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Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from 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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Six months have passed in 2013 and the financial world has had plenty to buzz about. From a bull run in U.S. to worries over the stability of the global economy, the first half of the year has been one of the most memorable stretches the investing world has seen in a long time. Already, we have seen 65 new ETFs debut, as the industry continues to expand and offer more ways to slice-and-dice the market. With two quarters of the year on the books, we take a look back at some of the wildest charts in the ETF world to have surfaced in 2013 [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]: [click to continue…]

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Emerging markets have captivated investors for almost a decade when developed markets became a yield-barren investment. After years of pushing the limits of GDP growth and infrastructure spending, some emerging countries are finally losing steam. With the added stabilization in the European Union and U.S., investors have been abandoning their emerging holds in favor of past […]

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Looking Back At Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2012

by on December 18, 2012 | Updated February 26, 2013

This time of year is when many choose to reflect on what they have done over the last 12 months, and what they hope to achieve in a new year. Here at ETFdb we are doing the same, by looking back at our 12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012 and what we expected from […]

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Throughout the past couple of years, investors have witnessed just how far and how deep the Euro Zone’s debt crisis has spread throughout the global financial market. As looming uncertainty and volatility continues to be a dominating force, many have flocked to their preferred “safe haven” investments, abandoning some of the more profitable and potentially lucrative corners of the market. […]

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Sour Data Spooks Bulls

by on May 5, 2012

Equity markets turned south this past week as sour economic data deteriorated investors’ confidence, dragging down major indexes into red territory. Volatility was quick to return as mixed economic reports paved the way for profit taking on Wall Street. On the bright side, manufacturing and weekly jobless claims both came in better-than-expected; nonetheless, investors focused […]

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Opportunities In A Pullback

by on April 30, 2012

U.S. stocks staged an impressive recovery last week as major indexes held above key technical resistance levels, 1,360 for the S&P 500 Index, bolstered by upbeat earnings results. Investors also reacted positively following the latest FOMC announcement which reaffirmed the Fed’s commitment to keeping interest rates low until late 2014. Confidence in the domestic recovery is growing judging from the […]

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Five Important ETF Lessons (Picture Edition)

by on April 30, 2012 | Updated July 9, 2014

Innovation remains a dominant and exciting theme in the ETF universe, although as with any financial instrument, with growth and evolution also comes increasing complexity and newly discovered nuances. The towering lineup of over 1,600 exchange-traded products is probably intimidating for many investors who are new to industry and aren’t exactly sure where (or how) […]

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With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors, odds are that there will be more than one option for most desired exposures. In many cases, the generally similar products targeting a specific asset class or strategy will deliver generally similar returns. But just because two ETFs have names that sound alike or […]

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iShares, by far the most active ETF issuer on the product development front to this point in 2012, continued the aggressive expansion of its international ETF lineup this week with the debut of a new product targeting small cap Indian stocks. The new MSCI India Small Cap Index Fund (SMIN) becomes the third product to […]

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iShares, the ETF market leader in the U.S. with more than 200 individual funds across virtually every asset class, will notch another first for the industry later this month when it becomes the first ETF provider to list products on the BATS Exchange. January 24 will mark the first day of trading for eight new […]

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In yet another first for the U.S. ETF industry, State Street has rolled out the first fund to focus exclusively on small cap stocks in Asia Pacific economies. The New SPDR S&P Small Cap Emerging Asia Pacific ETF (GMFS) joins an existing SPDR ETF targeting large cap stocks in the region, as well as a […]

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