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  • A Look at the New International Focus 5 ETF

    July 23rd at 3:02pm by Tom Lydon

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright International Focus 5 ETF (NasdaqGM: IFV) debuted Wednesday, marking the introduction of an international answer to the already popular First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 Fund (NasdaqGM: FV). FV, which debuted in early March, has already hauled in $364.7 million in...

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  • New York Muni ETFs Look Even Safer

    July 23rd at 2:43pm by Max Chen

    Standard & Poor's ratings agency upgraded New York's credit rating to the second-highest investment grade level, the state's highest rating since 1972. Investors interested in gaining exposure to the state's debt offerings may browse New York municipal bond exchange traded fund options and...

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  • Thailand Stocks, ETF Flourish Under Military Rule

    July 23rd at 1:43pm by Tom Lydon

    Despite political uncertainty after a military junta assumed control of the country, Thailand stocks and related exchange traded funds have surged, but some are concerned about rising valuations. The iShares MSCI Thailand Capped ETF (NYSEArca: THD) is up 20.6% year-to-date. "Developments...

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  • Natural Gas Tumble Weighs on Equity ETF

    July 23rd at 1:08pm by Todd Shriber

    Futures-based natural gas exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes (ETNs) are trading modestly higher, but that is not enough to stop the bleeding caused by moderate summer temperatures throughout much of the U.S. Natural gas futures still hove near eight-month lows as temperate weather...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Euro Bears

    July 23rd at 12:25pm by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The Euro has not behaved well recently for those whom are long the currency, as we have observed FXE (CurrencyShares Euro Trust, Expense Ratio 0.40%) trade at its lowest levels since the January/February timeframe of this year. Year to date, the fund has lost a significant portion of assets,...

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  • Puma Pumps up Biotech ETFs

    July 23rd at 11:45am by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Puma Biotechnology (NYSE: PBYI) are up more than 277% Wednesday on volume that is already better than 10 times the daily average after the company said its experimental breast cancer treatment, neratinib, proved successful in a Phase III trial. “The primary endpoint of the trial was...

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  • WisdomTree: Long Commodities, Short Contango via Commodity Currencies

    July 23rd at 11:00am by Rick Harper -- WisdomTree

    On the back of a resurgence in Chinese economic data and rising geopolitical risk in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, increases in global commodity prices have reinvigorated investor interest in allocating to commodity-based investment strategies. However, a common complaint about commodity

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  • Dividend ETFs Buffer Small-Cap Weakness

    July 23rd at 10:30am by Todd Shriber

    It is starting to sound like a broken record. The S&P 500 is up 8.3% year-to-date, but small-caps are lagging with the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM) up just half a percent. The situation has worsened over the past month with IWM lower by 2.8% while the S&P 500 is up 1.2%....

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