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Ben Hernandez is a channel editor at ETF Trends and ETF Database where he creates content on a variety of financial news topics. Ben has written for both digital and print media, developing content on a wide range of subjects, such as real estate, public policy and sports.

Recent Content By Ben Hernandez
Relative Value Investing Channel

Earnings Outlook Could Hold Back U.S. Equities

The champagne has been popping in U.S. equities after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Energy Department Investment in Solar May Fuel Energy ETFs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to...

News

Morgan Stanley: Gloomy Outlook for Stock and Bond Returns

It could be a decade of underperformance for stocks and bonds, according to global investment...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Gold Trading Lower, But It Won’t Last

Positive economic news is flooding the capital markets while major indexes like the S&P 500...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Will Fed Easing Have Emerging Markets Teasing Gains?

With the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average touching new highs, it’s “R-O-C-K in the...

News

An ETF That May Serve as an Investor’s Standalone Bond Exposure

While third-quarter earnings have propelled the S&P 500 to a new high, investors still need...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Oil Prices Ease as Traders Await Key Economic Data

U.S.-China trade deal negotiations fueled optimism in the capital markets last week, including...

News

A 50-Year Treasury Bond May Be Soon On The Way

The Treasury Department has been contemplating the release of an ultra-long bond, but it appears...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Broadcom May Give Value ETF Investors an Opportunity

Semiconductor company Broadcom could head into 2020 with a value-oriented play that could give...

Relative Value Investing Channel

November May Bring More Strength for U.S. Equities

As U.S.-China trade deal negotiations were unraveling, yield curves inverting and investors were...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Take Caution Adding Emerging Markets to a Portfolio

With positive news thus far coming out of U.S.-China trade deal negotiations in the month of...

News

“SRET” ETF Goes Around the Globe Searching for Yield

Despite better-than-expected earnings and positive vibes emanating from a U.S.-China trade deal,...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Gains Wait for “RWUI” ETF as Trade Deal Nears Close

The major U.S. indexes are feeling the good vibrations in the markets with third-quarter earnings...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Silver Looks Ready for Gains, but Patience is Key

Precious metals investors who are priced out of palladium and gold can always look at silver as...

News

Goldman Sachs: Largest Movement to Bonds Since 2008

In the wake of the financial crisis in 2008, investors shuffled their capital into bonds as the...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Will the $1 Trillion Budget Deficit Hurt US Equities?

Third-quarter earnings are humming while the economy seems to be drumming along despite some...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Two Leveraged ETFs Handling Gold Exposure

As the S&P 500 was roaring to a new high in Monday’s trading session, the risk-on sentiment...

News

Yields Shouldn’t Be Primary Driver For Bond Portfolio

In today’s bond market, finding yield is up there with spying Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster....

News

Bond Fund Managers See Race to Zero Rates Begin

With Treasury yields already at bottom barrel levels, bond fund managers see the race to zero...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

How Will Gold React To Latest Fed Interest Rate Move?

The capital markets are expecting a rate cut with algorithms like the CME FedWatch Tool...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Brazil Hopes New Reforms Ignite Stagnant Economy

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro earned a big win by getting pension reforms passed through...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Gold Holds Steady Following PMI Data

Gold was steady as she goes in Thursday’s trading session following the U.S. manufacturing sector...

News

Market Expert: China’s Thirst for Gov. Bonds Wont Last

Bond investors in China have a seemingly unquenchable thirst for government bonds, but the latest...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Caterpillar Profits Miss Keeps Real Estate ETFs at Bay

Caterpillar disappointed investors in Wednesday’s trading session as the construction equipment...

News

Market Expert: “Short or Very Medium Short” Bond Durations

While it’s still necessary to get core bond exposure if an investor’s portfolio is heavily tilted...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Deeper-Than-Expected OPEC Cuts Boosts Oil

Oil has certainly seen better days as of late, but in Tuesday’s trading session, it got the boost...

