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While some American’s were elated with Obama’s re-election, Wall Street made it quite clear who it had voted for as markets took a sharp nosedive in a post-election sell off immediately following the President’s victory. To many investors, Obama’s re-election has placed looming concerns over the Fiscal Cliff to the forefront, as the automatic round of massive spending cuts and tax hikes now seem inevitable come January 1. And with Democrats maintaining control of the Senate and Republicans dominating the House, many remain understandably concerned about the split Congress coming up with a viable resolution [see 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. [click to continue…]

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Thus far, 2012 has proven to be a rather rocky year, with equities exhibiting up and down performances and struggling to find a definitive direction. The hoopla surrounding the eurozone debt debacle and the Fed’s “elusive” future stimulus programs have hindered markets from gaining any significant and sustainable momentum. Taking a look from a year-to-year perspective paints a somewhat different picture as several corners of the market have certainly delivered some rather impressive returns. And thanks to the ever-evolving ETF industry, investors have been able to cash in on these particular sectors quite handsomely [see the best performing ETFs in 2012].  [click to continue…]

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Despite some rather significant bumps along the road in 2011, many asset classes are now well into positive territory on a one year trailing basis as January draws to a close, riding high thanks to a strong finish to last year and start to 2012. Included on that list are a number of leveraged ETFs that […]

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The first half of 2011 is officially in the books, and many investors find their portfolios in approximately the same place as they were to start the year (though a furious rally in the final week of the quarter gave a nice boost at an opportune moment). Most major equity indexes are up slightly on […]

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The first three months of 2010 saw dozens of new ETF product launches, but things really headed up in April. This past month saw the launch of more than two dozen ETFs, making it the most active month of 2010. PowerShares and ProShares were particularly active on the product development front, debuting a number of […]

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ProShares, a leading provider of leveraged and inverse ETFs, announced the launch on Friday of the first ETFs with leveraged and inverse exposure to the biotechnology sector. The Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIB) will seek to provide 200% of the return on the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index for a single day. The UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIS) will […]

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