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  • How to Ride an Aging Bull @ Barrons.com - 52 minutes ago

    About three years ago, pundits started referring to the current historic rally in stocks as the most hated bull market ever. This reflected the general belief among many investors that stocks would not ...

  • Emerging Market ETFs: Sweat the Details @ Barrons.com - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    The exchange-traded fund industry sells exactly what investors want but often fails to comprehend what they need. For instance, investors may want the 25 different U.S. health-care stock ETFs that fund ...

  • Energy stocks fell sharply on Friday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries opted on Thursday not to cut production and stem the falling price of crude oil, which slumped to fresh ...

  • At Market Realist, we've been following the Russia-Ukraine tensions closely and analyzing their impact on your investments in exchange-traded funds.

  • Drop In Iron Ore-Hitting Mining ETFs Benzinga - 16 hours ago

    Iron ore continued its decline this week by dipping below $70/dry metric ton, a price it has not seen since 2009. The decline in price is due to an increase in supply from Australia and Brazil, the two ...

  • ETF Options For Greenback Rally Benzinga - 16 hours ago

    The recent performance by the U.S. economy coupled with the poor performance of many European and Asian economies affirms that the dollar will likely remain the strongest of the group of currencies. Last ...

  • Conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, this monthly survey of manufacturing activity gauges manufacturing in the Fifth District of the US.

  • Chicago Fed National Activity Index falls on weak industrial report Market Realist - Thu, Nov 27, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    The Chicago Fed National Activity Index is a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity drawn from four categories.

  • Declining investor confidence index reflects a weak global economy Market Realist - Thu, Nov 27, 2014 8:00 AM EST

    Investment behavior in the capital markets is largely guided by investor confidence. The more confident investors are in the growth prospects of the securities, the more they invest.

  • ETF Market Vital Signs, Nov. 26; All About OPEC, Turkey Day @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:57 PM EST

    Oil and energy stocks were in focus on a quiet, pre-holiday session. Seadrill's (SDRL) announcement to suspend its dividend sent oil-services companies lower. Investors also braced for Thursday's meeting ...

  • 2 Defense ETFs Breaking Out Benzinga - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:51 PM EST

    Despite a recent slowdown of government spending within the aerospace and defense industry there is hope for the sector. The recent geopolitical situation in the Middle East, Ukraine and other areas around ...

  • An Emerging Market ETF to Address the Alibaba Index Problem @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:36 PM EST

    A freshly minted exchange-traded fund aims to solve the emerging-market indexing conundrum that excludes the likes of Alibaba's (BABA) and Baidu (BIDU) from the largest funds on the market. The EMQQ Emerging ...

  • State Street to Debut 'Low Carbon' ETF on Friday @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 2:14 PM EST

    State Street Global Advisors is set to launch the market's first-ever low-carbon exchange-traded fund on Friday, according to a trader alert from exchange operator Bats Global Markets. The ETF, called ...

  • 2 New First Trust ETFs Hit $1 Billion In Assets Benzinga - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 1:59 PM EST

    Those that follow the ETF industry are keenly aware of the funds that are attracting assets as a result of their unique value proposition, low cost or enhanced distribution channels. One company that continues ...

  • Flows into Retailer ETFs Surge Ahead of Black Friday @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:31 PM EST

    Investors are pumping gobs of money into retail stock exchange-traded funds ahead of the holiday shopping season, wagering that improving economic growth will translate into sales at the cash register. ...

  • Investing in soft drink companies with ETFs Market Realist - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    Consumer staple ETFs provide exposure to companies that produce essentials, including food, beverages, tobacco, and household items. The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) tracks the S&P Consumer ...

  • Norway ETFs Get Seadrilled @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:20 AM EST

    Barron's Ben Levisohn notes that shares of Seadrill (SDRL) have dropped 18% after the offshore driller reported earnings and suspended its dividend. Oslo-listed company said it's curtailing payouts in ...

  • Foreign Institutional Investors Warm Up To Emerging Asia @ Barrons.com - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 9:58 PM EST

    After two consecutive months of sell-offs, foreign institutional investors are coming back to emerging Asia, net buying $5.3 billion equities, data provided by HSBC show. China regained the top position ...