News

Fixed Income Factor Funds Continues Seeing Growth

Factor investing, in and of itself, is still trying to gain its footing among the masses and...

News

2 ETFs to Get Core and Short-Term Bond Exposure

Fixed income funds are aplenty in the ETF world, but in today’s market, it’s necessary to get...

News

Is It Time to Break Bonds and Jump Back into Equities?

U.S.-China trade optimism and third-quarter earnings are reinstalling confidence back into...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Retail Sales Fall: A Sign of an Economic Slowdown?

Third-quarter earnings are off to a good start, but weaker-than-expected retail sales data...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Will Low Interest Rates Keep Real Estate ETFs Afloat?

The housing market is replete with lenders offering low-interest rates, but not enough in the...

News

Geopolitical Landscape May Cause Bond Market Volume to Drop

It’s certainly been the summer of bonds after the equities markets spooked investors into safer...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Reversal of Fortune: Best-Performing Inverse ETF Year to Date

The advent of inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can certainly give traders the opportunity to...

Relative Value Investing Channel

How Do Economists Know When We’re in a Recession?

The “R” word, recession, is the one capital markets don’t like to hear when it comes to financial...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

New Tech Data Finds Gold, Silver in Consolidation Phase

As investors were lukewarm on the latest trade news talk, banks were able to prop up the markets...

News

Tilt Your Allocation At the “TLT” ETF

After taking Columbus Day off, the bond markets were back in full swing on Tuesday, but the...

Relative Value Investing Channel

6 Vital Areas to Address for More Growth in Emerging Markets

A U.S.-China trade deal is the biggest elephant in the room when it comes to more strength in...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

China’s Growing Tech Sector Could Boost This ETF

As U.S.-China trade negotiations move forward, one of the hot-button issues will no doubt be...

News

ETFs Help Add Liquidity to a Generally Illiquid Bond Market

A myth of exchange-traded funds is that the constant buying and selling could result in inflated...

News

IRS Issues 1st Guidance for Crypto in 5 Years

While the Securities and Exchange Commission is serving as gatekeeper for any legitimate...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Is More Strength Building for Large Cap Growth?

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the capital markets that the growth factor is headed towards...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Are Small Cap Equities the Right Choice for the Next 10 Years?

With volatility taking hold of major U.S. indexes once again, it might seem that seeking the...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Power Cuts in California May Put Leveraged Energy ETFs in Play

It will be “California Dreamin’” as in dreaming of electricity for a number of Northern...

News

The Time to Get Active with Fixed Income is Now

Now more than ever, strategy plays an even bigger role in the bond markets than simply opting for...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Economic Data Suggests US Economy is Doing A-OK

Investors might be focusing too much on a U.S.-China trade war and should laser in on the hard...

News

Robots Could Conquer the Bond Trading Space

AllianceBernstein Holding LP introduced a robot with the capability of executing corporate-bond...

News

Achieving Emerging Markets Exposure Without China

When it comes to getting exposure to emerging markets, it’s difficult to ignore adding China to...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Will Restricting Chinese Investments Really Hurt US Equities?

In what looks like a negotiation tactic in order to force China’s hand into a trade deal, the...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Defense ETFs: Hypersonic Weapons May Be Next Frontier

Hypersonic weapons that can travel at an extremely high rate of speed could be the next frontier...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Energy Sector May Open Opportunities for Leveraged ETFs

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) traders armed with leverage are operating in a landscape where a...

News

3 ETFs to Watch if Investors Still Have FANG Fever

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (FANG) stocks were the toast of the town during the height...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Does Predicted Volatility Mean Small Caps Are Doomed?

Trade wars and inverted yield curves are throwing curve balls at investors, but with more...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Low Mortgage Rates Could Secure Homebuilder ETFs

National home prices are beginning to taper off, but low mortgage rates could give the housing...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Is a Homebuilder Breakout on the Horizon?

