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  • Shares of the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) are off 1.6% Wednesday. That is nothing to brag about but that showing by the largest Brazil ETF on a day when Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), one of ...

  • Greece ETF Plunges to new Lows as Bond Yields Spike ETF Trends - 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) is easily Wednesday’s worst-performing non-leveraged exchange traded fund with a loss of 11.2% on volume that is already more than double the daily average ...

  • Mid-, Small-Cap ETFs to Target U.S. Growth ETF Trends - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    The appreciating U.S. dollar is taking its toll on larger companies’ revenue with significant overseas exposure. On the other hand, mid- and small-cap exchange traded funds track companies that expand ...

  • ETFs To Tap Into Greater M&A Activity ETF Trends - 3 hours ago

    Corporate America has been putting its cash hoard to good use, expanding and acquiring businesses last year, and could continue to fuel merger and acquisition activity, along with related exchange traded ...

  • Egypt’s economy and related exchange traded fund may be shaking off the specter of volatility as the country pushes forward with structural reforms that could bring back foreign investors. The Market Vectors ...

  • Shaking off disappointing earnings results on Wall Street, utilities sector stocks and related exchange traded funds were outpacing the broader markets Tuesday and may continue to strengthen on strong ...

  • Don’t Write-Off This Old ETF Friend ETF Trends - 4 hours ago

    Last year, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) , the NASDAQ-100 tracking ETF, climbed 19.2%, easily outpacing the 13.5% returned by the S&P 500. Judging by investors’ treatment of QQQ, one might be apt ...

  • Maybe Some Hope for Energy ETFs ETF Trends - 5 hours ago

    That headline comes with the acknowledgement that the energy sector remains challenged and just because West Texas Intermediate Futures were up almost 1.7% Tuesday, that does not mean crude is ready to ...

  • The iShares MSCI Switzerland Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWL) , the largest U.S.-listed Switzerland ETF, is down 1.1% since Jan. 15, the day the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shocked global markets by announcing ...

  • The Europe exchange traded funds that have recently commanded the most attention can be split into three categories. First, there are the currency hedged ETFs that packed on new assets at a voracious clip ...

  • Russian Spies Like ETFs ETF Trends - 23 hours ago

    Exchange traded funds have quickly become an ingrained facet of the financial world, so much so that Russian spy masters who were looking into ETFs were recently charged by the FBI for espionage. Federal ...

  • Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, reports fiscal first-quarter results after the close of U.S. markets Tuesday with analysts expecting earnings of $2.59 a share on revenue ...

  • IndexIQ’s Mult-Strategy Hedge Fund ETF Tops $1 Billion in AUM ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 1:30 PM EST

    Exchange traded funds offering investors exposure to previously hard-to-access alternative investment strategies are a new frontier of growth for ETF issuers, but one fund has already asserted its dominance ...

  • Highland Capital Management Expanding Its ETF Presence ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:30 PM EST

    The alternative exchange traded fund investment space is getting ready for an influx of new product offerings as Highland Capital Management, the sponsor behind a senior loan ETF, works on expanding its ...

  • Virtus Acquires Majority Stake in ETF Issuer Solutions ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:00 PM EST

    Virtus Investment Partners (NasdaqGS: VRTS), the Connecticut-based investment manager, announced after the close of U.S. markets Monday that it will acquire a majority stake in ETF Issuer Solutions, a ...

  • Virtus Acquires Major Stake in ETF Issuer Solutions ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:00 PM EST

    Virtus Investment Partners (NasdaqGS: VRTS), the Connecticut-based investment manager, announced after the close of U.S. markets Monday that it will acquire a majority stake in ETF Issuer Solutions, a ...

  • Big Energy ETFs Could Face Big Dividend Cuts ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 10:59 AM EST

    Already under considerable pressure with oil prices falling and valuations on the rise, energy sector exchange traded funds are confronting a new problem: The potential, emphasis on “potential,” for dividend ...

  • Yingluck’s Bad Luck no Such Thing for Thailand ETF ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 10:30 AM EST

    Devoted followers of the iShares MSCI Thailand Capped ETF (NYSEArca: THD) know the lone Thailand exchange traded fund has hit some rough patches over the years due to Thailand’s penchant for political ...

