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S&P 500 Continues Massive Run Higher, But for How Long?

By Alexander Voigt via Iris.xyz The S&P 500 was very volatile last week and at one point even looked like it was going to break down rather significantly. By the time we headed into the weekend, however, it had fully recovered as shown by the S&P 500 E-mini futures markets in the attached chart. By [...]

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The Second Best Performing Asset Since 1999

By Frank Holmes via Iris.xyz Last week the world got its first look ever at a black hole, one of those cosmic bodies so supermassive and powerful that not even light can escape its pull. These things literally destroy all matter that comes within their reach, making them the trash compactors of the universe. Some [...]

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How to Understand the Fed Balance Sheet

By Alex Dryden via Iris.xyz In brief The U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) has called a halt to the balance sheet reduction program earlier, and at a higher terminal level, than investors first anticipated. Bond purchases grew the assets of the balance sheet; however, it is liabilities that are constraining the Fed’s normalization plan. Going [...]

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Trump May Regret His Fed Takeover Attempt

By Patrick Watson via Iris.xyz Some things are too important to leave to politicians. One such thing: the money supply. That’s why the Federal Reserve is an independent agency, at least in theory. Presidents like this arrangement because it lets them disclaim responsibility when the Fed does something unpopular. But that only works if the president [...]

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The (Trade-Weighted) U.S. Dollar is Headed to All-Time High

By Ivan Martchev via Iris.xyz A lot of investors are looking for the U.S. dollar to go down, with the Federal Reserve being more or less on the sidelines, but it just keeps staying very firm and refuses to decline. Most investors look at the U.S. Dollar Index, which frankly is outdated. The U.S. Dollar [...]

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How To Approach Today’s Bond Market

Invesco's Tim Urbanowicz shares his insights on the fixed income market, including where he sees the biggest risks.

 

Where ETF Investors Putting Money To Work

We go under the hood on 2019 ETF asset flows and spot developing trends in investing. 

 

New Marijuana ETF Goes Live

The AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF is the second—and cheapest—marijuana ETF on the market.

 

Strong Case For Consumer Discretionary ETFs

The labor market and ongoing U.S. economic growth are good news for this sector.

 

iShares Adds iBonds Muni ETF

Investors can now do a 10-year ladder with iShares’ iBonds muni products.

 

New ETF Category for Traditional Investing Strategies

By Direxion

Once you move beyond plain vanilla passive indexes, ETF investing is about themes. Every ETF is built to reflect a particular slice of a market, allowing investors to participate in that theme in a cost-effective, liquid and transparent way. But investment themes run deep, and there’s only so much that one ETF can replicate.

 

Green Bonds and the Pathway to Sustainability

By William Sokol, VanEck Senior ETF Product Manager

In 2018, reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.S. National Climate Assessment provided at least two grim conclusions. First, climate change is already occurring and significantly impacting millions of people in the U.S. and around the world on a daily basis. This may include hotter temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events, or as is the case for many in the developing world, food and water shortages, displacement from their homes, or increases in infectious diseases. Second, if we are to meet the goal of limiting additional warming to 1.5⁰ Celsius above pre-industrial levels, unprecedented action must be taken immediately. Existing infrastructure is not equipped to handle the consequences of rising temperatures, and new technologies are needed for both mitigation and adaptation to this new reality.

 

Why This New Thematic ETF Could be a Winner

The universe of dedicated cloud computing exchange traded funds (ETFs) doubled in size with Tuesday’s debut of the Global X Cloud Computing ETF (CLOU n/a). CLOU, the latest addition to Global X’s growing suite of thematic ETFs, targets the Indxx Global Cloud Computing Index.

 

Smart Beta ETFs Are Not Created Equal

Smart beta or factor-based ETFs are growing in popularity as more money managers launch new products and more investors shift their money into these strategies. However, it is also important for investors to carefully select the right strategy for their investment portfolios.

