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  • Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz By Marie Dzanis WHY REAL ASSETS? Disappointing global economic growth in the recent past has moved central banks to intervene with aggressive monetary policy, ...

  • Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz By Shundrawn A. Thomas The widening imbalance between credit supply and demand has exacerbated liquidity challenges. These challenges have the potential to impact ...

  • Putting Back the Fun in Target Date Funds ETF Trends - Sat, May 28, 2016 9:00 AM EDT

    Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz By Mary Beth Storjohann To the layperson, investors are usually seen as a knowledgeable and busy bunch. They’re not wrong. The best investors are active, managing ...

  • Stop Before Defense Stocks Hit All-Time High ETF Trends - Sat, May 28, 2016 8:00 AM EDT

    Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz By Frank Holmes First, it was Stan Druckenmiller, now it’s George Soros. Following billionaire former hedge fund manager Druckenmiller’s announcement that gold ...

  • 10 Best ETF Strategist Stories of the Week (May 23-27) ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 3:53 PM EDT

    Each week ETFtrends.com publishes news, commentary and strategist stories surrounding the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs). Here’s a look at the Top 10 ETF Strategist Stories of the Week for May 23-27, ...

  • Rising Foreign Demand Could Support Corporate Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 3:45 PM EDT

    Investment-grade corporate bond exchange traded funds could maintain their momentum on improving fundamentals. Year-to-date, the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LQD) gained ...

  • Waning ETF Confidence in Metal Miners Sector ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 2:45 PM EDT

    Metals-related exchange traded funds have enjoyed a rally this year, but traders and the miners themselves are growing more pessimistic over the future outlook. Over the past month, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: ...

  • Nigeria ETF Surging on Central Bank Forex Relief ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 2:00 PM EDT

    Nigerian markets and country-specific exchange traded fund are surging after the frontier country’s central bank made a policy one-eighty on exchange rates. The Global X Nigeria Index ETF (NYSArca: NGE) ...

  • CRAK: Why This ETF Can Endure Oil’s Rise ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT

    The Market Vectors Oil Refiners ETF (NYSEArca: CRAK), the first dedicated exchange traded fund play on refiners equities, is languishing this relative to other equity-based energy ETFs, but that is not ...

  • Currency ETFs: Investors Look to Chinese Yuan ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 10:55 AM EDT

    In the currency world, the dollar, euro and yen usually command the most attention, but investors should focus on the Chinese yuan and the WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund (NYSEArca: CYB), Market Vectors ...

  • How to Quantify Quality in an ETF ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 10:43 AM EDT

    The quality factor has been in the spotlight this year as investors eschew riskier fare. That movement is benefiting exchange traded funds such as the PowerShares S&P 500 High Quality Portfolio (NYSEArca: ...

  • Are Investors Betting on Semiconductor ETF Rally? ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 10:36 AM EDT

    The semiconductor industry was a drag on the broader technology sector and the related exchange traded funds earlier this year, but that trend is reversing, lifting ETFs such as the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ...

  • Changes for the Float Shrink ETF ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 10:25 AM EDT

    Changes are coming for the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (NYSEArca: TTFS), one of the largest and most successful equity-based actively managed ETFs. Effective July 1, Wilshire Associates will serve as the ...

  • Small- and Mid-Cap ETFs Light Up Investors ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 8:25 AM EDT

    Large-cap U.S. stocks have been stalwarts, but smaller companies and exchange traded funds that track the small- and mid-cap categories are beginning to race ahead. Over the past three months, the iShares ...

  • Three Considerations for One-Stop Income Shopping ETF Trends - Fri, May 27, 2016 8:00 AM EDT

    Note: This article appears on the ETFtrends.com Strategist Channel By Justin Sibears Meeting income objectives continues to be a challenge as interest rates remain near all-time lows. The good news for ...

  • Wall Street Eyes Junk Bond ETF for Easy Liquidity ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 5:54 PM EDT

    A speculative-grade, junk bond exchange traded fund has experienced extreme ebbs and flows in assets under management, reflecting banks and institutions’ reliance on a high-yield bond ETF to access the ...

  • 41 Small-Cap ETFs Making Big Waves ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 4:38 PM EDT

    The smaller companies and small-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) are beginning to pull ahead. Over the past week, the Russell 2000 Index rose 3.4% while the S&P MidCap 400 Index gained 3.2% and S&P 500 ...

