david trainerHaving too many choices can be intimidating. And there are definitely lots of choices when it comes to ETFs. For example, in the equity market alone, there 30+ technology sector ETFs, 35 "large cap value," and 20 financial ETFs. A very healthy selection abounds for every category of ETF. Read more about Picking The Diamonds Out of The ETF Rough

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The usual suspects of Materials, Industrials, Financials and Energy continue to lead this unstable market both up and down. Technology has been less volatile, and in fact it has been tracking closely with Healthcare lately. These two also happen to rank the highest this week in Sabrient’s SectorCast ETF rankings. Read more about Sector Detector: Healthcare and Technology get cozy together

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Last week, the stock market gave us epic swings. Bears came out with predictions of global economic meltdown as the market tanked, and then bulls came out trumpeting once-in-a-generation valuations when the market bounced. Read more about Sector Detector: Volatility moderates, but indecision remains

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david trainerProShares Ultra Semiconductors (USD) is our top pick among the 25 ETFs we analyzed for our 3Q11 update on the “Best & Worst Tech Sector ETFs." Read more about Tech Sector ETF Rankings for 3Q11

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david trainerThe market decline experienced thus far is closer to its beginning rather than its end. Recent market rises are likely just flashes in the pan.

There is nothing that politicians or regulators can do to prevent the natural price discovery that is critical to the long-term health of our capitalist system.

The market needs to go down again before it can sustain any future rise.

Though the Federal government avoided a debt default with an eleventh hour deal for raising the debt ceiling, investors are apparently unimpressed—especially given the uninspiring economic reports. This week, the Commerce Department reported that personal spending in June fell for the first time in two years. This was coupled with the weak ISM manufacturing report and last Friday’s weak GDP report. Read more about SECTOR DETECTOR: Eleventh-hour debt deal fails to impress investors

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%&$#?@! the Government

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems Read more about %&$#?@! the Government

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As the market has shown renewed strength, Technology and Energy have been leaders. Apple (AAPL) gave a stellar earnings report and hit another record high. IBM (IBM) also chipped in this week with a great report. However, Yahoo! Read more about Sector Detector: Market Raises its Glass to Apple and “Gang of 6”

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