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Equity markets continue to oscillate this week as an upward bias mixed with uncertainty ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC meeting taking place next week has set the stage for range-bound trading. Amid the tug of war taking place on Wall Street between the bulls and bears, industry veteran Van Eck completed the conversion of the Market Vectors LatAm Aggregate Bond ETF (BONO) into the new Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. The conversion, which was announced in October of this year, effectively closed down BONO and launched EMAG while transferring over all assets under management into the new fund [see The Most Successful New ETFs of 2013] [click to continue…]

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High-Yield Prospects December 8th Edition

by on December 8, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%. [click to continue…]

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The bulls continue to reign supreme on Wall Street as earnings and data releases are helping to keep confidence levels afloat. Weekly jobless claims added fuel to the rally after coming in better-than-expected, but many investors couldn’t resist taking some profits off the table considering the stellar run-up; year-to-date, the S&P 500 Index has gained […]

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As the U.S. market slowly wanders towards the road to recovery, many investors who had avoided the short-term effects of the recession are now left looking for a long-term solution for slow American economic growth without risking everything. One option is to look through emerging market bonds, which often offer growth potential unparalleled in the United States […]

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Individual emerging market bonds are difficult to purchase and come with significant risk. For this reason, investors are turning to ETFs to gain broad exposure to this market. ETFs don’t remove currency, interest rate, and other risk factors inherent to international bond investing, but the diversification that an ETF offers mitigates these risks and can […]

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As the U.S. market slowly wanders towards the road to recovery, many investors who had avoided the short term effects of the recession are now left scratching their heads, looking for a long term solution for slow American economic growth without risking everything. One option is to look through emerging market bonds, which often offer […]

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Back-and-forth trading dominated Wall Street throughout most of the week as investors were kept on their toes ahead of Thursday’s FOMC meeting. The much-anticipated Bernanke press conference left markets satisfied as the Fed Chairman officially announced QE3; stocks around the globe surged higher on the day as investors expressed their joy over the latest stimulus […]

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12 High-Yielding Monthly Distribution Bond ETFs

by on May 16, 2012 | Updated May 23, 2012

The hunt for yield continues to challenge investors of all walks in this historically ultra low-rate environment, although a certain breed of ETFs may offer a creative solution. Dividend investing is a staple strategy in any long-term portfolio and the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has brought forth the benefits associated with monthly dividend distributions to ETF investors. […]

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Euro Drama Steals Spotlight From Earnings

by on April 21, 2012 | Updated April 23, 2012

Equity markets endured another bumpy week as mixed earnings coupled with resurfacing Euro zone debt woes tipped major indexes lower. Upbeat surprises from earnings season at home were largely overshadowed by looming concerns stemming from the debt burdened currency bloc overseas. Amidst the uncertainty, equities, bonds, and gold all oscillated between minor gains and losses […]

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More Earnings, More Volatility

by on April 16, 2012

With Euro zone debt woes creeping back onto Wall Street last week, investors were reminded of the looming challenges that will continue to pose headwinds for the currency bloc in the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, from a technical perspective, the longer-term uptrend in broad equity indexes including the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq […]

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Just a few years ago there were only a handful of bond ETFs available to U.S. investors, and almost all of them focused on securities from U.S. issuers denominated in U.S. dollars. One of the most noteworthy innovations to shape the ETF industry over the last several years has been a significant growth in international […]

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Equity markets have taken a wild ride this past year as everything from an unimaginable earthquake in Japan to a looming debt crisis in Europe has taken its toll on investors’ confidence. As 2011 draws to a close, many are left scratching their heads in confusion and uncertainty, given the predominantly gloomy economic outlook that […]

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