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Actively-Managed ETFs

Over the years, the ETF industry has expanded rapidly, allowing investors to gain access to not only every asset class, but also to various investment strategies. Actively-managed funds, in particular, have become more popular among investors looking for a more cost effective way of tapping into the expertise of management professionals. In this piece, we’ll go under the hood of the five largest actively managed ETFs, highlighting each fund’s expenses, investment strategy, portfolio, performance, and management. [click to continue…]

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The ongoing expansion and evolution of the exchange-traded universe has helped bring previously difficult-to-reach asset classes and strategies to the fingertips of self-directed investors. One of the more compelling strategies that has caught our attention after beating the market in 2013 is the methodology behind the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS). Minyi Chen, the portfolio manager of TTFS, recently took the time to discuss with us the unique strategy that powers one of the most compelling actively-managed ETFs on the market. [click to continue…]

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Activity on the ETF front continued to rise this week as investors welcomed three new funds. So far in 2014, nine new funds have hit the streets; EGShares launched its first suite of EM bond ETFs (SEMF, IEMF, LEMF), while First Trust launched two actively managed income-focused funds that both utilize option strategies, as well as a dividend achievers […]

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This week has seen plenty of activity on the ETF front, with issuers lining up to make a splash in 2014. Earlier, EGShares launched its first suite of EM bond ETFs (SEMF, IEMF, LEMF), while First Trust launched two actively managed income-focused funds, which both utilize option strategies, as well as a dividend achievers fund (FTHI, FTLB, RDVY) [see 7 ETFs To Be […]

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The ETF universe continues to expand in size and popularity as more and more investors have grown comfortable with utilizing exchange-traded funds for everything from establishing core exposure in desired asset classes to using them as tactical trading tools. ETFs have rightfully earned their “easy-to-use” reputation as they have allowed for self-directed investors to access […]

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Innovation remains the key catalyst when it comes to the seemingly endless expansion of the exchange-traded funds universe. Investors of all walks have embraced this product structure as the preferred means for establishing cost-efficient exposure to virtually any asset class around the globe. Furthermore, besides opening up the investment landscape, the proliferation of ETFs has […]

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Though there have been some bumps in the road, 2013 has been a year of smooth sailing for investors as bullish momentum continues to be a dominant force in the market. And as risk appetites continue to rise, more and more investors have poured into equities in hopes of capturing more promising returns. But for […]

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The bull run continues on Wall Street as largely upbeat corporate earnings reports are offering little reasons to sell now. Amid the ongoing wave of optimism permeating the equity market, AdvisorShares is rolling out a one-of-a-kind product that should catch the attention of anyone wary of the market’ steep run-up thus far on the year. […]

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While stocks continue their ascent to all-time-highs during a better than expected earnings season, a number of smaller players are looking to get into the ETF game. Both Syntax Analytics LLC and RiverFront Global Allocation have filed paperwork with the SEC this week to bring their own products to market [for more ETF analysis, make sure […]

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Active ETFs have grown in popularity over the last decade as a great alternative to the traditional assets. With the hands-on approach of a mutual fund but the aggressively cheaper price tag, these ETFs have been a strong hold in previous market conditions and today. With the end of the second quarter just around the […]

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While the bread-and-butter of the ETF industry has been index-tracking products, active ETFs are quickly growing in popularity as several funds have gained critical mass with investors. There are now more than 55 different active ETFs with a combined $13 billion and counting in total assets under management. More importantly, these funds have allowed retail […]

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The sheer growth in the number of ETFs has been staggering. What started off as a simple way to track basic stock and bond market indexes has ballooned outwards quite rapidly. Retail investors now have the ability to use ETFs to access a variety of asset classes once reserved for wealthy or institutional sized investors. […]

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