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  • 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 ...

  • 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 - 14 hours ago

    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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 - 16 hours ago

    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: ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 - 20 hours ago

    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, ...

  • 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 - 21 hours ago

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Coffee ETN Saw Large Outflows Despite Huge Rally ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:50 PM EDT

    Coffee-related exchange traded notes have been the best performing exchange traded products so far this year, but the ETNs have experienced net outflows as some traders cashed in their profits. The iPath ...

  • Alibaba Results Nudge China Internet ETF Higher ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:06 PM EDT

    Alibaba still is not a public company, though that could soon change, but the firm’s status is not preventing it from making waves for other public companies. For example, shares of Yahoo (NasdaqGS: YHOO), ...

  • These ETFs are Loaded With Nasdaq Bear Market Stocks ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:42 AM EDT

    On Tuesday, CNBC  posted a list of 29 Nasdaq stocks that are at least 20% below their 52-week highs, enough to qualify for bear market territory. Yahoo (NasdaqGS: YHOO) was the “best” performer on the ...

  • Investors Getting Pensive About Russia ETFs Again ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Amid harsh rhetoric and speculation a civil war is brewing in the eastern part of Ukraine, investors are again approaching Russia exchange traded funds in cautious fashion. On Tuesday, the Market Vectors ...

  • Big Upside for the France ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    There is evidence buying one period’s lagging stocks or ETFs can yield big returns as those laggards morph into leaders. It happened earlier this year with gold miners. Then there was the recent rebound ...

  • Momentum ETF Changes for Q2 ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    As many exchange traded funds do, the Powershares DWA Momentum Portfolio (NYSEArca: PDP)  rebalances on a quarterly basis. ETF rebalancing usually is not big news, but with PDP being a momentum fund based ...

  • A Mixed Case for Some EM Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 8:15 AM EDT

    Since equity-based emerging markets exchange traded funds bottomed on Feb. 3, bond funds have been admirable performers. The dollar-denominated iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Material Men: Materials ETFs Beating Broader Market ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    It is the third-smallest sector in the S&P 500, but in a sign of late-cycle behavior, the group has been strong against broader indices this year. The Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB) is up ...

  • Homebuilder ETFs Could Regain Momentum ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Despite some cracks in the housing recovery and a pullback in home construction-related exchange traded funds, the housing market still has momentum going for it. “There is a certain, substantial amount ...

  • BlackRock Earns RQFII License ETF Trends - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), the world’s largest asset manager and parent company of iShares, the world’s largest ETF issuer, has earned its first renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) licence ...

  • Yield-Generating Utilities ETFs Shine in a Murky Market ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 4:31 PM EDT

    While momentum stocks have been seemingly locked in a race to the bottom, utilities sector exchange traded funds have been steadily strengthening, with one Guggenheim offering breaking out to an all-time ...

  • Long/Short Bond ETFs That Hedge Against Rising Rates ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 3:28 PM EDT

    As bond investors begin to grapple with the idea of a rising rate environment, asset managers are engineering exchange traded funds that try to negate, and even profit off, rate risk. Companies like BlackRock ...

  • Biotech ETFs in Bear Market, Plunge Below Key Trendlines ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 2:36 PM EDT

    Biotechnology sector exchange traded funds are caught in one of their worst sell-offs, breaking below their long-term trendlines and hovering in bear market territory, as investors dump growth stocks. ...

  • Greece ETF Dragged Down by NBG Secondary Plans ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 2:21 PM EDT

    Shares of the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) are off nearly 4% Tuesday on volume that is 83% above the daily average on news of a secondary offering from National Bank of Greece (NYSE: NBG). ...

  • Chinese Demand Could be Golden for Gold ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 2:12 PM EDT

    China could continue to support gold prices and related exchange traded funds over the next few years due to the country’s cultural affinity for the precious metal, rising middle class and growing preference ...

  • As the political tension in Ukraine intensifies and U.S. stocks decline, investors are jumping back to Treasury bonds and related exchange traded funds, pushing down 30-year Treasury yields to a 9-month ...

