Jared Cummans

Jared Cummans is an ETF Writer for ETFdb.com, where he contributes on a daily basis. Jared's articles have been featured in a number of financial publications, including Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. He joined the ETFdb team in 2010 and has quickly grown to be one of the most influential authors in the industry. His ETF interests include dividend products as well as the leveraged/inverse space. 

Jared graduated from DePaul University with a degree in finance and currently lives in Chicago.

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Two new ETFs have hit the market over the last week, as the industry proves that investors are still focused on income at a time with record-low interest rates. First Trust and ProShares each rolled out products that focus on providing an income stream for investors, each with a unique strategy. We take a closer look at the two new funds below [for more ETF news and anlaysis subscribe to the free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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The ETF world saw a big step forward on the innovation front last week, as ProShares debuted two ETFs that utilize credit default swaps for their investment strategy: the CDS North American HY Credit ETF (TYTE) and the CDS Short North American HY Credit ETF (WYDE). These actively managed funds are the first of their kind and are arguably one of the most original products to hit the ETF shelves in quite a long time. Credit default swaps are not meant for your average investor, as they can be quite complex, making this launch all the more intriguing [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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The ETF world continued to widen the investing universe this week, as two new funds debuted. There are now approximately 1,650 U.S.-listed ETFs that are currently active with well over $2 trillion in total assets. Though exchange traded products still have a ways to go before they de-throne mutual funds, their low cost and transparent […]

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As earnings season unfolds, markets continue to flirt with all-time highs. Despite skeptics looking for any reason to sell, the bull market has continued as benchmarks inch their way higher. Though most eyes have been fixated on the reports of some of the largest companies in the world, two new ETFs made their debut this […]

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In the dog days of summer, the ETF world tends to slow down, as markets often see less volume while investors take a breather to enjoy the nice weather. Likewise, ETF launches tend to slow down for a few months before picking up steam later in the year. Still, there are new products that are hitting […]

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It was another back and forth week on the Street, as major indexes are still looking to find a meaningful direction. Revised GDP showed a contraction of 2.9% for the first quarter, but markets paid little attention to the negative surprise. As the bull run continues to drag on, more and more analysts are hopping in […]

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After debuting the ETRACS Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN (FMLP) earlier this month, UBS rolled out a leveraged version of the same product. Yesterday marked the official launch of the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Wells Fargo MLP Ex-Energy ETN (LMLP), which adds leverage to an already unique strategy [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe […]

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2014 marks the fifth year of the current bull run, as markets try to extend their winning ways for a sixth consecutive 12-month stretch. Just last month, the S&P 500 cracked 1,900 for the first time, a major psychological level that a number of analysts took as a bullish sign. The year as a whole, […]

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The ETF world is entering the summer slowdown, a time when trading volumes recede and ETF launches taper off for a few months. But that did not stop two issuers from collectively debuting five new products this week, as investors now have a handful of new funds to chew on. Direxion launched a leveraged product […]

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Emerging markets have become an increasingly popular investing theme over the last few decades as investors seek new outlets for growth in their portfolios. Where many developed economies are trudging along with low GDP growth each year, there are numerous emerging economies that are far outpacing the growth of more mature nations. As such, it […]

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After touching all-time highs on Tuesday, markets endured a tough sell-off this past week. The S&P 500 was able to briefly hold above the 1,900 barrier but quickly lost grip as selling pressures overtook the Street. Yesterday saw an especially harsh downward move as Wal-Mart earnings disappointed and volatility reared its ugly head.

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As we enter the summer months of 2014, the ETF industry has begun to taper off its new products and filings. This is typical, as the summer months come with low volume in the market and less interest than we see in other seasons. Still, issuers continue to press the ETF envelope with new funds […]

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