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  • This Week’s Big ETF Stories

    May 29th at 5:12pm by ETF Trends

    It was not exactly “sell in May and go away” as the S&P 500 climbed 1.1% this month while the Nasdaq Composite climbed almost 2.6%, but U.S. stocks did finish the month on a down note. The last week of May brought the first weekly decline in four for U.S. equities. Slack U.S. economic...

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  • Looking for Upside in the Greece ETF

    May 29th at 4:11pm by Tom Lydon

    The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) finished May with a slight gain. Amid renewed concerns that Greece is headed for departure from the Eurozone, that is no small feat for the lone Greece exchange traded fund. Greece has a debt of $1.74 billion to the International Monetary Fund...

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  • Someone’s Betting on a Bounce in a big Gold ETF

    May 29th at 2:38pm by Todd Shriber

    The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies, including the euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Canadian dollar, Swedish krona and Swiss franc, and the actively managed WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S....

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  • Biotech Hedge Funds are hot, but Biotech ETFs are Hotter

    May 29th at 2:05pm by Todd Shriber

    It is no secret that investors love biotechnology stocks and the related exchange traded funds. That love extends to hedge funds, some of which are dedicated healthcare and biotech funds. Hedge funds that focus exclusively on biotech or invest in the space as part of a diversified healthcare...

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  • An ETF That Damps Rate Risk

    May 29th at 1:00pm by Todd Shriber

    For over a year now, probably longer, market participants have been trying to pin down exactly when the Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates. Fed fund futures currently assign a better than 55% probability that the Fed boost rates following the upcoming June 17 meeting. Fixed income...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold Medals

    May 29th at 12:30pm by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Yesterday we saw substantial upside call activity in the largest Gold tracking ETF, GLD (SPDR Gold, Expense Ratio 0.40%) involving the June 117.50 calls in good size, with more than 100,000 contracts trading. Interestingly, in the past month the ETF has seen decent outflows, with about $900...

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  • Refuting the Top 3 Misconceptions of EM Corporate Credit

    May 29th at 12:00pm by WisdomTree Investments

    In recent months, several media reports have warned of an impending implosion in emerging market (EM) finance. In many of these reports, journalists have warned that after years of easy money from the Federal Reserve (Fed), emerging market fixed income would soon come under considerable pressure....

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  • Keep Your Bank ETF Expectations Grounded

    May 29th at 11:30am by Tom Lydon

    Bank stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds have been pulling ahead in the financial space, but investors should not get overzealous with their bets. Year-to-date, the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSEArca: KRE) rose 4.8%, iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (NYSEArca: IAT) gained...

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