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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This week, Wall Street digested the latest U.S. GDP data, which came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.0% in the second quarter. For the first half of 2014, the economy managed to eke out positive growth, expanding at a 0.9% pace [see How Well Do Defensive ETFs Actually Work?]. [click to continue…]
It’s been a busy week for Wall Street, with investors digesting a slew of earnings and economic reports. On the earnings front, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Intel managed to beat analyst earnings and revenue expectations, while Bank of America reported a 43% drop in profit, as well as a $650 million settlement with AIG over private lawsuits tied to mortgages [see How Much of Wall Street's Major Firms Do ETFs Actually Own?]. [click to continue…]
With over 1,600 exchange traded products to choose from, investors have access to nearly every corner of the investable universe. From hyper-targeted funds, to unique quant-based strategies, to plain-vanilla core building blocks, ETFs invest in essentially every type of security [see 7 Underappreciated Core ETFs].
One of the most attractive advantages of the exchange-traded fund industry is the ability for investors to easily tap into foreign equity markets. Prior to ETFs, mutual funds were the only vehicles available for individual investors to gain broad, diversified exposure to stocks outside of the U.S.. Thankfully, there are now plenty of low-cost ETF options that […]
While the rapid development of the ETF industry has made it easy for mainstream investors to tap into virtually any asset class, many still prefer to utilize these investment vehicles as building blocks for their portfolios. These “core” holdings are often plain-vanilla funds, like the S&P 500 ETF (SPY), and though they are not the most “unique” […]
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%.
Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.
Wall Street has been in for another round of up-and-down sessions so far this week, as investors digested several economic reports as well as escalating turmoil in Iraq. In economic news, the New York Federal Reserve’s Empire State index of manufacturing activity rose to 19.3 in May, while industrial production rose 0.6%. Investors also kept a close […]
Over the years, more and more investors have come to embrace the exchange-traded fund structure. For the most part, many have chosen ETFs over mutual funds because of the significantly lower expense, as well as the ability to trade these securities throughout the day [see Understanding the Mutual Fund vs. ETF Cost Difference].
As investors took a breather after a string of records on Wall Street, ETF issuers have been quite busy this month. Last week, State Street debuted four foreign equity ETFs, while iShares launched three style funds. This week, investors once again saw a slew of launches – 13 in total. Credit Suisse, UBS, iShares and State […]
So much for a summer slowdown. The last few weeks have seen a handful of new ETFs make their debut and today is no exception. State Street will launch four equity products that focus on overseas investing, while iShares focused three of its new launches abroad as well [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to […]
With over 1,600 exchange-traded funds to choose from, investors can essentially tap into any corner of the investable universe. Perhaps one of the most popular markets has been ETFs that offer exposure to equities outside of the U.S.. Not only do these funds add great diversification benefits, but they are significantly less expensive than mutual […]