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John Burke

About John Burke

John T. Burke, Jr., Investing Editor, is based in Miami, Florida and joined Wall Street Sector Selector in March of 2012. John covers ETFs, major financial markets, global economic developments, and significant investment trends today. With decades of experience as a practicing attorney, he offers top level insight and analysis of the current investing environment.

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Hot Stocks on Thursday, July 24

Hot Stocks on Thursday, July 24

Merger talks put Trulia and Zillow in the number one and number four positions on our hot stocks list for Thursday

Semiconductor Sector Feels the Heat

Semiconductor Sector Feels the Heat

The summer heat has been tough on the semiconductor sector, as the major semiconductor ETFs are falling below their support levels

Mixed Economic News from the Chicago Federal Reserve

Mixed Economic News from the Chicago Federal Reserve

The latest economic news from the Chicago Fed revealed that growth “decelerated slightly” in June

Third Consecutive Record High for the S&P 500

Third Consecutive Record High for the S&P 500

A surprising drop in the week’s initial unemployment claims helped send the S&P 500 to a record intraday high for the third, consecutive day.

Hot Stocks on Wednesday, July 23

Hot Stocks on Wednesday, July 23

The leader of our hot stocks list for Wednesday made a 295-percent gain

Biotech ETFs Jump Beyond 2 Percent

Biotech ETFs Jump Beyond 2 Percent

Just one week after the Federal Reserve sank the biotech sector, the four major biotech ETFs were back at their July 14 levels

Another Record High for the S&P 500

Another Record High for the S&P 500

Upbeat earnings reports combined with hopes that the Fed would delay increasing the federal funds rate, to send the S&P 500 to a new record high

Hot Stocks on Tuesday, July 22

Hot Stocks on Tuesday, July 22

Net Element led our hot stocks list for a second consecutive day

Biotech ETFs Continue to Recover

Biotech ETFs Continue to Recover

Just one week after the Federal Reserve sank the biotech sector, the four major biotech ETFs were back above their 50-day moving averages

Earnings and Economic Reports Boost Stock Market

Earnings and Economic Reports Boost Stock Market

Upbeat earnings reports combined with favorable economic data to give the stock market a lift on Tuesday

Hot Stocks on Monday, July 21

Hot Stocks on Monday, July 21

Mobile payments company leads our hot stocks list for Monday

Another Tough Day for 3D Printing Stocks

Another Tough Day for 3D Printing Stocks

Although 3D Printing Stocks were able to make some big gains on Friday, the pendulum swung back in the other direction on Monday

Investors Remain Cautious on Monday

Investors Remain Cautious on Monday

As events in Gaza and the Ukraine continued to deteriorate, investors’ enthusiasm remained relatively tame on Monday

One Step Beyond with FOMC Member Richard Fisher

One Step Beyond with FOMC Member Richard Fisher

Dallas Federal Reserve President and FOMC member Richard Fisher took us one step beyond the Fed’s Monetary Policy Report

Global Optimism Declines: Weekly International ETF Report

Global Optimism Declines: Weekly International ETF Report

Reduced confidence levels in the Eurozone and emerging markets sends the level of global business optimism lower.

Fed Report Sends Gold Falling: Weekly Gold ETF Update

Fed Report Sends Gold Falling: Weekly Gold ETF Update

The release of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy report sent gold prices so low that the Malaysian airliner attack did not offset the drop

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