This week in ETFs, two new issuers made their debut: BioShares by LifeSci Index Partners and Reality Shares. The two new BioShares funds offer investors a compelling way to make a more targeted play on the fast-growing biotechnology sector. Reality Shares’ new actively-managed ETF provides a new twist on dividend investing, focusing more on the expected growth of dividends instead of yield. [click to continue…]

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Investing in emerging technologies has long been regarded as a strategy reserved for those with a very, very high tolerance for risk. While there is a great deal of uncertainty that is rightfully associated with new technologies, the lucrative upside potential is also undeniable, especially for those with a long-term investment horizon. Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management, recently took time to discuss the newly launched Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF (ARKG).

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The Best and Worst Sector ETFs of 2014

December 16, 2014

After getting off to a shaky start in 2014, U.S. equity markets managed to continue their upward trend, with positive domestic economic data fueling bullish momentum. While major U.S. benchmarks are on track to log in another year of impressive returns in 2014, several corners of the market fared much better than others [see also The Best […]

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Europe: Look for Value, Expect Volatility

December 15, 2014

Like a villain that dies at the end of a horror movie only to be resurrected in its sequel, the threat of Greek political instability is once again stalking financial markets. On Monday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras surprised everyone by moving up the date for a parliamentary vote on a new president, a largely […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects: December 15th Edition

December 15, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects: December 15th Edition

December 15, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2014

December 15, 2014

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 […]

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High-Yield Prospects: December 14th Edition

December 14, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%.

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Best & Worst Weekly Performers: December 13th Edition

December 13, 2014

Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.

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ETF Scorecard – December 12th Edition

December 12, 2014

Profit taking pressures finally swept over Wall Street this week following a prolonged stretch of major equity indexes posting fresh all-time highs. On the home front, some investors stepped to the sidelines following a hint that the Fed might soon change its forward guidance, with regards to the timing of the first rate hike. On […]

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WisdomTree Launches Unique Emerging Market ETF; Deutsche Bank Debuts Euro Hedged Fund (XSOE, DBEZ)

December 11, 2014

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 […]

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What the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Means for ETF Investors

December 9, 2014

Recent developments in China have helped to open the doors to foreign investors, prompting many to re-examine the country’s growth outlook, which is as lucrative as it is riddled with uncertainty. Recently, we had an opportunity to talk with Dodd Kittsley, head of ETF strategy at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, and he shared his insights on what […]

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