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Since the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) made its debut in 1993, the ETF industry has slowly but surely flourished over the last two decades, quickly becoming a valuable tool for investors and traders alike. From plain vanilla funds to hyper-targeted ETFs, the wide array of options has made it possible for investors to tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe, including some previously hard to reach places. In this piece, we highlight how the ETF industry has made it possible for investors to access securities that would be hard to invest in otherwise [see 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask]. [click to continue…]

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The evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has opened up the doors to the foreign exchange market in ways that were previously impossible. Through the use of a single ticker, investors can now seamlessly, and in a cost-efficient manner, establish exposure to the most traded currencies around the globe.

As with any asset class, every currency is bolstered by a unique set of price drivers in addition to being influenced by overarching macroeconomic conditions, which is why investors must understand the inherent risks and nuances before jumping into a position. Our Ultimate Guide To Currency ETF Trading offers a great starting point for those looking to familiarize themselves with the products that offer exposure to this lucrative asset class. [click to continue…]

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When it comes to foreign equity exposure, many investors tend to dismiss, or simply aren’t aware of, the impact that foreign currency exchange fluctuations can have on their investments’ bottom-line returns. The fact of the matter is that in many cases a country’s currency can be a direct driver of stock market returns, while other […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects August 26th Edition

by on August 26, 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 […]

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With domestic equity indexes soaring to all-time highs in recent months, many have become infatuated with the stock market and the countless opportunities it offers both at home and abroad. As a result, the commodity and bond markets have come under pressure in light of improving economic growth expectations. One particular asset class, however, remains […]

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After grinding sideways all week in anticipation of GDP data and FOMC commentary, Wednesday proved to be quite anticlimactic for many as markets responded with a whimper. Stocks were anticipating for the Fed to reveal a more concrete QE tapering timeline; however, policymakers offered no new hints and markets responded with a contained sell off […]

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Stocks dropped lower across the board on Wednesday as profit-taking pressures crept in after the latest Fed Beige Book reignited fears of fading stimulus hopes. The latest regional economic report revealed the U.S. economy advancing at a “modest to moderate” pace, which sent many running to the sidelines as investors weighed the possibility of the […]

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Last week, Wall Street focused its attention on the latest developments on the Fed front as Ben Bernanke testified before the Senate’s Joint Economic Committee in Washington. In his testimony, the chairman reported that the central bank will remain on its current course of action–the $85 billion per month bond purchasing program–though investors may see […]

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The bulls returned to Wall Street with full force on Tuesday as a relatively quiet data front left the doors open and investors bolstered major U.S. equity indexes further into uncharted territory. Upbeat small business confidence data on the day added fuel to the rally; the NFIB small business optimism index rose to 92.1 in April, […]

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As European nations begin to regain control of their economies, many investors who avoided the short-term effects of the recession are now left looking for a way to recoup their loses, even with slowly developing market growth. Currency ETFs offer a direct route to the health of a country, with three Guggenheim funds creating an effective picture of the […]

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As the world becomes more connected every day, investors continue to find new ways to trade around the world and gain exposure to countries they may never even get to visit. Exchange-traded funds offering exposure to Global Currencies have become a popular tool for those looking to make a direct play on a country, using the country’s […]

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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits […]

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