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This week has seen plenty of activity on the ETF front, with issuers lining up to make a splash in 2014. Earlier, EGShares launched its first suite of EM bond ETFs (SEMFIEMFLEMF), while First Trust launched two actively managed income-focused funds, which both utilize option strategies, as well as a dividend achievers fund (FTHIFTLBRDVY) [see 7 ETFs To Be Excited For In 2014]. [click to continue…]

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The ETF universe continues to expand in size and popularity as more and more investors have grown comfortable with utilizing exchange-traded funds for everything from establishing core exposure in desired asset classes to using them as tactical trading tools. ETFs have rightfully earned their “easy-to-use” reputation as they have allowed for self-directed investors to access niche corners of the global market as well as other sophisticated strategies that were once out-of-reach for most [see Periodic Table of ETFs: What Popped and What Dropped in 2013].  [click to continue…]

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Though there have been some bumps in the road, 2013 has been a year of smooth sailing for investors as bullish momentum continues to be a dominant force in the market. And as risk appetites continue to rise, more and more investors have poured into equities in hopes of capturing more promising returns. But for […]

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Active ETFs have grown in popularity over the last decade as a great alternative to the traditional assets. With the hands-on approach of a mutual fund but the aggressively cheaper price tag, these ETFs have been a strong hold in previous market conditions and today. With the end of the second quarter just around the […]

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Improving growth expectations and renewed optimism have been dominant themes so far in 2012. Economic data releases on Wall Street have been bolstering equity markets higher since the start of the year, marking an impressive comeback from the dismal days of 2011. Ongoing bullish price action coupled with a growing sense of confidence surrounding the […]

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June was another interesting month for markets around the world as a number of important events transpired over the past few weeks. The Federal Reserve meeting came and went without much of a hitch as Bernanke called for the end of QE at the end of the month but suggested that the economy was still […]

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Beating The Market In A Rocky Week

by on June 25, 2011

This past week was another rocky one for global markets as worries over Greece temporarily subsided in the middle of the week only to reappear in Friday trading. This resurgence came as a result of several members of Parliament declaring their intentions to vote against the austerity bill, leaving the measure uncertain to pass to say the least. Investors also […]

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AdvisorShares continued the expansion of its suite of actively-managed ETFs this week, rolling out three products that will be sub-advised by Madrona Funds. Madrona is a relatively new asset management firm that believes simple index funds may not provide the optimal approach to investing in U.S. equities. The new Madrona products include an international equity […]

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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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