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Buy On The Dip Prospects September 9th Edition

by on September 9, 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 popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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Suppose that natural gas prices are on the rise and you’d like to capitalize. Like most retail investors, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are probably the first thing that comes to mind, as they’re a lot easier to buy than commodity contracts. So, you decide to purchase a natural gas ETF that holds natural gas futures contracts of its own, in order to capitalize on this bullish investment thesis over the coming three months [Download 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn]. [click to continue…]

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Interest in commodity investments has boomed in recent years, and billions of dollars have poured into the space, most noticeably in the form of exchange-traded products. With so many choices out there, it’s well worth taking the time to highlight special cases that may offer investors unique opportunities; the United States Commodity Index Fund (USCI) […]

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French banking behemoth BNP Paribas has become the latest financial institution to jump into the ETF industry, rolling out an exchange-traded commodity product this week. The new STREAM S&P Dynamic Roll Global Commodities Fund (BNPC) will seek to replicate the S&P GSCI Dynamic Roll Excess Return Index, a broad-based index of commodity futures that uses a flexible […]

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With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors, odds are that there will be more than one option for most desired exposures. In many cases, the generally similar products targeting a specific asset class or strategy will deliver generally similar returns. But just because two ETFs have names that sound alike or […]

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When Structure Matters: ETF, ETN, Or Other?

by on December 12, 2011 | Updated July 9, 2014

As some financial advisors are now well aware, the term “ETF” is often used rather liberally to refer to a variety of different exchange-traded products that generally function in the same manner from the perspective of an investor. More accurately, ETFs can be described as a type of exchange-traded product, or ETP, an umbrella that […]

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Commodity ETPs can be extremely powerful tools for tapping into an asset class capable of providing both return enhancement and diversification benefits. With dozens of products available–there are more than 120 U.S.-listed commodity ETFs according to the ETF screener–picking the right fund for your investment objectives and risk tolerances can be challenging. Beyond the type […]

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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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In many instances, ETFs have allowed more active investors to change their strategy for allocating assets and alter the manner in which they seek to generate alpha. Instead of seeking to identify undervalued companies through detailed analysis of financial statements, many now implement a more high level approach that includes identifying sectors, regions, or even […]

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The incredible growth in ETF assets in recent years has come not from the equity corner of the investable asset universe, but from an asset class that generally receives a very minor allocation in long-term portfolios (if any at all). Cash inflows into commodity ETFs in the first half of the year topped $18 billion, […]

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It’s been an interesting week in the world of ETFs:  The unemployment rate moved up to 9.8% and Rio De Janeiro won the 2016 Summer Olympics over Chicago. Here are the ETF Database staff picks of the week’s most important and interesting stories from around the Web:

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Barclays Global Investors announced yesterday that it has temporarily suspended the creation of new shares of the iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG). “We’ve taken this temporary step to protect existing investors from being adversely affected by market reaction to proposed new regulations of commodity futures that have created uncertainty,” said Michael Latham, co-CEO of […]

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