  • ETF Vital Signs, Nov. 25; Oil Hit Hard @ Barrons.com - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 5:50 PM EST

    Speculation that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries isn't likely to reduce production at its Thursday meeting drilled oil prices and shares of oil producers. A firm reading on German ...

  • Emerging Global Advisors to Tweak One Dividend ETF, Close Two Others @ Barrons.com - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:17 AM EST

    Emerging Global Advisors, a specialist in emerging-market exchange-traded funds, is giving a tune-up its largest dividend-themed ETF and shuttering two others. EGA said in release that it will tweak the ...

  • 3 Consumer ETFs That Twinkle Invitingly Before Black Friday Benzinga - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 8:43 AM EST

    The final two months of the year have investors heavily focusing on retail and consumer stocks for clues to a Santa Claus rally . The Black Friday holiday shopping event and strong demand for retail spending ...

  • ETF Market Vital Signs, Nov. 24: Nothing to Stop Stocks @ Barrons.com - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 5:48 PM EST

    U.S. stocks and bonds rose on quiet day for global markets. European equities rose most after a strong report on German business sentiment failed to dim anticipation for the European Central Bank to bolt ...

  • Energy Sector Continues To Hurt Junk Bonds @ Barrons.com - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:04 PM EST

    The falling price of oil and broad-based weakness among energy companies continues to weigh on the high-yield bond market. Junk bonds broadly fell by 0.9% last week, with the energy sector again serving ...

  • China, Materials And Semiconductor ETFs To Watch This Week Benzinga - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:23 AM EST

    After a short-term period of consolidation, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY ) jumped 1 percent higher to end last week. This strength was driven by confirmation of additional stimulus from central banks ...

  • The stock market hit another all-time high on Friday after China unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate and the European Central Bank announced it is expanding asset purchases to boost liquidity. ...

  • Hedge Against Higher Interest Rates With Bank Stocks @ Kiplinger - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 8:16 AM EST

    The firms in Financial Select Sector SPDR benefit from an improving economy.

  • A Moderate Retirement Saver Portfolio for ETF Investors @ Morningstar - Sun, Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    This equity-heavy portfolio also includes a small dose of high-quality bonds.

  • New China ETFs Present New Challenges @ Barrons.com - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:57 PM EST

    China’s tightly controlled stock markets are loosening up amid great fanfare. ETF investors, however, are now beset with a new cluster of challenges. As China has gradually allowed more foreign investment, ...

  • China Fuels Emerging Markets Rally: The Week In Review @ Barrons.com - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 6:13 PM EST

    China pulled a lever Friday, and it made emerging markets investors quite happy. Shares in developing economies staged a rally Friday after China unexpectedly cut rates, and local emerging markets bond ...

  • ETF Market Vital Signs, Nov. 21; China's Rate Cut Powers Global Rally @ Barrons.com - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 5:51 PM EST

    Global markets rallied after the People's Bank of China unexpectedly cut interest rates and the European Central Bank's President, Mario Draghi, again hinted at more aggressive stimulus. Emerging-markets ...

  • Emerging Markets Rally After China Cuts Rates @ Barrons.com - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:17 PM EST

    Equities in emerging markets are a sea of green after China said it would cut rates. Shares on exchanges in Moscow and Brazil are up more than 2% today, while Mexico stocks are up 1.5%. India's Sensex ...

  • Why economic indicators impact the yield curve Market Realist - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    Treasury yields are closely related to economic data. Bullish economic data tends to raise yields. This lowers bond prices and vice versa.

  • Finally, China's Central Bank Cuts Interest Rate @ Barrons.com - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 7:29 AM EST

    The People's Bank of China has resisted analyst calls to cut interest rates for a good half year, preferring instead to use targeted cash injections into its policy banks. Between September and October, ...

  • A Deep-Value Quantitative Hedge Fund Strategy @ Morningstar - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    A look at finance professor Wesley Gray's new exchange-traded fund.

