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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 impact a wide array of industries, making them more efficient and ultimately more profitable. The key to successfully capturing the industry’s success is to stay on top of all the latest tech news and developments, including even the more “far-fetched” innovations [see The Best (And Worst) Performing ETFs For Every Quarter]. [click to continue…]

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New Highs & Lows September 28th Edition

by on September 28, 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 long positions. [click to continue…]

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“Clean energy” is perhaps one of the most frustrating segments of the market, as the industry continues to provide unique growth opportunities but has been having trouble attracting a significant amount of attention from investors. While solar and wind power are generally the more well-known corners of the alternative energy sector, there are some other […]

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Over the past few years, the number of ETFs tracking the alternative energy industry has soared; what was once just a few funds targeting broad equity and bond markets has now branched out into a diversified mix of ETFs offering exposure to almost every conceivable corner of the investable asset universe. One excellent example of […]

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With pathetic levels of job growth and declining consumer confidence, many investors worry that the economy is dangerously close to falling into a double dip recession. This concern over the immediate future has led many to overlook a long-term problem that is getting worse every year and could eventually stand as a significant hurdle to […]

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As evidenced by the volatile stock in recent months, many investors are unsure of exactly what to expect heading into the second half of the year. Stubbornly high unemployment levels have some predicting a double dip back into a recession, while strong earnings and expectations for continued low interest rates have given others hope that […]

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The ETF industry picked up steam in November, with several highly-anticipated funds coming to market and multiple issuers disclosing new details on innovative products that could be launched in 2010. The biggest news for the month was the entrance of Charles Schwab into the industry with the launch of four ETFs in early November. Debuting […]

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Wheaton, Illinois-based First Trust, a leading issuer of intelligent indexes, has plans to launch the first ETF focusing exclusively on the grid and electric energy infrastructure sector. The First Trust NASDAQ CleanEdge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund will trade on the NASDAQ Exchange under the ticker GRID and will charge an expense ratio of 0.70%.

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