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High-Yield Prospects January 5th Edition

by on January 5, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%. [click to continue…]

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As 2013 begins it seems that the global economy can no longer do wrong. Markets have been bullish since the first day of the year, the European Union and the United States are starting to turn their banks and governments in the right direction, and on top of all of this China reported record manufacturing growth in the fourth quarter of 2012. As economies around the world start to get their financial legs back, leaders in consulting are expecting to see a huge trend towards manufacturing and infrastructure. Earlier this year, Deloitte highlighted some countries that may be sensible investments in the short and long haul [see also Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors].

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Utilities stocks (and ETFs) have generally fared quite well in the last few years, thanks to an interest in low volatility and high dividends among cautious and concerned investors. But there is perhaps reason to now be cautious looking forward; electricity use is declining, threatening the stability of one of the most stable sectors and […]

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Emerging markets have taken center stage in recent years as investors have become increasingly attracted to the lucrative opportunities presented in this corner of the market. Despite this recent trend, many have grown somewhat leery of several countries’ financial standings and of their ability to produce any kind of real return albeit their attractively high growth rates. One […]

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For anyone that has been asleep the last few weeks, bullish momentum has without a doubt been the dominant force on Wall Street since the start of 2012. Encouraging economic data releases on the home front have helped to bolster equity markets higher thanks to improving growth expectations. With the bull-train firing strong on all […]

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With snow now blanketing a big part of the country and 2012 just a few weeks away, looking back at the past year becomes a popular activity. For many portfolios, 2011 has been marked by big swings that seem to be leaving investors right about where they started; there has been plenty of activity over […]

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EGShares, the only U.S.-based ETF issuer focusing exclusively on emerging markets funds, announced the latest addition to its suite of products targeting the developing world this week. The new India Consumer ETF (INCO) will seek to replicate the INDXX India Consumer Index, a 30-stock composite of companies listed on India’s National Stock Exchange and Bombay […]

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So far in 2011 more than 200 new exchange-traded products have debuted, taking the ETF lineup close to the 1,300 mark. Over the past several years, the exposure accessible through ETFs has become increasingly granular; while some of the new products debuting are “plain vanilla” funds linked to well known indexes (such as the recent […]

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Emerging markets have hit some rough patches in 2011, as concerns over debt in the developed world as well as a possible slowdown in some key developing countries has caused many to pull out of risky markets entirely. As a result, broad based funds such as VWO or EEM are down on the year and […]

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Direxion, best known as a provider of inverse and leveraged ETFs, has taken the first step towards launching a suite of nine funds dedicated to one of the world’s most promising emerging markets. In a recent SEC filing the company detailed nine different “IndiaShares” ETFs, including sector-specific funds and what would be the first India-specific […]

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Emerging Global Advisors, the only ETF issuer focusing exclusively on emerging markets, has filed details on a suite of products that would offer more targeted exposure to India’s stock market. In a recent SEC filing, the firm detailed plans for nine ETFs focusing on specific sectors of the Indian economy: 

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The start of 2011 has been a very rough one for most of the world’s major emerging markets as they have seen their share prices fall across the board. Moderating fears over the economic situation in a number of developed markets have pushed many investors back into industrialized nations while concerns over rate hikes have […]

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