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Max Chen is a staff writer at ETF Trends and ETF Database. Max earned his undergraduate degree from University of California, Irvine. He currently resides in Irvine where he continues his life-long journey of finding the perfect pizza.

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2019 Investing Themes

2019 Investing Themes: Global Trade, Banks & More

Each year, ETFdb.com conducts a comprehensive review of the macroeconomic trends, policies and...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Brazil ETFs Retreat as Economy Heads Toward a Recession

Brazil country-specific ETFs are among the worst hit Monday as economic indicators suggest the...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Political Uncertainty Grips Pakistan ETF

The lone Pakistan country-specific ETF was among the hardest hit Wednesday after Islamabad...

Relative Value Investing Channel

ETF Investors Win in a Protracted Fee War

In an ongoing price war that has pushed fund managers to provide products at lower and lower...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Natural Gas ETFs Surge on ‘Anomalous Heat’ Forecasts

Natural gas-related ETFs led the charge on Wednesday as higher temperatures ahead fuel bets of a...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Small-Cap ETFs Lag Behind Their Large-Cap Peers

While the more widely observed U.S. benchmarks have marked new record highs, small-cap stocks and...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Surging Dry Bulk Shipping ETF Up 40% In Past Month Doesn’t Mean All Is Well

An ETF strategy that tracks dry bulk freight futures has surged in recent weeks, along with the...

Thematic Investing Channel

5G, Cloud Computing and E-commerce: How to Capture the Growth in ETF Strategies

The infrastructure for these 3 major trends is growing rapidly, but do you know the companies...

Core ETF Channel

5 Targeted ETFs to Track the Second-Biggest Slice of the Retail Market

Online shopping is now the second-biggest component of the U.S. retail market after overtaking...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Financial Sector ETFs Under the Spotlight with Big Bank Earnings This Week

Financial stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds were under the microscope Monday as...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Consider Bearish ETF Strategies to Hedge Against Weak Earnings Results

As the earnings season begins, ETF investors should keep in mind that the upcoming quarterly...

Core ETF Channel

Dividend Growing ETFs to Smooth Out a Rough Ride

Investors who are considering ways to diversify their exchange traded fund investment portfolios...

Tactical Allocation Channel

China ETFs Surge on Restart in Trade Talks

China country-specific ETFs were leading the charge Monday after President Donald Trump and...

Core ETF Channel

Gold ETFs Shine, Mark Best Month in 3 Years

Gold ETFs continued to inch higher Friday ahead of a closely observed meeting between the United...

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It’s How You Use ETFs That Makes the Investment Process Important

ETFs have hit the financial scene as cheap, easy-to-use, index-based products. While the...

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An Interesting Year for Smart Beta ETFs

Smart beta ETF strategies that track alternative or customized indices have been gaining...

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ETF Flows Reflect the Shifting Market Trends

ETFs have become a go-to investment vehicle for many investors across a range of backgrounds,...

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Smart Beta ETF Opportunities for Today’s Market

As the bull market extends, exchange traded fund investors can still find opportunities, but they...

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Investors Should Look into Their ETF’s Underlying Index

Index-based ETFs passively track an underlying benchmark, but that does not mean investors...

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4 ETFs to Help Investors Access Innovative Disruptors

New disruptive technologies are changing the way we interact with the world, providing growth...

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Incredible Valuations in International Stock ETFs

As investors look to diversify their portfolios, many are looking to international markets and...

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An ETF Strategy to Manage Global Risks in Late Cycle

As the U.S. heads deeper into the late market cycle, investors will be faced with increased...

Relative Value Investing Channel

10 ETF Strategies to Express Your Full View on Developing Trends

In a maturing bull market environment, exchange traded fund investors should look to sectors and...

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Advisors: Simplify Practice with ETF Model Portfolios

With thousands of ETFs to choose from, financial advisors are turning to institutional type...

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20 Country ETFs to Diversify into International Waters

Exchange traded funds are a cheap and easy way to help investors access targeted markets around...

Relative Value Investing Channel

10 ETF Strategies for a Late-Cycle Bull Market

Increased volatility and macro uncertainty, which has affected a large range of asset classes,...

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A Smart Beta ETF to Help Investors Weather the Storm

The markets have witnessed bouts of volatility that hampered the march forward, but investors are...

Tactical Allocation Channel

A Moat Investing Strategy To Catch Warren Buffett’s Eye

As a way to better target quality companies, investors can look to an exchange traded fund...

