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  • Tom Talks Small-Cap ETFs on CNBC

    April 1st at 4:38pm by ETF Trends

    ETF Trends editor Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC Wednesday to discuss some small-cap exchange traded funds that can thrive in the current market environment. Lydon highlighted the WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EES) and the ETFS Zacks Earnings Small-Cap U.S. Index Fund (NYSEArca: ZSML) as...

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  • A Slow First Quarter for Dividend Increases

    April 1st at 2:37pm by Todd Shriber

    Dividends paid by S&P 500 member firms rose in the first quarter with companies from the benchmark U.S. index having paid out $93.6 billion in dividends as of March 27. However, dividend growth slowed in the first three months of the year. Net dividend increases rose $12.6 billion in the...

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  • April is a big Month for the Dow ETF

    April 1st at 1:45pm by Todd Shriber

    The SDPR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF’s (NYSEArca: DIA) posted a first-quarter gain of 0.4%, but the first quarter is in the books and April could prove to be a critical month for DIA. April is here and with the arrival of the fourth month of the year comes the arrival of the last month in...

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  • Dollar ETFs Have More Room to Run

    April 1st at 1:11pm by Todd Shriber

    The strong dollar theme was again prominent during the first quarter with the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the U.S. Dollar Index tracking ETF, and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: USDU) gaining an average of 6.6% this...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: A Biotech Bet

    April 1st at 12:00pm by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We spoke about the Biotech sector in the context of a sell-off that began in late March this year instead of April like last year, and the weakness there continues today with the largest product in the space, IBB (iShares Biotech, Expense Ratio 0.48%) flirting with its 50 day moving average again...

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  • How This Mid-Cap Index Became Less Pricey Despite Strong Gains

    April 1st at 11:30am by WisdomTree Investments

    The S&P 500 Index has had a strong 16.2% average annual return for the past five years,1 making it a very difficult index to beat. However, it is worth noting that broad measures of U.S. mid-cap equities have actually performed even better over the same period2: • WisdomTree MidCap Earnings...

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  • A Must-See Biotech ETF Chart

    April 1st at 11:00am by Todd Shriber

    Biotechnology stocks and the relevant exchange traded funds were once again beloved and controversial during the first quarter. Beloved because biotech ETFs, until the tail end of the quarter, continued delivering stellar returns. When the first quarter ended yesterday, five biotech ETFs were...

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  • Default Fears Abate, Investors Return to Junk Bond ETFs

    April 1st at 10:30am by Tom Lydon

    Without the feared and widespread energy sector defaults, fixed-income investors have been pouring back into high-yield speculative-grade debt and junk bond exchange traded funds. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, junk bond funds have attracted a net $12.2 billion so far this year,...

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