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  • ETF Performance Report: An August to Remember ETF Trends - Sun, Aug 31, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    After stumbling in July, U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds rallied to new highs in August, with the S&P 500 index closing above 2,000 for the first time. Over August, the Dow Jones Industrial ...

  • Most Searched ETFs: Return of Russia ETF Trends - Sat, Aug 30, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    August, typically a month of lethargy on Wall Street, ended with a bang as the month’s final week brought new record highs for U.S. stocks and the best monthly returns since February. “Since falling to ...

  • This Week’s Most Important Stories ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 4:24 PM EDT

    The last week of August 2014 will forever be known as the week in which the S&P 500 traversed and closed above the 2,000 level for the first time. Not surprisingly, the ascent of the benchmark U.S. index ...

  • This Week’s Most Important ETF Stories ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 4:24 PM EDT

    The last week of August 2014 will forever be known as the week in which the S&P 500 traversed and closed above the 2,000 level for the first time. Not surprisingly, the ascent of the benchmark U.S. index ...

  • Strength in Consumer Sector ETFs May Be Misleading ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:04 PM EDT

    The strength in retail and consumer sector exchange traded funds belie the growing pessimism among Corporate America. Retail and consumer sector ETFs, such as the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEArca: XRT) and ...

  • Russia ETF Bulls Pay up to Hedge ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 2:35 PM EDT

    Traders daring enough to confront geopolitical volatility to make long bets on the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) are paying up to hedge those bets. Highlighting the skittishness that is often ...

  • Cocoa ETNs Trips Near Three-Year High ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 2:01 PM EDT

    Cocoa prices and related exchange traded notes were hovering around a three-year high. However, a surge in production could begin to temper price gains. Trading near its highest level since September 2011, ...

  • Cocoa ETNs Trip Near Three-Year High ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 2:01 PM EDT

    Cocoa prices and related exchange traded notes were hovering around a three-year high. However, a surge in production could begin to temper price gains. Trading near its highest level since September 2011, ...

  • Maybe, Just Maybe, a Rally for Homebuilders ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    U.S. stocks continue to reside near all-time highs after the S&P 500 traversed 2,000 for the first time earlier this week. The benchmark U.S. index has more than tripled since the March 9, 2009 market ...

  • Equal-Weight Works With Health Care ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

    Well-documented has been the ongoing ascent of health care ETFs. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLV) , the largest health care ETF, entered Friday’s session with a 2014 gain of nearly 16%. ...

  • Rally Spurs Influx of Cash to China ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    After struggling through the first quarter and lagging a rebound in emerging markets exchange traded funds that started in February, ETFs holding Chinese stocks are rewarding investors. Investors are saying ...

  • Philippines ETF Shines in Emerging Asia ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    The Philippines exchange traded fund is one of the best performing emerging Asia market this year as the local economy flourishes and export activity picks up. The iShares MSCI Philippines ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Currency ETFs To Keep An Eye On ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Currency exchange traded funds are experiencing some major moves as the U.S. dollar appreciates against a basket of foreign currencies. Specifically, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: ...

  • Active Stock Pickers Trail Passive S&P 500 ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    Active mutual funds promise to generate greater alpha, but investors may be better off with index-based exchange traded funds as many active strategies fall short. According to S&P Capital IQ Fund Research, ...

  • Smart Beta: Hate the Term, not the ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    In marketing terms, the terminology “smart beta” that is applied to a growing number of exchange traded is nearly as reviled as Coca-Cola’s (NYSE: KO) now infamous effort to bring “new” Coke to the world ...

  • Risk On for Some Brazil ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    The story for exchange traded funds tracking Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, has been easy to interpret this year. It goes something like this: ETFs, such as the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF ...

  • Vanguard Brings ETF Fee-Cutting to Europe ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    Vanguard, the issuer of mutual and exchange traded funds that recently topped $3 trillion in assets under management, is taking the ETF fee-cutting approach that helped the firm rapidly gain assets in ...

  • Areas of Potential Weakness in Emerging Market ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:19 PM EDT

    With China’s spending on the decline and the U.S. Federal Reserve aiming toward tighter monetary policies, emerging market exchange traded funds that track the so-called fragile five – Brazil, India, Indonesia, ...

  • Financial ETFs: Banks Generate Near-Record Profits ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 2:23 PM EDT

    U.S. financial sector exchange traded funds are gaining momentum, with lenders generating near-record profits over the second quarter, as banks trim costs and raise loan balances. The financial sector ...

  • Strategic Health Care ETF Ascends to New Highs ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 1:38 PM EDT

    As highlighted by the 15.6% year-to-date gain for the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLV) , the health care sector is the S&P 500’s top performer this year. XLV, the largest health care ETF ...

  • This Europe ETF is Proving Durable ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    Heightened geopolitical concerns and a raft of slack economic data have been a drag on many Europe exchange traded funds this quarter. Germany, the Eurozone’s largest economy, said earlier this week business ...

  • Financial Sector ETFs Picking Up the Pace ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 12:00 PM 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. On Thursday, I focused on the Financial ...

  • Gold ETFs Lose Predictive Power ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    During the height of gold’s bull run, market observers frequently complained that exchange traded products backed by physical holdings of bullion, including the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) , were ...

  • Russia Bears Hibernate as ETFs Gain Cash ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Despite some of the lowest valuations in the developing world, headline risk has kept some global investors from embracing Russian equities this year. While the risks are not fading, investors’ unwillingness ...

  • This ETF Says Value is Still in Style ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    There was a time earlier this year when value stocks and exchange traded funds with an advertised emphasis on value were the toast of the town. Perhaps not coincidentally, the fervor over value ETFs coincided ...

  • As energy companies look at hard-to-reach areas to squeeze out oil, oil services sector stocks and related exchange traded funds will capitalize on the greater need for specialized expertise and technologies. ...

