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  • Most Searched ETFs: Dividend Dynamos

    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....

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  • This Week’s Big ETF Stories

    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...

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  • Finding The Right Index To Fit A New ETF

    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...

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  • Using the Pullback to Reload on Energy ETFs

    August 22nd at 2:30pm by Tom Lydon

    The energy sector has enjoyed significant time in the limelight this year, spending a significant portion of 2014 as the top-performing sector in the S&P 500. That was enough to lift the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE), the largest equity-based energy exchange traded fund by...

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  • Corn, Soybean ETFs Languish In Bumper Crop Year

    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...

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  • Junk Bond ETFs Say Return to me; Investors Listen

    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...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Telecom Laggards

    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...

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  • Believe It: Big Bank ETF in Rally Mode

    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...

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