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In the 20+ years that ETFs have been around, we have seen a number of economic shifts all over the world. Among those have been some of the strongest bull markets in investing history. As a result, a number of ETFs have turned in impressive performances.

We took a look back at the annual performance of every ETF to find some of the most notable gains in a single calendar year, and the results may surprise you. Below, we display every fund that gained more than 75% in a single year, note that we excluded leveraged/inverse products from the list. All returns have been rounded to the nearest whole number. [click to continue…]

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7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 9/13

by on September 13, 2013 | Updated September 18, 2013

U.S. equities rallied on Monday, as encouraging news from China and easing concerns over Syria brought bullish momentum back to Wall Street. China reported that its exports rose 7.2% in August from a year prior; the country’s industrial output also rose 10.4% in August from a year earlier. In other market news, the Dow announced that Alcoa, Bank of America, and HP will be removed from the index to make room for Nike, Goldman Sachs, and Visa. In labor news, the number of initial jobless claims fell to the lowest level since 2006 at 292,000. Next week, investors will turn their attention to the Fed’s policy-setting meeting [see The Best (And Worst) Performing ETFs For Every Quarter].

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Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events that forever shifted how assets are allocated. While some years have seen markets prosper, others have watched them slip into a tailspin, dragging down various economies with them. From the bursting of the internet bubble to […]

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In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue to present themselves. And with more and more investors adopting higher risk tolerances, bullish momentum has undoubtedly become a dominant force on Wall Street, pushing equity markets into uncharted territory. And though across the board, […]

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Wall Street was in for several volatile sessions last week, as investors digested the latest commentary from the FOMC meeting. Though Bernanke gave a rather optimistic outlook for the U.S. economy, the chairman announced that the Fed will continue its $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program for now, but that a tapering could be seen sometime later this […]

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The U.S. housing sector has spent the last five years trying to recover from the bruises left by the real estate crash. In 2012, things finally started to turn around for this sector, bringing in positive returns and cash for the two largest Homebuilder ETFs: iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction Index Fund and SPDR S&P […]

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Wall Street started the second quarter of 2013 on a sour note, with disappointing economic data pushing major U.S. equity indexes lower. The Institute for Supply Management reported that its manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 51.3 in March from the previous month’s reading of 54.2. In a separate report, construction spending rebounded in February, rising 1.2% according to the Commerce […]

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Equities rallied for a second-straight day as commentary from the Federal Reserve helped offset the latest developments in euro zone’s Cyprus drama. In his press conference, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that the central bank will continue buying $85 billion in bonds each month to support the economic recovery and that the interest rate will […]

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U.S. equity markets will resume regular trading hours later today following their closure yesterday in observance of President’s Day. While investors at home took the day off, European markets sank lower on Monday following speculation that Italy’s election would ultimately be gridlocked and spur uncertainty throughout the currency bloc. Looking ahead, investors will have several […]

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Since President Obama’s re-election the prevailing market sentiment on Wall Street has seemingly shifted from one of uncertainty to undeniable euphoria. With fiscal cliff drama off the table and improving manufacturing data from China, investors saw little reason to stick with safe haven assets in the new year. Equity markets have been rallying strong in […]

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Bullish momentum made an appearance on Wall Street today, as encouraging economic data and potential progress over the debt ceiling brought back some investor confidence. U.S. housing starts popped in December, bucking economists’ expectations. Jobless claims also came in better than expected in the latest week, while the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s regional manufacturing […]

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Major equity indexes traded sideways with an upward bias on Wednesday as corporate earnings collided with a reduced global growth forecast from the World Bank. Investors largely shrugged off pessimistic commentary from the World Bank, which emphasized its concerns regarding austerity measures and sluggish labor market market recoveries around the globe, as upbeat quarterly results stole the headlines; behemoths JPMorgan […]

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