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ETFs continue to gain popularity as these innovative financial instruments allow for easy access to virtually any asset class without having to sacrifice cost-efficiency or transparency, making them ideal tools for long-term investors and active traders alike. While the bulk of exchange-traded products have appeal as longer-term investments that can potentially appreciate by a significant amount, not all funds are created with lucrative capital gains in mind. Enter money market ETFs; this breed of funds has caught the attention of countless investors who are looking to preserve capital and, luckily, there are a number of options to choose from [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Anticipation was the name of the game today. Investors across the globe continued to place bets on central bankers picking up the “economic slack”, hoping that further stimulus is on the way. With the elusive safety net seemingly ready to swoop in at any time, traders flooded the markets, extending gains for the third straight day. Today’s rally followed Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren’s comments yesterday, where he urged the central bank to launch an aggressive open-ended bond buying program to boost the economy. Investors seem to agree with Rosengren’s call to action, placing all their hopes in the Fed and the ECB to essentially clean up the global economic mess [see Announcing The ETF Analyzer: Even More Data At Your Fingertips].  [click to continue…]

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The month of May was a generally disappointing stretch for investors, as both international and domestic equity markets struggled to overcome obstacles new and old. Commodities, which had been a nice source of absolute returns for much of the last year, fell on hard times as well; precious metals went into a brief freefall, and […]

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State Street, the issuer behind the two largest U.S.-listed ETFs, made a new addition to the fixed income portion of its product lineup this week. The recently-launched SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bond ETF (HYMB) will seek to replicate the performance of the S&P Municipal High Yield Index, a benchmark that consists of bonds […]

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So much for a long, happy recovery. As soon as the last of those warning of a “double dip” had been laughed out of the room, a string of negative developments have sent global equity markets plunging. With Europe on the brink of a sovereign debt crisis, disappointing data releases in the U.S, and oil […]

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Picking The Right Money Market ETF

by on January 28, 2010 | Updated December 8, 2014

As interest in ETF investing has surged in recent years, issuers have rushed to expand their product lines into every corner of the investable universe. The first generation of ETF products consisted mostly of equity funds designed to track well-known benchmarks, and while the vast majority of ETF assets remains in these “plain vanilla” funds, […]

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VRDO: The Way To Go

by on September 30, 2009

The development of the ETF industry has in many ways leveled the investing playing field, bringing strategies previously available only to large institutions and sophisticated, high net worth investors to anyone with a Scottrade account. Most of these “democratizations” have involved very complex, high-risk tactics. Leveraged ETFs, hedge fund ETFs, and long/short ETFs have significantly […]

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