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Smart Beta ETFs Compensate for Cap-Weighting Drawbacks

Market capitalization-weighted index funds have served investors well over the years, but there...

Tactical Allocation Channel

China ETFs Surge on Infrastructure Stimulus

China country-specific exchange traded funds rallied Tuesday after Beijing paved the way for more...

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Factor ETFs: Better Tools to Access the Market

As investors look for ways to better manage risk and diversify their investment portfolios, more...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Mexico ETF EWW Looks to Breakout After Tariff Crisis Was Averted

The Mexico country-specific ETF was among the standout performers on Monday after President...

Thematic Investing Channel

Greece ETF Rallies with Snap Elections on the Books

The divided politics and a rise in populist sentiment dragged on Greek markets, but after a...

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J.P. Morgan ETF Strategies Are Backed by Experience

Money managers are tapping into their decades of experience as they adapt time-tested strategies...

Core ETF Channel

Tapping into Developing Trends with Thematic ETFs

More investors are honing in on specific market segments to capture potential opportunities...

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Bond Investors: ETF Solutions for Current Environment

Bonds remain an important component of a well diversified investment portfolio, and fixed-income...

Thematic Investing Channel

ETFs to Track a Shift Away from Crude Oil and into Cleaner Energy

Investment banks are bolstering their ranks with teams to gauge the rise of businesses and...

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SEC Precidian Ruling Is An Active ETF Game Changer

With the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pushing forward with non-transparent exchange...

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A Bond ETF to Enhance Your Fixed-Income Portfolio

There is still demand for income generation, and fixed-income investors are increasingly turning...

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Ultra-Short Bond ETF Gets More Out of a Cash Position

With all the market ups and downs, financial advisors have been shifting in and out of cash to...

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How ETF Managed Portfolios Can Help Financial Advisors

Financial advisors who are looking to enhancing their practices can incorporate exchange traded...

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New ETF Rule to Even Playing Field for Small Players

Among the more important aspects in the regulatory landscape today, the SEC is enacting new rules...

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Smart Beta ETFs: Invest in Factors Driving Performance

As investors grow accustomed to the exchange traded fund investment vehicle, many are looking for...

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How 'SSPY' Alternative S&P 500 ETF Accounts for Risks

As a way to better diversify equity market exposure, investors can consider a relatively new...

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Marijuana ETFs Could Tap Fast-Growing, Emerging Asset

Market traders are getting high off marijuana investments, and many are looking to exchange...

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Check Your Brokerage to See if Your Target ETF is Free to Trade

In an increasingly competitive industry, brokerage platforms are working more closely with...

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Look to Smart Beta Stock, Bond ETFs to Limit Risks

With volatility rearing its ugly head again, ETF investors should look to strategies that...

Core ETF Channel

Exploring Popular Thematic ETFs in Niche Markets

With all the broad market real estate already accounted for, ETF providers are honing in on...

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ETFs That Focus on the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurs who break the mold are creating quickly growing companies that investors can gain...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Inside VanEck’s Dynamic LFEQ ETF Allocation Strategy

Investors who are looking for a smart way to keep their money invested in the markets may look to...

Tactical Allocation Channel

5 Volatility ETFs to Take Edge Off Volatile Conditions

In an aging bull market, many anticipate persistent uncertainties with global trade and slowing...

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Smart Beta ETF Strategies Backed by Bernstein Research

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, a well-known Wall Street sell-side research and brokerage firm,...

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What You Should Know About Smart Beta ETFs

Investors who are looking to diversify their portfolios with smart beta exchange traded funds...

Tactical Allocation Channel

REMX ETF: Betting Big on a Rare Earth, Strategic Metals

ETFs are an easy way to gain broad exposure to comprehensive and niche markets, and one ETF that...

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Outcome-Based ETF Portfolios to Meet Investment Goals

Financial advisors who are looking for customized ETF portfolios in the separate accounts space...

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It’s a Great Time for MLP ETFs

Income-minded investors who are looking for alternative avenues of yield generation may consider...

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ETFs Keep Gaining Popularity Among Investors

As the exchange traded fund investment vehicle grows in popularity, with trillions of dollars...

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How to Use Gold ETFs to Balance Investing Risk

Gold ETFs are garnering greater attention in 2019 as investors look for ways to hedge market...

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What to Expect from the New ETF Database & ETF Trends

As the exchange traded fund industry grows and matures, with rising demand among institutional,...

