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The S&P Equal Weight ETF (RSP) hit markets in 2003 and offered a unique spin on investing in the S&P 500. Its equal weight approach to the famed index quickly garnered attention as it outperformed the likes of SPY over a number of periods. As time has gone on, many have speculated (and even accused), that RSP’s portfolio is nothing more than a flashy mid-cap fund, as its performance has been eerily close to other funds of that nature [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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ETFs have found their way into countless portfolios over the years thanks to the efficiency of the exchange-traded product structure; day traders have embraced these funds for their unparalleled liquidity and precision, while investors have taken advantage of the low-cost and diversification features. While there’s more than a handful of reasons why ETFs are better than mutual funds, at the heart of the matter lies one straightforward advantage: cost [see The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective]. 

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Technology is advancing more and more quickly as the years go on, so it is no surprise to see this sector gain popularity among investors.  As such, technology ETFs have become investor favorites, as Wall Street continues to buzz about a number of tech firms that are continually rolling out never-before-seen products. When it comes […]

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The bull market rages on as optimism levels remain elevated thanks to the latest upbeat GDP and employment reports coupled with supportive monetary policy on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean; the Fed’s decision to start tapering remains on hold, while overseas the European Central Bank cut its benchmark rate to a record low of […]

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Major U.S. equity indexes advanced cautiously higher on Wednesday as looming worries over Syria kept a lid on investors’ confidence while Apple’s lackluster performance on the day dragged on the S&P 500 Index. With few data releases slated to take place the rest of this week, all eyes are now fixed on next week’s Fed […]

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Apple has long been one of the most talked about securities on the market, as its meteoric rise took the investing world by storm. But lately, analysts seem to be discrediting the technology giant, fearing that the well is running dry and the firm is failing to find new ways to innovate. This sentiment has […]

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Six months have passed in 2013 and the financial world has had plenty to buzz about. From a bull run in U.S. to worries over the stability of the global economy, the first half of the year has been one of the most memorable stretches the investing world has seen in a long time. Already, […]

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U.S. equity markets rallied to kick off the week following encouraging election news out of Italy over the weekend along with upbeat results from Caterpillar , which hinted at an uptick in output from China. Corporate earnings will remain at the center of attention this week as more industry bellwethers step up to the plate, including reports […]

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The sheer growth in the number of ETFs has been staggering. What started off as a simple way to track basic stock and bond market indexes has ballooned outwards quite rapidly. Retail investors now have the ability to use ETFs to access a variety of asset classes once reserved for wealthy or institutional sized investors. […]

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Buying pressures permeated the marketplace on Thursday as upbeat economic data overshadowed lackluster earnings. The S&P 500 Index briefly peered past the 1,500 level marking yet another five-year high, and ultimately settled around 1,494 as the closing bell rang. Bellwether Apple (AAPL) missed the mark and shares tumbled upwards of 12% on the day as investors expressed […]

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Few sectors of the economy have proven to be Wall Street game changers over the years, as our highly interconnected global market sometimes leaves little room for uncorrelated returns. Technological innovation and development, however, is perhaps one of the most crucial corners of the market, as this industry continues to be one of the few “growth” […]

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Optimism and upbeat earnings carried markets higher for yet another session. The S&P 500 Index continues to inch closer and closer to the psychologically important 1,500 mark, with benchmark settling right at 1,496 as the closing bell rang on Wednesday. On the economic front, FHFA home price data came in line with expectations, posting a […]

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