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  • Diversify an Investment Portfolio with an Infrastructure ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 5:24 PM EST

    Global infrastructure sector-related exchange traded funds may help diversify a stock portfolio as inflation picks up ahead, but investors should keep in mind currency risks when exposed to the fluctuating ...

  • Currency Hedged Japan ETFs Are Back in Demand ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 3:47 PM EST

    Donald Trump’s victory has been good for Japanese markets, with currency-hedged country-specific ETFs attracting greater attention as the yen currency weakens against the U.S. dollar. “We have seen big ...

  • A New Active Short-Term Bond ETF to Play Rising Rate Risks ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 2:53 PM EST

    Janus Capital Group launched an actively managed short-duration bond ETF to help investors generate steady income and maintain capital preservation for the changing environment ahead. The Janus Short Duration ...

  • Homebuilder ETFs Back on Trend ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 2:21 PM EST

    Homebuilder stocks continued to strengthen Thursday after new-home construction rose to a nine-year high, pushing sector-related exchange traded funds back above their long-term trend line. On Thursday, ...

  • AIRR: Is This the Perfect Storm Trump ETF? ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 1:36 PM EST

    Each week, ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and losers among exchange traded funds. This week, ...

  • More Problems for the Pound ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 1:22 PM EST

    Down nearly 16% year-to-date, the CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (NYSEArca: FXB), which tracks the British pound’s movement against the U.S. dollar, is already one of this year’s worst-performing ...

  • Socially responsible investing is going mainstream as a number of money managers roll out exchange traded fund strategies that target characteristics described under sound ESG or environmental, social ...

  • Trouble Lurks for Utilities ETFs ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:03 AM EST

    Utilities exchange traded funds, such as the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU), are clinging to double-digit year-to-date gains, but those grasps are increasingly tenuous as the previously hot ...

  • Global markets responded swiftly to the surprise results of the U.S. elections. The S&P 500 (+3.8%) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+5.5%) posted their largest weekly gains in years, while international ...

  • What Might Happen With Floating Rate ETFs When Rates Rise ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:52 AM EST

    In anticipation of a rising interest rate environment, fixed-income investors should consider ETFs that track floating rate notes. Should expectations of higher interest rates gain momentum, it would not ...

  • After the Trump Rally, Some Turn Cautious on Regional Banks ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:47 AM EST

    Regardless of one’s personal politics, it is hard to deny that equities have performed admirably in the wake of Donald Trump’s shocking victory in last week’s presidential election. Leading up to the election, ...

  • Battered by Trump, There’s Long-Term Opportunity With Mexico ETF ETF Trends - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:33 AM EST

    By now, many investors know that few, if any, exchange traded funds were adversely affected by Donald Trump’s surprise victory in last week’s U.S. presidential election on par with the iShares MSCI Mexico ...

  • Target Chinese Tech ETFs as the Yuan Currency Weakens ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 5:04 PM EST

    Chinese technology stocks and related ETFs could outperform as Chinese firms with greater overseas businesses and foreign-currency assets benefit from the ongoing yuan depreciation. Kinger Lau, Hong Kong-based ...

  • Trump Victory Trips Emerging Market ETF Momentum ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 4:22 PM EST

    Immediately after Donald Trump clutched the presidential election, emerging market stocks and exchange traded funds were pummeled, with billions of dollars taken out of the area. For instance, the iShares ...

  • Rounding out its line of Diversified Return multi-factor ETFs, J.P. Morgan added a small-cap strategy to help investors gain exposure to smaller companies with potentially less volatility. On Wednesday, ...

  • The ETF Investment Strategy at Hartford Funds ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 2:38 PM EST

    ETF Trends publisher/editor Tom Lydon spoke with Ted Lucas, Head of Systematic Strategies and ETFs at Hartford Funds, at the Schwab Impact Conference in San Diego that ran Oct. 24-27, 2016. Lucas discussed ...

  • A New ETF Targeting High Yield Developed Market Dividend Stocks ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 2:24 PM EST

    Expanding on its line of so-called SuperDividend exchange traded fund strategies, Global X Funds has launched a region-specific dividend ETF that targets developed markets in Europe, Australasia and Far ...

