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  • 10 Best Leveraged ETFs of 2014

    December 17th at 3:55pm by Tom Lydon

    Leveraged exchange traded funds have capitalized off some market segments, juicing the returns of the ongoing bull rally or capitalizing off the misfortunes of other areas. Geared or leveraged exchange traded products try to generate the multiple returns of a given market by taking on leverage...

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  • The Best and Worst Precious Metals ETFs

    December 17th at 3:00pm by Max Chen

    Among all that glitters, the palladium exchange traded fund is outperforming while silver ETFs have been the most tarnished in the precious metals group. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) has increased 8.9% year-to-date, leading the precious metals pack. The palladium spot...

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  • Getting Opportunistic With Russia ETFs

    December 17th at 2:26pm by ETF Trends

    Few, if any, asset classes are currently being vilified as much as Russian equities. At the start of trading Tuesday, the Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX), the oldest, largest and most heavily traded Russia ETF, had plunged more than 40 percent over the previous 90 days as the ruble and oil...

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  • A Surprising ETF With Oil Problems

    December 17th at 1:05pm by Tom Lydon

    France is not a major oil producer. Even among European countries, France (and nearly every other country on the continent) trails Norway by a wide margin in terms of total crude output. With that in mind, it might surprise some investors to learn that the iShares MSCI France ETF (NYSEArca: EWQ)...

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  • ValueShares Adds to Quantitative Lineup With International ETF

    December 17th at 12:30pm by Tom Lydon

    ValueShares, the exchange traded funds unit of registered investment advisory firm Alpha Architect, expanded its lineup of quantitative ETFs today with the debut of the ValueShares International Quantitative Value ETF (BATS: IVAL). Like its older counterpart, the ValueShares U.S. Quantitative...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: FRAKet About It

    December 17th at 12:00pm by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    It is hard not to watch FRAK (Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas, Expense Ratio 0.54%) given its peculiar moves lately, catching a strong bid now two sessions in a row despite continued pressure on Crude Oil the commodity itself. The fund has actually net attracted assets year to date,...

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  • Smart Beta Growth Powers PowerShares

    December 17th at 11:30am by Todd Shriber

    Invesco’s (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit is the fourth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds. PowerShares had over $100 billion in ETF assets under management at the end of the third quarter and is the company behind the Powershares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), one of the largest and most visible...

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  • How Flexible Is Your Alternative Exposure?

    December 17th at 11:00am by WisdomTree Investments

    Strategic allocation models typically carve out a portion of an investment portfolio for alternative investments, such as commodities, hedge funds, private equity or managed futures. These alternative asset classes provide exposure to less correlated assets, theoretically increasing returns and...

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