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  • 15 Most Read ETF Articles of the Week (May 9-13)

    05-13-2016 06:44 PM by Brenton Garen

    Each publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few. Heres a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, May 9-13, 2016. Click the headline to read the ful...

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  • 44 Best REITs ETFs to Generate Yields

    05-05-2016 04:39 PM by Max Chen

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and sector-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a good source of attractive payouts in a low-yield environment. REITs are securities that trade like a stock and invest in real estate directly through property ownership or mortgages. Co...

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  • REIT ETFs Could See a Better 2016

    01-05-2016 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors may want to keep an eye on real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds this year as fundamental factors are still supportive of the asset class. REITs were among the best performers Tuesday, with the IndexIQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF (NY...

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  • REIT-bound: Yield-Generating ETFs More Attractively Valued

    10-02-2015 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds have become overpriced as investors flocked to yield-generating assets in a low rate environment. However, after the recent selling pressure, the asset class may be more attractively valued. "Over the course of 20...

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  • Buybacks A Treat For REIT ETFs

    09-24-2015 03:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trust-related exchange traded funds may be returning value to investors through more than dividends as some REITs have been enacting share repurchasing programs. According to SNL Financial, an increasing number of REITs have instituted share repurchase p...

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  • Falling Rates Help Lift REIT ETFs

    10-13-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trust-related exchange traded funds have been steadily strengthening over the past week as a falling Treasury yields push investors back into more attractive income-generating assets. Over the past week, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) has increase...

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  • ETF Fee War Prompts Investors To Re-Evaluate Holdings

    09-15-2014 03:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund sponsors are trying to one-up their competitors as they slash fees to attract investors. While the ongoing fee war helps investors reduce the cost of investing in ETFs, people should still consider the implicit costs of moving assets into a low-fee fund. W...

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  • Play the Real Estate Recovery with ETFs

    07-26-2013 03:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate exchange traded funds are one of the best ways to play the real estate rally without buying and selling property. REITs, or real estate investment trusts, are another method to access yield minus physical ownership. Real estate offers the potential to hedge against...

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  • Diversified REIT ETFs for Dividend Yields

    07-01-2013 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds were pressured during the Fed "tapering" scare. Nevertheless, a diversified REIT fund helps long-term investors generate stable yields. Instead of trying to time the exact bottom in a REIT stock, a person can buil...

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  • Top REIT ETFs for Commercial Real Estate, Yield

    04-26-2013 08:58 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking commercial real estate have outpaced the S&P 500 the past few years and more investors are gravitating to REIT ETFs for yield since interest rates are so low. Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) has a three year annualized return of 16.1%, outp...

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  • ETFs to Capture a Turnaround in the Housing Market

    08-08-2012 07:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    The housing market has stagnated for years after the subprime bust and financial crisis, but the sector, along with related exchange traded funds, is finally starting to show signs of a recovery. Clayton Homes, the largest producer and financier of U.S. manufactured homes, ann...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

    04-27-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are wary of real estate investment trusts since they crashed along with the market 2008 and failed to deliver their much-hyped diversification benefits. However, a desire for income and dividends could bring investors back to this beaten-down sector and REIT ETFs. Wi...

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  • Real Estate: List of REIT ETFs

    02-22-2012 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund investors have piled into dividend-generating investments after a year of high market volatility and low fixed-income yields, but there are other options available. For instance, real estate investment trusts, or REITs, also offer decent income streams. RE...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Real Estate Investment Trusts

    09-20-2011 10:30 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The real estate market is often much in focus in periodic business headlines, as most market participants understand the dynamics involved in buying (selling) and owning homes as well as the price fluctuations that affect commercial properties. The largest real estate focused ...

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  • Retail ETF in the Spotlight as Black Friday Looms

    11-22-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The markets are moving on Thanksgiving spirit and certain exchange traded funds (ETFs) are worth minding this week as things develop. Don Dion for The Street noted five ETFs investors should watch this week, including: Market Vectors Agribusiness (NYSEArca: MOO) iShares ...

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  • REIT ETFs Have Appeal Despite Gloomy Real Estate Market

    12-31-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, have been a source of stability and nice yields. Lately, this has not been the case. Does this mean you should count out REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs)? The month of December was a winner for many REIT ETFs, as most of them climbed ...

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  • Why REIT ETFs May Be Poised to Prosper

    08-27-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many analysts and experts feel that real estate investment trusts, or REITs, and REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be poised for a rally that resembles the heady 1990s once the market recovers. Once the commercial property market begins to recover, real estate investmen...

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  • REITs Struggle, But REIT ETFs May Be Just Fine

    08-20-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) could be facing a mountain of trouble. But if the sector's shares and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) play their cards right, they could emerge from the mess unscathed. REITs own a range of real estate, including office buildings, st...

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  • REIT ETFs: Is the Bottom In Sight?

    06-30-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    REITs, real estate investment trusts, and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have faced the headwinds of the economic downturn more than most sectors, and investors are watching for the news when REITs begin reporting second-quarter results in coming weeks. Many inves...

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  • Where ETFs Stand After Obama's First 100 Days

    04-29-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Now that President Barack Obama and his new administration are at the milestone 100-day mark, it's also time to tally up the administration's impact on exchange traded funds (ETFs). After 100 days of new leadership, it's time to evaluate the new administration's progress. In r...

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  • February ETF Performance Report

    02-27-2009 02:22 PM by Tom Lydon

    February was a rocky month for both the broader markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The top area was precious metals, a signal of heavy safe-haven buying. Gold gained about 6%, while silver jumped 8.6%. Gold miners even showed a small gain for the month, up 1.9%. Oth...

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  • Citigroup's Bailout a Boost for Financial ETFs

    11-24-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A government bailout of Citigroup (C) caused stocks to rally this morning, giving a bit of life to financial exchange traded funds (ETFs). The major indexes have been up and the hope is that this will also help alleviate some of the troubles within the housing sector. Investor...

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  • Tax Hit Is Another Reason to Switch to ETFs

    11-21-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) may snatch up investors from mutual funds as investors see unsatisfactory returns in their mutual funds being taxed. The insult to industry may exacerbate the exodus that mutual funds have been seeing this year as year-end tax bills are opened. Inv...

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  • How Manhattan Slowdown Hurts Real Estate ETFs

    11-05-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The crumbling real estate market has spread from the residential housing sector and right on over to the commercial market, hitting some exchange traded funds (ETFs) where it hurts. New York City commercial real estate transactions have fallen 61% in 2008, hurt by a severe len...

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  • Foreclosures Triple, But Real Estate ETFs Don't Seem Wounded

    07-25-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Foreclosures shot up a whopping 121% in one year, a percentage that could hold back exchange traded funds (ETFs) that focus on the real estate market. About 220,000 homes were repossessed in the second quarter, triple the number from the same quarter last year, reports Les Chr...

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