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Sep 19, 2010

MarketWatch Special Financial Services: ETF Investing. September 19th., 2010

ETF Investing: Investors flock to emerging markets ETFs
By John Spence MarketWatch

Investors have been pumping money into emerging markets ETFs, which are now close to their year-to-date highs. 

By Chuck Jaffe MarketWatch

ETFs give ordinary investors the same tools as big institutional funds, but that’s not a license to trade. 

Mining Interactive: Zeal Intelligence Weekly -"Cheap Commodities Stocks" by Adam Hamilton.

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MarketWatch : Ten Top Videos | This Week's Top Videos | Best Videso Of The Week.September 18th., 2010


Weekly Roundup
SEPTEMBER 18, 2010

The week's top videos

By MarketWatch

In case you missed them, here are the top 10 videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of Sept. 6-10:

Revolution Investing: Apple going to $1,000

With $40 billion in cash on its balance sheet, Apple can grow earnings 30% to 40% and reach a $1,000 stock price by 2015, according to MarketWatch newsletter writer Cody Willard, who points to the company's power in apps. Veronica Dagher reports.
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Revolution Investing: There are apps for that

Investing in Apple and Google are the simplest and purest plays in the app sector, and both are not only cheap but also cheaper than the S&P 500, according to MarketWatch newsletter writer Cody Willard. Veronica Dagher reports.
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Nokia launches Its new smartphone

Phone maker Nokia this week presented a new line-up of advanced smartphones to help it regain lost ground in the premium handset market.
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Screening for the best stock screens

There are still worthwhile stock screeners at lesser-known Web sites out there, reports Clare McKeen.
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Mossberg: Reading with the iPad's e-reader apps

WSJ's Personal Technology columnist Walt Mossberg takes a look the iPad's three major e-reader apps -- Apple's iBooks app, Amazon's Kindle app and Barnes & Noble's Nook app. He tells you which is the slickest, the most comprehensive and the friendliest.
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Dell flips concept of iPad-style tablet

Dell's forthcoming tablet device, the Duo, flips the iPad-like tablet concept around. WSJ's Don Clark has the details.
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IBM Chief on PCs and Mark Hurd

IBM CEO Samuel Palmisano said the PC industry has been dead for years and slammed H-P., criticizing his biggest rival's strategy and its former leader, Mark Hurd. Spencer Ante reports.
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A dimmer view of homeownership

The American dream of owning a home has lost some of its allure after years of falling home prices and owners facing financial ruin, a new survey by Fannie Mae shows. Nick Timiraos discusses.
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Home-loan modification survival tips

If you're among the millions of homeowners struggling to keep your house, Andrea Coombes offers advice from homeowners who've already gone through the sometimes grueling government-assistance process known as HAMP, in her Personal Finance Minute.
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What's up on the roof? Goats!

Goats grazing atop Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant in Wisconsin have been a popular attraction since 1973. So when another business started horning in on the roof-goat action, the Johnson's decided it was time to butt heads. Stu Woo reports.
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MarketWatc :Personal Finance Daily : This week's Personal Finance Stories. September 18th., 2010

Personal Finance Daily
SEPTEMBER 18, 2010

This week's top Personal Finance stories

By MarketWatch

In case you missed them, here are the top 10 Personal Finance stories from MarketWatch for the week of Sept. 13 to 17:

Investing extra dollars: mortgage versus stocks

With mortgage rates at near-record lows, some homeowners now face an investment decision with their extra cash: Pay down the mortgage or take advantage of those low rates and invest the money in stocks.
Read more on investing extra dollars: mortgage versus stocks.

Merger activity poses risks for workers

From Hewlett-Packard's purchase of 3Par and ArcSight to mining giant BHP Billiton's $38.6 billion takeover bid for Canadian fertilizer firm Potash Corp., companies are ramping up their merger activity. That may be good news for investors and consumers — but workers often pay a price.
Read more on merger activity poses risks for workers.

Don't bring bedbugs home when you travel

Reports of bedbug infestations are on the rise, and that's news to strike fear into the hearts of frequent travelers.
Read more on don't bring bedbugs home when you travel.

Poverty rate highest since 1994: Census

The poverty rate in the United States rose to 14.3% in 2009, the highest since 1994, up from 13.2% in 2008, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.
Read more on poverty rate highest since 1994.

U.S. retirement income deficit: $6.6 trillion

The gap between what Americans need for retirement and the amount they have saved is a staggering $6.6 trillion, Retirement USA, a coalition of workers' groups, said in a study published Wednesday.
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Your smart phone says a lot about you

If you use the iPhone you may be likelier to have more sexual partners than users of other popular smart phones, new data suggest. Meanwhile, BlackBerry owners tend to be more business-minded and Android users are bird lovers.
Read more on your smart phone says a lot about you.

Buy inflation protection on the cheap

We don't know when inflation might rear its ugly head. But long before it does, you might want to own a mix of investments designed to protect your portfolio against rising prices, rising interest rates, and falling bond prices.
Read more on buy inflation protection on the cheap.

Zero percent for your money!

Two years ago this week, the Reserve Primary Fund — the first money-market mutual fund — "broke the buck," meaning its share price dropped below the standard of $1. The fund, bloated with paper from Lehman Brothers when the Wall St.
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Last-minute mortgage changes cost buyer

A first-time home buyer says her mortgage broker pulled a bait-and-switch — changing the terms of her mortgage loan right before she got to the closing table. But Lew Sichelman, in Realty Q&A, says it's more likely her own fault.
Read more on last-minute mortgage changes cost buyer.

Insure your college kid's laptop, and more

It's that time of year when parents are helping to move their children into college. Cars are stuffed to the brim with the must-haves: a laptop, portable music player, cell phone, DVDs, gaming system and more.
Read more on insure your college kid's laptop, and more.