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  • Investors Like Passive ETFs Over Active Funds ETF Trends - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    More investors want index-based investments and exchange traded funds, favoring passive fund products over actively managed strategies. Passively managed stock and bond funds attracted $336 billion in ...

  • Bill Gross ETF Gobbles up Corporate Debt ETF Trends - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    The PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) , the ETF version of the storied Total Return mutual fund, is snatching up investment-grade corporate bonds at a rapid clip as some investors and market observers ...

  • Glittering Gold ETFs for Portfolio Diversity ETF Trends - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Over the long-term, gold has provided attractive growth, second only to stocks, and helped diversify an investment portfolio against market swings. However, exchange traded funds should not go overboard ...

  • A Simple, but Effective Dividend ETF ETF Trends - 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    Investors still love dividend exchange traded funds. That much is confirmed by the nearly $8 billion in new assets that have flowed into such ETFs this year. One of the more prodigious asset gatherers ...

  • Europe Junk Bond ETF Sees Big Inflows ETF Trends - 3 hours ago

    After U.S. retail investors scampered out of high-yield debt exchange traded funds, there is evidence to suggest institutional investors have been buying up shares of those ETFs. A similar scenario could ...

  • 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. This week, I took a look at the First ...

  • ProShares, the largest provider of inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds, today added to its lineup of non-leveraged ETFs with the addition of the ProShares MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Another ETF Getting Some Apple Love ETF Trends - 5 hours ago

    Apple’s (NasdaqGS: AAPL) renaissance, the one that has taken the iPhone maker to all-time highs on consecutive days this week, is benefiting plenty of exchange traded funds. In addition to familiar Apple ...

  • Despite concerns about rising interest rates ahead and equities rallying to new highs, Treasury bond exchange traded funds are still experiencing strong demand for safety. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury ...

  • Retail ETFs Take It In The Shorts ETF Trends - 6 hours ago

    Investors are going short retailers as the earnings season reveals uneven growth in the sector, dragging down retail-related exchange traded funds. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEArca: XRT) has underperformed ...

  • Frontier markets are on the rise again this year. Even with elevated geopolitical tensions, the iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF (NYSEArca: FM) has managed to extend its out-performance of the iShares MSCI ...

  • Basic materials sector-related exchange traded funds are reaching new highs as expanding global economies demand basic inputs to fuel further growth. The Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB) added ...

  • Comparing two apparently though notably different exchange traded funds can often turn-up important results. That is the case with the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Market Vectors ...

  • Exchange traded funds holding Indian equities are among the best-performing emerging markets funds this year. Not only do India ETFs lead their BRIC counterparts by significant margins, but two India ETFs, ...

  • ETF Investors Shrug Off Volatility in Bullish Conditions ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 2:54 PM EDT

    In an environment of extended low implied volatility as reflected by the CBOE Volatility Index, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds continue advancing as investors take advantage of pullbacks ...

  • Discretionary ETFs on the Comeback Trail ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 2:16 PM EDT

    The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLY) entered Wednesday with a meager 2.6% year-to-date gain, good (or bad) enough to highlight the discretionary sector’s as the biggest laggard ...

  • Bolster Fixed-Income Positions With Corporate Debt ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:43 PM EDT

    Due to their weighting methodology, aggregate bond exchange traded funds have increasingly accumulated a larger tilt toward U.S. Treasuries. As rates begin to rise, ETFs with heavier positions in higher ...

  • Tepid Reaction to Positive Poll for Brazil ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:11 PM EDT

    Active followers of the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) know a few important points about the ETF’s near- to medium-term fortunes. First, it is accurate to say the country’s October national ...

  • So Much for That Biotech ETF Bubble ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 12:28 PM EDT

    It seems like only yesterday that there was a cacophony of criticism and doubt from naysayers regarding biotechnology stock and exchange traded funds. In reality, “yesterday” was the first quarter when ...

  • Global Energy Stocks, ETFs Remain Good Bargains ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:15 AM EDT

    Even after a sturdy rally that has made the sector one of this year’s top performers, global energy stocks remain attractively valued compared to a basket of global equities. On a book value basis, or ...

  • International Markets Could Lift Shares of WisdomTree ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds and the only publicly traded pure play ETF sponsor, is pursing growth outside of the U.S. as an avenue for boosting shareholder ...

  • Qatar ETF Could Get a Foreign Investment Lift ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    Already one of the third quarter’s best-performing non-leveraged exchange traded funds with a gain of 15.3%, the iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF (NasdaqGM: QAT ) could see further upside due to how index ...

  • TIPS ETFs Fall Behind As Inflationary Pressure Slows ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Treasury inflation protected securities are underperforming other government bond exchange traded funds as inflation inched up at its slowest pace in five months. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TIP) ...

  • Small-Cap ETFs are Firming Up ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    One of this year’s most often cited factoid is that the Russell 2000, the benchmark small-cap index, has been a laggard relative to other major U.S. indices. For example, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Some ETFs Salivating for a Salix Takeover ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    The latest hot mergers and acquisitions out of the health care sector is Botox maker Allergan (NYSE: AGN) reportedly approaching Salix Pharmaceuticals (NasdaqGS: SLXP). California0-based Allergan is trying ...

  • Hong Kong Stocks, ETFs Keep on Surprising ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    The more optimistic outlook on the Chinese economy and strong quarterly earnings has helped lift Hong Kong stocks and related exchange traded funds back to pre-financial crisis levels. The iShares MSCI ...

