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October may have started off well in the markets, but after a series of poor earning reports major equity indexes went into a tail spin, landing much lower than many expected to be. Many of the new ETFs that were proposed earlier this year are now finally coming to market, offering unique and potentially profitable investment options; October saw the debut of the newest actively managed fund, as well as an interesting “core” lineup aimed towards long-term investors [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

Wall Street was hit by poor earnings and lackluster developments on the product front, with the closing of thirty funds by the end of the month, all from only two issuers. At the same time, filing activity remains strong; issuers of all shapes and sizes continue to stuff new ideas into the pipeline, and hopefully we will see more of these funds launch before the end of the year [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. 

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Trading Ideas For Earnings Season

by on October 8, 2012

After a positive finish last week, traders kicked off this session with profit taking as earnings jitters are undoubtedly setting in ahead of Alcoa’s performance report this Tuesday. Looming threats from Europe will continue to eat away at investors’ confidence at the first sign of trouble, although the ECB’s commitment to a low-rate policy has certainly served a major fundamental catalyst in bringing back the bulls to this region. At home, corporate earnings will take the spotlight as investors look for reassurance from the equity space that the recovery is picking up steam following Friday’s encouraging employment report [see Free Seven Simple & Cheap All-ETF Model Portfolios].

Weekly Outlook

Below, we highlight ETFs that may see an increase in trading activity as relevant market data is released and evaluated by investors:
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After a slow summer stretch, activity picked up a bit in September as ETF issuers pushed out new products and continued to produce new ideas. Not surprisingly, many of the new ETFs now coming to market continue to be innovative, first-of-their-kind offerings; September saw the debut of the first China dividend ETF, as well as […]

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Global X to Close 4 ETFs

by on September 26, 2012

Global X, the New York-based issuer of many international and specialized funds, announced recently that it will close out four of its ETFs that have not attracted assets compared to their other popular funds like the SIL and GXG. October 18 will be the last day of trading for these ETFs:

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Earnings Jitters Are Back

by on July 9, 2012

Equity markets opened lower on Monday morning as investors fretted over rising yields on Spanish bonds, further intensifying uncertainties over the already fragile currency bloc. Profit taking pressures on the home front were also fueled by anticipation of corporate earnings season which kicks off after the closing bell today with performance results from aluminum giant Alcoa. Corporate […]

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Equity markets turned south on Tuesday as pre-earnings jitters coupled with resurfacing Euro zone debt woes paved the way for selling pressures. Stocks in the overseas currency bloc plunged as Spanish and Italian government bond yields surged, reminding investors of the looming debt drama. Amidst the volatility on Wall Street, demand for safe haven assets […]

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Now that we have the first full trading week of the year under our belt, let the speculation begin about how 2012 will turn out. Some feel that last year was a minor bump in an otherwise prosperous path, while others feel that this year has the potential to be even worse than 2011. One […]

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Global X, the relatively new ETF issuer that has already gathered more than $1 billion in assets, announced that it will close eight of its ETFs in the first quarter of 2012. Each of the ETFs to be closed has struggled to build assets during relatively short times on the market; they all launched at […]

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Better late than never. E*TRADE, the online brokerage that is perhaps best known for its commercials starring infant trading whizzes, has begun offering commission free trading on a lineup of exchange-traded funds. ETFs issued by Global X, WisdomTree, and db-X (Deutsche Bank) will be eligible for commission free trading on the E*Trade platform. That lineup […]

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Global X continued a busy week of product development; after rolling out a pair of ETFs linked to NASDAQ indexes, the New York-based issuer followed up with the first product offering pure play exposure to Greece. The new FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) will seek to replicate the FTSE/Athex 20 Index, a benchmark that includes […]

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Three ETFs To Watch This Week: FXI, FDN, ALUM

by on October 10, 2011 | Updated October 14, 2011

Although stocks started off last week on a down note thanks to growing worries over Europe, markets staged a late session rally in Tuesday trading and carried this into Wednesday and Thursday as well. These gains came on hopes for government support for euro zone banks coupled with relatively solid data from American markets to […]

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While reports of jobless rates in the U.S. or the pace of inflation in China occasionally pop to the top of the headlines, the last several months have seen the spotlight focused on European markets as the continent continues to battle a debt crisis that has threatened to derail a fragile economic recovery. While the […]

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