Homebuilder exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could be on the verge of a breakout. As such, ETFs to...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Gold Pushes Past $1,550 for First Time Since 2013

With the capital markets uncertain on how to approach equities with trade wars and inverted yield...

Core ETF Channel

5 Best-Performing ETFs When Volatility Strikes

In the movie “Top Gun,” Maverick, the hotshot pilot played by Tom Cruise, said of aerial...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

More Volatility Ahead? Traders Are Betting On It

Trade wars and yield curves are certainly a two-headed dragon that’s been plaguing investors as...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Russell 2000: Strong Indicator of Next Market Move?

Every market move as of late has been mostly about trade wars and yield curves, but the Russell...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Ray of Light for US Equities as China Tariff Items Removed

A ray of light for U.S. equities was shining in Tuesday’s early market session after the U.S....

Relative Value Investing Channel

Goldman Sachs Lowers Q4 Growth Forecast Due to Trade Wars

Goldman Sachs is forecasting that the ongoing U.S.-China trade war will have a larger effect on...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Energy Plays Could be on Traders’ Radars as China Could Target U.S. Oil

While in general, the U.S.-China trade war may be seen as a net negative for the capital markets,...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Are Fear and Loathing Gone from U.S. Equities?

Are the sentiments of fear and loathing finally gone from the markets? Analysts are quick to...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Look to Leveraged Tech ETFs for Trade War Opportunities

Technology has been a hot-button issue during the U.S.-China trade war drama, which is causing a...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Are International Equities in Trouble with a “Crumbling” Chinese Economy?

Amid a U.S.-China trade war that has taken itself to new heights, White House economic adviser...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Employment Data Could Be a Make or Break Moment for U.S. Equities

A data-fueled Federal Reserve will certainly be keeping a close eye on the latest employment...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Volatility Comeback Could Spark This 3X Inverse ETF

Last week, the major indexes were turned inside out from volatility stemming from a Federal...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Oil’s Worst Day in Four Years Opens Up Energy Opportunities

Just as the capital markets were responding to the upside on the heels of the 25-basis point rate...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Will the Latest Jobs Report Hurt U.S. Equities?

The Labor Department revealed that 164,000 jobs were added during the month of July while the...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Fortnite World Champ Takes Home $3M, Play This ETF

The Fortnite World Cup champion took home a cool $3 million in prize money, making it the largest...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Goldman Sachs Raises 2019 Price Target for S&P 500

Global investment firm Goldman Sachs raised its year-end price target for the S&P 500, but...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Traders: Keep Consumer Discretionary in Back Pocket

All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve as the capital markets are hoping for an equities boost...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Will 1/4-Point Rate Cut Continue to Provide Strength for U.S. Equities?

The U.S. economy added 170,000 nonfarm payrolls and the unemployment rate currently stands at a...

Relative Value Investing Channel

GDP Falls to 2.1% in Q2 but Beats Wall Street Expectations

The Commerce Department reported that Gross domestic product (GDP) fell during the second quarter...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Sluggish Earnings: International Equities Over US?

The majority of the capital market is looking for an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve to...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Are Emerging Markets Still a Viable Option Moving Forward?

Geopolitical waves have been rocking boats in emerging markets with the president of Turkey...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Gold Bulls Lying in Wait for End-of-Month Rate Cut

As the Federal Reserve ponders a possible rate cut following its meeting near the end of the...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Traders Looking for Q2 Earnings Weakness Can Use “SPXS” ETF

Technology earnings will kick off this week and if the prescience of some analysts proves right,...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Flow Trends Could Favor U.S. Funds Over International

The latest Morningstar report for U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) fund flows...