  • Trump May Be Bad News for Clean Energy ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 1:11 PM EST

    The future of U.S. renewables and clean energy-related exchange traded funds looks dim as President-elect Donald Trump takes office and a Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. ...

  • Indonesia ETFs: Credible Rebound Candidates for the Brave ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 11:09 AM EST

    Earlier this year, the iShares MSCI Indonesia ETF (NYSEArca: EIDO) and the VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (NYSEArca: IDX) spent considerable time among the best-performing, single-country emerging ...

  • By Chris Konstantinos, RiverFront Investment Group Director of International Portfolio Management In the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2016, we evolved from emerging market (EM) stock skeptics to believers. ...

  • Trump Could be a Catalyst for Oil ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:42 AM EST

    Ahead of a widely anticipated meeting for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) later this month, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude ...

  • Why Trump Can Boost Biotech ETFs ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:39 AM EST

    In the months leading up to last week’s presidential election, it was clear that perhaps no other sector and the relevant ETFs were caught in political crossfire on par with biotechnology. The iShares ...

  • Dollar ETFs Like the new Look White House ETF Trends - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:30 AM EST

    Although its initial reaction to the idea of Donald Trump winning the White House was poor, the U.S. dollar has rallied in the days following last week’s U.S. presidential election. The widely followed ...

  • How the Index Providers are the Pillars of the ETF Industry ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 7:06 PM EST

    ETF Trends publisher/editor Tom Lydon spoke with Ron Bundy, CEO Global Benchmarks, FTSE Russell, at the Schwab Impact Conference in San Diego that ran Oct. 24-27, 2016. Bundy discussed how the index providers ...

  • Trump’s ‘America First’ Mantra Helps Rally Small-Cap ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 5:24 PM EST

    On the campaign trail, Donald Trump touted the “Make America Great Again” slogan, and as he eases into the Oval Office, the president elect could enact policies that adhere to his America first motto, ...

  • Post Election Scramble: Where ETF Investors Sprinted To ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 4:32 PM EST

    As the markets quickly digested a Donald Trump victory, investors funneled billions into U.S. stock exchange traded funds. Alongside the usual S&P 500 plays like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), investors ...

  • Post-Election Scramble: Where ETF Investors Sprinted To ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 4:32 PM EST

    As the markets quickly digested a Donald Trump victory, investors funneled billions into U.S. stock exchange traded funds. Alongside the usual S&P 500 plays like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), investors ...

  • International Bond ETFs That Help Manage Oversea Market Risks ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 3:13 PM EST

    Fixed-income investors may look to international markets to diversify their bond exchange traded fund portfolios, but people should be aware of the negative effects of foreign exchange fluctuations and ...

  • International Bond ETFs That Help Manage Overseas Market Risks ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 3:13 PM EST

    Fixed-income investors may look to international markets to diversify their bond exchange traded fund portfolios, but people should be aware of the negative effects of foreign exchange fluctuations and ...

  • Oil ETFs Rally on Revived OPEC Production Bets ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 2:33 PM EST

    Oil and energy-related exchange traded funds climbed Tuesday on renewed hopes that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would cut production later this month in an attempt to ease the global ...

  • Insurance ETFs Ascend to New Highs ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 1:16 PM EST

    Until recently, financial services stocks and ETFs lagged other sectors throughout much of 2016, but one of the brightest spots in the group was insurance stocks. That theme is continuing with the SPDR ...

  • mREIT ETFs Could be Ready to Shine ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 11:07 AM EST

    Higher yielding assets are benefiting from the Federal Reserve’s lower for longer policy on interest rates, a policy that many market participants believe will be extended in the wake of Donald Trump’s ...

  • Brazil, A Once Hot Emerging Market ETF, Cools Off ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 11:00 AM EST

    One of the brightest stories in this year’s resurgence for emerging markets equities and ETFs has been Brazil. For much of this year, Latin America’s largest economy has been home to one of the world’s ...

