Daniela Pylypczak

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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Daniela Pylypczak

Though some may disagree, exchange-traded funds have certainly proved their worth over the years. With more than 1,500 products to choose from, more and more investors have turned to the ETF wrapper, embracing the vehicles’ low-costs, efficiency, and many other advantages. Consequently, total assets of the ETF industry have swelled to over $1.7 trillion [see also 7 Charts to Put the ETF Industry in Perspective]. [click to continue…]

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There is no denying that the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY’s debut in 1993. With over 1,500 products to choose from, the possibilities are essentially endless for investors, as the low-cost and efficient ETF wrapper allows investors to tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe [see Foreign ETFs: How Other Countries Stack Up]. [click to continue…]

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During both of President Obama’s election campaigns, energy seemed to be one of the hottest topics of debate. Both sides of the political fence argued for continued growth and expansion of the U.S. energy industry; the ideal means of achieving this goal, however, were quite different according to each candidate [see Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things [...]

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Mixed economic reports from across the globe combined with rising geopolitical tensions in Ukraine weighed heavily on the markets in March. Investors digested several key political moves this month, with President Obama announcing sanctions against key individuals in Putin’s inner circle, as well as the U.S.’s willingness to impose additional sanctions should Russia not reverse [...]

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U.S. equities struggled to build momentum again this week, as mixed economic reports weighed on the markets. Also adding to looming uncertainty, investors digested President Obama’s statement concerning the possibility of additional sanctions against Russia. To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and glances at the [...]

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The rapid expansion and development of the ETF industry has made it easy and cost-effective for mainstream investors to tap into virtually any asset class. And though there are many products out there that allow investors to add exposure to hyper-targeted markets, most utilize the investment vehicles as core holdings in their portfolios [see How To Pick The [...]

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Investors digested a slew of economic data this week, as well as the Fed’s latest policy statement. On Thursday, the central bank pulled back to $55 billion from $65 billion for its monthly bond-buying program. The Fed also eliminated the reference to the 6.5% unemployment rate as a threshold to consider raising rates; furthermore, several Fed officials projected [...]

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In the ETF space, there is no fund more prolific than the SPDR S&P 500 ETF . Launched in 1993, SPY was the first ever exchange-traded product, and more than two decades after its debut, SPY is joined by over 1,500 ETPs that are available to investors. The fund currently has more than $158 billion [...]

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Last week, investors saw a handful of funds make their debut, including First Trusts’ Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF and AdvisorShares’ YieldPro ETF . This week, ETF issuers continued to fill the product pipelines, with five new funds hitting the street. First Trust added two more funds, while Global X added to its “Guru” family and [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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