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6 Trends Taking Off in Data Robotics

Data has become one of the most valuable resources in the manufacturing sector. New advances in data analysis and wireless technology enable factory owners to collect and analyze vast amounts of information. This data is then used to improve and streamline factory processes. The rise of the smart industry has created a significant opportunity for [...]

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What Does The Latest Bitcoin ETF Rejection Mean For The Future?

While the ETF market has been anxiously awaiting a Bitcoin ETF, the SEC recently rejected Bitwise’s ETF proposal. Now crypto investors are wondering what this means for the future of potential crypto ETFs and the market as a whole. Bitwise Asset Management’s Bitcoin ETF was disapproved last week, but Bitwise remains optimistic that the remaining [...]

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The Barriers to Investing in Private Equity Are Too High

By Frank Holmes, CEO for U.S. Global Investors The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and for that we can largely blame policies of envy that increasingly restrict investors’ access to wealth-building instruments. Case in point: I was recently invited to participate in a private placement, and the required paperwork was, [...]

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Yale Economist Says Trump Is Good For The Market

With the constant back-and-forth of markets this year due to fluctuating news headlines, a protracted trade war, rampant presidential tweeting, and the prospect of further rate cuts by the Fed, investors are speculating as to whether we are due for a recession or not, as this bull market continues to run long. But one economist [...]

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Stocks Don’t Care About Impeachment

By Robert Ross “Would Trump’s impeachment crash the market?” A reader asked me after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. A lot of people have a vague sense that impeaching Trump is bad for stocks. Political chaos means stocks go down, right? Well, no—not necessarily. If history [...]

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ETF Of The Week: Palladium Motors Higher

For months, the market's only palladium fund has exhibited a strong upward climb.

 

AI-Powered Momentum ETF Debuts

The new fund from Merlyn.AI switches between equity momentum ETFs and gold and bond exposures.

 

What To Do About Bonds?

The last year’s topsy-turvy bond market serves up investor challenges.

 

Reality Shares Closing 2 ETFs

Issuer shutting down two of its smart beta funds.

 

Why ESG & Ethical Investing Differ

Mona Naqvi of S&P DJI talks about how far ESG has come, and where it goes from here.  

 

A Case Remains For Emerging Markets Bond ETFs

Interest rates are low throughout the developed world, adding to the allure of higher-yielding emerging markets debt and ETFs, such as the iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB A-).

 

A Major Earnings Week For Bank ETFs

It’s earnings season again and that means an avalanche of updates are coming from the financial services sector. On Tuesday alone, Dow component JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) deliver third-quarter results.

 

China’s Global Cryptocurrency Could Be on the Horizon

While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still keeping a cryptocurrency-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) from debuting on a major U.S. exchange, over 7,000 miles away, China is looking to launch its own global cryptocurrency.

 

Consider This IndexIQ ETF During Volatility

ETF Trends spoke with Dan Petersen, director of product management at IndexIQ, about how IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF (HYLV) has been coming out ahead of other high yield bonds, as of late. It comes as a result of credit risk mitigation.

 

How Do Economists Know When We’re in a Recession?

The “R” word, recession, is the one capital markets don’t like to hear when it comes to financial industry vernacular, but how does one determine whether we’re in a recession or not? The definition might seem cut and dry, but it’s also open for interpretation among economists.

 

Warren Buffett's Letter: Big Stock Losses, the U.S. Budget Deficit and Jokes

 

February 23, 2019--The stock market rout that occurred at the end of last year hurt Berkshire Hathaway's 2018 profits, at least on paper.
The conglomerate controlled by Warren E. Buffett suffered losses of $25.4 billion in the fourth quarter, according to Berkshire's annual report that was released on Saturday.

 

Invesco shuts down 19 ETFs

 

February 22, 2019--Invesco has spent years expanding its product range through acquisitions, including takeovers of Guggenheim and OppenheimerFunds, but this week dropped 19 exchange-traded funds from its product list.

 

iShares U.S. ETF Trust files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares U.S. ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

iShares files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares, Inc. has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

iShares Trust files with the SEC

 

February 22, 2019--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 
 
 

Oct. 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

Succinct investment outlook for each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs based on a fundamental analysis of the funds’ underlying constituents.

 

Sept. 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

Succinct investment outlook for each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs based on a fundamental analysis of the funds' underlying constituents.

 

August 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for August 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs…

 

July 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for July 2019 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs…

 

June 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

Succinct one-page reports on each of the 11 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition.

 
 
 

Merlyn.AI Corporation launches Bull-Rider Bear-Fighter ETF

 

Merlyn.AI Corporation (MAI), a Palo Alto-based provider of exchange traded funds, has launched WIZ – an ETF that tracks the Bull-Rider Bear-Fighter index – on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

 

Gold rush boosts LSE ETPs

 

Our journey around the stock exchanges comes a little closer to home this week for those of us based in the UK. We have an interview with Lida Eslami, head of business development for ETPs at the exchange. The gold rush from earlier this year saw gold ETPs become the most traded of equities on the exchange which shows the combined power of the precious metal and the ETP.

