Daniela Pylypczak-Wasylyszyn

Daniela Pylypczak-Wasylyszyn is an analyst and writer for ETFdb.com, where she contributes articles and analysis each week. Since joining the team in 2011, Daniela has quickly grown to be one of the most widely-followed authors in the industry. Daniela graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics, as well as a minor in theoretical and computational physics.

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As investors took a breather after a string of records on Wall Street, ETF issuers have been quite busy this month. Last week, State Street debuted four foreign equity ETFs, while iShares launched three style funds. This week, investors once again saw a slew of launches – 13 in total. Credit Suisse, UBS, iShares and State Street all added to their lineup [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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So much for a summer slowdown. The last few weeks have seen a handful of new ETFs make their debut and today is no exception. State Street will launch four equity products that focus on overseas investing, while iShares focused three of its new launches abroad as well [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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With over 1,600 exchange-traded funds to choose from, investors can essentially tap into any corner of the investable universe. Perhaps one of the most popular markets has been ETFs that offer exposure to equities outside of the U.S.. Not only do these funds add great diversification benefits, but they are significantly less expensive than mutual […]

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It’s been another up and down week on Wall Street, as investors continue to digest mixed earnings and economic reports. Small cap stocks were hit particularly hard on Tuesday, with the Russell 2000 Index (IWM) falling 1.5% during the session. On the macro front, investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s April meeting [see Owning […]

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Energy equities have long been investor favorites, for both buy-and-hold strategies as well as tactical allocations. This corner of the market is one of the fastest-moving sectors in the world, and with the rapid development of technology and new sources of energy, this segment will likely remain one of the most popular investing spaces for decades [see 10 […]

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When most investors think of the U.S. equity market, the S&P 500 is likely what first comes to mind. The legendary benchmark has long been used as a barometer of the broad market, as it represents approximately 80% of available market capitalization. As such, many believe owning the S&P 500 via an ETF is a […]

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Wall Street got off to a relatively good start this week, as investors weighed mixed earnings and economic reports. On the macro front, China’s HSBC’s manufacturing PMI came in at 48.1; readings below 50 signal contraction. The U.S. non-manufacturing sector, however, picked up steam in April, with PMI coming in at 55.2. Elsewhere, investors turned […]

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Fixed income exposure has been a staple for many investors, as historically these products have offered steady sources of current income as well as relatively low levels of risk. Often referred to as the “safe haven” asset class, bonds have typically been the go-to investment for those nearing retirement and those wanting to park their […]

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U.S. equities got off to a relatively good start this week, bolstered by upbeat corporate earnings. Halliburton, Hasbro, United Technologies, Travelers, and Comcast managed to beat analysts’ EPS and revenue estimates. On Wednesday, however, markets turned lower after new-home sales for March declined 14.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000; analysts were expecting […]

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Though some may disagree, exchange-traded funds have certainly proved their worth over the years. With more than 1,500 products to choose from, more and more investors have turned to the ETF wrapper, embracing the vehicles’ low-costs, efficiency, and many other advantages. Consequently, total assets of the ETF industry have swelled to over $1.7 trillion [see […]

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There is no denying that the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY’s debut in 1993. With over 1,500 products to choose from, the possibilities are essentially endless for investors, as the low-cost and efficient ETF wrapper allows investors to tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe [see Foreign ETFs: […]

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During both of President Obama’s election campaigns, energy seemed to be one of the hottest topics of debate. Both sides of the political fence argued for continued growth and expansion of the U.S. energy industry; the ideal means of achieving this goal, however, were quite different according to each candidate [see Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things […]

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