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  • Tom Lydon Talks USD ETF Strength on Fox Business

    January 30th at 5:26pm by ETF Trends

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business Friday to discuss the strength in the U.S. dollar as foreign central banks adopt loose monetary policies in a bid to depreciate their local currencies in the ongoing so-called currency war. Watch the video below to see the full...

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  • Financial Weakness Dragging on Canada ETFs

    January 30th at 3:07pm by Tom Lydon

    The Canadian banking sector is on pace for its worst start to a new year in 25 years, dragging on Canada country-specific exchange traded funds. Year-to-date, the iShares MSCI Canada ETF (NYSEArca: EWC) declined 7.9% while the First Trust Canada AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEArca: FCAN) decreased...

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  • Be Rewarded for Forecasting Oil’s Slide or Bounce

    January 30th at 2:28pm by ETF Trends

    West Texas Intermediate futures bounced 2.4% Friday, but that hardly erases the savage repudiation of crude in recent months. Heading into Friday’s trading session, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) and the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO) had lost an average of 55% over the...

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  • Direxion Crafting Bearish Version of Popular China A-Shares ETF

    January 30th at 2:03pm by Max Chen

    China A-shares exchange traded funds have become popular tools for retail investors to directly trade mainland Chinese equities, and now Direxion Investments is working on an inverse play to hedge against potential turns. According to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission exemptive relief...

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  • Central Bank Shenanigans Weigh on Russia ETFs

    January 30th at 12:54pm by Tom Lydon

    The Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) are taking another, perhaps unwanted turn in the spotlight again Friday after the Bank of Russia announced a 200-basis point interest rate reduction, taking the country’s benchmark lending rate to 15%. That move comes barely more than a month after...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Finding Comfort

    January 30th at 11:50am by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We have mentioned a renewal in interest in “Low Volatility Equity” or managed volatility ETF products here in January of 2015, which is really not surprising considering the actual volatility from day to day that stocks have displayed for most of this month. The VIX itself actually eclipsed...

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  • Troika Trouble Trolls Greece ETF

    January 30th at 11:19am by Tom Lydon

    Shares of the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) are lower by 4.5% Friday and the lone Greece exchange traded fund continues to labor at its lowest levels since the second quarter of 2012 after the new Greek government said it will not cooperate with the European Union and the...

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  • A Cost-Effective Small-Cap, Dividend ETF

    January 30th at 10:30am by Tom Lydon

    Small-capitalization stock exchange traded funds that follow a dividend theme may have a greater value tilt, providing relatively cheaper valuations compared to the broader market. For instance, the WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DES) offers a strong value tilt, according to

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