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Emerging market bond exchange traded funds will continue to strengthen as yield-hungry investors eschew the low and even negative-rates in developed markets. Bonds issued by developing countries have arguably benefited from the aggressive central bank policies from developed economies that depressed global yields, the Financial Times reports. “The only countries in the world that are […]

The FlexShares exchange traded fund suite of targeted investment outcomes and risk-adjusted returns celebrated its fifth anniversary. FlexShares first came out with four funds in September 2011, including the FlexShares Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index Fund (NYSEArca: TILT), FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resource Index Fund (NYSEArca: GUNR), FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS […]

Regional and community bank-related exchange traded funds could outperform in the financial space as Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen expresses calls for greater accountability on Wall Street but potential relief for smaller banks. “With respect to small and medium-sized banks, we must build on the steps we have already taken to ensure that they do […]

TrimTabs Asset Management has re-launched its popular float shrink exchange traded fund strategy. On Wednesday, TrimTabs launched the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF under the ticker (BATS: TTAC). TTAC has a 0.59% expense ratio. Investors who are getting a sense of déjà vu should recognize the fund as the AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF (NYSEArca: TTFS) use […]

Following the political battle of words between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican hopeful Donald Trump, many believed Clinton took the upper hand, with emerging market exchange traded funds coming out as a clear winner. Emerging markets, notably Mexico and Indonesia, were among the winners of Monday’s debate as many investors believed a Clinton […]

In the ongoing low-yield environment, yield-hungry investors have bid up dividend stocks for higher returns. Despite concerns that the asset category may be overpriced, high-quality dividend exchange traded funds may still have more room to run. Tony DeSpirito, co-manager of BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund, argued that stocks with a good record of raising dividends may […]

A fallen angel, speculative-grade junk bond exchange traded fund will be implementing a rule change to increase exposure to more liquid debt securities. According to VanEck, the VanEck Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: ANGL), which tracks the BofA Merrill Lynch US Fallen Angel High Yield Index, will execute a rule change on September 30 […]

A consumer emerging market exchange traded fund can provide investors targeted exposure to a quickly growing segment of developing global economies. On the recent webcast, The Emerging Markets Consumer is Online, Kevin Carter, Founder of EMQQ Index, pointed to five factors that support emerging market growth, including diversification benefits, total population, favorable demographics, economic growth […]

Bats Global Markets has been quietly attracting exchange traded fund listing, and the exchange may quickly expand its market share of ETFs after the Chicago Board Options Exchange acquisition. The CBOE has acquired Bats Global Markets in a $3.2 billion deal, Bloomberg reports. Bats controls about a quarter of ETFs’ total trading volume in the […]

The growing popularity of bond exchange traded funds has been accompanied by increased liquidity concerns that some argue could threaten the balance of the markets. However, one of the main U.S. exchanges argues that bond ETFs actually make fixed-income markets more stable. Bats Global Markets contends that ETFs could be the “release valve” if bond […]

Investors typically focus on U.S. stocks because they are most familiar with the market. However, people may be leaving money on the table as international equities and related exchange traded funds offer many opportunities. International stocks offer higher dividend yields and attractive valuations. “Still looking for yields?” Sean Adkins, Director of Asset & Wealth management […]

The exchange traded fund investment vehicle is still relatively new in the financial world. As the market matures, regulators will continue to tinker with the tool to improve on the fund vehicle. For instance, the Securities and Exchange Commission has helped streamline the listing process for actively managed ETFs on the Bats Global Markets and […]

As the emerging market grows, a rising middle class and increased spending power could bolster the consumer market. Investors can tap into this expanding area through a targeted emerging market sector-related exchange traded fund. On the upcoming webcast, The Emerging Markets Consumer is Online, Kevin Carter, Founder of EMQQ Index, and Richard Kang, Advisor for […]

The depressed crude oil prices have weighed on energy producers, with the upcoming earnings season expected to reveal another dismal result for the sector. However, energy exchange traded funds may see brighter days ahead as we move past a market bottom. “Analysts currently project that both the price of oil (WTI) and the estimated earnings […]

After falling out of favor along with other growth stocks at the start of a volatile year, technology sector-related exchange traded funds have outperformed in recent months. Technology companies have regained their footing in recent months as volatility dissipated and investors renewed their focus on a beaten up growth category, with the Nasdaq Composite and […]

As the exchange traded fund universe expands and money managers fill out the missing spaces with new investments, some exchange traded fund strategies have fallen out of favor and closed down, but a number of ETF ideas have stuck. In the upcoming in-person ETF Boot Camp conference, Ethan Powell, Founder & President of Impact Shares, […]

