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Value Investing

The proliferation of ETFs has brought countless strategies to the fingertips of average investors in recent years; through the use of a single ticker, virtually anyone with an online brokerage account can access a variety of asset classes from all around the globe or tap into a professionally managed portfolio that was once simply unreachable by self-directed investors [see also 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. 

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Seasoned market veterans know the importance of the business cycle and how it influences investors’ sector preferences depending on the prevailing and expected economic conditions. The proliferation of ETFs has made the application of sector rotation strategies easier for self-directed investors given the unparalleled liquidity, ease-of-use, and cost efficiency that is associated with these financial instruments. 

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As correlations between international markets have steadily increased over the years, identifying non-correlated assets has become both increasingly important and difficult. In this environment, long/short investment strategies may be an intriguing opportunity, as they maintain the potential to generate positive returns even in the most challenging of economic climates. Investors who wish to access the long/short […]

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The expansion of the ETF universe continues to foster innovation as the growing product lineup offers investors numerous instruments at their fingertips when it comes to addressing their investment goals. In fact, with over 1,400+ ETPs to choose from, investors likely have multiple ways of accessing a particular asset class. As with any financial instrument, with innovation also comes complexity; as such, […]

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The expansion of the ETF universe continues to bring forth innovative products for investors of all walks and styles. The latest addition to the growing lineup of fixed income products comes from Van Eck in the form of a first-to-market “junk bond” fund; the recently launched Market Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (ANGL) […]

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