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  • One More Pre-Election Look at Brazil ETFs ETF Trends - 56 minutes ago

    To say the least, the just completed trading week was an interesting one for Brazilian stocks and the related exchange traded funds. Ahead of Sunday’s runoff election between between President Dilma Rousseff ...

  • More Unique ETF Sources of Yield ETF Trends - 15 hours ago

    The evolution of the exchange traded funds industry has brought with it an increasingly wide range of options for income investors. Long gone are the days when investors were limited to straight equity-based ...

  • A Big Week of Big ETF Stories ETF Trends - 17 hours ago

    Undoubtedly, this was a stellar week for U.S. stocks as the S&P 500’s higher close on Friday marked a sixth consecutive day of gains for the benchmark U.S. index. Impressive considering stocks had to contend ...

  • Investors can capitalize on the heightened volatility and increased trading activity through the broker-dealer-related exchange traded fund, and the recent sell-off has provided a cheap entry point into ...

  • High-yield debt securities and bond-related exchange traded funds have been gaining momentum on the market’s risk-on mentality and could shake off the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision next week. ...

  • Slack global demand for commodities and the subsequently lower prices for oil to natural gas to coal has pressured the Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) , sending the ETF to an 8.6% year-to-date ...

  • The iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF (NasdaqGM: EUFN) is trading higher by 1.2% Friday, which could be interpreted as a positive sign ahead of Sunday’s release of the European Central Bank’s results ...

  • Friday is shaping up to be just another day at the office for biotechnology exchange trade funds. For second consecutive day, biotech ETFs comprise nearly all of the ETFs making new all-time highs. Today’s ...

  • Brazil ETFs Limp Into Election Weekend ETF Trends - 21 hours ago

    By the looks of the recent price action in Brazil exchange traded funds, financial markets are pricing in the result of Sunday’s runoff election between President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves. ...

  • An Impressive Start for This PIMCO ETF ETF Trends - 22 hours ago

    With all the attention bestowed upon it in recent weeks, novices may get the impression that the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) is the only exchange traded fund sponsored by the California-based ...

  • Propping up the rally in the government bonds and fixed-income-related exchange traded funds, Corporate America has been adding Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities onto their corporate portfolios ...

  • When one company in a particular sector or industry is acquired, Wall Street usually asks “Who’s next?” Recent consolidation, albeit small, in the exchange traded funds industry has predictably been met ...

  • ProShares Head of Institutional Investment Strategy Joanne Hill joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago to discuss the evolution of smart beta exchange traded ...

  • A Quality Dividend ETF to Limit Portfolio Volatility ETF Trends - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    Dividend stock exchange traded funds are gaining popularity again as market volatility push rattled investors into more stable, income-generating assets. For instance, the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: ...

  • Investors Dump Europe ETFs ETF Trends - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    As the Eurozone languishes under a stagnating growth outlook, investors seem fed up with European markets, funneling record outflows from the region-focused stock exchange traded funds. According to Markit ...

  • A Look at First Trust’s New Eurozone ETF ETF Trends - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    European stocks and the corresponding U.S.-listed exchange traded funds have been under significant pressure in recent weeks as global investors have fretted about the strength of the Eurozone’s economic ...

  • MSCI’s Subramanian on Index Innovation ETF Trends - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:15 AM EDT

    MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) Executive Director of Index Research Raman Subramanian joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago to discuss index innovation and how investors ...

  • Recon Capital Launches First U.S.-Listed DAX ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 3:37 PM EDT

    Recon Capital, a relatively new player in the exchange traded fund arena, has partnered with the Deutsche Börse to launch the first U.S.-listed ETF that tracks the DAX, a widely monitored German blue-chips ...

  • Minimum Volatility ETFs Strut Their Stuff in October ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 2:36 PM EDT

    Even with a five-day winning streak for U.S. stocks, October has lived up to its reputation as one of the most volatile months of the year. That much is proven by the S&P 500 entering Thursday with a 1% ...

  • Supply Risk No Longer Supporting Rare Earth ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:57 PM EDT

    Fears of China’s stranglehold over the rare earth metals market may be overblown as more countries have quickly developed their own mining projects. Consequently, the rare-earth-related exchange traded ...

  • Consumer Staples ETF To Even Out Portfolio Volatility ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:20 PM EDT

    I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. On Thursday, I highlighted the Staples ...

  • Global X/JPMorgan ETFs Come to Town ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:50 PM EDT

    The exchange traded funds partnership between J.P. Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), the venerable Wall Street bank, and Global X, the ETF issuer known for its lineup of unique income and international funds went ...

  • Biotech ETFs Prescribe New ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 11:49 AM EDT

    U.S. stocks appear headed for a fifth consecutive day of gains. While that is good news, the S&P 500’s recent winning streak serves as a reminder regarding why October is, historically, the most volatile ...

  • A New ETF’s Active Approach to Generating Income ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    Over 160 exchange traded funds have come to market this year. Few have had the success at the asset-gathering level that the WBI Tactical Income Shares (NYSEArca: WBII) . The WBI Tactical Income Shares ...

  • Hedge Funds Love These ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Count hedge funds among the professionals that are increasingly using exchange traded funds. “On aggregate, Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that hedge funds owned $36.9 billion worth of ETFs at the ...

  • Overseas Deflation, Currency Wars to Support USD ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    As countries grapple with deflationary pressures and fuel a currency war to encourage inflation, the U.S. dollar exchange traded fund could capitalize on the lower foreign exchange rates. Many global governments ...

