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  • A Look at the New International Focus 5 ETF ETF Trends - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: IFV) debuted Wednesday, marking the introduction of an international answer to the already popular First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 Fund ...

  • New York Muni ETFs Look Even Safer ETF Trends - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Standard & Poor’s ratings agency upgraded New York’s credit rating to the second-highest investment grade level, the state’s highest rating since 1972. Investors interested in gaining exposure to the state’s ...

  • Thailand Stocks, ETF Flourish Under Military Rule ETF Trends - 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    Despite political uncertainty after a military junta assumed control of the country, Thailand stocks and related exchange traded funds have surged, but some are concerned about rising valuations. The iShares ...

  • Futures-based natural gas exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes (ETNs) are trading modestly higher, but that is not enough to stop the bleeding caused by moderate summer temperatures throughout ...

  • Puma Pumps up Biotech ETFs ETF Trends - 4 hours ago

    Shares of Puma Biotechnology (NYSE: PBYI) are up more than 277% Wednesday on volume that is already better than 10 times the daily average after the company said its experimental breast cancer treatment, ...

  • It is starting to sound like a broken record. The S&P 500 is up 8.3% year-to-date, but small-caps are lagging with the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM) up just half a percent. The situation has ...

  • One of the biggest, if not the biggest, news items from emerging markets on Tuesday came courtesy of Saudi Arabia. Saudi stocks surged to six-year highs after the largest OPEC producer and Gulf Cooperation ...

  • Meticulous market observers try to find opportunities in exchange traded funds that diverge from their net asset value. However, investors shouldn’t rely too heavily on trading around the NAV, especially ...

  • Scores of emerging markets exchange traded funds joined the new 52-week high club on Tuesday, including marquee names such as the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI ...

  • ETN spotlight on the Credit Suisse Silver Shares Covered Call ETN (Nasdaq: SLVO) , part of an ongoing series. Assets : $25.4 million Objective : The ETN is designed to reflect the performance of the Credit ...

  • It has been a banner year for exchange traded funds tracking Indian stock. That much is highlighted by two India ETFs – the Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF (NYSEArca: SCIF) and the WisdomTree ...

  • Investors confront a plethora of ratios every day in the financial markets. Commodities traders and investors are likely familiar with the gold/silver ratio, the measurement of how many ounces of the white ...

  • Asset Managers Take a Crash Course in ETF Industry ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 4:00 PM EDT

    Large fund companies, asset managers, hedge funders and even financial advisors are taking a closer look at the exchange traded fund as a way to bring their ideas to the market and to tap into the growing ...

  • ETFs To Tap Into India’s Rising Consumer Confidence ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 2:33 PM EDT

    After Narendra Modi’s win in the recent national elections, consumer confidence levels in India jumped in the second quarter, lifting the country to the top position globally. Investors can capitalize ...

  • Diverging Fed, ECB Policies Pressure Euro ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

    The euro is weakening against the U.S. dollar, with the greenback at an eight-month high against the common currency. As traders get more bearish on the euro, investors can consider inverse options to ...

  • Quiet Rally for EM Consumer ETF ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    In what is proving to be a good year for emerging markets stocks and exchange traded funds, funds targeting consumers in the developing world are delivering on the promise of growth. Year-to-date, the ...

  • International Focus 5 ETF Due Out Wednesday ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF will debut Wednesday on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker “IFV.” IFV is the international equivalent of the popular First Trust Dorsey Wright ...

  • Rising Rate Preparation With Short-Term Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    In her congressional testimony last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated that interest rates will remain low for the foreseeable future as the central banks continues to search for ways ...

  • Not All Smart Beta ETFs are Perfect ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Traditional market capitalization-weighted funds are still the dominant offerings in the world of exchange traded funds, but data continue to point rapid, accelerating growth for alternatively-indexed ...

  • Water ETFs for Thirsty Investors ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    As the world reviews the effects of climate change, global population growth and inadequate or aging infrastructures, investors can consider water industry-related exchange traded funds to capture potential ...

  • QQQ Faces Important Tests ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    With $46.1 billion in assets under management, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) , the NASDAQ-100 tracking ETF, is a big ETF. One of the biggest in fact. QQQ is also a big ETF facing some important near-term ...

  • Summer Shine for Silver ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 8:15 AM EDT

    Those of us old enough to have enjoyed the pop culture offerings of the 1980s may remember the Bananarama hit “Cruel Summer.” It reached number eight on the charts in the U.K. in 1983 and number nine in ...

  • Value Tilt Helps Smart-Beta ETF Outperform ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Investors can diversify their core equity positions with smart-beta exchange traded funds that have outperformed traditional market capitalization-weighted indices and provide an alternative indexing methodology. ...

  • Mass Departures From Russia ETFs Not Seen…Yet ETF Trends - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Exchange traded funds tracking Russian equities have predictably slumped in the aftermath of news that pro-Russian separatists are believed to be the culprits behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight ...

  • Ackman Effect Hinders a Consumer Staples ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 3:59 PM EDT

    Shares of nutritional supplements distributor Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) were spotted lower by 11.3% in late trading Monday on volume that was more than seven times the daily average after the stock’s most ...

