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  • With short-sellers undermining managers’ positions and adding to active funds’ widespread under-performance, investors may be better off capturing market returns through a passive index-based exchange ...

  • Still reverberating in the fixed income world is last Friday’s news that Bill Gross has departed PIMCO, the bond house he founded, for Janus Capital (NYSE: JNS). Not surprisingly, the news of Gross’ acrimonious ...

  • As the U.S. economy expands while Japan and the Eurozone stumble, traders are pushing up the U.S. dollar, along with related exchange traded funds, and dumping the euro and yen currencies. The PowerShares ...

  • With practically every market pundit and his sister saying that the Federal Reserve is bound to raise interest rates sometime next year, investors have been, predictably, evaluating portfolio additions ...

  • The PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) , the actively managed ETF formerly managed by Bill Gross, has lost almost $545 million in the two trading days since Gross resigned from PIMCO, the firm the ...

  • For those who can stomach high volatility, small-capitalization stocks can provide people the opportunity to invest in tomorrow’s next big thing. However, it is time-consuming and difficult to pick and ...

  • ARK Investment Management, a New York-based money manager that emphasizes thematic investing in an effort to unearth companies with the potential to reshape industries, rolled its first two actively managed ...

  • An ETF for Late Year Dividend Hikes ETF Trends - 11 hours ago

    At the end of the second quarter, there had been about 230 dividend increases from S&P 500 members this year and 422 members of the benchmark index that now pay cash dividends, up from 418 at the end of ...

  • Despite a tumultuous September for emerging markets stocks and exchange traded funds, investors continue allocating cash to two of the most volatile developing economies: Brazil and Russia. Last week, ...

  • Third-party, off-platform growth has helped Charles Schwab expand its exchange traded fund business by bringing non-Schwab clients into the fold. Schwab is one of the fastest-growing ETF providers this ...

  • As the equities markets weaken, investors should utilize utilities sector exchange traded funds to cushion dips in the broader stocks. For instance, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) was ...

  • The Daring are Buying Silver ETFs ETF Trends - 13 hours ago

    Despite significant pain inflicted upon the precious metals complex by the rising U.S. dollar, some investors are not throwing in the towel on silver exchange traded funds. In fact, they are doing just ...

  • Popular Commission-Free ETFs on Schwab OneSource ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 4:25 PM EDT

    Earlier this month, Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), one of the largest discount brokers in the U.S., unveiled a significant expansion of its Schwab ETF OneSource commission-free exchange traded funds platform. ...

  • Solar ETFs: A Long-Term Energy Play ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 2:49 PM EDT

    As photovoltaic panel installations expand and solar power becomes one of the world’s biggest source of electricity, solar sector-related exchange traded funds could be a good long-term play to access ...

  • Taking A Bearish Approach to Oil ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 2:15 PM EDT

    As oil prices and related exchange traded funds slipped, more energy traders are losing faith in black gold. Over the past three months, the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO) declined 15.3% ...

  • Russia ETFs Flirt With Bear Market, Still Gaining Assets ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:42 PM EDT

    Exchange traded funds tracking Russian equities are dangerously flirting with bear markets, but that is not preventing investors from putting new capital to work in the funds. On Monday, Russia’s RTS Index, ...

  • These ETFs Could Benefit From Gross Joining Janus ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 12:36 PM EDT

    The dust has not fully settled from last week’s news that Bill Gross, formerly a PIMCO managing director and chief investment officer, left the firm he founded for Janus Capital (NYSE: JNS), but there ...

  • As Rousseff Gains, Brazil ETF Inches Towards a Bear Market ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:32 AM EDT

    This year’s price action in Brazilian equities, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) and rival Brazil exchange traded funds has been easy to explain. Investors bid those securities on news ...

  • Energy ETFs Could be Ready to Rebound ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    After starting the year in fine form, equity-based energy sector exchange traded funds have fallen on hard times. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) , the largest energy ETF, was a star among ...

  • Inflation-Hedge ETFs Struggle as Commodity Prices Drop ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Traditional inflation-hedging assets and related exchange traded funds are losing ground as the longest commodity decline in over two decades helped keep a lid on consumer prices. For instance, inflation ...

  • Consumer Staples ETFs for Choppy Markets ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    As the equities market experiences larger swings and jostles about, investors can turn to consumer stock exchange traded funds, capitalizing on the sector’s staying power in any economic environment. Over ...

  • China RQFII Expansion a Boon for A-Shares ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    A decision by Chinese regulators to expand its renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) that allows foreign investors access to stocks traded on China’s mainland ignited a rally in exchange ...

  • Guggenheim Debuts First EM Real Estate ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 9:05 AM EDT

    Guggenheim Investments, the seventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, launched the Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF (NYSEArca: EMRE) Monday, the first ETF dedicated solely to real ...

  • Emerging Market ETF Investors Are Getting Skittish ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 8:25 AM EDT

    Investors are pulling more money out of the emerging markets and related exchange traded funds as traders turn risk adverse in light of U.S. rate concerns and monitor growing problems in Russia and China. ...

  • PIMCO ETF Saw Outflows Prior to Gross’ Resignation ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Investors pulled nearly $11 million from the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) , the actively managed ETF formerly managed by Bill Gross, the day before Gross shook the bond world by announcing his ...

  • Post-Election Call on the New Zealand ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Despite being home to a currency that, until recently, had been stubbornly strong and being the first developed market to raise interest rates, New Zealand remains home to a sturdy equity market. New Zealan’s ...