 

Sell in May, and Go Away? Maybe At Least Rotate? or Hedge…

By Direxion

It’s that time of year again. The old adage “Sell in May and go away.”, commonly used by technical traders touts that traders should sell their stocks in May to avoid a seasonal market decline and buy them back sometime in the Fall. It’s important to make a distinction that traders are not always long-term investors. Many traders are looking for short-term action with high levels of volume. Let’s explore the opportunities.

 

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.

 
 
 

April 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for April 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 with…

 

Is My ETF Priced Right? Look at the Comps.

 

In real estate, buyers and sellers often look to “comps” to help determine a home’s value. Comps are usually an average price at which similar homes in the area have sold in the recent past. Since a home is most people’s largest investment, buyers are keen to get good value for their money. ETF investors…

 

March 2019 Sector SPDR Analyzer

 

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for March 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 with…

 

Beyond ETF Fees: Total Cost of Ownership

 

In the war for assets, many of the largest ETF issuers appear to be waging a fierce battle over fees, constantly “one-upping” each other by lowering costs. But even though fund expenses may be the most visible cost to investors, they are not the only costs. Sometimes they’re not even the biggest costs. Our new…

 

Stock Locator Enhanced with Mutual Fund Data

 

Reducing single-stock risk through diversification is one of the most important benefits delivered to investors by mutual funds and ETFs. Yet these funds often have exposure to a stock that can run well into double-digits, meaning that when the stock takes a big hit—say due to an earnings miss—investors in those funds are going to…

 
 
 

HANetf lists new Kuwait ETF on LSE

 

HANetf’s KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity UTICS ETF (KUW8) has now been listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in USD as well as GBP.

 

IndexIQ Merger Arbitrage ETF (MNA) hits USD1bn mark

 

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments Company and a leading provider of innovative investment solutions, proudly announces that the IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF (MNA) has surpassed USD1 billion in assets under management (AUM).

 

Global X to transfer CHIC ETF to NYSE Arca

 

Global X Funds, a New York based provider of exchange traded funds, is changing the primary listing exchange of the Global X MSCI China Communication Services ETF (CHIC). 

 

Brompton Funds announces ETF conversion date for European Dividend Growth Fund

 

Brompton Funds, the manager of European Dividend Growth Fund is to convert the fund into an ETF called Brompton European Dividend Growth ETF at the open of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on 23 April, 2019.  

 

Broadridge to acquire TD Ameritrade Retirement Plan custody and trust assets

 

Michael Libertore, Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions is to acquire the retirement plan custody and trust assets from TD Ameritrade Trust Company, a subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Company. 

 
 
 

US Dollar rallies, trades near a 2-week high

 

From Aaron Hankin: The U.S. dollar was holding near a two-week high on Friday, in a quiet session for currencies with most major U.S. and global exchanges closed for the observance of Good Friday. The ICE Dollar Index, DXY, +0.40%  a measure of

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Housing starts drop to a near 2-year low

 

From Andrea Riquier: The numbers: Housing starts were at a 1.14 million seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, the Commerce Department said Friday, 0.3% lower compared to February. It missed the MarketWatch consensus of a 1.225 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and

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How should investors value marijuana stocks?

 

From Tara Lachapele & Sarah Halzack: Cannabis growers have hardly any revenue and their product is still illegal in their most desirable market, the U.S. That’s not stopping investors and corporate giants from spending billions of dollars to take stakes in these companies.

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Which US airlines has the best and worst on time performance?

 

From Tomi Kilgore: Alaska Air Group Inc. ALK, +0.47% had the worst one-time performance in February among reporting marketing carriers, while Hawaiian Holdings Inc.HA, -0.52% had the best, according to the Department of Transportation’s “Air Travel Consumer Report” (ATCR). The average on-time arrival rate for

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Dow Jones Industrial Average is less than 1% away of its all-time closing high

 

From Mark DeCambre: The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday midday was at the doorstep of a record close. At last check, the blue-chip index was less than 1% from its Oct. 3 peak, up 0.4% at 26,564, compared with

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