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  • Test ETF.com - Thu, Feb 11, 2016 9:44 AM EST

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  • Swedroe: More Small Cap Quirks ETF.com - Thu, Feb 11, 2016 7:18 AM EST

    Given recent performance, the question of whether small-cap stocks really do outperform over time has made its way into the financial media.

  • Best ETFs For Downside Protection ETF.com - Thu, Feb 11, 2016 6:24 AM EST
    Best ETFs For Downside Protection

    It’s been a wild ride so far this year for U.S. stocks. Since the beginning of 2016, the S&P 500 has already declined some 10% in a loss that has been anything but smooth or linear.

  • Gundlach Sees Gold Hitting $1,400 ETF.com - Thu, Feb 11, 2016 6:05 AM EST
    Gundlach Sees Gold Hitting $1,400

    New York (Reuters) – Jeffrey Gundlach, co-founder and chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital, said on Thursday that gold prices are likely to reach $1,400 an ounce as investors lose faith in central banks. "The evidence that negative rates are harmful and not helpful has piled up to the point that the 'in …

  • Utilities Surge To Top Sector Spot ETF.com - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 7:06 AM EST
    Utilities Surge To Top Sector Spot

    With stocks off to their worst start since 2008, it's hard to find any bright spots in the market. The SPDR S&P 500 (SPY | A-98) is down 8.4% for 2016 as of this writing, and essentially every sector is in the red for the year. But not all of them.

  • Solar ETFs Sink; More Head Winds Seen ETF.com - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 4:45 AM EST
    Solar ETFs Sink; More Head Winds Seen

    In 2013, solar ETFs were the shining star of the ETF industry when it came to performance, more than doubling that year as panel installation became a more common sight in neighborhoods throughout the country.

  • Guggenheim Takes On TOTL, BOND ETF.com - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 2:09 AM EST
    Guggenheim Takes On TOTL, BOND

    Guggenheim is launching today the Guggenheim Total Return Bond ETF (GTO), tapping into its deep fixed-income expertise to go head to head with Jeffrey Gundlach and PIMCO’s team in the active bond ETF space.

  • Yellen Cites Global Risk; Remains Upbeat ETF.com - Wed, Feb 10, 2016 1:18 AM EST
    Yellen Cites Global Risk; Remains Upbeat

    Washington (Reuters) – Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices, uncertainty over China and a global reassessment of credit risk could throw the U.S. economy off track from an otherwise-solid course, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday in prepared testimony to Congress.

  • Low Vol ETFs Not Necessarily Low Risk ETF.com - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 8:30 AM EST
    Low Vol ETFs Not Necessarily Low Risk

    New York (Reuters) – Exchange-traded funds that focus on defensive shares have grown more expensive than their traditional rivals, testing whether the funds can continue to make good on their promise to deliver better-quality returns than the market.

  • Swedroe: The Small Cap Growth Anomaly ETF.com - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 4:48 AM EST

    Today I’ll continue my look at an important question facing investors: Do small-cap stocks really outperform over time?

  • Why Global Yields Are Collapsing ETF.com - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 4:35 AM EST
    Why Global Yields Are Collapsing

    Global yields on government bonds are plummeting, in a descent that has a little bit to do with monetary policy, and a lot to do with an ongoing flight to safety among investors.

  • Lowering Bond Portfolio Volatility ETF.com - Tue, Feb 9, 2016 3:38 AM EST

    This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today's article is by Chuck Self, chief investment officer and chief operating officer at iSectors , an outsourced investment manager.

  • Checking In On JP Morgan’s ETFs ETF.com - Mon, Feb 8, 2016 7:08 AM EST
    Checking In On JP Morgan’s ETFs

    It has been roughly a year and a half since J.P. Morgan first entered the ETF market with the launch of the JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity (JPGE | C-73). The huge bank, known largely for its footprint in the actively managed mutual fund space, has since rolled out a few more ETFs, and is now getting ready …

  • Gold ETFs Shine Amid Market Turmoil ETF.com - Mon, Feb 8, 2016 6:36 AM EST
    Gold ETFs Shine Amid Market Turmoil

    Another year, another decline in prices. That's been the story for commodities so far in 2016. But amidst carnage, one commodity is slowly creeping higher, just when everyone had left it for dead. That commodity is none other than gold. The safe-haven yellow metal is back on the rise after three-straight down years. …

  • The FV Shuffle: Giant ETF Trades? No Problem! ETF.com - Mon, Feb 8, 2016 3:26 AM EST
    The FV Shuffle: Giant ETF Trades? No Problem!

