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ETF Alternatives to the Most Popular Mutual Funds

by on June 11, 2014 | Updated June 12, 2014

With over 1,600 exchange-traded funds on the market, investors can easily tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe. Prior to ETFs, investors turned to mutual funds to gain diversified exposure to both equity and bond markets. In this piece, we take a look at the five largest and most popular mutual funds, highlighting compelling ETF alternatives [Be sure to check out our Free Mutual Fund to ETF Converter Tool]. [click to continue…]

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Stocks are off to a shaky start this week as uncertainty over the looming Fed taper continues to take its toll on investors’ confidence. Adding to the clouds of uncertainty are mixed data releases; durable goods orders plunged a worrisome 7.3% in July while consumer confidence improved from last month’s reading, sending investors mixed signals about what the Fed’s next move might be.

Amid the tug of war between the bulls and the bears, First Trust added the International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (YDIV) to its lineup of dividend-focused strategies; the new ETF began trading on the NASDAQ on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor]. [click to continue…]

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Profiling 5 Total Portfolio ETFs

by on September 24, 2012 | Updated May 6, 2014

As the ETF industry continues to pump out some of the most intriguing and innovative products on the market, investors are now able to choose from a lineup of over 1,400 exchange-traded products to fit their every investment whim. Recently, a trend of “hyper-targeted” and sector specific ETFs have swept across Wall Street, attracting high demand from […]

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ETF Plays To Heed Bill Gross’ Warnings

by on September 10, 2012 | Updated September 24, 2012

Since the unprecedented financial crash of 2008, investors have witnessed some of the most radical and controversial practices being adopted by our central bank to save our sputtering economy. Perhaps the most sensational of the measures taken were the infamous quantitative easing programs, where the Fed proceeded to “monetize” the debt by printing  massive amounts […]

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As the ETF world has grown over the past few years, investors have had the opportunity to access a number of different asset classes that were once off-limits to the average investor. Products targeting a number of currencies, commodities, and emerging markets that were at one time inaccessible to all but the biggest and most powerful investors […]

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The dawn of the second quarter of 2011 has seemingly brought a fresh round of momentum to the active ETF space, as the logjam at the SEC has been broken–at least initially–and some major names in both the ETF and mutual fund space have inched closer towards rolling out actively-managed ETFs. State Street, the issuer […]

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As the ETF industry has exploded on to the scene in recent years, sponsors have aggressively launched funds in an attempt to gain market share. While many of these new ETFs have attracted sufficient investor funds to justify continued operation, some have failed to garner a level of investment necessary to support an active, liquid market […]

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