Better Research for Fixed Income ETF Investors

August 11, 2014

The inevitable interest rate hike has prompted many investors to re-think their equity exposure, and perhaps more importantly, their allocation to bonds in recent weeks. Founded in early 2004, AltaVista Research recently announced the launch of its Fixed Income ETF Coverage via the firm’s ETF Research Center website, which is aimed at helping investors to more favorably […]

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High-Yield Prospects: August 10th Edition

August 10, 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: August 9th Edition

August 9, 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 – August 8th Edition

August 8, 2014

Selling pressures from the prior week have managed to persist in recent days, much to the bulls’ frustration. Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine have kept the doors open for profit-taking as investors’ sentiment has turned from optimistic to fearful in a matter of days. On the home front, little attention has been paid to […]

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Will Retirement Be Part of Your Retirement?

August 7, 2014

Retirement is changing. The question is how? A scan of retirement headlines suggests that it’s largely negative, driven by overburdened retirement structures and elderly people working minimum wage jobs long into their so-called Golden Years. I think the reality is more complex, and a lot of it is simply the recognition that we have new […]

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Direxion Launches Billionaire ETF; First Trust Debuts Short Maturity Fund (IBLN, FTSM)

August 7, 2014

The ETF world continued to widen the investing universe this week, as two new funds debuted. There are now approximately 1,650 U.S.-listed ETFs that are currently active with well over $2 trillion in total assets. Though exchange traded products still have a ways to go before they de-throne mutual funds, their low cost and transparent […]

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How ETFs Simplify Expat Wealth Management

August 5, 2014

The evolution of the ETF universe has helped to democratize the investment landscape over the years, allowing for self-directed investors to easily access virtually any corner of the global market, and do so in a cost-efficient and transparent manner. The advantages of the exchange-traded product structure have also caught the eye of asset managers servicing […]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects: August 4th Edition

August 4, 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: August 4th Edition

August 4, 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: August 3rd Edition

August 3, 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: August 2nd Edition

August 2, 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 Pick of the Month: Sell the Most Vulnerable Sector

August 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 pullback. No one knows when the much-awaited correction will start, but when it does come around, this recommended short position could return a handsome profit. Below, we outline our investment thesis and […]

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