  • Dollar Demand Could Weaken Yen ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 2:39 PM EDT

    As the Federal Reserve takes a more hawkish stance, Japanese retail investors have turned to U.S. dollar assets, potentially weighing on the yen currency exchange traded fund and helping to support the ...

  • Long Natural Gas ETFs Burning Out ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 2:07 PM EDT

    Natural gas prices have plunged to about an eight-month low as temperate weather conditions keep Americans from reaching for the A/C. Meanwhile, related exchange traded funds that take a bearish stance ...

  • Big Week of Earnings for Big Biotech ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 1:33 PM EDT

    Last week, Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen dealt a blow to the biotechnology sector when, in a rare move for any Fed chair, she said valuations for smaller biotech firms “appear substantially stretched.” ...

  • Geopolitical Tensions Send Investors to Gold ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    A tense situation in the Gaza Strip and the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have combined to send investors scurrying into precious metals exchange traded funds. Despite news that pro-Russian separatists ...

  • Affluent Investors Love ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

    A recent study by Fidelity Investments is the latest to show that affluent investors are embracing exchange traded funds and are expected to increase their usage of these investment vehicles. “More than ...

  • Alternative Indexing, AlphaDEX Drive First Trust’s ETF Growth ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    For all the criticism of alternative indexing and smart beta exchange traded funds, most of which revolves around semantics, one thing is impossible to deny: Whether the critics like it or not, these ETFs ...

  • Global Tech ETF Tempts ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Technology, the largest sector weight in the S&P 500, has lagged some other sectors this year, notably utilities and energy. However, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) is up 11.5% year-to-date, ...

  • Rookie Global REIT ETF Shines ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    With 10-year Treasury yields hovering around their lowest levels in a year, 2014 has been a fine time for investors to be long real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the corresponding exchange traded ...

  • Europe ETF Market Looks to Emulate U.S. ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Combined assets under management at the world’s exchange traded products rose to a record $2.64 at the end of the second quarter, but the bulk of those assets, over $1.8 trillion, are concentrated in U.S. ...

  • For All its Repurchases, IBM Isn’t a Factor in Buyback ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM), the second-largest component in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has traded mostly in-line with the blue chip index this year, meaning Big Blue is up almost ...

  • ETF Spotlight: California Munis ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    ETF Spotlight on the SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEArca: CXA) , part of an ongoing series. Assets : $75 million Objective : The SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ...

  • Latin America ETFs to Play Hedge Funder’s Picks ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Investors may take a look at exchange traded funds that track Mexico and Argentina as hedge fund firm Third Point sees potential opportunities in the two economies. Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, argues ...

  • ETF Evaluation Tips ETF Trends - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    As the exchange traded fund universe expands, it is understandable that some fund providers may launch competing products that cover the same market segment. Consequently, new ETF investors will have to ...

  • Most Searched ETFs: Going Global ETF Trends - Sat, Jul 19, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Geopolitical tensions were high this week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down in Ukraine and Israeli ground forces advanced toward the Gaza Strip. U.S. stocks endured to finish the week in solid ...

  • Big ETF Stories of the Week ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 4:36 PM EDT

    In a week marred by more tragedy in the Ukraine and amid a deluge of earnings reports from some of the largest U.S. companies, stocks were able to post decent showings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ...

  • Investors Get Cautious With Junk Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 3:11 PM EDT

    Investors are pulling away from high-yield, speculative-grade debt and related exchange traded funds as more focus on safety over income generation. According to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, investors ...

  • Bargain Shopping With China ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 1:54 PM EDT

    Coming up against elevated valuations in the U.S. equities market, more investors are turning to Chinese stocks, along with country-related exchange traded funds, to pick up some bargain picks. Chinese ...

  • Rally Finally Brings Investors Back to Apple ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 1:24 PM EDT

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up 19% this year and are flirting with all-time highs, but that has not sparked inflows to the exchange traded funds with ...

  • Long Brazil ETFs, Short Rousseff Trade Works Again ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 11:46 AM EDT

    In an extension of what has become a consistent, obvious trade, shares of the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) are up 3.5% Friday after another poll showed waning support for Brazilian President ...

  • Pricey Financials in a Precarious Spot ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 10:45 AM EDT

    Second-quarter earnings season for the financial services sector is in full swing and while there have not been any epic disasters, at least not yet, from the marquee members of this sector, the group ...

  • Gushing Over Energy ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Equity-based energy sector exchange traded funds have received ample attention and new assets this year. The sector’s status as a value destination and a late-cycle play has buoyed it this year. The Energy ...

  • The Total Costs of Owning, Trading ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    It isn’t enough to just look up an exchange traded fund’s expense ratio to grasp your total costs of holding an ETF. Since the funds trade like stocks on an exchange, investors have to consider implicit ...

  • Bullish Chart Action in an Overlooked Japan ETF ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Exchange traded fund tracking Japanese stocks have recently been solid performers with the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NSYEArca: EWJ) and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: DXJ) posting an ...

  • Damp Oil Volatility With MLP ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 8:15 AM EDT

    For those who want to capture the oil boom in North America but are still wary about geopolitical risks and volatility in commodity prices, master limited partnership exchange traded funds can provide ...

  • Focus Five ETF Could Get an International Brother ETF Trends - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 Fund (NasdaqGM: FV) is off to a fast start and the new ETF’s success apparently has First Trust mulling the addition of an international equivalent. Illinois-based ...

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