Obama’s Summer Vacation By The Numbers – Yahoo News

read more… View photo President Barack Obama, right, rides in a golf cart with former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, left, while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Obama is vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) After two weeks away from the White House, President Barack Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, ends late Sunday. A look, by the numbers, at how Obama spent the time while juggling his responsibilities as president, including monitoring the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri: 14: days, all or part, spent on the island 9: golf outings 1: beach outing, with Michelle Obama and daughter Malia 1: bike ride, with Mrs. Obama and Malia 1: fundraiser headlined, for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee 1: birthday parties attended, for wife of Democratic powerbroker Vernon Jordan 1: interactions with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton while on the island, at the Jordan birthday party 1: jazz concert attended, with Mrs.
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Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

U.S. officials said Monday that Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, and a third said they have already begun, a move that could pave the way for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets in that country. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama was not likely to offer any details about his policy in the region. Earlier this month, Obama signed a $16.3 billion law aimed at easing the long waits that tens of thousands of military veterans had endured to get medical care. The law, a product of rare bipartisanship in the House and Senate, followed reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see VA doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering up months-long wait times for appointments.
Source: http://www.whig.com/story/26368586/obama-addresses-vets-in-trip-laden-with-politics

Obama Authorizes US Surveillance Flights Over Syria, Possible Prelude To Attacking ISIS

airstrike at Mosul Dam, northern Iraq Aug. 21, 2014. Reuters/Youssef Boudlal Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade in Raqqa province, Syria, June 30, 2014. Reuters Previous 1 of 3 Next President Barack Obama has approved surveillance flights over Syria as a possible prelude to attacking Islamic State forced there, The New York Times, CNN and other media reported Monday evening. “There is no decision yet to do strikes, but in order to help make that decision, you want to get as much situational awareness as possible,” a source told the Wall Street Journal .
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Obama to announce new efforts for vets as military engagements loom – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

Would you rather be living in the united states or western europe? United states economy is growing and 2% per year. We are creating jobs. We are debating whether the fed should raise interest rates because there is not enough slack in the economy. Europe is in a different situation. It is hard for him to take a victory lap with so many people feeling as if the economy has not gotten better and wages not increasing.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/nyu-s-henry-says-obama-will-be-remembered-for-saving-economy-4hekBywOQBKeU6GW6C4bOw.html

NYU’s Henry Says Obama Will Be Remembered for Saving Economy: Video – Bloomberg

Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq and Afghanistan. Two wars that literally brought Americans to their knees; turning American citizens into two categories: 1. Those intent on killing for the sake of killing. 2.
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Vanguard High Dividend Yield Etf Experiences Big Inflow – Nasdaq.com

Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of SALESFORCE.COM ( CRM ), up about 4.7% and shares of Mentor Graphics ( MENT ), up about 2.5% on the day. And underperforming other ETFs today is the Oil Services ETF ( OIH ), off about 1.3% in Friday afternoon trading. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing on Friday were shares of Transocean ( RIG ), lower by about 1.9%, and shares of Superior Energy Services (SPN), lower by about 1.8% on the day.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/fridays-etf-movers-igv-oih-cm383095

Pharma ETF Investing 101 http://www.etftradingsignals.com – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

The top 3 holdings of this fund are large-cap pharma companies are Johnson & Johnson (10.41%), Pfizer (9.53%) and Merck (7.77%). The total assets of the fund as of Dec 9, 2013 were $550.9 million representing 39 holdings. The fund’s expense ratio is 0.45% with the dividend yield being 1.12%. The trading volume is roughly 13,464 shares per day. Market Vectors Pharmaceutical (PPH) PPH was launched in Dec 2011 and tracks the Market Vectors U.S.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/pharma-etf-investing-101-etf-news-and-commentary-cm382999

Friday’s ETF Movers: IGV, OIH – NASDAQ.com

(Symbol: PEP) is up about 0.4%, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Symbol: WMT) is up about 0.7%, and McDonald’s Corp (Symbol: MCD) is higher by about 0.2%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of VYM, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, VYM’s low point in its 52 week range is $56.32 per share, with $67.31 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $67.17. 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 .
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/vanguard-high-dividend-yield-etf-experiences-big-inflow-cm383050

