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  • A Chilly View of the Chile ETF ETF Trends - 38 minutes ago

    There are five major exchange traded funds tracking Latin American countries with the emerging markets designation (Argentina is classified as a frontier market). Year-to-date, none of those ETFs have ...

  • ETF Boot Camp: Asnes Talks Market Risk ETF Trends - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Idea Refinery LLC President Marion Asnes joined Asset TV’s Evan Cooper at ETF Trends’ inaugural ETF Boot Camp in New York to discuss how financial advisors can properly articulate market risk to clients. ...

  • The Secret and Risk Behind Two High-Flying Bond ETFs ETF Trends - 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Fixed income exchange traded funds with exposure to the long end of the Treasury yield curve are loving this year’s 23% decline in 10-year Treasury yields. Two such ETFs, the PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon ...

  • An Election Catalyst for Energy ETFs ETF Trends - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    With the energy sector now residing as the worst performer of the 10 sectors tracked by the S&P 500, the group’s stocks and exchange traded funds could use some good news. Next week’s mid-term elections ...

  • China’s banking sector is weakening as profit growth slows, nonperforming loans rise and years of stimulus-driven ending begin to end. Consequently, investors looking into China-related exchange traded ...

  • As large institutions utilize exchange traded funds to capture market moves, activity in the so-called dark pool is growing, despite securities exchange incentives to bring liquidity back into the light. ...

  • Some would argue there is almost no such thing as an “easy trade,” but over the past couple of year, shorting volatility has come close. Over the past two years, the VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ...

  • Wednesday was not a good day for gold miners exchanges as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) slumped 4.3%. GDX’s close at $19.64 was its first below $20 since October. The Market Vectors ...

  • As the world’s largest wealth fund increases its holdings in India, the average retail investors can also access this emerging market through country-specific exchange traded funds. For example, the PowerShares ...

  • Russell Investments Managing Director Ken O’Keeffe joined Asset TV’s Evan Cooper at ETF Trends’ inaugural ETF Boot Camp in New York to discuss increased adoption of smart beta or alternatively-weighted ...

  • Well-documented has been the retrenchment in the energy sector. There was an extended period of time earlier this year when the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) was the top performer among the ...

  • Solar industry-related exchange traded funds are seeing clearer skies ahead as solar electricity costs fall below the average electricity-bill prices across the majority of U.S. states. Year-to-date, the ...

  • Vanguard ETFs Eschew Daily Disclosure ETF Trends - 21 hours ago

    Exchange traded funds are extolled for their transparent nature, providing investors with greater insight into what they are buying. However, there is a group of ETFs that do not offer daily holdings disclosure. ...

  • An Easy Way to Value With This ETF ETF Trends - 21 hours ago

    Through several periods of increased market volatility this year, particularly those that have fostered repudiation of growth and momentum stocks, value stocks and exchange traded funds have been popular ...

  • Shares of newly public Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) are trading lower by more than 1% Wednesday despite a spate of bullish calls from Wall Street analysts. Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN), one ...

  • Practical Application of Alternatives in ETF Portfolios ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:59 AM EDT

    Alternative investments are not a new theme. Implementation of “liquid alts” strategies by financial advisors in client portfolios using exchange traded funds is a relatively new concept, but one that ...

  • Abner on the Importance of ETF Trading Education ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    WisdomTree Head of Capital Markets Dave Abner joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago to discuss the importance of increased ETF trading education. Abner noted ...

  • The Broken Record of Russia ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Seasoned emerging markets investors know at least three things about exchange traded funds tracking Russian equities, such as the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) . First, RSX and its rival ETFs ...

  • Smart-Beta ETFs Are Attracting Heavy-Weight Investors ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    The new breed of smart-beta exchange traded fund has shaken up the industry, providing an alternative index-based strategy that takes advantage of market inefficiencies, and institutional investors are ...

  • Capital Preservation and Income in One ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    Years of record-low interest rates have fueled investors’ desire for added investment income. The roughly $20 billion that has flowed into dividend exchange traded funds just this year proves as much. ...

  • Tucker Talks Fed Rate Outlook ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    BlackRock Managing Director and iShares Head of Fixed Income Strategy Matt Tucker joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago to talk about the U.S. interest rate ...

  • Mass Exodus From Bank ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    Suddenly, investors are giving exchange traded funds tracking the financial services sector the same treatment they are giving gold ETFs. That is to say, investors are departing bank ETFs in significant ...

  • Broad Stock ETFs for a Passive Allocation Investment Strategy ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Instead of compiling market segments and sectors into a comprehensive equities portfolio, investors should utilize broad index-based exchange traded fund as an efficient way to capture broad market exposure. ...

  • Japan ETFs for the Contrarian Investor ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    As short-sellers in Tokyo become increasingly bearish, the pessimistic outlook may indicate a potential buying opportunity for Japanese stocks and related exchange traded funds. Over the past week, the ...

  • Tom Lydon Talks Sector, Facebook Earnings ETFs on FOX Business ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 6:35 PM EDT

    ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business to discuss Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) earnings as well sector ETFs, including those funds that track the high-flying biotechnology sector and recently ...

  • A Conservative, Safe Dividend Stock ETF Idea ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 3:05 PM EDT

    Dividend stocks provide investors with steady income stream and a hedge against a volatile environment. For those who are concerned about market swings, one dividend-themed exchange traded fund specifically ...

