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  • ETF Strategies to Capitalize on Short-Term Moves On-Demand Webcast: ETF Strategies to Capitalize on Short-Term Moves
    As investors try to hedge their portfolios or try to enhance returns in an extended bull market environment, consider tactical alternative exchange traded fund strategies. On the recent webcast (available …
  • Alternative ETFs to Hedge Risks in a Pricey Market On Demand Webcast: Top ETF Hedging Ideas in Today’s Market
    Investors who are worried about potential volatility in an extended bull market environment can consider alternative exchange traded fund strategies to hedge or ride the short-term swings. On the recent …
  • With Greater Uncertainty, Leveraged/Inverse ETFs May Open Opportunities With Greater Uncertainty, Leveraged/Inverse ETFs May Open Opportunities
    As the U.S. continues along the extended bull run, the markets are at greater risk of an uncertain turn upending investment portfolios. Consequently, more traders may look to inverse exchange …
  • Alternative ETF Opportunities to Hedge Market Risks Alternative ETF Opportunities to Hedge Market Risks
    As traditional investments hover near record heights, investors may look to liquid alternative investments and related exchange traded funds to diminish portfolio risks. In the Seizing Alternative ETF Opportunities panel …
  • Ahead of Earnings, Investors Pour Into Bank ETFs
    This week, at least 21.2% of the Russell 1000 Financial Services Index delivers second-quarter earnings reports. Needless to say, with S&P 500 profits forecast to decline for the first time …
  • Investors Bulk up on Bank ETFs, Options
    Concerns that the Federal Reserve is close to raising interest rates are no concern at all for investors in financial services exchange traded funds, one of the most prolific asset-gathering …
  • BofA Breathes Some Life Into Bank ETFs
    Moribund financial services exchange traded funds got some much-needed good news Wednesday when Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) announced the Federal Reserve granted it permission to raise its dividend to …
  • Interesting Action in Some Leveraged ETFs
    With the S&P 500 down nearly 3% over the past week, it is not surprising that some traders are looking for protection and the potential for out-sized near-term profits with …
  • Trouble Could be Brewing for Bank ETFs
    The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF), the largest U.S. sector ETF, is up half a percent in the current quarter, but the niceties could end there for XLF and …
  • February’s Not the Month for Bank ETFs
    After the tumbles seen for U.S. stocks last Friday and this Monday, just one S&P 500 sector, utilities, can say it is in the green on a year-to-date basis. Perhaps, …
  • Inverse, Leveraged ETFs See Surge in Assets
    Inflows to exchange traded funds were a record $247.3 billion. That marks the second consecutive year inflows topped $200 billion. Smart-beta, or non-cap weighted ETFs, continued to gain stature…and assets. …
  • As Rates Rise, Don’t Forget This Leveraged ETF
    When it comes to leveraged financial services exchange traded funds, there are some familiar names. The UltraShort Financials ProShares (NYSEArca: SKF) and the Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares (NYSEArca: …
  • Direxion Could Add Unleveraged Bank ETF
    Direxion, the second-largest issuer of inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds, has filed plans to possibly introduce the Direxion Financial Bull 1X Shares ETF. The Direxion Financial Bull 1X Shares …
  • Top 10 Leveraged ETFs of 2013
    In recent years, inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds have spent ample time in the spotlight . Investors enjoy the idea of potential returns that are two or three times …
  • Leveraged Bank ETF on the Cusp of a Breakout
    Just when it appeared that financial services exchange traded funds , November rolled around and those ETFs found firmer footing. The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLF), the largest …
  • Timing Could be Right for a Big Bet on Bank ETFs
    Financial services exchange traded funds have spent ample time in the limelight this year, mostly in positive fashion. However, the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF), the largest sector ETF …
  • A FAZ/FAS Debate
    Despite lingering controversy for some of its largest constituents, the financial services sector, the second-largest sector weight in the S&P 500 behind technology, has enjoyed plenty of success this year. …
  • ETF Chart of the Day: Banks
    Bank exchange traded funds are moving higher with some of the sector's top names unveiling share buybacks and dividend hikes. For example, SPDR S&P Regional Banking (NYSEArca: KRE) rallied nearly …
  • ETF Spotlight: Leveraged Exposure to the Financial Sector
    ETF spotlight on Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares (NYSEArca: FAS), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.6 billion. Objective: The Financial Bull 3X ETF tries to reflect the 300% …
  • Financial ETF Rises 3% on Eurozone, Earnings Hopes
    Financial exchange traded funds led the market higher Wednesday on speculation European Union leaders will be able to quell the unrest in debt markets. Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) …
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