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Invest Like a Billionaire: Under the Hood of the IBLN ETF

by on November 3, 2014 | Updated November 4, 2014

ETFs have undeniably opened up the doors to asset classes that were previously accessible only by sophisticated and institutional investors. Through the use of a single ticker, retail investors can now tap into virtually any market around the globe; whether it’s trading commodities, volatility, and currencies, or investing in emerging markets, there’s no shortage of viable instruments thanks to the ongoing expansion of the exchange-traded universe [try our Free ETF Screener]. 

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New Highs & Lows January 11th Edition

by on January 11, 2014

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over 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. [click to continue…]

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Though the Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced the 16000 mark earlier this week, investors turned their attention to the Fed once again as the latest FOMC minutes were released. In the minutes, policy makers “generally expected that the data would prove consistent with the committee’s outlook for ongoing improvement in labor market conditions and would […]

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New Highs & Lows September 21st Edition

by on September 21, 2013

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over 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 […]

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New Highs & Lows August 3rd Edition

by on August 3, 2013

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over 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 […]

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Twenty years ago when State Street introduced its broad stock market tracker, the SPDR S&P 500 , many investment advisors and market professionals viewed it as a fad. When the fund was launched, the SPDR only had $6.5 million in assets; today, it has become a $123 billion juggernaut and represents about 6.4% of all […]

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The proliferation of exchange-traded products has opened up previously difficult-to-reach corners of the investing landscape, allowing for retail investors with online brokerage accounts to access virtually any asset class in an easy, cost-efficient manner. While passive, index-based ETFs have found their way into countless portfolios, many are turning to more innovative funds in search of […]

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With issuers big and small continuously filling the development pipeline, the exchange-traded product lineup is inching closer and closer to the 1,500 mark. Innovation has always been one of the guiding pillars in the ETF industry and the debut of Exchange Traded Concepts only marks another stride forward in democratizing the investment landscape. Exchange Traded Concepts, ETC for short, recently […]

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AdvisorShares, one of the largest issuers of active ETFs, made another addition to its lineup this week with the debut of a fund that will seek to capture results of long/short hedge fund managers. The new QAM Equity Hedge ETF (QEH) will employ an active long/short strategy that will seek to outperform about half of […]

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Innovation remains a driving force in the ETF industry as the lineup of tools continues to grow, allowing for mainstream investors to easily access previously difficult-to-reach strategies and corners of the global market. One of the more recent strides towards democratizing the investment process comes in the form of the AlphaClone Alternative Alpha ETF (ALFA). […]

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Global X announced today the launch of a new ETF that will be based on top holding of hedge fund managers, essentially arming investors with a tool to replicate the strategies implemented by some of the world’s most sophisticated and most successful money managers. The new Top Guru Holdings Index ETF (GURU) will be linked […]

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The past week was a wild one on Wall Street: the stock market tumble was capped with a disappointing jobs report and a steep slide to finish trading on Friday. After closing out one of the worst months of the past several years, June got off on the wrong foot after an official jobs report […]

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