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The inevitable interest rate hike has prompted many investors to re-think their equity exposure, and perhaps more importantly, their allocation to bonds in recent weeks. Founded in early 2004, AltaVista Research recently announced the launch of its Fixed Income ETF Coverage via the firm’s ETF Research Center website, which is aimed at helping investors to more favorably position their portfolios as the interest rate environment evolves [see also Bond ETFs for Every Objective].

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Sell On The Pop Prospects September 16th Edition

by on September 16, 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 are popular indicators for gauging long-term and medium-term trends, respectively. [click to continue…]

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ETFs Then And Now

by on December 19, 2012

As the calendars get ready to flip to 2013, another chapter in the relatively short history of ETFs will be written. Next year will mark the official 20th birthday for ETFs, as SPY will enter its third decade as a publicly traded security. It’s remarkable to see just how much the ETF industry has changed […]

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The year-end periods provides the ETF industry with a couple of opportunities to flex its collective muscle; performance comparisons generally tend to favor those products with lower expense ratios–a defining feature of exchange-traded funds. But early January also puts another benefit of exchange-traded products into focus: enhanced tax efficiency relative to traditional mutual funds. The […]

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By most accounts, Charles Schwab’s venture into the ETF industry has been an extremely successful one. After launching its first fund in late 2009, the firm has subsequently rolled out seven additional equity ETFs offering exposure to all corners of the domestic and international equity markets. At the end of July, Schwab ETFs had $1.4 […]

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In recent years, investors have grown increasingly comfortable with the thought of achieving their fixed income exposure through ETFs. Through the first six months of 2010, bond ETFs had seen cash inflows of more than $18 billion, nearly half of the total for the ETF industry as a whole. Many of the most popular bond […]

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State Street has filed for SEC approval on the Barclays Capital International Corporate Bond ETF (IBND), which could become the first U.S.-listed ETF to track the performance of the investment-grade corporate sector of the global bond market.

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State Street has become the latest ETF issuer to jump in on the corporate bond ETF boom, launching the SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (SCPB) on Wednesday. SCPB will be linked to the Barclays Capital U.S. 1-3 Year Corporate Bond Index, a benchmark that measures the performance of investment grade corporate debt […]

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