It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.” -- Winston Churchill

With the US equity markets hitting new highs on what seems a daily basis as of late, investors may be forgiven if they haven’t been tracking the European economy as closely as they had in the recent past, when the Eurozone seemed to be in perpetual crisis mode. Read more about ETF Periscope: Is This a Good Time to Short the Eurozone?

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The Eurozone has mainly been off the virtual front page of the financial section for the majority of the year to date. And for investors who may be wondering what all the quiet is about, wonder no more. For the moment at least, the single-currency union has been playing nice and may offer investors an opportunity to jump back into the water, or at least stick in a toe. Read more about ETF Periscope: Is the Eurozone Robust Enough to Qualify as a Buy?

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Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Eurozone has been sinking into a steady and extended recession, and if there is some reason for that trend to reverse itself in the near future, it isn’t an obvious one at the moment. Read more about ETF Periscope: Is the Eurozone About to Shake Up Wall Street Again?

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“Nothing like a little judicious levity.”-- Robert Louis Stevenson

A few weeks back, when word hit Wall Street that the Cyprus government planned to impose an across-the-board tax on the depositors of its two biggest banks, the major indices fell sharply and quickly. Read more about ETF Periscope: Warning Bells On Cypress Continue to Toll for Investors

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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. “ -- Mark Twain

So far, the month of January is proving to be a solid win for the Bulls. And, while the major market mover for the remainder of the month probably will be found in the earning season numbers yet to come, a series of macroeconomic trends seem as if support for the upward trend should continue, perhaps deep into the first quarter of the year. Read more about ETF Periscope: Macroeconomic Outlook Could Paint a Pretty Picture for US Market

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"The Pain in Spain: More Room for a Short ETF Bet?"

Sabrient's Daniel Sckolnik was quoted at length in this article by Ronald Fink in Institutional Investor:

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“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” -- Buddha

You may forgive Wall Street if it is acting a bit giddy as of late. It has just come off one of its best first quarters in over ten years, and after the wild ride of 2011, who can blame it for a round or two of light-headed celebration? Read more about ETF Periscope: The Pain in Spain is Unlikely to Stay on the Plain

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“If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.” -- Steven Wright

As the World Economic Forum (WEF) wraps up its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Sunday, a large chunk of its agenda will be reexamined around the table of the first European Union summit of 2012, which convenes on Monday. Read more about ETF Periscope: Davos Sounds Similar Notes to What the Upcoming EU Summit Will Be Singing

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“Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.” --  Henry Miller


The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose by almost a full percentage point on Friday, but like so many aspects of the current market, that number is somewhat misleading. Read more about ETF Periscope: Bulls Gain Steam, but Euro-Zone Concerns Bear Close Watch

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“As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.”  -- Martin Cruz Smith

Beneath the daily noise of the continuing saga know as the European Union sovereign debt crisis, there is a strong underlying tremor going on, one that might eventually shake out as a major shift in the alignment of global financial power. Read more about ETF Periscope: Was That a Seismic Shift In the Global Economy We Just Felt?

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