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  • Sticking with Lagging Japan ETFs ETF Trends - 10 hours ago

    Japanese stocks and related exchange traded funds have been among the worst performers in developed markets so far this year, but hedge funds remain undaunted. Hedge fund managers are still bullish on ...

  • A transportation sector exchange traded fund is trading at a new all-time high after a strong turnaround in the Richmond Fed’s manufacturing index helped the transportation stocks pick up speed. The iShares ...

  • It is not a perfect market indicator on its own, but measuring the ratio of the consumer discretionary sector against its consumer staples counterpart can give investors some sense of broader risk appetite. ...

  • After testing bear market territory, social media stocks are bouncing back, with the related exchange traded fund among the best performers over the past week. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: ...

  • With more mutual fund issuers considering entry into the actively managed exchange traded fund space, the main deterrent is fees. Vince Lowry, founder and president of RevenueShares, believes that while ...

  • Time for Taiwan, the ETF That Is ETF Trends - 14 hours ago

    Investors searching for a conservative, low beta single-country emerging markets exchange traded fund have a friend in the iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (NYSEArca: EWT) . The $2.9 billion EWT has recently rewarded ...

  • Over the past 90 days, the top two sector SPDRs are the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) and the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) and the competition is not even close. In a sign of ...

  • High Time for a High Quality ETF ETF Trends - 16 hours ago

    With all the talk about value sectors trumping their high beta, growth counterparts, investors should dig deeper and emphasize quality when it comes to selecting value stocks and exchange traded funds. ...

  • Amid reports that pro-Russia militant groups remain active in Eastern Ukraine, Russian stocks and exchange traded funds slid Monday, extending a tumultuous run for assets with exposure to one of the largest ...

  • The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JO) fell 1.6% Monday on light volume, which is no big deal in the volatile world of coffee futures. JO is still up 80% this year, making ...

  • Shares of Botox maker Allergan (NYSE: AGN) surged nearly 21% during Monday’s after-hours session on news that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has taken a stake of 9.7% in the California-based company and ...

  • Whether it is prosaic wisdom such as “sell in May and go away” or more tactical advice such as buying consumer discretionary stocks early in the first quarter or energy names in February, there are a plenty ...

  • Cold winter conditions put a freeze on the lumber industry, with prices at near seven-month lows, but timber exchange traded funds could make the cut during the spring thaw. “Last year everyone was irrationally ...

  • Earnings are one of the most important evaluation tools investors can use in assessing a company’s health and future potential for share price appreciation. Knowing that, it is no wonder history is littered ...

  • Small-Cap ETFs Still Have a Place in Long-Term Portfolios ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 4:32 PM EDT

    Small-capitalization stocks and related exchange traded funds were caught up in the recent sell-off, but some asset managers are still pointing to better long-term potential. The iShares Russell 2000 ETF ...

  • Angelic Values With Fallen Angel Bond ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 3:44 PM EDT

    Fallen angel bonds, a higher quality derivative of traditional junk debt, offer investors the opportunity to generate income with high yields while possibly catching some capital appreciation along the ...

  • China’s Impact on Gold ETFs: Silence is Golden ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 2:48 PM EDT

    China, the world’s largest consumer of gold, is a growing force in the bullion market. In an attempt to reduce its impact on gold prices, China is allowing imports through Beijing, a move aimed at masking ...

  • Another Technical Look at the Big Biotech ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 2:09 PM EDT

    The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NasdaqGM: IBB) is up 1.5% Monday, extending its one-week gain to almost 3%, but the largest biotech ETFs and its rival still have a long way to go to eat into losses ...

  • North America Nirvana for Oil Services ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 1:53 PM EDT

    The oil services sector, along with exchange traded funds, could begin to pick up, with Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) expecting a more bullish outlook in the oversupplied North American hydraulic fracturing ...

  • Yeah, It’s Sort of a Big Earnings Week for QQQ ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 1:09 PM EDT

    The recent retrenchment in biotechnology, Internet and social media stocks has been a thorn in the side of the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) . The NASDAQ-100 tracking ETF is off almost 4% since the start ...

  • Tom Lydon on CNBC: Old School Technology Companies ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 12:46 PM EDT

    In the tech world, traders have been focused on the up-and-coming social media names. However, Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange this morning to discuss old school players who could bring ...

  • PowerShares Eyes First Variable Rate Preferred ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:59 AM EDT

    Invesco’s (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit, the fourth-largest U.S. ETF sponsor, expects to launch the PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio, the first variable rate preferred stock ETF, on May 1. ...

  • WisdomTree Continues Expanding Latin America Footprint ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:15 AM EDT

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. sponsor of exchange traded funds, announced today Mexico’s pension funds investment regulator, La Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro ...

  • Other Frontier ETFs Feeling the Love ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Since early 2013, much has been made about the advantages of frontier markets and the utility of the exchange traded funds that make these previously hard-to-access markets accessible. Much of that attention ...

  • Natural Gas: Finally a Winning Bet ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    A five-year chart for the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) is not a pretty picture. Marred by multiple reverse splits and surging supplies thanks to the fracking boom, UNG has plunged 75% ...

  • These ETFs Could Benefit From the Latest Pharma Takeover Rumor ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    The health care sector was one of the busiest in terms of mergers and acquisitions activity last year with the pharmaceuticals industry seeing the bulk of the activity. Conventional wisdom dictates that ...

