Wednesday ETF Roundup: VXX Jumps On Greek Concerns, GLD Creeps Lower
By Stoyan Bojinov:Stock markets had a whirlwind of a day as indexes fluctuated between gains and losses amidst the looming Greek debt negotiations, ultimately closing in shallow green territory. On the home front, the Nasdaq charged ahead, gaining 0.41% on the day, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average just barely pulled off a win, settling 0.04% higher on the day. Crude oil prices were also quite volatile, hitting a high of $100.09 a barrel in the morning, only to settle lower near the $99 level as the trading session drew to a close [see also Doomsday Special: 7 Hard Asset Investments You Can Hold In Your Hand].
With no major economic data releases on the home front today, equity markets took cues from overseas. Switzerland’s unemployment rate came in unchanged at 3.1%, while Germany’s trade balance took a bit of a hit. The trade balance account for the exporting-behemoth came in atComplete Story »