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10 Best Days Ever for the VIX ETN

by on September 17, 2014

Barclays’ S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) was one of the first funds to offer investors access to the CBOE Volatility Index, also known as the “Fear Index.” Because the VIX tracks the implied volatility of the S&P 500, traders and investors alike use the index as a way to gauge the overall level of uncertainty in the markets. As such, the VIX ETN has also become a popular and useful tool, making it one of the most heavily traded exchange-traded funds. [click to continue…]

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Since the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) made its debut in 1993, the ETF industry has slowly but surely flourished over the last two decades, quickly becoming a valuable tool for investors and traders alike. From plain vanilla funds to hyper-targeted ETFs, the wide array of options has made it possible for investors to tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe, including some previously hard to reach places. In this piece, we highlight how the ETF industry has made it possible for investors to access securities that would be hard to invest in otherwise [see 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask]. [click to continue…]

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While it is fair to say that the ETF industry as a whole has changed the investing world, there are also specific products that have changed the investing world forever. Here, we outline five ETFs that forever changed Wall Street upon their debut.

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Sometimes, trying to describe ETFs and how they operate can be a little dry. We decided to spice things up and highlight some of the most crucial points surrounding ETFs using animated GIFs.

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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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Sell On The Pop Prospects February 3rd Edition

by on February 3, 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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Best & Worst Weekly Performers February 1st Edition

by on February 1, 2014 | Updated February 7, 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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Sell On The Pop Prospects January 27th Edition

by on January 27, 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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2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year in over a decade. But while many were focused on the gains of broad benchmarks, a number of funds and securities were having quite an interesting year – some good, some […]

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Though this year was largely marked by an insatiable bull-run, not every ETF was able to prosper. There were a select few segments in the market that struggled to stay afloat, dragging down a number of ETFs in the process. More specifically, precious metals and volatility had a pathetic outing in 2013, as a handful […]

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When it comes to investing, hindsight is always 20-20. There are dozens of occasions when the “could have, should have” mentality applies to making portfolio allocations, especially if you missed out on big gains. There are, however, situations in which investors can breathe a sigh of relief that they did not execute certain positions that […]

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Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events that forever shifted how assets are allocated. While some years have seen markets prosper, others have watched them slip into a tailspin, dragging down various economies with them. From the bursting of the internet bubble to […]

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