  • Don’t Forget This Gem of an Energy ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 8:15 AM EDT

    Investors hunting for value at the sector level have turned to energy stocks and exchange traded funds in significant fashion in recent weeks. Equity-based energy sector ETFs have rewarded investors’ faith. ...

  • Flows Show Investors Favoring Smart Beta, EM ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Last year, investors poured a record $247.3 billion into exchange traded funds and notes, marking the second consecutive year inflows topped $200 billion. With those massive 2013 inflows came at least ...

  • Some New ETFs Quickly Find Firm Footing ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    This year’s pace of new product launches from issuers of exchange traded funds is decent, though not breathtaking and that could be a sign that sponsors are becoming more selective about the concepts that ...

  • Emerging Market Bond ETFs: Rising Credit Risk ETF Trends - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Emerging market debt and bond-related exchange traded funds offer relatively attractive yields, but investors could see higher credit risk in so-called trouble spots as growth slows and rates rise. According ...

  • KraneShares CapitalVue Weekly ETF Trends - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Major News and Events: China Announces Cross Border Trading Access: Impact on A:H Discount & Potential Inclusion of Mainland China Equities in Broad Benchmarks In a ground-breaking decision put forth by ...

  • Not so Junky European Junk Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    More income investors are beginning to look into European speculative grade bond related exchange traded funds, as investors in Europe pick up high-yield debt at a record pace. According to Dealogic, high-yield ...

  • Inflation Concerns Push Treasury Investors into TIPS ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:51 PM EDT

    Bond investors who are worried about the negative effects of inflation are piling into Treasury inflation protected securities and related exchange traded funds, with five-year TIPS being auctioned off ...

  • BoE Bets Bolster British Pound Sterling ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:10 PM EDT

    The British pound sterling exchange traded fund has been steadily appreciating, with the currency touching a four-and-a-half year high Thursday, as traders speculate on tightening Bank of England monetary ...

  • Platinum Metals ETFs Mean Business ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:46 PM EDT

    The performance of the major, physically-backed precious metals exchange traded funds has been mostly impressive this year. Although the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) has traded lower, the SPDR ...

  • Healthcare ETFs Get a Booster Shot from Obamacare ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:32 PM EDT

    With more Americans now insured under the Affordable Care Act, or colloquially known as Obamacare, the healthcare industry, along with related exchange traded funds, is getting a salubrious injection. ...

  • Natural Gas ETF Heats Up on Supply Concerns ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

    Natural gas prices and related exchange traded fund surged Thursday on a lower-than-expected U.S. supply injection over the past week, fueling concerns that inventories will remain low through spring and ...

  • Capturing Big Dividend Growers With ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    The first quarter was another good one for dividends. Net dividend increases totaled $17.8 billion in the first quarter, up almost 23% year-over-year. Nearly 1,100 dividend increases were reported during ...

  • Try This Sector ETF Rotation Trade ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:48 PM EDT

    Technology is often viewed as a glamorous sector. Even the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) , which is tilted more mature tech companies, has some exposure to more exciting fare. Apple (NasdaqGS: ...

  • A Smart-Beta Emerging Market ETF with a Value Tilt ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:10 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 within the exchange traded funds market. This week, I highlighted ...

  • The Right ETFs for Growing Emerging Markets Dividends ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Last year, emerging markets companies accounted for $1 of every $7 paid in dividends and payouts in developing economies have more than doubled over the past years. Where exactly that growth is coming ...

  • Looming Departures Could be Good News for Frontier ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    In search of better returns compared to emerging markets and lower correlations to U.S. and emerging equities, investors have increasingly embraced investing in frontier markets. That much is evident by ...

  • Financial Services ETFs Look to Regroup ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    The first half of April is usually kind to financial services stocks and exchange traded funds, but that was not the case this year. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) rose 0.8% on Wednesday, ...

  • Junk Bonds, ETFs See Default Rates Drop to 2008 Low ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:15 AM EDT

    While fixed-income assets are subject to rate risks, junk bond exchange traded fund investors also have to monitor credit risks, but now default rates on speculative grade debt have dropped to a six-year ...

  • Spain ETF Rewards Risk Takers ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Investors are enjoying the resurgence of several previously moribund Eurozone economies and equity markets, including Spain, the region’s fourth-largest economy. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Spain Capped ...

  • Getting a Handle on ‘Synthetic’ and ‘Physical’ ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Exchange traded funds track a multitude of assets, but there are a couple of different ways funds track any given market. For instance, an ETF could synthetically or physically replicate a benchmark. To ...

  • As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a proponent of having an allocation to frontier markets , and the significant changes on the horizon to the MSCI Frontier Markets 100 Index merely reinforce my view. The big ...

  • Easing Housing Policies Could Buttress China Real Estate ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 4:01 PM EDT

    As the housing market slows in China, Beijing could ease its regulatory controls, potentially bolstering a China real estate exchange traded fund. Citigroup (NYSE: C) expects “targeted easing” on home ...

  • An Energetic, Unheralded Energy ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 3:12 PM EDT

    As has been widely noted, energy exchange traded funds have been prime beneficiaries of the rotation into value sectors away high beta growth options. That transition is on display again Wednesday. Although ...

  • A Defensive ETF Approach to Emerging Markets ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 2:43 PM EDT

    Investors who want exposure to emerging markets while avoiding elevated volatility can evaluate low-volatility exchange traded fund options. For example, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility ...

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