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  • ETF Market Intel: 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...

  • EWJ Bests DXJ Amid Nikkei Pullback IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 4:15 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,...

  • Euro Small-Cap ETF Crushing It IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 4:22 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 10:23 AM 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 5:18 AM 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 6:33 AM 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 10:38 AM 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 12:00 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 - Wed, Mar 19, 2014 6:05 PM 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 9:40 AM 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 7:50 AM 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 5:05 AM 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 ...

  • 4 Best-Performing Southeast Asia ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Mar 14, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    These four emerging market ETFs are weathering the Fed’s tapering storm and a slowdown in China.Emerging market assets are under pressure as China, the world’s second-largest economy, slows and...

  • Worst-Performing ETFs So Far In 2014 IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Feb 13, 2014 7:31 AM EST

    A look at the weakest performers year-to-date points to an emerging market struggle.Equities ETFs have struggled so far this year, in a reversal of what was a stellar performance in 2013 that sent ...

  • New Gold ETFs To Find Gold At Crossroad IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Feb 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    New funds from Dennis Gartman and Axel Merk meet a gold-ETF market that’s giving off mixed signals.Gold has had a nice run so far this year, rising more than 7 percent, after suffering its worst ...

  • Emerging Market ETFs Buck Flows Trend IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Feb 10, 2014 6:36 AM EST

    Not all emerging market funds are following the hot-money crowd to the exits.Investors are yanking money out of emerging market funds left and right, prompting comments from the likes of Mark Mobiu...

  • 8 Top-Performing ETFs So Far This Year IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Feb 7, 2014 8:13 AM EST

    The tally of best-performing funds is a mixed bag of volatility, mining and commodities strategies.The first six weeks of the year have brought on a downward correction in the U.S.

  • Best/Worst Leveraged, Inverse ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Feb 5, 2014 5:45 AM EST

    A bumpy start to the New Year temporarily puts leveraged ETFs in the driver’s seat.Last year was a banner year for equities, as the S&P 500 Index soared to a 29 percent return fueled in part by t...

  • Hougan: ETFs Aren’t Ruining EMs IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Feb 4, 2014 1:45 PM EST

    The FT’s recent article on emerging markets and ETFs raises interesting points … if only they were true.The Financial Times has a thing about exchange-traded funds.

  • ETFs' Future: Huge Growth IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Feb 4, 2014 12:10 PM EST

    Exchange-traded fund assets will top mutual fund assets within 10 years, and we’re making ETF Analytics free.

  • GLD Vs. GLDI: Capturing Yield In Gold IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Jan 30, 2014 9:59 AM EST

    If the gold rally's over, has the golden age of GLDI just begun?Gold is known as a great hedge against inflation, or as the ultimate safe-haven asset, but it’s certainly not known for the yield i...

  • Low-Vol ETFs Shine Amid Smart-Beta Trend IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jan 28, 2014 11:47 AM EST

    In the valley of the newly anxious, does the smart-beta ETF win?A theme coursing through the panels at Inside ETFs this year is that investors now seem more focused on risk management than market o...

  • USO Rakes In Assets Despite Slump In 2014 IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jan 14, 2014 12:21 PM EST

    The massive oil fund doubles in size even as it slides in 2014.The United States Oil Fund has seen its assets under management double in the past two weeks, attracting net inflows of ...

  • Obamacare Pushes Health Care ETFs Higher IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Jan 14, 2014 4:59 AM EST

    Tail winds in the health care industry will continue to push related ETFs into the black this year.Health care ETFs were some of the best-performing funds last year thanks in part to the launch of ...

  • Most Innovative New Income ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM EST

    As the financial landscape changes, new funds offer different investment tools.It’s hard to imagine that in a universe of 1,546 U.S.-listed ETFs and ETNs, there’s still room for innovation.

  • Solar ETFs Off To Fast Start In 2014 IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM EST

    Sun still rising on solar ETFs, but beware of surprise sunsets.Solar stocks and related ETFs started 2014 on a high note in much the same way they left 2013, fueled by the Chinese government’s on...

  • Matt Hougan’s Top 3 ETF Picks For 2014 IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Jan 2, 2014 10:40 AM EST

    Hougan’s top picks for 2014 are as varied as they are interesting.The story of 2013 was U.S.

  • Battle Of Hedged-Japan ETFs Favors DBJP IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Dec 26, 2013 6:14 AM EST

    To hedge or not to hedge exposure in the Land of the Rising Sun? Japan-focused equity ETFs, especially currency-hedged ETFs like the blockbuster WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund , we...

  • Nadig's Top 3 ETF Picks For 2014 IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Dec 26, 2013 5:50 AM EST

    Who knew GDX would be among Dave’s top ETF picks for next year?Hey, I love Paul Baiocchi.

