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New Highs & Lows October 12th Edition

by on October 12, 2013

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. [click to continue…]

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New Highs & Lows October 5th Edition

by on October 5, 2013

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions. [click to continue…]

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As the world becomes more connected every day, investors continue to find new ways to trade around the world and gain exposure to countries they may never even get to visit. Exchange-traded funds offering exposure to Global Currencies have become a popular tool for those looking to make a direct play on a country, using the country’s […]

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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits […]

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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 […]

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Pressure On Fed To Follow

by on September 10, 2012

The bulls returned to Wall Street last week as the European Central Bank finally quenched the stimulus hopes of many. President Draghi announced the “open monetary transactions” plan which aims to ensure the financial stability of debt burdened member nations by giving the ECB flexibility when it comes to buying government bonds. This effort was well received all over […]

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Institutional money managers, financial advisors, and investors of all walks have largely embraced the advantages offered by the exchange-traded product structure over traditional mutual funds. The rising popularity of indexing strategies makes it easy and affordable for investors to tap into virtually any asset class around the globe through the purchase of a single ticker. […]

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The debut of PIMCO’s highly-anticipated Total Return ETF (TRXT) earlier this month has been hailed as a pivotal moment for the active ETF industry, potentially opening up the floodgates to significant future inflows. There seems to be an opinion that the active ETF movement has been something of a failure to date, failing to bring in […]

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The year-end periods provides the ETF industry with a couple of opportunities to flex its collective muscle; performance comparisons generally tend to favor those products with lower expense ratios–a defining feature of exchange-traded funds. But early January also puts another benefit of exchange-traded products into focus: enhanced tax efficiency relative to traditional mutual funds. The […]

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Rydex, the firm behind the CurrencyShares suite of exchange-traded products, made a splash with the latest addition to its product lineup on Tuesday. The recently-launched CurrencyShares Chinese Renminbi Trust (FXCH) will offer exposure to the official currency of the People’s Republic of China, bringing the total number of currency products offered by the company up […]

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Earlier today, Eric Dutram, Analyst and Head of Editorial at ETF Database, was on BNN discussing ETFs that could be new safe havens in the current market environment. Now that investors can no longer rely on the Swiss franc, many have been scrambling to find new places to stash cash and could take a look […]

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Over the last few months, investors have becoming increasingly skeptical about the long term health of the world’s two major currencies, the dollar and the euro. Debt worries are plaguing each and forcing many to reconsider the wisdom of holding onto assets denominated in these two sinking ships. As a result, many have sought refuge in alternative […]

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