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  • Election Reignites Rally In Indonesian ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Reform is in the air in Indonesia, which gives another boost to related ETFs already flying high.Indonesia elected a new president this week, and local markets are reacting favorably, with the Jaka...

  • Retail Fund's Big Flows Fueled By Shorts IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    XRT had a monster day for new money.

  • First Investor Redeems OUNZ Shares For Gold IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:59 AM EDT

    The physical gold ETF shows that its redeem-for-gold feature is no gimmick.The Merk Gold Trust ETF , which came to market as the first ETF to allow even the smallest retail investors the opti...

  • Oil And NatGas ETFs Buck Seasonal Trend IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:31 AM EDT

    Highs summer usually brings to energy prices aren’t quite here.Summer months tend to be good for energy prices thanks to a pickup in demand linked to the summer driving season, and the need for a...

  • Top Macro ETFs From Alpha Think Tank IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    ETF.com’s Alpha Think Tank experts pinpoint three prospective countries.Working extensively on ETF.com’s Alpha Think Tank publication, I feel privileged to hear firsthand geopolitical and inves...

  • Questions To Ask Before You Buy An ETF IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 8:33 AM EDT

    How do you choose the right ETF? Here are seven questions that will guide your research.Choosing the right ETF is difficult.

  • 3 ETFs For Hot Chinese Tech Sector IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Three China tech ETFs vie for assets, but which one will end up holding shares of Alibaba?China’s slowing economy grew at a faster-than-expected clip last quarter, and investors who focus on the ...

  • Avoid 4 Common ETF Trading Mistakes IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Buyers—and sellers—beware: Trading mistakes can be costly, but they are avoidable.As much as I love collecting charts of terrible trades, it really does break my heart to see folks clearly losi...

  • 6 ‘Smart Beta’ ETFs For Earnings Season IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 5:53 AM EDT

    What’s better, an ETF weighted for earnings, or for revenues?“Smart beta” ETFs are all the rage these days, and those with a taste for such next-generation index investing can go beyond cap-w...

  • Sanctions, Plane Crash Shake Up Russia ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Jul 17, 2014 6:34 AM EDT

    Reaction to Malaysian passenger jet shot down over Ukraine adds to losses of Russian-related funds.Russia-focused equities ETFs have had a topsy-turvy week, as a forging recovery in Russian equitie...

  • 5 Reasons To Invest In Africa IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 16, 2014 7:40 AM EDT

    Resource-rich Africa is growing quickly, with low debt levels and a youthful population.African equity exchange-traded funds have soared over the past year, as the resource-rich continent is growin...

  • Women-Focused Funds Show Return Promise IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    When it comes to niche investing, pitfalls abound, but women-focused portfolios are not necessarily one of them.Sallie Krawcheck, known on Wall Street for her big-bank track record and, more recent...

  • Why DB’s Hedged Brazil ETF Yields 12% IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Sometimes what’s behind a very high dividend yield is truly surprising.Last Thursday, ETF.com posted an article about the five highest-yielding ETFs.

  • High Yield Corp Vs. Bank Loans ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Bank loans may be the hot ticket right now, but high-yield corporate bonds are delivering the yields.When it comes to capturing yield in the corporate debt space, ETF investors are showing a prefer...

  • Hedge Fund Shorting Treasury Bond ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    'All risk and no reward' in the world of bonds ...Fixed-income strategies, especially long-dated bonds, are currently a tough sell in today’s environment when rates look likely to be heading high...

  • iShares' New Euro Hedged ETF Needed IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Jul 14, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    But this new product is different than other euro-hedged funds.Last Thursday, BlackRock launched its iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EMU ETF to compete in the hedged European equity space that'...

  • Utility & REIT Funds Come Roaring Back IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    The popular equity income plays have turned in excellent 2014 performance so far but remain sensitive to interest rate hikes.History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes, as the saying goes...

  • Volatility ETFs Require Perfect Timing To Work IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    For VIX-related ETFs to work as that ‘magical’ hedge, you have to time the market.

