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  • Surprises From Silver ETFs? Just Maybe

    November 23rd at 8:00am by Todd Shriber

    Over the past 90 days, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) are off 15.6%, a decline that is more than twice as bad as the 6.3% drop for the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) over the same period. November has been more kind to precious...

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  • Flows Potential: Fund Managers Remain Under-Weight Japan

    November 23rd at 7:30am by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    The recent bout of aggressive monetary policy easing by the Bank of Japan (BOJ), combined with the direct purchases of equities by the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), has brought on a new period of positive sentiment toward Japanese equities. In previous blog posts, we have...

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  • The Declining Price of Crude Oil: Broad Impacts Across the Economic and Fixed Income Landscape

    November 23rd at 7:00am by Iris.xyz

    The sharp and sudden drop in the price of crude oil over the last few months caught many market participants by surprise.  This decline has broad impacts for the economy and, more specifically, the bond market.  As measured by the price of WTI (West Texas Intermediate), the price of oil has...

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  • Examining the Divergence between Equities and Credit

    November 22nd at 8:00am by WisdomTree Investments

    Until the last few months, U.S. high-yield bonds had been one of the best-performing asset classes in the global fixed income markets. Since 2009, investors have generally been rewarded for assuming ever-greater amounts of credit and interest rate risk.1 However, there has recently been a marked...

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  • Gold Gets Physical

    November 22nd at 7:30am by AdvisorShares

    Its happening again – the gold cost of carry as defined by the one month gold forward rate has swung sharply into negative territory. This means that an investor is able to earn a positive carry from owning gold. This is unusual for gold markets and a relatively rare occurrence – the more...

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  • Explore and Discover the Winners When Gas Prices Fall

    November 22nd at 7:00am by Iris.xyz

    West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil for December delivery is currently priced at $75 per barrel, Brent for January delivery at $78 per barrel. Many investors, publications and news sources focus only on the drawbacks to falling oil and gas prices—don’t get me wrong, there are many—but today...

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  • Don’t Overlook These Strategic Beta ETFs

    November 21st at 5:39pm by Tom Lydon

    At the end of last year, smart and strategic beta or factor-driven exchange traded funds accounted for nearly 20% of total industry assets. With more advisors and institutional investors adopting these ETFs, that percentage is likely to grow. As of late August, assets under managements across...

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  • Even Without Bill Gross, BOND ETF Is In Good Hands

    November 21st at 3:47pm by Tom Lydon

    Despite the Bill Gross' sudden departure from PIMCO, the exchange traded fund version of the company's flagship Total Return Fund is monitored by a seasoned group of managers and could still offer decent risk-adjusted returns. Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian have exited PIMCO's Investment...

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