15 Most Read ETF Articles of the Week (May 9-13)

Each day ETFtrends.com publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few.

Here’s a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, May 9-13, 2016.

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1) Soaring Silver ETFs to Snap Up as Metals Shine

The iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares ETF (NYSEArca: SIVR) are each up about 23% year-to-date clearly making the duo two of the best-performing precious metals exchange traded funds this year. An alternative view is that betting against silver ETFs and betting on an inverse product such as the ProShares UltraShort Silver ETF (NYSEArca: ZSL) has been hazardous to a portfolio’s health. Read more >>

2) Why Agriculture ETFs are Ready to Soar

The Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) is on the move higher. As agriculture commodities and the corresponding exchange traded products continue gaining momentum, some technical analysts see more upside ahead for SOYB. Other avenues for gaining exposure to agriculture commodities include the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEArca: DBA). Meanwhile, the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN“provides investors unleveraged direct exposure to corn without the need for a futures account. Read more >>

3) Revenge of the Nerds (all Thanks to the DOL)

An amazing thing just happened in the industry. Regulatory changes aren’t always a benefit to advisors (and sometimes they’re downright detrimental to business), but the DOL fiduciary rule should have every fiduciary-focused advisor jumping for joy. Read more >>

4) Bears Look to Feast on These 8 Energy ETFs

Oil prices and energy stocks are rebounding this year, but big-name energy stocks and exchange traded funds, such as theEnergy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLEhave been retreating in recent days, perhaps inviting once eager short sellers to revisit the energy patch. XLE and rival energy ETFs, such as theVanguard Energy ETF (NYSEArca: VDE), iShares U.S. Energy ETF (NYSEArca: IYE) and the Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF (NYSEArca: FENY), have been solid performers this year but nearly all of the marquee energy ETFs remain well below the highs set a couple of years ago. Read more >>

5) 4 Best Emerging Market Bond ETF Opportunities

Bonds have regained their momentum this year, but after a multi-year run, many traditional fixed-income assets look pricey or overvalued. Alternatively, investors may consider opportunities in exchange traded funds that track emerging market debt.  For instance, the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMB) and PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio (NYSEArca: PCY) provide exposure to U.S. dollar-denominated emerging debt securities, or developing country bonds issued in U.S. dollars. Alternatively, investors may also take a look at local currency-denominated ETFs, or emerging market bond ETFs that are issued in their local currencies, including the VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSEArca: EMLC) and actively managed WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund (NYSEArca: ELD). Read more >>

6) 6 Telecom ETFs to Dial Into Verizon, AT&T, Vodafone

Telecommunications exchange traded funds have enjoyed a strong run this year as income-oriented investors turned to the the attractive dividend-paying sector. Investors should consider these 6 Telecom ETFs: Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (NYSEArca: VOX), iShares U.S. Telecommunications ETF (NYSEArca: IYZ), iShares Global Telecomm ETF (NYSEArca: IXP), Fidelity MSCI Telecommunication Services Index ETF (NYSEArca: FCOM), SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (NYSEArca: IST) and SPDR S&P Telecom ETF (NYSEArca: XTL). Read more >>

7) What’s So Special About Smart Beta ETFs?