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2014 took investors on another wild ride, as markets continued their impressive bull run. Despite a slump in October that had many calling for a prolonged correction, equities resumed their bullish pattern and are up over 12% for the year. It was also a year where dividend-paying ETFs remained in the limelight. Though the Fed has hinted at raising rates, there still is no definitive timeline for when rates will climb from their near-zero levels. With that in mind, investors have been searching for yield to add a steady income stream to their portfolios [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETFdb Daily Roundup].  [click to continue…]

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Building a traditional buy-and-hold portfolio has become significantly easier and cheaper in recent years, thanks to the ETF industry’s wide range of options. But while there are hundreds of funds that could be used as a core building block, there is one ETF that stands outs from its peers and should certainly be given a closer look. The Global X SuperDividend U.S. ETF (DIV) offers investors a lucrative source of steady income, as well as a unique methodology that is designed to withstand periods of market volatility [see 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask]. [click to continue…]

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March was a month of ups and downs, with the S&P reaching record highs and the European Union scrambling to clean up after the banking crisis in Cyprus. Small businesses and retail sales enjoyed a strong month, with positive effects spilling over into other areas of the U.S. markets. Investors were kept on their toes near […]

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The bull run has continued on Wall Street as upbeat economic data makes it hard for investors to take profits surrounded by all of the optimism. The Dow Jones Industrial Average kept its multi-week winning streak going on Wednesday after retail sales blew past analyst estimates; this figure posted growth of 1.1% in February, marking a […]

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Volatility levels are through the roof once more on Wall Street as investors have digested one major development after another this week. Post-election profit-taking pressures swooped in without warning as many pulled out of equity markets with the looming fiscal cliff now in clear sight. Worries over Europe’s debt-burden have also permeated headlines once again, […]

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