I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” -- Steven Wright

Ben Bernanke drew a solid line in the sand last week, announcing that the Federal Reserve was anchoring its rates to the unemployment rate. And, while not an action that changes much in the short term, it could prove to be the start of a more transparent Fed. Read more about ETF Periscope: Fed Offers Anchor as Solution to Choppy Economic Seas

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“If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.” --  George Bernard Shaw

The fact that Washington continues to act out its political theater in somewhat of a vacuum, as if its actions had little impact on the rest of the country, doesn’t seem to be fazing the U.S. equity market a whole lot at the moment. Read more about ETF Periscope: EU Banking Union Likely Will Remain Unconsummated for Now

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“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” -- Mark Twain 

More stimulus for the eurozone is likely in the cards at some point in the near future, as the European Central Bank (ECB) ponders its options in addressing the region’s highest unemployment rate since the euro was established nearly fourteen years ago. Read more about ETF Periscope: Big Unemployment Numbers Across the Pond Remains the Big EU News

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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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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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ETF Periscope: Irrational Exuberance of a Bullish Persuasion

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Persicope

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” -- Groucho Marx

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