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Stocks have been on an absolute tear this week with major U.S. equity benchmarks soaring to all-time highs amid renewed stimulus hopes. Bullish momentum permeated the marketplace on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve surprised many with its decision to hold off from scaling back on bond-repurchases this time around; as a result, cyclical securities have been rallying because of the continuation of the Fed’s “accommodative” monetary policy [see also 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor].

Amid the rally, UBS expanded its ETN suite with a dividend-focused offering; the ETRACS Diversified High Income ETN (DVHI) began trading on September 19th, 2013.

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Stocks are off to a shaky start this week as uncertainty over the looming Fed taper continues to take its toll on investors’ confidence. Adding to the clouds of uncertainty are mixed data releases; durable goods orders plunged a worrisome 7.3% in July while consumer confidence improved from last month’s reading, sending investors mixed signals about what the Fed’s next move might be.

Amid the tug of war between the bulls and the bears, First Trust added the International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (YDIV) to its lineup of dividend-focused strategies; the new ETF began trading on the NASDAQ on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor]. [click to continue…]

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Sell On The Pop Prospects August 26th Edition

by on August 26, 2013

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 […]

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What’s In My Multi-Asset ETF?

by on February 27, 2013 | Updated April 29, 2013

Over the last several years, issuers have successfully transformed the ETF landscape, pumping out some of the most intriguing and innovative products on the market. Recently, however, a trend of “hyper-targeted” and niche funds have swept across Wall Street, attracting plenty of attention from investors looking to establish tactical tilts in their portfolios. But for many investors, a […]

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Profiling 5 Total Portfolio ETFs

by on September 24, 2012 | Updated May 6, 2014

As the ETF industry continues to pump out some of the most intriguing and innovative products on the market, investors are now able to choose from a lineup of over 1,400 exchange-traded products to fit their every investment whim. Recently, a trend of “hyper-targeted” and sector specific ETFs have swept across Wall Street, attracting high demand from […]

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The summer months might have seen low trading volumes in the stock markets, but the ever evolving ETP industry kept investors on their toes. August alone saw the end of more than a handful of products, but with the promise of many more to come this fall.  Last month saw the beginning of five new ETFs […]

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Low trading volumes have allowed the bulls to coast higher all week, while a string of better-than-expected data reports on the homefront has also helped to restore investors’ confidence. The product development front continues to heat up despite the summer slowdown; however, EG Shares rolled out EMDD, which focus on consumer-centric stocks in emerging markets, and […]

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