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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review – Week Ending 8/19/2016

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week The Olympic Vacation Is Over Macro Markets were again very tame last week as the Olympics continued and wound down. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 14 basis points, the S&P 500 dropped two basis points, the NASDAQ added nine basis points and the Russell 2000 was the big mover with a 0.56% gain. With Q2 earnings season just about over, Yahoo Finance reports that although the beat rate (results versus estimates) was strong, earnings fell 3.9% and revenue declined 1.0%. The history of earnings recessions leading to economic recessions is not good so it will be interesting to see if negative interest rates...

Which way is the stock market headed?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Laif Meidell, Market Insight

By Laif Meidell, CMT, President of American Wealth Management, and Portfolio Manager of the AdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (NYSE Arca: MATH) and the AdvisorShares Market Adaptive Unconstrained Income ETF (NASDAQ: MAUI)   Stocks closed higher for the second day in a row on Thursday much to many investors’ surprise, as the Standard and Poor’s 500 gained 0.22 percent and the Nasdaq Composite followed suit also up 0.22 percent on the day. Some investors may be asking themselves, “Was the two-day decline on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week enough to refresh the stock market?” It’s been several weeks now since we have seen a meaningful decline in the...

The Worst Months Of The Year!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

By Roger Nusbaum, AdvisorShares ETF Strategist   In late July Bespoke Investment Group posted a table of average returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average for each of the 12 months of the year*. Over the last 20 years, August has been down 45% of the time an average of 1.30% and September has been down 50% of the time with an average decline of 0.70%. The month of October, when all bad things happen, is actually up 75% of the time with an average gain of 2.13%. The refrain that so goes January, so goes the rest of the year also seems to fail as January has been...

The US Fixed Income Market

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Market Insight, Peritus Asset Management

By Heather Rupp, CFA, Director of Communications and Research Analyst for Peritus Asset Management, Sub-Advisor of the AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF (NYSE Arca: HYLD)   The U.S. fixed income market is massive at around $40 trillion.1 The largest subcategory is U.S. Treasury debt.  Mortgages represent the second largest single subcategory of the bond market; this helps to explain why problems in the mortgage market nearly took down the entire financial system in 2008.  Yet, a sizable 22% of the fixed income universe is represented by “corporate credit” through leveraged (floating rate bank) loans, high yield bonds and investment grade corporate bonds, together making this category even larger than the...

AdvisorShares Active ETF Market Share Update – Week Ending 8/12/2016

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Active ETF Reports, ETF Strategist

Assets in actively managed ETFs increased by $219 million, or 0.82%, to $26.788 billion. The overall fund count held steady last week at 150. The gains were spread across several fund providers including $102 million to First Trust, $85 million to PIMCO and $56 million for State Street. The only decliner of note was iShares, which endured a $45 million hit. There was also several categories with large gains. Global Bond brought in $73 million, Short Term Bond was good for $71 million and Alternative Income chipped-in with $61 million. US Equity contracted by $41 million. To subscribe to our full monthly report, please register at http://www.advisorshares.com/ (note the...

Nothing is Going Well for Japan

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Dennis Gartman, Market Insight

August 15, 2016 Dennis Gartman is editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, and strategic advisor of the AdvisorShares Gartman Currency Hedged Gold ETFs (GEUR & GYEN). He regularly contributes to AlphaBaskets and lends his institutional insight to educate advisors and investors about commodities and the forex markets, including about trading gold in different currency terms.   The Yen is once again sharply higher while the EUR is marginally so, and the Yen’s strength is all the more surprising in light of the fact that Japanese GDP reported earlier today was well below expectations. Ahead of the report, the consensus was that growth in the Japanese economy in the...

8/15/16 Macro Update

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Laif Meidell, Macro Update

Please listen to American Wealth Management’s Laif Meidell and Heidi Foster discuss the latest events and trends across the markets in their weekly Macro Update. Mr. Meidell also serves as portfolio manager of the AdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (NYSE Arca: MATH) and the AdvisorShares Market Adaptive Unconstrained Income ETF (NASDAQ: MAUI).  ...

AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review – Week Ending 8/12/2016

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in ETF Strategist, Market Insight

Highlights of the Prior Week Markets Take The Week Off To Watch The Olympics Macro The Olympic Games are of course well under way marking the quadrennial time where we collectively become a whole lot more interested in swimming, gymnastics and team handball (check it out if you are unfamiliar). Rio’s time zone proximity makes it very easy to watch the games during the day which might contribute to the very flat week for markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 16 basis points, the S&P 500 inched ahead by four basis points, the NASDAQ was the big big winner with a 22 basis point advance and the Russell...

Earnings Reports Aid Stocks Early

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Laif Meidell, Market Insight

By Laif Meidell, CMT, President of American Wealth Management, and Portfolio Manager of the AdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (NYSE Arca: MATH) and the AdvisorShares Market Adaptive Unconstrained Income ETF (NASDAQ: MAUI)   Just when some investors appeared to be heading for the exits over the past day or two, U.S. stocks got off to a positive start on Thursday after some retail companies released earnings that were better than analysts had expected during the morning hours. Investors plowed back into the stock market shortly after the opening bell, with the major market averages making most of their gains in the first five minutes of the day, then spending...

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