  • U.S. stocks rose, giving the S&P 500 another record finish. Gains were led by shares of smaller U.S. companies and home builders, which rose after a report on sales of previously owned homes exceeded forecasts. ...

  • Riding The Bull Market With These 2 Momentum ETFs Benzinga - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 3:10 PM EST

    With the market in the midst of one of its most impressive rallies over the last decade, identifying stocks that are outperforming the market is crucial to capitalize on the current market environment. ...

  • Market Vectors Launches First Mainland China Bond ETF Benzinga - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 1:54 PM EST

    Emerging market bonds have been a hot sector of the fixed-income universe in 2014. The iShares JPMorgan USD Emer Mkt Bnd Fd ETF (NYSE: EMB ) has gained more than 8 percent in total return this year and ...

  • U.S. stocks and bonds fell in tandem with gold on Wednesday. Minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting provided little clarity on when the central bank might hike short-term interest ...

  • New China Bond ETFs Benzinga - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 4:27 PM EST

    Global X Funds, one of the leading providers of niche ETFs, launched the newest addition to its array of products. The Global X GF China Bond ETF (NYSE: CHNB) is a bond ETF focused on Mainland Chinese ...

  • Keep Warm This Thanksgiving With This Natural Gas ETF Benzinga - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 4:22 PM EST

    It is no secret that energy prices have taken quite a hit lately. However, natural gas funds such as the United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSE: UNG ) will look to capitalize on the recent polar vortex ...

  • Splitsville for REITs and Financial Sector @ Barrons.com - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 3:33 PM EST

    S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI plan to carve out real-estate investment trusts from the financial sector, creating an 11th category for stocks starting in 2016. The announcement, made last week, is big ...

  • Exchange-traded funds full of heavy-metals miners are sinking today after Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) said it might need to bite the bullet and close down a key project. The SPDR Metals & Mining ETF ...

  • 9 Things You Must Know About ETFs @ Kiplinger - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 8:11 AM EST

    There's no question that exchange-traded funds are becoming a big part of the investor's toolkit. Assets in ETFs and similar exchange-traded products are now approaching $2 trillion, nearly 10 times what ...

  • Best Stocks, Funds and Investment Advice @ Kiplinger - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 8:11 AM EST

    As part of Kiplinger's annual best list , which rounds up the year's best financial products and services, we selected not just stocks and funds, but information sources that shape our thinking--and that ...

  • Here Are A Few Preferred Stock ETFs For Income And Diversity Benzinga - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 4:17 PM EST

    Preferred stock ETFs are an intriguing way to diversify as well as increase the overall yield of a portfolio. A preferred stock provides the income aspect of a fixed income security as well as the growth ...

  • Stocks Most Loved By Hedge Funds @ Barrons.com - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 10:33 AM EST

    Top stock picks by hedge fund managers last quarter--can I buy an "A"? More hedge funds held concentrated bets in Actavis (ACT) than any other stocks at the end of September, while Apple (AAPL), ...

  • Still Excellent Without Bill Gross @ Morningstar - Fri, Nov 14, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    An analysis of PIMCO Total Return ETF.

  • Boost Returns With Bond Index Funds @ Kiplinger - Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:30 AM EST

    Index funds' low fees take a smaller bite out of meager yields.

  • Could India's Sensex Rise 50% By 2016? @ Barrons.com - Tue, Nov 11, 2014 9:43 AM EST

    India has been the crown jewel of emerging market stock performance, with a 32% rise in its benchmark index this year. The S&P BSE Sensex Index is up another 6% so far in November, and some largecaps have outpaced the index. ICICI Bank (IBN) is up 18% this month and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (RDY) is up more than 14%, while …

  • Will ETMFs Burnish Active Management? @ Barrons.com - Mon, Nov 10, 2014 3:46 PM EST

    Some analysts contend that Eaton Vance's (EV) recently approved fund-structure hybrid will change the debate around active versus passive investing. Eaton Vance last week became the first fund company to win approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission for ETFs that don’t need to disclose their holdings on a daily …

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