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The stock market bulls have eased their foot off the gas pedal this week as a flurry of data and Fed minutes have reignited investors’ worries surrounding the inevitable taper. Amid the tug-of-war on Wall Street and fear of rising rates, newcomer Horizons expanded its product lineup with a one-of-a-kind offering aimed at income investors who wish to target the financial sector with an options strategy twist [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor]. [click to continue…]

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The sheer growth in the number of ETFs has been staggering. What started off as a simple way to track basic stock and bond market indexes has ballooned outwards quite rapidly. Retail investors now have the ability to use ETFs to access a variety of asset classes once reserved for wealthy or institutional sized investors. From commodities to managed futures, regular Joes’ portfolios can now compete with the big boys. One such strategy now available for smaller portfolios is that of buy/write options. By placing a single trade, investors can now simply implement the tactic and there’s plenty of reason to want to [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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After a slow summer stretch, activity picked up a bit in September as ETF issuers pushed out new products and continued to produce new ideas. Not surprisingly, many of the new ETFs now coming to market continue to be innovative, first-of-their-kind offerings; September saw the debut of the first China dividend ETF, as well as […]

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After last week’s record-setting highs, the market did not continue with its amazing climb, but instead buckled and returned to a far more average level for most of the week. The global economy took a dip Thursday when speculations of Spain’s ability to recover at the same rate as other European nations lead to the […]

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AdvisorShares added another actively-managed ETF to its lineup this week, rolling out a fund that employs a “covered call” overlay to a global asset allocation strategy. The new STAR Global Buy-Write ETF (VEGA) will hold a portfolio of exchange-traded products while simultaneously writing call options against each position. VEGA also has the flexibility to use […]

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The Top 10 Cheapest And Most Expensive ETFs

by on December 20, 2011 | Updated November 2, 2012

One of the founding principles of the ETF industry was cost competitiveness; after being charged upwards of 150 basis points for their favorite mutual funds, investors had grown tired of surrendering a substantial portion of their gains to the managers of big name funds. Now, there are ETFs that charge as low as 5 basis […]

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AdvisorShares, one of the largest issuers of active ETFs, continues to cultivate new relationships and fill the product pipeline with ideas for new exchange-traded products. Earlier this month the company filed details on a fund that would combine a common and long-standing investment strategy with the exchange-traded structure, shedding some light on plans to launch […]

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ETFs vs. Index Funds: What’s The Difference?

by on September 13, 2010 | Updated May 26, 2014

When categorizing various investment vehicles, most investors tend to think of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as polar opposites. Mutual funds are associated with active management, with a team of analysts and managers seeking to generate alpha by identifying undervalued securities from a relevant universe of stocks and bonds. ETFs, on the other hand, […]

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