  • Small Caps: S&P 600 Vs. Russell 2000 IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Fans of the Russell 2000 Index may want to rethink their loyalty.Small-cap indexes have trailed the S'P 500 Index this year, but in spite of the underperformance, investors should note that not...

  • ETF Options: An HYG Put-Play Revisited IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Jul 10, 2014 8:10 AM EDT

    With markets pulling back sharply, it’s worth re-examining an options trade that was built on exactly this sort of drop.This is a weekly column focusing on ETF options by Scott Nations, a financi...

  • Hougan: More To iShares Core Than Fee Cuts IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    The iShares Core launch was pure genius, but it's too early to say if it was a success.I agree with my colleague Dave Nadig’s recent blog, iShares Winning Fee War With Itself: The iShares Core la...

  • The Bank Of Japan And Smart Beta IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 9:06 AM EDT

    Today’s news has the Bank of Japan buying more ETFs.

  • Why It's Crucial To Rethink China ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 5:34 AM EDT

    Investors need to know that, for now, not all China-focused equity investments are created equal.[Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part blog discussing the need to rethink “China inves...

  • World Cup ETF Prize Goes To Argentina IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 5:26 AM EDT

    If ETF returns are any guide to the outcome of soccer’s World Cup, Argentina is heading for the winner’s circle.The World Cup is coming to an end, and the final contenders for the ultimate crow...

  • 5 Highest Yielding ETFs Of 2014 IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    From REITs to precious metals to Brazilian equities, these ETFs may be diverse, but their yields are similarly stellar.The hunt for yield lingers on, as investors still face a challenge finding it ...

  • Hunt For ETF Flow Signals Dangerous IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 8, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    Recent stories suggesting you can extract signals from ETF flows are full of holes.Bob Pisani has a blog out this morning talking about recently published work by Deutsche Bank Markets Research sug...

  • Hougan: 4 Lessons From ETF Strategists IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 1, 2014 6:51 AM EDT

    The world’s leading ETF investors gathered in New York for a day.

  • Mideast Violence, MSCI Changes Hit ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Once-surging Mideast markets are now moving downward.Downtrodden ETFs canvassing the turbulent Middle East got a shot in the arm today after one of the biggest companies in the region got a crucial...

  • 10 Worst Performing ETFs In 2014 IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Jun 30, 2014 8:38 AM EDT

    Russia, China and volatility ETPs led loser ETFs in 2014’s first half.ETFs focused on emerging markets, specifically Russia and China, along with a slew of volatility-related exchange-traded prod...

  • Industrial ETFs May Stem Stock Worries IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jun 25, 2014 10:42 AM EDT

    With the likes of Robert Shiller fretting over valuations, what’s an investor to do? Maybe industrials …Opinions are increasingly divided on whether the ongoing bull market in U.S.

  • Bernstein: Don’t Bother With Int'l Bonds IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jun 24, 2014 7:50 AM EDT

    Bill Bernstein gives free advice to young investors.Bill Bernstein, the investor/author and ardent proponent of passive investing, has climbed his way to the top of online book sales this year with...

  • 4 Income ETFs That Hit $1B In 2014 IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jun 24, 2014 5:20 AM EDT

    How does an ETF enter the $1 billion club these days? By offering appetizing income.Four ETFs, all of them income-oriented, have crossed the $1 billion threshold in assets under management in the p...

  • Bill Gross: Fed Doesn’t Get ‘New Neutral’ IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jun 24, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Pimco co-founder says central bank’s real policy rate target of 2 percent is dangerously high.Policy rates have always provided a fundamental foundation for asset prices, and if the Federal Reser...

  • Solar ETFs Rising Again After Big Deal IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Jun 19, 2014 9:27 AM EDT

    News of an industry acquisition sends two formerly high-flying ETFs back into flight.Just when it looked like solar ETFs were fading after a fantastic run in 2013, a merger between two solar panel ...

  • ETF Options: Selling Puts On Rising IWM IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Jun 19, 2014 6:40 AM EDT

    As markets keep reaching record highs, what does selling puts on IWM look like? This is a weekly column focusing on ETF options by Scott Nations, a financial advisor with about 20 years of experien...