Relative Value Investing Channel

June Saw a Tilt Towards Cyclical Sectors over Defensive Sectors

As the Federal Reserve gave capital markets reason to brace themselves for interest rate cuts...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Leveraged Brazil ETF in Play After Economic Activity Picked up in May

Aside from a summer day in the desert, you would be hard-pressed to find something hotter than...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Value Outperformed Growth for the First Time in 7 Months

Value was able to outdo growth during the month of June, which was the first time the factor was...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Russian Bulls Charged the Markets Head on in June

The bulls in Russian equities were charging hard during the month of June, which saw the Direxion...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Large Caps Underperformed Small Caps in June, but Will It Last?

Prior to a volatile climate in May that saw a U.S.-China trade deal hit a pothole, large cap...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Fed Chair Compares Bitcoin to a Gold Alternative

Bitcoin has been dubbed “digital gold” by cryptocurrency and capital markets alike, but the...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Attitude of Millennials Towards Housing Could Influence NAIL ETF

Traders may want to keep an eye on the attitudes of millennials when it comes to owning versus...

Relative Value Investing Channel

White House Economic Adviser: Fed Owes a Rate Cut

December 2018 was the last time the Federal Reserve implemented a rate hike, and according to...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Weaker Q2 Corporate Earnings Guidance Puts “SPXS” ETF in Play

Second-quarter earnings will kick off in the middle of July, but it could be the bears rejoicing,...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Capitalize on U.S. Equity Strength as Rate Cuts Loom

The central bank has been showing its more dovish side so far this year, which pivots from 2018’s...

Relative Value Investing Channel

U.S. Equity Strength in Play with Fed Chair Testimony Ahead

The capital markets will keep their eyes and ears fixated on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Why Have MLPs and Midstream Been Reducing Leverage as of Late?

Master limited partnerships and midstream companies have been reducing leverage as of late, but...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Dismal Outlook on Earnings Could Bring International Strength Over the U.S.

U.S. equities reached record highs to kick off the trading week ahead of Independence Day, but...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Gold Prices Take a Breather, but More Gains Could Be Ahead

The market expectation of future rate cuts by the Federal Reserve saw gold surpass its 5-year...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Fed Gives Banks Green Light for More Payouts to Investors

The Federal Reserve gave banks the green light to offer more payouts to investors after 18 of the...

Relative Value Investing Channel

A Weakening Dollar Will Pave the Way for Emerging Markets

As the capital markets look to possible rate cuts by the Federal Reserve before year’s end, a...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

10 Best-Performing 3X Leveraged Equity ETFs So Far in 2019

U.S. equities were rolling through 2019 after a lackluster fourth quarter, but sputtered in May...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Are Oil Traders Overestimating the Impact of Latest Iran Sanctions?

Rather than resort to war, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to bring down the hammer with more...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Investors Leaning Towards U.S. So Far in June

Halfway through the year, the penchant for investors to pour into U.S. equities over...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Future Rate Cuts Could See Investors Favoring U.S. Equities Over International

The Federal Reserve didn’t give capital markets the rate cut they might have been expecting last...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Middle East Tensions Could Give Oil Prices More Support This Week

Oil prices could maintain their support levels this week as tensions between the United States...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Are Investors Ready to Bury Value, Look to Growth?

Buying stocks on the cheap relative to their value and then holding them for an extended duration...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Emerging Markets’ Hopes for a Trade Deal Aren’t Dashed Just Yet

U.S. markets have come to life this week after optimism from improved prospects of a U.S.-China...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Oil Prices in Flux Amid Growth, Middle East Tensions

The push-and-pull of Middle East tensions and slowing global growth is leaving prices for the oil...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Is Semiconductor Sector Hinting at Weakness in Economy?

A broad slowdown in demand, including China were the prime culprits in Broadcom reporting...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Consider the Infrastructure Sector as Global Growth Slows

As investors were caught in the throes of May’s volatility, they were seeking quality oriented...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Secret Lending by China Could Hurt International Equities

The world’s second largest economy could be playing a dangerous game that involves secret...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Lean on the U.S. Economy as Global Growth Experiences a Slowdown

The U.S. capital markets stumbled into 2019 after a slipping and sliding through a fourth quarter...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Leveraged 3X Homebuilder ETF Hits the “NAIL” on the Head

Despite the recent market volatility, the Direxion Daily Homebuilders and Supplies Bull and Bear...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Trade War Could Trigger Global Crisis, Says French Finance Minister

If you want someone to paint a rosy picture of the global economy, you might not want to ask...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Trump Mexico Tariffs Can Put LBJ ETF in Play

U.S. President Donald Trump has delayed tariffs on Mexico as both sides try to hash out their...

