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Stocks have been on an absolute tear this week with major U.S. equity benchmarks soaring to all-time highs amid renewed stimulus hopes. Bullish momentum permeated the marketplace on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve surprised many with its decision to hold off from scaling back on bond-repurchases this time around; as a result, cyclical securities have been rallying because of the continuation of the Fed’s “accommodative” monetary policy [see also 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor].

Amid the rally, UBS expanded its ETN suite with a dividend-focused offering; the ETRACS Diversified High Income ETN (DVHI) began trading on September 19th, 2013.

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Stocks are off to a shaky start this week as uncertainty over the looming Fed taper continues to take its toll on investors’ confidence. Adding to the clouds of uncertainty are mixed data releases; durable goods orders plunged a worrisome 7.3% in July while consumer confidence improved from last month’s reading, sending investors mixed signals about what the Fed’s next move might be.

Amid the tug of war between the bulls and the bears, First Trust added the International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (YDIV) to its lineup of dividend-focused strategies; the new ETF began trading on the NASDAQ on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor]. [click to continue…]

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ETF Plays To Heed Bill Gross’ Warnings

by on September 10, 2012 | Updated September 24, 2012

Since the unprecedented financial crash of 2008, investors have witnessed some of the most radical and controversial practices being adopted by our central bank to save our sputtering economy. Perhaps the most sensational of the measures taken were the infamous quantitative easing programs, where the Fed proceeded to “monetize” the debt by printing  massive amounts […]

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