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Long-term investors aren’t the only ones to have embraced ETFs in recent years for their simplicity and cost-efficiency; active traders have also taken advantage of the exchange-traded product structure thanks to the unparalleled liquidity, ease-of-use, and sheer variety of instruments offering exposure to virtually any asset class around the globe [see also 7 Rules ETF Day Traders Must Know]. 
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The expansion of the ETF universe has brought forth countless strategies and previously hard-to-reach asset classes to anyone with an online brokerage account. While it’s true that most investors have embraced the traditional, index-based, or so-called “plain vanilla” funds, there is still growing demand for the more sophisticated and actively managed offerings out there [see our ETF Launch Center].

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There is no denying that the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY’s debut in 1993. With over 1,500 products to choose from, the possibilities are essentially endless for investors, as the low-cost and efficient ETF wrapper allows investors to tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe [see Foreign ETFs: […]

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In 2013, investors saw a slew of big-name companies going public, including Twitter (TWTR), The Container Store (TCS), Potbelly (PBPB), and Noodles & Co. (NDLS). While some of these IPOs had somewhat of a rough start, others have displayed very promising signs for investors. Already, several well-known companies have announced their plans to go public sometime […]

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Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff in the nick of time. The bull train chugged along full steam ahead with little interruption until late May when Federal Reserve officials rudely reminded investors that they are considering scaling back on […]

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New Highs & Lows December 7th Edition

by on December 7, 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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The bull market rages on as optimism levels remain elevated thanks to the latest upbeat GDP and employment reports coupled with supportive monetary policy on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean; the Fed’s decision to start tapering remains on hold, while overseas the European Central Bank cut its benchmark rate to a record low of […]

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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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In true Washington D.C. fashion, politicians managed to strike a deal less than 24 hours before the looming debt-ceiling deadline. Stocks opened higher yesterday so news of the government reopening mid-day failed to deliver the stellar boost that many had hoped for in light of the clouds of uncertainty scattering. Amid the return of optimism […]

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The Facebook IPO on May 18th, 2012 was chaotic, to say the least. Between the Nasdaq failing to control the flood of trades that came in at the opening bell and the initial over pricing of the IPO itself, the mess of that day set a poor tone for the social networking firm’s future as […]

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Wall Street analysts had low expectations for the second quarter earnings season’s results, but companies are coming out of it with more steam than before. Even though not all reports were positive, the U.S. market has continued through the summer months on a generally positive note. With this in mind, it is no surprise that […]

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Today is the day: Facebook finally becomes a public company, trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol FB. The highly anticipated ETF is expected to bring massive trading volumes, and interest should remain elevated for the next several sessions. The IPO also spurs some rebalancings and reconstitutions for ETFs that will include Facebook in […]

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