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Smart Beta ETF Investing for the Late Business Cycle

With the U.S. in the late stages of the market cycle, more investors are looking into smart beta...

Core ETF Channel

3 Targeted ETFs to Ride Developing Market Waves

As a number of global market trends quickly develop, investors can look to targeted exchange...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Take Munis to the 'MAAX' With New VanEck ETF

Expanding upon its line of Guided Allocation strategies, VanEck launched an actively managed...

Core ETF Channel

Pet Care, Infrastructure & Online Retail—Investing in Today’s Global Trends

Famous advice says “invest in what you know”—70% of American households have pets and we spend...

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Actively Managed ETFs for Troubled Times

Actively managed ETFs help investors gain exposure to some of the expertise and financial...

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FlexShares: Financial Advisors Stressed But Fulfilled

Northern Trust’s FlexShares have conducted an annual survey to gain insights into advisor...

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Two Nationwide ETFs for Smarter Exposure to US Markets

As the popularity of the exchange traded fund investment vehicle grows, diversified financial...

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A Robotics ETF to Capture the Future of Innovation

Robotics and artificial intelligence are a quickly developing innovation that touches upon a...

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An 'Anti-Beta' ETF Strategy for Volatile Markets

Investors who are looking for ways to diversify out of traditional assets, especially during...

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Cryptocurrency Is on Financial Advisors’ Radar

Cryptocurrency is an up-and-coming market, and financial advisors are taking a closer look at the...

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Thematic ETFs to Target Innovative Tech Developments

As investors grow accustomed to the exchange traded fund investment vehicle, many are now looking...

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Quality Factor Smart Beta ETFs for Late Business Cycle

With the markets heading toward the later stages of a typical economic cycle, exchange traded...

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Active Managers Embrace the Transparent ETF Movement

Active money managers are embracing the exchange traded fund wrapper, despite concerns that their...

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How to Use ETFs to Tap into Global Opportunities

As investors build our their portfolios, many are turning to ETFs to tap into the global...

Tactical Allocation Channel

3 Tactical ETFs With Timeless Investment Philosophy

Factor-based smart beta ETF strategies have quickly gained popularity as investors look to...

Thematic Investing Channel

2 Online Retail ETFs to Hone in on Market Opportunities

With most of the broad and widely observed benchmarks already accounted for, money managers are...

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Why ETFs Are an Important Facet in the Market Ecosystem

Exchange traded funds are quickly becoming the go-to investment vehicle of choice as investors...

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Women in ETFs Help Promote Gender Equality, Empowerment

Women in ETFs, the first women’s group for the exchange traded fund industry, has been helping to...

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ETF Investors Should Look Beyond U.S. Markets

In the late stages of the economic cycle, many believe U.S. markets will witness slower growth....

Thematic Investing Channel

What Defines a Thematic ETF Investment

As more investors grow comfortable with the exchange traded fund investment vehicle, many are...

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Diminish Volatility With Principal ETF Strategies

In the late stages of a business economic cycle with a prolonged bull market, ETF investors...

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3 Smart Beta ETFs to Navigate Choppy Market Conditions

As investors push deeper into a prolonged bull market with short-term risks popping up, many are...

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Commodity ETFs Surge As Investors Hedge Volatility

As a way to hedge against heightened volatility in the equities market, more investors are...

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Smart Beta ETFs Are Backed by Years of Experience

Money managers who have years of experience in traditional active management are also finding...

Relative Value Investing Channel

10 Relative Weight ETFs for Top-Down Thematic Views

As more investors look for more out of an investment portfolio, many are diving deeper into ETFs...

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Smart Beta ETFs Are Not Created Equal

Smart beta or factor-based ETFs are growing in popularity as more money managers launch new...

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Dynamic ETF Strategies That Adapt to Changing Markets

Investors who are worried about sudden volatile swings can consider ETF strategies with a...

Relative Value Investing Channel

10 Relative Weight ETFs to Play Cyclical Markets

As ETF investors consider ways to diversify and enhance their investment portfolios, many are...

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ETF Strategies to Address Volatility in a Portfolio

Volatility can come out of no where and weigh on an investment portfolio, especially as we head...

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ESG ETFs Align Investors’ Portfolio With Core Values

Socially responsible investments are gaining traction with more investors looking into ETFs that...

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Active Bond ETFs to Help Investors to Navigate Markets

As the fixed-income market resets and many look to manage risks ahead, investors may consider...

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ETF Arena Likely to Expand as SEC Relaxes Filing Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to ease its rules for approving low-risk...