News

In The Know: ETF Industry Trends to Shape Portfolios

During the normal course of buying and selling securities within the capital markets, it’s easy...

Relative Value Investing Channel

May’s Mayhem Could Bring June Bounce for Small Caps

Whether equities were large or small, the month of May wasn’t kind to either as the U.S.-China...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Move Away From Low Bond Yields with Inverse ETFs

May’s volatility due to the U.S.-China trade wars showed that it’s profitable to be a bear using...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Business Sentiment Worries Fed Official

Yes, trade wars are a key risk that could negatively affect the U.S. economy, but it’s not...

News

In the Know: Preparing for What Lies Ahead in Markets

With the capital markets turning the page on the first quarter of 2019, investors are regaining...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Don’t Buy the Bitcoin Rally Hype, Says Gold Bull

Once Bitcoin spiked liked energy levels after a can of Red Bull near the end of 2017, it also...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Risk-Off Sentiment Fueled Defensive Mindset in May

So what did investors do when the markets were awash in volatile-laden sell-offs in May as a...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Investors Preferring USD Over Gold Amid Trade Wars

As U.S. President Donald Trump turns his attention to Mexico from China in the latest...

Thematic Investing Channel

Battered Copper Prices May Offer Investor Opportunities

Copper was the first metal to be worked by people. Copper beads have been excavated in northern...

Relative Value Investing Channel

China’s Latest Threat: “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You”

China’s biggest newspaper gave the U.S. fair warning on Wednesday that the trade war could be a...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Gold Falls as Investors Dip Toes Back in U.S. Equities

Risk-on was back in U.S. equities after the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 200 points on...

News

In the Know: Innovation in ETF Strategies

The adage of “change is the only constant” is certainly applicable to the exchange-traded fund...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Investors Show May Distaste for Emerging Markets

May’s market volatility due to U.S.-China trade wars has been a progenitor of suffering in the ...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Will Growth Worries Hold Down Oil For Rest of 2019?

Supply cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have pushed oil prices...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Health Care ETFs Could be Cure for Trade War Blues

Whether the markets are roaring or experiencing doldrums, health care exchange-traded funds have...

News

In the Know: Trends in ETF Industry & Efficient Trading

The number of exchange-traded funds (ETF) continue to grow at a rapid pace. Currently, there are...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Large Caps Were Outperforming Small Caps Before May

Even before a volatile climate in May, large cap equities were already outperforming small cap...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

How Are 4X Leveraged ETFs Doing YTD?

Over two years ago, VelocityShares, the exchange traded note business of the Janus Henderson...

Relative Value Investing Channel

10 Best-Performing Non Leveraged Small-Cap ETFs

The Russell 2000 index primarily associated with small cap equities–is up about 21 percent since...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

5 Leveraged ETFs For Q2 Of 2019

With market volatility on the rise due to heightened tensions from the U.S. trade beef with...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Emerging Markets Might Be Down, but They’re Not Out

The U.S.-China trade war is certainly injecting a dose of distaste for certain markets and one in...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Russia Tops Emerging Markets Equities ETFs Leaderboard

During the first quarter, economic growth in Russia missed forecasts and slowed to its weakest...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Up the Energy Ante With These 4 Leveraged ETFs

Oil prices retreated recently as traders are eagerly anticipating the release of inventory data....

Relative Value Investing Channel

US Equities: Taking Flight on Latest Market Correction?