  • ETF Trends’ Tom Lydon Talks Tech Movers on Yahoo! Finance ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 3:58 PM EDT

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Yahoo! Finance’s Midday Movers to discuss the Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Securities and Exchange Commission probe and the future of Microsoft’s (NasdagGS: MSFT) smartphone ...

  • A Fallen Angel Bond ETF for Fixed-Income Portfolios ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 3:03 PM EDT

    Investors looking into high-yield bonds to augment their fixed-income portfolio may consider a fallen angel speculative-grade debt-related exchange traded fund. On the recent webcast, Fine Tune Your High ...

  • 3 India ETFs Rising Back to Health ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 1:54 PM EDT

    Despite a tepid market, India country-specific exchange traded funds stood out Thursday after strong earnings among top companies fueled optimism for further growth in the emerging economy. On Thursday, ...

  • Investors Still Love These Notable Gold ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 11:55 AM EDT

    Amid speculation that another interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve is coming, perhaps as soon as next month, high-flying gold exchange traded funds, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), ...

  • Inside Three Corporate Bond ETF Ideas ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 10:31 AM EDT

    With many investors still apprehensive about embracing junk bonds, investment-grade corporate bond exchange traded funds remain a popular avenue for capturing relatively low risk yields that are higher ...

  • A Technical Test For A Big Biotech ETF ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 8:25 AM EDT

    The still struggling iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NasdaqGS: IBB), the largest biotechnology exchange traded fund, is facing some critical technical resistance that could determine the ETF’s near-term ...

  • Preferred ETFs Still A Relevant Income Destination ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 8:15 AM EDT

    The Federal Reserve appears to be on course to raise interest rates for the first time this year next month, but even if that happens, the shocks to higher-yielding, income-generating asset classes should ...

  • Frustrated by Diversification? Read on… ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 8:00 AM EDT

    Note: This article appears on the ETFtrends.com Strategist Channel By Rod Smyth Due to the out-performance by U.S. assets over the last seven years, we believe the case for diversification today is very ...

  • Pipeline Opportunity With An MLP ETF ETF Trends - Thu, May 26, 2016 7:30 AM EDT

    Buoyed by rising oil prices, the ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEArca: AMLP), the largest exchange traded fund holding master limited partnerships (MLPs) is up a solid 3.9% over the past month and nearly 23% ...

  • 24 ETFs Targeting Outperforming Mid-Cap Category ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 5:12 PM EDT

    Middle-capitalization stocks are outperforming this year, and investors can also target the mid-cap segment through related exchange traded funds. The middle capitalization category has also outperformed, ...

  • ETF Trends’ Tom Lydon Talks Big Inflows on CNBC ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 5:10 PM EDT

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the market and exchange traded fund (ETF) inflows. Watch the video below! Click here to watch on YouTube! The opinions ...

  • Finding Global Emerging Market ETF Opportunities ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 4:15 PM EDT

    Developed markets have led the charge, with the U.S. experiencing multi-year rally, but now, investors may be turning to developing economies and emerging market-related exchange traded funds in search ...

  • A Little Known Outperforming Infrastructure ETF ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 3:57 PM EDT

    In the ongoing search for yields, investors can take a look at an outperforming infrastructure exchange traded fund (ETF) that offers some attractive payouts to boot. The Guggenheim High Income Infrastructure ...

  • High-Yield Bonds Have Their Day in the Sun ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 2:53 PM EDT

    Investors interested in the high-yields of junk bonds but are wary of potential credit risks can turn to a group of “fallen angels” bond-related exchange traded fund (ETF). On the upcoming complimentary ...

  • Oil ETFs at 7 Month High on Falling U.S. Inventories ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 2:02 PM EDT

    Energy prices inched up to a 7-month high, with a widely observed oil exchange traded fund (ETF) trading back above its long-term trend line, after a significant pullback in crude inventories. On Wednesday, ...

  • An ETF for Broad North America Energy Pipeline Exposure ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 11:41 AM EDT

    Oil prices are rebounding, with the fundamental outlook improving. As more return to the energy play, investors can consider a broad energy infrastructure exchange traded fund. On the recent webcast, High ...

