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The S&P Equal Weight ETF (RSP) hit markets in 2003 and offered a unique spin on investing in the S&P 500. Its equal weight approach to the famed index quickly garnered attention as it outperformed the likes of SPY over a number of periods. As time has gone on, many have speculated (and even accused), that RSP’s portfolio is nothing more than a flashy mid-cap fund, as its performance has been eerily close to other funds of that nature [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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The energy sector is among the fastest-moving market segments in the world, as its make-up changes significantly as the years go on. The rapid development of technology and new sources of energy has helped this segment remain one of the hottest investing spaces for decades. Energy ETFs have especially taken off in recent years, as they have allowed investors to invest in all of their favorite energy firms and strategies under one ticker [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter] [click to continue…]

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Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified U.S.-traded security. Energy equities represent one of these corners of the market, where it’s important to remain diversified given the volatility present in many of the underlying commodities moving the market. Fortunately, there are many ETFs […]

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Major equity indexes oscillated between minor gains and losses on Wednesday as earnings jitters collided with economic data. On the stock market front, tech-bellwether Apple posted lackluster results that left shares largely unchanged while durable goods orders data posted a worrisome contraction of 5.7% compared to last month’s figure of negative 3.2% [Download 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial […]

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State Street became the latest ETF firm to launch factor-based equity ETFs this week, rolling out a pair of funds that will segment the universe of large, mid, and small U.S. cap stocks based on valuation and momentum factors. The two new ETFs will segment the S&P 1500 Index, a broad-based benchmark that includes substantially […]

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Huntington, fresh off its initial foray into the ETF industry in June, has doubled the size of its lineup with the launch of an actively managed ETF that will implement a sector rotation strategy. The new U.S. Equity Rotation Strategy ETF (HUSE) will invest in U.S. that are included in the S&P Composite 1500, with the […]

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Equity markets drifted sideways with a downward bias yesterday as investors digested a string of lackluster reports. Disappointing quarterly performance results from Apple and Netflix dragged the technology sector into red territory, while political gridlock in Washington, D.C. over the looming tax vote didn’t help to restore investors’ confidence. The cherry on the cake of […]

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Markets opened higher yesterday as strong earnings from Apple (AAPL) and others brought some much needed momentum to major benchmarks. While most investors are hoping for bad news in the euro-zone to subside, that may not be realistic. It seems that Spain may be the next Greece and any developments in the debts of those […]

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After another choppy trading week, investors will be looking forward to earnings from a number of blue chip firms that have yet to throw their hat in the ring. This past week was another frustrating one, as investors dealt with a mix of data and earnings that pushed and pulled at the market. Of course, […]

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In recent years ETFs have become the vehicle of choice for accessing a wide range of asset classes, from traditional stocks and bonds to more “exotic” strategies such as commodities and hedge fund-like positions. So it is no surprise that there are now dozens of dividend-focused ETFs designed to deliver cheap, efficient, and targeted exposure […]

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Markets are off to a bland week as a mixture of overseas drama and lower than expected data on the home front have combined to put a halt to the nice rally that 2012 had brought. Amidst all of the drama, Wall Street has been circulating rumors of a Facebook IPO and it seems likely […]

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This week got off to a rocky start as Greece and Germany remained at odds regarding the fiscal future of the currency bloc. Many investors fear that without a significant aid package, Greece will endure a widespread default which has the potential to sink markets around the world. Despite the issues persisting overseas, the focus […]

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