Jared Cummans

Jared Cummans is an ETF Writer for ETFdb.com, where he contributes on a daily basis. Jared's articles have been featured in a number of financial publications, including Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. He joined the ETFdb team in 2010 and has quickly grown to be one of the most influential authors in the industry. His ETF interests include dividend products as well as the leveraged/inverse space. 

Jared graduated from DePaul University with a degree in finance and currently lives in Chicago.

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2014 took investors on another wild ride, as markets continued their impressive bull run. Despite a slump in October that had many calling for a prolonged correction, equities resumed their bullish pattern and are up over 12% for the year. It was also a year where dividend-paying ETFs remained in the limelight. Though the Fed has hinted at raising rates, there still is no definitive timeline for when rates will climb from their near-zero levels. With that in mind, investors have been searching for yield to add a steady income stream to their portfolios [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETFdb Daily Roundup].  [click to continue…]

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2014 has been another strong year for the ETF industry, as we have seen more than 175 new funds hit the market as issuers continue to expand the options available at investors’ fingertips. That number rose again this week as two issuers squeezed in the debut of unique ETFs before the year comes to a close [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETFdb Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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Introducing Our SPY Line Chart Tool

by on December 8, 2014 | Updated December 12, 2014

This new tool displays a line chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)’s performance starting six months before the market bottom. The tool allows users to compare SPY over the years with a wide variety of other markets to see how various economies and segments of the economy have progressed since the financial crisis.

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As the U.S. observes Thanksgiving today, markets will be closed as families gather to celebrate the national holiday. Of course, one of the most prevalent traditions for every Thanksgiving is to eat turkey. In the spirit of the holiday we decided to take a dive into a different kind of turkey. The MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) […]

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Markets are sitting near all-time highs, and despite all of the bumps along the road, it seems that the bull run has yet to be disbanded. While this has been great for those who have been invested for some time, it makes it difficult for those who wish to put their money somewhere, as it is […]

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Bill Gross shocked the investing world on September 26, 2014 when he announced that he would be leaving PIMCO for rival Janus Capital Group. Gross co-founded PIMCO and spent over 40 years earning a name as one of the most famous fixed income managers of all time, which made his exit all the more surprising. Since […]

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The ETF world got a little bigger this week, as three new funds opened up for trading with unique strategies for investors to consider.

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Global X teamed up with JPMorgan’s indexes to launch two new fund-of-funds last week, marking two unique entries into the ETF world.

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Vident Financial expanded its ETF lineup today, making the move into the fixed income space. The issuer was previously known for two funds, the International Equity Fund (VIDI), and the Core U.S. Equity ETF (VUSE). Both of these funds have been relatively successful, which bodes well for the product Vident launched this morning [for more ETF news […]

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Wrapping up the third quarter of 2014, three new ETFs made their way into the mix this week. Two funds came from a new player to the ETF ring, as we are beginning to see more and more new issuers trying their hands at the ETF wrapper. Another fund came from a well-known issuer featuring […]

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Two ETFs made their trading debut this past week, with one continuing the trend of income for investors while another seeks similar exposure from an unfamiliar face. Below, we highlight these two new ETFs and what investors need to know about each [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup].

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The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) was in for a wake-up call in 2013. Until that calendar year, the ETF had never suffered an annual loss, only to see 2013 drag the fund down by nearly 30%. GLD has bounced back this year, but investors still appeared to be spooked, as the precious metal ETF continues […]

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