Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Higher Following Fischer Comments – Nasdaq.com

Wednesday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Technology & Communications – Forbes

If that be so, geopolitical learn more tensions might escalate further and in turn dampen the global recovery Given these woes, risk-averse investors are treading cautiously, while some are even dumping stocks and junk bonds in favor of safe haven assets to protect their portfolio from capital erosion. During the week ended August 6, investors redeemed $16.41 billion from stock mutual funds and ETFs, the largest weekly outflow since February. Below we have highlighted three safe haven ETFs that investors can consider adding to their portfolios in the current volatility. These products are likely to gain should the turmoil worsen and the volatility in the market continues to escalate further (read: 5 Inverse ETFs for A Shaky Market ).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/3-safe-haven-etfs-to-beat-a-summer-slowdown-etf-news-and-commentary-cm379686

has signed a 31.6 MW supply agreement with Gestamp Solar, a leading Spanish developer and operator of utility-scale PV systems for a solar power plant in Daigo, Japan. YGE will deliver more than 125,000 multicyrstalline YGE 60 Cell Series modules to Gestamp Solar from October 2014 to February 2015. Commodities Crude was up 0.1%; natural gas was up 0.7%. United States Oil Fund (USO) was up 0.2%; United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) was flat.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-higher-following-fischer-comments-cm378735

Chinese Doctor Uses Google Glass To Broadcast Surgery | Fox Business

11 from Chicago , where the mining company is based. The old process created too much regulatory, legal and reputational risk. Under the new system, participants will enter orders electronically to trade at a proposed starting price, according to Chicago-based CME. If theres no match between buy and sell orders, an algorithm picks a new price for a second round of bidding. Each round should last no more than 30 seconds, and those taking part will be able to see volumes of bids and offers, the CME said. Participants also will be able to see total volumes traded at the set price. Wont Notice Coeur, which sells all its silver through or using the fix, says it expects the switch to an electronic system to be successful.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-14/silver-price-going-electronic-in-quest-for-transparency.html

3 Safe Haven ETFs to Beat a Summer Slowdown – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

The surgery was performed by Chen Yunfeng — an orthopedic surgeon at a Chinese hospital known for its skills in reattachment of severed limbs — who live-cast the operation with the Google Glass’s 500-megapixel camera. But this may be just the beginning, reports said, as the facility when Chen works, Shanghai 6th People’s Hospital, is in talks with app developers to further explore the possibility of on-site man-machine interactions, the state-run Wenwei newspaper reported. One possibility, a hospital official was quoted as saying, would involve doctors performing sugery based on 3-D images displayed in the Google Glass. Copyright 2014 MarketWatch, Inc. Cisco announced plans to cut 6,000 jobs, or 8% of its workforce, as the technology bellwether reported another quarter of declines in its recently completed fiscal year.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/08/14/chinese-doctor-uses-google-glass-to-broadcast-surgery/

Silver Price Going Electronic in Quest for Transparency – Bloomberg

One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which is up 0.8% in midday trading, and up 10.46% on a year-to-date basis. Intel, meanwhile, is up 33.19% year-to-date, and Micron Technology is up 44.09% year-to-date. Combined, INTC and MU make up approximately 4.7% of the underlying holdings of XLK. Click here to find out 25 Dividend Giants Widely Held By ETFs Comparing these stocks and ETFs on a trailing twelve month basis, below is a relative stock price performance chart, with each of the symbols shown in a different color as labeled in the legend at the bottom: Heres a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Wednesday.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/08/13/wednesday-sector-leaders-healthcare-technology-communications/

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