August 23rd at 8:00am by Tom Lydon
This week brought the return of a familiar theme for the most searched exchange traded funds on ETF Trends: Dividends. August is not the most brisk of months for dividend increases, though there were a few this week, but the third quarter is shaping up to be decent on the dividend growth front....
August 22nd at 4:04pm by Tom Lydon
It was another tense week on Wall Street as investors digested fresh commentary from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Once again, Ukraine tensions made their way into the headlines, but that did not derail Russian stocks from posting a 10-day winning streak. Even with a loss of about 2% on...
August 22nd at 3:05pm by Tom Lydon
Before launching a new exchange traded fund, an issuer will have to find the right index to implement their investment strategy. Index providers are the backbone of the ETF industry and selecting the right partner will help determine future success. In the upcoming ETF Boot Camp conference event...
August 22nd at 2:30pm by Tom Lydon
August 22nd at 1:55pm by Max Chen
A bumper crop year across the U.S. agricultural belt will keep soft commodity exchange traded fund prices depressed. Year-to-date, the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) has declined 14.9% and Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) fell 4.7%. Meanwhile, the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund...
August 22nd at 12:47pm by Tom Lydon
After a wild July that saw investors, primarily of the retail variety, flee high-yield bond exchange traded funds, junk is back in style with week ending Aug. 20 representing the best week of inflows to junk bond ETFs this year. High-yield mutual funds and ETFs raked in $2.2 billion for the week...
August 22nd at 12:00pm by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
With all of the talk involving the S&P 500 trading at fresh new all-time highs yet again, we took a quick look at not sector performance leaders but the sector laggards, year to date. Browsing through benchmark ETFs the Sector SPDRs, we see that XLY (SPDR Consumer Discretionary Select, Expense...
August 22nd at 11:30am by Todd Shriber
The financial services sector has gotten something of a bad reputation this year, but as measured by the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF), the group has not been as dreadful as some investors have been led to believe. XLF, the largest U.S. sector ETF, has outpaced three of the nine...