The Beginning of a Bear Market?

October 15, 2014

As of Monday’s close, the S&P 500 was down roughly 6.5% year-to-date, while the broader global MSCI ACWI Index was down around 9% in dollar terms. Meanwhile, other segments of the market are already in correction territory (down 10% or more year-to-date). Emerging markets were off 10% at the lows, U.S. small caps down 13% […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects: October 13th Edition

October 13, 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: October 13th Edition

October 13, 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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High-Yield Prospects: October 12th Edition

October 12, 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: October 11th Edition

October 11, 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 – October 10th Edition

October 10, 2014

Back-and-forth trading has been a dominant theme over the past week as selling pressures from the end of September have spilled over into October and are paving quite a volatile road for major equity indexes. The release of the Fed minutes on Wednesday served as fuel for the massive rally seen across Wall Street, and […]

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Renaissance Launches International IPO ETF (IPOS)

October 9, 2014

This week, Wall Street got off to yet another sour start, with major equity indexes closing in the red. On Wednesday, stocks took a small breather after two straight down days. The third quarter earnings season also kicked off this week, with aluminum producer and bellwether Alcoa (AA) posting its results on Wednesday after the closing […]

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Questioning Your Bonds? 3 Questions to Ask Your Advisor

October 7, 2014

Uncertainty is in the air, particularly if you’re a fixed income investor. As BlackRock’s Chief Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich wrote earlier this week, bond investing is different today than it was in the past. And that may well mean that what you were doing in the past, doesn’t work quite the same (or as well) […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects: October 6th Edition

October 6, 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: October 6th Edition

October 6, 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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Exploring the Rise of ETF Managed Portfolios

October 6, 2014

ETFs have managed to find their way into countless portfolios over the years, as investors of all walks have embraced this vehicle as the preferred means of employing low-cost, diversified strategies. More recently, the rise of ETF managed portfolios has caught the attention of individual investors and financial advisors alike; professionally managed portfolios that utilize ETFs […]

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High-Yield Prospects: October 5th Edition

October 5, 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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