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Opportunities In A Pullback

by on April 30, 2012

U.S. stocks staged an impressive recovery last week as major indexes held above key technical resistance levels, 1,360 for the S&P 500 Index, bolstered by upbeat earnings results. Investors also reacted positively following the latest FOMC announcement which reaffirmed the Fed’s commitment to keeping interest rates low until late 2014. Confidence in the domestic recovery is growing judging from the positive reaction on Wall Street after last Friday’s GDP report [see also Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Do Fundamentals Justify The Wall Street Rally?

by on March 26, 2012 | Updated March 30, 2012

Stock markets retreated last week as sparse economic data releases paved the way for profit taking. This week will see a host of important fundamental news on the home front as investors digest durable goods orders, GDP, and consumer spending data. Markets are off to a hot start as Ben Bernanke’s speech on Monday morning lifted hopes for an additional round of stimulus, however expectations for further quantitative easing are still purely speculation at this point. The bull-train is gearing up again, although investors will need some fundamental evidence for the rally to be sustained.

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No Rest For The Bulls

by on March 19, 2012

Equity markets continued their trek higher last week as encouraging economic data is a key driver of price action now that Euro zone woes have finally taken a backseat. In light of the positive fundamental improvements on the home front, this week is looking to be fairly uneventful in terms of major data releases aside […]

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With more than 40% of the U.S. market, iShares has long been the leader in the U.S. ETF industry. But in recent years the competition has been gaining ground, thanks in part to more cost efficient products. According to the ETF Industry Association, Vanguard led all ETF issuers with almost $36 billion in cash inflows […]

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After recently becoming the first issuer to list products on the BATS Exchange, iShares followed up with six more international equity products on Thursday. Three of the ETFs that began trading are the first of their kind, offering exposure to asset classes not previously accessible in the ETF wrapper: 

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iShares, the ETF market leader in the U.S. with more than 200 individual funds across virtually every asset class, will notch another first for the industry later this month when it becomes the first ETF provider to list products on the BATS Exchange. January 24 will mark the first day of trading for eight new […]

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iShares has made another round of additions to its ETF lineup of well more than 200 products, debuting funds that target small cap stocks in Hong Kong and Singapore. The company also debuted an ETF linked to the MSCI World Index, a broad benchmark of stocks in developed markets: 

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For most investors, 2011 was a frustrating year; after some strong early gains seemingly pointed to a continuation of the recovery that took root in 2010, the appearance of some major obstacles sent many major indexes back towards negative territory. The impressive late December rally closed the year on a high note, but there is […]

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12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012

by on December 28, 2011 | Updated December 12, 2012

For many investors, 2011 was an up-and-down year; risky assets came racing out of the gates, but a string of negative developments erased all of the early gains during a chaotic summer. Heading in to 2012, the outlook is mixed; there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future, as well as some […]

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A growing number of financial advisors are using exchange-traded funds to achieve international equity exposure for their clients, embracing funds that offer access to both developed and international market beyond the U.S. This should hardly be surprising; the exchange-traded structure delivers an efficient way to tap into an asset class that should be at the […]

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Investors Shopping For Hope

by on November 28, 2011

Investors were left empty handed before the Thanksgiving Holiday; the Euro drama theme dominated financial markets last week as ongoing debt woes stemming from overseas overshadowed a host of positive economic data releases on the home front, including a surprise to the upside in durable goods orders. We anticipate for the spotlight to remain fixated […]

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Six Noteworthy ETF Innovations

by on November 16, 2011 | Updated July 9, 2014

Since the ETF industry was conceived in 1993, innovation has been a hallmark of this rapidly-expanding corner of the investing landscape. Thanks to a unique structure that allows for liquidity, transparency, and tax efficiency, ETFs have quickly and consistently taken market share from other types of securities, bringing newfound flexibility to all types of portfolios. […]

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