Japan ETF Falls Flat As Exporters Stumble – Yahoo Finance

Revenue of $235.70 million was better than the $235.45 million that analysts were expecting. Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ: BONT ) reported its second quarter results. The company lost $1.86 per share, worse than the loss of $1.54 per share analysts were expecting. Revenue of $563.50 million also fell short of the $577.05 million analysts were expecting.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/retail-etf-play-handfuls-retailers-184829913.html

Retail ETF In Play As Handfuls Of Retailers Report Earnings – Yahoo Finance

Japan exchange traded fund investors may want to consider small-cap options to better focus on the growing domestic market. [ Japan Small-Cap ETFs Shine as Large Exporters Face Stronger Yen ] In contrast, small-cap Japanese stocks have been outperforming as they benefit from an expanding local economy. Additionally, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Small Cap Fund ( DXJS ) , which hedges against an appreciating yen currency, is 6.6% higher so far this year. Electronics companies like JVC Kenwood Corp. have experienced declining export revenues, weighing on Japans electrical machinery business, which generated trade surpluses of 7 trillion yen, or $67 billion until 2007 and could fall to a deficit as soon as next year, Bloomberg reports.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/japan-etf-falls-flat-exporters-122045367.html

Us Stocks Snapshot-wall St Falls, But Up For Third Straight Week – Yahoo Finance

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 38.46 points or 0.23 percent, to 17,001.03, the S&P 500 lost 4.01 points or 0.2 percent, to 1,988.36 and the Nasdaq Composite added 6.45 points or 0.14 percent, to 4,538.55. For the week, the Dow is up 2 percent, the S&P is up 1.7 percent and the Nasdaq is up 1.6 percent. It is the strongest week of gains for both the Dow and S&P since April, and the third straight week of gains for all three indexes. (Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by James Dalgleish) Stocks & Offerings
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Tel Aviv Stocks Trail U.S. Peers as Gaza Adds to Concerns – Bloomberg

stock futures were stable. Markets advanced in the previous trading session. The S&P 500 increased 0.3% to close at a record high, just above 1,992. The Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average also ended a touch higher. Related: Fear & Greed Index 2.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/22/investing/premarkets/index.html?section=money_news_international

US stocks mostly down on Yellen speech, Ukraine fears – Yahoo News

In contrast, the Bloomberg Israel-US Equity index, which tracks companies listed in New York, rose 1.4 percent as Mobileye NV (MBLY) , which makes software to avoid car accidents, surged 13 percent. There are more startups per capita in Israel than in any other country, yet the TA-25 has only one technology company among its members. That composition helped it outperform in March and April when a selloff in Internet and biotech stocks hit Israeli listings overseas on concern that valuations had become stretched. Now comes the reversal as local investor sentiment is souring amid slowing growth and the Gaza conflict while the Standard & Poors 500 Index, the benchmark for American equities, has soared to a record.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-23/tel-aviv-stocks-trail-u-s-peers-as-gaza-adds-to-concerns.html

Premarkets: 4 things to know before the open – Aug. 22, 2014

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Gap jumped 5.2 percent as second-quarter earnings rose by nearly 10 percent to $332 million. The apparel retailer also announced plans to enter the Indian market in a franchising deal with Arvind Lifestyle Brand that will lead to about 40 franchise-operated Gap stores in India. Keurig Green Mountain jumped 13.3 percent following a deal with Food giant Kraft to sell Kraft’s branded coffees in Keurig’s brewing systems. Kraft slipped 0.1 percent.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/us-stocks-end-mostly-down-fed-speech-ukraine-201003121.html

Premarkets: 4 things to know before the open – Aug. 22, 2014

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Markets advanced in the previous trading session. The S&P 500 increased 0.3% to close at a record high, just above 1,992. The Nasdaq and Dow Jones Industrial Average also ended a touch higher. Related: Fear & Greed Index 2. Rosneft shares were lower by about 2% in Russia after The Financial Times reported a $2 billion deal with oil trader Vitol has been shelved.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/22/investing/premarkets/index.html

