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Buy On The Dip Prospects November 25th Edition

by on November 25, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Global X, the firm behind the cheapest MLP ETF currently available to U.S. investors, announced today the launch of a fund targeting exclusively junior MLPs. The new Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ) will be linked to the Solactive Junior MLP Index, which includes about 25 companies that are engaged in the production, transportation and storage of energy commodities [see Energy Bull ETFdb Portfolio].

The specific breakdown of the industry within MLPJ will be as follows:

  • Exploration & Production: 44%
  • Energy Transportation / Storage: 39%
  • Refining / Distribution: 13%
  • Energy Equipment: 3% [click to continue…]

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Japan isn’t getting much love in the eyes of investors these days. The benchmark Nikkei is down significantly from the highs of the early 1990s and the country continues to feel the impact of a high debt burden. Furthermore, the yen has remained strong adding further pressure to the struggling exporting economy. As such, many believe that […]

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Ex-Japan ETFs In Focus

by on February 20, 2012

Most investors looking to generate alpha and accumulate wealth over the long term spend the bulk of their time determining which asset classes should be included in their portfolio, either as long-term building blocks or shorter-term tactical allocations. But sometimes the most effective means of generating excess returns is not identifying and overweighting the top […]

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iShares continued its torrid pace of product development with yet another first-to-market ETF, rolling out a fund targeting small cap Asian stocks excluding Japan. The new iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Small Cap Index Fund (AXJS) is the first to specifically target small cap stocks in that geographic segment, though a handful of […]

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Today’s market environment has created a hazy outlook for equities as major equities have fallen into an unstable trend for much of 2011. While some remain bullish on the economic recovery, others feel that recent statistics point the other way, and that we are heading for a slowdown. As such, many investors have varying opinions […]

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With more than 1,200 products in a lineup that adds dozens of new funds every month, navigating through the ETF universe has become an increasingly challenging task in recent years. Innovation in the space has given investors more options than ever before for accessing asset classes and investment strategies that may have previously been out […]

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Van Eck Plans Mongolia ETF

by on May 24, 2011 | Updated November 20, 2012

Van Eck, the issuer behind a number of country-specific emerging markets ETFs, recently laid the groundwork to launch what would be the industry’s first Mongolia ETF. In an SEC filing last week, the company outlined an ETF that would seek to replicate a to-be-determined index that would consist of companies domiciled and primarily listed on […]

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After starting the day higher, U.S. equity markets fell back during Thursday trading but still managed to finish the day in the green. The S&P 500 led on the upside with a gain of 0.5% while the Nasdaq and the Dow both gained 0.3%. Commodities fell back on the day with oil and gold both […]

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U.S. equity markets surged higher to start September, as the Dow gained more than 250 points thanks to strong overseas data from China and Australia. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 also had banner days, as these benchmarks both tacked on close to 3%. This news helped to draw a few investors out of gold, which […]

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After staying relatively flat for much of Wednesday’s trading, equity markets slumped after Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the outlook for the economy is “unusually uncertain” and that the Fed is at the beginning stages of considering new easing steps to boost the economy. “We remain prepared to take further policy actions […]

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Europe continued to dominate financial headlines on Thursday, as worries about the impact of the debt crisis on global growth intensified. Major benchmarks lost more than 3% as union workers in Greece went on strike to protest austerity measures and the euro zone’s common currency continued its slide against major rivals. Meanwhile in Washington, the […]

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