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One of the largest and most popular U.S.-listed ETFs underwent a change of its trading symbol on Wednesday, as the PowerShares QQQ, which previously traded under the symbol “QQQQ” on the NASDAQ Exchange, dropped a letter to make its ticker consistent with the fund name. The new ETF will trade under the ticker QQQ; the exchange and all other fund attributes will remain the same. [click to continue…]

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As the growth of the ETF industry has accelerated in recent years, the chorus of praises for the exchange-traded structure has become deafening in some corners of the investing world. Credited with reducing expenses, improving tax efficiency, and offering increased transparency, ETFs have received an overwhelmingly positive reception from investors both big and small. [click to continue…]

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In 2010 the ETF industry stumbled coming out of the gate, as more than $17 billion flowed out of exchange-traded products in the first month of the year. This year’s January figures showed an opposite result, as the latest data released by the National Stock Exchange shows that U.S.-listed ETPs took in more than $10 […]

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As the ETF industry has continued to gain traction in recent years, indexes have been transformed from hypothetical performance benchmarks into essentially investable assets. As such, investors have become increasingly familiar with many of the indexes that are linked to the most popular exchange-traded products and the methodologies used in the construction and ongoing maintenance.

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Equities across the globe rose higher for the most part last week, with Portugal’s bond sale easing debt worries, and upbeat earnings reports sending the S&P 500 to new multi-month highs. Meanwhile, gold took a tumble as the conservative safe-haven lost its luster despite continued weakness in the dollar. Treasurys marched upwards on Friday, after […]

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Finally, no more rumors, no more speculation, Verizon Wireless has officially announced they will be servicing the iPhone come February 10th of this year. Apple’s iPhone broke ground for the smartphone industry four years ago, and it quickly became the poster child for the new generation of mobile devices. For years, the iPhone has been […]

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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange will soon stop listing futures contracts on ETFs according to the Wall Street Journal, pulling the plug after the products failed to generate much interest among investors. The CME has listed futures on the NASDAQ 100 QQQ (QQQQ), S&P 500 SPDR (SPY), and Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM) since 2005, but […]

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Ten Commandments Of ETF Investing

by on October 21, 2010 | Updated June 30, 2014

As ETFs have burst on to the scene in the early 2010s and worked their way into the investing mainstream, the number of products available and complexity of exposure offered has increased significantly. Advisors and investors have taken steps to educate themselves on the ins and outs of ETFs, but many are still scrambling to play […]

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A rocky Friday trading session ended with mixed results for American equities as the Dow fell, the S&P 500 was flat, and the Nasdaq surged ahead. Commodity markets finally fell back down to earth as gold tumbled by $9/oz. and oil fell by 1.5% on the day. Meanwhile, the dollar managed to firm up in […]

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An eventful week on Wall Street gave investors some reason to be optimistic about the sustainability of the recovery, as a number of positive data releases and earnings report boosted sentiment as the third quarter draws to a close. September is holding up as an impressive equity market rally, reclaiming much of the ground lost […]

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Earnings season is upon us yet again, giving anxious investors plenty to chew on as equity markets look for direction in the second half of the year. The first week of this critical stretch saw a number of reports come in all over the board; some bellwethers posted solid numbers and guidance while others disappointed […]

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With markets encountering a rough patch and the consumer confidence index plunging, many investors have stayed away from technology and consumer discretionary names in order to avoid some of the volatility as consumers continue to save instead of spend. Despite this trend, one company has managed to find demand for its products no matter what […]

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