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Linking Financial Health and Dividend Durability

By Coulter Regal, CFA, Associate Product Manager, VanEck Global Near-term concerns have cropped up due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including fewer business activities, supply-chain disruptions and a slowing of the U.S. economy. Amid the crisis, falling stock prices have sent dividend yields soaring, but many companies may be forced to suspend or even trim dividends [...]

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Don’t Try to Time the Market

What a month it’s been!  Before we get into some portfolio construction thoughts, we would like to remind you of one of Warren Buffet’s famous quotes: ‘Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.’ — Warren Buffett We realize this is easier said than done. But if the global economy (and [...]

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Federal Reserve Becomes Buyer of Last Resort

By Jason Giordano, Director, Fixed Income, Product Management, Indexology Blog In a previous blog, we discussed the U.S. Federal Reserve’s initial responses to the current market volatility and resultant dislocations. In short, dropping rates to 0% and adding over USD 1 trillion to the funding markets did little to abate the severity of the situation. In an effort [...]

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Variations in REIT Sectors – Time to Go Defensive

By Qing Li, Director, Global Research & Design, Indexology Blog As of March 20, 2020, COVID-19 has disrupted the global economy, resulting in a 32% drawdown in the S&P 500® (total return) from its all-time high. The Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Total Return Index, which is traditionally more defensive, also plummeted 42% from its peak. However, the responses within [...]

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ETF 106: Debunking Fixed Income Myths

By VanEckGlobal Fixed income ETFs can offer investors an efficient and easily accessible vehicle to the bond market however, there are a series of misconceptions that surround fixed income ETFs, making due diligence a pivotal component of an investor’s journey. ETF 101: Understanding the Basic ETF 102: The Inner Workings of ETF Creations and Redemptions [...]

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How Do You Compare ETFs?

In today's roiling markets, ETF due diligence takes on new significance.

 

Alpha's Not Dead

Like punk rock, alpha is very much alive. 

 

Daily ETF Fund Flows For March 25, 2020

Here are the daily ETF fund flows for March 25, 2020.

 

ETF League Table As Of March 25, 2020

Here are all the U.S. ETF issuers and their daily asset flows.

 

Direxion Ratchets Down Geared ETFs

The issuer is closing some ETFs and changing the leverage exposure on others.

 

More Investors Are Paying Close Attention to Active ETFs

Actively managed exchange traded funds have been overshadowed by their passive index-based peers, but more investors are beginning to consider the strategies and benefits behind these active products.

 

Demand Risk is Keeping Commodities Down, But Will it Last?

With oil plummeting the way it has been on fears of lessened demand due to the coronavirus outbreak and the Saudi Arabia-Russia price war, it can be a slippery slope when it comes to investing in commodities.

 

A Corporate Bond ETF Due to be in the Limelight

With the Federal Reserve pledging to buy billions of dollars worth of investment-grade corporate bonds, an effort that will be managed by BlackRock, the iShares iBoxx US$ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD A-) is among the ETFs likely to be in the limelight over the near-term.

 

JP Morgan Expert Expects 2021 Market to Hit New Highs

If investors can deal with the temporary pain now, it sets them up nicely for some future gains down the road, particularly for U.S. equities–of course the question at this point is when? Market experts like Dubravko Lakos-Bujas, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan, posits that the stock market can recover from the steep drop-off to record highs early next year.

 

Mind the Momentum When It Comes to Markets

Using a multi-factor strategy in the current market landscape could help investors identify opportunities, but if you’re looking to drill down to one factor, momentum shouldn’t be forgotten. In today’s volatility, when markets can move quickly with speed, it’s also important to mind the momentum.

 

Managed Portfolio Series files with the SEC-3 Tortoise ETFs

 

March 27, 2020--Managed Portfolio Series has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Tortoise Global Water ESG Fund
Tortoise North American Pipeline Fund
Tortoise Digital Payments Infrastructure Fund.

 

ALPS ETF Trust files with the SEC

 

March 27, 2020--ALPS ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

 

Alger ETF Trust files with the SEC-ActiveSharesSM ETFs

 

March 27, 2020--Alger ETF Trust has filed an application for exemptive relief with the SEC-ActiveSharesSM ETFs.

 

Legg Mason ETF Investment Trust files with the SEC-ClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG ETF and the ClearBridge Dividend Strategy ESG ETF.

 

March 26, 2020--Legg Mason ETF Investment Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
ClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG ETF
ClearBridge Dividend Strategy ESG ETF.

 

Northern Lights Fund Trust IV files with the SEC-5 Inspire ETFs

 

March 25, 2020--Northern Lights Fund Trust IV has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Inspire Global Hope ETF
Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF
Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF
Inspire 100 ETF
Inspire International ESG ETF

 
 
 

Cutting Your Losses: Tools for ETF Tax-Loss Harvesting

 

Three simple tools to help investors lock-in tax losses while staying invested

 

March 2020 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.

