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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…]

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As earnings season unfolds, markets continue to flirt with all-time highs. Despite skeptics looking for any reason to sell, the bull market has continued as benchmarks inch their way higher. Though most eyes have been fixated on the reports of some of the largest companies in the world, two new ETFs made their debut this week, which investors should take a minute to study [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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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 […]

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In the dog days of summer, the ETF world tends to slow down, as markets often see less volume while investors take a breather to enjoy the nice weather. Likewise, ETF launches tend to slow down for a few months before picking up steam later in the year. Still, there are new products that are hitting […]

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After debuting the ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN (FMLP) earlier this month, UBS rolled out a leveraged version of the same product. Yesterday marked the official launch of the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN (LMLP), which adds leverage to an already unique strategy [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The ETF world is entering the summer slowdown, a time when trading volumes recede and ETF launches taper off for a few months. But that did not stop two issuers from collectively debuting five new products this week, as investors now have a handful of new funds to chew on. Direxion launched a leveraged product […]

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It’s been another up and down week on Wall Street, as investors continue to digest mixed earnings and economic reports. Small cap stocks were hit particularly hard on Tuesday, with the Russell 2000 Index (IWM) falling 1.5% during the session. On the macro front, investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s April meeting [see Owning […]

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Wall Street got off to a relatively good start this week, as investors weighed mixed earnings and economic reports. On the macro front, China’s HSBC’s manufacturing PMI came in at 48.1; readings below 50 signal contraction. The U.S. non-manufacturing sector, however, picked up steam in April, with PMI coming in at 55.2. Elsewhere, investors turned […]

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Markets continue their back-and-forth streak as earnings season stretches on. Thus far, investors have had a mixed bag of results to chew on, with some major blue chips exceeding expectations only to have others disappoint. Major benchmarks are still looking to break through resistance and continue the bull run that defined 2013. On top of […]

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