    You’d think with the amount of hyperbole being thrown around about how ETFs are going to completely destroy global capitalism, flipping billions of dollars around inside the First Trust ETF complex might expose the cracks in the system—or at least raise a few eyebrows. Instead, all it’s done is point out how resilient …

  • Cancer ETF Redefines Biotech Investing ETF.com - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 6:46 AM EST
    Cancer ETF Redefines Biotech Investing

    There’s a new ETF in the market that sets out to reinvent biotech investing, one theme at a time. The Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF (CNCR) is the first ETF to cover cancer treatment specifically by tracking an index developed by Brad Loncar, head of Loncar Investments and a longtime biotechnology investor.

  • Swedroe: Small Caps Still Outperforming ETF.com - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 4:11 AM EST

    As the director of research for The BAM Alliance—a community of about 140 like-minded RIA firms who believe in providing a fiduciary standard of care using an evidence-based investment strategy—I often get requests from other advisors for my help in answering questions from clients about articles they’ve read in the financial …

  • US Job Growth Slows; Wages Rise ETF.com - Fri, Feb 5, 2016 1:06 AM EST
    US Job Growth Slows; Wages Rise

    Washington (Reuters) – U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but surging wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month and the …

  • 4 Market Surprises So Far This Year ETF.com - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 7:17 AM EST
    4 Market Surprises So Far This Year

    Sometimes the market behaves just as expected, and sometimes it seems to go completely off script. So far this year, there have been four surprising—at least, to some—twists that seem at odds with conventional wisdom among investors. Yields Declining, Not Rising

  • Here’s A Smart Beta ETF To Watch ETF.com - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 5:35 AM EST
    Here’s A Smart Beta ETF To Watch

    This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today's article is by Scott Kubie, chief strategist of Omaha, Nebraska-based CLS Investments.

  • Swedroe: When Risk Doesn’t Lead To Return ETF.com - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 4:52 AM EST

    Among the more notable anomalies in modern finance is the finding that the lowest-beta stocks have produced higher returns than the highest-beta stocks. Another anomaly is that idiosyncratic (diversifiable) volatility negatively predicts equity returns. In other words, stocks with the lowest idiosyncratic volatility outperform …

  • Quality Tilt Boosts This Small Cap ETF ETF.com - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 4:36 AM EST

    This article is part of a regular series on thought leadership from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today's article is by Andrew Gogerty, vice president of investment strategies at Boston-based Newfound Research LLC.

  • Playing Crude Oil’s Inevitable Rebound ETF.com - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 2:02 AM EST
    Playing Crude Oil’s Inevitable Rebound

    Investors have been trying to call a bottom in oil for months now. From $80 to $60 to $50 to $40, there have been countless bottom calls along the way. Yet every time, they were wrong, and prices fell even lower. Unsurprisingly, with a track record like that, the number of people willing to call a bottom in oil has dwindled. …

  • SEC Considers New Trading Rules ETF.com - Wed, Feb 3, 2016 7:47 AM EST
    SEC Considers New Trading Rules

    (Reuters) – A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission committee said on Tuesday that limiting the types of stock orders available to retail investors and moving away from halting trading in individual stocks could help prevent a repeat of the market chaos seen last August.

  • 15 Most Volatile ETFs ETF.com - Tue, Feb 2, 2016 11:37 PM EST
    15 Most Volatile ETFs

    With one month in the books, 2016 is shaping up to be a tumultuous year for stocks. Whether the market ultimately rebounds later in the year or falls even further, the only thing that seems certain is there are more big moves to come. Implied Volatility Slightly Elevated

  • Swedroe: Arbitrage Limits Cause Mispricing ETF.com - Tue, Feb 2, 2016 8:54 AM EST

    Recent research on equities has found that, in contrast to classical economic theory, the term-structure of stock returns is downward-sloping. Stocks with low cash-flow duration earn higher returns than longer-duration stocks.

  • Global Crisis 2.0? Not So Fast ETF.com - Tue, Feb 2, 2016 6:19 AM EST

    This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article features Tyler Mordy, president and chief investment officer of Toronto-based Forstrong Global.

  • Why Fed Rate Hike Not Boosting Yields ETF.com - Tue, Feb 2, 2016 5:58 AM EST
    Why Fed Rate Hike Not Boosting Yields

    The Federal Reserve may be on a path to raise interest rates, but Treasury yields, so far, have bucked the trend and declined since the Fed’s first rate hike in December. Pressure All Along The Curve If the recent trajectory in yields is somewhat surprising, what’s also interesting is the fact that the …

  • Meb Faber’s Hedge Fund Replication 101 ETF.com - Tue, Feb 2, 2016 1:29 AM EST
    Meb Faber’s Hedge Fund Replication 101

    Mebane Faber is a widely respected quant who’s also Cambria’s chief investment officer and the brains behind a growing roster of ETFs.

