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When building a diversified buy-and-hold portfolio, many investors utilize a well-balanced combination of fixed income and equity securities. Historically, investors have also embraced material allocation to real estate; however, since the housing crisis, investors are still quite hesitant to jump back into this corner. As the real estate market continues to grow, an allocation to this unique asset class should certainly not be overlooked. [click to continue…]

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For retail investors, the exchange traded fund boom has opened up a plethora of opportunities for portfolio construction. From simple indexing approaches to more complex strategies, ETFs are quickly becoming the go-to investment vehicle. Nowhere is that more prevalent than the world of real estate. Overall, the continued evolution of the ETF industry has allowed investors to gain cheap and easy access to the commercial and residential real estate markets within one single ticker [see The Best Dividend ETF For Every Investment Objective]. [click to continue…]

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With major U.S. equity indexes continuing to push into uncharted territory, 2013 has undoubtedly brought back bullish momentum in full force. As investors pile back into equities, certain corners of the market that were once hammered by the 2008 financial crisis are now finally showing signs of life. Cyclical industries in particular have benefited significantly from this […]

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Investor interest in dividend-paying stocks has generally surged over the past two years, as the combination of climbing volatility and record low interest rates has sent investors flocking towards equities that offer meaningful current returns. The vehicle of choice for many pursuing this objective has been ETFs; there are now some four dozen exchange-traded products […]

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U.S. equity markets staged a rally today as investors focused on upbeat economic commentary from the latest Fed Beige Book report. On the home front, the Nasdaq took the lead for another day, gaining 2.40% as the session ended, while the S&P 500 barely lagged behind, inching higher by 2.30%. Amidst the buying euphoria on […]

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The ETF industry has been routinely praised for its innovation over the last several years, which is no doubt a contributing factor to the surge in interest and assets. Generally, reference to such innovation relates to the growth in the product lineup, as issuers of all sizes have launched a number of creative, first-to-market products […]

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UBS continued to expand its lineup of monthly leveraged ETPs this month, debuting a product that is designed to deliver amplified exposure to international real estate firms. The new Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN (RWXL) will deliver leveraged exposure to a benchmark that consists of REITs from around the world, […]

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Signs Of Recovery

by on January 21, 2012

Stocks markets finished the week in bright green territory as investors rejoiced over encouraging developments in the Euro zone along with positive earnings surprises on the home front. The tug of war between the bulls and the bears continues however as quarterly performance results from industry giants were mixed across the board; Google and Citigroup […]

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Euro Woes Weigh On Earnings

by on January 16, 2012 | Updated January 20, 2012

Bullish momentum propelled stocks higher last week, although the French credit downgrade drama on Friday was enough to rekindle Euro zone woes and spark a broad-based sell-off before the weekend. Standard & Poor’s credit downgrade of France and Austria sparked volatile trading to start the week across European and Asian markets; investors on Wall Street […]

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The housing sector has been rather difficult to predict in the past few years. Once the U.S. housing bubble burst and the Great Recession began, investors pulled out of a number of domestic equities fearing that the crisis would last for quite some time. Unfortunately, those investors were correct, as housing in the U.S. is […]

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For investors looking to generate current returns from the equity portion of their portfolio, there is no shortage of exchange-traded products offering attractive dividend yields in the current environment. From ETFs linked to dividend-weighted indexes to those that focus on companies with stellar distribution histories to simply sector-specific funds in high yield corners of the […]

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Vanguard continued its blitz of new ETF products this week, rolling out an international counterpart to its ultra-popular real estate ETF (VNQ). The Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate Index Fund began trading on Monday; the new fund is available in four different share classes, including ETF shares (VNQI). The fund will seek to replicate the […]

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