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When it comes to the world of exchange-traded products, there are virtually no limits as to how investors can choose to play nearly every corner of the market. From compelling quant-based methodologies to hyper-targeted sector funds, there is an ETF to fit essentially every investor’s investment objective. But for those looking to gain access to some of the most promising companies on the market, a look at the Forbes’ “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list may present itself with several lucrative opportunities [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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Few companies can generate buzz comparable to the euphoria radiating from beloved consumer electronics giant Apple. This industry bellwether stole the headlines in the first few month of 2012, and for good reasons to. Shares of Apple rallied 55% from the start of the year up to their most recent peak at $644 a share on 4/10/2012 as investors have been impressed, to say the least, with the company’s stellar earnings results and optimistic outlook. However, this tech giant has been losing steam recently as resurfacing Euro zone debt woes have paved the way for profit taking pressures across equity markets. The recent correction in Apple has lead many to wonder if the top has been set, or if the stock is merely taking a breather before its next leg-up [see also 3 ETFs For A Euro Zone Double-Dip].

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The impressive rise of the ETF industry in recent years is often held out as evidence of an ongoing shift in investor preferences away from costly active management and towards low cost indexing. Investors frustrated with the inability of pricey mutual fund managers to consistently beat their benchmark have abandoned stock picking in favor of […]

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Many investors point to the rise of the ETF industry as a clear shift in preferences away from relatively expensive active management in favor of low-cost indexing. It’s been said that the alpha hunters have evolved into beta grazers. But the benefits of the ETF structure aren’t reserved solely for passive cap-weighted products, and the […]

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Best Performing ETFs Of 2009

by on December 21, 2009 | Updated April 30, 2010

Following a year that saw some of the worst performances in recent memory, many asset classes have bounced back in  2009. But some have performed better than others, and as the year draws to a close we take a look at some of the best-performing ETFs. The year’s top gainers include a few of the […]

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