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Since the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) made its debut in 1993, the ETF industry has slowly but surely flourished over the last two decades, quickly becoming a valuable tool for investors and traders alike. From plain vanilla funds to hyper-targeted ETFs, the wide array of options has made it possible for investors to tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe, including some previously hard to reach places. In this piece, we highlight how the ETF industry has made it possible for investors to access securities that would be hard to invest in otherwise [see 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask]. [click to continue…]

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Emerging market investing has taken off in recent years, as investors have sought out sources of high growth that developed economies simply cannot offer. But while investing in these developing economies has become relatively commonplace, frontier market investing is still in its formative stages [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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New Highs & Lows January 4th Edition

by on January 4, 2014

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 […]

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New Highs & Lows December 7th Edition

by on December 7, 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 […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects August 26th Edition

by on August 26, 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 […]

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Emerging markets have long been popular investment destinations, as these countries generally offer considerably greater growth potential than more mature markets. Given the lack of emerging market listings on major U.S. exchanges and the difficulties of direct investments in many of these countries, ETFs have become a compelling means of achieving diversified exposure to these […]

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The evolution of the ETF universe has spawned dozens upon dozens of innovative offerings that make it easy and cost-effective to tap into strategies and asset classes that were previously out-of-reach for mainstream investors, including global markets. When picking which countries to invest in, those with high employment rates may be an appealing option, as these economies often […]

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After a slow summer stretch, activity picked up a bit in September as ETF issuers pushed out new products and continued to produce new ideas. Not surprisingly, many of the new ETFs now coming to market continue to be innovative, first-of-their-kind offerings; September saw the debut of the first China dividend ETF, as well as […]

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With the ETF industry expanding at its rapid pace, issuers have gradually began venturing into more unconventional markets in order to differentiate new products from those already on the market. Many industry leaders have set out to offer greater levels of diversification, particularly in hard-to-reach developing economies. But when it comes to this type of exposure, […]

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After ending the week on a high note following the announcement of QE3 on the home front, investors came back in a profit taking mood Monday morning as major benchmarks stumbled lower out of the gates. Selling pressures from Europe spilled over after finance ministers overseas failed to agree on a timetable for moving forward […]

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iShares added to its lineup of more than 200 exchange-traded products last week with the launch of its first fund targeting economies that are one run below emerging markets. The new iShares MSCI Frontier 100 Index Fund (FM) will hold approximately 100 of the largest frontier market stocks, delivering access to an asset class that […]

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This week was nothing if not eventful, between tech launches, the largest riots in Northern Africa since the Arab Spring and Bernanke’s announcement every day had something new that should have pulled the markets around. Yet some how, this week saw some of the best gains of the last five years recorded, including the S&P […]

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