  • Nascent ETF Managed Portfolio Industry Getting Top Heavy ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    In the separate accounts space, exchange traded fund managed portfolios are witnessing asset growth tapering off as smaller companies exit and larger providers consolidate their positions. The 10 largest ...

  • Secrets of Cyclical Sector ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    While U.S. stocks are in a rally mode, investors are better off with cyclical stocks and sector exchange traded funds. JPMorgan Private Bank Chief Investment Strategist Kate Moore argues that cyclical ...

  • More Gas in the Tank of Indonesia ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    With each up about 31% this year, the iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) and the Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) are two the best-performing emerging markets ETFs. In fact, ...

  • Methodology Changes for QQQ ETF Trends - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    The PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) , the NASDAQ-100 tracking ETF, is home to over $46.6 billion in assets under management, making it the sixth-largest U.S. ETF. Another interesting fact about QQQ is ...

  • France ETF: New Cabinet Tries to Push for Reforms ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 3:03 PM EDT

    The France country-specific exchange traded fund is gaining ground after French President Francois Hollande overhauled his cabinet, emphasizing economic reforms The iShares MSCI France ETF (NYSEArca: EWQ) ...

  • Brazil ETF Extends Silva Rally ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 2:25 PM EDT

    The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) is extending a rally that has seen the largest Brazil ETF surge 10.4% over the past three months prior to Wednesday. On the back of more polling data ...

  • Healthy Earnings Growth Sustains Pricey Biotech ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 1:51 PM EDT

    Shaking off a spring swoon in growth stocks, the biotechnology sector exchange traded fund has surged back and reached a new high. Despite some concerns over pricier valuations, earnings growth continues ...

  • Another ETF Off the Alibaba List Wed, Aug 27, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, will commence the roadshow for its initial public offering on Sept. 3 with an eye toward a Sept. 16 listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “BABA.” ...

  • An ETF That Emphasizes Risk-Adjusted Income ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    Exchange traded funds that can deliver income to yield-starved investors continue to proliferate with some thriving. That much has been highlighted by the roughly $8 billion investors have allocated to ...

  • An Emerging Markets ETF to the Core ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    The iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: IEMG) debuted in October 2012 as part of the first wave of iShares core ETFs geared toward cost-conscious investors. Although IEMG is still two months ...

  • Muni ETFs: New Regulation Could Sap Bank Demand ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    As regulators are set to approve a new rule to exclude municipal debt from a group of easily liquidated assets that banks can use in a credit crunch, muni bonds, along with related exchange traded funds, ...

  • Dividend Growth Working for an Emerging Markets ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    The dividend growth theme that is so prevalent as an evaluation tool for U.S. equities can be carried over to emerging markets stocks as well. And this year, the emerging markets dividend growth theme, ...

  • High-Quality Corp. Bond ETFs Show Double-Digit Annual Returns ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    High-quality corporate bond exchange traded funds have been one of the best performers in the fixed-income space, with investment-grade corporate debt on pace to generate double-digit annual returns. The ...

  • High-quality corporate bond exchange traded funds have been one of the best performers in the fixed-income space, with investment-grade corporate debt on pace to generate double-digit annual returns. The ...

  • Tel Aviv Shake-Up Could Bring Israel to MSCI Europe ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    In an attempt to gain acceptance into broad MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) Europe indices, and potentially into related exchange traded funds, Israel’s Tel Aviv Stock Exchange could end its Sunday open schedule ...

  • S&P 500’s Race Above 2,000 Lifts Cash for its ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    The S&P 500, the benchmark U.S. equity index, closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday, about 16 and a half years after it first touched 1,000. With Tuesday’s gain of 0.1%, the S&P 500 is up 1.1% ...

  • High-Yield Muni ETF Navigates its way to New Highs ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Despite Puerto Rico debt restructuring concerns, ongoing debt settlement talks in Detroit and elevated fears of additional public pension-induced municipal bankruptcies in other parts of the U.S., municipal ...

  • Soft Commodities ETFs Search for Support ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    It has been a rough year for some soft commodities exchange traded products. Strip out the stellar performances offered by the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JO) and the ...

  • Absolute Shares Joins ETF Fray With 10 New ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    WBI Investments, a New Jersey-based asset manager and issuer of several mutual funds, becomes the latest entrant to the exchange traded funds industry today with the launch of 10 ETFs on the New York Stock ...

  • Agribusiness ETFs Wither as Farmers Tighten Belts ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 26, 2014 2:52 PM EDT

    The agribusiness industry and related exchange traded funds could continue to fall behind the broader market as U.S. farmers face a significant drop in income after a bumper crop year sent grain prices ...

  • Agribusiness ETFs Wither as Farmers Tigthen Belts ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 26, 2014 2:52 PM EDT

    The agribusiness industry and related exchange traded funds could continue to fall behind the broader market as U.S. farmers face a significant drop in income after a bumper crop year sent grain prices ...

  • Some Traders Get Aggressive With Russia ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 26, 2014 2:15 PM EDT

    The Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) , the largest and most heavily traded Russia ETF, is trading lower by 1.3% today, putting a dent in a run that has seen the ETF climb 10.2% since Aug. 6. One ...

  • Coffee ETNs Surge on Pessimistic Brazilian Harvests ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 26, 2014 1:40 PM EDT

    After pulling through its worst drought in decades, Brazil, the world’s largest supplier of coffee, is expected to experience an extended period of poor harvests, boosting coffee futures and related exchange ...

  • A Dividend ETF for Moat Lovers ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Followers of Warren Buffett, of which there are plenty, know the advantages of investing in companies with nearly unassailable competitive moats. Wide moat investing has become such a phenomenon that some ...

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