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After a week of both hits and misses, the second quarter earnings season is well on its way and the week ahead will be filled with yet another round of reports. Last week, beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) reported weaker-than-expected sales, while Goldman Sachs (GS) posted earnings per share of $3.70, well past the $2.82 estimate. Continuing the trend of stellar bank earnings, Morgan Stanley (MS) exceeded both earnings and revenue forecasts. Meanwhile, tech-giants Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) posted dismal quarterly results  [see 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013]. [click to continue…]

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Though certain commodity producers have not fared too well in recent years, one particular sector has exhibited tremendous growth and strength: agribusiness. This industry has benefited not only from the most recent drought in the summer of 2012, but also from the rapid growth of the world population and the further development of emerging economies. And thanks to the evolution of the ETF industry, investors now have several options to tap into the world of agribusiness [Download Free Report: How To Buy The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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With more than 40% of the U.S. market, iShares has long been the leader in the U.S. ETF industry. But in recent years the competition has been gaining ground, thanks in part to more cost efficient products. According to the ETF Industry Association, Vanguard led all ETF issuers with almost $36 billion in cash inflows […]

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iShares, the largest U.S. ETF issuer in terms of both assets and number of funds, continued the aggressive expansion of its product lineup this week with five new products offering exposure to commodity-related stocks. Each of the new ETFs will compete with existing products offering indirect exposure to natural resources through stocks of companies that […]

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Following the massive injections into capital markets in recent years, inflation has become a major concern of many investors, and the quest to uncover assets that offer portfolio protection against a potential uptick in the CPI has taken on many forms. While inflation-protected bonds are the instrument of choice for some, others have turned their […]

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