  • Hedge Fund Shorting Emerging Markets IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jun 18, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Are Brazil and Turkey heading into recessions?Emerging markets are making something of a comeback in 2014 after the Federal Reserve’s “tapering” comments triggered a disastrous sell-off begin...

  • 4 ETF.com ‘Analyst Pick’ Bond Funds IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jun 18, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    These funds are best-in-class when it comes to fixed-income exposure.Investors have many choices when it comes to picking a fixed-income ETF, but some funds are better at delivering on their object...

  • Gundlach: 4 Trends Affecting Bond Markets IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Jun 11, 2014 6:20 AM EDT

    The bond market’s rally may have taken investors by surprise, but there are plenty of good reasons it's happening.Bonds have been the surprise asset class of 2014, outperforming most segments as ...

  • EWJ Bests DXJ Amid Nikkei Pullback IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 11:15 AM EDT

    Both Japan-focused ETFs are down in an otherwise-dreadful start to the year for Japan-focused ETFs.The bloom is coming off the cherry blossom for Japan-focused ETFs this year, specifically for DXJ,...

  • Hottest ETFs Of March IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 5:59 AM EDT

    India-related funds dominate best performers last month. India: India was a hot market in March no matter which way you cut it—six of March’s 10 best-performing ETFs were India-related, includ...

  • Euro Small-Cap ETF Crushing It IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 11:22 AM EDT

    Europe’s debt crisis is running its course—just look at the red-hot small-cap space.Europe has been on the mend, and small-caps are massively outperforming their large- and midcap peers.Still s...

  • The Battle Of Airline-Related ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Mar 28, 2014 5:23 PM EDT

    Weighting methodologies can mean the difference between ‘first class’ and ‘coach’ for these transportation ETFs.Airline stocks and related ETFs are currently outperforming the S&P 500 Index...

  • Frontier Market ETFs Deliver Returns IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 12:18 PM EDT

    Funds like FM and GULF look attractive as an alternative to emerging market exposure.As emerging markets have stumbled over the past year, many market strategists have called for a more subtle...

  • Sad Tale Of Non-Reset Leveraged ETN IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 1:33 PM EDT

    Leveraged ETFs have big problems with volatility, but it didn't have to be this way.Late last month I was updating reports in the ETF.com Analytics system when something unusual caught my eye.It wa...

  • 3 Obamacare-Related ETFs To Watch IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Mar 21, 2014 5:38 PM EDT

    The deadline for the Affordable Care Act is around the corner, and three related ETFs are worth watching in 2014.The March 31 deadline to sign up for “Obamacare” is fast approaching, which sugg...

  • Pure Style ETFs Win In 5-Year Run IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Mar 21, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    Five years after the market bottom, a surprising look at just what ‘value’ and ‘growth’ have meant.The anniversary of the stock market’s trough in March 2009 got me wondering about how st...

  • Japan Fund DXJ Wins ETF Of The Year IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Mar 20, 2014 1:05 AM EDT

    First annual ETF.com Awards honors products, people and companies.DXJ, the $11 billion currency-hedged equity ETF that insulated investors from the yen’s big slide against the dollar last year, w...

  • Cheapest ETF Portfolio Now Cheaper IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 4:40 PM EDT

    With Charles Schwab cutting fees on its emerging market ETF, my ultra-low-cost ETF portfolio has gotten even cheaper.Six years ago, I started tracking “The World’s Cheapest ETF Portfolio.” It...

  • 3 Top-Performing Nasdaq ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 2:50 PM EDT

    Nasdaq-related ETFs are outperforming the S&P, and investors have an array of choices among hot tech funds.Nasdaq-related ETFs outperformed the S&P 500 Index last year during its heady surge and ar...

  • The Top Russia-ETF Value Play IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 12:05 PM EDT

    Russian equities have been hit hard in recent weeks, putting Russia-focused ETFs in play.In a recent interview with Jim Rogers, the legendary commodities investor told ETF.com that he's optimistic ...

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