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  • Global Energy Stocks, ETFs Remain Good Bargains ETF Trends - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    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 - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 - 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    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 ...

  • 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 - 4 hours ago

    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: ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 - 23 hours ago

    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 ...

  • Quiet Excellence for This Dividend ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    With 10-year down a whopping 21.4% this year, a variety of rate-sensitive, income-generating asset classes and sectors have benefited. Master limited partnerships (MLPs), real estate investment trusts ...

  • iShares Will Close 18 ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    BlackRock’s (NYSEArca: BLK) iShares unit, the world’s largest issuer of exchange traded funds, will close 18 of its ETFs, including 10 target date ETFs. The closures are “based on ongoing product reviews ...

  • PIMCO to Shutter Four ETFs, Add Three New Funds ETF Trends - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    PIMCO, the eleventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said four of its ETFs will be closed in September, but the asset manager plans to add three new actively managed ETFs to its lineup. The ...

  • A Look at the Cogs and Gears Behind ETF Trades ETF Trends - Sun, Aug 17, 2014 7:05 AM EDT

    Exchange traded funds are listed and traded like stocks on an exchange. However, there are mechanisms at work behind the scenes that help the ETFs work like they do. Specifically, investors have to understand ...

  • Most Searched ETFs: Scintillating Sectors ETF Trends - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Since the start of our endeavor to examine weekly ETF search data and trends, which commenced earlier this year, there have been weeks where sector funds have dominated. This is one of those weeks and ...

  • BOJ Cushions the Dips in Japanese Stocks, ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT

    The Bank of Japan is supporting Japanese stocks and country-specific exchange traded funds, helping to cushion falls in the market, with speculators pointing to increased purchases in domestic ETFs on ...

  • Currency Traders Find Safety in Yen, Franc ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 2:23 PM EDT

    Investors dumped riskier assets Friday after Ukraine stated that its troops attacked an armored convoy from Russia, turning to safe havens like the Japanese yen and Swiss franc exchange traded funds. The ...

  • Treasury ETFs Surge as Investors Hedge Ukraine Risks ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 1:29 PM EDT

    Treasury bond exchange traded funds jumped on safe-haven demand Friday after lackluster economic data fueled bets that the Federal Reserve would hold off rate changes and on reports that Ukraine attacked ...

  • Paulson, Soros Stick by Gold ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    Some big-name hedge fund managers continue to stick with their positions in major gold exchange traded funds and those trades have been rewarded this year as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has climbed ...

  • Sun Rising or Setting on the Solar ETF? ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    The Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN) is up nearly 11% year-to-date, an impressive showing, but one that also indicates it will take multiple miracles for the largest solar ETF to even sniff last year’s ...

  • Investors Can Find Value in Financial ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    The financial stocks, along with sector-related exchange traded funds, have fallen behind the broader markets but now appear relatively undervalued. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) has ...

  • Wicked Strong Won not Wrekcing This South Korea ETF ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    In an attempt to reverse a slowdown in growth, the Bank of Korea issued its first rate cut in over a year, lifting South Korea stocks and related exchange traded funds. The First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX ...

  • Wicked Strong Won Not Wrecking This South Korea ETF ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    In an attempt to reverse a slowdown in growth, the Bank of Korea issued its first rate cut in over a year, lifting South Korea stocks and related exchange traded funds. The First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX ...

  • Wicked Strong Won Not Wreaking This South Korea ETF ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    In an attempt to reverse a slowdown in growth, the Bank of Korea issued its first rate cut in over a year, lifting South Korea stocks and related exchange traded funds. The First Trust South Korea AlphaDEX ...

  • An Active Guru ETF with a Dividend Focus ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    A recently launched active high-dividend exchange traded fund tries to generate outsized returns through focusing on so-called high-conviction stock picks from among the top fund managers while screening ...

  • Gold ETFs Won’t Find Support From Faltering Demand ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Gold exchange traded funds may begin to dull as  China cuts demand for gold jewelry and India consumption is expected to hit a five-year low on import restrictions. Year-to-date, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: ...

  • 3 Yield-Generating, Utilities ETFs for Volatile Times ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    Utilities sector exchange traded funds provide stability, along with some extra cash, in times of market duress when high-flying-beta stocks experience wild swings. The utilities sector has been outperforming ...

  • Jumpin’ Java: More Upside Seen for Coffee ETNs ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Up 62% this year, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JO) is 2014’s top-performing non-leveraged exchange traded product. The iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN (NYSEArca: CAFÉ) ...

  • Frontier Markets ETF Could Again be a Buy ETF Trends - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Lost in the fervor surrounding this year’s renaissance by emerging markets stocks and exchange traded funds is this tidbit: Frontier market equities are once again outpacing their emerging counterparts. ...

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