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March was a month of ups and downs, with the S&P reaching record highs and the European Union scrambling to clean up after the banking crisis in Cyprus. Small businesses and retail sales enjoyed a strong month, with positive effects spilling over into other areas of the U.S. markets. Investors were kept on their toes near the end of March, as the small island nation of Cyrus announced its plans to impose a tax on bank depositors, leaving many fearing that this drastic policy action could spill over to other nations in the currency bloc. With the addition of North Korea threatening war with every nation in reach, it’s no surprise that investors are ending March nervous and preparing for another market slowdown [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

After the rush of new products in the ETF space in the previous months, the introduction of four new funds in March may seem relatively slow, but the market is likely to pick up again due to the number of ETFs that where filed since the beginning of the year [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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Best And Worst All-ETF Portfolios In 2012

by on January 2, 2013

Major equity indexes clinched gains during what many would characterize as a “roller coaster” year; the S&P 500′s upward trajectory was interrupted on several occasions by everything from Greek debt drama to post-election fiscal cliff fears. With 2012 in the history books we take a moment to recap the best and worst performing all-ETF model portfolios during a year characterized by resurfacing debt drama on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and signs of improving economic recovery [Download Free 7 Simple & Cheap All-ETF Portfolios].

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In the current environment, there are many investors who are seeking out dividend-paying stocks to be core holdings within their portfolios as a way to both reduce overall volatility and enhance yield. Many investors are attracted to dividend-paying stocks since dividend payouts are often a sign that the stock is a healthy investment. Additionally, dividends […]

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Interest in dividend-paying stocks has surged over the past several years with this asset sub-class emerging as a popular choice for those looking to bolster income and smooth overall volatility. Given the current environment, it shouldn’t be surprising that there has also been a surge in the number of dividend-focused ETFs; there are more than […]

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Dividend ETFs: Going Beyond The United States

by on September 5, 2012 | Updated September 24, 2012

Even with recent talks by the Fed calling for another round of stimulus for the U.S. economy, domestic investors are looking for a place to invest outside of the United States in the hopes of achieving more lucrative returns. These same investors may wish to consider adding dividend-paying stocks to their foreign assets, as this asset […]

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The evolution of the ETF industry has brought forth previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market to the fingertips of mainstream investors. Commodities in particular have seen a surge in popularity as investors have embraced the exchange-traded product wrapper as the preferred means for accessing this potentially lucrative asset class. The ETF universe is vast however, […]

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Highlighting Seven Unique Dividend ETFs

by on June 25, 2012 | Updated July 25, 2012

Dividend-paying stocks continue to be a popular investment theme in the low rate, high volatility environment. With expectations for record low yields on traditional sources of income expected to continue for the foreseeable future, more and more investors (both large and small) are seeking out dividend payers as a critical component of their portfolios. While […]

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2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts

by on December 6, 2011

2011 has been arguably one the busiest ever for the ETF industry, as we are on pace to break through 300 new launches for the year. As we rapidly approach 1,400 total funds in the space, it can be a daunting task to try and keep up with the tidal wave of new products that […]

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The Easy-As-ABC ETFdb Portfolio is now available to ETFdb Pro members, offering an option for those who wish to construct a portfolio that offers well-rounded exposure to Australia, Brazil, and Canada. This portfolio may appeal to risk-tolerant investors who wish to position themselves favorably across these commodity-rich nations as the global economic recovery picks up […]

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In recent years ETFs have become increasingly popular as means of establishing cost efficient, low maintenance exposure to time-tested investment strategies. Russell recently rolled out a line of “investment discipline ETFs” that essentially automate the construction of portfolios consistent with various portfolio management techniques, including Growth at a Reasonable Price (GRPC), Contrarian (CNTR), and Low […]

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June was another interesting month for markets around the world as a number of important events transpired over the past few weeks. The Federal Reserve meeting came and went without much of a hitch as Bernanke called for the end of QE at the end of the month but suggested that the economy was still […]

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With another disappointing week in the books, anxiety is beginning to spike among investors. The past several days saw most major benchmarks decline sharply, as dismal economic indicators hammering equity markets and many commodities struggled to hold their ground as well. The sell-offs hammered some of our actionable ETF ideas for the week, though one […]

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