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  • It's Been a Great Year for Smart Beta ETFs

    11-28-2016 05:35 PM by Max Chen

    Smart beta or customized index-based exchange traded funds have been quickly gaining traction as an alternative to any shortcomings of traditional market capitalization-weighted index funds, attracting billions of dollars this year. Smart beta ETFs have seen $45 billion in...

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  • A New Fixed-Income Momentum ETF Strategy

    06-03-2016 02:31 PM by Max Chen

    State Street Global Advisors has partnered up with Dorsey, Wright & Associates, a Nasdaq company, to launch a fixed-income exchange traded fund that implements a relative strength indexing methodology to focus on debt securities with strong forward momentum. To commemorate...

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  • First Trust to Roll Out Dynamic Focus Five ETF

    03-18-2016 06:00 AM by Brenton Garen

    First Trust is planning to introduce a dynamic version of its popular First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FVC) is expected to debut today The new ETF will track the Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus Five I...

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  • A Popular Momentum ETF Undergoes Major Sector Rotation

    02-09-2016 02:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    The $3.5 billion First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) has helped exchange traded fund investors target some high-flying sectors, but the momentum strategy recently cut its biotech position for a defensive play. The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF follows ...

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  • Momentum ETF Strategies to Ride a Growing Wave

    01-11-2016 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors who believe that last year's top performers can still maintain their lead ahead could look to momentum exchange traded fund strategies for 2016. Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ U.S. equity strategist, found that from 1991 through 2015, the S&P 500 recorded a comp...

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  • A Popular, Expensive ETF Plays The Hot Hand

    10-24-2015 01:36 PM by Tom Lydon

    Large investors are flocking to a popular Dorsey, Wright & Associates sector-rotation exchange traded fund strategy, betting on hot areas of the market to push higher. The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) has gathered $4.2 billion in assets under manage...

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  • Monitor Your ETF Portfolio's Overall Sector Weights

    07-22-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds allow investors to capture broad markets. However, investors should be mindful of what ETFs they pile into as layering the investments may inadvertently overweight a portfolio to a market segment. "When you purchase an ETF, you might end up with more or l...

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  • A Relative Strength ETF With, Well, Relative Strength

    07-02-2015 12:36 PM by Todd Shriber

    Among newer exchange traded funds, particularly those that are 12 to 18 months old, the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) is the stuff ETF legends are made of. The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF debuted in March 2014 and since has been on a torrid pac...

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  • An Indomitable Rise for This ETF

    06-17-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    Hundreds of new exchange traded products come to market every year. Some take the long road to asset-gathering proficiency while others gain investors affinity in a matter of months. Then there is the rare breed that finds success right out of the gate. The First Trust Dorsey ...

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  • Focus 5 ETFs International Cousin Finds Success

    04-20-2015 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Advisors and investors familiar with the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) by now that the fund is one of the most successful ETFs to debut in 2014. FV, which is nearly 14 month olds, has $2.97 billion in assets under management after needing just nine month...

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  • Buy One ETF, get a few More With ETFs of ETFs

    04-07-2015 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The hedge fund fund industry has funds of hedge funds, a vehicle that gives investors exposure to several managers across multiple strategies. The exchange traded funds industry has followed suit with a growing number of so-called ETFs of ETFs, or an ETF that features other ET...

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  • The Growing Smart-Beta ETF Space

    03-17-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In the rapidly expanding exchange traded fund industry, alternative or smart-beta ETFs have experienced a rapid ascent as investors capitalize on actively managed styles in a passive index-based fund wrapper. There are about 400 smart-beta U.S.-listed funds on the market, with...

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  • Expanding Economic Conditions Should Favor Growth Stock ETFs

    01-22-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded fund investors should not be dissuaded by the lackluster start to the year as the sudden spike in volatility may pass and markets begin to reflect further economic growth. According to Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) derivatives strategists led by Krag Buz...

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  • Nasdaq Boosts Index Business With Dorsey Wright Acquisition

    01-05-2015 11:01 AM by Tom Lydon

    Nasdaq (NasdaqGS: NDAQ), the exchange operator and provider of indexes for use by exchange traded funds, said Monday it will acquire Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA), an independent registered investment advisor that also provides indexes for an array of well-known ETFs. ...

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  • Focus 5 ETF Focuses on $1B in Assets Under Management

    11-21-2014 01:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    Over 160 exchange traded products have debuted this year and as is always the case with new ETFs, some of this years new funds have flailed while others have successful right away. As of mid-October just over 10% of the new ETFs that had come to market to that point in 2014 ha...

