Thursday ETF Roundup: VXX Surprisingly Pops, DBA Slips Lower
By Stoyan Bojinov:Today was a peculiar day for the markets as indexes got off to a shaky start, but managed to recover their lost ground, while volatility ticked higher amidst the plethora of good news. On the home front, the Nasdaq led the way higher, gaining 0.39% on the day, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged behind, posting a 0.05% gain on the day. Greece has reportedly reached an agreement with policymakers, although the deal has not yet been officially finalized.
Investors at home rejoiced over better-than-expected economic data. Jobless claims came in at 358,000, beating analysts’ expectations of 370,000, while wholesale inventories also expanded by 1% after coming in flat last month. In international news, both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank kept their interest rates unchanged at 0.50% and 1.00% respectively. Gold’s price action on the day was volatile as investors digested news surrounding the pendingComplete Story »