  • Buying the Dip in a Big Energy ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) , the largest equity-based energy ETF, has gone from first to worst among the nine sector SPDR ETFs issued by State Street’s (NYSE: STT) State Street Global ...

  • Belden, Lydon Talk Rising Rates, Defined Maturity Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Guggenheim Investments Managing Director William Belden joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference to discuss the impact rising interest rates can have on investors’ fixed ...

  • Analysts Chime in on SEC Rejection of Non-Transparent ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    The exchange traded funds industry received big news, though not positive in the eyes of some, when the Securities and Exchange Commission rejected applications for non-transparent actively managed exchange ...

  • More Wealth Managers Adapt Strategies Into ETF Offerings ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Registered investment advisors are beginning to take a closer look at exchange traded funds as an efficient vehicle to manage client assets and attract a wider investor audience. Over the past year, Vident ...

  • Europe REITs ETF for a Recovering Property Market ETF Trends - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is betting on the European real estate market despite weakness in the Eurozone. U.S. investors who are interested in gaining exposure to the recovering European properties can utilize ...

  • EM Consumer Staples ETFs Begin to Look Pricey ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 3:43 PM EDT

    Emerging market investors are shying away from consumer staples sector, along with related exchange traded funds, as years of outperformance have made the sector a crowded traded. Over the past three years, ...

  • Going Deep for Value Brings Success for This New ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 2:45 PM EDT

    Though not spectacular, at least not yet, in asset-gathering terms, 2014 is shaping up to be another solid year for new exchange traded funds. As of Oct. 16, there had been 155 new product launches in ...

  • Junk Bond ETFs Look Attractive After the Bloodletting ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 2:12 PM EDT

    Investors are snatching up speculative-grade, high-yield bond exchange traded funds on the cheap after the sell-off pushed spreads over benchmark Treasuries close to historical averages. Through the first ...

  • Finn, Lopez on Fixed Income Risk, Alternative Bond ETF Ideas ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 1:48 PM EDT

    Van Eck Global Marketing Director Ed Lopez and Director of ETF Business Development Pat Finn joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference to discuss alternative bond ETF ideas, ...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission rejected applications for non-transparent actively managed exchange traded funds by Precidian ETFs Trust and Spruce ETF Trust, a unit of BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), dealing ...

  • ValueShares Makes ETF Debut With Quantitative Value ETF ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

    ValueShares, the exchange traded funds unit of registered investment advisory firm Alpha Architect, made its ETF debut today with the launch of the ValueShares U.S. Quantitative Value ETF (BATS: QVAL) ...

  • After a Swoon, Investors Rush Back to Oil ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    After plunging nearly 14% from Sept. 29 through Oct. 15, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) has steadied in recent days and signs point to some investors being daring enough to call a bottom in ...

  • Steady Guidance Helps Brace Industrial ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    Large, multi-national industrial companies have issued positive forward guidance, potentially lifting the industrial sector exchange traded fund outlook for this quarter. Over the past week, the Industrial ...

  • Despite Bullion Gains, Gold ETF Assets Drop ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    While precious metals prices were rising, investors have been slowly cutting back on their gold exchange traded fund exposure, which suggests that traders are less risk adverse and the rally in safe-haven ...

  • Behind the Scenes With Some Alternatively Weighted ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    Despite the growth of smart or strategic beta exchange traded funds, the growth trajectory of these funds is undeniable. There were 335 such ETFs with nearly $300 billion in combined assets under management ...

  • Mazza on the Growth of Smart Beta ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    State Street Global Advisors Vice President and head of research Dave Mazza joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago to talk about the growth of smart beta exchange ...

  • Shipping ETF Sails Out Of The Storm ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 8:20 AM EDT

    The shipping industry-related exchange traded fund is seeing clearer skies as China increases imports of raw goods. The Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA) rose 2.6% Tuesday. Year-to-date, SEA ...

  • Raymond James Unveils Commission-Free ETF Lineup for RIAs ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Raymond James, the Florida-based brokerage firm, will reportedly its own menu of commission-free exchange traded funds for registered investment advisors (RIAs) and their clients. Raymond James’ RIA unit ...

  • J.P. Morgan, Global X Will Partner on Two New ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 7:45 AM EDT

    J.P. Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), the venerable Wall Street bank, and Global X, the exchange traded funds issuer known for its lineup of unique income and international funds, are partnering on two new tactical ...

  • Europe-Listed Bitcoin ETF in the Works ETF Trends - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

    Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss are still working to bring the Winkelvoss Bitcoin Trust to market. Now, a U.K.-based bitcoin exchange its eying the launch of its own bitcoin ETF, which would trade in Europe. ...

  • Bond ETFs for a Changing Fixed-Income Market ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 21, 2014 3:34 PM EDT

    As the Federal Reserve winds down its loose monetary policies and the U.S. dollar begins to strengthen, financial advisors should adapt their fixed-income portfolios and bond exchange traded fund weightings ...

  • Festival of Lights Could Light up India ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, starts on Thursday Oct. 23. The celebration symbolizes the lifting of spiritual darkness , but it could shine new light on exchange traded funds holding Indian stocks. ...

  • Lower Down Payments Could Stimulate Homebuilders ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 21, 2014 2:01 PM EDT

    The Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCBB: FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (OTCBB: FMCC) are in talks over issuing home loans with as little as 3% down, potentially enticing would-be ...

  • ETF Boot Camp: Moriarty Talks ETF Product Development ETF Trends - Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:33 PM EDT

    Kathleen Moriarty, partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, joined Asset TV’s Evan Cooper at ETF Trends’ inaugural ETF Boot Camp in New York to discuss trends in new ETF product development, including the ...

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