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  • Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE: BABA) lockup period will soon expire, but China equities and initial public offering-related exchange traded funds with heavy exposure to Alibaba remain relatively unfazed. ...

  • Diverging Energy Sector and Oil Futures ETFs ETF Trends - 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    Despite a pessimistic outlook for the crude oil market, energy sector exchange traded funds are rallying along with the broader market. In the past five trading sessions, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ...

  • Time to Jump for Junk Bond ETFs? Maybe ETF Trends - 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    It has become a prominent theme in the U.S. high-yield bond market this year. That being the vulnerability of junk bonds to plunging oil prices. Eager to tap North American shale plays from the Eagle Ford ...

  • Seasoned income investors know that dividends make a significant difference when it comes to a portfolio’s long-term performance. Even more important than a company’s ability to pay a dividend is its ability ...

  • 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. On Thursday, I focused on the iShares ...

  • With speculation rising that the European Central Bank will unveil a Federal Reserve-style bond buying program in the first half of 2015, investors are flocking to an exchange traded fund that hedges fluctuations ...

  • In the latest bold decision by a central bank, Switzerland’s National Bank (SNB) announced earlier Thursday it is implementing negative interest rates. In an effort to lower the value of its franc, SNB ...

  • Emerging Market ETFs Look Cheap ETF Trends - 7 hours ago

    Investors who are seeking cheaper plays in today’s markets will have to look to emerging market exchange traded funds where valuations are more attractive than U.S. equities. “There’s a of ...

  • Clear Skies Ahead for Retail ETFs ETF Trends - 7 hours ago

    Retail exchange traded funds could see clear skies ahead as shoppers will enjoy relatively good weather over the final shopping weekend of the holiday season. Year-to-date, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Despite the recent hiccup, the U.S. dollar and related exchange traded funds could maintain its momentum in 2015 as diverging monetary policies overseas remains a dominant theme in the foreign exchange ...

  • It has been said time and again that health care is the S&P 500’s top-performing sector this year. So strong has the sector been that at one point in late November, eight of the top 10 non-leveraged sector ...

  • This has been another disappointing and turbulent year for emerging markets exchange traded funds. Amid faltering currencies, tumbling commodities prices and geopolitical tensions, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging ...

  • After Moscow’s surprise rate hike failed to lift its ailing ruble currency, traders are betting that Russia could dump gold next, pressuring gold bullion and related exchange traded funds. The SPDR Gold ...

  • 10 Best Leveraged ETFs of 2014 ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:55 PM EST

    Leveraged exchange traded funds have capitalized off some market segments, juicing the returns of the ongoing bull rally or capitalizing off the misfortunes of other areas. Geared or leveraged exchange ...

  • The Best and Worst Precious Metals ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:00 PM EST

    Among all that glitters, the palladium exchange traded fund is outperforming while silver ETFs have been the most tarnished in the precious metals group. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) ...

  • Getting Opportunistic With Russia ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 2:26 PM EST

    Few, if any, asset classes are currently being vilified as much as Russian equities. At the start of trading Tuesday, the Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX), the oldest, largest and most heavily traded Russia ...

  • A Surprising ETF With Oil Problems ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:05 PM EST

    France is not a major oil producer. Even among European countries, France (and nearly every other country on the continent) trails Norway by a wide margin in terms of total crude output. With that in mind, ...

  • ValueShares Adds to Quantitative Lineup With International ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:30 PM EST

    ValueShares, the exchange traded funds unit of registered investment advisory firm Alpha Architect, expanded its lineup of quantitative ETFs today with the debut of the ValueShares International Quantitative ...

  • Smart Beta Growth Powers PowerShares ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:30 AM EST

    Invesco’s (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit is the fourth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds. PowerShares had over $100 billion in ETF assets under management at the end of the third quarter and is ...

  • Buyback ETFs Notch Another Solid Year ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    Exchange traded funds that emphasize buybacks and share count reduction as part of their methodologies are headed for another year of solid performances, though some of the group’s marquee ETFs appear ...

  • Inverse ETFs to Hedge a Bearish ‘Warren Buffet Indicator’ ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    Large money managers are bracing for a market correction. Exchange traded fund investors can also hedge against a turn in equities through inverse or bearish ETF options. The so-called Warren Buffet Indicator, ...

  • Inverse ETFs to Hedge a Bearish ‘Warren Buffett Indicator’ ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    Large money managers are bracing for a market correction. Exchange traded fund investors can also hedge against a turn in equities through inverse or bearish ETF options. The so-called Warren Buffett Indicator, ...

  • Two Unique Biotech ETFs Debut ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:30 AM EST

    In year that has seen biotechnology exchange traded funds dominate other sector ETFs, it might appear as though the time is right for some new competitors to come to market. LifeSci Index Partners, LLC, ...

  • U.S. Energy Boom Energizes Utilities ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:00 AM EST

    The U.S. energy boom has helped lift economic activity across the board, which in turn increased demand for electricity, energizing utilities sector stocks and related exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, ...

  • A Fine Year for This Dividend ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 8:20 AM EST

    With 2014 drawing to a close, it is fair to say it was another solid though not spectacular year for dividend exchange traded funds. With over combined inflows of over $10 billion, dividend ETFs remain ...

  • Meet This Year’s Top Technology ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 8:00 AM EST

    Up nearly 32% this year, 2014’s top-performing non-leveraged technology exchange traded fund flies under the radar. More surprisingly, the PowerShares Dynamic Semiconductors Portfolio (NYSEArca: PSI) , ...

  • Behind Deutsche’s ETF Rise ETF Trends - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 7:30 AM EST

    Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management has pulled billions in new assets through its suite of exchange traded funds this year, gaining prominence as a smart-beta and internationally focused ETF provider. ...

