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The exchange traded fund market is continually growing, keeping competition stiff, both domestic and abroad. The equity market has managed to remain in positive territory in 2012 with the United States accounting for about 70% of the $1.86 trillion in total ETF assets. “The positive returns from equity ETFs were broad-based. Among the larger-cap equity […]

Investors are wary of real estate investment trusts since they crashed along with the market 2008 and failed to deliver their much-hyped diversification benefits. However, a desire for income and dividends could bring investors back to this beaten-down sector and REIT ETFs. With investors turning to alternative avenues to generate additional income, real estate investment […]

The rally in emerging markets has contributed to solid returns in the Global REIT space, which is rather well represented these days in the ETF universe with a number of potential investment choices. Currently, the most popular fund in the category is SPDR DJ International Real Estate (NYSEArca: RWX), with more than $2.5 billion in […]

Exchange traded fund investors have piled into dividend-generating investments after a year of high market volatility and low fixed-income yields, but there are other options available. For instance, real estate investment trusts, or REITs, also offer decent income streams. REITs are securities that trade like stocks on major exchanges. The investments hold physical properties that […]

Investor demand and market conditions have created an atmosphere forĀ  the availability of more complicated exchange traded funds (ETFs). Some of these might be especially confusing to investors. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used […]

British economic growth has come to an end after 15 years of continuous expansion, marking the end of an era and the beginning of troubles for exchange traded funds (ETFs). With a growth figure of 0.0 is below even the modest estimate of 0.2. With a falling housing market, low consumer confidence and inflation out […]

In Ireland, the investors have packed up and are nowhere to be seen, as the credit crunch has halted the housing market, leaving real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) at a standstill. The Belfast region of Ireland is especially hurting from the recent credit crunch, and the economic growth rate has slowed to an estimated […]