  • First the Election, Next the Fed, and the Grind Continues ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:54 AM EST

    By Gary Stringer, Kim Escue and Chad Keller, Stringer Asset Management Now that the presidential election is behind us, we can look next to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s (Fed) interest rate decision at their ...

  • Soros Drops GLD Stake, Adds China, Japan ETFs ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:42 AM EST

    Soros Fund Management, the investment firm that manages the wealth of billionaire investor George Soros, eliminated its stake in the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) during the second quarter, according ...

  • Why Was Gold a Surprise Post-Election Disappointment? ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:39 AM EST

    Leading up to last week’s presidential, the feeling among investors was almost universal that the only asset class that stood to benefit from a potential victory by Republican Donald Trump was gold. That ...

  • Already a Winner, Steel ETF can Keep Soaring Under Trump ETF Trends - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:29 AM EST

    Already up more than 90% year-to-date, the VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEArca: SLX) is easily one of this year’s best-performing non-leveraged industry ETFs. Some steel market observers believe Donald ...

  • Investors Quickly Utilized ETFs in Reaction to Trump Victory ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 6:06 PM EST

    As the markets digested a Donald Trump presidential election win, investors turned to exchange traded funds to quickly capitalize on potential areas of growth. Convergex Chief Executive Eric Noll said ...

  • With investors anticipating a large fiscal stimulus that President-elect Donald Trump pledged to enact, yields on Treasury yields surged to their highest levels this year, but exchange traded fund investors ...

  • Diversifying Income with Currency Hedged Bond ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 3:18 PM EST

    When crafting a diversified fixed-income investment portfolio, investors should also include international bonds. Foreign debt, though, are affected by currency fluctuations, but a currency-hedged exchange ...

  • Japan currency-hedged, country-specific exchange traded funds have outperformed in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory as the U.S. dollar appreciated while the Japanese yen weakened. Over ...

  • Hint of Winter Cold Helps Warm Natural Gas ETFs ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 2:01 PM EST

    Natural gas prices and commodity-related exchange traded funds climbed Monday as colder temperature forecasts helped support demand outlook and triggered short-covering. On Monday, the United States Natural ...

  • How Assets Are Flowing Into ETFs in a Big Way ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 1:00 PM EST

    ETF Trends publisher/editor Tom Lydon spoke with Michael Iachini, Managing Director of Mutual Fund & ETF Research at Charles Schwab, at the Schwab Impact Conference in San Diego that ran Oct. 24-27, 2016. ...

  • Punishment for Preferred ETFs as Rate Hike Looms ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 12:35 PM EST

    When higher-yielding assets were in style earlier this year, income investors embraced preferred stocks and exchange traded funds, such as the the iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Index Fund (NYSEArca: PFF), ...

  • A Hot Place Among Bond ETFs as U.S. Inflation Creeps Higher ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 11:09 AM EST

    While some corners of the fixed income market have languished in the wake of last week’s stunning presidential election results, one area is standing out: Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS). ...

  • By Confluence Investment Management, Asset Allocation Committee The Trump victory has significant ramifications for the economy and markets. The president-elect’s platform is somewhat ambiguous, which ...

  • Another LatAm Market Affected by Trump and it’s not Mexico ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 10:52 AM EST

    No Latin American market has been as affected by the surprising election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the U.S. than Mexico. However, Argentina, South America’s third-largest economy, is being ...

  • Why Oil ETFs Can Rebound off Recent Lows ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 10:37 AM EST

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, is off nearly 15% over the past month, putting the widely followed oil exchange traded product dangerously ...

  • Transportation ETFs Respond Well to the Trump Victory ETF Trends - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 10:33 AM EST

    Leading up to last week’s presidential election, there was ample speculation and concern that a victory by Republican Donald Trump would be damaging for stocks. Yet the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished ...

  • Brexit and Trump Prove That the World Is Not Globalizing ETF Trends - Sun, Nov 13, 2016 10:00 AM EST

    By Chris Skinner via Iris.xyz  I consider myself a citizen of the world. I guess that’s because I fly around so much. Everywhere I go, I find the same thing. Warm, fantastic people who welcome me like ...

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