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  • Odd Trade in Junk Bond ETF Underscores Liquidity Concerns

    July 30th at 3:19pm by Tom Lydon

    High-yield bonds and the relevant exchange traded funds are no strangers to liquidity concerns. The theory often bandied about is that in times of high market stress, when a slew of investors could be rushing for the same exit at the same, junk bond ETFs could subject investors to wide bid/ask...

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  • Smart-Beta International ETFs With a Buffett-esque Approach

    July 30th at 2:48pm by Tom Lydon

    Investors can target quality international stocks through a new suite of so-called Quality Mix exchange traded funds that mirror strategies employed by Warren Buffett. In June, State Street Global Advisors launched a suite of foreign equity ETFs that track MSCI Quality Mix indices, including the...

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  • Sudden Weakness for Beloved Sector ETFs

    July 30th at 2:20pm by Todd Shriber

    Energy and utilities stocks combine for just 13.75% of the S&P 500’s weight. That is less than the benchmark U.S. index allocates to technology and financial services and barely more than the weight devoted to health care. However, energy and utilities have been the best-performing sectors...

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  • Treasury Bond ETFs Don’t Look Frothy

    July 30th at 1:55pm by Tom Lydon

    Treasury bonds exchange traded funds have strengthened this year, opposing calls for rising rates at the start of the year, and there may not be enough irrational behavior to justify a swift correction. The Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSEArca: EDV), which has an effective duration...

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  • Flailing Euro Pushes Dollars Into These ETFs

    July 30th at 1:05pm by Todd Shriber

    The CurrencyShares Euro Currency Trust (NYSEArca: FXE) is off another 0.2% Wednesday, bringing its July tumble to 2.2%, giving investors little reason to stand by the ETF. FXE has bled almost $6.8 million in assets this month, bringing its year-to-date outflows north of $70...

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  • What, Me Worry? Argentina ETF Durable Despite Default Woes

    July 30th at 12:30pm by Todd Shriber

    One sovereign debt default is usually enough to jaundice a country in investors’ eyes for years. Argentina is flirting with its third in less than 30 years, but renewed default concerns for the South American nation have not been a major issue for the Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF (NYSEArca:

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dollar Darlings

    July 30th at 12:00pm by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Last week we mentioned the rapidly falling Euro in terms of related ETFs, notably FXE (CurrencyShares Euro, Expense Ratio 0.40%) and the $456 million EUO (ProShares UltraShort Euro, Expense Ratio 0.95%), and today the currency is receiving no respite from this drop. Likewise, U.S. Dollar linked...

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  • AdvisorShares Introduces New High Dividend ETFs

    July 30th at 11:28am by Tom Lydon

    Nearly 120 new exchange traded products have launched in the U.S. this year, while ahead of the pace seen at the same time last year. One of the latest entrants to the fray is the AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: DIVI). The actively managed AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF...

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