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  • Tech Dividend ETF Could Add More Apple to Its Basket

    April 24th at 7:00am by Todd Shriber

    The First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund (NasdaqGM: TDIV) is up nearly 19% in the past year and has raked in more than $186 million of its $478.3 million in assets under management since the start of 2014. So it might be fair to say TDIV does not need much more help gaining fans,...


  • BlackRock: Connecting the Dots on Fed Policy

    April 24th at 6:30am by Matt Tucker -- iShares Head of Fixed Income Strategy

    With the release of the March FOMC minutes, many investors have been trying to decipher how and when the Fed may make their next move. What is confusing to many is that the Fed’s official statements on the economy and the direction of policy do not always seem consistent with the speeches and...


  • AdvisorShares: Gold as a Defensive Asset

    April 24th at 6:00am by AdvisorShares

    In our previous commentary “Gold and the US dollar – a love hate relationship” we used a normalized time series of the price of gold expressed in US dollars and an index representative of the value of the US dollar on currency markets to show the inherent relationship between the price of...


  • BlackRock to List S&P 500 ETF in Brazil

    April 24th at 2:22am by Tom Lydon

    BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, will list an S&P 500 exchange traded fund in Brazil. The ETF, the iShares S&P 500 FIC FI Investimento no Exterior, will be the first Brazilian-listed ETF to offer exposure to equities outside of Latin America’s largest...


  • Tech ETF Investors Wait on Apple Earnings

    April 23rd at 3:46pm by Max Chen

    With earnings season in full steam, tech traders are keeping an eye on Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), often the largest holding in a plethora of market capitalization-weighted technology sector exchange traded funds. Apple will reveal its first quarter data after the market close Wednesday. Some...


  • Pessimistic Economic Outlook Weighs on Chinese Yuan ETFs

    April 23rd at 2:54pm by Max Chen

    Even as the People's Bank of China pegs the currency at a higher rate relative to the U.S. dollar, Chinese yuan exchange traded funds weakened Wednesday, with the yuan currency touching a 16-month low. The WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund (NYSEArca: CYB) was down 0.2% Wednesday. CYB is down...


  • Indexology®: Defining a fast growing investment trend

    April 23rd at 2:36pm by Indexology Blog By SP Dow Jones Indices

    If finance were high fashion, ‘smart beta ETFs’ would be the showcase of this year’s Spring collection. They are receiving a lot of press attention and surveys of institutional investors show that they plan to increase their adoption of smart beta ETFs. In this article, we answer the...


  • Potential Hurdles in Portugal ETF Recovery

    April 23rd at 2:10pm by Tom Lydon

    While conditions in the Eurozone are improving, Portuguese stocks and the related exchange traded fund are still showing signs of volatility. Portugal has come a long way since the Eurozone financial crisis, catching up to other bailed-out peripheral states. There are even speculation that the...