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  • National Security Concerns Fuel Aerospace & Defense ETFs

    November 25th at 5:00pm by Tom Lydon

    As bellicose rhetoric grow more vociferous for greater action in the Middle East, investors may turn to the aerospace and defense industry and sector-related exchange traded funds to capitalize on the increased government spending. Over the past three months, the iShares U.S. Aerospace &...


  • Sector ETFs for the Late Business Cycle

    November 25th at 4:30pm by Tom Lydon

    U.S. companies recently revealed their largest annual profit decline since the recession, suggesting that the economy and stock exchange traded funds are moving toward the late-cycle phase. Corporate America's profits dropped to $2.1 trillion in the third quarter, or down 1.1% from the second...


  • Foreign Automakers Will Need to Keep Car ETF Running

    November 25th at 4:00pm by Tom Lydon

    While the U.S. auto industry may begin to taper off, foreign automobile makers could pick up the slack on a weaker U.S. dollar, supporting the global auto-sector exchange traded fund. The First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund (NasdaqGM: CARZ), which provides access to global automobile...


  • Fed Fans Flame on Inverse Commodity ETFs

    November 25th at 2:00pm by Tom Lydon

    Weakening global growth and the strong U.S. dollar have weighed on demand for raw materials and pressured commodities-related exchange traded funds, with a major commodity index now trading near a 16-year low. The broad commodities market has been trending lower. Year-to-date, the GreenHaven...


  • The Strengthening of Eurozone ETFs

    November 25th at 1:30pm by Tom Lydon

    Currency-hedged Eurozone exchange traded funds bounced Wednesday as the euro weakened and European markets strengthened on speculation the European Central Bank is considering additional bond purchases and fining banks to deter cash hoarding. On Wednesday, the iShares MSCI EMU ETF (NYSEArca:


  • Banks Bank Big Profits

    November 25th at 9:00am by Tom Lydon

    The Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) and rival financial services exchange traded funds are receiving increased positive attention as advisors and investors come to grips with the fact that the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates next month. However, there is another...


  • Bad News Mounting for Gold ETFs

    November 25th at 8:30am by Tom Lydon

    As the Federal Reserve moves closer to boosting interest rates for the first time in nine years, the U.S. dollar is gaining strength, punishing commodities in the process. Gold and gold exchange traded funds are not exceptions to this rule. For example, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD),...


  • How to Grab Some International Yield

    November 25th at 8:00am by Tom Lydon

    While U.S. companies have boosted their cash payouts to shareholders, income-minded investors are still seeking out attractive foreign dividend stock and related exchange traded funds. Some advisors are looking overseas for high yields and renewed dividend growth. Dividends help investors...