High-Yield Prospects: July 20th Edition

July 20, 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%.

Read the full article →

Best & Worst Weekly Performers: July 19th Edition

July 19, 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.

Read the full article →

ETF Scorecard – July 18th Edition

July 18, 2014

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 […]

Read the full article →

Two Stock Market Segments Offering Good Value

July 17, 2014

As evident in last Thursday’s European-bank related market jitters, today’s stretched valuations and low market volatility leave stocks vulnerable to bad news, even when the news is relatively minor as was the case last week. And equities in the more expensive market segments are particularly vulnerable. Case in point: U.S. small caps, biotech and Internet […]

Read the full article →

2 Issuers Make Their Debut on Wall Street; Barclays Launches TAPR

July 17, 2014

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 […]

Read the full article →

Sell On The Pop Prospects: July 14th Edition

July 14, 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 […]

Read the full article →

Buy On The Dip Prospects: July 14th Edition

July 14, 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 […]

Read the full article →

How Much of Wall Street’s Major Firms Do ETFs Actually Own?

July 14, 2014

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].

Read the full article →

High-Yield Prospects: July 13th Edition

July 13, 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%.

Read the full article →

Best & Worst Weekly Performers: July 12th Edition

July 12, 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.

Read the full article →

ETF Scorecard – July 11th Edition

July 11, 2014

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 […]

Read the full article →

Barclays Launches Unique ETN; iShares Brings 2 New Funds to Market

July 10, 2014

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 […]

Read the full article →