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  • Russell Indexes Demotes Morocco to Frontier Status

    March 4th at 4:13pm by Tom Lydon

    Russell Indexes, one of the largest providers of indexes for use by exchange traded funds, said it has demoted Morocco to frontier market status from the emerging markets classification. “In terms of market classification, Russell Indexes has determined that Morocco will be reclassified from...

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  • Janus is Working on a Bill Gross Bond ETF

    March 4th at 2:57pm by Tom Lydon

    After bringing on bond guru Bill Gross to run its Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, Janus Capital Group is now working on an exchange traded fund adaptation. According to a preliminary Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the regulator is looking over an application for the Janus ETF Trust...

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  • Two-Deck Shoe: Dueling Views on the Gambling ETF

    March 4th at 2:00pm by Todd Shriber

    The consumer discretionary sector has been a solid performer with the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLY) and its rivals ranking near the upper tier of sector exchange traded funds. Ebullience for discretionary names has not matriculated to casino and gaming stocks. For...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: China Slide

    March 4th at 12:40pm by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We are not accustomed to seeing Chinese based equities fall sharply and suddenly, seemingly unabated, but such is the case currently at least when looking at FXI (iShares China Large Cap, Expense Ratio 0.74%), the largest China Equity based ETF in the U.S. listed landscape with more than $6.2...

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  • HEDJ Gets a Small-Cap Cousin

    March 4th at 12:10pm by Todd Shriber

    The wildly popular WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ), this year’s top-asset gathering exchange traded fund by a wide margin, now has a small-cap counterpart with Wednesday’s launch of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund (NYSEArca: EUSC). The new ETF tracks...

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  • AccuShares Developing Spot-Price Commodity, VIX ETFs

    March 4th at 11:31am by Tom Lydon

    Contango and the rolling costs of holding futures can add up over time. Although most inverse and leveraged futures-based ETFs continue to increase in popularity, their initial intended use was for short-term positioning. Statistics show that investors and advisors are holding these products for...

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  • Taking the Euro Out of Small-Cap Europe

    March 4th at 10:52am by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    European equities have been one of the best performing regional equity markets thus far in 2015,1 and a primary catalyst has been the blockbuster January 22 announcement by Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, of an open-ended plan of quantitative easing. An immediate impact was...

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  • Livestock ETF Sell-Off May Be Overdone

    March 4th at 10:00am by Tom Lydon

    The livestock commodities have been under heavy selling pressure over the past few months, pushing related exchange traded notes into potentially oversold territory. As investors shift out of pricier areas of the market, like equities, these cheaper areas could pick up momentum. The iPath Dow...

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