Investors can breathe a collective sigh of relieve after seeing U.S. equities racked thanks to...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

ETFs to Consider as Gold Prices Teeter on Fragility

After the last week’s volatility-laden performances in the major indexes, it might seem that...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Small Caps Are Not An Ideal Safe Haven During Trade War

For investors looking for ideal safe haven assets during the U.S.-China trade war are better off...

News

In the Know: Why Investors Must Be Strategic in 2019

With the first quarter of 2019 in the books, investors are looking at a capital market...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

‘UBOT’ ETF Gains Would Make a Robot Exhibit Emotions

While the majority of the capital markets are fixated on trade wars, the Robotics & AI Bull...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Goldman Sachs Dials Back Emerging Markets Exposure

The U.S.-China trade war is certainly injecting a dose of distaste for certain markets and one in...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Now is the Time to Get Defensive with ‘RWDC’ ETF

So what did investors do when the markets were awash in volatile-laden sell-offs the last week as...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Leveraged Homebuilder ‘NAIL’ ETF Builds Big 2019 Gains

Someone forgot to tell the Direxion Daily Homebuilders and Supplies Bull and Bear 3X Shares (NAIL...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

5 Leveraged 3X ETFs Thrived Amid Trade War Volatility

If the U.S.-China trade wars taught investors anything last week, it’s the notion that it’s...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Is Bigger Better When the Market is Volatile?

The steady dose of recent volatility has begged the question of who sustained the most damage:...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Four 3X Leveraged Oil ETFs to Get Slick With Trading

The U.S.-China trade deal standoff has investors fretting as of late, but oil and gas operators...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Why U.S. Stocks Continue Leading

Over the past three years, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV A), which tracks the benchmark...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Triple “QQQ” ETF Exposure Providing Dynamite Gains

The Nasdaq Composite’s short-term memory of its 4.36 percent loss in 2018 is warranted given its...

Relative Value Investing Channel

China Won’t "Swallow Bitter Fruit" in US Trade Spat

The ongoing saga known as the U.S.-China trade negotiations is already taking an even more...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Trade War Fears Stymie Potential Gains for Oil Prices

A surprise fall in U.S. crude stockpiles should’ve translated into strength for oil prices, but...

Relative Value Investing Channel

China Threatens 'Necessary Countermeasures' On Tariffs

China responded to the latest tariff threats by U.S. President Donald Trump by promising to take...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

4 ETFs to Trade Consumer Discretionary, Staples Sectors

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 473 points. For investors who are...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Large Caps, Small Caps Almost Neck and Neck in April

Year-to-date performance for U.S. equities have been fueling both large cap and small cap stocks,...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

6 Leveraged Oil ETFs Traders Need to Know

Oil prices slid to a one-month low last week as the markets continued to absorb last Wednesday’s...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Downsize to Small Cap Equities Strength with ‘RWSL’ ETF

Will small cap equities react more positively to the latest central bank move as the markets...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

The Robots Are Coming via The ‘UBOT’ ETF

Over 240 years ago, Paul Revere made his legendary midnight ride to warn his fellow compatriots...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Getting Defensive When the Fed Pauses on Interest Rates

On Wednesday, while the central bank elected to keep interest rates static, the markets dipped...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Hitting a Home Run With The 'RAAX' ETF

The price of gold is lingering under $1,300, but the latest decision to keep rates unchanged...

Relative Value Investing Channel

10 Emerging Market ETFs Via Quant-Based Evaluations

For more portfolio diversification, investors can include more emerging markets ETFs as part of...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

10 Leveraged ETFs With Biggest YTD Fund Flows

Even with positive vibes reverberating through the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, it would be...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

5 Portfolio+ ETFs Make Leaps & Bounds in 2019

Earnings week can exhibit bouts of volatility that make it ripe for traders, but those who want...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Get Anti-Defensive With Relative Value ETF 'RWCD'

After stumbling out of the 2018, investors are seeing better results for U.S. equities in 2019,...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

5 Leveraged 3X ETFs Up 100%+ YTD

Leveraged and inverse products have given investors access to an investment space that was...