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  • Another Decent Year for New ETFs

    10-16-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Last year, over 150 exchange traded products launched in the U.S. with about 20 being able to get to often highlighted $100 million in assets under management mark. This years pace of asset gathering by new ETFs is similar, though slightly weaker than what was seen in 2013. Th...

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  • In a Tricky Year for Momentum, This ETF Finds Success

    09-24-2014 02:55 PM by Todd Shriber

    Momentum equities and sectors have largely rebounded from the ills experienced late in the first quarter and into the early part of the second quarter. Biotechnology stocks and exchange traded funds are prime examples. After flirting with bear market territory in April, biotec...

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  • Stock ETF Rally Could Find Help From Underperforming Active Funds

    09-05-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The majority of active large-cap funds have underperformed the broader market, but this may benefit the broad equities market and stock exchange traded funds as active managers try to play catch-up. Only 23% of large-cap mutual fund managers have outpaced the S&P 500 index...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Scintillating Sectors

    08-16-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Since the start of our endeavor to examine weekly ETF search data and trends, which commenced earlier this year, there have been weeks where sector funds have dominated. This is one of those weeks and what is even more important is the depth and variety of sector ETFs that wer...

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  • A Healthy Biotech ETF

    08-08-2014 02:08 PM by Todd Shriber

    To put it delicately, 2014 has been an interesting and volatile year for biotechnology stocks and the exchange traded funds that hold those shares. Biotech stocks usually trade at a hefty premium to the broader U.S. market, but earlier this year as the industrys valuations bec...

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  • A Look at the New International Focus 5 ETF

    07-23-2014 03:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: IFV) debuted Wednesday, marking the introduction of an international answer to the already popular First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 Fund (NasdaqGM: FV). FV, which debuted in early March, has already hauled in ...

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  • International Focus 5 ETF Due Out Wednesday

    07-22-2014 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF will debut Wednesday on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker IFV. IFV is the international equivalent of the popular First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 Fund (NasdaqGM: FV), which has raked in $356.7 million in assets u...

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  • Focus Five ETF Could Get an International Brother

    07-18-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 Fund (NasdaqGM: FV) is off to a fast start and the new ETFs success apparently has First Trust mulling the addition of an international equivalent. Illinois-based First Trust has filed plans to launch the First Trust Dorsey Wright Internat...

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  • How to Utilize Smart-Beta ETFs in Your Portfolio

    07-14-2014 03:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    The new batch of strategic- or smart-beta index-based exchange traded funds help diversify investment portfolios beyond traditional cap-weighted holdings, but long-term investors should be prepared to experience cyclical trends. "It is again very important to understand what t...

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  • This Weeks Most Searched ETFs: Hearing Fireworks

    07-05-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    It was a short week for U.S. financial markets, but that did not stop some pre-Fourth of July fireworks from occurring on Wall Street as stocks raced to new all-time highs with the Dow Jones Industrial Average notching its first close above 17,000. While the trading week laste...

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  • This Weeks Big ETF Stories

    07-05-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    It was a holiday-shortened week on Wall Street, but the there and a half trading days that comprised the week were enough time for U.S. stocks to to establish another set of all-time highs. During Thursdays half session, the S&P 500 gained 0.55% while the Dow Jones Industr...

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  • Momentous Momentum Rebound Carries This ETF

    07-03-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Remember the momentum sell-off that tripped previously high-flying sectors? You know the one that occurred late in the first quarter and lasted into the early part of the second quarter? The one that wrought havoc on biotechnology, Internet and social media stocks and exchange tr...

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  • First Trust Focus 5 ETF Quick to $100M in Assets

    04-15-2014 11:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV) is off to a fast start, at least terms of gathering assets. FV, which is not yet six weeks old, has already accumulated $134.3 million in assets under management. Such asset-gathering proficiency is impressive under any ...

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  • Get Five on it With This ETF of ETFs

    03-07-2014 02:36 PM by Todd Shriber

    The fund of funds approach that is often associated with the hedge fund universe has a presence in the exchange traded products industry with the newest addition being the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: FV). The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF debuted T...

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  • First Trust to Introduce Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF

    03-06-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    First Trust, the ninth-largest U.S. ETF issuer by assets, is expected to introduce the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF on Thursday. The new ETF will trade under the ticker FV and charge 0.95% per year. The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the pr...

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