A pharmaceuticals sector exchange traded fund perked up Friday after Endo International (NasdaqGS: ENDP) Chief Executive Rajiv De Silva stepped aside to be replaced by generics division head Paul Campanelli. The SPDR Pharmaceuticals ETF (NYSEArca: XPH) rose 0.8% Friday. Meanwhile, ENDP shares jumped 16.1% on the shift in management. SEE MORE: M&A Activity, Passing Drug […]

In a retreating market, social media and internet-related exchange traded funds stood out Friday after Twitter (NasdaqGS: TWTR) initiated talks with several large technology companies, seeking potential suitors for an acquisition. Twitter has received expressions of interest from several technology companies and may receive a formal bid shortly, reports David Faber for CNBC. TWTR shares […]

Steadily improving growth and an ongoing low-yield environment could support risk appetite for corporate bonds and related exchange traded funds. While some may be concerned with a slowdown in the global economy, we are still experiencing growth, albeit at a slower pace. In a research note, BlackRock strategists, led by Richard Turnill, argued that the […]

The exchange traded fund universe is quickly expanding as more managers and even traditional fund providers jump in. With growing interest for ETF options, money managers may look to the upcoming ETF Boot Camp to better understand the ins and outs of the industry and the investment vehicle. In the upcoming third annual ETF Boot […]

As market conditions grow more volatile, investors can utilize the new Recon Capital Managed Risk exchange traded fund to smooth out a bumpy ride. Recon Capital recently came out with the Recon Capital USA Managed Risk ETF (NYSEArca: USMR). USMR has a net expense ratio of 0.30%. USMR will try to reflect the performance of […]

As the U.S. prepares for potential risks that could topple the markets’ push toward new highs, investors may look toward leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to hedge against potential volatility. On the recent webcast, Smarter Beta: Tricks of the Trade for Leveraged ETFs, Sylvia Jablonski, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets & Institutional Strategy […]

First Trust has expanded its line of smart beta exchange traded funds with multi-factor sector plays based on attractive valuations, strong momentum and low volatility to help investors focus on portfolio risk management and improved diversification. First Trust has come out with seven new smart-beta sector ETFs, including: First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF (NasdaqGM: FTXO) […]

With recent talks of a Federal Reserve rate hike and bond yields ticking higher, some are concerned of another taper-tantrum event that could pressure developing market debt. Nevertheless, emerging market bond exchange traded funds may still find support as one of the few areas that investors can generate decent yields. “The search for yield is […]

Marketing and advertising are evolving quickly in the information age. As more people use the internet to easily access information at the touch of a button, exchange traded fund financial advisors should also think about ways to leverage social media to their benefits. For instance, Josh Brown, or the so-called Reformed Broker, has quickly expanded […]

Given the heightened risks we have experienced this year, investors may consider leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to manage the challenges presented by volatile markets. On the upcoming webcast, Smarter Beta: Tricks of the Trade for Leveraged ETFs, Sylvia Jablonski, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets & Institutional Strategy Team at Direxion, and […]

Amplify Exchange Traded Funds has come out with a new ETF that can help investors hone in on the right dividend-paying stocks on the market. The Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF (BATS: PFV) began trading Wednesday. PFV has a 0.49% net expense ratio. The new Prime 5 Dividend ETF is essentially a fund-of-funds, holding […]

Elkhorn has partnered with Dorsey Wright & Associates and Research Affiliates Fundamental Indexes to launch two new actively managed commodity-related exchange traded funds. On Tuesday, Elkhorn rolled out the Elkhorn Commodity Rotation Strategy ETF (NasdaqGM: DWAC) and Elkhorn Fundamental Commodity Strategy ETF (BATS: RCOM). DWAC has a 0.99% expense ratio and RCOM comes with a […]

AdvisorShares has come out with a new actively managed stock exchange traded fund with a dynamic fee structure that aligns the manager’s incentive with shareholders’ interests. On Wednesday, AdvisorShares launched the AdvisorShares Focused Equity ETF (NYSEArca: CWS). CWS is managed by Eddy Elfenbein. Elfenbein is the Owner, Publisher and Editor of the Crossing Wall Street […]

After a multi-year rally, the equities market is trading at elevated valuations. Consequently, investors seeking exposure to stocks may want to consider a smart-beta, multi-factor exchange traded strategy to limit risks and potentially enhance returns. “High Valuations and limited multiple expansion may hinder broad market returns,” Steve Deroian, Head of ETF Strategy at John Hancock […]