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A Targeted ETF to Capture M&A, Consolidation in the Biotech Space

The biotechnology space is filled with new drug makers and treatments that help make lives...

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ESG-Themed ETFs Are Gaining Traction Among Investors

Many people believe in the principles that environmental, social and governance factors...

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Investing in the Boon of the Airline Industry

ETF investors who are looking into the airline industry may find that airline carriers’ business...

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Why It’s Time to Consider Precious Metals, Commodity ETFs

As investors consider potential risks ahead, many are looking to ETF strategies that cover...

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Charles Schwab Commission-Free Platform Keeps Expanding

Brokerage platforms, like Charles Schwab, have helped ETF investors reduce trading costs by...

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ETF Strategists Are Helping Advisors as Markets Change

Central banks around the world have been tightening, but some have begun to ease off the gas,...

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EMQQ ETF Looks to E-Commerce Growth in Emerging Markets

As more investors look to developing economies for greater growth and enhance returns, many are...

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Investors: Don't Forget About Emerging Market ETFs

Investors who are thinking about building a diversified investment portfolio should not forget to...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Smart Beta and Factor Strategies for a Late Stage Market Cycle

As smart beta ETF interest continues to grow, more investors are asking questions about how to...

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3 Defined Outcome ETFs to Better Manage Market Risks

As the ETF industry begins to customize and tailor strategies to fit with a changing market...

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Don’t Forget About Mid-Cap ETF Investing

With the markets in recovery mode, the middle-capitalization category and related ETFs have been...

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Smart Beta ETFs Are Becoming a Household Name

As the exchange traded fund community matures, more investors are branching out from traditional...

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6 Dividend Growth ETFs for Quality Market Exposure

ETF strategies that focus on elite dividend-paying companies can be a good way to enhance a...

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How to Generate Yield With Cushing Sector Plus MLP ETFs

As the energy sector begins to pick up, investors may look to sector-specific ETF strategies that...

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J.P. Morgan ETFs Find Success as Client Demand Grows

Despite a volatile 2018, some ETF providers were well positioned to capitalize on the market...

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ESG-Themed ETF Strategies Are Turning More Heads

As investors look for ways to diversify their investment portfolios, many are looking into...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Steel ETFs Could Be Facing a Meltdown

Steel-related ETFs have rebounded along with the broader markets, but a potential supply glut...

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Demand for Gold ETFs Increases to Diversify a Portfolio

In the current market environment, investors are looking to gold ETFs as a way to diversify a...

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3 Smart Beta ETF Strategies to Limit Downside Risks, Capture Further Upside Potential

In the late stage of the economy cycle, investors still want to be in the markets but want to...

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Why Cost Matters to ETF Investors

As the ETF industry grows and matures, investors are gravitating toward specific areas of...

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How ARK Invest ETFs Target Technological Advances, Disruptors

In a quickly developing world, investors are always on the look out for the next big thing, and...

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Active Minimum Volatility ETF Can Help Investors Adapt to Quickly Changing Markets

In the late market cycle with more frequent swings, investors are looking to minimum or low...

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Beyond the Core With Direxion's Relative Weight ETFs

As more investors look for more out of an investment portfolio, many are diving deeper into ETFs...

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A Floating Rate Treasury ETF for Safer Rate Capture

While the Federal Reserve has eased off the pedal on interest rate hikes, investors are still...

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How to Use Active Bond ETFs to Help Preserve Downside Protection

Fixed income investors should consider actively managed bond ETFs with a seasoned team ready to...

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Real Estate ETFs to Diversify An Investment Portfolio

As investors go off the beaten road and look to alternative strategies, many are considering real...

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Invesco Celebrates QQQ ETF Turning 20

Invesco is today celebrating the two-decade history of one of the largest and oldest ETFs to hit...

Thematic Investing Channel

Tech China ETFs Among the Top Winners as Trade Talks Continue

China tech ETFs have stood out in 2019 with Chinese markets rebounding thanks to trade talks...

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Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

The Hottest Leveraged ETFs Of Summer 2019

After one of the most volatile summers in recent market history, traders are looking forward to...

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8 Oil ETF Plays as Saudi Production Rocks Markets

Oil ETFs surged upwards of 10 percent Monday after attacks on Saudi oil production facilities...

Thematic Investing Channel

Argentina ETF’s Top Holding Can Handle Political Volatility

Down almost 32% over the past month, the once high-flying Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (ARGT C+),...