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In 2006, First Trust became the first issuer to offer investors a way to target one of the fastest growing industries in the tech space: the internet. Since launching, the DJ Internet Index Fund (FDN) has accumulated over $1.8 billion in total assets under management, making it the most popular option for investors looking to add targeted exposure to internet companies. [click to continue…]

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The ETF product structure has been embraced by traders and investors of all walks, because cost-efficiency, instant-diversification, and transparency are hard offerings to pass up. While passive, index-based strategies offering exposure to core asset classes undeniably command an overwhelming majority of the assets under management in the industry, investors have also started to get involved with the more targeted products out there [see our ETF Launch Center]. [click to continue…]

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Over the last 20 years, Wall Street has witnessed both the rise and fall of hundreds of exchange traded products. For the most part, many of the funds that struggled during their first few years of trading were forced to close their doors. In this piece, however, we take a look at five ETFs that managed […]

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New Highs & Lows December 21st Edition

by on December 21, 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 […]

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In 140 characters or less: today is the day of the Twitter IPO. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWTR, Twitter is one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the year. However, after last year’s Facebook IPO disaster, some investors are understandably leery. The fact that Twitter […]

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For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest in, as this corner of the market goes through periods of rapid revolutions, booms, and busts. But for those willing to stomach the risk, technology investments are some of the most promising, as developments made by these companies can […]

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In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue to present themselves. And with more and more investors adopting higher risk tolerances, bullish momentum has undoubtedly become a dominant force on Wall Street, pushing equity markets into uncharted territory. And though across the board, […]

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After rallying throughout the earlier hours, U.S. equities drifted off session highs following Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s testimony for Congress. Bernanke emphasized, “our asset purchases depend on economic and financial developments, but they are by no means on a preset course”. The chairman also noted that while the bond buying program could be reduced […]

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Summer weather is here and you’re either smiling about it or sweating it out. Corporate earnings have taken over the headlines as investors look to digest quarterly performance results from industry bellwethers in light of recent talks of the Fed potentially scaling back on stimulus efforts. Amid the ongoing bull run, clouds of uncertainty have […]

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Following a holiday-shortened week, U.S. equities logged in their three-session win streak ahead of the unofficial kickoff of the Q2 earnings season. After the closing bell, aluminum giant Alcoa (AA) reported a $119 million second quarter loss due to weak aluminum prices, putting the bellwether’s EPS at a mere 7 cents per share. Later this […]

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Tablets are not a relatively new innovation in the tech world; Microsoft introduced the Tablet PC in 2000, but consumers remained uninterested in the computing innovation for a decade. With the release of the iPad in 2010 the true tablet wars began, with traditional software companies coming head to head with consumer-product producers looking to […]

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U.S. equities struggled to find a definitive direction today, as investors seemingly took a breather from last week’s sharp rally. In economic news, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services announced its revision for the U.S., raising its outlook for the nation’s credit from negative to stable. And with no other major economic news on tap today, […]

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