  • Considering a Unique Muni ETF for Portfolio Diversity, Income ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 3:33 PM EDT

    Despite some high-profile scares in the municipal debt market, muni bonds and related exchange traded funds are still a relatively safe asset class, provide attractive tax-equivalent yields and offer increased ...

  • Bank Downgrades Pressure South Africa ETF ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 3:03 PM EDT

    Moody’s Investors Service lowered the ratings of South Africa’s four largest banks and could issue further cuts after the collapse of African Bank Investments, dragging down the country-specific exchange ...

  • Home Depot’s Builds Something for These ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 2:24 PM EDT

    The consumer discretionary sector has been struggling this year and one of the drags on the group has been Dow component Home Depot (NYSE: HD), which entered Tuesday with a 2014 gain of just 1.9%. Atlanta-based ...

  • Solar ETFs: Demand Outpacing Supply for First Time Since 2006 ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

    Solar sector stocks and exchange traded funds are seeing clear skies and brighter days as photovoltaic panel makers try to keep pace with rising demand. Year-to-date, the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Apple’s Rise Sends Cash to Apple ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 12:49 PM EDT

    Shares of Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, are up 1.2% today, a move that has sent the iPad maker to a fresh all-time high. On a split-adjusted basis, Apple’s previous ...

  • Quite a Comeback for This Momentum ETF ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 12:03 PM EDT

    This year’s momentum sell-off is, mostly, in investors’ rearview mirrors. You know, the one caused by sharp retrenchments in biotechnology, Internet and social media stocks. The one that sent beloved exchange ...

  • A China ETF Wins Without Banks ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    A big part of the reason Chinese large-caps and the exchange traded funds that hold those stocks have been performing so well in recent months is the resurgence of Chinese banks. Just look at the iShares ...

  • With Rates Low, Insurance ETFs Try to Climb Higher ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    There are scores of asset classes and sectors that are sensitive to fluctuations in U.S interest rates. As displayed by master limited partnerships (MLPs), real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the ...

  • At Least European Dividends are Perking Up ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Plenty of the luster gained last year and in the early part of 2014 by European stocks and exchange traded funds has been lost as economic and geopolitical problems have had investors hitting the sell ...

  • Institutional Investors Jump On Cheaper Junk Bonds, ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    After retail investors dumped high-yield bonds and related exchange traded funds, institutional investors have stepped up, arguing that the junk debt market remains healthy and now appears cheaper than ...

  • Pax World Funds President Joseph Keefe argues that investing in women-led companies can create attractive returns. Retail investors can also gain access to companies with women in top-tier leadership roles ...

  • An Uh-Oh Moment for Brazil ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    Give the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) some credit. The largest exchange traded fund tracking Brazilian equities rose nearly 1.4% Monday, although volume was light, despite news that President ...

  • NASDAQ ETFs Taking the Lead ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average have each traded lower over the past month, stoking talk of a growing risk off environment. The NASDAQ Composite has something to say about that. Quashing ...

  • Waiting for a Dip With the Egypt ETF ETF Trends - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    The Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF (NYSEArca: EGPT) entered Monday with a year-to-date gain of 37.5% making the lone the Egypt ETF the second-best performer among single-country emerging markets ETFs this ...

  • Cheap Oil Helps Airline Stocks, Transportation ETFs Fly ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 3:45 PM EDT

    The falling oil prices are providing airline stocks, along with related transportation sector exchange traded funds, an unexpected tailwind. While there are no airline-specific ETFs on the market, the ...

  • Europe ETFs: Value Plays or Value Traps? ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 2:35 PM EDT

    Investors have looked at the relatively cheap Europe-related exchange traded funds as an attractive international play. However, economic and geopolitical problems are dragging down Eurozone stocks. Year-to-date, ...

  • A Muni Bond ETF That Targets Dedicated Revenue Streams ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 1:36 PM EDT

    A spate of municipal defaults have left some market participants skittish, but investors can consider a revenue-based municipal debt exchange traded fund to hedge potential risks in the muni bond market. ...

  • Traders Pay up to Short Junk Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 1:01 PM EDT

    A recent surge in distaste for high-yield bond exchange traded funds is highlighted by several anecdotes, including the willingness of professional traders to pay up to short such ETFs. The daily cost ...

  • Argentina, Nigeria ETFs Get New Indices ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    Two international exchange traded funds from Global X are now trading with new indices. The firm’s Argentina offering is now the Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF (NYSEArca: ARGT) after transitioning to the MSCI ...

  • S&P Will Not Remove Russian Stocks From Indices ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the largest providers of indices for use by exchange traded funds, said today it will not remove Russian stocks from the firm’s various benchmarks following a consultation ...

  • Retail ETFs try to Recapture Lost Magic ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    It has been a trying year for retail exchange traded funds, such as the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEArca: XRT) and the Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEArca: RTH) , as the consumer discretionary has stumbled ...

  • India ETFs Search for Traction in Home Market ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    By now, it is not a stretch to say most emerging markets investors know that exchange traded funds holding Indian equities are among this year’s top U.S.-listed performers. In the run-up to and following ...

  • Big China ETF to get a New Index ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: FXI) , the largest and most heavily traded U.S.-listed China exchange traded fund, will soon get a new index. As of the close of U.S. markets on September 19, ...

  • ETF Spotlight: Convertible Securities ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    ETF Spotlight on the SPDR Barclays Convertible Securities ETF (NYSEArca: CWB) , part of an ongoing series. Assets : $2.89 billion Objective : The Barclays U.S. Convertible Securities ETF tries to reflect ...

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