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Buy On The Dip Prospects January 21st Edition

by on January 21, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Foreign equities have long been a portfolio staple among investors, as this corner of the market has the potential to deliver uncorrelated returns and key diversification benefits. But for those willing to stomach a higher level of risk, adding exposure to smaller capitalization firms from around the world is a compelling strategy, since these companies typically have greater growth potentials than their large-cap counterparts. Below we outline three ex- U.S. small cap ETFs that have been battling for investor attention: the FTSE All-World ex-US Small Cap Index ETF (VSS, A+), MSCI EAFE Small Cap ETF (SCZ, A), and the Emerging Market SmallCap Fund (DGS, A) [Download How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games have been a spectacle of fierce competition and a seemingly never-ending journey in pushing the limits of the human body. This year’s games, which began on July 27 and officially end on August 12, have effortlessly captured our attention as athletes from 204 nations have gathered to compete in 26 sports. With […]

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The sell-off on Wall Street persisted for another today as ongoing political uncertainty in Greece continues to plague investors’ confidence. At home, major equity indexes tumbled lower across the board as profit taking pressures hit hard right from the opening bell; the Dow Jones Industrial Average was the worst performer on Wall Street, shedding 0.75% […]

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Uncertainty Has Returned

by on April 14, 2012

Stocks endured a volatile trading week, the first one in a while, as investors digested a number of worse-than-expected economic data releases along with the general feelings of uncertainty that are associated with corporate earnings season. Resurfacing Euro zone debt woes also played a key role in bringing back the bears, as markets endured a rough sell-off […]

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Will The Bears Crash Earnings Season?

by on April 9, 2012

After taking a dip lower last week, equity markets will look to shake off profit taking pressures and resume the bull-run on Wall Street. With corporate earnings season on tap to kick-off with Alcoa on Tuesday, investors will have platefuls of fresh economic data to digest throughout the trading week. In international developments, the China GDP release […]

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iShares has made another round of additions to its ETF lineup of well more than 200 products, debuting funds that target small cap stocks in Hong Kong and Singapore. The company also debuted an ETF linked to the MSCI World Index, a broad benchmark of stocks in developed markets: 

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For most investors, 2011 was a frustrating year; after some strong early gains seemingly pointed to a continuation of the recovery that took root in 2010, the appearance of some major obstacles sent many major indexes back towards negative territory. The impressive late December rally closed the year on a high note, but there is […]

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A growing number of financial advisors are using exchange-traded funds to achieve international equity exposure for their clients, embracing funds that offer access to both developed and international market beyond the U.S. This should hardly be surprising; the exchange-traded structure delivers an efficient way to tap into an asset class that should be at the […]

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As ETFs have become increasingly popular among more active traders in recent years, it may be easy to forget that the vehicle was  originally designed with the long-term buy-and-holder in mind. For those who take stock in the numerous academic studies indicating that active management generally destroys value over the long haul, cost efficient vehicles […]

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AdvisorShares continues to expand its footprint in the active ETF arena, announcing today the launch of the Cambria Global Tactical ETF (GTAA). The new fund comes out of a partnership with Cambria Investment Management, the firm run by Mebane Faber and Eric Richardson. Faber is perhaps best known for his 2007 paper A Quantitative Approach […]

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Free ETF Trading: Comparing All The Options

by on October 22, 2010 | Updated July 9, 2014

As the ETF world continues to grow, the competitive landscape continues to evolve. A growing number of firms have attempted to differentiate themselves by offering unique exposure to asset classes and strategies not previously available–such as funds tracking the Philippine stock market or ETNs linked to the price of industrial metals such as zinc or […]

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