  • Global X to Shutter Two ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 7:15 AM EDT

    Global X, the New York-based issuer of exchange trade funds best known for its unique lineup of income and international ETFs, said it will close two of its funds. The issuer said it is closing the Global ...

  • An MLP ETF with a Strategic Beta Approach ETF Trends - Sun, Sep 28, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Master limited partnership exchange traded funds have been outperforming the broader markets as investors seek exposure to the booming U.S. energy industry and attractive income generation. On the upcoming ...

  • More Monthly Dividend ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 5:00 PM EDT

    Investors continue to embrace dividend exchange traded funds. That devotion is highlighted by the over $8 billion that has flowed into dividend ETFs this year. Increasingly popular are those ETFs that ...

  • This Week’s Biggest ETF Stories ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 4:18 PM EDT

    It has been a tumultuous week for U.S. stocks. On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial endured one of its largest one-day declines this year. In any given week, that would be enough to guarantee the biggest ...

  • India ETFs Look Sturdier After S&P Upgrade ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 2:07 PM EDT

    India’s markets, along with related country-specific exchange traded funds, appear less risky after the Standard & Poor’s rating agency raised the country’s credit outlook, reducing the prospect of a downgrade ...

  • How the Dow ETF has Reacted to Changes ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 1:36 PM EDT

    A year ago this week, S&P Dow Jones Indices booted Alcoa (NYSE: AA), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, making room for Goldman Sachs (NYSE: ...

  • Beyond BOND: Negligible ETF Fallout After Gross Departure ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 12:24 PM EDT

    The big news out of the world of exchange traded funds Friday is Bill Gross’ departure from PIMCO, the bond house he founded and served as chief investment officer at. That means he will no long be managing ...

  • No Longer the Bill Gross ETF, BOND Steady Despite his Exit ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:38 AM EDT

    On news of Bill Gross’ departure from the firm he founded, the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) is trading only modestly lower Friday, though volume in the actively managed ETF is already approaching ...

  • A Combination ETF Right for the Times ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    Two of the more prominent themes in the world of exchange traded this year have been the ongoing success of dividend funds and the extension of last year’s success for currency hedged ETFs. Imagine the ...

  • Regional Bank ETFs for a Rising Rate Environment ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Many are already shifting around their investment portfolios to adapt to potential rate hikes next year, but investors can capitalize on a rising rate environment with regional bank exchange traded funds. ...

  • Sector ETFs Hoping for Dollar Reversion ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    The U.S. dollar has been shining bright in recent months. A 6.6% third-quarter gain for the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) , the U.S. Dollar Index tracking ETF, confirms as ...

  • ETF Spotlight: Dividend Dogs ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    ETF Spotlight on the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: SDOG) , part of an ongoing series. Assets : $831.6 million Objective : The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF tries to reflect the performance of ...

  • Israel’s Resilience, Fundamentals Keep This ETF Sturdy ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Amid events including military conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine, and the beheadings of three journalists by ISIS, a spate of uncertainty has crept into some ex-U.S. global equity markets, but Israeli stocks ...

  • Shake Up in Junk Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    With more traders getting nervous about the market, riskier high-yield, junk bond exchange traded funds are mirroring the sell-off in equities and could experience continued volatile swings after investors ...

  • A True Alibaba ETF ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) is nearing the end of its first full week as a public company. Although it enters Friday well above the $68 it was priced at prior to its public debut, Alibaba ...

  • Weakening Fundamentals Push Coal ETF to New Lows ETF Trends - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Amid a slowdown in Chinese demand and other overseas problems, the coal industry is losing energy, with the sector-specific exchange traded fund touching a one-year low. The Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Retail ETFs: Increased Store Hiring Ahead of Holiday Shopping ETF Trends - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 3:15 PM EDT

    The influx of seasonal retail jobs and greater turnover rates for part-timers in the consumer sector reveals potential strength in retail-related stocks and exchange traded funds going into the holiday ...

  • IPO ETF to add Citizens Financial ETF Trends - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 2:45 PM EDT

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG), the newly public Rhode Island-based bank, has quickly found a home in at least one exchange fund. Citizens, which debuted as a public company on Sept. 24, is scheduled ...

  • PIMCO BOND ETF Going About its Business ETF Trends - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 2:15 PM EDT

    A day after it was revealed the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating pricing practices at the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) , ETF version of the storied Total Return mutual fund ...

  • VIX ETFs Capitalize on Increased Market Concerns ETF Trends - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 1:43 PM EDT

    The CBOE Volatility Index, or “VIX,” related exchange traded funds surged Thursday as the equities market declined the most in eight weeks, weakening on the sell-off in Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) and another ...

  • Small-Cap Dividend ETFs Prove Less Bad ETF Trends - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    That does not sound like the most encouraging headline, but with all the talk of this year’s laggard status for small-cap stocks and exchange traded funds, less bad can be deemed “sort of attractive.” ...

  • iShares Expands Currency Hedged ETF Suite With EM Fund ETF Trends - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

    BlackRock’s (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world’s largest issuer of exchange traded funds, today expanded its lineup of currency hedged ETFs with the debut of the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Emerging ...

  • A Laddered Corporate Bond ETF to Hedge Rate Risks ETF Trends - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This Thursday, I took a look at the ...

  • Another Return to Russia ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Amid reports that Russia is withdrawing troops from Ukraine, a move that could mark the beginning of the end of the months-long conflict between the two nations, investors are once again returning to exchange ...

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