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Since their inception, ETFs have made their way into countless portfolios, giving investors access to nearly every corner of the global market. In light of U.S. markets closing July 4th to celebrate Independence Day, we are looking into the historical battle for returns between U.S. markets and their British counterparts [check out the 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013].

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Six months have passed in 2013 and the financial world has had plenty to buzz about. From a bull run in U.S. to worries over the stability of the global economy, the first half of the year has been one of the most memorable stretches the investing world has seen in a long time. Already, we have seen 65 new ETFs debut, as the industry continues to expand and offer more ways to slice-and-dice the market. With two quarters of the year on the books, we take a look back at some of the wildest charts in the ETF world to have surfaced in 2013 [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]: [click to continue…]

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As the world becomes more connected every day, investors continue to find new ways to trade around the world and gain exposure to countries they may never even get to visit. Exchange-traded funds offering exposure to Global Currencies have become a popular tool for those looking to make a direct play on a country, using the country’s […]

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Correction Pressures Are Mounting

by on March 18, 2013

The bears swept in Monday morning after worrisome news from the Euro zone over the weekend prompted a rapid sell-off at Wall Street’s opening bell. Profit taking pressures were quick to emerge after it was reported that European policymakers proposed a tax on Cypriot bank deposits, leading many to worry that this policy change could […]

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ETFs have opened up the doors to previously hard-to-reach reach corners of the market, including foreign equities, commodities and alternative asset classes. Currency ETFs in particular have seen growing interest among investors and traders alike as they greatly simplify the challenges that are otherwise associated with entering the forex market [see How To Take Profits […]

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Bears Lurking In Uncharted Territory

by on March 11, 2013

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing to all-time highs last week it’s no surprise to see the divide between the bulls and the bears reach extremes as well. While some investors are calling this the start of the next great bull-run, others are equally convinced that equities are long-overdue for a major correction. As such, the […]

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ETFs continue to open up the doors to international markets that were previously too difficult, or costly, to access for mainstream investors. Those looking for the most direct exposure to a foreign economy often choose to invest in the local currency rather than equity or bond funds, especially when looking for a risky but potentially […]

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The bears finally made an appearance on Wall Street yesterday as sour housing data coupled with uncertain Fed minutes paved the way for profit-taking pressures on the day. Bullish momentum cooled off for the first time in a week as investors found it hard to leave profits on the table after January’s housing starts figure […]

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Stocks Continue Bull Run

by on February 9, 2013

Another week in the books, and February’s first full week was another strong one. Though there were a few hiccups through out the week, the Nasdaq closed within reach of a 12-year high, and the S&P 500 making yet another high. For now, it seems like each week brings a new record for major benchmarks […]

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Keep An Eye On Bargain Buyers

by on February 4, 2013

The bull train continued its ascent on Wall Street last week as profit taking pressures were short-lived amid the improving economic outlook. Worrisome GDP results did manage to spook some, however, market sentiment overall remains undeniably bullish as each minor pullback has welcomed eager buyers [see 3 Economic Charts Bears Love To Ignore]. This week will remain busy […]

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ETFs For Top Currency Trends In 2013

by on January 21, 2013 | Updated January 22, 2013

With equity markets starting off the new year with a bang, investors are now looking to see which corners of the market are poised to perform well in 2013 and which investments they need to stay clear of. Though bonds and equities are usually an investor’s main focus, currency plays are often overlooked as many […]

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Major equity indexes inched higher as better-than-expected economic data re-ignited bullish momentum on Wall Street. The Nasdaq Index, however, posted a minor loss on the day as Apple’s sluggish performance dragged down the entire technology sector thanks to the firm’s massive influence given its sheer size. The headline story on the day was December retail […]

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