 

Global ETF launches 10-17.10.19

 

In a relatively quiet week for new ETF launches, a brace of new funds expanding MSCI's thematic range caught the eye, offering investors the opportunity to invest in the cities and factories of the future through companies focused on the 'smart' tecnologies aiming to transform urban living and manufacturing.

 

Vanguard launches Active UK Equity Fund

 

Vanguard has launched the Vanguard Active UK Equity Fund, designed for investors seeking exposure to UK companies, selected by expert fund managers, at a low cost.

 

Amundi expands ETF thematic range with new Smart City & Smart Factory ETFs

 

Amundi has launched two new thematic ETFs – the Amundi Smart City UCITS ETF and the Amundi Smart Factory UCITS ETF.

 
 
 

Is it Time to Buy the Gold Juniors Index (GDXJ)?

 

The Gold Juniors Index is down 17% from its August highs. Bullish sentiment continues to improve on gold, down to 25% bulls, from 95% in August. With the index now well off of its highs, further weakness is likely to

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Cronos (CRON) Announces an IPO in Australia, Will it Push the Stock Higher?

 

Today Cronos Group Inc. (CRON) announced an initial public offering of its 50/50 joint venture with NewSouthern Capital Pty Ltd. called Cronos Australia. The company is planning to offer 40 million shares in November. The IPO is anticipated to be

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Opportunity: Natural Gas Prices Are Too Low

 

At the lowest price in October since 2015 Inventories are climbing, but they will not hit four trillion cubic feet Oversold on the long-term chart going into the peak season Natural gas is one of the most volatile futures markets.

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Canopy Growth (CGC) Signals a Major Shift in Strategy

 

In the wake of recent performance downgrades from Wall Street analysts, Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) today announced its divestment of AusCann, signaling a potential shift in the company’s growth strategy.   Thus far, Canopy Growth has exhibited an aggressive acquisition

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Gold Prices: Today’s Predictions on the Precious Metal

 

Seems everyone has “predict the price of gold” fever. Not quite sure why – is it the sudden onset of fall weather? Or something in the water?  Maybe the specter of the looming US presidential election? Whatever it is, here

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Episode #131: David Rosenberg, “If Next Year is Not a Recession, It’s Going to Feel Like It”

 

Episode #131: “If Next Year is Not a Recession, It’s Going to Feel Like It”           Guest: David Rosenberg. David is Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.’s Chief Economist and Strategist with a focus on providing a top-down perspective to the Firm’s investment process and Asset Mix Committee. Prior to joining Gluskin […]

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Episode #130: Eric Falkenstein, “I Think in the Long Run (Cryptocurrencies) Are Going to Work”

 

Episode #130: “I Think in the Long Run (Cryptocurrencies) Are Going to Work”             Guest: Eric Falkenstein. Eric was a TA for Hyman Minsky, which motivated him to be a macroeconomist. After grad school, he worked at KeyCorp bank in Cleveland, first as an economist, then he set up their […]

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Episode #129: Meb’s Take on Return Expectations, Portfolio Construction, and Practical Market Approaches

 

Episode #129: Meb’s Take on Return Expectations, Portfolio Construction, and Practical Market Approaches Guest: Episode #129 has no guest. It’s a “just Meb” show. Date Recorded: 11/12/18 Sponsor: EquityZen     Run-Time: 1:06:34 To listen to Episode #129 on iTunes, click here To listen to Episode #129 on Stitcher, click here To listen to Episode […]

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Episode #128: Claude Lamoureux, When You Have to Make A Decision, Always Make the One That Will Let You Sleep Better, Not Eat Better

 

Episode #128: When You Have to Make A Decision, Always Make the One That Will Let You Sleep Better, Not Eat Better         Guest: Claude Lamoureux. Claude is an actuary by training, and from 1990 to 2007, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. Prior to […]

Episode #127: Radio Show: Meb and Elon Musk Talk Shorting… Conflicting U.S. Valuation Indicators… and Listener Q&A

 

Episode #127: Radio Show: Meb and Elon Musk Talk Shorting… Conflicting U.S. Valuation Indicators… and Listener Q&A Guest: Episode #127 has no guest but is co-hosted by Jeff Remsburg. Date Recorded:10/22/18 Run-Time: 1:02:21 To listen to Episode #127 on iTunes, click here To listen to Episode #127 on Stitcher, click here To listen to Episode […]

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Episode #126: Karen Finerman, ‘Out-of-Favorness’ Is Appealing. The Difficult Part is Timing

 

Episode #126: ‘Out-of-Favorness’ Is Appealing. The Difficult Part is Timing             Guest: Karen Finerman. Karen began her career as a trader at First City Capital, a risk arbitrage fund. She later joined Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette where she became Lead Research Analyst for the Risk Arbitrage department. In 1992, she […]

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