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Sell On The Pop Prospects: October 27th Edition

by on October 27, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive short selling opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as sell candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in a downtrend based on the fact that it is trading below 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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Profit-taking pressures have begun to creep onto Wall Street as earnings euphoria has bolstered major equity indexes to all-time highs, prompting many to lock-in gains ahead of the next potential pullback. Amid the strong bull market, industry juggernaut WisdomTree is expanding its suite of offerings with a targeted fund that should appeal to investors who have been eagerly looking to participate in Wall Street’s rally. The new WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) will look to take advantage of the markets’ growing optimism as it targets arguably the most volatile corner of the domestic market: small cap stocks, with a twist [Download 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn].  [click to continue…]

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ETF Picks For 3 Of America’s Best Small Companies

by on November 13, 2012 | Updated November 30, 2012

Through the development of ETFs, investors are not only able to apply them as a great diversification tools, but these funds also grant access to niche markets and businesses often overlooked in large portfolios. Small businesses are typically included in ETFs seeking high growth potential and diversification, even though within the first five years, 50% of […]

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The proliferation of exchange-traded funds over the past few years has opened up the doors to previously difficult-to-reach corners of the global market, making it easy and cost-effective for mainstream investors to tap into virtually any asset class. While the current lineup of nearly 1,500 ETFs is likely intimidating at first glance, it’s important to remember that […]

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When it comes to portfolio allocations strategies, for years small-cap equities have found their way into many investors’s portfolios, proving to be a useful and potentially lucrative allocation. The investment thesis behind small caps is that these firms are likely to provide strong growth prospects and should have a much easier time growing than their large-cap […]

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Greek Woes Rattle Confidence

by on February 11, 2012

Equity indexes crept higher all week as encouraging economic data releases on the home front kept the bull train rolling. However, bearish pressures permeated the market on Friday as Greek debt woes struck again, erasing all of the gains from earlier in the week for most securities. The lack of resolution in the financially fragile […]

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Will Euro Woes Rain On The Bull’s Parade?

by on February 6, 2012

Equity markets soared to multi-month highs last week as investors digested encouraging economic data on the home front coupled with positive corporate performance surprises. Wall Street ended the week on a high note after the unemployment rate fell to 8.3%, paving the way for the bulls before Superbowl weekend. Looking forward, with earnings seasons dwindling […]

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Rydex, the issuer behind the ultra-popular S&P Equal Weight ETF (RSP), announced this week the introduction of two new ETFs that offer equal-weighted exposure to the S&P MidCap 400 Index and S&P SmallCap 600 Index. The new ETFs include:

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The month of May was a generally disappointing stretch for investors, as both international and domestic equity markets struggled to overcome obstacles new and old. Commodities, which had been a nice source of absolute returns for much of the last year, fell on hard times as well; precious metals went into a brief freefall, and […]

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The rapid growth of the ETF industry in recent years has altered the investment landscape in more ways than one. The low expense ratios offered by most exchange-traded products have brought increased scrutiny on active managers and called into question their ability to add value to client portfolios. The immediate diversification offered by a basket […]

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An already tumultuous day took a terrifying turn in afternoon trading on Thursday, as several major U.S. indexes lost multiple percentage points in a matter of minutes before reclaiming big chunks of the ground lost. At 2:40 on Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 415 points, putting it on pace for one […]

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Once investors have narrowed down the universe of 900+ exchange-traded products to those that could potentially match the risk/return profile they’re seeking, the real work begins (see Five Free Tools For Finding The Right ETF). When comparing ETFs to find the best fit for a portfolio, one of the metrics most frequently analyzed is the […]

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