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ETF Industry

Technology is advancing more and more quickly as the years go on, so it is no surprise to see this sector gain popularity among investors.  As such, technology ETFs have become investor favorites, as Wall Street continues to buzz about a number of tech firms that are continually rolling out never-before-seen products. When it comes time to choose the right tech ETF for you, the options can be a bit overwhelming, as there are over 30 options to choose from. [click to continue…]

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101 #ETFFunFacts

by on April 17, 2014

The ETF industry has been growing for more than two decades, as exchange traded products have cracked the investing space wide open. With nearly $3 trillion in total global assets, it is clear that these vehicles are here to stay. To better educate our audience, we offer 101 ETF fun facts that many investors probably are not aware of. To share a fun fact, simply click the “Tweet this!” caption next to the phrase. [click to continue…]

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From boom to bust to bubble, the ups and downs on Wall Street have proven to be a blessing for some investors’ portfolios and a curse for others. Calling the tops and picking the bottoms in the market is an easy chore, only in retrospect of course. While it’s true that past performance is no [...]

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Making the right call on whether we’re headed for a bull or bear market is only half the battle; knowing which sectors are poised to outperform, given the prevailing economic conditions, is how many professional money managers “beat the market.” Commonly referred to as sector rotation, this timeless investing approach revolves around picking market leaders [...]

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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: [...]

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Following a worrisome close last week, major equity indexes managed to rebound in the first half of the week thanks to reassuring words from policymakers; optimism returned to Wall Street as the latest Fed minutes release emphasized that accommodative policy is still its top priority. Amid the rebound, however, profit taking pressures still resonated strongly, [...]

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Since markets bottomed in March of 2009, few assets have let up in their relentless run, as the recent bull market has been one of the strongest in recent history. Still, while funds like SPY and DIA have been roaring forward, not all ETFs have been able to enjoy the same success. After taking a [...]

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10 of the Best ETF Trades of All Time

by on April 8, 2014 | Updated April 11, 2014

We take a stroll down memory lane with perfect hindsight and look at some of the best ETF trades of all time, highlighting their performance as well as any noteworthy lessons from each case.

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Markets have struggled to find positive momentum in 2014, but this week saw a glimmer of hope, as SPY hit a record close of $188.86 on Wednesday. For the most part, all eyes have been fixated on today’s unemployment numbers, which will come out in just a few hours. Thus far in 2014, harsh winter [...]

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It has been five years since the current bull run began, as the S&P 500 has gained 170% since its bottom in March of 2009. SPY, along with approximately 150 other funds, have enjoyed five straight years of gains as a result, but few can tout six years of consecutive gains. In fact, there are [...]

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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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Stock splits and reverse splits are a commonplace practice in the investing world and have been in place for quite some time. A company may choose to split their stock to make the price more affordable and attractive to potential investors or may reverse split to stay on a particular trading exchange (a number of [...]

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