Obama Says Iraq Took Promising Step With New Pm-designate – Yahoo News

View photo U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the humanitarian relief situation in Iraq, at the State Dining By Jeff Mason CHILMARK Mass. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said Iraq had made important strides toward rebuffing a militant group on Monday with the designation of a new prime minister and urged the formation of an inclusive government to address the needs of all Iraqis. “Today Iraq took a promising step forward in this critical effort,” Obama said in brief remarks.
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Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message – Yahoo Sports

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message August 10, 2014 10:39 AM Content preferences Done CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies. Obama welcomed athletes, coaches, families and spectators from around the world to Ohio and the United States as the event began Saturday night. The president said the United States has come a long way in its commitment to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He also noted that some athletes come from places where publicly acknowledging their sexual orientation can put them at risk.
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/obama-opens-gay-games-surprise-143900589–spt.html

Clinton distinguishes herself from Obama policies – Yahoo News

Obama “expressed his strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the White House said in a statement. Both men agreed that Russian intervention in the country would be unacceptable and violate international law unless it is preceded by Ukraine’s consent. Ukraine on Monday agreed to send humanitarian aid, including supplies from Russia, to a separatist stronghold under pressure from Moscow and Western capitals to do more to ease civilian suffering. Russia’s contribution will be part of an international package backed by the U.S. and Europe and to be handled by Ukraine.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/obama-warns-russia-against-further-intervention-in-ukraine-20140811-00971

Obama vow to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion – Yahoo News

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama mistakenly said his Uncle Charlie had helped liberate Auschwitz. Payne’s infantry division liberated Ohrdruf, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Soviet forces liberated Auschwitz as they marched across Poland in January 1945. Payne told The Associated Press at the time that he was “truly astonished” by the attention paid to Obama’s flub, and called his nephew “truly an astounding young man.” Payne minimized his role in the liberation of Ohrdruf, but described the horrors he saw there, including a circle of dead inmates in rags and clearly near starvation when they were killed. “They were there with their tin cups like they were called to get food, then had been machine gunned,” he told the AP.
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Obama Warns Russia Against Further Intervention in Ukraine – NASDAQ.com

The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 48 percent of Democrats believe the children should be cared for until it is safe for them to return home, against 30 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of people who identified themselves as independents. The question of where and how to house the children while they await deportation hearings has stirred strong responses in some communities where shelters were planned. There were fears the youngsters could bring crime and disease to neighborhoods and create an extra burden on public finances. Flag-waving demonstrations took place in border cities like Oracle, Arizona while local government in communities such as such as Murrieta, California, and League City, Texas, voted to reject any plan to build shelters. But the survey showed that the opposition to housing the children is not as widespread as the anti-immigrant images that dominated the media in recent weeks may have suggested.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-vow-speed-deportation-children-odds-public-opinion-052520590.html

Obama’s Great-Uncle Charles Payne Dies at Age 89 – ABC News

The White House said Obama would not attend and, as of Monday, had no plans to see Clinton while they are both on the island. Clinton, who lost to Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, has not said definitively whether she will run in 2016. But her decision to sit down for an in-depth interview about her foreign policy vision and to distinguish herself from the unpopular incumbent for whom she worked is the latest signal she’s seriously preparing for a bid. She described Obama’s “stupid stuff” doctrine as a political message and not his worldview, while also suggesting there’s a middle way to lead. “When you’re down on yourself, and when you are hunkering down and pulling back, you’re not going to make any better decisions than when you were aggressively, belligerently putting yourself forward,” she said. “One issue is that we don’t even tell our own story very well these days.” She expressed adherence to the idea that America has overall been a powerful force for advancing the http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ cause of freedom, despite its missteps.
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Notable Etf Inflow Detected – Eww – Nasdaq.com

The chart below shows the one year price performance of EWW, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, EWW’s low point in its 52 week range is $58.83 per share, with $70.98 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $68.58. 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. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/notable-etf-inflow-detected-eww-cm378263