  • Your Grandparents Would Like This Tech ETF ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 1:15 PM EDT

    With the Nasdaq faltering again Tuesday, it might be hard for some investors to believe that things are not entirely gloom and doom in the technology sector. Most of the gloom has come courtesy of once ...

  • First Trust Focus 5 ETF Quick to $100M in Assets ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 11:34 AM EDT

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) is off to a fast start, at least terms of gathering assets. FV, which is not yet six weeks old, has already accumulated $134.3 million in assets ...

  • Finding the Right Size With This ETF ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Just a day shy of its first anniversary, it is fair to say the iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ETF (NYSEArca: SIZE) is off to a solid start. Part of a suite of factor-based ETFs developed at the request of ...

  • An Energy ETF Favorite Looks Good ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    Equity-based energy exchange traded funds continue to shed the laggard status with which they were saddled last year and it is a diversified mix of funds that are seeing upside. Over the past month, the ...

  • ETF Spotlight: Mega-Cap Value Stocks ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    ETF Spotlight on the Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF (NYSEArca: MGV) , part of an ongoing series. Assets : $700.8 million Objective : The Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF tries to reflect the performance of the ...

  • Strategists Get Tactical With Sector ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 8:15 AM EDT

    Rather than solely relying on broad market index exchange traded funds to generate returns, an increasing number of advisors, ETF strategists and investors are tactically using sector funds. Data confirm ...

  • Russian Resistance: Russia ETFs Face Technical Issues ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    To put it mildly, it has been a volatile year for Russia exchange traded funds, but over the past month, the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) is higher by 4.5%. RSX is the largest, oldest and ...

  • Favorable Seasonality Beckons for Tech ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    April 15 th is famously know as Tax Day to Americans, meaning it is a day many taxpayers wish was not on the calendar, but there is a positive reason to embrace the arrival of April’s halfway point. The ...

  • Dividend ETFs Fit In Your Retirement Portfolio ETF Trends - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    As investors set up their retirement accounts, dividend-paying stocks and related exchange traded funds will play a large role in generating income, so that retirees won’t have to dip into their capital. ...

  • Don’t Let Emotions Ruin Your ETF Portfolio ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 4:26 PM EDT

    Some  investors have bad habits. Instead of chasing hot assets and betting on speculative plays, exchange traded fund investors should begin implementing a strategy to help provide a disciplined approach ...

  • Inverse ETFs for Topsy Turvy Markets ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 3:34 PM EDT

    Investors don’t have to sit idly by as a tanking equities markets weigh on their portfolios. There are a number of inverse exchange traded funds that help mitigate market turns, but investors should fully ...

  • Value ETF Investments Still Have Room to Run ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 2:54 PM EDT

    As growth stocks falter, value investments and related exchange traded funds are beginning to pick up the slack, and the momentum trade-off could continue, according to  Morgan Stanley. Value stocks have ...

  • Tom Lydon Talks Internet Stocks, ETF on Yahoo Finance Breakout ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 2:19 PM EDT

    ETF Trends Editor Tom Lydon appeared on Yahoo Finance Breakout Monday to outline a potential buying opportunity in the sold-off technology stocks and exchange traded funds as earnings season could help ...

  • Oil Services ETFs Soar Ahead of Earnings ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 1:58 PM EDT

    Oil services exchange traded funds are trading higher Monday ahead of the start of the industry’s earnings season and on expectations the current quarter is shaping up to be a busy one. Shares of the Market ...

  • Don’t Confuse ETFs With Index Funds ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 1:16 PM EDT

    While both types of investments try to passively track an underlying benchmark index, index funds and exchange traded funds are different vehicles. Investors may have heard the of the word “indexing” being ...

  • O’Neill Sees Opportunity in Nigeria ETF Trends - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 12:58 PM EDT

    Jim O’Neill, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and the man that brought the world the now ubiquitous BRIC and MINTs emerging markets acronyms, sees opportunity in Nigeria – the “N” ...

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