Daniela Pylypczak is a regular contributor to ETFdb.com, where she has written on topics such as emerging markets ETFs, dividend ETFs, and Europe ETFs. Daniela is also responsible for publishing the popular Monthly ETF Roundup, which highlights all the new exchange-traded funds to begin trading each month.
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The rapid development of the exchange-traded fund industry has brought to market more than 1,500 products for investors to choose from. Most, however, use only a handful of ETFs to build a well-diversified portfolio, but there is an entire line of products that takes this strategy to the extreme, offering access to a complete portfolio through a single equity ticker [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. [click to continue…]
Wall Street was in for another up and down week as investors weighed mixed economic data and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and glances at the ETF industry. It includes the best and worst performers over the past week, the best and worst performers from the past year, and a look at how the nine major sectors are faring in 2014. Note that all leveraged/inverse products have been excluded [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
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It was another up-and-down month for Wall Street in February, as investors weighed a mixed bag of earnings and economic reports. February saw the Philadelphia Federal Reserve index of manufacturing activity fall into negative territory for the first time in nine months; the Fed cited severe winter weather as the primary reason behind the weakness. Retail [...]
Despite a mixed bag of economic reports, this week saw the S&P 500 hit a new record closing high. The Conference board reported consumer confidence falling to 78.1, while the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City home-price index rose 13.4% (slightly below the 13.5% expectations). Bolstering equities on Thursday and Friday, sales of new homes were reported to have [...]
U.S. equities were in for another up-and-down week as mixed economic reports weighed heavily on the markets. U.S. residential construction slid 16% in January, while building permits declined 5.4%. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve index of manufacturing activity was negative for the first time in nine months; the Fed cited severe winter weather as the primary [...]
While U.S. equity markets have gotten off to a rough start in 2014, interest in fixed income securities has finally resurfaced this year. Last year, most bond ETFs struggled to keep up with the equity market’s quick pace, with many funds ending in the red in 2013. But with the Federal Reserve beginning to taper its [...]
Last week, all eyes were on the Federal Reserve as Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report before the House and Senate. After Yellen stated that she expects a great deal of continuity in the Fed’s approach to monetary policy, the Dow snapped its four-day losing streak, rallying 193 points. In other economic news, [...]
Wall Street turned its attention to the Federal Reserve once again this week, as Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report before the House and Senate. After Yellen stated that she expects a great deal of continuity in the Fed’s approach to monetary policy, the Dow snapped its four-day losing streak, rallying 193 [...]
This week, all eyes were of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen as she testified before the House on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report on Tuesday; Yellen is also scheduled to speak today in front of the Senate. On the ETF front, issuers continued to fill the product pipelines, debuting several first-to-market products. On Tuesday, AdvisorShares added to its [...]
Wall Street got off to a rocky start in 2014, with January proving to be the worst month for U.S. equities in more than a year. At the end of the month, the Federal Reserve announced it would cut back further on its stimulus measures, which consequently sent emerging market equities into a tailspin. Emerging markets [...]
Wall Street was in for several up-and-down sessions last week, as worse-than-expected economic reports weighed heavily on the markets. In January, the ISM manufacturing PMI came in at 51.3, the lowest figure since May. In labor news, ADP said that 175,000 private sector jobs were created in January, which was below expectations of 193,000; weekly jobless [...]
Wall Street was in for yet another volatile week as global growth concerns weighed heavily on the markets. On Monday, stocks fell after the January ISM manufacturing PMI came in at 51.3, the lowest figure since May. On the labor front, ADP said that 175,000 private sector jobs were created in January, which was below [...]