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Two More AlphaDEX ETFs Begin Trading

by on February 17, 2012 | Updated April 29, 2013

First Trust launched two more international AlphaDEX ETFs this week, on the heels of the debut of seven country-specific funds that employ the proprietary stock selection methodology [see AlphaDEX ETFdb Portfolio]. The new ETFs will offer broad exposure to emerging and developed markets outside the U.S., focusing specifically on small cap stocks in those segments: [click to continue…]

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The developments of the last several years have highlighted the growing gap between the developed and emerging markets of the world. Advanced economies in North America, Europe, and Asia face mounting debt burdens and the prospect of a prolonged stretch of low economic growth. Meanwhile, many emerging markets have raced ahead, boasting blistering GDP growth and impressive fiscal health. So it is by no means surprising that many U.S. investors have shifted their portfolios more heavily towards emerging markets, embracing this asset class as a source of greater long-term growth potential and perhaps lower risk as well. [click to continue…]

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With more than 1,200 products in a lineup that adds dozens of new funds every month, navigating through the ETF universe has become an increasingly challenging task in recent years. Innovation in the space has given investors more options than ever before for accessing asset classes and investment strategies that may have previously been out […]

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April was somewhat of a calming month for markets, as geopolitical concerns took a back seat to earnings reports and a relatively uneventful Federal Reserve meeting. This month saw two of the world’s most popular commodities, oil and gold, soar to levels not seen since before the market crashed in 2008. In fact, gold is […]

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First Trust announced the launch of 13 new ETFs this week, building out the company’s suite of AlphaDEX products that offer exposure to equity benchmarks constructed using quantitative analysis designed to identify stocks that will outperform broad cap-weighted indexes. Joining an existing suite of domestic equity ETFs are nine international equity AlphaDEX products:

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