Winners and Losers of the Dollar’s Recent Ascent

November 12, 2014

As the end of 2014 approaches, a few key themes are becoming evident: an unexpected drop in interest rates, the relative strength of the U.S. economy and the rally in the U.S. dollar. The dollar, as measured by the U.S. Dollar Index, has rallied roughly 10% from its spring lows and now stands at the […]

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Inside AMZA: Where Active Management Meets MLPs

November 11, 2014

We recently had an opportunity to talk with Jay D. Hatfield, a seasoned Wall Street veteran, who is the fund manager behind the newcomer InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA). In this Q&A, he offers his insights regarding the MLP space as a whole in addition to taking a deep dive under the hood of AMZA.

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Sell On The Pop Prospects: November 10th Edition

November 10, 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: November 10th Edition

November 10, 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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An ETF First Coming Soon: Non-Transparent Funds

November 10, 2014

The exchange-traded fund industry has certainly come a long way since the debut of SPY in 1993. Now there are over 1,600 products to choose from, with assets totaling over $2 trillion. The rise and popularity of these products are in part thanks to their key advantages over mutual funds, which include lower expenses, intra-day tradability, […]

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High-Yield Prospects: November 9th Edition

November 9, 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: November 8th Edition

November 8, 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 – November 7th Edition

November 7, 2014

The bulls remain in the drivers’ seat as buyers managed to push major indexes higher even after the steep ascent seen last week on Wall Street. For the most part, however, many have remained on the sidelines this week in anticipation of Friday’s monthly employment report. In other data releases, investors cheered on upbeat motor […]

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First Trust Launches 3 ETFs (FPXI, FEMB, LMBS); Cambria Debuts Global Momentum Fund (GMOM)

November 6, 2014

U.S. equities traded slightly higher on Wednesday, following the conclusion of the midterm elections, where Republicans managed to take control of Congress. In economic news, ADP’s private sector payrolls rose by 230,000 in October, coming in above the expected 220,000 gain. The Institute for Supply Management reading on U.S. services was also reported, coming in […]

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What Stimulus Overseas could mean for U.S. Investors

November 5, 2014

Stocks advanced again last week, driven by an improving economic picture and an encouraging earnings season by U.S. companies.But a stronger economy comes with a flip side: less need for monetary stimulus. Moreover, as I discuss in my new weekly commentary, major central banks are now diverging in their monetary policies, a dynamic we saw […]

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ETF Pick of the Month: Sell This Overvalued Sector ETF

November 3, 2014

We are recommending a new short position for the month ahead, which looks to favorably position investors in the event of an unexpected broad market sell-off in November. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and […]

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ETF Pick of the Month: Contrarian Opportunity in a Country ETF

November 3, 2014

We are recommending a new long position for the month ahead, which looks to take advantage of a beatdown country from the emerging markets equity asset class. Below, we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice […]

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