  • Sweden ETFs: Central Bank Unexpectedly Cuts Rates to Zero ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 2:21 PM EDT

    Sweden’s central bank implemented a larger than expected rate cut and signaled low rates are here to stay in an attempt to counter a low inflationary environment and stimulate growth, bolstering the Sweden ...

  • A Pre-Election Rally for Medical Devices ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 1:50 PM EDT

    With so much attention devoted to emerging markets elections this year, most recently Brazil’s, investors cannot and should not forget that U.S. mid-term elections are just a week away. As is usually the ...

  • High Quality ETF Finds New Highs ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    The quality factor has been in the spotlight this year as a growing number of exchange traded funds focus on this investment factor. In fact, due to recent launches, the number of ETFs with an explicit ...

  • Room for Growth in ETF Bond Market ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

    Ten-year Treasury yields have tumbled 25% this year, a decline that has stoked billions of dollars of inflows to fixed income exchange traded funds. On a year-to-date basis, three bond ETFs – the Vanguard ...

  • Issakainen, Subramanian Discuss the Growth of First Trust ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    First Trust Senior Vice President and ETF Strategist Ryan Issakainen and Senior Vice President for National Accounts Andrew Subramanian joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference ...

  • Treasury Bond ETFs Find Further Support From Pensions ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Pension funds could increase their long-term developed market bond allocations to meet liabilities, potentially dampening the negative effects of rising rates on long-term U.S. Treasury bond exchange traded ...

  • Active vs. Passive With Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    The active management vs. passive management continues to rage on with the exponential growth of exchange traded funds, most of which are passively managed, adding fuel to the fire. However, one area where ...

  • Rousseff’s Win Turns Brazil ETF’s Calls Into Losers ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    Most state lottery tickets cost $1. PowerBall tickets cost $2. For barely more than the price of state lottery tickets and not much less than the cost of a PowerBall tickets, investors can try a different ...

  • ProShares Talks Dividend Growth ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    ProShares Head of Investment Strategy Simeon Hyman joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago to discuss the firm’s dividend growth offerings and how evaluating ...

  • Elections Season Could Shake Up Muni ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    The municipal bond market, along with related exchange traded funds, have been steadily strengthening as austerity across local governments keeps supply low, but midterm elections could affect the munis ...

  • Strong Dollar Could Hurt Mega-Cap ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    So far, so good. Of the S&P 500 components that have reported third-quarter earnings, multi-national companies revealed a limited effect from a strong U.S. dollar on overseas revenue. However, exchange ...

  • Bad Start to a Big Earnings Week for the Social Media ETF ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:45 AM EDT

    Shares of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) tumbled more than 10% during Monday’s after-hours session after the company reported slack third-quarter user growth. Twitter reported a third-quarter loss of $175 million, ...

  • Gold ETF Exodus Continues ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    It is stating the obvious, but when investors redeem shares of physically-backed gold exchange traded funds, the amount of gold held by those ETFs dwindles. And that is exactly what has been happening ...

  • New Regulatory Rules Could Dampen Leveraged Loan ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 3:30 PM EDT

    Once a hot asset class, high-yield leveraged loan exchange traded funds are cooling down as new regulatory rules put pressure on the leveraged lending industry. The PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (NYSEArca: ...

  • Overlooked Ratio Could be Signaling Upside for Corn ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    Gold is a component in an array of investment ratios, most notably the gold/silver ratio, or the measure of how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold. The gold/corn ratio is undoubtedly ...

  • Oil ETFs Languish Under Extended Bearish Outlook ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

    Oil futures and related exchange traded funds slipped Monday after Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) extended its bearish outlook on the energy market, citing overseas production to outpace global demand, ...

  • Big Departures From Big Bank ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 1:27 PM EDT

    Major financial services exchange traded funds tracking the financial services sector have been solid though not spectacular performers this month, but it looks like some investors are not waiting around ...

  • A Biotech ETF Searches for New Highs ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 12:15 PM EDT

    On a lethargic day for U.S. stocks, some health care and biotechnology exchange traded funds continue to make new all-time highs. Although each is now trading slightly on the day, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ...

  • Before Election Day, Traders Shied Away From Leveraged Brazil ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:26 AM EDT

    In news that is about as surprising as the weatherman saying it is cold in Chicago in January, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) along with most other U.S.-listed Brazil exchange traded ...

  • Biotech Underweight not a Problem for This Health Care ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Although U.S. stocks surged last week, the number of exchange traded funds making new all-time highs late in the week was small. Last Thursday, fewer than 10 ETFs made new all-time highs and that group ...

  • A Different Spin on Gold Miners ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    Despite the trials and tribulations experienced by these exchange traded funds over the years, including good and bad periods for gold, some investors love gold miners ETFs. A combined $8.8 billion in ...

  • Indie, Specialty ETFs Trying to Go Mainstream ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Niche or specialty exchange traded funds that target a specific area of the market are gaining traction as traders utilize the strategies for tactical, short-term exposure. “The ETF industry has proved ...

  • Seeking Safety With Staples ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    The S&P 500 enters Monday on a six-day losing streak and is coming off a 4.2% gain last week, one of its best weekly performances this year. With last week’s gains, the S&P 500 comes into Monday down just ...

  • Enormous Earnings Week Ahead for Energy ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    The downtrodden energy sector, the seventh-largest sector weight in the S&P 500, has a chance to resume its bullish ways this week amid an avalanche of third-quarter earnings reports from some of the group’s ...

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