Carolyn supports the ETFdb analyst team, and contributes articles to the daily newsletter along with managing Pro content such as the creation of ETFdb Portfolios and Edge. She also is a key member of both the sales and ETFdb membership support teams. She graduated with a Bachelors in Finance from DePaul University in the spring of 2013 and has a special interest in international ETFs.
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By Dodd Kittsley, CFA, Head of Global ETP Market Trends Research
It’s always a good idea to check in on your portfolio to make sure it’s still giving you the exposure you originally intended. But just like eating an apple a day or flossing every night, most of us tend to ignore this kind of well-intentioned advice. However, something I’m seeing in exchange traded product (ETP) flows and a chart my team put together recently made me think twice about ignoring my portfolio – especially when it comes to my emerging market holdings [see The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective].
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Master limited partnerships (MLPs) have long been popular with investors looking for tax-advantaged income from investments, and MLPs’ introduction to the ETF space has been a huge success. Generally focused on natural resources, this relatively new sectors of ETFs has brought in a new style of investing, with funds seeing a huge influx of investments. With [...]
After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Brazil, Banks, and Buy/Write. As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories, ETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.
After yet another strong week in the market, ETF issuers Index IQ and WisdomTree both filed paperwork with the SEC, looking to introduce some new funds into their already huge portfolio. While Index IQ is looking to reach deeper into the actively managed space, WisdomTree’s new partnership with Vident Financial has led to one of the [...]
The fixed income corner of the ETF industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, as investors have become increasingly comfortable with achieving fixed income exposure through government bond ETFs. While most investors have gradually eased their “home country bias” on the equity side of their portfolios, many have limited their holdings of international government [...]
With many investors shedding their home country bias, opportunities in all market conditions have become the main staple for a diversified portfolio, and finding the next up and coming economy can lead to huge payoffs. The Middle East and Africa have been particularly overlooked, as these regions of the world have largely been inaccessible to mainstream investors [...]
U.S. markets were down yesterday morning even after another strong week in the domestic market, due to the expectations of a negative federal retail sales report. To the surprise of many, April sales were not as bad as expected, but the lackluster report was not impressive enough to inspire confidence in traders. All blame for a low [...]
After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Australia, Aluminum, and Aerospace. As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories, ETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.
Wall Street is coming out of earnings season with more steam than before. Even though not all reports were positive, it seems that investors are unwilling to allow anything to slow down returns. With this in mind, it is no surprise that the ETF industry is booming; April alone saw the introduction of 18 new [...]
While May continues to be a strong month for investors, ETF issuers ArrowShares is looking to introduce its second ETF to market. Encouraged by the growing success of its first high yield fund, , this Maryland-based firm filed earlier this week for a bond fund [see ETF Database Launch Center].
Preferred stock ETFs have become a big hit with some investors. These ETFs offer “hybrid” exposure that has delivered strong returns and provided valuable diversification benefits to traditional portfolios by combining the benefits of both traditional equities and bonds. Of this specialized universe of funds, two stand out as consumer favorites with easily some of the highest average trading [...]