Relative Value Investing Channel

10 Biggest International Equity ETFs by AUM

The U.S. economy rebounded in the first quarter of 2019 despite a downtrodden fourth quarter to...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

20 Precious Metals ETFs to Diversify a Portfolio

Precious metals like gold can provide investors with the uncorrelated diversification of their...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Global Upside Potential, Downside Protection in One ETF

The adage of “no risk, no reward” is often circulated through the capital markets when it comes...

Relative Value Investing Channel

10 Best Performing YTD Small-Cap ETFs

First-quarter earnings have fueled record closings for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, but...

Tactical Allocation Channel

5 Surging Semiconductor ETFs Up 30%+ YTD

With semiconductor stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) roaring higher this year, some funds...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

3 Transportation ETFs on the Move in 2019

The Dow Jones Transportation Average is outpacing the Dow Jones Industrial Average by about 4...

Tactical Allocation Channel

ETF Virtual Summit Attendees Foresee Positive Trends

The fall of 1988 saw “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin climb the music charts, which was...

Thematic Investing Channel

Survey: Advisors Are Talking About Disruptive Tech ETFs

FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) stocks were all the rage at the height of last...

Thematic Investing Channel

15 Biggest Artificial Intelligence ETFs By AUM

Whether society is ready for it or not, artificial intelligence is just one of the various types...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Large Cap, Cyclical ETFs in Focus During Busy Earnings Week

The crux of first-quarter earnings will take place this week, which could sway sector-specific...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Why Market Volatility Remains the #1 Investor Concern

The image of the fourth-quarter volatility in 2018 must be firmly etched in investors’ minds as...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Oil Soars on Trump Ending Iran Sanction Waivers

Oil climbed on Monday following U.S. President Donald Trump ending waivers on companies wishing...

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As the first quarter of 2019 drew to a close, leveraged ETF traders saw oil and technology take...

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You can’t see it, but the impact of cloud computing can be felt as more companies are utilizing...

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With the rise in U.S. equities so far in 2019, it’s difficult to be a contrarian, but traders are...

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With trade wars, interest rates and fears of a global economic slowdown weighing on the minds of...

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As U.S. equities continue to seek retribution from a challenging fourth quarter in 2018, there...

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Large cap equities could be entering overbought territory versus small cap equities, but how this...

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Per a Bloomberg report, U.S.-China trade deal negotiations now include the addition of a cloud...

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When volatility rears its ugly head as it did on Tuesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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Look to International Markets for Income Opportunities

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Dow Slips on Earnings Pessimism, Slowing Global Growth

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as much as 200 points on Tuesday as corporate earnings...

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Gold ETFs Tick Higher as China Adds Metals to Reserves

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Strategize Your Exposure to China ETFs Before Diving In

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China ETFs Surge on ‘Constructive’ Trade Talks in Beijing

China country-specific ETFs were among the best performers Friday as investors regained...

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Markets Rise as Inverted Yield Curve Fears Ease

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Expert: Gold Euphoria Is “Justified”

In 2018, rising interest rates that coincided with an extended bull run in U.S. equities for most...

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Why GLDM Is A Cost-Effective ETF for Accessing Gold

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An Interest Rate Cut is Not in the Cards Just Yet

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Oil Crosses $60 Mark, Leveraged ETF Rises

Oil prices crossed the $60 mark on Tuesday, providing the wind in the sails for the Direxion...

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While Most IPOs Sputter, ‘IPO’ ETF Takes Off

The Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO C) is up 30.37 percent year-to-date, which might mean that initial...

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Dow Climbs Over 200 Points as Recession Fears Ease

An inverted yield curve has been the cause of much angst the past week in the capital markets,...

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As Investors Get More Defensive, Look to Gold, Miners, Metals ETFs

The Dow could record its fifth straight losing session today, but defensive-minded investors are...

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