  • Gold ETF Talk: Stellar Showings Draw Naysayers ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 11:14 AM EDT

    Few exchange traded funds (ETFs) have benefited from the weaker dollar and the Federal Reserve’s reluctance to raise interest rates this year on par with the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold ...

  • The Fed and EM Bond ETFs: Different This Time? ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 11:10 AM EDT

    Emerging markets bonds and the corresponding exchange traded funds, including the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) and PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio ...

  • Fed Focus for Familiar Financial ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 10:41 AM EDT

    With bond markets pricing in a rate hike from the Federal Reserve next month, some familiar exchange traded funds (ETFs) are starting to benefit. That includes the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: ...

  • Bond ETF Investors: Don’t Give Up Yields if Rates Rise ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 8:25 AM EDT

    Bond fund investors would typically go down the yield curve to hedge against rising interest rates. Alternatively, exchange traded fund (ETF) investors can also go on the offensive with a zero-duration ...

  • Strengthening Dollar Plaguing Copper ETN ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 8:20 AM EDT

    Commodities are receiving renewed attention this year as investors revisit the asset class with the dollar swooning. That theme has been a boon for an array of exchange traded products, but in recent weeks, ...

  • Deutsche Asset Management to Move 3 ETFs to BATS ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 8:10 AM EDT

    BATS Global Markets continues to adding to a growing lineup of exchange traded funds listed on the Kansas-based exchange. On Tuesday, BATS and Deutsche Asset Management said three Deutsche X-trackers ETFs ...

  • Is a Rebound in Earnings Around the Corner? ETF Trends - Wed, May 25, 2016 7:00 AM EDT

    Note: This article appears on the ETFtrends.com Strategist Channel By Sauro Locatelli With more than 90% of companies in the S&P 500 having reported results for the first quarter of 2016, it now looks ...

  • 21 Consumer Discretionary ETFs for Economy Growth ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 4:40 PM EDT

    As the economy improves and consumers begin to spend again, investors can capitalize on the growth through consumer discretionary exchange traded funds. Consumer stocks have benefited from stronger household ...

  • Turkey ETF Rebounds on Political Relief ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 3:45 PM EDT

    Turkey’s country-specific exchange traded fund (ETF) and the Turkish lira strengthened Tuesday after newly elected Prime Minister kept crowd favorite Mehmet Simsek in the administration’s new cabinet. ...

  • A recently launched social media insights exchange traded fund (ETF) provides investors with a social momentum strategy that harnesses insights from big data mined from media outlets. On a recent webcast, ...

  • Homebuilders ETFs Rally as Sales Hit 8-Year High ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 1:53 PM EDT

    U.S. new home sales experienced their best month in over eight years, buttressing homebuilders sector-related exchange traded funds. On Tuesday, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEArca: XHB) rose 2.9% ...

  • Q&A: State Street’s Jim Ross on Its Soaring ETF Business ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 11:40 AM EDT

    By Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research – S&P Global Market Intelligence State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is the third largest ETF provider with $436 billion in assets according to ...

  • Nasdaq Adds 18 New ETP Listings, Switches in April ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 11:10 AM EDT

    It’s been a big month for new exchange-traded products at Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) – six new ETP listings were added while there was 12 switches in April. This grew Nasdaq’s total ETP listings to 259. The ...

  • Mortgage Up With These 7 Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 10:44 AM EDT

    Among the fixed income exchange traded funds benefiting from the Federal Reserve’s lower for long policy are ETFs holding mortgage-backed securities, or MBS. For instance, ETF investors have a number of ...

  • Staples ETFs can Damp Election Year Volatility ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 10:41 AM EDT

    This year is an election year and that could mean increased volatility for equities as the November 8 election day nears. And if volatility rises, investors are likely to favor lower beta sectors, such ...

  • Bolstering the Bull Case for Dollar ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 10:35 AM EDT

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian ...

  • Healthcare ETFs Could Be Second Half Rebound Ideas ETF Trends - Tue, May 24, 2016 8:15 AM EDT

    The healthcare sector, the third-largest sector weight in the S&P 500, has been scuffling a bit this year thanks in large part to struggles by biotechnology stocks, healthcare exchange traded funds of ...

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