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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. From commodities to managed futures, regular Joes’ portfolios can now compete with the big boys. One such strategy now available for smaller portfolios is that of buy/write options. By placing a single trade, investors can now simply implement the tactic and there’s plenty of reason to want to [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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AdvisorShares added another actively-managed ETF to its lineup this week, rolling out a fund that employs a “covered call” overlay to a global asset allocation strategy. The new STAR Global Buy-Write ETF (VEGA) will hold a portfolio of exchange-traded products while simultaneously writing call options against each position. VEGA also has the flexibility to use protective put options in low volatility environments to manage downside risk.  

VEGA will be subadvised by Partnervest Advisory Services; James Herrell and Kenneth Hyman will be the portfolio managers.  [click to continue…]

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AdvisorShares, one of the largest issuers of active ETFs, continues to cultivate new relationships and fill the product pipeline with ideas for new exchange-traded products. Earlier this month the company filed details on a fund that would combine a common and long-standing investment strategy with the exchange-traded structure, shedding some light on plans to launch […]

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This year has been a frustrating one for investors, as equity markets came racing out of the gate only to lose steam as much anticipated job creation failed to materialize and much of the developed world found itself facing a massive credit crunch. Every development that seemingly indicates a robust recovery–such as the impressive earnings […]

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U.S. and global equity markets have enjoyed a months-long rally from their March lows, fueled by improving macroeconomic conditions, surprisingly healthy corporate earnings, and renewed consumer confidence. Following this tremendous rally, we are beginning to see indications that the market rally is running out of steam, as many sophisticated investors are beginning to pull out […]

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