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When it comes to the world of exchange-traded products, there are virtually no limits as to how investors can choose to play nearly every corner of the market. From compelling quant-based methodologies to hyper-targeted sector funds, there is an ETF to fit essentially every investor’s investment objective. But for those looking to gain access to some of the most promising companies on the market, a look at the Forbes’ “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list may present itself with several lucrative opportunities [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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As the ETF industry has continued to gain traction in recent years, indexes have been transformed from hypothetical performance benchmarks into essentially investable assets. As such, investors have become increasingly familiar with many of the indexes that are linked to the most popular exchange-traded products and the methodologies used in the construction and ongoing maintenance. [click to continue…]

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While the economy continues to tread water, many investors have grown increasingly bearish on the retail sector, assuming that consumers will cut back on discretionary purchases in the difficult current environment. This seemed to be the case in the early summer when monthly retail sales declined in both May and June, but sales have been […]

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Leveraged ETFs were in the headlines a great deal in 2009, but most of the coverage was less than favorable. Misinformation on these products was widespread throughout the year, leading to confusion on many aspects of these products and some unfair generalizations. One of the primary points of discussion was the performance of leveraged ETFs […]

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As the ETF industry has exploded on to the scene in recent years, sponsors have aggressively launched funds in an attempt to gain market share. While many of these new ETFs have attracted sufficient investor funds to justify continued operation, some have failed to garner a level of investment necessary to support an active, liquid market […]

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