Among the largest underlying components of IYF, in trading today American International Group Inc (Symbol: AIG) is up about 0.4%, MetLife Inc (Symbol: MET) is trading flat, and Morgan Stanley (Symbol: MS) is lower by about 0.6%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of IYF, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, IYF’s low point in its 52 week range is $71.08 per share, with $84.29 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $81.73. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
Notable ETF Inflow Detected – IYF, AIG, MET, MS – NASDAQ.com
The mandatory practice, [link] called v-notching, requires lobstermen to mark the tail flipper of any egg-bearing lobster they catch and then let it go. The notch alerts other lobstermen that lobster is off-limits and helps ensure the future of the species. State officials say about 66 percent of egg-bearing females surveyed in 2013 were v-notched, down from nearly 80 percent in 2008. The decline comes at a time when the state’s lobster catch has boomed from about 70 million pounds in 2008 to more than 125 million pounds in 2013.
The Best Way to Invest in Real Estate – NASDAQ.com
Yes, you have to live somewhere, but when you think of your home as an investment, you should expect a return — and historically those returns have been mediocre. On average, home prices are up 70% over the last 14 years. That makes for an average annual return of about 4%. Add in the cost of inflation and that return is cut to roughly 1.5% annually. Over the same time, an investment in a REIT like Realty Income — that rents property to retail chains like Walgreens , FedEx , and Dollar General — or Simon Property Group , which owns malls all over the country, would have generated an average annual return of 18% and 21%, respectively. 6.
ETF Preview: Broad Market ETFs Decline in Line With Stock Futures – NASDAQ.com
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EMC Now #75 Largest Company, Surpassing Accenture – Forbes
( NYSE: EMC ) has taken over the #75 spot from Accenture plc ( NYSE: ACN ), according to The Online Investor . Click here to find out the top S&P 500 components ordered by average analyst rating Market capitalization is an important data point for investors to keep an eye on, for various reasons. The most basic reason is that it gives a true comparison of the value attributed by the stock market to a given companys stock. Many beginning investors look at one stock trading at $10 and another trading at $20 and mistakenly think the latter company is worth twice as much that of course is a completely meaningless comparison without knowing how many shares of each company exist.
FairPoint, unions fail to agree on new pact before deadline, but negotiations will continue | Fox Business
FairPoint Communications and two unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have failed to agree on a contract, but workers will remain on the job under the old contract while talks continue. Negotiators broke off talks at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, an hour and a half before the contract expired. Mike Spillane from Local 2326 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Vermont says the two sides are still “miles apart” but he hopes they can reach a deal. He says talks will resume in coming days. Union workers are unhappy with proposed changes to health and retirement benefits, and the company’s efforts to hire nonunion workers.