  • Tom Lydon Talks Opportunity With Russia ETFs on CNBC ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:19 PM EST

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC Tuesday to discuss potential opportunity with Russia exchange traded funds, including the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) . RSX, the largest Russia ...

  • Muni Bonds, ETFs Near Cheapest Level to Treasuries This Year ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 3:11 PM EST

    With volatility fueling demand for safe-haven assets, municipal bonds and related exchange traded funds are trading around their cheapest relative to Treasuries this year. For instance, the iShares National ...

  • Cheap Oil Saps Tesla, Alternative Energy ETFs’ Vigor ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 2:23 PM EST

    Falling crude oil and gasoline prices are putting the brakes on Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors (NasdaqGS: TSLA) and alternative energy sector exchange traded funds. There is a psychological correlation between ...

  • Russia’s Rocky Road Sends Cash to Leveraged ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 1:46 PM EST

    Russia exchange traded funds, rarely funds to lack for volatility, have been on a wild ride in recent days as oil prices and the ruble have continued tumbling while fears of a sovereign default escalated. ...

  • ETFs for Another Country Where Default Risk is Rising ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:32 PM EST

    No emerging market has garnered as much negative attention in recent days as Russia. Some of that negative attention includes increased chatter that Russia could be at risk of a sovereign debt default. ...

  • Put South Korea ETFs on Your 2015 Lists ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 11:30 AM EST

    As emerging markets equities have tumbled, South Korean shares have not been immune. Over the past 90 days, the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWY ) is off 13.6%, though that is 80 basis ...

  • An ETF to Capture Middle-Capitalization Companies ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    Exchange traded fund investors can customize their investment exposure with various asset class categories. For instance, there are three options that track the S&P MidCap 400 index, but the ETFs are not ...

  • Sector ETFs: Monitor Your Stock Exposure ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    When overweighting a specific sector, exchange traded fund investors should monitor their underlying holdings or risk becoming overexposed to a single company stock. Most ETFs try to reflect the performance ...

  • Small-Cap ETFs to Shine in 2015 ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 9:30 AM EST

    Small capitalization-weighted exchange traded funds underperformed their large-cap peers this year but could lead next year as the U.S. economy continues to expand. The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Goldman Outlines ETF Plans ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 9:00 AM EST

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), the largest U.S. investment bank, filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission to possibly introduce as many as 11 exchange traded funds. The filing, dated last Friday, ...

  • A Nifty Idea Among Discretionary ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 8:20 AM EST

    Although the consumer discretionary sector trades at a valuation premium to the S&P 500, there is no denying the group has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of tumbling oil prices. It is not a coincidence ...

  • This Year’s Best Bond ETFs Can do it Again in 2015 ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 8:00 AM EST

    There is no denying that 2014 has been a year to remember for fixed income exchange traded funds. That much was on display in October when U.S. bond ETFs hauled in $17.7 billion in new assets, easily surpassing ...

  • It’s Going to be Another Interesting Day for Russia ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:30 AM EST

    After Russia exchange traded funds or ETFs with large exposure to the country comprised four of the five worst-performing non-leveraged ETFs on Monday, Tuesday promises to be another interesting day for ...

  • Inverse S&P 500 ETF Ideas to Hedge a Correction ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 3:46 PM EST

    After touching the top end of its long-term trading channel, the S&P 500 could be in for a correction. Traders who are pessimistic about benchmark index’s prospects can hedge against any short-term weakness ...

  • Contrarian ETFs to Capitalize on Year-End Tax Selling ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 2:35 PM EST

    Many are dumping portfolio losers for tax purposes before the year closes out. While the added selling may pressure the pummeled assets even further over the short-term, investors may pick up underperforming ...

  • ETPs Tracking NASDAQ Indexes Continue Growth Spurt ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 2:01 PM EST

    Exchange traded products tracking benchmarks sponsored by NASDAQ OMX Group’s (NasdaqGS: NDAQ) NASDAQ Indexes group added assets, along with the rest of the ETP industry, this year. The PowerShares QQQ ...

  • A Short ETF Idea for Developed Markets ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 1:09 PM EST

    U.S. stocks remain the best cars on the lot and with the S&P 500 down 2.1% over the past week, that is not saying much. International equities and the relevant exchange traded funds continue to lag by ...

  • Russia ETFs Slump as Default Odds Soar ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:05 PM EST

    Shares of the Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) are off nearly 9.8% Monday on volume that has already surpassed the average daily turnover on news that the probability of a Russian sovereign debt ...

  • Why This Energy ETF Could Surprise ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:30 AM EST

    There has not been much to like about energy stocks and exchange traded funds in recent months. At least not from the long side. However, the type of panic selling that has washed over the energy sector, ...

  • Commodity ETFs That Know How to Navigate the Futures Market ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    Most commodity-related exchange traded funds track a basket of futures securities. Consequently, investors should understand how the underlying futures markets work and the effects they will have on ETFs. ...

  • Investors Dumping Short-Term Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    Ultra-short-term bond exchange traded funds are bleeding assets as short-term yields rise in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s eventual interest rate hike. For instance, the actively managed First ...

  • IPO ETF Will Add Lending Club ETF Trends - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 9:30 AM EST

    Renaissance Capital, the research firm specializing in initial public offerings and the issuer of the Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSEArca: IPO) , unveiled its quarterly roster changes for IPO, including the ...

  • Further underscoring the tax efficiencies available with exchange traded funds, Invesco’s (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit, the fourth-largest U.S. ETF issuer, said it expects just nine of its 116 ETFs to ...

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