  • BlackRock Changes US Bond ETF Benchmarks ETF.com - Mon, Feb 1, 2016 6:24 AM EST
    BlackRock Changes US Bond ETF Benchmarks

    New York (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc. said late last week it will change the benchmarks on four iShares Treasury ETFs from Barclays' Treasury bond indexes to ICE's Treasury bond indexes, effective on or after March 31.

  • A Boomer Strategy With Sector ETFs ETF.com - Mon, Feb 1, 2016 3:42 AM EST

    This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today's article features Ben Doty, senior investment director for wealth manager Koss Olinger of Gainesville, Florida. One of the fastest-growing segments …

  • How Gundlach’s TOTL Stacks Up Vs. BOND ETF.com - Mon, Feb 1, 2016 1:55 AM EST
    How Gundlach’s TOTL Stacks Up Vs. BOND

    The SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF (TOTL | C), launched less than 12 months ago, is nearing the $2 billion-in-assets-under-management mark. That achievement came without one single day of net outflows, making TOTL one of the most successful ETF launches ever. To put it in the words of Bloomberg’s ETF expert …

  • January Flows Favor Fixed Income ETFs ETF.com - Mon, Feb 1, 2016 1:14 AM EST
    January Flows Favor Fixed Income ETFs

    Investors flocked to U.S. fixed-income ETFs in January, pouring some $13 billion into funds tapping a wide range of duration, from short- to mid- to long-dated debt. Also popular was the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD | A-100).

  • Gold Price Manipulation: Don’t Blame The Gold Fix ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Gold Price Manipulation: Don’t Blame The Gold Fix

    UK regulator supports gold fix, smacks Barclays for weak controls and conflict of interest.

  • NatGas Production Must Increase Dramatically To Refill Inventories

    We examine the latest developments in the natural gas market.

  • NatGas Production Must Increase Dramatically To Refill Inventories

    Natural gas inventories fell less than expected, but fundamentals and weather should buoy prices.

  • Charles Nenner Research: Danger Of Deflation Is Real ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Charles Nenner Research: Danger Of Deflation Is Real

    Today’s research focuses on certain long-term cycles and their relation to ‘economics.’

  • NatGas Production Must Increase Dramatically To Refill Inventories

    Natural gas inventories rose by 111 bcf last week, less than expectations.

  • Gold Miner ETFs Rake In Assets Despite Dismal Performance ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Gold Miner ETFs Rake In Assets Despite Dismal Performance

    Despite dismal performance, money is still flowing into gold miner funds.

  • The Commodity Investor: For US and Saudi Arabia, Lower Oil Prices A Political Weapon

    There are plenty of reasons two major oil-producing countries are ‘fine’ with falling oil prices.

  • USO Rakes In Assets Despite Slump In 2014 ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Oil Collapse Highlights ETF Differences

    The massive oil fund doubles in size even as it slides in 2014.

  • NatGas Hits Multiyear Low, Price Plunge To $2 Coming ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    NatGas Production Must Increase Dramatically To Refill Inventories

    Natural gas inventories rose by 15 bcf last week, higher than expectations.

  • Potential Takeover Targets In The Mining Sector ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Thomas Schuster's 5 Mining Stocks To Buy And Hold

    These companies look primed to be bought up by larger suitors.

  • Don't Buy And Hold Commodities, Trade Them ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Top Performing Commodities In 2015’s First Quarter

    Tim Rudderow discusses why the old way of looking at commodities is wrong.

  • Smaller NatGas Injection Fails To Boost Prices ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    NatGas Production Must Increase Dramatically To Refill Inventories

    Natural gas inventories rose by 89 bcf last week, at the lower end of estimates.

  • Investment Demand For Platinum More Than Doubles In 2013 ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Investment Demand For Platinum More Than Doubles In 2013

    A new ETF sent platinum demand spiking last year.

  • Relief Rally Underway As Scots Vote For Union ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Relief Rally Underway As Scots Vote For Union

    The Scottish people have voted to stay within the U.K., boosting markets this morning.

  • NatGas Traders On Edge As Volatility Lurks ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    NatGas Production Must Increase Dramatically To Refill Inventories

    Natural gas inventories rose by 105 bcf last below, below expectations.

  • Uncertainty Fueling Bleak Prospects For Coal ETF.com - Fri, Jan 29, 2016 8:35 AM EST
    Uncertainty Fueling Bleak Prospects For Coal

    By all accounts, the coal industry is in for a tough time. But does this really signal its demise?

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