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  • Bank stocks and financial-related exchange traded funds are beginning to pick up steam, with increased loan sales and trading income lifting year-over-year revenue growth to a five-year high. Over the ...

  • Energy-Related ETFs Dive Ahead of OPEC Meeting ETF Trends - 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    The broad U.S. markets are setting new intraday records on the better-than-expected third quarter economic expansion. However, oil-related exchange traded funds remain among the worst performing assets ...

  • The U.S. is not the only large equity market that has been racing to record highs. Indian stocks have accomplishing the same feat, taking some U.S. investors along for the ride. Only stocks in the United ...

  • With low interest rates and anemic yields on U.S. Treasuries forcing investors to expand their yield-generating horizons, 2014 has been another strong year for inflows to dividend exchange traded funds. ...

  • One of the biggest trump cards exchange traded funds hold over their actively managed mutual fund rivals is tax efficiencies. Assuming a mutual fund manager can deliver winning stock picks, a dubious prospect ...

  • Emerging Global Advisors, the parent company of EGShares, the exchange traded funds issuer known for its lineup of funds devoted exclusively to emerging markets offerings, said Tuesday it will close two ...

  • After the People’s Bank of China’s surprise interest rate cut last week, exchange traded funds with large exposure to big Chinese banks could benefit the most as savers turn to the safety of stated-controlled ...

  • Industrial ETFs Defying The Odds ETF Trends - 7 hours ago

    Despite calls that a strengthening dollar and a decline in oil prices would hurt the industrials sector, industrial-related exchange traded funds have been outperforming the broader market over the past ...

  • U.S. stocks continue to hover around record highs. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite are up 5.5% and 6%, respectively, over the past month, but those factoids do not mean all investors are taking on significant ...

  • BlackRock’s Thompson on iThinking ETF Trends - 8 hours ago

    BlackRock Managing Director Sue Thompson joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at Charles Schwab Impact Conference in Denver to discuss the new BlackRock initiative, iThinking. “What we’re doing is taking ...

  • The utilities sector is the second-best performer in the S&P 500 this year behind health care and the stodgy, high-yielding sector’s rise has been a boon for an array of utilities-heavy dividend exchange ...

  • If interest rates were to quickly rise, high-yield bond exchange traded fund investors may find it costlier to sell-off their positions as notoriously low liquidity in the speculative-grade debt market ...

  • Harvard Management Company, the investment manager of the largest U.S. college endowment, reduced some of its exposure to emerging markets exchange traded funds during the third quarter. The endowment ...

  • Supply, Demand Imbalance Keep Bond ETFs Afloat ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 3:36 PM EST

    With Japan and Europe central banks increasing their debt purchasing programs, global demand for fixed-income assets is set to outpace supply next year, potentially supporting the fixed-income market and ...

  • Coal ETF Struggles as Hedge Funds Flock to Distressed Debt ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 2:40 PM EST

    The Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) is down 13% over the past, extending a trail of woe that has seen the largest coal exchange traded fund tumble nearly 30% over the past two years. KOL’s struggles ...

  • Two Energy Commodity ETFs to Close ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 2:05 PM EST

    Teucrium Trading, an exchange traded fund provider known for its commodity related investment options, announced that its crude oil and natural gas ETFs will be closed. According to a press release , the ...

  • MLP ETF Index Provider Alerian Exploring a Sale ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 1:39 PM EST

    Alerian Capital Management, the index provider for some of the largest exchange traded products tracking master limited partnerships (MLPs), is reportedly exploring a sale. Texas-based Allerian, a closely ...

  • Ahead of ECB Meeting, Hedge Euro ETF Back in the Spotlight ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 1:00 PM EST

    Another European Central Bank meeting is just 10 days away and with that, some large Wall Street banks are ratcheting up expectations that ECB President Mario Draghi will unveil Federal Reserve-style bond-buying, ...

  • Rising Derivatives Costs a Boon for ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:30 PM EST

    Faced with increased regulatory burdens and higher capital reserve requirements, some financial institutions are turning to exchange traded products as replacements for pricier derivatives instruments. ...

  • Short Covering Could be Next Catalyst for Health Care ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:30 AM EST

    Health care exchange traded funds, particularly those of the biotechnology variety, do not need the help, but these ETFs could another assist if some heavily shorted health care stocks rally into year-end, ...

  • Bottom Fishing Continues With Oil ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    Over the past 90 days, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) has tumbled nearly 17%. Over the past six months, the ETF is lower by 23.4%, good enough to officially be in a bear market, and with a ...

  • Falling Foreign Currencies Fuel This ETF’s Rise ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    If 2014 is to be remembered for being, among other things in the exchange traded funds universe, the year of the currency hedged ETF, the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF (NYSEArca: DBEF) ...

  • Capture an Undervalued Market with This Active ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:30 AM EST

    The recently launched actively managed exchange traded fund, ValueShares U.S. Quantitative Value ETF (BATS: QVAL) , tries to exploit behavioral biases in the market by tapping into undervalued stocks. ...

  • Reconsidering Emerging Markets Dividends ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:00 AM EST

    Since 2009, emerging markets payouts have more than doubled and the trend of developing world dividend is continuing again this year. Emerging markets dividend, albeit slight in so markets, is an impressive ...

  • An Outperforming Dividend ETF Right for the Times ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 8:20 AM EST

    In a low-yield environment, the Global X SuperDividend U.S. ETF (NYSEArca: DIV) has acted as an attractive investment opportunity this year, outperforming the broader market and generating decent yields. ...

  • A Bumpy Ride for A-Shares ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 8:00 AM EST

    Even before the Nov. 17 debut of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, U.S.-listed exchange traded funds tracking China’s A-shares, the stocks listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen, had been catching investors’ ...

