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  • How ETFs Are Evolving Dividend Investing ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 6:00 PM EST

    The ETF footprint has continued to grow, providing investors plenty of ways to position their portfolios depending on their profile and outlook. The reality of rising rates along with market outlooks that ...

  • Equal-Weight ETFs for a Potential Shift in Nasdaq Leaders ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 5:00 PM EST

    The so-called FANG stocks – Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB), Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN), Netflix (NasdaqGS: NFLX) and Google or Alphabet (NasdaqGS: GOOG) – have been among the best performers this year. However, ...

  • Yield Opportunity with a Covered Call ETF Strategy ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 4:30 PM EST

    With the equities market slowing down after a multi-year rally, investors may find opportunities in exchange traded funds that track buy-write or covered-call strategies. “Many investors overlook buy-write/covered ...

  • Solar ETFs Waver on Foul Play Speculation ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 1:30 PM EST

    A hedge fund run by billionaire David Tepper is seeking clarification in the way SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) is managing its yieldco, triggering a huge plunge in the company shares and casting a shadow over ...

  • Cloud Computing ETF Faces Cloudy Skies ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    The First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (NasdaqGM: SKYY) is up about 4% year-to-date, a solid showing, though it lags the 4.5% returned by the Nasdaq Composite. An alternative view of SKYY, the ...

  • Exercise Caution With MLP ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 8:30 AM EST

    Once beloved income-generating asset classes, master limited partnerships and sector-related exchange traded products have tumbled in unison with oil and natural gas prices this year with some analysts ...

  • The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) , which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, fell again Monday, bringing its year-to-date loss to almost 48 percent. That put the widely followed ...

  • One of This Year’s Worst ETFs has Added a ton of new Assets ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) , which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, fell again Monday, bringing its year-to-date loss to almost 48 percent. That put the widely followed ...

  • No Bueno: Election Results Harm Spain ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 7:30 AM EST

    The iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWP) , the largest exchange traded fund tracking stocks in the Eurozone’s fourth-largest economy, slumped to a new 52-week low Monday after election results ...

  • Betting on Russian Bonds With ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 7:00 AM EST

    Until recently, Russian stocks and exchange traded funds such as the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) had been this year’s star BRIC performers. Next year could bring opportunity for another Russian ...

  • ETF Trends on Fox Business ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 5:30 PM EST

    The so-called FANG stocks – Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB), Amazon (NadsaqGS: AMZN), Netflix (NasdaqGS: NFLX) and Alphabet (NasdaqGS: GOOG) – have been leading names in the tech space. Nevertheless, there is ...

  • A Higher Quality Junk Bond ETF That is Outperforming ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 5:00 PM EST

    With potential credit and rate risks weighing on the fixed-income markets, investors who are looking for higher yields may turn to an actively managed junk bond exchange traded fund that has outperformed ...

  • International Bond ETFs Could Outperform U.S. Treasuries ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 4:30 PM EST

    Some the largest money managers are expecting European debt to outpace U.S. Treasuries ahead. Investors can also capitalize on potential fixed-income opportunities overseas with international bond exchange ...

  • Livestock ETNs Set to Fatten Up? ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 3:30 PM EST

    While most commodities continued to weaken Monday, livestock-related exchange traded notes strengthened on potential tighter supply in the spring and summer season ahead. On Monday, the iPath Bloomberg ...

  • A-Shares ETFs Renew Hope on China Stimulus Talks ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 2:30 PM EST

    China’s policymakers stated they could take further action to bolster the slowing economy, potentially signalling additional support for Chinese markets and A-shares related exchange traded funds. On Monday, ...

  • China Stimulus May Renew Hopes for A-Shares ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 2:30 PM EST

    China’s policymakers stated they could take further action to bolster the slowing economy, potentially signalling additional support for Chinese markets and A-shares related exchange traded funds. On Monday, ...

