So, be sure to mark your calendars, as next week you’ll be receiving your Weekly ETF Report on Friday, not on Wednesday. Now, let’s focus on the Fed. As was widely anticipated, today the Federal Reserve announced the end of its massive bond-buying program. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced that it would no longer purchase mortgage-backed and Treasury assets, also known as quantitative easing (QE), although it did...

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