  • A Bond ETF To Diminish Volatility and Boost Yields ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 7:30 AM EST

    Convertible bond exchange traded funds are a good way to reduce volatility in a fixed-income investment portfolio and generate some extra cash on the side. “Equity investors looking to reduce their portfolio ...

  • Surprises From Silver ETFs? Just Maybe ETF Trends - Sun, Nov 23, 2014 8:00 AM EST

    Over the past 90 days, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) are off 15.6%, a decline that is more than twice as bad as the 6.3% drop for the SPDR ...

  • Don’t Overlook These Strategic Beta ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 5:39 PM EST

    At the end of last year, smart and strategic beta or factor-driven exchange traded funds accounted for nearly 20% of total industry assets. With more advisors and institutional investors adopting these ...

  • Even Without Bill Gross, BOND ETF Is In Good Hands ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 3:47 PM EST

    Despite the Bill Gross’ sudden departure from PIMCO, the exchange traded fund version of the company’s flagship Total Return Fund is monitored by a seasoned group of managers and could still offer decent ...

  • Despite Low Apple Allocations, Some NASDAQ ETFs Hit Records ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 2:51 PM EST

    One of the most oft-cited reasons for another year of laggard performances from high-fee active managers is that these supposedly super stock pickers have been under-allocated to Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL). ...

  • A Rough Q3 Tempered ETF Managed Portfolio Growth ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 2:18 PM EST

    In the separate accounts space, exchange traded managed portfolios are experiencing some growing pains as a volatile quarter pushed investors to the sidelines, with one particular strategy taking the brunt ...

  • Focus 5 ETF Focuses on $1B in Assets Under Management ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:01 PM EST

    Over 160 exchange traded products have debuted this year and as is always the case with new ETFs, some of this year’s new funds have flailed while others have successful right away. As of mid-October just ...

  • A-Shares ETFs Rally Following Surprise Rate Cut ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:01 PM EST

    Exchange traded funds offering access to China’s A-shares equities, the stock’s trading on mainland exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen, are among Friday’s top-performing ETFs after the People’s Bank of ...

  • This ETF has the Fundamentals Down ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:25 AM EST

    Charles Schwab’s (NYSE: SCHW) lineup of exchange traded funds is best known as a group of ultra-low cost, easy-to-understand equity and fixed income funds that can be used as core portfolio holdings. However, ...

  • More to Come for a Dominant Asset-Gathering ETF ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST

    The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEArca: VTI) is an investor favorite among broader market exchange traded funds. Over $6.52 billion in year-to-date inflows says as much, a number surpassed by just ...

  • Emerging Market ETF As A Contrarian Play ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    While not in the forefront of investment locales, the emerging markets may show some hidden potential, and investors seeking exposure to the developing economies could utilize a smart-beta index-based ...

  • U.S. Dollar ETF Strength is Here to Stay ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:30 AM EST

    U.S. dollar exchange traded funds have rallied this year, and with the an expanding economy and supportive policy changes ahead, the greenback could continue to advance against other foreign currencies. ...

  • China Bond ETFs Debuting at the Right Time ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:00 AM EST

    Imagine a bong market currently valued at approximately $4.5 trillion, home to an AA- credit rating from Standard & Poor’s and 10-year yields of 3.66%, or more than 130 basis points above the comparable ...

  • ETF Spotlight: Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 8:20 AM EST

    ETF Spotlight on the FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund (NasdaqGM: MBSD) , part of an ongoing series. Assets : $5.0 million Objective : The FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund tries ...

  • Japan ETFs Can Grow Some More ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 8:00 AM EST

    With some recent help from the Bank of Japan and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, exchange traded funds with exposure to Japanese stocks have again been getting long looks from investors. Since ...

  • International IPO ETF Makes Room for Samsung SDS ETF Trends - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 7:30 AM EST

    Samsung SDS, the information technology solutions unit of South Korean conglomerate Samsung, is joining the new Renaissance International IPO ETF (NYSEArca: IPOS) , the first exchange traded fund dedicated ...

  • Nigeria ETF Continues its Tale of Woe ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 2:45 PM EST

    To this point in Thursday’s session, just one exchange traded fund has touched an all-time low. That dubious honor belongs to the Global X Nigeria Index ETF (NYSEArca: NGE) . Down nearly 2% today, NGE, ...

  • High Break-Even Costs Weigh on Gold Miner ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 2:09 PM EST

    After bouncing back from their six-year lows, gold miner exchange traded funds could find trouble gaining a foothold on their climb back up as production costs remain mostly above current spot prices. ...

  • Important Signals from Discretionary, Staples ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 1:42 PM EST

    The S&P 500 is up 5.6% over the past month and has been , on what feels like an almost daily basis, hitting record highs. At the sector level, however, there are ample signs investors are eschewing risk, ...

  • Transportation Sector ETF Is On The Move ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 1:10 PM EST

    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. On Thursday, I focused on the iShares ...

  • A Santa Claus Rally for Brazil ETFs? ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:38 PM EST

    The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) is one exchange traded fund that confirms the old maxim “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” Over the past month, EWZ, the largest ETF tracking stocks ...

  • Billionaire ETF Index Adds Facebook, Dumps Netflix, Others ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:50 AM EST

    The Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF (NYSEArca: IBLN) , the newly minted exchange traded fund that tracks 30 U.S. stocks in which a pool of up to 10 billionaires have invested the most assets, is adding ...

  • The widely anticipated Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect debuted Monday. Aimed at increasing securities trading between Hong Kong and mainland China, the Stock Connect program is also part of China’s efforts ...

  • Uranium ETF Shows a Volatile History ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    Retail investors can gain exposure to targeted areas of the market like the nuclear energy and uranium industry. Nevertheless, traders should not be too overzealous with their allocations as the sector ...

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