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Major equity indexes quietly inched higher all week as a quiet scene on the economic data reporting front left the door open for the bulls following last week’s short-lived tumble. With no major developments taking place overseas, investors’ confidence returned as they were able to focus more on earnings season at home; upbeat earnings across the tech sector from Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, spurred buying interest and the S&P 500 Index advanced closer and closer to the psychologically important 2,000 level [see also How Well Do Defensive ETFs Actually Work?]. 
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How to Use ETF Database

by on July 18, 2014 | Updated August 15, 2014

Here at ETF Database, we offer a suite of tools and resources to help you make better, informed decisions when it comes to your investments. In an effort to help you take full advantage of everything we offer, below we outline some of our most popular and useful features below: [click to continue…]

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Major equity indexes inched higher to kick off the week only to make way for the bears in later trading sessions as uncertainty returned to the market. The Volatility Index (VIX) skyrocketed more than 30%, and the S&P 500 Index sank 1.18%, on Thursday after news of a downed passenger airplane over Ukraine raised concerns over […]

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On March 12, 1996, iShares launched a suite of 17 single-country focused ETFs, all of which still trade to this day. It marked iShares’ entrance into the ETF world and the third launch in the history of the industry. A lot has happened since these funds made their debut, including recessions, bull runs, and a number […]

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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].

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Bearish pressures swept over Wall Street this past week as the bulls had to step aside after European debt woes resurfaced and rattled investors’ confidence in the already anemic recovery taking place in the overseas currency bloc. Sell orders swarmed European markets and spilled over onto the home front after Portugal’s largest publicly traded bank, Banco […]

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One of the most frustrating aspects of investing is hindsight. The could have, should have, would have mentality has nagged every investor at some point or another. It can be easy to look back and think of what you should have invested in at the time, but it’s impossible to know future outcomes in the […]

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It was another back and forth week on the Street, as major indexes are still looking to find a meaningful direction. Revised GDP showed a contraction of 2.9% for the first quarter, but markets paid little attention to the negative surprise. As the bull run continues to drag on, more and more analysts are hopping in […]

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Sometimes, trying to describe ETFs and how they operate can be a little dry. We decided to spice things up and highlight some of the most crucial points surrounding ETFs using animated GIFs.

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Major equity indexes quietly kicked off the week, as many kept a close watch on Iraq while the mid-week Fed meeting took center stage at home. Much to the bears’ growing frustrations, policymakers didn’t drop any hints of an earlier-than-expected rate hike, and as such, equity markets took the opportunity to continue their stellar rally. […]

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Major equity indexes kicked off the week on a strong note only to lose momentum and give way to profit taking pressures as the trading days progressed. On the home front, economic data releases were fairly quiet with the NFIB small business index posting a better-than-expected gain while retail sales fell just just short of […]

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Major equity indexes inched higher throughout the week amid encouraging data releases at home. Investors cheered on improving ISM data and motor vehicle sales, while the lackluster ADP employment report received little to no attention. Overseas, the ECB stole the headlines yesterday when it finally announced the much-awaited rate cut, dropping its benchmark rate to […]

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