  • Natural Gas ETFs Heat Up as Winter Cold Sets In ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 2:00 PM EST

    The East Coast is finally expected to feel a colder winter, heating up natural gas-related exchange traded funds, with natgas futures posting their largest surge in almost two months after dipping toward ...

  • ETF Innovators Track Expert Managers at Passive Costs ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 1:30 PM EST

    The proliferation of smart-beta ETFs in 2015 has been well documented here on ETF Trends and across the industry. The specific permutations are hard to keep up with as new products seemingly launch hourly, ...

  • It Could be Another Rough Year for This ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    The Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEArca: SLX) is down more than 44% this year amid a savage rout for commodities and the related equities. A decline like that could, in some cases, be enough to signal that ...

  • Dow ETFs Could Get Some New Additions in 2016 ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 8:30 AM EST

    The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) , the tracking exchange traded fund for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, got a little more exciting earlier this year when Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), ...

  • Don’t Expect Dollar ETFs to Thump Euro Counterparts in 2016 ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is 10.6% this year, good for one of the worst performances among exchange trade funds tracking developed market currencies. While a major rebound ...

  • South Africa ETF Slump Could Continue ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 7:30 AM EST

    Down 26.6% this year, the iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: EZA) is one of the worst-performing major emerging markets exchange traded funds and despite a recent pop in South African equities, betting ...

  • A New Way of Looking at Natural Resources ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 7:00 AM EST

    It has been a rough year for the energy and materials sectors, but those groups being two of 2015’s worst-performing sectors, 2016 could be the time to take a new look at natural resources stocks. That ...

  • Currency-Hedged ETFs Storm the Scene in 2015 ETF Trends - Sun, Dec 20, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    One of the big stories of 2015 in the ETF industry has been the impact of currency volatility and the suite of products it has spawned. Heading into the second-half of the year there were currency-hedged ...

  • The New ETF Sector Investing Strategy ETF Trends - Sat, Dec 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Sector ETFs and rotating your portfolios equity exposures is a tried and true approach to smoothing out volatility and producing returns. However, as the market and traders have become more innovative ...

  • International Bond ETFs Hold Surprising Yields ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 4:30 PM EST

    Bond investors have witnessed heavy selling in U.S. speculative-grade debt as concerns mount, but international high-yield bond exchange traded funds may be exposed to less risks than the domestic fixed-income ...

  • ETF Newcomer Goldman Sachs Is No Rookie ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 4:00 PM EST

    The trend of major players entering into the ETF space isn’t going anywhere or surprising anyone. As assets under management have compounded it only makes sense that the big dogs will follow. It was surprising ...

  • Copper ETFs See Small Respite in Rough Road Ahead ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 2:49 PM EST

    Softening their worst week in a month, copper prices and metal-related exchange traded funds rallied Friday on a weaker U.S. dollar and potential production cuts. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex ...

  • Emerging Bond ETFs Opportunities Ripen ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 2:00 PM EST

    Fixed-income exchange traded fund investors who want yield may consider emerging market debt as some observers  believe risks associated with a Federal Reserve interest rate hike have already been priced ...

  • Financial ETFs Poised to Strengthen ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 1:00 PM EST

    With the Federal Reserve beginning interest rate normalization, major banks are already jumping on the opportunity to increase prime rates, bolstering their profit margins and potentially supporting financial ...

  • Japan ETFs Unimpressed by BOJ ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:00 PM EST

    The Bank of Japan announced Friday that it will maintain the quantitative easing program and increase purchases of Japanese equities through exchange traded funds. However, market observers were unimpressed ...

  • Gold Miners ETFs Pinched by the Fed ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    In anticipation of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, gold and other dollar-denominated commodities were widely viewed as vulnerable to higher borrowing costs. That thesis has proven accurate, ...

  • Charting a Course for Floating Rate Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 8:30 AM EST

    Should expectations of higher interest rates gain momentum, it would not be surprising to see investors embrace floating rate exchange traded funds as additions to fixed income portfolios. ETFs such as ...

