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Over the last three years, Wall Street has witnessed a tremendous shift in the investment environment. Investors are slowly adopting riskier appetites as they continue to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, allowing bullish momentum to become a more dominant force in the markets. But while most asset classes have fared relatively well over the years, some have posted both hits and misses  [see 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013]. [click to continue…]

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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits And Cut Losses When Trading ETFs].

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The bull train continues full steam ahead as major equity indexes have enticed buyers after every minor pullback over the last month. The optimistic price action on Wall Street is undeniable, and it truly showcases the sheer eagerness among investor looking for their share of the action. Even in the face of lackluster economic data, stocks have […]

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Earlier today, Eric Dutram, Analyst and Head of Editorial at ETF Database, was on BNN discussing ETFs that could be new safe havens in the current market environment. Now that investors can no longer rely on the Swiss franc, many have been scrambling to find new places to stash cash and could take a look […]

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Over the last few months, investors have becoming increasingly skeptical about the long term health of the world’s two major currencies, the dollar and the euro. Debt worries are plaguing each and forcing many to reconsider the wisdom of holding onto assets denominated in these two sinking ships. As a result, many have sought refuge in alternative […]

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After surprise news of a Chinese yuan revaluation and a financial reform bill in the U.S., last week was an eventful one for markets around the world. U.S. equities experienced a sharp downturn to start things off, as markets sank on weak home sales numbers and a downgrade of BNP Paribas by Fitch Ratings, suggesting […]

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The last few months haven’t been kind to many European currency ETFs, which have seen prices plummet due to ongoing fears over a building sovereign debt crisis. While this wave of anxiety has done the most damage to euro funds–the Rydex CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE) is down more than 15% on the year–other service-based countries […]

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Highlighting the extent to which global markets are now interconnected, fiscal weakness in continental Europe has dragged down equity markets around the world in recent weeks. Among the hardest hit countries over the past month was Spain; the iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund (EWP) has sunk by about 20% over that period. However, the contagion […]

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