  • European Institutional ETF Usage Picking Up Steam ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 9:30 AM EST

    While the U.S. exchange traded fund industry is hovering around $2 trillion in assets under management, ETF usage across the pond is also expected to quickly pick up momentum. According to a recent Greencwich ...

  • Asset Allocation With WisdomTree ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. provider of exchange traded funds, introduced four ETF model portfolios aimed at investors with varying degrees of objectives and risk tolerance. “These ...

  • Smart-Beta, Small-Cap ETFs Could Outperform ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 8:20 AM EST

    When picking out small-capitalization stock exposure, exchange traded fund investors may be better of with funds based on alternative indices that weed out weaker companies. For instance, small-cap ETFs ...

  • Factor ETFs Foster MSCI Indexing Ascent ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    As one of the largest providers of indexes for use by exchange traded funds, MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) is already a known entity in the ETF business with brand recognition within the ETF community on par with ...

  • ETFs Show Some Traders Were Prepared for Russia Downgrade ETF Trends - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 7:30 AM EST

    Russia exchange traded funds sank Monday after Standard & Poor’s lowered its rating on the country’s sovereign debt BB+, the highest junk rating, from BBB-, the lowest investment grade. That was good for ...

  • India’s Green Energy Aspirations Lift Solar ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 3:29 PM EST

    The photovoltaic panel industry and related exchange traded funds brightened Monday as India ambitiously plans a large-scale shift into solar power that could rival Chinese capacity. On Monday, the Guggenheim ...

  • Traders Fueling Oil ETFs’ Bearish Streak ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 2:30 PM EST

    Crude oil traders and speculators continue to bet on the energy market’s demise, with hedge funds raising bearish wagers to a four-year high, pushing oil-related exchange traded funds to new lows. After ...

  • Russia ETFs Decked by S&P Junk Downgrade ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 1:59 PM EST

    All four of the worst-performing non-leveraged exchange traded funds to this point in Monday’s session are Russia funds, the result of Standard & Poor’s slapping the first junk rating on the country’s ...

  • Gold ETFs Pinched by Euro Demand, Negative Analyst Chatter ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 1:36 PM EST

    Gold exchange traded funds are enduring one of their worst performances since the start of 2015 after a pair of Wall Street banks trimmed forecasts on the yellow metal and as traders absorbed news that ...

  • ETFs: No Stopping at $2 Trillion ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 1:05 PM EST

    The U.S. exchange traded products industry hit a major milestone last year, eclipsing $2 trillion in assets under management, but industry observers do not see that growth slowing. Rather, it is expected ...

  • Energy ETFs try to Firm Ahead of Epic Earnings Week ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 12:35 PM EST

    The energy sector’s tale of woe is well-documented, but the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) did gain 4.1% last week. XLE, the largest energy sector exchange traded fund, is still down 3.2% to ...

  • Schwab’s Commission-Free ETF Lineup Grows to Nearly 200 ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 11:31 AM EST

    Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), the largest discount broker, said today it will expand its Schwab ETF OneSource lineup of commission-free exchange traded funds to nearly 200 offerings starting on Feb. 1. ...

  • Eastern Europe ETFs’ Outlook Improves on a Stronger Europe ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 10:00 AM EST

    Eastern European markets and related exchange traded funds could also indirectly benefit from the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program as the stimulus could provide some spillover effects ...

  • The ‘Cubes’ ETF to Capture U.S. Growth ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 9:30 AM EST

    As the U.S. economy continues to expand, investors may turn to exchange traded funds with a heavy tilt toward growth stock picks. For instance, the Powershares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ) , which tracks the Nasdaq-100 ...

  • Alternative ETFs to Hedge Equity Risks ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    Many are familiar with traditional beta-index exchange traded funds that passively track prominent benchmark indices. However, as the industry continues to expand, retail investors can now track alternative ...

  • Active ETF Takes Gets Tactical in Hunt for Income ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 8:20 AM EST

    Actively managed exchange traded funds still represent just a sliver of the overall ETF universe, but some of last year’s most successful ETF launches were active funds. That includes the WBI Tactical ...

