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Long-term investors aren’t the only ones to have embraced ETFs in recent years for their simplicity and cost-efficiency; active traders have also taken advantage of the exchange-traded product structure thanks to the unparalleled liquidity, ease-of-use, and sheer variety of instruments offering exposure to virtually any asset class around the globe [see also 7 Rules ETF Day Traders Must Know]. 
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2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year in over a decade. But while many were focused on the gains of broad benchmarks, a number of funds and securities were having quite an interesting year – some good, some bad. Below, we take a look back at the 13 of the most interesting and unpredictable ETF charts from 2013 with some astonishing results that investors may have missed throughout the year [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Since the introduction of the S&P 500 ETF in January of 1993, the ETF industry has continued to gain popularity, offering investment products in almost every imaginable segment of the global economy. There are more than 1,400 ETF products on the market in the U.S., and almost 50 ETF issuers. Invesco PowerShares is one of those […]

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U.S. stocks traded higher right from the opening bell on Monday morning as China growth fears subsided and upbeat earnings reports hit The Street. Despite bullish price action all week, U.S. GDP missed on Friday and the S&P 500 Index failed to summit the 1,600 level for the second time in April, leading many technicians […]

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How To Play Earnings This Week

by on April 22, 2013

China growth fears and earnings jitters will remain key themes this week as investors look to decipher fundamental data releases, both at home and abroad, amid the bull market on Wall Street. In Europe, news of Giorgio Napolitano staying in office spurred a confidence rally in the bond market, although the eurozone as a whole still remains […]

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As the global markets continue to recover from the waves of recession, some investors are looking to regain their losses as quickly as possible, no matter the risk. The ETF space, with over 1400 different and niche funds, includes a number of offerings that fit this build, including high beta funds. This new breed of […]

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It’s pretty darn hard, if not altogether impossible, to read through any sort of financial publication these days without running across some mention of the S&P 500 Index. This revered benchmark has found its way onto the radar screens of countless investors and traders since its inception in 1957. More importantly, the proliferation of ETFs has […]

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Stocks continue to drift sideways with an upward bias as cautious optimism surrounding the looming “fiscal cliff” has proven to be a dominant theme on Wall Street. Choppy trading has become the norm as mixed data releases have kept a lid on confidence, including lackluster ISM and factory orders data coupled with upbeat construction spending […]

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PowerShares, the issuer behind the ultra-popular S&P Low Volatility ETF (SPLV), announced this week the launch of another factor-based fund that will offer exposure to large cap dividend paying stocks. The new S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio (SPHD) will seek to replicate an index consisting of 50 stocks that have historically exhibited high dividend yields […]

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101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn

by on May 23, 2012 | Updated June 12, 2014

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have burst on to the scene in the late 2000s and early 2010s, raking in hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and prompting a major shift towards indexing strategies in the process. ETFs have empowered financial advisors (FAs), registered investment advisors (RIAs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), money managers, and retail investors […]

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Though the second quarter has gotten off to a rocky, investors are turning their eyes to earnings season to continue the bull run that has defined 2012. The past few days have seen markets all over the board, as Alcoa kicked off earnings season with a bang, leading many investors to muster up optimism for […]

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PowerShares, one of the pioneers of the factor-driven ETFs, announced this week an expansion of its suite of international products. The company has rolled out two new ETFs that will target high beta stocks in international stock markets, giving investors new tools for amplifying their exposure to volatile equities in markets beyond the U.S. The […]

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