  • 6 Leveraged ETFs With Triple-Digit Returns IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM EST

    These six leveraged U.S.

  • 3 Best-Performing Fixed-Income ETFs Of 2013 IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Dec 23, 2013 12:00 AM EST

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  • 6 Best Single-Country ETF Plays Of 2013 IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Dec 4, 2013 7:21 AM EST

    These single-country ETFs have delivered big-time in 2013.Many single-country ETFs have delivered outsized performance relative to the U.S.

  • Making ‘Manufacturing’ Call With ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Dec 4, 2013 6:34 AM EST

    Making the most of an Ed Yardeni call on manufacturing with index funds.Yesterday, Ed Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist of Yardeni Research put out his morning note.There's nothing...

  • Hedge-Fund ETF Faceoff: QAI Vs. GURU IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Dec 4, 2013 6:20 AM EST

    One embodies what a hedge fund's intended to do, the other … not so much.The markets are hitting new highs this year with the Dow Jones industrial average rising to an all-time high of 16,040.20 ...

  • Depreciating Gold Miner ETFs Rake In AUM IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Dec 3, 2013 1:17 PM EST

    Despite dismal performance, money is still flowing into gold miner funds.The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF has now slid more than 55 percent year-to-date, bleeding essentially half of...

  • GLD Has Lost Assets Every Month In 2013 IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:24 PM EST

    The outflows from the biggest gold ETF show no signs of stopping.The SPDR Gold Trust had another difficult month in November, facing net asset outflows of $1.5 billion, while its shar...

  • 4 Worst Inverse ETFs In 2013 IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:00 AM EST

    But they’re only doing what they’re supposed to.The S&P 500 and Nasdaq have hit new highs thanks to the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing policy, but the rising tide is not lifting all ET...

  • Finding The Right Large-Cap Value ETF IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Nov 18, 2013 5:18 AM EST

    In search of the truth about large-cap value ETFs.With large-cap stocks at all-time highs, it’s understandable that investors are trying to figure out how to skin this particular cat.I know that ...

  • Aerospace ETFs Flying High Despite Cuts IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:10 AM EST

    For defense contractors, ‘sequestration’ has been anything but a disaster.U.S.

  • Why RSP’s Outperformance Will Fade IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 5:53 AM EST

    Equal-weighted RSP has beaten the S'P 500 for years.

  • Consumer Staples Play: VDC Or FXG? IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Nov 8, 2013 9:39 AM EST

    Staple stocks are shining, but there are many ways investors can tap in to the segment.Consumer staple stocks have been leading the nine sectors comprising the S'P 500 in the past month, gainin...

  • The Cheapest ETF In The World IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Nov 8, 2013 12:00 AM EST

    Greece ETF GREK has the lowest P/E ratio of any market in the world.The Greek market is on sale, and I’m not talking about buying islands.For the past three years, all of the news coming out of G...

  • Solar ETFs Shining Brightly IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:35 AM EST

    Top-performing solar ETFs continue to climb after stellar year.Solar-related ETFs’ gains edged even higher within the last five days on the heels of robust earnings reports and expansion from the...

  • US Financial ETFs & Return Dispersions IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Nov 5, 2013 10:23 AM EST

    A look under the hood reveals why FXO has risen nearly 33 percent, while KBWD rose less than half of that.Major League Baseball.

  • Strong Auto Sales Send Related ETFs Higher IndexUniverse.com - Mon, Nov 4, 2013 10:13 AM EST

    As sales of new vehicles heat up, so do the returns of auto-related ETFs.Domestic automakers last week reported double-digit sales gains in October year-over-year, sending returns for related ETFs ...

  • Oil Boom Fuels ETF Return Dispersions IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:10 AM EDT

    Oil futures ETFs and oil equities ETFs capture the changing U.S.

  • Fed Policy Keeps Housing ETFs Rising IndexUniverse.com - Tue, Oct 29, 2013 12:00 AM EDT

    But data sets are pointing south for the sector.In the past year, homebuilders and related ETFs have benefited from the unprecedented easy-money policy of the Federal Reserve.

  • Europe Equity ETFs Gain On Recovery Hope IndexUniverse.com - Wed, Oct 23, 2013 8:32 AM EDT

    Europe ETFs are performing strongly and pulling in assets as investors cross their fingers about the future.European equities ETFs have been very popular in recent months, consistently raking in fr...

  • Pollution, Aged Pipes Pump Up Water ETFs IndexUniverse.com - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 10:53 AM EDT

    Increasingly scarce clean water is translating into gains for water-related ETFs.Rising domestic and global demand for clean water is putting into motion infrastructure improvements both at home an...

  • Investors Like GDX Despite Performance IndexUniverse.com - Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:36 AM EDT

    Assets keep trickling into the gold miner funds despite their plummet.The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF has now slipped some 50 percent so far this year in a performance that puts it ...

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