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It’s no secret that exchange traded products have had a major impact on the investing world, as the low-cost, transparent vehicles have been enjoying strong growth for more than two decades. While it is fair to say that the ETF industry as a whole has changed the investing world, there are also specific products that have changed the investing world forever. Below, we outline five ETFs that forever changed Wall Street upon their debut [for free ETF news and analysis subscribe to our ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]


New Highs & Lows December 21st Edition

by on December 21, 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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The Problem With Dow ETFs

by on February 2, 2010 | Updated December 8, 2014

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the most widely-followed stock indexes in the world, seen as a barometer of U.S. equity market performance. The rise of the ETF industry has given investors the option to track the performance of this benchmark, and a number of spin-offs have increased ETF options for investing in […]


Leveraged ETFs have taken a beating in the financial presses lately, mostly the result of misconceptions about the intended uses and users of these funds. Most of the criticism has focused on the performance of leveraged ETFs when held for multiple trading sessions. Because leveraged ETFs seek to amplify the return on their underlying benchmarks […]

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How To Fix the Leveraged ETF Mess

by on June 26, 2009 | Updated August 12, 2009

Leveraged ETFs have quickly become the hot-button issue in the ETF industry, dividing investors and observers into two distinct camps. On the one side are sophisticated day traders who believe these funds, which use derivatives and other complex financial instruments to provide amplified daily returns on a target index, are the greatest thing since sliced bread. And on […]

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In the past few years the interest in leveraged ETFs has skyrocketed. With this new level of interest, so too has criticism of these funds increased. The truth is however most financial products, Mr. Madoff aside, aren’t “good” or “bad”–they’re appropriate for some goals, and inappropriate for other goals. Let’s take a look at leveraged […]

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