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This past year has been marked by uncertainty, but nothing compared to recent years, prompting investors to return in droves from safe haven accounts to the U.S. stock market. Investors have their eyes fixed on major indexes and other indicators to judge the overall health of our economy, but another judge of market sentiment is watching which ETFs have taken off since last year. Needless to say, some industries have evolved with the changing economic climate, while others have fallen far behind [For updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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ETFs continue to find their way into countless portfolios as investors of all styles have embraced these innovative tools for executing long-term strategies. Although the diversification benefits offered through the exchange-traded product structure are extremely valuable, many investors often times overlook the fact that even the most diversified portfolio is susceptible to rampant volatility. The integration of global financial markets has undeniably sparked a rise in cross-asset correlation levels, prompting many to seek out alternative sources of return that stand to offer refuge whenever the winds all blow in one direction [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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3 ETFs With Surprisingly Stellar 3-Year Returns

by on August 23, 2012 | Updated August 27, 2012

For the most part, many people would agree that  investing can sometimes be a crapshoot. Investors often find themselves playing a game of musical chairs, shifting their assets to the seemingly most promising corners of the financial universe. Sometimes these bets payoff, while other times investors get burned and are left with a sour investment. […]

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U.S. GDP Welcomes Back Bulls

by on July 28, 2012

Equity markets took investors for a roller-coaster ride last week as ongoing threats from the eurozone collided with mixed economic data releases on the homefront. Rising yields on government bonds overseas prompted ECB president Mario Draghi to make a statement reassuring investors that lawmakers would do whatever it takes to ensure the financial stability, and unity, of the debt […]

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Run For The Hills

by on July 23, 2012

Stock markets around the globe are off to a dismal start to the week as debt drama in Europe has managed to spill all over. Resurfacing, and intensifying, worries over the financial health of Spain, Italy, and Greece over the weekend sparked a massive sell-off overseas; authorities in Spain and Italy were even prompted to impose a […]

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Emerging markets stocks are a core holding in the portfolios of many investors: developing economies such as China and India account for a growing portion of global GDP, and a significant percentage of all global GDP growth. ETFs have become popular tools for tapping into this asset class; the low cost structures, intraday liquidity, and […]

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The growth of the ETF industry has spawned numerous tools that bring forth previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market at the fingertips of mainstream investors. The evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has not only become the preferred vehicle for investors looking to achieve cost-efficient diversification, this instrument has also struck a chord with active traders. ETFs […]

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For many investors, March 9, 2009 was a major turning point; on that day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below 6,550, capping a disastrous stretch that had erased billions of dollars from portfolios around the world. Fortunately, that proved to be the low point of the recent recession; the next day markets rallied, and […]

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AdvisorShares added to its rapidly-growing lineup of active ETFs today with the debut of the Accuvest Global Opportunities ETF (ACCU), which utilizes country-specific ETFs with the goal of generating excess returns relative to benchmarks such as the MSCI All Country World Index. Accuvest, the portfolio manager of the new ETF, utilizes a proprietary country ranking […]

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AdvisorShares, one of the largest issuers of actively-managed ETFs, has forged a partnership to bring an active sector rotation ETF to market. The new Rockledge SectorSAM ETF (SSAM), which began trading Thursday, will seek to generate stable and consistent returns in all market conditions, developing a dollar neutral portfolio comprised of sector ETFs. The new ETF […]

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Job creation–or the lack thereof–has taken center stage throughout much of the developed world, emerging as one of the most substantial hurdles to economic growth and potential catalysts of a double dip recession. The jobs situation in the U.S. is shaping up to be the central issue in the next presidential election, sticking out as […]

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Gold In Freefall

by on August 24, 2011

Equity markets got off to a stronger than expected start this week as investors refrained from selling, and instead stepped in to buy up stocks on the cheap and push domestic indexes higher off last week’s lows. Wall Street rallied on Wednesday after a positive durable goods report boosted investor’s sentiment as orders rose by […]

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