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The Best and Worst All-ETF Portfolios of 2014

by on December 23, 2014 | Updated December 24, 2014

Major equity indexes on the home front continued their ascent in 2014, much to the bears’ growing frustrations. Amid the run-up, the fairly short-lived periods of profit-taking served as buying opportunities throughout the year. These rounds of selling saw volatility levels spike more than they did the previous year, perhaps showcasing the increasingly cautious nature of investors in light of the stellar five-year bull run seen thus far [see also The Best and Worst Sector ETFs of 2014].  [click to continue…]

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Following a multi-day stretch of profit-taking on Wall Street, the bulls returned with full force in light of soothing words from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday of this week. Policymakers at home inspired a great deal of confidence among investors when they said that the Fed would remain “patient” with regards to the timing of the first rate hike. Overseas, investors remained fixated on the collapse of Russia’s equity market amid back-and-forth trading in oil futures [see BioShares and Reality Share Make Their Debut, ValueShares Launches IVAL]. 

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Buy On The Dip Prospects: December 15th Edition

by on December 15, 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 […]

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2014 took investors on another wild ride, as markets continued their impressive bull run. Despite a slump in October that had many calling for a prolonged correction, equities resumed their bullish pattern and are up over 12% for the year. It was also a year where dividend-paying ETFs remained in the limelight. Though the Fed […]

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Profit taking pressures finally swept over Wall Street this week following a prolonged stretch of major equity indexes posting fresh all-time highs. On the home front, some investors stepped to the sidelines following a hint that the Fed might soon change its forward guidance, with regards to the timing of the first rate hike. On […]

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Introducing Our SPY Line Chart Tool

by on December 8, 2014 | Updated December 12, 2014

This new tool displays a line chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)’s performance starting six months before the market bottom. The tool allows users to compare SPY over the years with a wide variety of other markets to see how various economies and segments of the economy have progressed since the financial crisis.

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Following the holiday weekend, investors came back to Wall Street in a buying mood and managed to push the S&P 500 Index to fresh highs yet again, with the benchmark settling just below 2,080 ahead of Friday’s employment report. On the data release front, better-than-expected ISM and motor vehicle sales served as tailwinds throughout the week. Overseas, […]

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The ETF world is continually growing, making it more and more difficult for investors of all disciplines to keep up. In an effort to shed more light on some of the more unique products out there, we take a dive into the Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund (FEX) from First Trust.

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Much to the bears’ frustrations, the bulls remain in the driver’s seat although their foot has eased off on the gas pedal considerably over the past two weeks. Overseas, the ECB dropped another hint of expanding stimulus while upbeat sentiment data from Germany helped to spark a minor rally across the currency bloc. At home, […]

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ETF Issuer Solutions has brought forth a comprehensive platform designed to help investment managers bring their strategies to market. In this Q&A, president William Smalley shared his firm’s story, their objective, as well as insights about the industry as a whole.

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The bulls are still pushing major equity indexes further into previously uncharted territory, but the pace of the advance has slowed down considerably in light of the stellar run-up seen since the October 15th bottom. Overseas, investors remain dissatisfied with the sluggish recovery in Europe while major data releases on the home front have been sparse; […]

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The bulls remain in the drivers’ seat as buyers managed to push major indexes higher even after the steep ascent seen last week on Wall Street. For the most part, however, many have remained on the sidelines this week in anticipation of Friday’s monthly employment report. In other data releases, investors cheered on upbeat motor […]

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