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  • One More Pre-Election Look at Brazil ETFs

    October 25th at 8:00am by Todd Shriber

    To say the least, the just completed trading week was an interesting one for Brazilian stocks and the related exchange traded funds. Ahead of Sunday’s runoff election between between President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves, Brazil ETFs, including the group’s kingpin, the iShares...

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  • In for a Bitcoin, in for a PayPal

    October 25th at 7:30am by Iris.xyz

    Remember the old days when you had to learn analogies.  Things like shoe:foot::glove: _______.  Of course the answer is hand.  That’s a simple one.

    How about this one:  Pope Francis:PayPal::Merck: _______.  Of course, the answer is Bitcoin.  No, we haven’t lost our minds.

    In the Koski...

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  • More Unique ETF Sources of Yield

    October 24th at 5:18pm by Tom Lydon

    The evolution of the exchange traded funds industry has brought with it an increasingly wide range of options for income investors. Long gone are the days when investors were limited to straight equity-based dividend and prosaic bond funds. ETF sponsors have also taken the concept of investing...

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  • A Big Week of Big ETF Stories

    October 24th at 3:11pm by Tom Lydon

    Undoubtedly, this was a stellar week for U.S. stocks as the S&P 500’s higher close on Friday marked a sixth consecutive day of gains for the benchmark U.S. index. Impressive considering stocks had to contend with another dismal earnings report from Amazon (NasdaqGS: AMZN) and confirmation...

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  • Wall Street ETF Benefits From Heightened Volatility, Cheaper Valuations

    October 24th at 2:40pm by Max Chen

    Investors can capitalize on the heightened volatility and increased trading activity through the broker-dealer-related exchange traded fund, and the recent sell-off has provided a cheap entry point into the space. The iShares US Broker-Dealers ETF (NYSEArca: IAI), which tracks U.S. investment...

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  • Junk Bond ETFs Outperform in Risk-On Environment

    October 24th at 1:46pm by Tom Lydon

    High-yield debt securities and bond-related exchange traded funds have been gaining momentum on the market's risk-on mentality and could shake off the Federal Open Market Committee's decision next week. In a note, Kevin Horan, Director of Fixed Income Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, argues...

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  • Looking for an ETF Ready to Rally? Try Guggenheim’s Shipping Fund

    October 24th at 1:19pm by Todd Shriber

    Slack global demand for commodities and the subsequently lower prices for oil to natural gas to coal has pressured the Guggenheim Global Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA), sending the ETF to an 8.6% year-to-date loss. Despite that glum performance, SEA could be ready to reverse course, delivering big...

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  • This Might Explain Departures From the Italy ETF

    October 24th at 12:30pm by Tom Lydon

    The iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF (NasdaqGM: EUFN) is trading higher by 1.2% Friday, which could be interpreted as a positive sign ahead of Sunday’s release of the European Central Bank’s results for the Comprehensive Assessment of the financial market, or bank stress-tests. EUFN’s...

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