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The bulls returned on Wall Street this week, kicking off the month of July with a bang. Fueling the rally was a slew of upbeat economic reports; ISM manufacturing PMI came in at 50.9, construction spending rose to its highest level in nearly four years, while both auto sales and factory-orders beat analysts’ expectations. Meanwhile, investors will be keeping a close eye on employment data, slated to come out today before the opening bell; analysts expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 7.1%, while non-farm employment is expected to come in at 162K [see 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013].  [click to continue…]

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June was a volatile month on Wall Street, with investors feeling a major change in the investment landscape. Though speculations of Fed tapering dominated the markets, emerging markets equities stole the spotlight after experiencing a massive exodus of funds towards the end of the month. The BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) were among the worst hit as their economies are starting to show signs of plateauing after years of astronomical growth [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

June also saw a number of new funds launch during  the month, with 17 new ETFs entering the ring. And with issuers still filling the product pipeline, it seems that this summer may be a busy one for ETFs [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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With a flood of strong economic reports coming in this week, the market saw a much needed uplift in returns. The markets finally seem to be stabilizing after a massive Treasury bond sell off last week and many ETF issuers have taken advantage of the strong market to introduce new funds [For more ETF analysis, […]

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