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The healthcare industry has been one of the fastest growing segments in the market, with the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare ETF (IYH, A) outperforming the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY, A) over the past 1-year, 5-year, and 10-year periods. By enabling investors to purchase diversified exposure in a single security, exchange-traded funds represent a great way to efficiently and cost-effectively build healthcare exposure into a portfolio [see Select Sector SPDR ETFs Head-To-Head]. [click to continue…]

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IndexIQ, the issuer perhaps best known for its hedge fund replication ETFs, rolled out the latest addition to its growing suite of small cap lineup today: the IQ U.S. Real Estate Small Cap ETF (ROOF). The new product will be the first to offer exposure exclusively to small cap U.S. REITs, seeking to replicate the IQ US Real Estate Small Cap Index. That benchmark includes about 35 individual securities with a weighted average market capitalization of just over $1 billion; the underlying index is constructed by taking the bottom 10% of the market capitalization of U.S. REITs, subject to certain minimum market capitalization and average daily trading volume restrictions.  [click to continue…]

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Health care was once considered to be one of the most stable sectors of the U.S. economy, with demands for products and services fluctuating little during various phases of the economic cycle. But recent events in Washington have brought increased scrutiny and volatility, as the Obama administration’s health care reform has investors questioning the future […]

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Healthcare reform has been in the news a lot lately, with constant finger-pointing, debate, and competing versions of comprehensive bills. Although the passage of comprehensive reform appears to be less certain that it was only weeks ago, it remains likely that major changes are coming before the end of the year. While many specifics are […]

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Obama administration officials have today announced that students at a New York City high school were sickened by the same strain of swine flu that has killed people in Mexico, adding to fears in the U.S. after cases in Texas, California, and Kansas. There are now 20 confirmed cases of the deadly flu in five […]

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