  • Shrinkage for a Popular Emerging Markets ETF ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    For years, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) was the most widely recognized and largest emerging markets exchange traded fund. Home to $32.2 billion in assets under management, EEM ...

  • WisdomTree Adds Four ETFs to Mexico Listings ETF Trends - Mon, Jan 26, 2015 7:30 AM EST

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, expanded its already solid footprint in Latin America with the recent announcement that Mexico’s pension funds investment ...

  • Oil Playing a Dirge for Energy Services ETFs ETF Trends - Sun, Jan 25, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Oil drilling and services companies, along with related exchange traded funds, could be the first to collapse in the ongoing oil rout, followed by energy explorers. The Market Vectors Oil Service ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Waiting on a Beaten up Sector’s ETFs to Bounce ETF Trends - Sat, Jan 24, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    After falling 1.1% on Friday, the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) is down nearly 4% to start 2015 and XLF and rival financial services ETFs are doing little to foster confidence among investors. ...

  • Stress Remains on Energy ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 3:09 PM EST

    Following dismal showings in 2014, equity-based energy exchange traded funds are trying to show some signs of life as highlighted by a gain of nearly 5% over the past week for the Energy Select Sector ...

  • Gold in Euro Terms ETF Capitalizes on ECB’s QE Plan ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 2:09 PM EST

    Gold exchange traded funds rose on a knee-jerk reaction Thursday, following the European Central Bank’s aggressive bond-purchasing plan, as traders anticipated a rise in inflation. However, investors soon ...

  • Thailand ETF Again Shrugs Off Political Fears ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 1:13 PM EST

    The iShares MSCI Thailand Capped ETF (NYSEArca: THD) is about two months away from celebrating its seventh anniversary and over those seven years, the lone Thailand-specific ETF has endured several bouts ...

  • Listen to What Staples ETFs Have to Say ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 12:30 PM EST

    On Thursday, 37 exchange traded funds touched new all-time highs. In what may be a cautionary tale for the veracity of this week’s equity market bounce, at least five of the members of Thursday’s all-time ...

  • Momentum Serves This Financial ETF Well ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 11:30 AM EST

    It is no secret that the financial services sector, the second-largest sector weight in the S&P 500 behind technology, has struggled to start 2015. For example, the Vanguard Financials ETF (NYSEArca: VFH) ...

  • ArrowShares to Bolster Lineup With a new Factor ETF ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 11:00 AM EST

    Arrow Investment Advisors, the advisor to Arrow Funds, will add to its suite of exchange traded funds with the launch of the Arrow QVM Equity Factor ETF (NYSEArca: QVM) , which the firm expects to roll ...

  • Stock ETFs & Fixed-Income Yield Spread Paints Bullish Picture ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 10:30 AM EST

    The equities market and dividend stock exchange traded funds may be relatively cheap, compared to the fixed-income market where Treasury bonds have surprised. Some point out that the spread between the ...

  • ECB Stimulus to Fuel Emerging Market ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 10:00 AM EST

    As the European Central Bank turns on its printing press, emerging market assets and related exchange traded funds could sop up all the excess liquidity. Emerging market ETFs, like the Vanguard FTSE Emerging ...

  • Transportation ETFs: Airlines Landing on Higher Profits ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 9:30 AM EST

    With fuel costs at their lowest in over five years, airplane-related transportation exchange traded funds could continue to soar during a typically slow period for vacationing. While there are no longer ...

  • Greece ETF Left in the Lurch After ECB Snub ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 9:00 AM EST

    Eurozone equity investors are rejoicing in response to the European Central Bank’s aggressive quantitative easing program. However, the Greece exchange traded fund has been left wanting and won’t fully ...

  • Gold’s Rally has Silver ETFs Shining ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 8:20 AM EST

    Gold exchange traded funds are captivating investors in 2015. A 10.3% gain by and $1.23 billion of new assets added to the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) confirms as much. As is often par for the course ...

  • Another Dividend ETF to Consider in 2015 ETF Trends - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    The universe of dividend exchange traded funds continues to expand and that expansion is being supported in part by ongoing dividend growth from U.S. companies. “According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, 971 ...

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