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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Sell On The Pop Prospects: December 8th Edition

December 8, 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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Introducing Our SPY Line Chart Tool

December 8, 2014

This new tool displays a line chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)’s performance starting six months before the market bottom. The tool allows users to compare SPY over the years with a wide variety of other markets to see how various economies and segments of the economy have progressed since the financial crisis.

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Buy On The Dip Prospects: December 8th Edition

December 8, 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: December 7th Edition

December 7, 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 6th Edition

December 6, 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 5th Edition

December 5, 2014

Following the holiday weekend, investors came back to Wall Street in a buying mood and managed to push the S&P 500 Index to fresh highs yet again, with the benchmark settling just below 2,080 ahead of Friday’s employment report. On the data release front, better-than-expected ISM and motor vehicle sales served as tailwinds throughout the week. Overseas, […]

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Low Carbon ETF (LOWC), China Commercial Paper Fund (KCNY), “Switch” ETN (VQTS) Debut

December 4, 2014

U.S. equities got off to a slow start this week, after weak manufacturing data overseas and disappointing Black Friday weekend sales results weighed on stocks. On Tuesday, however, markets managed to shift directions, buoyed by a rebound in the energy sector and stronger construction spending data. Private payrolls, on the other hand, came in below […]

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ETF Pick of the Month: Sell This Commodity on the Pop

December 2, 2014

We are recommending a new short position for the month ahead, which looks to favorably position investors in anticipation of a longer-term downtrend resuming its course. 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 disciplined […]

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ETF Pick of the Month: Buy Where You Have an Ally

December 2, 2014

We are recommending a new long position for the month ahead, which looks to take advantage of a beaten down country from the emerging Europe 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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