  • Gold ETFs Dither After Fed Raises Rates ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Gold and the related exchange traded products, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) , iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) , were universally ...

  • A Truly Wacky Oil Forecast for 2016 ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 7:30 AM EST

    Investors holding long positions in exchange traded products such as the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) , which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, and the United States Brent Oil ...

  • More Trouble for Brazil ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 7:00 AM EST

    The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) is down more 39% year-to-date, which is to say it has been an eventful year for the largest Brazil exchange trade fund. Confounding investors is that ...

  • ETF Trends on CNBC ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 4:30 PM EST

    With the Federal Reserve beginning to normalize its monetary policy, fixed-income investors may still generate decent yields while hedging against rate risk through a new breed of interest-rate-hedged ...

  • Commodity ETFs Take Beating from Fed ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 4:00 PM EST

    As the U.S. dollar rallies off the Federal Reserve’s tightening monetary policy, commodity exchange traded funds are slipping to new lows. On Thursday, the GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund (NYSEArca: ...

  • A Fast Growing Smart-Beta Emerging Market ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 3:30 PM EST

    The Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF (NYSEarca: GEM) , a relatively new player in the emerging markets exchange traded fund space, has quickly caught the eyes of institutional investors. ...

  • Why Long-Term Treasury ETFs Are Moving ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 3:00 PM EST

    The Federal Reserve finally pulled the trigger on hiking interest rates Wednesday, and the beneficiaries are long-term Treasury bonds exchange traded funds? Treasury bond ETFs that track government debt ...

  • Europe ETFs Bounce on Improved Outlook for Exporters ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 2:30 PM EST

    After the Federal Reserve announced the start of higher interest rates, the weaker euro currency, along with the improved outlook for European exporters, is supporting currency-hedged Europe exchange traded ...

  • Discovering The Dividend ETFs That Work ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 2:00 PM EST

    Dividend ETFs have become one of the most popular products to spin out of the smart-beta ETF evolution. Targeting firms that have consistently grown their dividends has provided investors with a simple ...

  • Energy Sector ETF Seducing Contrarians ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:00 PM EST

    Some value traders may be betting on a recovery in energy stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds after crude oil prices plunged to seven-year lows. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) ...

  • Options Activity in Junk Bond ETFs Soars ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25 basis points, marking the first time the U.S. central bank has done so in nearly a decade. Prior to the Fed meeting, high-yield bond exchange ...

  • Capturing Quality Corporate Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 8:30 AM EST

    Fixed income investors have heard plenty in recent months about the impact higher U.S. interest rates will have on corporate bonds and the corresponding exchange traded funds. There has also been plenty ...

  • Dollar ETFs Can Still Beat Euro Rivals ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Following Wednesday’s news of the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) , which tracks the price movement of the ...

  • ETF Tackles The Dow by Dividends ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 7:30 AM EST

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the oldest and most widely followed U.S. equity indexes, but the blue-chip benchmark has its flaws. Chief among those flaws is a weighting methodology that assigns ...

  • No 2015 Capital Gains For Schwab ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 7:00 AM EST

    It has been a banner year of asset-gathering for Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) as the brokerage giant continues cementing its status as one of the fastest-growing providers of exchange traded funds. According ...

  • A Tax Break Helps One Energy Sector ETF Rally ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 16, 2015 4:30 PM EST

    While the energy sector did not seem too thrilled by the Capitol Hill’s decision to lift a 40-year ban on oil exports, refiners and sector-related exchange traded fund were rallying on a new tax break ...

  • Is the Selling in Junk Bond ETFs Overdone? ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 16, 2015 4:00 PM EST

    The recent sell-off in the speculative-grade debt market may open up a buying opportunity for junk bond-related exchange traded funds as some argue the selling was overdone. Over the past three months, ...

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