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As the ETF universe continues to expand, the number of funds available at investors’ fingertips can be overwhelming. Keeping up with new launches while having the time to study previous products can be quite a tall order. In an effort to shed more light on some of the products out there that are flying under the radar for many investors, below we’ll take a deeper dive into a unique fund; more specifically, we’re taking a look at the U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund (BTAL) from QuantShares [click to continue…]

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The expansion of the ETF universe has brought forth countless strategies and previously hard-to-reach asset classes to anyone with an online brokerage account. While it’s true that most investors have embraced the traditional, index-based, or so-called “plain vanilla” funds, there is still growing demand for the more sophisticated and actively managed offerings out there [see our ETF Launch Center].

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After broad markets put in a phenomenal 2013, bullish sentiment prevailed on Wall Street and with investors. With that bull run, however, came all-time highs and stock markets wading into uncharted waters. This has left some investors apprehensive about whether to buy into the market as they fear buying in at a top. Despite many […]

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As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. While few could have predicted just how far 2013′s bull-run would take us, we placed our ideas in various corners of the market to give investors of all shapes and […]

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We are closing out one of the defensive positions in the ETFdb Insider portfolio today in light of this week’s developments on Capitol Hill. Politicians managed to strike a deal in the nick of time, in true Washington D.C. fashion of course, helping to steer the nation away from default. More importantly, the bipartisan bill […]

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Fed taper talks and looming concerns over U.S. involvement in Syria managed to steal the headlines over the past few weeks as investors expressed their concerns over geopolitical tensions and upcoming monetary policy changes. The “herd” along with financial news media outlets are known for obsessing over “breaking news,” and as such, some might be […]

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Defensive Position Rotation

by on August 9, 2013

We are adding a new position to the ETFdb Insider portfolio today and closing out a losing one in an effort to remain hedged. Below we outline our investment thesis and outlook for the new defensive recommendation, and as always, investors of all experience levels are advised to use stop-loss orders and practice disciplined profit-taking […]

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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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Buyers Catch Their Breath

by on March 23, 2013

Trading activity on Wall Street was fairly tame this past week as tensions between the bulls and bears eased up and equity markets drifted sideways for the most part. With no major economic data releases to hit the street, traders and investors had few reasons to buy or sell; nonetheless, optimism reigned supreme as upbeat […]

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Correction Pressures Are Mounting

by on March 18, 2013

The bears swept in Monday morning after worrisome news from the Euro zone over the weekend prompted a rapid sell-off at Wall Street’s opening bell. Profit taking pressures were quick to emerge after it was reported that European policymakers proposed a tax on Cypriot bank deposits, leading many to worry that this policy change could […]

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Twenty years ago when State Street introduced its broad stock market tracker, the SPDR S&P 500 , many investment advisors and market professionals viewed it as a fad. When the fund was launched, the SPDR only had $6.5 million in assets; today, it has become a $123 billion juggernaut and represents about 6.4% of all […]

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After what seemed like endless months of frustrating negotiations, Congress finally signed off on a last minute deal cobbled together by Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden. For the first time in nearly two decades, income-tax rates for those earning over $450,000 were raised. The tax hikes are expected to reduce the deficit […]

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