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Big ETF Stories of the Week


It was another week marked by escalating geopolitical tensions and select sectors again dragging on U.S. stocks. U.S. stocks rallied on Friday with Treasury yields careening to their lowest levels in 14 months.

U.S. warplanes struck Iraq Friday for the first time since American troops pulled out in 2011 and Russia has barred imports of Western-made food due to sanctions level against the country, Reuters reported.

On the upside, the utilities sector rallied Friday after coming dangerously close to entering an official correction and with that in mind, here is a look at some of this week’s top ETF stories.

Broader Market/Sector ETFs

Believe it: Signs of a return to the downtrodden consumer discretionary sector. [A Return to Discretionary ETFs]

Another big rally for gold miners ETFs could be afoot. [Miners Will Continue Topping Gold ETFs]

MLP ETFs continue to be in style with income investors.

A surprise leader among health care ETFs in 2014. [This Biotech ETF is Winning]

Bank of America helped bank ETFs, for a day at least.

It might worth listening to what these leveraged ETFs are saying.

The situation for industrial ETFs is not encouraging. [Industrial ETFs are Looking Sick]

International ETFs

German stocks are wilting, but bunds look like safe-haven bets. [Safe-Havens With German Bond ETFs]

Leveraged ETFs benefiting from the resurgence of Chinese and South Korean stocks.

An emerging markets two-step right here.

Grab some dividends while waiting on a rebound in global equities. [A Global Dividend ETF With Potential]

Put simply, the China Internet ETF is on fire.

Bond ETFs

PIMCO gets approval for use of derivatives in active ETFs. [BOND ETF Could Soon Use Derivatives]

It’s not all bad news for junk bond ETFs.

The CDS ETFs are finally here. [The CDS ETFs Have Arrived]

Obscure, bearish junk bond ETF gets big in a hurry.


ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post.

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