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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Best & Worst Weekly Performers: October 4th Edition

October 4, 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 3rd Edition

October 3, 2014

Bearish pressures remained the dominant force on Wall Street for the past week as disappointing economic data releases failed to entice dip-buyers. Investors remained hesitant to re-enter despite the pullback, given looming geopolitical risks and worse-than-expected consumer confidence, ISM, and construction spending data; further weighing on investors’ confidence is the monthly U.S. employment report slated for […]

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Guggenheim Launches ETF First; ARK Investments Makes ETF Debut

October 2, 2014

Wrapping up the third quarter of 2014, three new ETFs made their way into the mix this week. Two funds came from a new player to the ETF ring, as we are beginning to see more and more new issuers trying their hands at the ETF wrapper. Another fund came from a well-known issuer featuring […]

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A Good time to Check Your Bond Portfolio

October 1, 2014

Bond market and currency volatility have been on the rise lately, leaving many investors wondering what they should do in response. My take: I’ve been advocating for a while that investors should rethink their fixed income exposure, given that bond investing today is very different than it was in the past. It’s never accurate to […]

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ETF Pick of the Month: Sell This Risk-Off Bond ETF

October 1, 2014

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

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