From the monthly archives:

June 2013

After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about gold, GBP, and gaming.

As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb CategoriesETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.

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When it comes to commodity investing, there is perhaps no corner of the market more popular than oil. Investors and traders alike have long embraced the fuel for its inherent volatility and lucrative return potential. And whether investors choose to capture exposure through futures or equities, the ETF industry certainly has several compelling options. Adam Patti, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IndexIQ, recently took the time to discuss IndexIQ’s IOIL, highlighting how investors can benefit from investing in the small-cap corner of the oil industry [see also Select Sector SPDR ETFs Head-To-Head].  [click to continue…]

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With a flood of strong economic reports coming in this week, the market saw a much needed uplift in returns. The markets finally seem to be stabilizing after a massive Treasury bond sell off last week and many ETF issuers have taken advantage of the strong market to introduce new funds [For more ETF analysis, […]

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High-Yield Prospects June 27th Edition

by on June 27, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria; first, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%. Second, each of these ETFs also boasts over […]

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Though Wall Street got off to a relatively sour start this week, markets got back on track as investors digested a slew of upbeat economic data. On the housing front, the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City home price index and new home sales both beat analysts’ expectations. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index also topped forecasts, coming in at […]

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Tablets are not a relatively new innovation in the tech world; Microsoft introduced the Tablet PC in 2000, but consumers remained uninterested in the computing innovation for a decade. With the release of the iPad in 2010 the true tablet wars began, with traditional software companies coming head to head with consumer-product producers looking to […]

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U.S. equities closed higher once again today, as investors weighed today’s GDP report against the possibility of the Fed scaling back its bond buying program. According to the Commerce Department, the U.S. economy grew by 1.8% during the first quarter of 2013, revised downward from the previous reading of 2.4%. The underwhelming report had investors […]

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Though Wall Street got off to a relatively rough start this week, investors welcomed several better-than-expected economic reports, which helped bolster U.S. equities. Durable goods orders for May rose 3.6% from April, beating expectations for a 3.2% uptick. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City home price index also topped forecasts, rising 12.1% in April from a year […]

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Money Market Fund ETFs Battle For Inflows: SHV vs. MINT

by on June 26, 2013 | Updated September 19, 2013

While the majority of exchange-traded products are used for long-term investments that can potentially pay off big over time, not all funds are created with this large payout in mind. Enter money market ETFs; this breed of funds has caught the attention of countless investors who are looking to preserve capital and, luckily, there are […]

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A slew of better-than-expected economic reports helped U.S. equities erase most of the previous session’s losses during today’s session. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City home price index was reported to have risen 12.1% in April from a year earlier, topping analysts forecasts of an 11.1% increase. Durable goods orders also beat expectations, rising 3.6% in May from […]

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Stocks kicked off today’s session with a rally thanks to encouraging economic data coming in from around the world. China’s stocks bounced last night after a rough 24 hours of trading, and gains by financials and energy sectors lead the charge in the U.S., but the unanticipated growth in durable goods orders pushed returns back […]

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After suffering tremendous losses during the 2008 housing bubble, real estate investments have managed to claw their way back and are showing promising signs once again. As investors’ fears over housing have abated, interest in this corner of the market has come to the forefront once again, as this asset class offers key diversification benefits […]

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