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Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from 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 long positions. [click to continue…]

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New Highs & Lows July 27th Edition

by on July 27, 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 point for those looking to take on either short or long positions. [click to continue…]

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2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts

by on December 6, 2011

2011 has been arguably one the busiest ever for the ETF industry, as we are on pace to break through 300 new launches for the year. As we rapidly approach 1,400 total funds in the space, it can be a daunting task to try and keep up with the tidal wave of new products that […]

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Recently, we hosted Stuart Rosenthal, CEO and Co-Founder of Factor Advisors, the company behind the FactorShares ETF lineup, here at the ETF Database headquarters. In our wide ranging conversation, we discussed how Stuart got started in the ETF business, what factor investing entails, as well as the potential benefits of using the ETF structure to […]

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Five ETF Strategies For A Sideways Market

by on June 10, 2011 | Updated July 9, 2014

Most investors have a pretty good idea which ETFs will perform well in bull markets (generally any type of risky asset, including equities and commodities) and which will perform well in bear markets (low risk bonds and inverse equity ETFs, among other asset classes). But finding products that have the potential to deliver meaningful gains […]

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Looking Back On A Bloodbath

by on June 4, 2011

The last week started and ended with disappointment on the jobs front, as a stubbornly high unemployment took the wind out of the sails of what had been an impressive rally in recent weeks. Both private ADP payroll figures and the government report disappointed investors still looking for an uptick in jobs creation as affirmation […]

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Greedy In A Fearful Environment

by on June 1, 2011

There is an old Warren Buffett mantra that advises investors to be greedy when others are fearful (and vice versa). In the current environment, there is certainly no shortage of fear–or of opportunities. Despite a holiday-shortened week U.S. equity markets have been extremely volatile, surging in Tuesday trading only to crater on Wednesday thanks to […]

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Weak Dollar Creates Opportunities

by on May 31, 2011

Equities across the globe continued their sluggish performance for most of last week, and while broad indexes managed to climb into positive territory the last few trading sessions, the week as a whole was fairly turbulent with no real movement in either direction. Gold climbed higher amidst uncertainty in the financial markets, closing the week […]

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One of the biggest stories in the ETF world over the past year has been the rise of free trading partnerships between a number of the country’s biggest online brokerage houses and ETF issuers. TD Ameritrade and Fidelity are among the firms that have rolled out programs offering commission-free ETF trading on select funds; Fidelity […]

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After January saw the introduction of nearly two dozen ETFs, February was a bit of a slowdown from a product development standpoint. Still, the month saw plenty of activity, as 14 new exchange-traded products launched and the pipeline continued to fill with both duplicative concepts and innovative ideas. February proved that the industry still has […]

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FactorShares, a new entrant to the ETF industry, has launched a suite of leveraged products designed to offer investors exposure to the differentials in daily returns between various asset classes. The new leveraged funds will give investors an opportunity to bet that one asset class will increase in value relative to another over a single […]

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Free ETF Trading: Comparing All The Options

by on October 22, 2010 | Updated July 9, 2014

As the ETF world continues to grow, the competitive landscape continues to evolve. A growing number of firms have attempted to differentiate themselves by offering unique exposure to asset classes and strategies not previously available–such as funds tracking the Philippine stock market or ETNs linked to the price of industrial metals such as zinc or […]

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