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Over the years, the ETF industry has expanded rapidly, allowing investors to gain access to not only every asset class, but also to various investment strategies. Actively-managed funds, in particular, have become more popular among investors looking for a more cost effective way of tapping into the expertise of management professionals. In this piece, we’ll go under the hood of the five largest actively managed ETFs, highlighting each fund’s expenses, investment strategy, portfolio, performance, and management. [click to continue…]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects August 5th Edition

by on August 5, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons; first, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Growth and evolution have been recurring themes in the exchange-traded universe in 2012, as investors are now faced with a diverse product lineup of  over 1,400 ETPs. More than 160 of those are new additions in 2012. And while many of the new ETFs that launched in 2012 are on the small side, some of […]

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It’s a little more than a week out, but one of the biggest losers from the 2012 elections so far has been the entities responsible for transporting oil and gas across North America and storing petroleum products. Master Limited Partnerships have seen a string of steep sell-offs in recent days, erasing the impressive gains that […]

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June saw yet another period of strong growth in the ETF lineup, with multiple issuers rolling out new products over the past several weeks. While the pace has certainly slowed from the winter months, there is no shortage of new activity in the space, including a number of first-to-market products that are now hitting the […]

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Guide To MLP ETFs (And ETNs)

by on June 27, 2012 | Updated December 8, 2014

Interest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) has climbed significantly over the past few years as the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has made accessing this asset class cost-effective and easy for investors of all walks. MLPs have caught the attention of yield-hungry investors in particular as this often times overlooked corner of the domestic […]

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As we come to the end of yet another tumultuous week in the stock market, one can only wonder if stability is in our sights. Negative news from the Philly Fed’s index of regional manufacturing combined with jobless claims and a fall in existing-home sales painted a bleak picture Thursday morning. Accordingly, the stock market […]

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First Trust has launched its first actively-managed ETF, debuting a fund this week that will offer exposure to U.S. and Canadian energy infrastructure companies. The North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP) will invest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Canadian income trusts, pipeline companies, and utilities that generate at least half of their revenues from the […]

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Complete List Of Active ETFs

by on June 5, 2011 | Updated November 16, 2012

Since PowerShares debuted its first active ETFs in the spring of 2008, this corner of the exchange-traded product market has grown tremendously. Though many active ETFs have been somewhat slow to accumulate assets, the increase in the size of the lineup highlights the trend towards vehicles that combine active management with the exchange-traded structure [see […]

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