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Big Volume Prospects October 22nd Edition

by on October 22, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that are seeing a meaningful uptick in trading activity. The ETFs included in this list are rated as big volume prospects for two reasons. First, the five-day average trading volume for each of these funds exceeds its respective 200-day average trading volume.

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No one can argue that European equities have had a tumultuous ride over the last couple of years, as the eurozone sovereign-debt crisis continues to plague the region. Although the European Central Bank detailed its most aggressive plan to date to deal with the eurozone’s mounting debt piles last month, investors still remain understandably weary of this corner of the market. And since many economies in the region continue to teeter on the edge of default (or forced bailouts), investors will likely wait until more concrete developments are made before diving back into this once steady and rewarding sector [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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Interest in dividend-paying stocks has surged over the past several years with this asset sub-class emerging as a popular choice for those looking to bolster income and smooth overall volatility. Given the current environment, it shouldn’t be surprising that there has also been a surge in the number of dividend-focused ETFs; there are more than […]

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Dividend ETFs: Going Beyond The United States

by on September 5, 2012 | Updated September 24, 2012

Even with recent talks by the Fed calling for another round of stimulus for the U.S. economy, domestic investors are looking for a place to invest outside of the United States in the hopes of achieving more lucrative returns. These same investors may wish to consider adding dividend-paying stocks to their foreign assets, as this asset […]

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Examining International Dividend ETFs

by on October 19, 2010 | Updated November 8, 2012

With interest rates at record lows and expected to remain depressed for the foreseeable future, investors have been forced to get creative in their hunt for current return. Some have shifted domestic fixed income holdings along the risk/return continuum, seeking out more attractive yields from junk bonds. Others have ventured beyond the U.S. borders, embracing […]

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Over the past several months, concerns over the fallout from the massive stimulus plans, rising unemployment, and continued weakness in corporate earnings have left many investors rethinking their allocations to U.S. equities. Once considered an essential element of any portfolio, American stocks have fallen out of favor with some investors who have shifted assets towards […]

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