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New Highs & Lows January 4th Edition

by on January 4, 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 ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY‘s debut in 1993, there is still only a small percentage of ETFs that account for the majority of the industry’s assets. For some perspective, SPY’s total assets under management account for over one-tenth of all equity-based funds’ assets combined. And though some of the most popular exchange traded funds have managed to deliver stellar returns over the last few years, there are a handful of lesser-known ETFs that have also logged in noteworthy gains [see 7 Emerging Market ETFs Crushing It In 2013]. [click to continue…]

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New Highs & Lows October 12th Edition

by on October 12, 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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Wall Street started off the week on a sour note as investors remained cautious ahead of a slew of economic news slated for this week, most notably the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee statement on Wednesday as well as Friday’s monthly jobs report. In corporate news, biotech company Elan announced it that it will be acquired […]

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With major U.S. equity indexes continuing to push into uncharted territory, 2013 has undoubtedly brought back bullish momentum in full force. As investors pile back into equities, certain corners of the market that were once hammered by the 2008 financial crisis are now finally showing signs of life. Cyclical industries in particular have benefited significantly from this […]

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Dividend investing has always drawn a large crowd for its stability and high current income focus. For the most part, companies choose to make cash distributions when experiencing excess cash or when they want to skew their debt-to-equity ratios. Recently, however, a new trend has developed in which companies have even more incentive to let […]

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Volatility has returned to Wall Street as the political gridlock in Greece has re-focused investors’ attention on the looming debt crisis overseas. With economic uncertainties spilling over on the home front, investors have also been prompted to reevaluate the health of the domestic recovery, which according to the latest Fed minutes is still sluggish at […]

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Tuesday opens what investors hope will be the eighth consecutive monthly increase for the Dow, as risky asset classes have continued to tack higher in recent weeks despite some Euro zone jitters and concerns about slowing job growth in the U.S. As May Day rallies were carried out across Europe in a new era of […]

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Though the year is still very young, 2012 has gotten off to a promising start for investors. Major stock indexes have generally climbed higher throughout the first few weeks thanks to a number of encouraging data releases and reduced anxiety over the potential fallout from the European debt crisis [see also Early ETF Stars of […]

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The year-end periods provides the ETF industry with a couple of opportunities to flex its collective muscle; performance comparisons generally tend to favor those products with lower expense ratios–a defining feature of exchange-traded funds. But early January also puts another benefit of exchange-traded products into focus: enhanced tax efficiency relative to traditional mutual funds. The […]

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Over the course of the last few years, the ETF space has grown immensely. What started off as a handful of low-cost, broad-based funds has now turned into a space of nearly 1,400 products with investment methodologies ranging across the board. The innovation in the space has led to a number of unique products that […]

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Spotlight On ETF Country Exposure Tool

by on March 13, 2011 | Updated July 21, 2011

With more than 1,100 ETPs now trading, investors and advisors have access to more asset classes and investment strategies than ever before. But it can also be challenging for advisors and investors to navigate through all the ETF options and identify those that meet their investment objectives–especially with new funds debuting on a regular basis. […]

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