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The bears are back on Wall Street as recent commentary from several Fed officials has served to remind investors that policymakers are preparing to scale back on stimulus as soon as this September. While a reduction in bond-repurchases should be seen as confirmation of the domestic recovery moving on track, investors are still worried about meaningful economic growth, especially after last Friday’s lackluster employment report [see Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them].

Nonetheless, the bulls remain very much in the driver’s seat and the product development front has remained very active throughout the summer months. Global X expanded its lineup of niche strategies with the launch of the cheapest MLP exchange-traded fund yet: the MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF (MLPX). [click to continue…]

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MLP ETPs: 3 Things To Consider

by on July 1, 2013 | Updated July 2, 2013

With well over $1 trillion in assets, both institutional and retail investors continue to flock to exchange traded vehicles as a way to build portfolios. Not only do these funds offer low costs and intraday tradability, but they also continue to make more corners of the market and alternative asset classes available to everyone [see also The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective]. [click to continue…]

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As 2012 draws to a close, we’ve been recapping some of the best and worst ETF performers over the past year. Today, we’re taking a look back at the biggest winners and losers of the previous year–2011– to see how they followed up their impressive (or depressing) years in 2012.  Many of the asset classes […]

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Looking Back At Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2012

by on December 18, 2012 | Updated February 26, 2013

This time of year is when many choose to reflect on what they have done over the last 12 months, and what they hope to achieve in a new year. Here at ETFdb we are doing the same, by looking back at our 12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012 and what we expected from […]

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It’s a little more than a week out, but one of the biggest losers from the 2012 elections so far has been the entities responsible for transporting oil and gas across North America and storing petroleum products. Master Limited Partnerships have seen a string of steep sell-offs in recent days, erasing the impressive gains that […]

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U.S. equities logged their biggest daily gain since the U.S. Presidential election today, as Wall Street breathed a collective sigh of relief over encouraging “fiscal cliff” talks in Washington. Overall, opening negotiations from both sides of the House were surprisingly productive, with the issue of tax hikes being brought out on the table. In other […]

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UBS made another addition to its lineup of MLP ETNs this week, debuting a product that will be linked to the same index underlying the popular JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ). The UBS ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMU), which began trading on Wednesday, represents an opportunity for investors looking to gain exposure to […]

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Guide To MLP ETFs (And ETNs)

by on June 27, 2012 | Updated December 8, 2014

Interest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) has climbed significantly over the past few years as the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has made accessing this asset class cost-effective and easy for investors of all walks. MLPs have caught the attention of yield-hungry investors in particular as this often times overlooked corner of the domestic […]

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Investor interest in dividend-paying stocks has generally surged over the past two years, as the combination of climbing volatility and record low interest rates has sent investors flocking towards equities that offer meaningful current returns. The vehicle of choice for many pursuing this objective has been ETFs; there are now some four dozen exchange-traded products […]

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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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12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012

by on December 28, 2011 | Updated December 12, 2012

For many investors, 2011 was an up-and-down year; risky assets came racing out of the gates, but a string of negative developments erased all of the early gains during a chaotic summer. Heading in to 2012, the outlook is mixed; there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future, as well as some […]

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This time last year, investors were generally thrilled with the performances of their portfolios, which had continued to bounce back nicely from the devastating recession that hit in 2008. Unfortunately, few are feeling the same sense of accomplishment as 2011 draws to a close; this year has been frustrating in that a few large, swift […]

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