ETF Preview: ETFs, Futures Higher as Russia Considers Easing Tension With Ukraine; Sentiment Brightens on Upbeat Q2 Productivity – NASDAQ.com

Going forward, McDonald’s is undertaking recovery strategies to restore customers’ trust and confidence. TearLab (TEAR, TLB.TO) shares dropped almost 10% after the in-vitro diagnostic company reported late Thursday weaker-than-expected financial results for Q2 and reduced its outlook for its 2014 revenues. The Q2 net loss was US$5.4 million, or US$0.17 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of US$12 million, or US$0.41 per diluted share, a year earlier. The average estimate by five analysts was for diluted loss per share of US$0.16. Revenue came in at US$5 million, up sharply from US$3.5 million in the same period last year but is still short of the Capital IQ consensus of US$5.1 million.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-higher-as-russia-considers-easing-tension-with-ukraine-sentiment-brightens-on-upbeat-q2-productivity-cm378190

ETF Ideas for Mexico’s New Look http://www.etftradingsignals.com/ Oil Industry – Yahoo Finance

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done ETF Ideas for Mexicos New Look Oil Industry By ETFtrends.com 2 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done Earlier this week, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he will sign legislation, perhaps as early as next week, that will finally end the 75-year run of control over the countrys energy industry by state-owned oil company Pemex.
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Play Goldman’s Bearish Call with These ETFs – ETF News And Commentary – NASDAQ.com

The fund tracks the Dow Jones U.S. Thematic Market Neutral Anti-Beta Total Return Index which is an equal weighted, dollar neutral, sector neutral benchmark. The index identifies the lowest beta stocks and goes long on them, while at the same time going short on the highest beta stocks. The fund invests in equal dollar amounts for both the long and short positions, and looks to profit from the spread return between low and high beta stocks. The fund charges 81 basis points as expenses and has gained 2.8% in the past month. However, investors should note that the fund has failed to attract a decent asset base and as such trades in low volumes of roughly 15,000 shares a day.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/play-goldmans-bearish-call-with-these-etfs-etf-news-and-commentary-cm378164

SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF Experiences Big Outflow – NASDAQ.com

Among the largest underlying components of XHB, in trading today Lowe’s Companies Inc (Symbol: LOW) is up about 1.4%, Whirlpool Corp (Symbol: WHR) is up about 1.4%, and Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: RH) is up by about 2.2%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of XHB, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, XHB’s low point in its 52 week range is $28.16 per share, with $34.27 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $30.10. 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”.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/spdr-sp-homebuilders-etf-experiences-big-outflow-cm378269

Us Stocks Are Rising Despite Geopolitical Trouble – Yahoo News

US stocks gain on signs of easing Ukraine tension – Yahoo News

Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done US stocks are rising despite geopolitical trouble US stocks rising as investors shrug off Iraq bombing, other geopolitical risks; US bonds climb 2 hours ago Content preferences Done NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are trading higher as investors weigh gains in productivity against worsening geopolitical concerns.
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Stocks decline on concerns about global growth – Yahoo News

T. Rowe Price says the leading sectors for high-return stocks included consumer staples, energyand industrials. Furthermore, six-baggers experienced an average decline of 27.1% at some point during their 10-year climb. Preston Athey, who manages the T. Rowe Price Small-Cap what to invest in right now Value Fund (PRSVX), was quoted as saying that there are typically three ways stocks might achieve sixfold gains.
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How To Find High-Return Stocks – Forbes

21st Century Fox rose $1.63, or 5 percent, to $33.96 after reporting better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings late Wednesday. The company got a boost from films including “X-Men,” ”Rio 2,” and “The Fault in Our Stars.” The company was adding to gains from a day earlier after dropping its bid for Time Warner and announcing a stock buyback. View gallery Specialist Charles Boeddinghaus works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursd The gains for stocks were short-lived Thursday. The market started to head lower by lunchtime, and as stocks slumped, bond prices rose.
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