 

Feb. 2020 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for February 2020 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…

 

Evaluating Factor ETFs

 

Our new Factor Scorecard helps investors evaluate and compare competing ETFs

 

Jan. 2020 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.

 
 
 
 
 

Top 4 Home Improvement Stocks with Stimulus Checks on the Way

 

Stay & Home + Stimulus Checks = Check out top home improvement stocks like HD, LOW, FND & SHW. Read on for more… Take a moment to consider what people have been doing the past couple weeks.  The average person

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Rip Your Face Off Rally

 

Hooray! The S&P (SPY) soared 17.5% in just 3 days. But why did the market falter on Friday? And what happens next week? Read on for the answers… (Enjoy the latest insights from the Reitmeister Total Return newsletter posted after

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Cannabis Stock Weekly Recap

 

We also saw the cannabis sector rally with the overall market. Companies such as ACB, IIPR, and CTST made significant moves It was another eventful week for the stock markets.  We saw a huge rally starting Tuesday when the plan

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Learning About the Markets While Social Distancing

 

Today’s featured article covers the S&P 500 (SPY), and reveals how you can learn about the markets while social distancing. Continue reading for all these important details. Many people’s lives have been turned upside down by staying at home or

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3 “Essential” Healthcare Stocks for the Times

 

Here are 3 uniquely attractive healthcare stocks in the midst of this ongoing health crisis: CVS, CPRX and MRNA. Full details below… Healthcare stocks have always been considered a safe haven in the midst of a bear market. Because no

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Markets watch: Hot reads – 30 March

 

Markets continue to cause uncertainty amid concerns around the long-term impact of the coronavirus, with some commentators even describing this as a trickier investment landscape compared to the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. In this environment, many questions remain for investors around issues such as the lasting economic impact of the coronavirus and how to play the rebound when it ...

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Fixed income ETFs suffer record $34bn outflows in three weeks

 

ETFs listed in the US and Europe suffered record redemptions worth $33bn in the first three weeks of March, according to a recent flows report from Société Générale. The global coronavirus outbreak prompted the financial market to nosedive in the final half of February and the majority of March which saw some asset classes suffer more than others. Fixed income ...

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Fed’s decision to buy ETFs throws up questions for the industry

 

The last time the Federal Reserve introduced measures such as these during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008 it stopped short of purchasing corporate bonds. However, this was not the case on Monday when the central bank announced an effectively unlimited quantitative-easing programme to support the ailing global economy. In an unprecedented move for the Fed, it plans to purchase exchange-traded ...

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Bond ETF discounts are no problem, Zenith and Lonsec say

 

Two of Australia’s most influential fund researchers have said bond ETF discounts are no threat and investors should keep calm and carry on. Coronavirus panic has sent global debt markets into freefall, causing many bond ETFs to trade on the ASX at a lower price – called a “discount” – than the funds they are a part of. The discounts ...

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Lyxor launches first climate change ETF suite

 

Lyxor has become the first issuer to launch an ETF suite that is designed to counter climate change. The four-strong ETF range will offer exposure to European, US, emerging markets and world equity exposures. The Lyxor MSCI USA Climate Change UCITS ETF (CLUS) and the Lyxor MSCI EM Climate Change UCITS ETF (CLEM) have been listed on Euronext in euros ...

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ETF.com’s Drew Voros Discusses Fed’s Bond ETF Purchases

ETF.com’s Drew Voros highlights ETF flows and discusses the Fed’s decision to purchase investment grade corporate bond ETFs.

 

Biotech Expert Brad Loncar Goes In-Depth on Coronavirus Treatments & Vaccines

Brad Loncar, biotech expert and CEO of Loncar Investments, explains why COVID-19 should be taken seriously and goes in-depth on the companies rapidly developing treatments and vaccines.

 

Biotech Expert Brad Loncar Goes In-Depth on Coronavirus Treatments & Vaccines

Biotech expert Brad Loncar explains why COVID-19 should be taken seriously and goes in-depth on the companies rapidly developing treatments and vaccines.  ETF.com’s Drew Voros highlights ETF flows and discusses the Fed’s decision to purchase investment grade corporate bond ETFs.

 

ETF Legend Reggie Browne on How ETFs Are Handling Market Downturn

Reggie Browne, ETF industry legend and Principal at GTS, goes in-depth on ETF trading, liquidity, and market structure during the recent, abrupt downturn.

 

WisdomTree’s Jeremy Schwartz Talks Market & Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Jeremy Schwartz, Global Head of Research at WisdomTree, discusses the market and economic impact of the Coronavirus and highlights several ETFs.

 

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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